Issue: 20031201

Monday, December 1, 2003
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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POPULAR Photography & IMAGING
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.: The Canon i900D Photo Printer
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.
The Canon i900D Photo Printer
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0002.xml
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Advertisements
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717
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Sony CD Mavica MVC-CD400
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0003.xml
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SanDisk Corporation: SanDisk Digital Photo Viewer
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SanDisk Corporation
SanDisk Digital Photo Viewer
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0004.xml
tableOfContents
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THIS MONTH IN POP PHOTO
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0005.xml
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Popular Photography
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POPULAR Photography & IMAGING
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0007.xml
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION: Mamiya 645AFD
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MAMIYA AMERICA CORPORATION
Mamiya 645AFD
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0008.xml
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0009.xml
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ToCAD America Inc.: SUNPAK TR2000
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ToCAD America Inc.
SUNPAK TR2000
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0010.xml
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LETTERS
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LETTERS
Measure by measure
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Regarding “Defeated by the Foot” by Herbert Keppler (“SLR,” October 2003): I have in front of me a 12-inch-long ruler that has the following six scales: 100=1 ft, 200=1 ft, 300=1 ft, 400=1 ft, 500=1 ft, and 600=1 ft. In my garage, I have a folding six-foot ruler with feet and inches on one side, and feet, tenths of a foot, and hundredths of a foot on the other.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0012.xml
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EDITORIAL
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Harry’s Angels
Truth, justice, and a heck of a deal
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JOHN OWENS
With page after page of cameras, printers, and scanners, even if you opened this magazine without thinking of buying anything, I defy you to put it down without pausing at least once to reflect, “Mmmmm...well, maybe I should....” And when it comes to shopping, chances are you, like so many of us, will turn to the back of POP PHOTO.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0013.xml
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Panasonic: Ultra-Compact digital camcorder
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Panasonic
Ultra-Compact digital camcorder
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0014.xml
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.: The i960 Photo Printer
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.
The i960 Photo Printer
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0015.xml
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SNAPSHOTS
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SNAPSHOTS
Look who’s shooting
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In 1993, actor Henry Winkler walked into a store in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and bought a landscape photo. He thought, “OK, I’m buying a photograph for $300. Is it possible for me to take a picture that I'm proud of, that can put up on the wall?” So Winkler began toting his Minolta Maxxum 5xi along on vacations and flyfishing trips, shooting anything that intrigued him.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0016.xml
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Popular Photography
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0017.xml
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Ritz Camera Centers
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Ritz Camera Centers
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0018.xml
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THE FIX
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Can these pictures be better? Yes! Here’s how.
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MASON RESNICK
THE PROBLEM This is a dramatic, ironic moment (the burning “open” sign makes the picture!), but its impact is diluted by minor compositional flaws. WHAT NOW? Crop in a bit tighter on both sides, to the left edge of the burning building and the right edge of the “tires” sign.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0019.xml
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JVC Company of America: JVC Hi-Def Cam
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JVC Company of America
JVC Hi-Def Cam
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0020.xml
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Epson America, Inc.
Epson Stylus Photo 960
Epson America, Inc.
Epson Stylus Photo 1280
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0021.xml
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SONY: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-VI
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SONY
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-VI
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0022.xml
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OLYMPUS AMERICA INC.: E1
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OLYMPUS AMERICA INC.
E1
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0023.xml
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YOUR BEST SHOT
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YOUR BEST SHOT
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“Your Best Shot” Entry Rules: To enter; send prints, transparencies, or CD-ROM to “Your Best Shot,” POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY & IMAGING, P.O. Box 1247, Teaneck, NJ 07666, or e-mail your best shots to yourbestshot@optonline.net. Up to five entries per month (digital image size: 50K-75K recommended, 100K maximum, JPEG format only; 3MP or larger images required if accepted for publication).
