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2009      top

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Combat Use of Consumer Cameras in Dusty, Sandy Environments 24 December 2009

Simplicity 24 December 2009

The Myth of the Digital Projector 21 December 2009

The Flashlight Test 18 December 2009

Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Review 16 December 2009

Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Compared to Nikon 14-24, Canon 16-35 L II and LEICA 21mm f/2.8 ASPH 16 December 2009

Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Review 15 December 2009

Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Compared to Nikon 14-24mm and Canon 16-35mm L II 15 December 2009

LEICA ELMAR-M 50mm f/2.8 Review 11 December 2009

Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR II 10 December 2009

Nikon TC-20E III 10 December 2009

Zeiss 28mm f/2.8 ZM Review 09 December 2009

Canon 15mm Fisheye Review 08 December 2009

LEICA M9: Three Sample DNG Files 07 December 2009

LEICA M6 and M6 TTL Review 05 December 2009

LEICA Viewfinder Magnifications 05 December 2009

Nikon AF 24mm f/2.8 D Review 04 December 2009

Nikon 135mm f/2 DC Review 04 December 2009

The Nikon FX Dream Team 01 December 2009

Canon G11 Review 01 December 2009

LEICA M9 Rezension in deutscher Sprache 01 December 2009

LEICA SUMMILUX 35mm f/1.4 Review 30 November 2009

LEICA ELMAR 50mm f/2.8 Review 21 November 2009

Indian Country Gallery 10-15 November 2009

Contax G2 Review 06 November 2009

Contax G2 Users' Guide 06 November 2009

Nikon 28mm f/2.8 AF-D Review 05 November 2009

Leica Lens Serial Numbers 04 November 2009

Photos from Arizona and New Mexico, November 2008 03 November 2009

Nikon S70 Review 02 November 2009

Leica's Newest Camera versus Leica's Best Camera: the M3 versus the M9 30 October 2009

Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra 30 October 2009

LEICA M9 High ISO Examples 29 October 2009

Canon 7D 17 October 2009

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Review 16 October 2009

Nikon 85mm f/3.5 VR DX 16 October 2009

Nikon S1000PJ Review 15 October 2009

Nikon D3s 14 October 2009

How Not to Incentivize a Sales Force 14 October 2009

Leica or Not? 13 October 2009

California's Eastern Sierra and Yosemite, October 2008 13 October 2009

SD Card and CF Card Speed Tests 12 October 2009

Nikon D300s Users' Guide 09 October 2009

Nikon D300s AF System Settings Guide 09 October 2009

Leica M9 Example Images 06 October 2009

Canon 5D Mk II, LEICA M9 and Nikon D3 image comparisons 06 October 2009

LEICA M9 Lens Compatibility 01 October 2009

LEICA M9 versus Nikon D3X versus Canon 5D Mk II Sharpness Comparison 01 October 2009

