10 Accessories To Choose And Use
Filters, field storage, tripods, cleaning kits and more—the essential items for a digital photographer
The moment you're running out of room on your memory card in the middle of the Sequoia National Forest isn't the time to start thinking about getting a portable hard drive—especially when the light and the weather is perfect and you're missing some great shots!
Cool Gear: Whats On TV?
Apple’s new multimedia player streams the photos, music and movies on your computer to the comfort of your living room
All the media we used to shelve around the house—photo albums, movies and music—are increasingly finding a home on our computers. It’s convenient to have everything stored digitally and in one place, but you probably spend a lot of time in front of your computer already, and wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy your photos and entertainment media in the living room instead of the office?
Toolbox: Photo Filters
They may seem like old tech for the digital photographer, but traditional photo filters are still important photography tools
One of the fastest, easiest ways to improve your digital photography is to understand and use traditional filters. Yes, imaging software can simulate the effects of some traditional photo filters, but this isn't ideal. Applying digital filters means spending a lot more time in front of a computer and less time behind the lens. As a general rule, there's no good digital substitute for capturing the image as you envision it right from the start. That's why filters are so important for all photographers. They help us to capture better digital files, making our editing work faster and more successful.
Cool Gear: Mitsubishi PK20 Pocket Projector
Getting a big, bright image has never been so small
What fits in the palm of your hand, fills a 60-inch diagonal screen with a digital image at SVGA resolution and weighs in at just about one pound? The very cool Mitsubishi PK20 Pocket Projector. It's a DLP projector that uses eight LEDs to work its magic. The LEDs have a rated life of 10,000 hours (that's just about forever in dog years) and fully utilize Texas Instrument's Digital Light Processing technology to make the most of your digital images. DLP projectors, if you don't know, use an array of DMD (Digital Micro-Mirrors), each of which represents a single pixel. At the present time, it's the best image-display technology available.
Nikon Introduces Affordable 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens
MELVILLE, NY, MARCH 5, 2007 - Nikon Inc. (www.nikondigital.com) today introduced the new 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor lens - a new compact telephoto zoom Nikkor lens that offers Nikon's exclusive Vibration Reduction technology in a high-powered 3.6x zoom lens. Engineered exclusively for use with Nikon's DX format digital SLR cameras, including the D80, D40 and recently announced D40x, this new lens approximates the picture angle characteristics of an 82.5-300mm lens on a 35mm film SLR camera.
Three New Canon LCD Projectors Feature 1.6X Zoom Lens
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 21, 2007 - In an age when vivid, big-screen image display has become so essential to business, education, and many other fields, Canon has once again increased the price-performance impact of its affordable LV Series of LCD-based Multimedia Projectors. Three new compact, feature-packed models- the LV-7265, LV-7260, and LV-X7 Multimedia Projectors- all deliver bright, high-quality XGA images, and provide users with a stellar blend of an extremely short throw distance, and a powerful yet versatile 1.6x Canon wide-angle zoom lens.
Cool Gear: Novoflex Photo Survival Kit
This modular tripod kit is versatile and compact and will make an immediate improvement in your photography
No one, and I mean no one, likes to carry a tripod, but at the same time, there's no single tool that can improve your images as much as using a tripod regularly. No matter how fast a shutter speed you use, your pictures will be sharper, crisper and clearer if you put the camera on a tripod. Period.