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0024.xml
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JUSTOUT
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JUSTOUT
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iView Multimedia
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iView Multimedia
iView Media
$30
If your computer is cluttered with files and folders in disarray, organize it with iView Media ($30 download, Mac or PC), and iViewMediaPro ($160 street, Mac only). With these management programs, you can batch rename, add comments, and annotate your images, sounds, and movie files. And if you don’t feel like inputting the info yourself, the software will recognize and import metadata from your digital camera, including EXIF, IPTC, and Quick-Time. Just drag and drop images into iView, or download them directly from your digital camera. iView also helps with printing and web-page generation. And once you’ve got your stuff organized, you can archive your catalogs onto CD. iView MediaPro 2 gives you the added features of automatic file synchronization and folder watching, color management, ability to create high-resolution PDF files, as well as customization of slide shows that include timing, transitions, and audio. (iView Multimedia; www.iview-multimedia.com)
iView Multimedia
Disc Steno CP100
$300
Here’s a less-expensive alternative to portable hard drives that accept digital media: The new Disc Steno CP100 from Apacer ($300 street) portable CD burner features two card slots, one for CompactFlash Type I and II and a 4-in-l slot for Secure Digital, MultiMedia, Memory Stick, and SmartMedia. No computer is required! The CP100 is battery or AC/DC powered; connect it to a computer for high-speed image transfer via USB port (USB 2.0 compatible). CD-R write and read speed is 24X. (Apacer Memory; www.apacer.com)
iView Multimedia
Rolls-Royce
$160-$225
The Rolls-Royce of camera bags may have just arrived, but don’t call it a bag! Tenba’s new ProDigital line is “shoulder carry gear.” Available in three sizes to accommodate the most common laptops (12, 15, and 17 inches), they’re priced between $160-$225 street, and are available with or without shock-resistant laptop compartments. Each has a patented new zipper that, with no fuss at all, will open the top cover in any direction. Also patented, the Tenba system for customizing interior compartments: it allows full flexibility because all inner surfaces are lined with female hook-and-loop fastening material. (Tenba Gear; 914-347-3300; www.tenbagear.com)
iView Multimedia
Panasonic SV-AS10
$300
It’s the same size and shape as a microcassette recorder, but the sleek Panasonic SV-AS10 ($300 street) does more than record 10 continuous hours of MP3 sound. It’s also a modest digital camera, with a rotating lens that records 2MP image files onto SD memory cards. The SV-AS10 offers a 1.5-inch LCD monitor, built-in flash, four-way toggle control, and the ability to record 320×240-pixel QuickTime movies. Other features: 2-1/2000-sec shutter speeds, close focusing to ½ inch, ISO 100-400 settings, exposure compensation to ±2 EV, and sepia and black-and-white modes. It’s available in three wardrobe-coordinated colors—orange, blue, and silver. And, at a svelte 4×2×0.5 inches, you can slip it in your shirt pocket and take it anywhere for casual snapshooting. (Panasonic; 800-211-7262; www.panasonic.com/d-snap).
iView Multimedia
SP Boom/Lightstand
$90
Need support for your studio lights? SP Studio System’s four-section Combo Boom/Lightstand ($90 street) is more versatile than a conventional telescoping pole. The five-pound SP Boom/Lightstand will hold a monolight and umbrella assembly as high as 10.5 feet. Because one section can tilt 90 degrees, you can also position its uppermost piece horizontally to function as a boom arm (as shown). With a counterweight, the boom arm can even handle a heavier hair light. (BKA Group; 800-250-8394; www.bkaphoto.com)
iView Multimedia
F100-1
$75
For some photographers, a photo isn’t finished until it’s framed and hung on a wall. If that sounds like you, check out Logan Graphic Products’ new Frame-It-Yourself system. Available in an inexpensive Hobby and sturdier Pro line, its tools include a miter saw for cutting molding to 45 degrees (F100-1, $75 street); a sanding wheel for smoothing joints (F200-1, $170); a joiner (shown) for stapling the frame together (F300-1, $100); and a fitting tool that fixes a matted photo within the frame (F400-1, $80). Did you flunk high-school woodshop? Logan provides free, step-by-step video tutorials. (Logan Graphic Products; 800-331-6232; www.logangraphic.com)
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Eastman Kodak Company: Inkjet Photo Paper
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Eastman Kodak Company
Inkjet Photo Paper
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0027.xml
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TRAVEL
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What Rhymes With Maui?
