August Table Of Contents

August 2008

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This month we have a vast array of pro portrait lens options, everything from wide to tele to mid-range. We also have field tests on some of the hottest optics on the market: a PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D, two Sigma fisheyes, and four Leica Summarits. Speaking of tests, we also examine Sony's Alpha D-SLR trio, Epson's Stylus Photo R1900, and HiTi's S420 dye sub printer. In addition, we're down to the final five in our top 20 cameras of all-time countdown.


28 Digital Innovations
10 Years Of Digital Innovations
by Joe Farace

38 Roundup
Covering The Photo Beat
by C.A. Boylan

62 In Brief
Epson's Stylus Photo R1900
by John Blackford

68 Test Report: Western Digital's My Book Studio Edition II
Backing Up Is Easy To Do
by Jon Canfield

70 In Brief
Lowepro's Fastpack 250
by George Schaub

94 Test Report: Four New Summarits
First-Class Tools For The Working Photographer
by Roger W. Hicks and Frances E. Schultz

100 Test Report: Sigma's Fisheye Duo
The Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM & 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM (Motor-In) Lenses
by George Schaub

104 Test Report: PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED
A Pro Perspective Control Lens
by George Schaub

108 Test Report: Tokina's AT-X 107 AF DX Fisheye Zoom
It Keeps The Look Throughout The Zoom Range
by Jack Neubart

112 Test Report: A Trio Of Sony D-SLRs
The Sony A350, A300, And A200
by Peter K. Burian

126 Test Report: The HiTi S420 Dye Sub Printer
Compact Printer Handles Many Inputs For 4x6 Prints And More
by George Schaub

128 Output Options
by Jon Canfield

156 Classic Cameras
The Final Countdown
by Jason Schneider

184 Help!
Q&A For Traditional Photography
by Robert E. Mayer

188 Digital Help
Q&A For Digital Photography
by David B. Brooks


24 Business Trends
The Power Of Publicity
by Maria Piscopo

72 How Slow Can YOU Go?
A Simple Test To Check Your PSSI (Personal Stabilized Speed Index)
by Stan Trzoniec

84 Portrait Lens Options
Try More Than The Mid-Range Tele
by Steve Bedell

90 Return Of The Polaroid Transfer
A Tutorial In Smart Objects And Filter Effects
by Philip Andrews


10 Talking Pictures
Just A Couple More Moves!
by Cheryle Battrum

14 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

20 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

46 Locations
Big City Butterflies
by Jack Neubart

54 Student Union
Profiles Of The Up And Coming
by Jay McCabe

56 Passport
Back Story
by Jack Hollingsworth

81 Brides In Trees
Cliff Mautner's Location-Driven Wedding Photography
by Barry Tanenbaum

86 Along The Campaign Trail
The Political Beat With Photojournalist David Burnett
by Rosalind Smith


124 Book Reviews
173 Contests
8 Editor's Notes
167 Trade Shows
168 Workshops