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et a heavenly slice of New Englands most picturesque offerings


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when you join the Mentor Series on the trek to Rhode Island.
What this state may lack in size, it certainly makes up for in natural
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photographers David Tejada and Lucas Gilman as they guide you
through quaint landscapes, stunning shorelines and magnetic wildlife.
For photographers looking to energize their portfolio with dynamic
wildlife shots, the Norman Bird Sanctuary outside Newport is a
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Rhode Islands postcard-worthy beaches are an imperative stop
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44 DESERT ESCAPES
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editors letter
Editor MiriaM Leuchter
Art dirEctor Jason Beckstead
SEnior Editor Peter Kolonia
SEnior Editor Dan richards
SEnior Editor Debbie Grossman
tEchnicAl Editor Philip ryan
tEchnology MAnAgEr Julia Silber
ASSiStAnt Editor Lori Fredrickson
Art/Production ASSiStAnt Linzee Karasik
EditoriAl coordinAtor Jae Segarra
contributing EditorS tim Fitzharris,
russell hart, Peter Krause,
Neal Matthews, arthur Morris,
tony Nagatomo, Bryan F. Peterson

What is a photograph?
That question arose over and over in response to our 16th Annual Readers
Photo Contest (January 2010), both in letters to the editor (page 22) and in
our forums on PopPhoto.com.
At issue were two of the winners: Timothy Baileys picture of a motorcyclist chased by tornadoes and Todd McVeys of gulls wheeling around a
lighthouse. Both are composite imagesseveral different photos combined
into a seamless picture. In an era when technology makes it easy to alter
an image, where does photography end and illustration begin? And to
what extent must a photograph reect what the camera sees?
This issue isnt exactly new. From the very beginning of the medium,
photographers reinvented reality by staging scenes and combining separate images in the camera. And not just in hoaxes like the double-exposure
spirit photography prevalent in the 1860s. Documentary photographers
sometimes resorted to reenacting meetings at which they werent present and rearranging objectsand corpseson the battleeld for a more
effective picture, as Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner and his
colleagues did (a fact that didnt emerge for more than a century). And the
1860s also enjoyed a fad for double portraits of a single subject in the same
scene, often the photographer himself posing as if with an identical twin.
Nearly 150 years later, the idea that photographs can portray an imagined reality is nothing if not more accepted. Yet the debate rages on.
In the case of the contested pictures in this magazine, the composites
were clearly labeled as such and the photographers techniques explained.
They were shot with traditional cameras and lenses, one in a studio and
one on location. One used a model and one captured wildlife. Sure, the
action was staged, but the lighthouse was genuine (Ive been there).
Curiously, this year we heard no complaints that the Grand Prize Winner,
a shorescape by Dennis Frates, comprised three images stitched together
into a panorama. When we chose a pair of computer-stitched panoramas
by Bob Kim for our Grand Prize four years ago, many readers were furious.
Still, we take your suggestions seriously. For the next edition of our
annual contest, well consider creating a separate category for composites
or invented realities. But does a stitched panorama that looks like the original scene count as a composite? Does a staged scene with costumed models in a studio-built set count as an invented reality? We think noand
thats the problem with dening whats a real photo and whats a fake.

PoPPhoto.coM Editor Stan horaczek


ASSociAtE Editor Patrick Parker
in MEMoriAM herbert Keppler

EditoriAl dirEctor MarK JaNNot


grouP PubliShEr GreGG r. haNo
grouP dirEctor, SAlES & MArkEting Steven B. Grune
ASSociAtE PubliShEr anthony ruotolo, Wendi S. Berger
ExEcutivE ASSiStAnt christopher Graves
MArkEting dirEctor Michael Gallic
FinAnciAl dirEctor tara Bisciello
conSuMEr MArkEting dirEctor Diane G. Potter
buSinESS dEvEloPMEnt MAnAgEr Phil Mistry
northEASt AdvErtiSing oFFicE
Matthew Bondy, Lauren Brewer, Scott constantine,
taryn Guillermo, Sara Schiano Flynn
MidwESt
MAnAgEr John Marquardt (312-252-2838)
Ad ASSiStAnt Krissy Van rossum
loS AngElES
MAnAgErS robert hoeck (310-227-8963)
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Ad ASSiStAnt Kate Gregory
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Ad ASSiStAnt Diane Pahl
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MAnAgEr Jason a. albaum (jason@afatlanta.com)
clASSiFiEd AdvErtiSing SAlES chip Parham, Patrick Notaro
intErActivE SAlES MAnAgEr chris Young
digitAl SAlES dEvEloPMEnt MAnAgEr Brian Glaser
SAlES dEvEloPMEnt MAnAgErS
alexis costa, Michael Kelly, Kerri Levine
grouP dirEctor, crEAtivE SErvicES/EvEntS Mike iadanza
dirEctor oF EvEntS Michelle cast
SPEciAl EvEntS MAnAgEr erica Johnson
MArkEting Art dirEctorS Shawn Woznicki, Lindsay Krist
ProMotionS MAnAgEr eshonda caraway
Ad coordinAtor irene reyes coles
Publicity MAnAgEr amanda McNally
huMAn rESourcES MAnAgEr Kim Putman
Production MAnAgEr Betty Dong
grouP Production dirEctor Laurel Kurnides