Nikon D3000 Users Guide 30 September 2009

Nikon D3000 AF System Users Guide 30 September 2009

Nikon D3000 High ISO Comparison 29 September 2009

Hasselblad H4D 29 September 2009

LEICA SUMMILUX 50mm f/1.4 Review 25 September 2009

LEICA Lens Recommendations 17 September 2009

Canon SD940 IS Review 17 September 2009

Rangefinder vs. SLR Cameras 16 September 2009

Leica Lens Reviews

Canon SD980 Review 11 September 2009

Leica M9. 9/9/9

Tokina 100-300mm f/4 AT-X Review 28 August 2009

Canon FD 24mm f/1.4 L Review 28 August 2009

Canon AF35ML Super Sure Shot Review 26 August 2009

Canon SD960 IS Review 25 August 2009

The Curse of the Chopped LCD 25 August 2009

Canon S90 19 August 2009

Nikon 70-200mm VR II 01 August 2009

Nikon 18-200mm VR II 01 August 2009

Nikon D300s 30 July 2009

Nikon D3000 30 July 2009

Canon AE-1 Program Review 30 July 2009

Canon EOS 620 and EOS 650 Review 29 July 2009

Canon 28-135mm IS Review 28 July 2009

Canon 18-200mm IS Review 18 July 2009

Canon 18-55mm IS Review 18 July 2009

Canon Digital Rebel T1i Review 17 July 2009

Canon SD780 Review 14 July 2009

Photos from Monterey 10 July 2009

Nikon D4X written 08 July 2009, expected Summer 2012

Nikon D40 Guide iPod and iPhone App 08 July 2009

The DX Dream Team 06 July 2009

Vivitar 85mm f/1.4 Series 1 Review 24 June 2009

Nikon 85mm f/1.8 Review 24 June 2009

85mm Lens Specifications Compared 24 June 2009

Nikon 85mm Lens Central Sharpness Comparison 23 June 2009

Nikon 85mm Lens Corner Sharpness Comparison 23 June 2009

Leica D-LUX 4 18 June 2009

Olympus PEN E-P1 18 June 2009

Leica 18mm and Zeiss 18mm Comparison Test 17 June 2009

Nikon D300s 16 June 2009

Zeiss Ikon Review 09 June 2009

Leica M7 Compared to Zeiss Ikon and Minolta CLE 09 June 2009

Nikon D5000 User's Guide 05 June 2009

Nikon D5000 AF Settings 03 June 2009

Nikon 10-18mm f/4 02 June 2009

The Glass Keyboard 29 May 2009

Things that Bug Me: How to Spot an Amateur 29 May 2009

Nikon D40, D5000, D300 and D3 high ISO comparison 27 May 2009

The Cult of the Leica 26 May 2009

Volcano Country Photos 22 May 2009

Fuji 400X Review 21 May 2009

Kodak Ektachrome E100G Review 21 May 2009

Nikon 10-24mm Review 16 May 2009

Leica 35mm f/2.8 SUMMARON Review 14 May 2009

645-format 35mm Lens Equivalent Focal Length Chart 14 May 2009

Voigtlander 15mm M II Review 14 May 2009

Comparison of 21mm Rangefinder Lenses 12 May 2009

Zeiss 18mm f/4 ZM Review 12 May 2009

Leitz Minolta CLE Review 08 May 2009

Leica 90mm Lenses Compared 07 May 2009

Leica 90mm f/2.5 Summarit-M Review 07 May 2009

Leica 90mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M Review 07 May 2009

Nikon D90 User's Guide in PDF 01 May 2009

Canon FD 35-70mm f/4 Review 01 May 2009

Wein EPX-625 Mercury Batteries 30 April 2009

Camera Repairs 25 April 2009

Olympus 35RC Review 16 April 2009

Nikon D5000 14 April 2009

Think Tank Speed Demon 11 April 2009

Canon FD Camera Comparision 10 April 2009

Canon AE Power Winder FN 09 April 2009

Graduated Neutral-Density Filters 08 April 2009

Lighting 08 April 2009

Straps 08 April 2009

Leica 90mm f/2.8 Tele-Elmarit-M Review 02 April 2009

Oskar Barnack 01 April 2009

VTech Kidizoom Review 01 April 2009

The Two-Pocket Shuffle 31 March 2009

Leica 90mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH Review 27 March 2009

Hoya HD Filters 24 March 2009

Tiffen HT Filters 24 March 2009

Nikon 35mm f/1.8 Example Photos 20 March 2009

Voigtländer 21mm f/4 Review 19 March 2009

Voigtländer 28mm f/1.9 Review 17 March 2009

The Leica Man 17 March 2009

Leica 28mm f/2 ASPH Review 17 March 2009

Leica 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Review 17 March 2009

PMA 2009 Report 06 March 2009

How to add your ID to your iPhone's and iPod Touch's home screen 01 March 2009

EPSON R-D1X Digital Rangefinder body 27 February 2009

Photo Labs 27 February 2009

Voigtländer 15mm f/4.5 Review 27 February 2009

Contax G Lenses for Leica M 26 February 2009

Respecting Retail 24 February 2009

No More Whining 24 February 2009

Leica 35mm f/2 ASPH Review 21 February 2009

2009 Route 66 Photo Gallery 20 February 2009

PDF Version of my Nikon D300 Users Guide 19 February 2009

PDF version of my Nikon D700 User's Guide 19 February 2009

Leica 18mm f/3.8 ASPH 18 February 2009

The Nikon M1 and MX System 16 February 2009

Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX 14 February 2009

Leica 21mm Lenses: 1958-today 13 February 2009

Leica 21mm Viewfinders 05 February 2009

Composition 04 February 2009

Leica 21mm f/2.8 ASPH Review 04 February 2009

Leica 135mm f/4.5 Review 03 February 2009

A Complete Leica M-System for Under $4,000 03 February 2009

Leica M7 Review 29 January 2009

Leica M vs. Contax G Systems 29 January 2009

Death Valley Photos in RealRaw EX-S/EX-Rtm 29 January 2009

Where is the Orient? 29 January 2009

Leica Lens Names 24 January 2009

Cosina, Voigtländer and other lenses for Leica 15 January 2009

Leica 28mm f/2.8 ASPH Review 15 January 2009

The Half-Frame Fiasco 13 January 2009

Nikon D3X, D3, D40, and Canon 5D Mark II, 5D and SD700 Sharpness Comparison 13 January 2009

Nikon D3X Suggested Lenses 13 January 2009

Nikon D3X, D3, and Canon 5D and 5D Mark II ISO 3,200 Comparison 09 January 2009

Nikon D3X, D3, and Canon 5D Mark II ISO 6,400 Comparison 09 January 2009

Nikon D3 and Canon 5D Mark II ISO 25,600 Comparison 09 January 2009

Nikon D700X Forecast 09 January 2009

Film: The Real Raw 09 January 2009

Nikon D3X versus Canon 5D Mark II Sharpness Comparison 08 January 2009

Pentax 645N Review 07 January 2009

Pentax 645 120mm f/4 Macro Review 07 January 2009

Pentax 645 150mm f/3.5 Review 07 January 2009

Weasel Words 06 January 2009

Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM 05 January 2009

Tamron 10-24mm Review 02 January 2009

Comparison Chart of Digital Ultrawide Zooms 02 January 2009

 