You said it! The shooting is that good.
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Bob Krist
Want to shoot the peaceful Pacific? Or windsurfers roaring over waves? How about sleepy New-Age villages? A volcanic crater that looks like the set of a sci-fi movie? You can do it all on Maui. While this Hawaiian island is just over half the size of Rhode Island (728.8 square miles), its range of landscapes and lifestyles lets you get a year’s worth of photographic opportunities in a matter of days.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0028.xml
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YOU CAN DO IT!
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Light up the night!
Got a common flashlight? You’re on your way!
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Peter Kolonia
Ever wanted to photograph something at night, but found it far too large or too distant to reach with your on-camera flash? Try painting with light. Lock your camera's shutter open for as long as it takes to "paint" that subject with multiple passes of a portable light source.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0029.xml
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Canon USA, Inc.: The Canon EOS Digital Rebel
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Canon USA, Inc.
The Canon EOS Digital Rebel
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LENS TESTS
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Pentax 77mm f/1.8 Limited AF: A stylish, inspired retro
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What you should know: Pentax’s Limited Edition high-performance/ high-speed primes (the 43mm f/1.9, the 31mm f/1.8, and this 77mm f/1.8) feature barrels of an attractive satin-brushed chrome (on brass) matched to the retro styling of Pentax’s 35mm ZX series SLRs.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0031.xml
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tamrac: Velocity Series camera bags
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tamrac
Velocity Series camera bags
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LENS TESTS
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Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Di AF: Smooth operator
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What you should know: Thanks to the popularity of Nikon’s and Canon’s long 1:1 macro lenses, independents like Tamron are getting in the game with considerably less expensive versions. Hands on: Length and substantial heft typical of lenses of this type.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0033.xml
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Canon U.S.A. Inc.: Canon EOS Digital Rebel
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Canon U.S.A. Inc.
Canon EOS Digital Rebel
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0034.xml
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Nikon Inc.: Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera
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Nikon Inc.
Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera
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SLR
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Can the Bottom of the Barrel Be Tops?
Tired of all the 35 auto hoopla? One of these underestimated 35 SLRs may be your kettle of fish—or maybe not.
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HERBERT KEPPLER
With all of today's automatic luxuries, even in budget SLRs—e.g., focusing, loading, winding and rewinding, exposure and bracketing, plus built-in flash—would you even consider a Chinese-designed SLR without any of these features? Probably not.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0036.xml
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THK PHOTO PRODUCTS, INC.
AF 193
THK PHOTO PRODUCTS, INC.
AT-X 242AF
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0037.xml
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Tokina
AF 193
Tokina
ATX 840 AFII
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0038.xml
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HASSELBLAD: Hasselblad H1
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HASSELBLAD
Hasselblad H1
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0039.xml
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Hasselblad USA Inc: Hasselblad H1
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Hasselblad USA Inc
Hasselblad H1
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0040.xml
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Nikon School of Photography
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Nikon School of Photography
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Discovering the little bag that wasn’t there
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In my September 2002 column, I jammed the wherewithall of an SLR, accessory flash, and enough glass into a tiny carrying bag to handle nearly all photo contingencies from 18mm to 450mm. The photograph of the loaded bag showed a person (unseen) holding it by one finger.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0042.xml
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Tamrac, Inc.
5612 Pro 12
Tamrac, Inc.
5259 Photo/ Digital Computer Backpack
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0043.xml
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Canon
S50
Canon
A80
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0044.xml
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Are doggy mirror lenses the cat's meow?
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Henry Posner
Continuing onward with our efforts to explain sizes and weights of mirror tele lenses, Henry Posner, B&H Photo's Director of Communications, communicated to us thusly: I heartily enjoyed chatting with Herbert Keppler about mirror lenses a while back and equally enjoyed his article on them in the August 2003 issue.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0045.xml
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.: DIGIC CHIP
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Canon U.S.A., Inc.
