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FAQs - What tripod
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FAQs - What tripod

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on July 11, 2011

Do I Really Need A Tripod? For most situations, yes, one really needs a tripod; even accepting that at times it is simply not possible to deploy it or take it with us -like in crowded public places.  A tripod not only forces one to slow down and check composition, but also sharpness largely depends on rock steady camera support, so it makes no sense to invest in the best camera body and good glass -for the maximum resolution and contrast one can afford- and then not plant it firmly. Read more...

Review: Think Tank Modulus Belt System and the Airport Addicted Bag
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Review: Think Tank Modulus Belt System and the Airport Addicted Bag

Jason Odell (DrJay32) on July 11, 2011

Most of the Nikonians I have met have a “dirty little secret”. We are bag junkies. While we can go on ad nauseum as to why a certain lens or camera is superior for a given application, we become baffled when confronted with how to store and transport our gear. Let’s face it, if there were a “perfect” bag solution out there, we’d all own it by now. Read more...

Review: Why Markins Ball Heads
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Review: Why Markins Ball Heads

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on June 24, 2011

The absolute sharpness of the landscapes and architectural images we admire has a lot to do with the rock steadiness of the camera while shooting. To obtain it, a sturdy tripod and an unmovable tripod head are a must. Having a ball head therefore meant to be at least halfway towards the professionals level in terms of camera support, adding to vibration reduction, ease of use in the field and equipment safety. Read more...

Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Guide
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Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Guide

Thomas Berg (twberg) on June 20, 2011

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This will not be a laboratory-style review but a blend of subjective report and tutorial. I intend to provide information and reliable hints as to avoid frustration by duplicating my mistakes; tailored to those who newly own this printer or seriously consider buying one. Read more...

Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 Model 272E Lens Review
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Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 Model 272E Lens Review

Paul Fisher (Paul_Fisher) on June 13, 2011

Since 1979, Tamron has produced 90mm macro lenses whose optical quality has rivaled the extraordinary Micro-Nikkors. Some photographers claim to have preferred the Tamron over the Nikkor because of its superior handling of out-of-focus areas ("Bokeh"). More recently, Tamron have introduced a range of “digitally integrated” Di lenses. Read more...

Lowepro Pro Roller X200 review by brian
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Lowepro Pro Roller X200 review by brian

Brian Tilley (briantilley) on May 4, 2011

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Lowepro’s Pro Roller x-Series was launched a year or so ago with a range of three differently-sized wheeled camera cases - the x100, x200 and x300 – to replace the earlier Pro Roller 1, 2 and 3 cases. This Nikonians review concentrates on the mid-sized x200 model, though many of the features described are common across the range. Read more...

Epson stylus pro 4900 review
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Epson stylus pro 4900 review

Ernesto Santos (esantos) on May 4, 2011

In the fall of 2010 Epson introduced the highly anticipated replacement of their very successful 17-inch model Stylus Pro printers. Going back to 2003 Epson began offering a 17-inch companion to their wide format 24 and 44 inch professional inkjet photo printers. Their first model in the 17-inch size was the 4000. Read more...

Lowepro Pro Roller X200 review
Accessories Reviews

Lowepro Pro Roller X200 review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner) on April 27, 2011

How many camera bags do you own? One, two, three, even? Although you may have your eyes firmly fixed on more bodies, lenses and gizmos, another bag may actually be just what you're looking for. The secret to photography is preparedness. Read more...

Markins M10 Whitepaper
Accessories Reviews

Markins M10 Whitepaper

Marsel van Oosten (Marsel) on April 23, 2011

An extensive user report of the Markins M10 ballhead. In pdf file format, 17 pages, 1.5 MB. A wealth of information right in front of you. Read more...

Lowepro podcast review - Street&Field modular system
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Lowepro podcast review - Street&Field modular system

Rick Walker (walkerr) on April 8, 2011

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In episode #138 of the Image Doctors podcast, Rick and Jason review the revised Lowepro Street and Field (S&F) modular system, a major update to a system that's been around since 1998. The S&F system is based on interchangeable components that enable a photographer to create a method for carrying their equipment in the field. It includes the option of a vest, harness, multiple types of belts, and a large number of cases. The cases available will hold lenses, grad filters, speedlights, camera bodies, and other miscellaneous components. Read more...

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