January Table Of Contents

On The Cover
While we don’t offer a formal “Buyer’s Guide” for this time of year we thought we’d bring you a host of gift ideas that (only) a photographer might love, including tripod heads, tabletop tripods, and the always popular gimbal mounts. And for good measure we mixed in a roundup of today’s most fashionable camera bags aimed at the distaff side and a trio of cameras that cover the gamut from advanced amateur to semipro.


48 Digital Innovations
Useful Office & Studio Accessories
by Joe Farace

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

62 Digital Help
It May Not Be ACull After All
by David B. Brooks

70 Style And Function
Fashionable Shoulder Camera Bags
by Jack Neubart

78 Tabletop & Mini Tripods For D-SLRs
A Diverse Range Of Three-Legged Supports
by Jack Neubart

94 Tripod Heads: A Buyer’s Guide
Match To Your Shooting Needs
by Jack Neubart

112 Gimbal Heads
An Essential Long Lens Accessory
by Jay Miller

120 Test Report: Canon EOS Rebel T3
A Rebel For The Less Rebellious
by Joe Farace

124 Test Report: Nikon D5100
A Lightweight, 16MP APS-C D-SLR
by Jack Neubart

126 Test Report: Olympus Pen E-P3
Is It An M9 For The Rest Of Us?
by Joe Farace

164 Buying Smart
New Life For Favorite Old Lenses
by Jon Sienkiewicz

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


36 Business Trends
Building Business In The New Year
by Maria Piscopo


14 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

22 Talking Pictures
Old Wooden Boat
by Carita H. Aarnio

26 Web Profiles
Great PhotoSites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

30 On The Road
Available Light
by Maynard Switzer


12 Editor’s Notes
34 In Memoriam
152 Trade Shows
152 Workshops