DIGIC CHIP
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0046.xml
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DIGITAL TOOLBOX
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Slow Motion!
Want to really show action? Blur those crisp, sharp—and static—shots.
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MEGAN DEY
Recently, I joined the ranks of sports photographers shooting the Gravity Games in Cleveland, Ohio, where we had beautiful weather—bright sun and clear blue skies. What a shame. I would have liked a little cloud cover, so I could slow down my shutter and blur my shots.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0047.xml
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PocketWizard
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FEATURES
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FREEZE THE ACTION
Hot tips for cold weather shooting
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Steve Bloom
I hate the cold. My childhood memories of growing up in South Africa are filled with sensations of the burning sun scorching my skin. The very idea of being cold extended no further than a dip into the Atlantic Ocean to cool off. When I experienced temperatures approaching minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit earlier this year, with a wind chill of minus 70, I cast my memories aside to concentrate on the job at hand.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0049.xml
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RAYOVAC
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RAYOVAC
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MASTERWORK
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DIASPORA
There’s a universal message in Frédéric Brenner’s amazing photographic documentary of the Jewish people
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Mason Resnick
In the year 70 CE, Roman invaders destroyed Jerusalem, exiling over a million Jews across the Roman empire and dispersing them to “the four corners of the earth.” This is commonly referred to as the Diaspora. Approximately 2,000 years later, in 1978, photographer Frédéric Brenner set out to bring them back together— with his camera.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0051.xml
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Lenmar Enterprises, Inc.: LENMAR
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Lenmar Enterprises, Inc.
LENMAR
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0052.xml
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Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
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WHAT A YEAR!
THE 2004 MODEL YEAR IS DESTINED TO BE ONE OF THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME
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The excitement isn’t just because of the sheer quantity of new cameras—digitals of all types are here, with more to come. It’s also for the amount of technological sophistication your money buys. New low-cost 35mm SLRs, new lower-cost digital SLRs, as well as printers and scanners that do more for less, are just some of the evidence that we’re in the midst of a photographic bang-for-your-buck boom.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0053.xml
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Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
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SAVE? SPLURGE?
OUR BUYING ADVICE FOR NINE CATEGORIES
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MASON RESNICK
You want the best camera equipment you can afford, right? Well...maybe. Sometimes it makes sense to be stingy. Here are several categories of gear, and tips on when you should save and when you should splurge. CAMERAS SAVE Make a list of features you must have, find the least expensive camera that has them all, and buy it.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0054.xml
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SEKONIC: Sekonic L-558
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SEKONIC
Sekonic L-558
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Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
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WHO NEEDS ’EM?
SHOPPING FOR A CAMERA? WATCH OUT FOR THESE FECKLESS FEATURES
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PETER KOLONIA
When it comes to camera features, our Top Ten list (PC terminal, program shift, depth-of-field preview, etc.) has a flip side: The Bottom Ten-features that are (usually) the spawn of marketers, not photographers. When camera shopping, you can probably safely ignore:
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0056.xml
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RITZ CAMERA CENTER
QSX 9500
RITZ CAMERA CENTER
QSX UltraPro
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Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
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DOES IT WORK?
LEMONS HAPPEN; MAKE SURE YOUR NEW CAMERA ISN’T
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DAN RICHARDS
Let's get the Primary Rule out of the way. DO NOT EVER TAKE A BRANDNEW CAMERA ON A BIG TRIP OR ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EVENT. DON'T! OK, you're sniffing that new-camera smell. But shoot just casual snaps until you fully check out the camera. It will be well worth the reassurance to know that, yes, your camera is working properly.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0058.xml
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Schneider OPTICS: B+W Digital-Pro Polarizing filters
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Schneider OPTICS
B+W Digital-Pro Polarizing filters
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0059.xml
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Bogen Photo corp.: GOPIX A COLORFUL CAMERA BAG
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Bogen Photo corp.