chAirMAn Jonas Bonnier


chiEF ExEcutivE oFFicEr terry Snow
chiEF oPErAting oFFicEr Dan altman
chiEF FinAnciAl oFFicEr randall Koubek
SvP, corPorAtE SAlES & MArkEting Mark Wildman
vicE PrESidEnt, conSuMEr MArkEting Bruce Miller
vicE PrESidEnt, Production Lisa earlywine
vicE PrESidEnt, E-MEdiA Bill allman
vicE PrESidEnt, digitAl SAlES & MArkEting John haskin
vicE PrESidEnt, EntErPriSE SyStEMS Shawn Larson
vicE PrESidEnt, huMAn rESourcES cathy hertz
vP, corPorAtE coMMunicAtionS Dean turcol
brAnd dirEctor John Miller
PubliShing conSultAnt Martin S. Walker
corPorAtE counSEl Jeremy thompson

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See how celebrated photographer Mark Seliger uses the
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versatile new Nikon D3S at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.
With an astonishing low-noise ISO range of 200-12,800 and
performance at ISO 102,400 that must be seen to be believed.
The D3S has a 12.1 megapixel, FX-format CMOS sensor. A
ready-for-anything speed of up to 9 FPS, coupled with a 51-Point
AF system for the ultimate in precision and razor sharpness. Add
outstanding HD video capabilities and legendary NIKKOR
lenses, and it gives Mark a whole new set of creative tools.
Mikhail Baryshnikov was photographed at dusk at 1/50 s at f/4.0, ISO 12,800.

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DAY AT THE MUSEUM Walking through New


Yorks Metropolitan Museum of Art with the new
Olympus Pen E-P2, Senior Editor Peter Kolonia
sought out subjects to challenge the camera,
especially its built-in image stabilizationno
tripods (or flash) allowed in the Met. He captured
these Roman portrait sculptures sharply with a
handheld exposure of 1/13 sec at f/5.6, ISO 400,
and the 1442mm f/3.55.6 kit lens zoomed out
to 42mm. See our full test of this discreet
little camera starting on page 68.
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pictures metadata as you
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included Picture Image Browser
software. Use the info to plot
your photos on Flickrs maps or
export them to Google Earth.

The coolness doesnt stop


there. Sony held the megapixel
count down, promising less
noise for better image quality
important considering the ISO
goes up to 3200. The HX5V also
has a two-shot HDR mode for
greater dynamic range, Sonys
Intelligent Sweep Panorama
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Sonys coolest
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and makes
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panoramas.

PETER KOLONIA

WE CANT THINK OF many features Sony hasnt packed into its


latest top-of-the-line compact,
the Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V. It
shoots 10-fps bursts and 1080i
HD video, has an anti-motionblur mode, and uses face and
smile detection. Whats more,
it knows something no camera
before it has: its own location.

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Send your photos straight


to this linked-up frame

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finaLLy, a digital frame that


does what weve always said it
should. Kodaks Wi-Fi-enabled
Pulse frame, with a 7-inch LEDbacklit display, has an e-mail
address. So you can zap photos
right to the frame from anywhere, no software required.
Want to gather pics from your
friends and family? Link the
frame to Facebook or a Kodak
gallery. You can also add images
via a card slot in the back. Any
way you gather them, the frame
shrinks the photos so they dont
clog the 512 MB of internal
memory. And its a touchscreen,
so there are no ugly buttons.
Kodak pulse frame
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Consider keeping the frames address from friends who overload you with baby pictures.

right light
One Of the most challenging
tasks for environmental portrait
photographers is mixed lighting.
Lowels Blender heads aim to
solve that problem. While
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When shooting, just dial
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Lowel Blender
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Shine the
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and set the Blender accordingly). And because the light is


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way tungsten and
halogen lights do.

InSIde TeCh

news It Blends
feed If youre new to lighting,
> Canons
original EF
70200mm
f/2.8 zoom,
released in
August 2001,
should have
been a dream
lens. Only it
wasntour
tests showed
too much
distortion and
a less than
impressive
SQF. We're
hoping the new
version, out
recently, fares
better in our
lab tests.

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Lowels Blenders make


learning easy. Unlike
with strobes, what you
see is what you get
the color and shadows
on your subject will
look nearly identical in
your nal photo. They
come with AC adaptors, but have optional
battery sleds that actually accept camcorder
batteries from Canon,
Panasonic, and Sony.

Desire. Lust. Interchangeable lenses.


Panasonic LUMIX cameras come to the world of digital photography not with a lm camera heritage,
but rather a unique focus on all-digital technologies. That focus has enabled LUMIX cameras to not
only help create a whole new digital photo culture, but to also be on the leading edge of todays
digital camera revolution. The LUMIX G1 was the 2008 Popular Photography Camera of the Year
and the LUMIX GH1 was the American Photo 2009 Entry-Level D-SLR Camera of the Year.
Our latest innovation is the Panasonic LUMIX GF1, a breakthrough new camera that combines
state-of-the-art photo and HD video capabilities in a sleek, compact camera design with a range
of optional lenses. Capture stunning photos with the GF1s 12MP Live MOS sensor. Explore your
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> Has anyone

shAre it

A camera with some of a smartphones best qualities

if the OnLy photos you manage


to share are the ones you take
with your cellphone, this might
be the compact for you.
The 14.2MP Samsung CL80
has Wi-Fi built in, and its
3.7-inch touchscreen has a
QWERTY keyboard. Use it to
e-mail your favorite shots,
which get automatically shrunk
down to an inbox-friendly two
megapixels. No Wi-Fi? The

camera also has Bluetooth 2.0,


so you can beam photos to your
equipped cellphone and send
them out that way. Theyll be
resized to one megabyte.
One of the oddest but potentially useful features is the
CL80s slanted base. When set
down on a at surface, the camera tilts upward slightly, making
it easier to take automatic selfportraits or group shots.

