New Gear: September/October 2015

Check out the new photography gear and accessories making headlines

THREE NEW NIKKOR LENSES Nikon has introduced three new lenses, all featuring Nikon’s electromagnetic diaphragm for consistent exposures during high-speed shooting. For DX (APS-C) Nikon DSLR users, there’s the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm ƒ/2.8-4E ED VR (equivalent in field of view to 24-120mm on a full-frame camera), which provides focal lengths... Read more

Optics For Macro

Three ways to get closer to your subject

Want to try exploring the miniature worlds accessible through close-up photography? There are options for every budget, from premium lenses specially designed for macro work, to relatively inexpensive extension tubes and close-up lenses, or "diopters", that resemble optical filters and attach to the front of your lens. Here are the basics... Read more

Pro Light With Flash Modifiers

Use these key accessories to refine the output of your portable speedlights

Modern on-camera flashes are so powerful that many photographers are looking at them as a primary light source, and not just for events. Many of the advanced capabilities that used to be reserved for much more sophisticated and expensive lighting systems are now found in speedlights. Like traditional studio lighting, adding any of several light-modification... Read more

New Gear: July/August 2015

To ensure the colors in your print are the same as what you viewed on your monitor while processing your digital image, it’s important to calibrate your monitor.

dp0 QUATTRO Sigma‘s dp0 Quattro is the fourth model in the compact Quattro series, and features the widest angle yet available in a Quattro model: a 14mm ƒ/4 (21mm 35mm equivalent). The dp0 Quattro is built on an updated Foveon Quattro sensor that, like previous Foveon sensors, uses green-, red- and blue-sensitive layers, resulting in highly... Read more

New Gear: May/June 2015

Canon’s 5DS and 5DSR, an ultrawide zoom for full-frame from Tamron, Samsung’s NX500, the latest Art lens from Sigma, and several more new photo accessories

CANON EOS 5DS/5DS R Now providing an affordable alternative to a medium-format camera, Canon has developed the EOS 5DS and 5DS R models, which offer the highest resolution of any 35mm DSLR, to date. Both the 5DS and 5DS R use a 50.6-megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 processor, allowing quick 5 fps continuous shooting to capture the... Read more

New Gear: March/April 2015

Canon’s new EF 100-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, Sony’s 4K Action Cam, Seagate’s super-slim Seven portable drive, and more

CANON EF 100-400MM ƒ/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Canon has redesigned their compact super-telephoto zoom lens. Fully compatible with all EOS cameras, the EF 100-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens now utilizes a rotation zoom ring for exact adjustments and weight balance instead of the previous model’s push-pull zoom. With this is an improved zoom torque... Read more

Epson SureColor P600

Featuring a new pigment inkset with epson’s densest blacks yet, this may be the ultimate desktop printer for black-and-white

SPECIFICATIONS Max Width: 13 inches Roll Paper-Compatible: Yes Number Of Inks: 9 Monochrome Inks: 4 Ink Type: Pigment Minimum Droplet Size: 2 picoliters Dimensions (WxDxH): 24.2x32x16.7 inches (trays extended) Estimated Street Price: $799 It has been nearly 20 years since Epson debuted their first desktop photo printer, the Epson Stylus Photo, in... Read more

2015 Editors’ Choice Awards

Our annual collection of noteworthy gear and technology

HOLDFAST GEAR MONEY MAKER What appeals to me about HoldFast Gear‘s innovative Money Maker camera-carrying solution isn’t simply that you can have up to three cameras at the ready—awesome for event and wedding photographers­—but that you can also attach HoldFast’s Explorer Lens Pouch and Indispensable Wallet to carry lenses,... Read more

The Shutter Sisters’ Great Gear Guide

Handpicked Cameras, lenses and accessories

Gathering an arsenal of the right camera equipment is important to all photographers—hobbyists, amateurs and pros alike. But what’s included in each collection is as diverse and unique as the perspectives of those photographers. In other words, no two camera bags are alike. No one knows that quite like the community at Shutter Sisters. With... Read more

New Gear: January/February 2015

WESTCOTT OMEGA REFLECTOR A go-to tool for both natural light shooters and speedlight users, the Westcott® Omega Reflector™ utilizes a shoot-through window and multiple reflective surfaces to offer the results of a beauty dish, ring flash and traditional reflector. The Omega Reflector offers a one-stop diffusion panel, white surface for soft light, silver surface for Read more…

WESTCOTT OMEGA REFLECTOR A go-to tool for both natural light shooters and speedlight users, the Westcott® Omega Reflector™ utilizes a shoot-through window and multiple reflective surfaces to offer the results of a beauty dish, ring flash and traditional reflector. The Omega Reflector offers a one-stop diffusion panel, white surface for soft light,... Read more

New Gear: September/October 2014

COMPACT 4K SHOOTER With a 1-inch, 20.1-megapixel MOS sensor, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 is the first compact camera to also shoot 4K video. Offering a 4K MP4 format, as well as 1920x1080p in AVCHD or MP4, the FZ1000 can capture 8-megapixel still images from 4K video footage. The high-sensitivity sensor reduces noise at high ISO Read more…

COMPACT 4K SHOOTER With a 1-inch, 20.1-megapixel MOS sensor, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 is the first compact camera to also shoot 4K video. Offering a 4K MP4 format, as well as 1920x1080p in AVCHD or MP4, the FZ1000 can capture 8-megapixel still images from 4K video footage. The high-sensitivity sensor reduces noise at high ISO (the camera... Read more

Ready To Roam

Bags, gear and accessories to travel light without sacrificing photo capability

Travel light and be prepared. These are the keys to enjoying photography away from home. Whether your destination is across the country or around the globe, having the right mix of photo gear helps ensure you’ll return with awesome images. Here are some ideas for equipment and accessories to get you thinking about your next photo adventure. Along... Read more
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