August Table Of Contents

August 2006

On the Cover
This month our focus is on optics. Aside from Test Reports on the newest optics, we share with you the two must-have lenses for pro portrait photographers and explore the use of PC lenses for panoramas. In addition, we show you how to get up close from far away with our long focal length macro lens roundup. Finally, be sure to check out our in-depth Test Report on the Canon EOS 30D.


38 Longer Focal Length Macros
Get Up Close From Far Away
by Stan Trzoniec

44 First Look: Digital Camera
Sony's Alpha A100
by Peter K. Burian

60 Test Report: Digital Camera
Canon's EOS 30D
by George Schaub

64 Test Report: Lens
Olympus' Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5 Macro And Macro Flash
by Jack Neubart

70 Test Report: Lens
Canon's EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
by Joe Farace

78 Test Report: Lens
Tamron's SP AF180mm F/3.5 Di LD (IF) 1:1 Macro
by Jason Schneider

84 Test Report: Lenses
Zeiss Ikon Lenses
by Roger W. Hicks & Frances E. Schultz

88 Test Report: Color Management
The New ColorVision PrintFIX PRO
by David B. Brooks

92 Test Report: Lighting
Bowens' Esprit Gemini Flash System
by George Schaub

158 Roundup: New Products
Covering The Photo Beat
by C.A. Boylan

160 Digital Innovations
Trying To Be Your Best
by Joe Farace


26 Business Trends
Corporate Event Photography
by Maria Piscopo

30 Perspective Control (PC) Lenses For Panoramas
Not Just For Architecture Anymore
by Joseph A. Dickerson

34 A Pro's Two Fixed Focal Length Portrait Lenses & The Six Reasons He Owns Them
Only For The Not Ready For Full-Frame Players!
by Steve Bedell

56 Time Travel
Using Still Images To Imply Motion
by Jim Zuckerman


12 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

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

22 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

46 (Un)Natural Wonders
Rob Atkins Captures The Passing Scene
by Barry Tanenbaum

53 Where The Sky Meets The Sea
The Photography Of Alison Shaw
by Rosalind Smith

94 Passport
Another Country
by Jack Hollingsworth

96 Locations
Post Cards From The Freezer
by Rick Sammon


154 Contests
172 Digital Help
10 Editor's Notes
168 Help!
148 Trade Shows
149 Workshops