2008

25 Years Shooting Nikon 31 December 2008

Pentax 645 Review Christmas Day, 2008

Pentax 645 75mm f/2.8 Review Christmas Day, 2008

Pentax 645 35mm f/3.5 Review Christmas Day, 2008

Nikon 13mm f/5.6 Review 23 December 2008

Nikon Ultra-Ultrawide Lens Comparison 23 December 2008

The Return of the LEICA 17 December 2008

What to Worry About When Making Pictures 17 December 2008

How to Win at eBay 17 December 2008

The Pixel Count (Resolution) of Film 16 December 2008

How to Pack Photo Gear for Shipping 15 December 2008

Canon 5D Mark II Black Pixels Around Uranus 12 December 2008

Index of Pentax Reviews 11 December 2008

Pentax ME Review 11 December 2008

SMC Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8 Review 11 December 2008

SMC Pentax-M 50mm f/1.7 Review 11 December 2008

SMC Pentax-M 100mm f/4 Macro Review 11 December 2008

Canon 5D Mark II High ISO examples 10 December 2008

Cartier-Bresson and the LEICA 09 December 2008

LEICA Minilux Review 09 December 2008

Canon SD880 Review 20 November 2008

Canon SD880 Photo Gallery 19 November 2008

Nikon 180mm f/2.8 History 30 October 2008

Canon G10 Review 29 October 2008

Nikon FE Review 01 October 2008

Contax G System Overview 01 October 2008

Digital Rot 29 September 2008

Nikon D90 Plain-English User's Guide 25 September 2008

How to set the Nikon D90's Autofocus System 24 September 2008

Adobe Photoshop CS4 23 September 2008

Lexar 233x UDMA CF Card Review 23 September 2008

Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AF-S 22 September 2008

Nikon D90, D3, D300 and D200 ISO 3,200 Comparison 18 September 2008

Nikon D90, D3, D300 and D200 Sharpness Comparison 18 September 2008

2009 Buick Enclave CXL Review 16 September 2008

GM OnStar Review 16 September 2008

XM Radio Review 16 September 2008

Zeiss Manual-Focus Lenses for Canon 15 September 2008

Canon EOS Rebel G 06 September 2008

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Review 05 September 2008

Understanding Basic Lens Specifications 05 September 2008

The Awesome Nikon Pronea S 02 September 2008

Nikon IX Lenses 02 September 2008

A $25 camera outdoes a $5,000 Nikon D3! 02 September 2008

The Amateur Photo System (APS) 01 September 2008

How to Carry Less 01 September 2008

Nikon 18-105mm VR DX 27 August 2008

Nikon D90 27 August 2008

Nikon D300 User's Guide 27 August 2008

Canon EOS 50D 26 August 2008

Nikon D3 User's Guide 26 August 2008

Nikon D700 User's Guide 19 August 2008

Nikon D3, D700 and D300 Sharpness Shootout 14 August 2008

$1,000 off the Nikon D700 14 August 2008

Nikon D700 AF Settings 13 August 2008

Nikon 200mm AF Micro 13 August 2008

Nikon Cheapskate Lenses 13 August 2008

How to Use Ultrawide Lenses 11 August 2008

ZTS MBT-1 Battery Tester 04 August 2008

Nikon 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 D AF Review 01 August 2008

LEICA Minilux Zoom Review 31 July 2008

Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 AF Review 29 July 2008

Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 History 28 July 2008

Canon 1Ds Mk III vs. Canon 5D vs. Nikon D3 28 July 2008

How to Learn Anything 25 July 2008

What is a Pro 24 July 2008

Talk About Your Salary 24 July 2008

Kodak Retina 1a 22 July 2008

Nikon D4 22 July 2008

Nikon f/0.95 Lenses 22 July 2008

Nikon 600mm f/5.6 NIKKOR-P 22 July 2008

Nikon CU-1 Focusing Unit 22 July 2008

Nikon's 10 Best Lenses 17 July 2008

Nikon's 10 Worst Lenses 17 July 2008

Nikon 28mm f/2.8 AI Review 16 July 2008

Nikon 28-50mm AI-s Review 14 July 2008

New-Camera Bugs 11 July 2008

Getting Great High ISO Performance for $120 11 July 2008

Nikon D3 vs. D700 vs. Canon 5D 10 July 2008

Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-s Review 09 July 2008

Nikon SB-900 Flash 07 July 2008

How to Create a Masterpiece 04 July 2008

Sunstars 04 July 2008

How to Shoot Fireworks 04 July 2008

Nikon D700 01 July 2008

Nikon D700 Lens Suggestions 03 July 2008

Guide to HDTV 27 June 2008

Who am I and what do I know about HDTV?