Samsung CL80 $400, street www.samsungcamera.com

top video cAm


A camcorder even photographers can love

untiL viDeO in DSLRs really


improves, shooters invested in
the moving image will still need
a camcorder. JVCs new top-ofthe-line Everio GZ-HM1 promises many of the features that
photographers

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need and expect: 1080p HD video,


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Store up to six hours of full-res
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times when you leave the
DSLR at home, shoot 10.6MP
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noticed the
pigs in the
sky lately?
Sonys newest
compact
cameras are
beginning
to accept
SD cards in
addition to its
proprietary
Memory Sticks.

> We always
carry flash
memoryjust
in case. Thumb
drives can be
bulky, but
LaCies
WhizKey isnt.
A USB drive
that looks like
a housekey, it
fits on your key
ring and comes
in sizes from
4GB to 32GB.

> Want to
shoot in
super slo-mo?
Casios new
$350 Exilim
EX-FH100
can shoot up
to 1,000 fps
video.

> Americas
astronauts can
look forward
to some sweet
new DSLRs.
NASA has
ordered 11
Nikon D3S
DSLRs and
seven AF-S
Nikkor 14
24mm f/2.8G
ED lenses.
Theyll be used
on the space
shuttle and to
shoot on the
International
Space Station.

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New
Software
Corel Paint Shop
Photo Pro X3
Corel Paint Shop Photo
Pro has long been
the go-to program for
shooters looking for
powerful compositing
and editing tools at a
price that wont break
the bank. The latest
version offers the new
RAW Lab for making
basic edits on RAW
les, and enhanced
tools for bolstering
depth of eld and
extracting objects.
Making things simpler,
sharing, and other fun
stuff are now part of
the Project Creator.
Get it bundled with
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The LoWdoWn
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compact cameras, those 32gB
SDhC cards are starting to seem
paltry. Luckily, SDXC cards are on
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as current SD cards, SDXC will
eventually hold up to 2tB of data
2000gB. theyll have faster bus
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better burst shooting. Look for the
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Fire your
camera
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did. no remote
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Jasen petersen, a 38-year-old


realtor, has been photographing
competitions at Dance in Motion,
his wifes Battle Creek, MI, dance
studio, for two years. But shortly
after reading our December 2009
photo challenge to capture the
emotion of motion, I started to
dream up something with more
of a modern-art feel, he says.
A photo of a model covered
in our that he saw in another
magazine inspired the shoot that
produced our Challenge winner.
Petersen set up a black backdrop outdoors against one of
dance studios walls, placing one
AlienBees AB800 strobe facing the
backdrop and another slightly
behind it and to the left.
At nightfall, in 35-degree cold,
he and his sister-in-law led three
brave dancers to this outdoor
studio. His assistants (including the dancers, who took turns
modeling) would throw our on
each model, who held stfuls
of our to pitch in the air as she
jumped. For most of their poses
they would take one or two steps
and then leap, so I locked focus
and tracked them until they hit
the peak, he explains.
In just 30 minutes Petersen had
some great images, including this
one of his niece. And despite the
cold, everyone agreed theyd had
a great time.
Lori Fredrickson
shot with tripod-mounted canon eos
40d with 1755mm f/2.8 canon lens;
1/250 sec at f/22, iso 100.

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Butterfly Effects

Jo Whaley makes bugs theatrical stars

jO wHaley/PHOTO-eye gallery

Jo Whaleys
props include
(LR from top
left): Papilio
Ulysses,
Plusiotis
beyeri,
Tropea luna,
Sagra
buqueti,
Odonata, and
Pierid
Phoebis.

insects, says Jo Whaley. But they


are beautiful creatures, works of
art in themselves. She collects not
only dead beetles and butteries
but rusted metal, plastic pitted by
seawater, and fragments of iridescent glass to use in her work. In
the series excerpted here, Theater
of Insects, beetles are paired with
an oxidized champagne bottle; a
dragony, the top of an oil drum.
She arranges them on a table in
her studio. I start with one light
a Norman strobe, usually low and

to the side. I aim the light reected


from small, handheld mirrors
sometimes with colored gelsinto
darker areas or onto the insect
itself, she says.
Then, she says, I attach the
mirrors to Bogen articulated arms
or to small devices Ive made from
aluminum welding rods in black
rubber tubing and electrical clips.
These let her ne-tune the
lighting while peering through her
Canon EOS 5D with 100mm f/2.8
macro lens (for some of the images
here, she used a Mamiya 6x7 with

greg MaC gregOr

people usually just step on

Jo Whaley, 56,
of Santa Fe,
NM, is a
fine-art
photographer
and photo
professor. Her
Theater of
Insects is
published in
book form
(Chronicle
Books, 2008;
$23). See
more of her
work at www.
jowhaley.com.

