A Few Moments with the Leica CL Hands On First Look

A perfect travel camera, with a typical Leica price
Much like the outdoor sports products I review on other publications, I can usually and accurately tell how much I’m going to enjoy a product within a few minutes. That important first impression is set when I push the pedals on a ride, pull on a pair of winter tights, or snap pics with a new camera. And, the Leica CL impressed me just like their... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Going Farther, Getting Lighter

When you make your living shooting sports and travel assignments, you need a camera that’s light, fast, accurate and creates the high-quality images your clients demand
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-40mm F/2.8 PRO, 40mm, 1/100 sec., ƒ/2.8, ISO 400 For sports and travel photographer Paul Morrison, the ability to capture stunning images with the smallest camera system possible is a big advantage. “For sports and for travel,” he says of the Olympus OM-D system, “the size and weight are... Read more

RED WEAPON Of Choice

With the 8K camera in hand, Vincent Laforet can time-travel to the past and see the future of photography
RED WEAPON
Photography, as we know it, is about to change. The much-promised convergence of photographic and videographic cameras has arrived, thanks to professional-grade 4K cameras and their cinema glass. Instead of shooting 8 or 10 or 20 fps, a photographer can shoot at 30 fps or even 60 fps and pull out high-res images. Imagine the kind of cameras we will... Read more

Upgrading Your Kit Doesn’t Have To Cost A Fortune

Building a kit for photography can be very expensive, with the costs of high-end DSLRs, specialist lenses, and high quality accessories all adding up. Don’t let this put you off though—there are ways to minimize the cost of expanding and upgrading your setup.
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Building a kit for photography can be very expensive, with the costs of high-end DSLRs, specialist lenses and high-quality accessories all adding up. Don’t let this put you off, though—there are ways to minimize the cost of expanding and upgrading your setup. Forget New. Go ‘Like New’ Buying new may seem appealing, but it isn’t necessary—you... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: John Sterling Ruth

When you’re hanging from a car barreling down the highway at 70 mph, you need a camera you can depend on
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
A typical day for commercial photographer and Olympus Visionary John Sterling Ruth finds him hanging out of a car window, hurtling down a deserted road at 70 mph, while photographing a semi-truck barreling alongside him. For Ruth, who has been a photographer for more than 30 years and has clients including Mack Trucks, Volvo, Penske and International... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Lighter And Better

The small size of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, combined with its high resolution and industry-leading image stabilization, make it the perfect choice for landscape photography.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F/4.0 IS PRO, 1/60 sec., ƒ/20, ISO 200, 13mm focal length When you’re setting out on a 10-day backcountry trip to capture an iconic landscape photo, you need to have the right gear with you—but you also need to pay attention to every ounce in your pack. “You have no control over... Read more

Shooting The Outdoors Doesn’t Have To Cost You A Fortune

Consider the advantages of purchasing second-hand gear through reputable dealers
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Building a kit for nature photography can be very expensive, with the costs of high-end DSLRs, telephoto lenses, durable and weatherproof accessories all adding up. Don’t let this put you off though — there are ways to minimize the cost of expanding and upgrading your setup. Forget New, Go ‘Like New’ Buying new may seem appealing, but it isn’t... Read more

Eclipse Photography For The Procrastinator

What to do next week when the sun is entirely hidden
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Photo courtesy of NASA In case you missed it, the solar eclipse is on Monday, August 21, 2017, and I don’t even have glasses yet. So I’ll probably wear a pinhole camera box on my head, but I have a nice camera kit from Canon, the EOS 5D Mark IV, and maybe should at least try to get a shot. I’m based in Seattle, and we’re on 92% of the totality... Read more

Sony a9: High Speed For Photographers With High Standards

World traveler Ira Block is thrilled to harness the Sony a9’s speed and responsiveness in an inconspicuous package
Ira Block Sony a9
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks 2017, shot with the Sony a9 from the west looking east. The NY Life Insurance building is on the left and the Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower is on the right. Within minutes of picking up the new Sony a9, globetrotting photographer Ira Block knew something was different. He was holding in his hands a game changer of... Read more

Medium Format Cameras

The photographer’s secret weapon in the era of film is seeing a resurgence today.
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[Updated August 25th, 2016] Medium format cameras once were the chosen tool of every studio photographer.  At a certain point in a photographer’s studio career, they would graduate to medium format work, and their 35mm gear would be relegated to on-location shoots, scouting and travel work. The digital photography era took some of the shine off of... Read more

The Resolution Of Imaging

Today’s cameras, lenses, printers and scanners are sharper, more detailed and better than ever

Photographic purists often will remind digital photographers that even the most modest piece of 35mm film can outperform digital photography when it comes to resolution. Film, they argue, has as much detail as somewhere between a 100-megapixel and 200-megapixel sensor, depending on how exactly you convert the resolving power of film’s chemical process... Read more

Don Smith Made The Switch

A sports shooter turned landscape photographer, Don Smith’s switch to Sony mirrorless cameras was, like his entire career, all about the light.

Don Smith has always been an early adopter of the best new technologies. In 2002, as a working sports photographer, he invested in the first widely available, reasonably affordable DSLR—the Canon EOS D30. In recent years, having traded sports for landscapes, Smith made another big switch—from a bulky DSLR to the next big thing: the Sony A7 line... Read more
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