February Table Of Contents

February 2011

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This month we have exclusive reports from photokina, the worldwide photo trade show. While we couldn’t cover all of the new products and innovations displayed at photokina, we did bring you the 2011 product highlights in cameras, lenses, lighting, tripods, accessories, and bags. Plus, we take a look at what’s on the tech horizon.


34 Digital Innovations
Magical Monochrome Manipulations
by Joe Farace

38 Classic Cameras
Norman Goldberg’s Camcraft Motor For Leica
by Mukul Dube with Donald Goldberg

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

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

56 photokina Follow-Up
Paper, Processing And Companies Present And Past
by Roger W. Hicks and Frances E. Schultz

72 Test Report: Sony’s alpha a55 D-SLT
A New Twist On Design In A 16MP Camera
by George Schaub

84 Test Report: The Phase One 645DF
Medium Format Muscle
by Joe Farace

98 Test Report: The Olympus E-5
Welcome To Four Thirds Heaven
by Joe Farace

112 Serious Compacts
“Second Cameras” Even Pros Can Love
by Jon Sienkiewicz

118 Test Report: New Canon CanoScan 9000F & SilverFast
An Ideal Flat-Bed Scanner & Software For Photo Enthusiasts
by David B. Brooks

154 In Brief: Hahnemühle’s Bamboo FineArt InkJet Paper
Warm Tone, Matte Surface, Quiet Mood
by George Schaub

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


26 Pro’s Choice
Bil Zelman Shapes His Light
by Jack Neubart

126 RGB 2 B+W
Conversion Strategies For Tonal Control
by George Schaub

130 Black And White: Digital And Silver Combined
An Interview With Eric Luden
by Steve Bedell


10 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

18 Talking Pictures
The Tree
by Greg Viebranz

20 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

134 Playtime
by Barry Tanenbaum

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


8 Editor’s Notes
160 Trade Shows
161 Workshops