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160NC lm). She sets the aperture
to f/16 or f/22 at ISO 100, and often
pops the strobe three times.
Im inspired by 18th-century
paintings where insects were the
symbol of the transience of life,
she says. When theyre paired
with man-made materials like
plastic and glass, you question our
cultures relationship with nature
and our own temporality.
For a longer interview, plus a picture of her setup, go to PopPhoto.
com/whaley.
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Contested

JANUARYS ISSUE showcases winners from the 16th


Annual Readers Photo Contest. I find it disappointing
that two of the winning photographs (action/sports and
travel/places) are composites, clearly unrealistic photos
that could not have been shot in a single photo.
This begs the question, what is photography? Is it
a camera-based single, minimally altered shot of an
event, or is it a computer-altered image that no longer
bears any resemblance to the original?
This in no way takes away from the photographers technical skills. Composites in digital photography, however,
sometimes no longer bear resemblance to the original
and therefore a comparison to a noncomposite cannot
be made. So what is your criteria when comparing apples
and oranges? They both resemble spheres?
If you are looking for characteristics of a good image,
technically excellent, with exposure, tonality, and focus
all under perfect control, then leave composites out of the
picture. Create a separate category for themdont lump
them in with those pictures that have not been altered.
Chris Santos
Seattle, WA

WHILE REVIEWING the two Photoshopped composites, I quietly


reflected on the timeless work of
Galen Rowell. By communicating
his feelings about his subjects, he
offered unique glimpses of reality.
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He stayed true to his ethics. His


prints represent the reality of the
exceptional momentsno more,
no less. Ive visited the Cape May
lighthouse many times and I
can assure you no traveler, past,

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Phil from Lexington, MA, (Letters, January 2010) concerning
the new -inch columns. I find
them very helpful for summarizing main points in the articles
and segregating important info.
They also help me decide which
articles to read that pertain to the
photography issues that interest
me most, or pique my curiosity in
articles I would have passed over.
Keep them!
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I WAS BORED on a cold, snowy day


and happened to notice the rubber band from a packet of mail. A
little experimenting later, I found
that different rubber bands can
be made into a variety of curves
and shapes. This project takes
only patience, a camera with a
macro lens, a placemat, and a
light. Your readers might also be
looking for something fun and
easy to do with a camera indoors.
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IN YOUR JANUARY Tech Support,


your editors recommended
rechargeable NiMH AA batteries
for a Canon PowerShot, despite
their charge loss. I have found
another solution: NiMH Hybrid,
as Rayovac calls its version. These
have a small amount of alkaline,
along with some protective inner
layers. Rayovac claims its NiMH
Hybrids will hold their charge
at or above 80% capacity for 6
months. They can be recharged
in normal NiMH chargers. I dont
use my camera daily, but I want it
to work when I do use it, and my
NiMH were almost always dead or
near-dead. With these new batteries I never have to worry about it.
For more info, see www.rayovac.
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NOTE: We will consider a separate


category for composites next time.
Please read the Editors Letter (page
6) for more about this controversy.

I RAN INTO a brick wall in your


October 2009 issue. On page 62
in The Great Outdoors, Essential
Gear, item #4 is insect repellent.
Do not spray insect repellent around
camera or, more importantly, lenses!
It will eat lens coatings and can
eat lettering off of camera bodies. If you must spray, set equipment down and walk downwind,
and make sure you dont get
any on your hands. With spring
on the horizon, it may be a good
time to let readers know this
vital information. Lynn Reihman
South Amana, IA

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present, or future will witness


that scene. These composites are
illustrations, not photographs.
Perhaps composites should have
their own category next year
because I firmly believe that the
winning scene in the travel/places
category should reflect reality.
Mike McKinne
Mt. Joy, PA

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Legacy Lenses
Q

Will my Minolta-mount,
autofocus Sigma lenses
work well with the Sony Alpha

850 full-frame DSLR without


M.J. Walt
loss of clarity?
North St. Paul, MN

Weve long used Minolta


AF-mount lenses on Sony
DSLRs without a hitch. To be sure in
your case, we attached a 28300mm
f/3.56.3 Sigma zoom in Minolta
mount to a Sony A850, and it autofocused just ne and worked in all
exposure modes. One minor caveat:
Current DSLR lenses often have
additional antireective coatings
on their rear elements to suppress
reections off the sensor surface.
Film-era lenses may show minor
image degradation due to this internal light scatter. Otherwise, youll get
good service from your old glass.

motion capture
I am an equine artist and
travel all over Oregon and California to get pictures of horses.
I still have a Nikon D70 with
1855mm f/3.55.6 lens and last
year I tried to use it to capture
running horses, but the autofocus
was too slow. I recently bought
a Nikon D700 and will order a
70200mm f/2.8G AF-S Nikkor VR
II lens. What is the best setting to
capture a running horse in full
sunlight in morning and at dusk?
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the fast zoom will help even more.
Wed set the AF to Continuous (C on
the switch near the lensmount) and
to Dynamic AF (the middle position
on the AF-area selector switch on the
back of the D700). This tracks movement both fore and aft and across
the frame. If your subjects move very
erratically, go into the custom function menu to function a3, and select
51-point 3-D focus tracking.
Shutter speed depends on the
interpretation you want. For action
thats frozen sharp, set 1/1000 sec
or faster. For owing motion, use a
slower speed (1/30 to 1/125 sec) and