HDTV Source Material

HDTV Basics

Making the Picture Fill the Screen

Lip Sync: Getting the Words to Match the Picture

How to Pick the Best HDTV

Getting Great HDTV Pictures

Getting Great Sound

Why You Shouldn't Watch HDTV

FUD 26 June 2008

Dynamic Range 17 June 2008

Yashica Electro 35 GSN Review 17 June 2008

Killer Robots and Photography 17 June 2008

Nikon D3, Canon 5D, Nikon D40 and Film Compared in 20x30" prints 18 June 2008

How to Set the Nikon AF System 07 June 2008

The Two-Hour Rule 01 June 2008

Lens Sharpness 22 May 2008

Hoya Filters Deciphered 17 May 2008

Tokina 150-500mm Review 17 May 2008

Nikon 105mm FX Corner Sharpness Comparison 15 May 2008

Nikon 200mm FX Corner Sharpness Comparison 15 May 2008

Nikon W-NIKKOR·C 3.5cm f/2.5 Review 09 May 2008

Nikon NIKKOR-S 5cm f/1.4 Review 09 May 2008

The Nikon Rangefinder System by Robert Rotoloni 07 May 2008

Nikon 60mm AF-S vs. 60mm AF-D 07 May 2008

Photographing Musical Performances 06 May 2008

Nikon 7.5mm Fisheye Review 21 April 2008

Casio EX-V8 review 18 April 2008

Nikon 28mm f/3.5 PC Review 15 April 2008

View Camera (Tilt-Shift) Movements 10 April 2008

Printable Exposure Log 09 April 2008

Nikon 24mm PC-E Compatibility 09 April 2008

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Review 02 April 2008

Nikon D3P 01 April 2008

Nikon 85mm Lens Bokeh Comparison 26 March 2008

Nikon 16-85mm VR vs. 18-200mm VR Comparison 22 March 2008

Canon SD890 IS, SD790 IS and SD770 IS 14 March 2008

Rodenstock 45mm f/4.5 APO-Grandagon 13 March 2008

PMA 2008 Full Report 12 March 2008

Nikon 45mm f/2.8 PC-E Prototype. 12 March 2008

Nikon 85mm f/2.8 PC-E Prototype. 12 March 2008

Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 12 March 2008

Vivitar 70-210mm Series 1 Review 04 March 2008

Portrait Lenses 01 March 2008

Nikon 15mm f/5.6 Review 29 February 2008

Sunex 5.6mm Fisheye Review 29 February 2008

Light Falloff Comparison of Every Nikon 20mm Lens 18 February 2008

The Future of FX and DX formats 14 February 2008

PMA 2008 report 31 January 2008

Nikon 24mm PC Lens Review 31 January 2008

Nikon D60 Review 30 January 2008

Nikon 60mm AF-S Review 30 January 2008

Nikon 16-85mm VR Review 30 January 2008

Nikon D300 versus Nikon D3. 23 January 2008

Nikon Capture v 1.3 comments 12 January 2008

Nikon 135mm f/3.5 AI Review. 10 January 2008

How to Afford Anything 04 January 2008

Nikon D3 vs Hasselblad H3D-22 02 January 2008

 

