Table Of Contents April 2007

April 2007

On the Cover
Big news this month on the digital camera front: The Nikon D40 has broken the $600 barrier and a Leica legacy goes digital! To learn more about the Nikon D40 and the Leica M8 be sure to read our in-depth Test Reports. Aside from our reports on the latest and greatest gear, Mike Endres explains how to photograph the aurora borealis and Anthony Celeste ponders whether JPEG is still a viable option.


36 Roundup: New Products
Covering The Photo Beat
by C.A. Boylan

40 Digital Innovations
A Plug-In Bonanza
by Joe Farace

56 The Case For JPEG
It's Not Just A Small Print And E-Mail Format
by Anthony L. Celeste

84 Test Report: Digital Rangefinder Camera
Leica's M8
by Jason Schneider

94 Test Report: Digital Camera
Nikon's D40
by George Schaub

98 Test Report: Lighting
Photoflex's LiteDome Kits
by Ron Eggers

104 Test Report: Projector
Epson's PowerLite 1715c Projector
by George Schaub

110 Test Report: Digital Camera
Fujifilm's FinePix S3 Pro UVIR
by George Schaub

118 Test Report: Rangefinder Camera & Lens
Voigtländer's Bessa R3M And 50mm f/2 Heliar Classic Lens
by Roger W. Hicks and Frances E. Schultz

128 Street Smarts
The Savvy Consumer's Guide To Pre-Owned, Collectible, And Vintage Cameras
by Jason Schneider

134 Classic Camera
The Canon F-1 35mm SLR
by Robert E. Mayer


32 Master Class
Life's Most Treasured Moments
by Monte Zucker

70 Business Trends
Fix Your Marketing Mix
by Maria Piscopo

74 Photographing Artwork Digitally
Setting, Shooting, And Post-Processing
by Larry Berman & Chris Maher

180 For The Love Of Photography
Don't Allow The Challenge Of A Disability Stop You From Making Great Pictures
by Ralph J. Adkins


14 Talking Pictures
Child's Innocence...
by Sara Zarrella

16 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

22 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

26 Passport
Face Value
by Jack Hollingsworth

63 Locations
Rust And Swollen Film
by David W. Shaw

66 The Mystery Of The Aurora Borealis
Capturing Nature's Light Show
by Mike Endres

80 Seeing Life Firsthand
The Photography Of Peter DaSilva
by Rosalind Smith


178 Contests
192 Digital Help
11 Editor's Notes
188 Help!
52 News & Notes
171 Trade Shows
171 Workshops