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pan along with a running horse. This


takes practice, but it will be worth it.
And you wont have to raise the ISO
as much in low light.

recognizing raW
I have a Canon EOS 50D
and a 5D. The 5D downloads RAW
images to my iMac flawlessly,
but the 50D will not download
RAW images at all. When I use
the Canon software supplied with
the 50D, the images download,
but when I try to move them into
Adobe Photoshop CS4, it doesnt
recognize this type of image.
Canon says the problem is with
the computer software not being
current, but it is. William Weldon
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the Nikon D90? the olympus MF-1 oM adapter ($85,
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stopdown metering and manual focus only. Nikon lenses
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Your problem is pretty common as manufacturers continually update their RAW le formats.
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room to crop i had the
bad habit of composing my
images in the camera exactly
as i wanted them to appear as
prints. the problem? it gave me
no leeway later to, say, rotate
an image slightly to level a
horizon or to crop a full-length
portrait to 8x10 without cutting
my subjects feet off. now, the
last thing i do before ring the
shutter is zoom out a bit or
take a few steps back from the
scene. the crop is loose, and
thats okay.
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This months winners brought something extra to their nature photos

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LaurEN GELdENHuYS, 26, PHOTOGraPHEr,
CaPE TOWN, SOuTH afriCa
One evening on the farm where I worked as a
trainer for stage and lm animals, I heard our ve
donkeys playing outside my door. This one, Roley,
gave me a quizzical look, to say, Why not join in?
Were having fun! (animalafrica.wordpress.com)
Tech specs: canon eOs Rebel XTi with 1855mm
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I took this at sunrise in a remote area of WrangellSt. Elias National Park on an Alaska photo backpacking tour. As the sun cleared the clouds over
the mountains, I had my moment. To get all this
dynamic range, I bracketed and blended six exposures. (www.dougroanephotography.com)
Tech specs: Tripod-mounted canon eOs 5D Mark II
with 1635mm f/2.8L II canon lens; 1/300.7 sec at
f/22, IsO 100. composited in Adobe photoshop cs4.

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STEfaN EdWardS,
46, SECuriTY
CONSuLTaNT,
SOuTH WaLES, u.K.
I work full-time on
a reconstruction
project in Iraq, so on
my short visits
home, I try to t in a
photo class. I shot
this in a macro
workshop at the
instructors home,
where he had a
tabletop studio and
animals and insects
to photograph. The
setups were all very
simple, with the
choice of two studio
strobes, and usually
comprised a plain
black fabric
background, a
potted plant, an
animal such as a
praying mantis or a
frog, and a spray
bottle of water to
try to draw some
interest out of the
subject by spraying
it just before
shooting. I used just
one strobe for this
shot, positioned to
the lizards left.
When the lizard
went to lick off the
water Id sprayed, I
was lucky enough
to capture it.
(www.oakeld
photography.co.uk)

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Nikon d300 with
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Nikkor Vr lens.
Exposure, 1/200 sec
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Creative thinking

STREET SHOW
nicholas laclair

Get right in the middle of the story

anyone can photograph a street


performer from a distance, but
interpretive portraits like the one
above by Nicholas LaClair (www.
laclairimages.com) come from
taking time to connect with your
subject one-on-one. Youre more
likely to nd meaningful, unique
angles to photograph. And theyre

LaClair
edited his
image to
make it feel
like grainy
b&w film.
Exposure:
1/320 sec
at f/2.8,
ISO 400.

more likely to collaborate with


you to get your shots just right.
LaClair, a New York-based
fashion photographer and video
director, was strolling the French
Quarter of New Orleans when
he happened upon a group of
street performers in their teens
and early 20s. They had an air of

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bohemian romanticism, and the


photographer struck up a conversation with their leader about
music and his style of living.
They all seemed to be in different stages of maybe trying this
thing out, but this was this guys
life. He exuded the essence of this
lifestyle and he was really happy,
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how * Creative thinking

City Lights
ryan sidarto

Crop tight for emphasis

fix it fast

The original
image
placed the
horizon line
very near
the center
of the
frame,
which can
make make
a picture
look static.

beFore
this night shot of Bishops
Peak overlooking San Luis
Obispo, CA, has huge potential
for drama: Look at the clouds
seemingly spilling over the
mountain onto the city below.
But after a while, we thought
that the image, shot by San Luis
Obispo resident Ryan Sidarto,
had a little too much negative
space in the sky. It takes some of
the emphasis off the city lights
and the looming mountain.
So we decided on the most
simple x in the toolbox, a crop.
We kept the same aspect ratio
as the original and maintained
a strip of sky at top to maintain
the context of the photo. This

aFter
settles a number of elements
the peak, the horizon line, the
city lightsat or near a Rule of
Thirds placement.
Time spent xing: 5 minutes.
Sidarto made the shot with a
tripod-mounted Nikon D90 and
1740mm f/2.8 Tamron XR Di II
lens; 30 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100.
Debbie Grossman
and Dan Richards

problem solver
restless child syndrome

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LaClair says. What I thought was


