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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments

If you ever get the feeling that you have too many camera bags, lie down and take a nap until the feeling goes away. You know as well as I do that the quest for the perfect photo bag has no end. To take the bite out of the expense of your luggage indulgence, here are five camera bags that don’t cost much more than a large Starstruck’s latte.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Here are some tips for making the most of the fall color change, including five fun filters (the physical, screw-in kind). Scientifically, the leaves of deciduous trees lose their chlorophyll and reveal the reds, oranges and yellows that were hiding beneath the green. For me it’s like a kindergarten kid getting their first box of 64-color Crayolas—so many new colors and so little time.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Okay—you’ve taken all the prudent measures to protect your home and family from Mother Nature’s temper tirades. That’s terrific! But what about your cameras, image files and photographs? Whether or not you acknowledge global climate change, you’ve got to admit that there’s been some vicious weather juju going on recently. Let’s talk preparation.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Attention wideangle prime lens fanatics! The new 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens from Venus Optics Laowa for Fujifilm X, Sony E and Canon EOS-M cameras has arrived.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 16, 2018  |  0 comments

There is nothing more invigorating for a zealous photographer than putting a brand new lens on a familiar, reliable DSLR body. The world looks different through a new lens, and the tableau of photo opportunities hits the reset button, refreshing all of the possibilities. My experience with Tamron’s new Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD tele zoom brought this realization into focus, no pun intended.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 09, 2018  |  0 comments

The Rhake—a weather-resistant, roll-top backpack from Mission Workshop—accepts a custom-fitted capsule that converts it into a camera backpack. According to the manufacturer, Rhakes are “made by hand in small batches in the USA,” and judging from the workmanship, I’d say that’s an accurate statement.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 02, 2018  |  3 comments

Designed to appeal to serious photographers and informal snapshooters alike, the family-friendly Leica C-Lux takes its place in the highly acclaimed Leica lineup.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s nearly everything that’s important to know about photo filters (the tangible kind) told in easy to understand language. Plus, at the end, a bonus tip tells you how to remove a screw-in filter that’s stuck to a lens.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 19, 2018  |  0 comments

We were invited to an exclusive one-on-one unboxing of Leica’s latest collectors’ piece, the Leica M10 Edition Zagato, at Leica’s USA headquarters. Here is what we saw.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 12, 2018  |  1 comments

Two giants of the camera case industry, Think Tank Photo and SKB Cases, have collaborated to create the SKB Flyer Series, a lineup of hybrid camera transport solutions that have broad appeal and manifold applications for every ardent photographer.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 05, 2018  |  1 comments

Okay, so you aced the first quiz. Some of you even said it was easy. Cool! Let’s see how well you can do on the Darkroom Edition. Just like last week’s quiz, this is not a multiple guess test, so you gotta really know your stuff to get all of them right.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Here are a dozen words or phrases that relate to photography. How many of them can you define or explain? Warning: this is not a multiple guess test, so you gotta really know your stuff to get all of them right.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Summer is the best time to think of winter things. If you’re a skier, snowboarder or an ice adventurer of any kind, you’ll love this photo backpack from newcomer NYA-EVO.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 14, 2018  |  0 comments

The specifications are impressive, but can a super-wideangle zoom with a super-fast f/2.8 aperture deliver the results pros and ardent amateurs demand?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Are all of your digital images safe? If your computer fried today and your cloud service vaporized, would you still have immediate access to all of your photo and video files? If you quickly answered “yes,” you may be kidding yourself—and false confidence could lead to disaster.

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