December 2012 Table Of Contents

On The Cover
In this issue we present lab and field tests on a variety of digital cameras, including the Nikon D800, Pentax K-01, Sony A57 SLT, Olympus OM-D, and Canon Rebel T4i. We also have studio tests of two light modifiers, plus a fascinating look at some user collectible panoramic cameras. And, be sure to read this month’s Business Trends feature on marketing your images!


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

60 Digital Innovations
Stocking Stuffers
by Joe Farace

68 Classic Cameras
User Collectible Panoramic Cameras
by John Wade

92 Field Test: The Nikon D800
Big Camera, Big Files, Big Image Quality
by Joe Farace

110 The Pentax K-01
It’s A Hybrid But Not A Prius
by Joe Farace

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

Image Tech

78 Olympus OM-D
Lab Test Results & Comments
Edited by George Schaub

84 Sony A57 SLT
Lab Test Results & Comments
Edited by George Schaub

88 Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Lab Test Results & Comments
Edited by George Schaub


124 Graslon Speedlight Lighting Modifiers
It’s All Done With Mirrors
by Joe Farace

160 Larson’s Larry Peters 16x60 Light Bender
A Uniquely Shaped Softbox
by Steve Bedell

168 Photogenic PL5R-Fresnel
A Special Purpose Light Modifier
by Steve Bedell


32 Business Trends
Marketing Your Work
by Maria Piscopo

44 Pro’s Choice
Donald Graham Makes Eye Contact
by Jack Neubart


16 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

24 Talking Pictures
Almost Walked Away…
by Pete Jacovino

28 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

130 Book Review: Life In Color
National Geographic Photographs

132 A Book In The Making In Wyoming
A Photo Story Of Three Ranches
by Lou Jacobs Jr.

136 Long Light
Michael S. Miller Takes It Slow
by Barry Tanenbaum

140 Bruce Dreisbach’s Photographic Record
A Treasure Of Images From A Pennsylvania Town
by J. Michael Krivyanski

144 At The Harn Museum: Photography From The Interwar Period
The Modern Impulse Explores The Radical Social And Artistic Developments In Europe And America Between World War I And World War II


14 Editor’s Notes