interesting was the idea of living
off the grid, escapismbecoming
a traveler, a wanderer, a vagabond. His tattoos said a lot.
Though he made several portraits showing the guitarists face,
he found the strongest expression
in his hands and guitar. When
the musician paused for a rest,
he asked him to hold still for a
moment while he made the shot.
Then they continued talking as if
nothing had happened.
Its not posedits how he
naturally holds himself. Hes playing music for 10 hours a day. His
guitar shows that, so I wanted to
minimize everything else. Even
his clothes are just a backdrop,
LaClair says. Its a little clichd to
love hands, but with musicians
there is something magical about
the connection between the
hands and the instrument.
Although he shot his original
photo in color using a Canon EOS
5D and 2470mm f/2.8L Canon
lens, LaClair felt that grainy
black-and-white suited the guitarists lifestyle best. So with lm
on the mind, he edited his le
using Adobe Photoshop, converting the image to grayscale using
the Gradient Map tool.
Then he created a new layer
set to Overlay and lled with 50%
gray for dodging and burning. He
burned in the background edges
for richer blacks. And since the
original had little contrast, he
dodged and burned to increase
the tonal separation between
guitar and hands.
Finally he added a touch of
noise to the overlay layer to suggest lm grain. Thats how youd
see this guy, he says. Everything
was textureno color on him.
Portraits, LaClair says, require
coming up [to subjects] rst as a
person, then using the camera to
creatively capture what it is you
see in them.
Laurence Chen

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select squeakers that produce a wide variety of sounds
and range in texture from soft and feathery to rubbery and
squishy. second: nger puppets. again, go for diversity,
ranging from cute and funny to scary and monster-like.
to defuse any fear of your camera, turn it into a big toy by
taping a nger puppet to the prism housing.

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how * tips & triCks

Whats
This?

Work the sCene

Speed Tests
Slow the shutter and see what happens

Capture a moving subject with


your camera on a tripod, using
a wide range of shutter speeds.
Avoid scenes that have lots
of foreground detail. Assuming
average light, set a midrange
ISO (e.g., 400), and shoot a
fairly distant subject in shutterpriority mode. Start with the
fastest shutter speed the light
will allow, and bracket your way
down to the slowest.
Each image will render your
subject differently, while capturing the stationary elements
almost identically (and sharply).

Your subject can be sharp,


blurred, or completely invisible
depending on whether you use...
Fast shutter: About 1/125 sec
or faster will show your subject
with enough detail that its easily identiable.
Moderate shutter: From 1/60
sec to about 1/2 sec will get you
a blur or streak, like Andrew
Tobins bullet train above.
Slow shutter: Exposures measured in full seconds can depict
moving objects as a ghost-like
smudge. Leave the shutter open
long enough, and they could
even disappear. Peter Kolonia

Andrew
Tobin shot
this ghost
train using
a tripodmounted
Canon EOS
30D with
1755mm
f/2.8 IS
Canon lens.
Exposure:
1/2 sec at
f/16, ISO
100.

30-seConD photoshop
QuicK paintings
some of the coolest tools in adobe Photoshop Elements are the oldest. take, for example, the fun and
powerful impressionist Brush. hidden beneath the
normal Brush tool in the toolbar, you can use it to
make a photograph look like a painting quickly and
with a good deal of control. set your brushs size in
the options Bar: try a big one for the background or
make it small to retain more detail in your subject.
as you paint, your pictures colors are automatically
blurred and smudged as if they were liquid color.

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heres a cool experiment:

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electronic
remote
terminal
like a
cablerelease
socket
in a lmera slr,
it accepts
electronic switches that
let you re your Dslr
without pressing the
shutter release.
Where it is: Usually
found on the left-hand
grip, the terminal is
often hidden behind a
protective rubber ap.
how it works: on many
cameras, when a wired
remote is plugged into
it, a partial press of the
remotes release button
activates af, and a full
press res the shutter.
how to use it: by tripping the shutter without
having to physically
touch the camera,
youre often rewarded
with sharper pictures.
the sony alpha 550s
remote terminal shown
here also allows you to
lock the shutter open
for time exposures
using sonys rm-s1am
or rm-l1am switch.
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how * lighting

Cruiser Control
How to light great portraits while shooting into the sun
To add punch and power
to this stitched, panoramic
portrait of a small-town Texas
police squad, Patrick Cavan
Brown committed what is
generally considered a lighting faux pas: He shot with the
bright midday sun high and
almost dead-center.
I loved the way it looked and
was determined to build my
photograph around it, explains

the Asheville, NC-based pro


photographer. Not only is the
sun beautiful, but it adds spectacular depth.
Okay, we thought, but what
about the deadly problems
caused by shooting directly
into the sun, such as washedout and desaturated color,
missing-in-action subject detail,
and comet-shaped lens aberrations? Brown has the right

For this
stitched
composite,
Brown
positioned
his strobes
to make the
sun seem to
be the main
light, even
though its
clearly
backlighting
the scene.

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techniquesand equipmentto
overcome those pitfalls:

Balancing sun- and strobe light.