GOPIX A COLORFUL CAMERA BAG
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0060.xml
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Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
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35mm Point-and-Shoots
THE BUYERS: SNAPSHOOTERS WHO LOVE THAT ENVELOPE FULL OF PRINTS; SERIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS BUYING A CAMERA FOR SAME
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Dan Richards
Just because film point-and-shoots have become commodity items doesn't mean you should buy them like you buy frozen broccoli or paper napkins. We know that prices have fallen so dramatically there is a grave temptation to buy purely based on price (or by amount of rebate, or how much swag you get in a kit).
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Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
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Entry-Level 35mm SLRs
THE BUYERS: ONCE ONLY FOR BEGINNERS, THESE LIGHT, COMPACT SLRS ARE NOW SUFFICIENTLY FEATURE-LADEN TO SATISFY ADVANCED AMATEURS
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Herbert Keppler
Magic! That's the only way to describe the improvements in convenience and flexibility in today's low-cost AF SLRs. More efficient mirror-prism coatings and finder optics have resulted in brighter, larger viewing images. And far more sophisticated AF systems have been made possible by adopting many of the advanced AF features found in more expensive cameras.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0062.xml
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73
73
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[no value]
Kodak: Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 10X optical zoom lens
[no value]
Kodak
Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 10X optical zoom lens
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0063.xml
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75
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[no value]
CASIO: QV-R40
[no value]
CASIO
QV-R40
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0064.xml
article
76
76,78
Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
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Mid-Level 35mm SLRs
THE BUYERS: UPGRADING POINT-AND-SHOOTERS; AMATEUR ENTHUSIASTS; PROS WHO NEED A BACKUP CAMERA
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[no value]
Peter Kolonia
Mid-level. Sounds kinda mousy? Drab and bland? Think again. Mid-level SLRs are where the action is! They can be packed with the sexiest, highest-tech features in all of photography. Why? First, camera manufacturers like to try out new technologies before committing them across the line, and the mid-level SLRS often play the role of techno-guinea pigs.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0065.xml
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77
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[no value]
Lexar Media Inc.: Nikon DlOO
[no value]
Lexar Media Inc.
Nikon DlOO
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0066.xml
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79
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[no value]
Olympus America Inc.: C-750
[no value]
Olympus America Inc.
C-750
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0067.xml
article
80
80,82
Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
[no value]
Pro-Level 35mm SLRs
THE BUYERS: PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS AND ADVANCED PHOTO ENTHUSIASTS
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[no value]
Peter Kolonia
Flagship 35mm SLRS for pros are usually more than twice the price of top-tier amateur SLRs, but their pictures aren't necessarily twice as good. In fact, the pro with a 600mm f/4 tele at a sporting event might get just as many sellable shots with a $400 backup SLR as with the $2,000 battle ax.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0068.xml
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81
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[no value]
New York Institute of Photography
[no value]
New York Institute of Photography
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0069.xml
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83
83
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[no value]
SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA: SD9
[no value]
SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
SD9
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0070.xml
article
84
84,86
Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
[no value]
Medium-Format SLRs
THE BUYERS: PROS AND SERIOUS ENTHUSIASTS WHO WANT AN EDGE IN IMAGE QUALITY PLUS FILM-AND-DIGITAL FLEXIBILITY
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[no value]
Jason Schneider
The more professional and serious you are about photography, the more likely you are to own and use a medium-format SLR. Why? Because medium-format SLRS combine high image quality and flexibility, making them effective tools for virtually any assignment.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0071.xml
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85
85
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[no value]
SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA: SIGMA 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM
[no value]
SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
SIGMA 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0072.xml
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87
87
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[no value]
SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA: SIGMA 24-135mm F2.8-4.5 lens
[no value]
SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
SIGMA 24-135mm F2.8-4.5 lens
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0073.xml
article
88
88,90
Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
[no value]
RANGEFINDERS
THE BUYERS: TRADITIONALISTS AND STREET SHOOTERS FAVORING AN ELEGANT, RESPONSIVE, QUIET, AND COMPACT FILM-BASED SYSTEM
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[no value]
Jason Schneider
Rangefinder aficionados are a breed apart. They tend to be purists, who place greater emphasis on refinement, finesse, and classic mechanical engineering than on the latest automation or technologies, and generally consider their rangefinder cameras to be precious objects rather than mere tools of the trade.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0074.xml
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89
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[no value]
SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA: SIGMA APO 300-800mm F5.6 EX IF HSM
[no value]
SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
SIGMA APO 300-800mm F5.6 EX IF HSM
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0075.xml
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91
91
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KYOCERa
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0076.xml
article
92
92,94
Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
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Class of THEIR OWN
THE BUYERS: COLLECTORS, TRADITIONALISTS, NONCONFORMISTS
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[no value]
Mason Resnick
Welcome to the anti-category. If your taste in cameras runs toward the odd, eclectic, artistic, or just comfortably retro, you may find your dream camera here. The perfect example? How about a 35mm rangefinder that can switch between standard 24×36mm and 24×65mm superwide panorama negatives—e.g., the Hasselblad XPan II?
