Susan McCartney  |  Aug 01, 2002  |  0 comments

My niece and keen amateur photographer Elizabeth Martin celebrated the coming of the new millennium on a mountainside near Katmandu, Nepal. She carried a backpack containing a Canon EOS Elan, 20 rolls of color print film, three pairs of wool socks, her...

Darryl C. Nicholas  |  Aug 01, 2002  |  0 comments

When taking a picture of an
object, the exact background is no longer as important as it once was
because we can now change it so easily in Photoshop. For example, #1 is
a picture I recently took of a vase that I was preparing to offer...

Jay McCabe  |  Aug 01, 2002  |  0 comments


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Peter K. Burian  |  Aug 01, 2002  |  0 comments

Just as few people actually need a luxury car for transportation, they feel that getting there with impeccable performance in elegance and style greatly enhances the experience. For the same reason, some photographers own one of the luxurious titanium or other alloy-bodied lens/shutter 35mm cameras with...

Peter K. Burian  |  Aug 01, 2002  |  0 comments

Ask any group of professional sports or wildlife photographers to name their favorite lens, and most will mention a "fast" 500mm f/4 model with internal focusing and low dispersion glass elements. Ideal in many respects, such lenses offer several advantages.

The Editors  |  Aug 01, 2002  |  0 comments

Held in even years, photokina is organized by KolnMesse GMBH in cooperation with the Photographic Industry Association. This "World of Imaging" is being held from Wednesday, September 25th to Monday, September 30, 2002, in Cologne, Germany. This year more than 1600 exhibitors from 45 countries will...

Peter K. Burian  |  Aug 01, 2002  |  0 comments

Like many manufacturers, Pentax is constantly striving to upgrade their SLR cameras. At this year's PMA show, Pentax released the new ZX-L, called MZ-6 in other countries. This mid-range model benefits from some of the technology developed for the...

Jack Hollingsworth  |  Aug 01, 2002  |  2 comments

This column was going to be about something else. The idea was originally to talk about day trips in Europe, but as I started choosing photos to illustrate the subject and taking notes on the equipment I'd used, it occurred to me how few lenses I...

Peter K. Burian  |  Aug 01, 2002  |  0 comments

Although Nikon is best known for professional SLR cameras like the F5 and F100, they sell far more of the entry-level and mid-range models. That's understandable, because such cameras are more compact, simpler to operate, and priced to suit the...

George Schaub  |  Aug 01, 2002  |  0 comments

Although we don't ordinarily review point-and-shoot 35s in Shutterbug, we were tempted to check out the new Minolta Freedom Zoom because of its autofocusing system. Minolta, as you might know, was a pioneer of AF technology with the Maxxum SLRs.