2007      < < back to newest articles     top of page

Nikon D3 NEF vs. JPG Comparison 22 December 2007

Nikon Pro Normal Zoom Comparison 20 December 2007

Nikon 35-70mm f/3.5 AI-s Review 18 December 2007

Nikon 35-70mm f/3.5 AI Review 13 December 2007

Nik Dfine 2.0 Noise Reduction Software 07 December 2007

Nikon D3 vs Canon 5D at High ISOs 07 December 2007

Nikon D3 File Format Comparison 06 December 2007

Nikon D3 Sharpness Comparison 05 December 2007

Nikon D3 High ISO Comparison 04 December 2007

Upgrading Your Hard Drive 04 December 2007

More Nikon D300 Example Photos 01 December 2007

Nikon D300 High ISO Comparisons 30 November 2007

Nikon D300 vs. D200 Moonlight High ISO Comparison 30 November 2007

Nikon D300 Picture Control System 29 November 2007

Nikon 18-55mm VR 20 November 2006

Holiday Camera Recomendations 20 November 2007

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L II 04 November 2007

Canon 40D Highlight Rendition 12 October 2007

Canon 14mm f/2.8 L Full Review 12 October 2007

Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AI-s 11 October 2007

DSLR High ISO Shoot-Out 03 October 2007

Nikon D3 Sample Images 02 October 2007

Casio Pathfinder Watch 02 October 2007

Cleaning and Canon Factory Service 28 September 2007

Pushing ISO in Photoshop 26 September 2007

Nikon 600mm f/4 VR 26 September 2007

Preventing Shutter Lag 25 September 2007

Free Full-Frame Digital SLR 18 September 2007

Nikon Lens Compatibility Chart 18 September 2007

The Full-Frame Advantage 11 September 2007

MTF Curves 10 September 2007

Roxsen Nikon - Canon Lens Converter 07 September 2007

50mm f/2 Nikkor-H 06 September 2007

Nikon 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF 05 September 2007

Nikon System Compatibility 05 September 2007

Nikon FX Cameras 04 September 2007

What is a Nikon DX Lens? 04 September 2007

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED 31 August 2007

Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 31 August 2007

List of Nikon DX and FX Cameras 31 August 2007

Nikon D3 23 August 2007

Nikon D300 23 August 2007

Canon 40D 20 August 2007

Canon 1Ds Mk III 20 August 2007

Canon 55-250mm IS 20 August 2007

Canon 14mm f/2.8 L II 20 August 2007

Canon 18-55mm IS 20 August 2007

How to Drive Your Camera 14 August 2007

LEICA Summarit-M Lenses 09 August 2007

Nikon Body Cap Compatibility 08 August 2007

Canon 70-200mm f/4 L IS Review 01 August 2007

Canon Date Codes 01 August 2007

Canon 70-300mm DO IS Review 31 July 2007

Canon 28mm f/1.8 Review 26 July 2007

What is a Canon L Lens? 26 July 2007

Artistic Synthesis 23 July 2007

Canon SD850 Review 20 July 2007

Photography is not a Spectator Sport 18 July 2007

Making Photos that Stand Out 18 July 2007

Canon 85mm f/1.8 15 July 2007

Canon 70-210mm f/4 Quatorze Juillet 2007 (18 year old lens)

Olympus Trip 35 09 July 2007 (30 year old camera)

Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS 07 July 2007 (7/7/7)

Calculating Angle of View 06 July 2007

Nikonos IV-A 14 June 2007

Nikon D200 Drop Test 13 June 2007

How Our Eyes See 12 June 2007

Lexar 300x UDMA Card Test (and comparison to SanDisk Extreme IV).

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 review 05 June 2007

Nikon 28mm f/3.5 AI review 05 June 2007

What is Photography? 24 May 2007

Sensor Dirt 15 May 2007

Spring 2007 Camera Guide 14 May 2007

Fuji S5 19 April 2007

Apple Reliability 29 March 2007

Casio EX-V7 24 March 2007

Sharpening 20 March 2007

Microsoft HD Photo 20 March 2007

Nikon 55-200mm vs. Nikon 18-200mm VR 18 March 2007

PMA 2007 Report 15 March 2007

Canon A570 IS 15 March 2007

Canon 50mm f/1.2L Review 01 March 2007

Next Week's New Camera Predictions 28 February 2007

Canon 5D Focus Screens 27 February 2007

Canon A460 Review 27 February 2007

Canon A550 Review 27 February 2007

Critical Camera Adjustments 27 February 2007

Digital Killed My Tripod 24 February 2007

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II Review 15 February 2007

The Wall of Shame 15 February 2007

Canon 70-300mm IS Review 14 February 2007

Tokina 10-17mm 13 February 2007

DxO Optics Pro Correction Software 18 January 2007

Nikon D200 vs. Canon 5D 06 January 2007

Nikon D40 User's Guide 03 January 2007

 

2006      < < back to newest articles     top of page

Nikon D80 User's Guide 31 December 2006

sRGB vs. Adobe RGB 30 December 2006

Comparison: Nikon D200, D80, D70, D50, D40, Canon 5D and XTi

Fujinon 14x40 Stabilized Binoculars 27 December 2006

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS 23 December 2006

Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS 14 December 2006

2006 Holiday Camera Guide December 2006

Canon 60mm f/2.8 EF-S Macro 14 December 2006

Canon 50mm f/2.5 Macro 08 December 2006

Canon 70-200mm f/4 L 06 December 2006

Canon 17-40mm f/4 L 06 December 2006

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L 02 December 2006

1.3x Canon Crop Factor Cameras 30 November 2006

Canon Full Frame Digital Cameras 30 November 2006

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro 30 November 2006

Crop Factor 29 November 2006

1.6x Canon Crop Factor Cameras 29 November 2006

Is It Worth It? 28 November 2006

A $150 vs. a $5,000 Camera 27 November 2006

Nikon 18-55mm II 16 November 2006

Nikon SB-400 Flash 16 November 2006

Nikon 18-200mm Drop Tests 15 November 2006

Lens Suggestions for Canon 20D, 30D and Rebels

Canon 30D Review 14 November 2006

2006 Holiday Camera Guide What am I suggesting when my friends and family ask?

Canon Rebel XT 11 November 2006

Canon A530 11 November 2006

Modern Exposure Technique 09 November 2006

Nikon D80 vs. D70 and D50 09 November 2006

Modern Black-and-White Photography 07 November 2006

Nikon D40 03 November 2006

Canon Panoramics - Free! 28 October 2006

Canon 30D User's Guide 21 October 2006

Canon 20D User's Guide 21 October 2006

Canon 17-85mm IS 14 October 2006

Canon 18-55mm EF-S II 14 October 2006

Camera LCD Monitor Comparisons 13 October 2006

RescuePRO 3.0 Image Recovery Software 30 September 2006

Memory Card Shootout 30 September 2006

SanDisk Extreme IV 30 September 2006

Nikon D60 First rumors, coming for Christmas. 28 September 2006

Color Management is for Wimps 27 September 2006

Bird Photography Re-written 27 September 2006

Hot Pixels 26 September 2006

Determining Nikon Total Shutter Actuations 26 September 2006

Seitz 6x17 Digital Camera 25 September 2006

Nikon D80 / D200 / D70 / Canon 20D / 30D Noise and Resolution Shootout

The Radial Resolution Target 21 September 2006

Why VR and IS Matter 20 September 2006

Comparison of Nikon Lens Bokeh 18 September 2006

Canon SD800 IS 16 September 2006

Making Great B/W Images in Photoshop15 September 2006

D200 vs D80 15 September 2006

Free Polaroid Dust Filter Plug-In 05 September 2006

Stock, Event and Wedding Print Sales 01 September 2006

My Nikon D200 User's Guide 31 August 2006

Getting Great Battery Life 29 August 2006

Olympus XA and XA2 28 August 2006

Bad Reviews are Good 26 August 2006
            Russian Translation
            Romanian Translation    
            Italian Translation    