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0077.xml
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93
93
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[no value]
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[no value]
Microtex Lab, Inc.
Microtek ScanMaker ¡900
Microtex Lab, Inc.
ScanMaker 1300
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0078.xml
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95
95
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[no value]
MINOLTA: DiMAGE A1
[no value]
MINOLTA
DiMAGE A1
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0079.xml
article
96
96,98
Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
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Pro-Level DIGITAL SLRs
THE BUYERS: PROS WHOSE LIVING DEPENDS ON GETTING THE SHOT RIGHT THE FIRST (AND PERHAPS ONLY) TIME
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[no value]
Michael J. McNamara
Most pro photographers succeed or fail based on how well their camera equipment helps them achieve their vision or meet the demands of clients. That's why they're willing to spend more for a pro-level digital SLR that doesn't force them to compromise.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0080.xml
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97
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TENBA: TENBA D-SERIES SHOULDER GEAR
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TENBA
TENBA D-SERIES SHOULDER GEAR
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[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0081.xml
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99
99
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[no value]
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ToCAD America, Inc.
TR-2000 Universal High-Voltage Battery Pack
ToCAD America, Inc.
777 Ultra Pro Tripods
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0082.xml
article
100
100,102
Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
[no value]
DIGITAL SLRs
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Michael J. McNamara
THE BUYERS: DIGITAL ENTHUSIASTS LOOKING FOR MORE CONTROL AND PROS BACKING UP THEIR PRIMARY DIGITAL SLR ot long ago, every digital SLR was a pro SLR—and only pros could afford them. But in the last two years, the line separating a pro digital SLR from a digital SLR has grown blurry.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0083.xml
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101
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[no value]
Fujifilm: Fujifilm FinePix F700 Digital Camera
[no value]
Fujifilm
Fujifilm FinePix F700 Digital Camera
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[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0084.xml
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103
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TAMRON: Tamron AF28-300mm F13.5-6.3 XR
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TAMRON
Tamron AF28-300mm F13.5-6.3 XR
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[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0085.xml
article
104
104,106
Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
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Digital EVFs (electronic-viewfinder cameras)
THE BUYERS: BUDGET-CONSCIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS LOOKING FOR A POWERFUL, LIGHTWEIGHT ALTERNATIVE TO A DSLR
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[no value]
Michael J. McNamara
Those who want more control, features, and options than they’ll find in a compact digital camera are scooping up digital SLRs this year. But if you aren’t willing to spend that much or don’t have a significant investment in 35mm lenses, a new digital EVF (electronic-viewfinder) camera might be a more affordable and compelling solution.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0086.xml
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105
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[no value]
SanDisk Corporation: SanDisk Ultra II CompactFlash
[no value]
SanDisk Corporation
SanDisk Ultra II CompactFlash
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[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0087.xml
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107
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0088.xml
article
108
108,110
Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
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Advanced Digital COMPACTS
THE BUYERS: SERIOUS SHOOTERS ON A BUDGET; BUDDING ENTHUSIASTS MOVING UP FROM POINT-AND-SHOOTS
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[no value]
Dan Richards
A conundrum: You want a camera that’s a big step up from a digital compact, but the minimum entry fee for a top electronic-viewfinder camera or a digital SLR puts the pixels out of your reach. Or maybe you just don’t want the bulk but still want the capability of a “big” camera. What to do?
