November Table of Contents

November 2008

On the Cover
This month be sure to read our special report on memory cards and memory loss. Despite what you may think, you can recover “lost” images and we show you how, so the next time you’re in the field and this happens you won’t panic. Speaking of being in the field, we have a buyer’s guide on photo backpacks to help you select the right pack to accompany you on the road. In addition, we have a multitude of Test Reports ranging from D-SLRs to software to lenses. Our cover shot of model and actress Donna Feldman was shot by Patrick Ecclesine and appears in his book Faces of Sunset Boulevard. To see more of his captivating images, turn to page 107.


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

30 Digital Innovations
More Than Just Capturing The Image
by Joe Farace

44 A Primer On Memory Cards
Sometimes You Need A Memory Card Scorecard Before You Buy
by Jon Sienkiewicz

48 Memory Loss
“Don’t Panic…You Might Be Able To Get Those Images Back!”
by Jon Sienkiewicz

56 Photo Backpacks: The Best Way To Travel
Buying Tips & The New Crop
by Jack Neubart

62 Test Report: Tokina’s AT-X 535 PRO DX
A Fast, Constant Aperture Zoom
by Jack Neubart

70 Test Report: Epson’s Stylus Photo R2880
The New 13” Flagship Printer In The Epson Line-Up
by Jon Canfield

78 Test Report: Tamron’s SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro
A Digitally Optimized, Wide Aperture Pro-Grade Zoom With Close-Focusing Ability
by Peter K. Burian

84 Test Report: Three Olympus Zuiko Digital Lenses
14-35mm f/2 ED SWD, 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ED SWD, And 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED SWD
by Peter K. Burian

90 Test Report: Nikon’s D700 D-SLR
The Full-Frame March Continues
by George Schaub

112 Test Report: Leica’s Tri-Elmar 16-18-21mm f/4
Not A Zoom, But Three Focal Lengths In One
by Roger W. Hicks and Frances E. Schultz

118 Test Report: Nikon’s Capture NX 2
A Good Raw Editor Just Got Better
by Jack Neubart

126 Test Report: The Pentax K20D
A Rugged Enthusiast-Level D-SLR With The Highest Resolution In Its Price Category
by Peter K. Burian

134 Test Report: Corel’s PHOTO-PAINT X4
A Windows Photo Editor
by Anthony L. Celeste

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

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


36 Business Trends
Selling Stock Photography
by Maria Piscopo

142 Pro’s Choice
Francesco Tonelli Makes Food Pixellicious
by Jack Neubart


16 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

24 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

107 Dream Street
Patrick Ecclesine’s Sunset Project
by Barry Tanenbaum

144 Talking Pictures
Windows Of Ireland
by Colette Cannataro

146 Generation Gap
Film For Dad, Digital For Son, On A Costa Rican Excursion
by Daryl Hawk


10 Editor’s Notes
183 Trade Shows
183 Workshops