I knew when I saw the shadows
created by full sunlight, that if I
wanted to ll them in with my
Canon Speedlites, the strobes
would need to be powerful, plentiful, and close, says Brown.
He used the four Speedlites
direct and undiffused at or near

How Patrick cavan Brown Lit


complex
tHe Scene simple
after mounting his Canon eOS 5D (a) vertically on a Manfrotto 3415
tripod head and ancient gitzo tripod, Brown placed four Canon 580eX
II Speedlites (B) on lightstands at various heights and distances
around his subjects. he fired the camera and flashes wirelessly using
a cable release and Canons infrared Speedlite St-e2 transmitter.
the final image, which he tweaked in adobe Lightroom, was made
of four exposures, which he stitched into a single panorama in adobe
Photoshop. Between each of the four exposures, he moved some of
the lights to best balance highlight and shadow detail.

their maximum power settings,


so their specular effect would
mimic sunlight. Their output
was bright enough that the photographer could underexpose
the scene by 2 stops, adding
weight to the sky and shadows.

the gear

controlling are with careful


lens selection. Aiming a lens
directly into the sun creates
image-degrading are that
essentially fogs the sensor, eroding sharpness and detail. It can
also cause comatic aberration
(coma)a comet-shaped aring
along the image edges. Because
of their design and special coat-

ings, some lenses are better at


controlling are and coma.
Brown started with a Canon
2470mm f/2.8L lens for the
four vertical images that went
into this panorama. That lens
handled are terribly, though,
so I switched to my much older
Canon 1735mm f/2.8L, which
proved far superior, he recalls.

polarizing to boost color and


sharpness. The circular polarCanon 580EX II
Speedlite ($445,
street)
Canon ST-E2
Transmitter
($220, street)

izing lter helped me shoot into


the sun by darkening and maintaining color in the sky and
detail in the clouds, he says.
But it also acted as a neutraldensity lter, cutting light transmission through to the image
sensor by 2 full stops.

The dimming effect helped


Brown capture a sharper photo,
too. The reason? Instead of
shooting at or near the minimum aperture on his lens,
which introduces softness due
to diffraction (see Tech Support,
page 24), he could set f/11the
sharpest aperture on his lens.
The diminished light transmission also let the photographer crank up his Speedlites to
their maximum output without
blowing out highlights, making it easier for him to balance
strobe and bright sunlight.
To see Browns behind-thescenes, time-lapse photography
of this and other shoots, visit
patrickcavanbrown.com.
Peter Kolonia
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how * software workshop

Simply Sharp
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Most pictures are a bit blurrier


than they should be. Whether
thats due to your lens, RAW
processing, resizing, or other
tasks of a digital workow, your
images need to be sharpened
before you print or share them.
Adobe Photoshop and
Elements both offer several
options for sharpening. Much

An easier way to add


snap to your shots

of the time, Smart Sharpen


in Photoshop (or its cousin in
Elements, Adjust Sharpness)
is a great choice. But theres
also a dark-horse option, High
Pass sharpening. Its quick and
simple to do, it doesnt overly
accentuate image noise, it
wont give you oversharpened,
crunchy-looking edges, and it

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doesnt sharpen areas of blur.


Additionally, using this method
gives your image a nice bit of
contrast and snap.
High Pass sharpening is available in both Photoshop and Elements. Ill show the technique
using Elements, but it works
well with either program.
Debbie Grossman

siMple

coMpleX

Step 1
Begin by making a copy of the Background Layer. Duplicate it by

clicking with your right mouse button on the Background


Layer and choosing Duplicate Layer. If youre on a Mac with a
one-button mouse, hold down the Control key on your keyboard while
you click. Its not necessary to rename this new layerjust click OK.

F.y.i.
sharpeNiNg tips even properly
focused photos can benet from a
bit of subtle sharpening.
the trick? Wait to sharpen until
youve nished editing. youll need
to complete all pixel-based corrections, such as cloning and healing, before you sharpen. however,
you can still use non-destructive
adjustment layers after the fact.
Most importantly, dont sharpen
until after you resize. if you shrink
your photo to a small size for the
Web, only a hint of sharpening is
likely to be in order. But if you plan
on printing large, youll need to do
a much stronger sharpening job.

Photoshop
CS3 and
CS4 users:
If you like,
turn your
Background
Copy layer
into a
Smart
Object
before
proceeding
to Step 3.
This will
make your
High Pass
filter into a
readjustable Smart
filter.

Step 2
Now completely desaturate your Background Copy Layer. By taking the color out,
you can avoid oversharpening (and thus
worsening) color noise. To desaturate

quickly, hit Ctrl (Command on a Mac) +


Shift + U on your keyboard.
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Step 3

The smaller
the original
image, the
smaller
the Radius
youll need.

Now its time to add the High


Pass lter. Go to Filter >

Other > High Pass. Move the


Radius slowly upward until
you just barely see your
images edges in the gray
preview. Anything past 5 pixels
or so wont actually sharpen
cranking it up will make your
image begin to take on a
faux-HDR look. So dont go too
far. When youre done, click OK.

Step 4
To see the effect of your
lter, change your Background
Copy Layers Blend Mode. Use

the pulldown menu in the


top left of your Layers
Panel to switch from
Normal to Overlay.

Step 5
Now you should have a nice, sharp
image. If its too sharp, lower the
layers opacity. Or if its not sharp
enough, try a different Blend
Mode. The Hard Light mode will

take the effect up a notch;


Linear Light will most likely
send it over the edge.

When youre
all finished,
flatten
your image
by going
to Layer
> Flatten
Image. Then
Save As
using a new
filename.