Be Yourself 26 August 2006

Nikon D200 Image Quality Setting Comparisons 24 August 2006

Canon Rebel XTi 23 August 2006

What Makes a Great Camera 16 August 2006
            Russian version 22 August 2006
            Romanian version 23 August 2006

Canon vs. Nikon 14 August 2006

Airline Travel 12 August 2006

Product Photography 11 August 2006

Selecting the Sharpest Aperture 11 August 2006

Comparision of 50mm Lenses 10 August 2006

AFS 18 - 135mm 10 August 2006

AFS 70 - 300 mm VR 10 August 2006

Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 for Nikon 10 August 2006

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 non-AI 10 August 2006

Nikon D80 09 August 2006

Nikon F2AS 05 August 2006

Historical Guide to All Nikon DSLRs 03 August 2006

How to Use Histograms 27 July 2006

Perfect Exposures with Large-Format Cameras 26 July 2006

Downloads in the Field 18 July 2006

How to Become a Professional Photographer 13 July 2006

What Makes a Professional Camera 13 July 2006

Why Photography Isn't a Profession 13 July 2006

Correct Digital Exposure and Do Nikons Underexpose? 10 July 2006

How to Fix Unsharp Images 06 July 2006

Diffraction 06 July 2006

Bayer Interpolation 05 July 2006

Extended Warranties 01 July 2006

Goodwill Warranties 01 July 2006

The Expodisc 27 June 2006

Sony A100 11 June 2006

Nikon D2Xs (New writing, but not really a new camera) 05 June 2006

Returns and Warranties 04 June 2006

Stock Photography 24 May 2006

Wide Dynamic Range Night Shots 22 May 2006

Why Images Look Crappy Played on a TV 16 May 2006

Radio Interview and Podcast 16 May 2006

Nikon D50 Infra - Red 02 May 2006

How to Use the Nikon D50 01 May 2006

Casio EX-Z1000 10 MP pocket camera 30 April 2006

Example Shots: Nikon 18 - 200 VR on D200 29 April 2006

Nikon 18 - 200 VR Sharpness Comparison 29 April 2006

Nikon 18 - 200 VR Macro Performance 25 April 2006

The Two Kinds of Photographers 10 April 2006

How to use the D70 and D70s 05 April 2006

Apple Computers Run Windows! 05 April 2006

Remember to Reset Your Camera's Clock 04 April 2006

What's in My Bag 03 April 2006

D200 Clock Accuracy 02 April 2006

Dell PCs to run Mac OSX 01 April 2006

Movie Viewing on Apple's Cinema Display 29 March 2006

Casio's Custom Color Charity Cameras 29 March 2006

My observations of the Oakland Airport 29 March 2006

Adding Contrast and Color in Photoshop (link fixed) 19 March 2006

Casio EX-S600 17 March 2006

Casio EX-Z600 17 March 2006

Nikon 18 - 200 VR Focus Performance 17 March 2006

D200 Compared to Film 11 March 2006
     Italian translation 27 January 2006

Intel Processors in Apple Computers 03 March 2006

Logitech S530 Wireless Keyboard 01 March 2006

Live Coverage of PMA 2006 01 March 2006

Nikon 105mm VR Macro lens 06 March 2006

All Digital Wide Zooms Compared 17 February 2006

Nikon D200 in Siberia at -39ºC 18 February 2006

Apple Quad G5 Mac 01 February 2006

30" Apple Display 01 February 2006

D200 Hour Long Exposures 31 January 2006

Focusing the View Camera 29 January 2006

D70 in Cold Weather 28 January 2006

D200 High ISO Noise Reduction 20 January 2006

D200 Long Exposures at High ISOs 20 January 2006

Minolta SRT-102 Test 19 January 2006

Minolta Gives Up 19 January 2006

Zeiss Lenses for Nikon 18 January 2006

D200 Preliminary Noise Tests 18 January 2006

Nikon Dumps Film Cameras 12 January 2006

Font Management 11 January 2006

100 MP Digital Camera for $2,000 10 January 2006

D200 High Speed Performance 10 January 2006

Nikon D200

Nikon 18-200 VR

D200 Vertical Striping and Corduroy Effect

Using the D200 with Manual Focus lenses

Studio Lighting and Strobes 09 January 2006

How to Use Studio Lighting 09 January 2006

Filing and Retrieving your Images 09 January 2006

Fallacies of Noise Measurements 04 January 2006

 