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0089.xml
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109
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ADORAMA INC
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ADORAMA INC
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0090.xml
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111
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ADORAMA INC.
[no value]
ADORAMA INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0091.xml
article
112
112,113
Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
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Digital COMPACTS
THE BUYERS: SOCCER MOMS, LITTLE LEAGUE DADS; ANYONE, TYRO TO PRO, WHO WANTS A HANDY DIGITAL SNAPSHOOTER
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[no value]
Dan Richards
Digital compacts are now in just about the same place as film point-and-shoots were a decade ago: 1) every manufacturer makes a zillion different models; 2) the camera you buy today will be deeply discounted in a few months to make way for the new, improved model; and 3) you’re confused as hell.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0092.xml
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114,115
Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
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Cute Digital CAMERAS
THE BUYERS: ANYONE WHO CAN STILL FALL IN LOVE, AND BUSY FOLK WHO ALWAYS NEED A CAMERA WITH THEM
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[no value]
Dan Richards
There is a great temptation to call these “girlie cameras,” because they have become the fashion accessory du jour of the tweenage Elle Girl set. But the fact is that just about everybody—male and female, gradeschoolers to great-grandparents—readily falls in love with these pretty little cameras.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0093.xml
article
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116,117
Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
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SCANNERS
THE BUYERS: SERIOUS FILM SHOOTERS WHO WANT TOP DIGITAL QUALITY; OTHERS WHO NEED ALL-IN-ONE MACHINES
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[no value]
Jonathan Barkey
Think of the scanner as a “transitional tool” in the evolution of photography from an analog to a digital medium. You use it to translate your film or prints into computer files that can be e-mailed, manipulated, and digitally output. Until recently, home scanning was the cheapest, easiest way to make hi-res digital images.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0094.xml
article
118
118,119
Pop Photo BUYER'S GUIDE 2004
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PRINTERS
THE BUYERS: PHOTOGRAPHERS AT ALL LEVELS CAN NOW AFFORD TOP PRINT QUALITY AND MAJOR-LEAGUE FEATURES
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[no value]
Jonathan Barkey
Right now, the big picture in inkjet photo printers is that the three leading brands have achieved a comparable—and extremely impressive—level of output quality. Previously, Epson had the edge, but recent entries from Canon and Hewlett-Packard have leveled the playing field so that now, all high-end (and many less expensive) models turn out beautiful continuous-tone prints.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0095.xml
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120
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POPULAR Photography
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0096.xml
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121,122,123
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PHOTO SHOPPING center
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0097.xml
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0098.xml
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POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0099.xml
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125
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ADORAMA INC
[no value]
ADORAMA INC
[no value]
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0100.xml
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126
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CALUMET PHOTOGRAPHIC: EOS DIGITAL REBEL
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CALUMET PHOTOGRAPHIC
EOS DIGITAL REBEL
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0101.xml
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126
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0102.xml
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127
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Digital Liquidators
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Digital Liquidators
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0103.xml
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128,129,130,131,132
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Samy's Camera
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Samy's Camera
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0104.xml
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133,134,135
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BEACH CAMERA
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BEACH CAMERA
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0105.xml
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136
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Digital Foto Club, Inc.
[no value]
Digital Foto Club, Inc.
[no value]
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[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0106.xml
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137,138,139
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ABE'S CAMERAS AND ELECTRONICS OF MAINE
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ABE'S CAMERAS AND ELECTRONICS OF MAINE
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[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0107.xml
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140
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eBay Inc.
[no value]
eBay Inc.
[no value]
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[no value]
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0108.xml
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141
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Royal Camera & Video Inc.
[no value]
Royal Camera & Video Inc.
