Digital Photography

Canon 6D Mark II Dynamic Range is a Big Disappointment

The first dynamic range tests of the new Canon 6D Mark II DSLR are trickling onto the Web, and one thing seems to be clear: the results are very …

Nikon D750

Depth of Field Preview Button Explained

Understanding the Depth of Field Preview Button<p>There’s a big possibility that you’ve seen this button before but you probably have no clue what it …

Photography

Alan Murphy’s 4 Practical Tips for Better Bird Photography

Growing up in London, England, Alan Murphy developed a fascination with birds at an early age. That enthusiasm followed him as he moved to the United …

Nikon D-series

The Curious Photographer's Bag

The best camera is the one you have with you, so why not bring a bunch? The gear in Addim Hawk’s bag is versatile enough for capturing beautiful …

Nikon D-series

HIGH ISO and Color Comparisons. Leica TL2, Leica SL, Sony A9.

<b>HIGH ISO Comparisons. Leica TL2, Leica SL, Sony A9.</b><p>Hey to all! Hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Today I did a few high ISO tests as I have …

Cameras

WHY CAMERA COMPANIES WANT YOU TO BE PERPETUALLY DISSATISFIED WITH YOUR CAMERA GEAR

GAS: Gear Acquisition Syndrome, a horrible disease that plague us all.<p>Let me be the first to say that I am afflicted with GAS. I’m never satisfied …

Digital Cameras

Summer: Cottages, Camping, and Photography

For those of us that do not have a cottage don't dispair, the key to getting access to one is a couple camera clicks away.<p>My family does own a …

Cameras

Why I Burned My Own Property and How I Photographed It

I was committed to burning my property. I know this sounds a bit crazy but we’re talking about a <i>prescribed burn</i>. My wife researched programs in our …

Nikon D-series

Lightroom CC 2015.12 arrives with bug fixes, new camera and lens support

Adobe has just launched Lightroom 2015.12, adding support for new lenses and cameras, including the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Nikon D7500, and Leica TL2. …

Cameras

4 Common Mistakes in Wildlife Photography and how to avoid them

Rating: 0 based on 0 Ratings<p>July 19, 2017 By Julian Rad<p>4 Common Mistakes in Wildlife Photography and How to Avoid Them www.sleeklens.com<p>Wildlife …

Photography

Europe's Newest Exoplanet Hunter Is Built From Five Stock Digital Cameras

MASCARA is cheap, flexible, and only requires off-the-shelf digital cameras.<p>The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has made the first successful observations with its latest exoplanet hunter, the MASCARA (Multi-site All-Sky CAmeRA) station in Chile. It is the second MASCARA station in the world, …

Digital Cameras

Ups & Downs of Photography - Point of View - Travel Photography Tips

In my last “Tips” post, I wrote about the “when” of photography, that is, when do you push the shutter button. Another important aspect of great …

Photography

Depth of field: What is it, and how it relates to photography

More people are taking an interest in photography and capturing images than ever before. So it stands to reason that many would be learning more …

Photography

Landscape Photography is Not So Bad: You Will Not Fail

The largest single landscape print I have made to date is a ten-foot-wide panorama of the Painted Rock at Fort Irwin. Titled <i>A Thousand Words Fall</i> …

Nikon D-series

How to take a photo in manual mode on your smartphone – Gary explains

Most of the time when we snap a photo using our smartphones, we simply point and tap. All the different parameters are set automatically by the phone and we are used to accepting the results. Sometimes we might manually turn on/off HDR mode and maybe we will fiddle with the flash settings, but it’s …

Photography

How to Take Good Pictures: A non-photographer’s guide

The question of how to take good pictures is one that comes up frequently, regardless of skill level or the gear being used. We all want to take good …

Photography

SNAFU

"Situation Normal, All F**ed Up": a slang expression originating in the Marine Corps during WWII, according to Wikipedia. And of course it never …

Nikon D750

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Photography

Leica updated their CCD sensor upgrade pricing for the SL Typ 601 camera

With the recent price drop of the SL Typ 601 camera, Leica updated their CCD sensor upgrade pricing for that model (the upgrade is available for …

Cameras

Hasselblad X1D review

The compact Hasselblad X1D is a game changer in the world of medium-format photography.<p>The compact Hasselblad X1D is a game changer in the world of …

Cameras

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED Review

This large, chunky lens brings a bright f/1.4 aperture and a usefully wide angle 28mm together in an impressive looking combination. 28mm has long …

Nikon

Kenji leather case for Leica M10 camera

In a LeicaRumors post from March I covered several different half cases for the Leica M10 camera and a few weeks later I was contacted by Kenji …

Cameras

10 Photos that Capture Reflections in Unique Ways

Color, symmetry, and composition are just some of the great elements you can focus on when taking photos of reflections. For our recent Quest, we …

Nikon D-series

Tips for better Low Light Photography

We know that light is an essential ingredient to making good photographs. But when there is not very much light to work with, it can be a challenge. …

Photography

Peak Design EveryDay Backpack - Ideal for Car Photographers

If there is one way to identify a journalist at a car event or auto show, it has to be by the large backpack and/or hard-shell suitcases carrying …

Nikon D-series

Reflecting on the Leica M9 as a hiking camera while doing without By Morgan Trimble

<b>Reflecting on the Leica M9 as a hiking camera while doing without</b><p><b>By Morgan Trimble</b><p>For the past three months, I’ve been without my most-loved camera.</b> …

Digital Cameras

Timeless Elegance | Rangefinder

With minutes to go before this vintage-inspired wedding ceremony, New England-based photographer Rick Reade captured this bride in an unsuspecting …

Nikon D-series

Panning Tutorial for Action Photography

Ever wonder how folks manage to get great action shots where the background’s blurred in streaks but the subject is in focus? Hint: it’s not …

Tutorials

Report: Leica TL2 sales halted due to Visoflex viewfinder issue

One of the Leica authorized dealers in Europe posted on Facebook that the sales of the new Leica TL2 cameras have been halted due to some issues with …

Digital Cameras

How to choose the best digital camera for you

Snap happy.<p>Your smartphone can snap pretty good photos. But it's not a dedicated photography device, and that shows. Good news: You don't have to settle for any blurred, dark shots. Explore the host of dedicated digital cameras, and you'll enter a world of sharp focus, low noise, and optical zoom. …

Nikon D800