August Table Of Contents

August 2010

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This month our focus is on lenses and we have tips and reviews that cover the optical gamut, from fisheyes to teles to super-wide zooms. Lenses aside, we also have expert advice on how to properly protect your gear, which will certainly come in handy if you decide to take the RV digital darkroom challenge of writer Art Rosch, who currently resides in a 38-foot motorcoach. Finally, we have the results from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards, which feature the best imaging products of 2010 as voted on at the TIPA General Assembly.


30 Digital Innovations
Tools Of The Trade
by Joe Farace

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

46 Buying Smart
by Jon Sienkiewicz

56 Classic Cameras
More Greatest Cameras Of All Time
by Jason Schneider

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

82 Test Report: Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Zoom
Ultra-Wide For FX, Moderate Wide For DX Nikon D-SLRs
by George Schaub

92 Test Report: Tamron’s 17-50mm F/2.8 Lens
A Constant Aperture, Image Stabilized Zoom
by Jack Neubart

102 Test Report: Carl Zeiss’ Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 And Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8 Lenses
Open Wide, Wider Still…That’s It!
by Joe Farace

112 Test Report: Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens
A Fast, Constant Aperture Zoom With Vibration Reduction
by Stan Trzoniec

120 TIPA Awards 2010
Technical Image Press Association Results

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


70 Business Trends
Model Releases
by Maria Piscopo

76 Pro’s Choice
Tony Arrasmith’s Convincing Composites
by Jack Neubart

126 Fisheye Facts & Fantasies
Get The Most From Fisheye Lenses
by Jack Neubart

130 The Digital Challenge
Protecting Images And Gear On The Road
by Jim Zuckerman

134 Protect Your Cameras And Lenses
Important Tips From World Travelers
by Roger W. Hicks


12 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

20 Talking Pictures
What’s A Little Water?
by Bruce Birch

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

26 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

118 Book Reviews
Latest Photo Books Reviewed
by C.A. Boylan

138 Sam Gray, Master Photographer
Classic Style And Technique
by Steve Bedell

167 The RV Digital Darkroom
Takin’ It On The Road
by Art Rosch


10 Editor’s Notes
160 Trade Shows
161 Workshops