[no value]
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0109.xml
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142,143
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CALUMET PHOTOGRAPHIC
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CALUMET PHOTOGRAPHIC
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0110.xml
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144,145,146,147
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ONE CALL
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ONE CALL
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0111.xml
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148
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CAMERA WHOLESALERS
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CAMERA WHOLESALERS
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0112.xml
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149
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A&M PHOTO WORLD
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A&M PHOTO WORLD
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0113.xml
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150,151
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Broadway Photo
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Broadway Photo
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0114.xml
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152
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CCI CAMERA CITY Inc.
[no value]
CCI CAMERA CITY Inc.
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0115.xml
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153
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PENN CAMERA: OLYMPUS E-1
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PENN CAMERA
OLYMPUS E-1
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0116.xml
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154,155
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PENN CAMERA
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PENN CAMERA
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0117.xml
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156,157
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UNIQUEPHOTO
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UNIQUEPHOTO
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0118.xml
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158,159,160,161
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CameraWorld
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CameraWorld
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0119.xml
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162,163
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Focus Camera, Inc.
[no value]
Focus Camera, Inc.
[no value]
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0120.xml
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164,165
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17photo
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17photo
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0121.xml
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166
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The Camera Source Inc.
[no value]
The Camera Source Inc.
[no value]
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0122.xml
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167,168,169
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TriState Camera, Video and Computers
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TriState Camera, Video and Computers
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0123.xml
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170,171,172,173,174,175,176,177,178,179,180,181,182,183,184,185,186,187,188,189,190,191
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B&H PHOTO - VIDEO - PRO AUDIO
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B&H PHOTO - VIDEO - PRO AUDIO
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0124.xml
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192
HOW-TO
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Softbox of the Gods
Perfect portraits made easy: use soft, natural light
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JASON SCHNEIDER
An overcast day acts like a natural softbox, providing the best light for shooting portraits. Clouds diffuse sunlight, attenuating harsh shadows, and moderating the brightness ratio of subject and background so they fall well within the range of both capture and output media.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0125.xml
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193,194,195,196
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ADORAMA INC
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ADORAMA INC
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0126.xml
article
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196,198
advice@POPPHOTO.COM
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advice@POPPHOTO.COM
Kill the dust bunnies!
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Mason Resnick
Great picture-taking and gear-buying tips from our web site’s forums “My new pictures of Glacier Peak have some annoying splotches from dust on the sensor,” complained Rob Jordan. “I used the clean-sensor function and blew most of it away, but no matter how careful I am, dust still gets in there. How do you get rid of dust on your digital SLR sensors?”
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0127.xml
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197,198
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ADORAMA INC
[no value]
ADORAMA INC
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199,200,201,202
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ADORAMA INC
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ADORAMA INC
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HELP!
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HELP!
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[no value]
Through a glass darkly I was given a Tiffen 18A filter. It is very unusual—it’s pitch black! I believe it is an ultraviolet or infrared filter. I want to use it, but I don’t know how. The Complete Tiffen Filter Manual wasn’t much help. How does this thing work?
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0130.xml
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203,204,205,206,207,208,209,210,211,212,213,214
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ADORAMA INC
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ADORAMA INC
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214
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POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY
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215
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adorama
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adorama
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PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0134.xml
article
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216
SHOWCASE
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Tinsel Time
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Monica R. Cipnic
Looking for that perfect holiday card and wondering what professional photographers send? Here are some of our favorites (clockwise from top left): Michel Tcherevkoff’s dalmatian investigating a lava lamp; Robert Vizzini’s Asian-inspired view of Central Park in a blizzard; Jack Dykinga’s atmospheric Southwest view; Jeffrey Aaronson’s big bubbly; Bill Westheimer’s colorful photogram (yes, it’s a photogram!); and Eric Meola’s bison, which he shot in minus 20-degree weather in Yellowstone National Park.
PopularPhotography_20031201_0067_012_0135.xml
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217
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Lowepro: Lowepro bags
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Lowepro
Lowepro bags
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