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Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Review
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Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Review

Josh Larkin (tonupbandit) on February 4, 2013

Josh Larkin has a whimsical way of making his reviews on products and experiences as a whole. Read his review of the Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens (from herein referred to as Sigma 17-50mm) and you will find yourself able to relate, learn, and be inspired through his process. With detailed examples, and sample shots, you’ll have the picture painted – clearly. Read more...

Profoto RFi Review
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Profoto RFi Review

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) on November 15, 2012

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Profoto has quickly become one of my favorite manufacturers of lighting equipment. More than other manufacturers, they seem to fully understand that lighting gear needs to be functional and durable while also producing amazing light. Profoto is highly regarded in the photo industry because photographers know they can rely on Profoto gear to deliver the best equipment and the best quality of light day in and day out. Read more...

Ilford Printer Paper Testing
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Ilford Printer Paper Testing

Dennis Owens (DennisOwens) on April 13, 2012

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Thanks to Nikonians and Ilford for asking/allowing me to review/test some very nice photo paper.  I hope my review and data will be helpful to not only Ilford, but also potential customers looking for great printing paper for their photos, both pros and home printing photographers. I am an American living in Germany with an Event & Studio Photography business.  Primarily, I shoot Equestrian sports, but I do not limit my self to a single sport or subject. Read more...

What is the best memory card for you?
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What is the best memory card for you?

Hayo Baan (hrbaan) on April 4, 2012

While at first this may seem like a silly question (just get the cheapest and fastest card available), choosing the card that's best for you is in fact not a straightforward thing... First there's size to consider. Bigger is better, right? Well, not particularly. Read more...

Ilford Galerie Prestige
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Ilford Galerie Prestige

Ernesto Santos (esantos) on April 3, 2012

Since 1879 Switzerland based Ilford has been at the forefront of photographic media development. Unlike some other pioneering photographic companies who have struggled to maintain a solid foothold in an industry that has been transformed in the last twenty years, Ilford continues to steadfastly produce fine quality photographic film and print paper. Read more...

Profoto D1 Studio Kit Review
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Profoto D1 Studio Kit Review

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) on April 2, 2012

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For more than four decades, Profoto has been manufacturing some of the highest quality lighting equipment known to the professional photography market. I had always heard that their gear was top-notch but it wasn’t until I actually tested Profoto’s newest product, the Profoto D1 Studio 3 Head Kit, that I really came to appreciate what fine lighting equipment can do for a photographer. Read more...

FAQs: What every photographer needs to know
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FAQs: What every photographer needs to know

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on April 1, 2012

What camera to buy? What film to use? What tripod or lens to choose? These questions haunt many photographers. Nikonians co-founder, J. Ramón Palacios, put together articles guiding you through the choice of equipment and listed them in this overview. Read more...

Markins Q20 ballhead review
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Markins Q20 ballhead review

Marsel van Oosten (Marsel) on January 16, 2012

A little bit of history: the M20 Seven years ago I wrote my first review on the Markins M10 ballhead. Shortly after that I upgraded to the M20, and I have been using it ever since. It is still in perfect working condition, and my guess is that it will easily outlive me. From the moment I turned pro a couple of years ago, the M20 has been used and abused almost daily in various ballheadhostile locations all over the planet. Read more...

EIZO ColorEdge CG245W Review
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EIZO ColorEdge CG245W Review

Marsel van Oosten (Marsel) on January 13, 2012

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My first serious computer monitor was a LaCie Electron Blue IV, an incredibly heavy, blue beast. It served me well for many years, until recently. It can no longer reach the desired brightness, so I had to start looking for an alternative. Read more...

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: 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

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...

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...

Markins M10 Whitepaper
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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...

Accessories Reviews

"L" Brackets for Ballheads

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on March 28, 2011

I'm not a fan of big, bulky cameras and the last thing I thought I'd want to do is add a bulky aluminum Arca-type L-bracket to one of my cameras. But then we saw the light. During the 2nd Nikonians Photo Adventure at Moab Utah, Nikonian Photo_phil showed us an L-bracket that he had crafted for his F100. After fighting clearance problems with my F100 and its single plate with the wide platform on my Gitzo G1348 tripod, I saw the L-bracket as a real convenience. Read more...

Tamron SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical (IF) Review
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Tamron SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical (IF) Review

Hendric Schneider (Hendric) on February 22, 2011

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For those who expect extraordinary photographic performance look for the Tamron SP lens. The SP designates it was delivered by engineers who are free to innovate in an uncommon atmosphere where optical performance comes before price. Read more...

Review Epson Stylus Pro 3880
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Review Epson Stylus Pro 3880

Ernesto Santos (esantos) on February 10, 2011

When I first heard that Epson was about to introduce a desktop printer in the 17 inch-wide category and after reviewing the specifications I was a little puzzled. At the time I owned Epson’s other 17 inch printer, the 4000 Stylus Pro. What made me skeptical was that the 4000 was the first and only (at the time) pro-line printer in the Epson line that allowed for both matte black and photo black inks to be installed simultaneously. Read more...

Review EPSON Stylus Photo R3000
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Review EPSON Stylus Photo R3000

Thomas Berg (twberg) on January 12, 2011

Sometimes, being a fellow Nikonian has sparkling advantages. I had the pleasure of attending an official hands-on presentation of the brand new Epson Stylus Photo R3000 printer and it is a pleasure to share my impressions with you. "Ah, yet another printer, move on, move on," you might think. Read more...

Epson Discproducer Disc Publisher (PP-100) Review
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Epson Discproducer Disc Publisher (PP-100) Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner) on December 29, 2010

The Epson Discproducer is a commercial strength CD-R and DVD-R Robot, which fully automates the task of copying CDs and DVDs from a master file held on computer and producing a set of copies, printed on the surface with whatever artwork you designed to suit. As such, this is a boon to anyone who relies on CD or DVD distribution for their business. Read more...

Tamron SP70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD Review
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Tamron SP70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD Review

Armando Heredia (Covey22) on October 25, 2010

For most photographers, a telephoto lens is like a specialized tool; you don’t often have need for it, but when you do, you want it to work right the first time. Tamron’s latest telephoto zoom, the SP 70-300 f4-5.6 Di VC USD, is exactly that – a very useful lens that gets you the shot you want when you need it. Read more...

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