2005      < < back to newest articles     top of page

How to Use Color Histograms 23 December 2005

Adding Dynamic Range to Any Camera 21 December 2005

Holiday Camera Guide 05 December 2005

Camera Bags 27 December 2005

Tamron 11 - 18 mm 06 December 2005

Backups 28 December 2005

Schneider 47 mm XL lens review 16 November 2005

Why Pros Use Mac Computers 16 November 2005

Computer Recommendations 16 November 2005

Apple Displays 16 November 2005

What's a Depth-of-Field Preview? 14 November 2005

Apple Aperture Software 11 November 2005

All About Macro Photography 11 November 2005

Nikon R1C1 Macro Flash Set 10 November 2005

Nikon D50, D70, D100 Battery Recall 08 November 2005

Panoramic Stitching Software 02 November 2005

All About Exposure 02 November 2005

Nikon SU-800 Remote Commander 09 November 2005

Nikon SB-R200 Macro Flash 09 November 2005

Fall Color Report 25 October 2005

Monitor Calibration: ColorVision Spyder 19 October 2005

Wide-Angle Center Filters 17 October 2005

Nikon SB-600 vs. SB-800 13 October 2005

Interiors and Real Estate 10 October 2005

How to Correct Perspective 05 October 2005

Correcting Lens Distortion 06 October 2005

How to Correct Color Fringes 05 October 2005

Why Resolution Won't Be Doubling Each Year 05 October 2005

04 October 2005: Nikon discovers a potential flaw in the D70 (blinking green light), D2H (focus and exposure issues) and N55 (AF stops working). They'll fix these for free. See here.

sYCC Color Space 04 October 2005

Tachihara 4 x 5" 100 MP Camera Review 27 September 2005

Photoshop Basics and Tricks 14 September 2005
                          New Color Cast Neutralize trick here.
                          New Polarizer trick here.

How to Change the White Balance of an Existing Image 14 September 2005

Sony DSC-R1 10 MP camera 12 September 2005

Canon S80 8 MP compact camera 06 October 2005

Preview of Casio EX-Z120 31 August 2005

Canon EOS-5D 09 September 2005
                    compared to EOS-20D
23 August 2005
                    compared to EOS-1D Mk-II N
23 August 2005

Canon EOS-1D Mk II n 23 August 2005

The Megapixel Myth, updated 22 August 2005
   also in Russian and Serbian 02 January 2006
   Italian 26 September 2006

More Fuel on the Film / Digital Debate 12 August 2005

Aerial Photography 10 August 2005

Static vs. Dynamic Image Quality 08 August 2005

How to use Wireless Flash, for Free! 05 August 2005

How to Fix Plastic LCD Covers 25 July 2005

Casio EX-S500 22 July 2005 (a great tiny camera!)

How to Print from Slides 22 July 2005

Using a Digital Camera as a Film Light Meter 14 July 2005

Nikkor AF 70-300G test updated 14 July 2005

Chromatic Aberrations Defined updated 14 July 2005

Polaroid SLR690 classic camera. 14 July 2005

How to Load 120 Film 13 July 2005

Intro to Medium Format Photography 13 June 2005

Fuji Velvia 100 updated 10 June 2005

Casio EX-Z750 14 July 2005 (a great little serious camera!)

Garmin Pocket GPS Street Navigator 17 June 2005

LaCrosse BC-900 Battery Charger 07 June 2005

Why Film isn't Going Away 31 May 2005

What is Art? 31 May 2005
     Hungarian Version 10 October 2005

Kensington 7-Port USB Hub 31 May 2005

Nikon D70s 26 April 2005

Nikon D50 26 April 2005

Nikkor 18 - 55 mm 22 April 2005

Nikkor 55 - 200 mm 22 April 2005

Tamron 18 - 200 mm 22 April 2005

Casio EX-S100 review 14 July 2005

New Gear from PMA updated 22 April 2005

The Seven Levels of Surfers 08 April 2005

Infrared Photography 07 April 2005

FutureTrash: Digital Obsolescence 04 April 2005

Epson 4990 PHOTO Scanner 29 September 2005

How to Shoot Sports 09 March 2005

How to Scan and Print Panoramic Film Images 01 February 2005

Rapid Sequences with Flash 26 January 2005

How to Photograph the Blizzard 25 January 2005

Olympus Stylus Verve (tiny digital camera) 06 January 2005

Use Nikon Lenses on Canon Cameras 28 January 2005

Canon 20D and Nikon D70 Direct Comparison 10 April 2005

All About Batteries 12 May 2005

Sell me your Hasselblad, Rollei, Veriwide, 612 or 617 22 February 2005

 

2003-2004      < < back to newest articles     top of page

Nikon lenses Completely re-writen for Digital, 10 November 2004

NEW: Nikon D2X updated 17 May 2005

NEW: Nikon F6 16 September 2004

Canon 20D 10 April 2005

Canon 10 - 22mm ultrawide digital lens

PMA 2004 Report

HANDS-ON NIKON D70 REVIEW HERE (updated daily)

New Live-Fire Tests of Nikon 8700, Sony DSC-F828, and Sigma SD-10. Coming Soon: Live-Fire tests of Canon 1D-II,Canon Pro-1, Canon A75 and A80 and Kodak Pro SLR/n. Details here for now.

