May Table Of Contents

May 2010

May CoverOn The Cover
This month is our digital camera test special and we have in-depth reports on the latest offerings to hit the market, including Canon’s EOS-1D Mark IV, Leica’s M9, Nikon’s D3S, Pentax’s K-x, and Sony’s Alpha A550. Digital cameras aside, we explore why you should be using Facebook to market your work. Steve Bedell shares his strategies for success using the social-networking site. Additionally, you may be surprised to learn that Maynard Switzer, our travel columnist, prefers using prime lenses for his travels. He shot our cover image in Cuba with a “pancake” lens. To find out why it’s prime time when he travels, see his column on page 30.


40 Digital Innovations
Innovative Products For May
by Joe Farace

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

54 Buying Smart
WARNING: Read This If You Use SD Cards!
by Jon Sienkiewicz

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

70 Facebook For Photographers
Social Networking As A Marketing Tool
by Steve Bedell

76 In Brief: Museo Silver Rag
A Photographer’s Printing Paper
by George Schaub

86 Test Report: The Pentax K-x
What’s Black And White And Red And Blue All Over?
by Joe Farace

114 Test Report: Canon’s EOS-1D Mark IV
An EOS Evolution
by Joe Farace

122 Test Report: The Leica M9
A “Full-Frame” Digital Leica M
by Jason Schneider

124 Test Report: Sony’s Alpha A550
14.2 Megapixels And Built-In HDR
by George Schaub

146 Test Report: Nikon’s D3S
A Speedy, Full-Frame D-SLR
by George Schaub

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


58 Business Trends
Does An HD Video-Capable D-SLR A Video Business Make?
by Maria Piscopo


10 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

20 Student Union
Profiles Of The Up And Coming
by Jay McCabe

24 Talking Pictures
“Cincinnati Under Attack!”
by Dave Marx

26 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

30 On The Road
Prime Time
by Maynard Switzer

110 Big Difference
Dave Black’s Ideas For Impact
by Barry Tanenbaum


8 Editor’s Notes
152 Trade Shows
153 Workshops