January Table Of Contents

January 2007

On the Cover
This month we're taking you directly to the show floor of photokina, the giant photo and imaging show held in Cologne, Germany, every two years. As you'll see, there is a lot of high tech, hot gear heading your way in 2007. For starters, expect to see super size sensors, wide format printers, and more new digital SLRs. And we're just getting started. Finally, for all the products that don't fit in anywhere else, be sure to check out our annual "Weird & Wonderful" report on page 126.

photokina Special Coverage

54 Digital SLR Cameras
by Peter K. Burian

58 Digicams: Integral Lens Digital Cameras--Anti-Shake, Higher Megapixel Counts, And Face Detection, Too
by Peter K. Burian

70 New Lenses For 35mm And Digital SLR Cameras: The D-SLR Lens Ship Comes In
by Peter K. Burian

90 Portable Storage
by George Schaub

90 Inkjet Papers
by George Schaub

96 Fine Art Printers
by George Schaub

102 Rangefinder Cameras: The Golden Age Is Upon Us
by Roger W. Hicks

104 Medium Format: "The Reports Of Its Death..."
by Roger W. Hicks

114 Large Format Cameras: A Rare Treat, And "Stitchers," Too
by Roger W. Hicks

117 Silver Halide Photography: Films, Papers, Chemicals, Darkroom, And More
by Frances E. Schultz

120 Lighting Highlights
by Ron Eggers

124 Really Useful Stuff: A Gathering Of Accessories & Items, With Something For Everyone
by Roger W. Hicks

126 Weird Stuff: Camera Condoms, Death Masks, Triple-Lens Reflexes, And Body Armor For Your D-SLR
by Roger W. Hicks

152 Bags, Cases, And Underwater Housings, Too
by Frances E. Schultz

157 Tripods And Camera Supports
by Frances E. Schultz


176 Business Trends
Update That Website--Now!
by Maria Piscopo


44 Digital Innovations
New Year's Resolutions
by Joe Farace


16 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

20 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

28 Pro Talk
Frans Lanting: Life On Earth
by Jay McCabe

32 Locations
Creative Seeing
by Rick Sammon

38 Picturing Concepts
The Photography Of Cary Wolinsky
by Rosalind Smith

194 One Final Thought
Cowboy In The Sky!
by Paul A. Hughes


175 Book Reviews
173 Contests
188 Digital Help
14 Editor's Notes
178 Help!
167 Trade Shows
167 Workshops