May Table Of Contents

May 2008

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This month our focus is on black and white photography--from capture and conversion to processing and printing. We show you how to use film and digital technologies together to get the best of both black and white worlds. In addition, we have a plethora of Test Reports to further enhance your imaging. As an added bonus, we have a profile of master photojournalist Eli Reed on page 71.


40 Digital Innovations
On The Digital Road
by Joe Farace

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

54 Test Report: HP's Photosmart Pro B8850 Inkjet Printer A (More) Affordable
Pigment-Ink Option
by Jon Canfield

68 Classic Cameras
The Top 20 Cameras Of All-Time Countdown
by Jason Schneider

76 The Tools I Use
What's In My Gear Bag And Why
by Joe Farace

84 Software Show-Offs!
These Aren't Your Daddy's Slide Shows
by Anthony L. Celeste

100 Test Report: Canon's EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Lens
Open Your Eyes To Wider Perspectives
by Jack Neubart

102 Test Report: Wacom's Cintiq 12WX
Touch-Sensitive Screen, And More
by Jon Canfield

104 Test Report: Nik Software's Color Efex Pro 3.0
Forget Everything You Know About Photoshop Plug-Ins
by Joe Farace

108 Test Report: Kodak's Revised T-Max 400
A "Classic" Gets A Facelift
by Roger W. Hicks and Frances E. Schultz

112 Test Report: Extend The Limits Of Film Scanning
LaserSoft's SilverFast Multi-Exposure Increases Effective Dynamic Range
by David B. Brooks

122 Test Report: Nikon's D3
The New Pro Flagship "Full-Frame" D-SLR
by Steve Anchell


28 Pro's Choice
Jeff Smith Captures Interiors
by Jack Neubart

32 Business Trends
"Know Your Rights--Know The Price"
by Maria Piscopo

62 Sigma's Easy IR
The SD14 D-SLR As An Easy Access IR Image-Maker
by George Schaub

92 Get It Right...In The Camera
...And Save On "Post"-Processing Time
by Steve Bedell


12 Locations
A Natural Water World
by Efraín M. Padró

14 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

20 Talking Pictures
A Game Of Dominoes
by Jacqueline Véissid

24 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace


188 Digital Help
10 Editor's Notes
184 Help!
168 Workshops