 

TECHNIQUE      < < back to newest articles     top of page

How to Make Great Photographs updated 27 April 2005
      Korean Translation 24 June 2005
     
Russian Translation 11 June 2004

Why your Camera Does Not Matter 24 February 2005
     Vietnamese Version 14 August 2006
     Dutch Version 17 July 2006
     Hungarian version 12 September 2005
     Russian version 15 December 2005
  
   Spanish 15 September 2006
     Chinese

How to Buy Photo Gear and Recognize Scams 20 July 2005

Film formats compared (4x5, 120, 35mm, APS and digital) 08 July 2004

Lens Technology and Terminology

The Two Classes of Digital Cameras 12 December 2004

How to Choose and Buy a Digital Camera 27 April 2005
      Serbian Translation 22 December 2005

Film vs. Digital updated 09 March 2005

The Megapixel Myth why there is little difference between digital cameras
     Russian Translation 22 December 2005

Should you buy a digital camera?

Exposure Meters and Metering 15 November 2004

How to Clean Lenses, CCDs and Filters 08 December 2004

Basics of Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO 21 April 2004

Why You Care About Flash Sync Speed 18 January 2005

Recommended Books and References

How to Choose and Buy your 1st 35mm Camera 17 April 2004

How Did I Make These Photographs and Website?

Film, Processing, Projection and Printing Projection added March 2004

New Velvia 100F AND Velvia 100 (Japan only) Film Test 10 February 2005

Secret new Fuji Fortia 50 and Fortia SP films 08 April 2005

Filters Updated 05 March 2005
Tripods 12 May 2005
The Seven Levels of Photographers (satire)
    Also in French   Russian   Italian   Chinese   Polish    Spanish   Hungarian
In Czech! 04 August 2005
In Portuguese! 18 May 2005
In German! 16 May 2005
In Thai! 22 April 2005
In Dutch! 20 December 2005
The Seven Levels of Artists (bad parody of myself) November 2004
The Seven Levels of Surfers 08 April 2005
Night Photography
Time exposures
EV and LV system 24 November 2004
Zone System and Light Meters updated 29 December 2003
How to Photograph Birds 29 September 2003
What to Take on an African Safari 10 February 2004
Batteries 03 February 2005
Airline Travel with Film 15 July 2004
Loupes
About other review sources updated 07 April 2004
Made in China? 31 May 2005
Where to get replacement bellows
Photographic proof of the USA's lunar landing in 1969

How to be a great photographer book excerpt
Ansel Adams live videos a great presentation with sound and video by Ansel Adams, free!
The use of color

Adorama.com where I get my film and photo gear
Amazon.com where I buy my electronics and books

 

DIGITAL   Back to top     skip to cameras   skip to scanners

GENERAL

The Two Classes of Digital Cameras 12 December 2004

Film vs. Digital updated 13 December 2004

How to Set White Balance 23 July 2004

Digital Workflow 01 October 2004

How to Make Photos for the Internet and E-Mail

JPG vs RAW vs TIFF 14 July 2005 (Russian Translation 19 February 2004)

Software 04 November 2004

How to use Photoshop 04 March 2005

All About CCD Size 03 September 2004

Using Ultra-Wide Lenses on Digital SLRs

FutureTrash: Digital Obsolescence rewritten 04 April 2005



How to Pick Equipment   about these reviews

Monitors Updated 01 January 2004

Printers big update 12 July 2004

Compact Flash Memory Cards and Readers 16 August 2004

Cable vs. DSL vs. a Second Telephone Line Internet Connections 08 June 2004

Permanence, Care and Storage of CD-R and DVD Media (1.2MB PDF)

What You Need to Know About Digital Photography

 

Gear Reviews   about these reviews

LaCie 300566 Super-Fast CD Burner 04 September 2004

LaCie 300695 80GB Portable Hard Drive 02 October 2004

Delkin CardBus 32 PCMCIA CompactFlash Adapter/Reader 20 October 2003

Delkin Picture PAD 11 March 2004

 

SCANNERS       top

How to Choose a Scanner Updated 18 March 2005
Recommended Scanners 08 July 2005
Scanner Technology and What the Specs Mean 07 July 2005
How to Scan Your 3,000 Slide Archive 08 July 2005
Epson 4990 PHOTO Scanner 18 March 2005
Minolta Dimage Scan Multi Pro Scanner Review
Updated 18 January 2005
EPSON 2450 Scanner Review (a good one)
Microtek Artix 1800f Scanner Review
Microtek Artix 1100 Scanner Review (replaced by 1800f above)
Canon D2400UF Scanner Review (get the Epson 2450 instead)
Epson 1640SU Photo Scanner Review (great but discontinued, get the 2450 or 3200 instead)
UMAX Astra 2100U scanner Review (junk)

 

ADVANCED TECHNIQUE       top

Bokeh (how out-of-focus areas look) 02 August 2004

How to choose the sharpest aperture 05 July 2006

Infrared Photography 07 April 2005

Copyrights 13 March 2006

Genuine Fractals

Digimarc and Image Degradation

More Stuff (housing project photos I've done for people)

Talega, San Clemente, California.

Aviara, Carlsbad, California.

La Jolla Mesa Estates, La Jolla, California.

 

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