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Simple

complex

Take It to the Hoop


For a new take on basketball, hang a camera above the game

one of the most exciting angles

PocketWizard (PW) ash and


camera triggers, and a PWN90M3 remote cable. A Manfrotto Magic Arm, Super Clamp,
and multiple Manfrotto Safety
Cables held my gear in place.
Before climbing a ladder and
hanging your camera, lens, and
remote triggers behind an actual
backboard, gather your gear and
practice mounting your rig
securely on pipes in your
basement or tree limbs in your
backyard. When youre ready for
a court, start with players just
dunking the ball or playing in
simple one-on-one contests.
Once you get your rigging and
shooting technique up to par,
youre ready for a game. Be sure
to get permission from the
schools athletic department
and have the players sign liability
releases.
Chet Gordon

chUck steWart

for shooting basketball is from


above, a vantage point few
spectators experience in real life.
But whats really killer: Getting
within inches of the action by
placing your camera behind a
glass backboard.
This is not easy to pull off. It
requires precision, planning, and,
most important, permission.
Because of the obvious liability
issuesimagine your rig crashing
down on the players!you
should perfect this technique
before trying it at an actual high
school or college game.
I shot the photo at left with a
Nikon D1x and 14mm f/2.8 AF
Nikkor lens, though any remotecapable camera and wide-angle
lens will do. Indoor courts need
more light to stop the action, so I
used four Dynalite Uni-Jr strobes,

Chet
Gordon,
staff
photographer for the
Middletown,
NY, Times
HeraldRecord, got
this exciting
shot at a
high school
basketball
tourney.
See more of
his work at
chetgordon.
blogspot.
com.

Step 1
mount camera to backboard.
climb a ladder and attach a super
clamp to a backboard brace
and a magic arm (with a camera
plate) to the clamp. mount the
camera to the plate and tighten
everything with channel-lock pliers.
a PocketWizard taped to the magic
arm red my strobes. a PW receiver
plugged into my nikons remote
terminal let me re it from the oor.

Step 2
compose and focus. on the
ladder, estimate where peak
action will be and manually focus
there. With gaffers tape, secure
the manual-focus ring and any
control that could shift during play
at the hoop. to control reections
off the glass, tape a lens shade
(handmade from black cinefoil)
between lens and backboard.

Gordon
secured his
rig by
threading
split rings
(from a
hardware
store)
through the
cameras
shoulderstrap lugs,
and drawing
Manfrotto
Safety
Cables (A)
and plastic
ties through
the rings
and around
backboard
braces.
He also
taped Safety
Cables
to the Manfrotto Magic
Arm (B).

Step 3
light the court. outdoor courts
may be well-lit for stopping action,
but few have glass backboards.
indoors, stop action with ash. i
had four 400-Ws dynalite strobes
(red by PW receivers) mounted
high in the bleachers, aimed slightly
down at the key. set strobe output
for 1/250 sec at f/4 at iso 800.

Final Step
test the system. Use an infrared
or radio remote trigger to re a
few test shots of a player. the
ash trigger, plugged into the
cameras Pc socket, will re the
PW-receivered strobes. retrieve
and check the memory card, then
adjust focus and exposure.
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TIRED OF THE COLD?


WARM UP WITH A TRIP
TO THE SOUTHWEST.
noW iS a Great time to visit
the desert. When much of the
country is still gripped in snow
and ice, temperatures in the
desert start to reach that justright point in late winter and
early spring, and clear skies
mean brilliant light at sunrise
and sunset. As a bonus, desert
flowers bloom in March, adding a rare splash of color to an
otherwise barren landscape.
So pack your gear, some
sunscreen, and lots of water,
and head on out. Here are a
few of the extraordinary things
that the desert offers to nature
photographers, and the best
places to find them.

Killer Dunes
Many desert areas have significant dune fields. For the best
shots, wait for heavy winds to
blow them clean of footprints
and create ripples and other
formations in the sand. Try
using this heavily rippled sand
as a foreground element when
shooting grand landscapes.
The colorful, low-angled light
of sunrise and sunset works
best to show the landscape
in clearest relief. The crests
of dunes often make the best
subjects, as you can juxtapose
sunlit and shadow areas of the
dune for dramatic effect. Be
careful when exploring dunes;
you dont want to ruin that

A sandstorm
in Death
Valley made
shooting
almost
impossible.
Canon eOs
5D Mark II
and Contax
Vario-sonnar
t* 3570mm
f/3.4 lens
with
adapter;
1/20 sec at
f/11, IsO 50.

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S P e c i a l

Desert
Escapes
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A windblown
foreground
in Death
Valley.
Canon eOs
5D Mark II
and Contax
Vario-sonnar
t* 3570mm
f/3.4 lens
and adapter;
1/40 sec
at f/16,
IsO 100.

perfect shot by tracking up


the sand before you realize its
full potential. When working
in blowing sand, avoid changing lenses to keep sand from
getting inside your camera.

Typically, a wide-to-short
telephoto zoom lens (like a
24105mm on a full-framer,
1670mm for APS-C sensors) will give you more than
adequate coverage.

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Where to find the countrys


best desert dunes: death
Valley national Park (CA)
has one of the most accessible dune fieldsMesquite
Flat Dunesand one of the
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tallest, Eureka Dunes, although


you might need four-wheel
drive to get to those.
Great Sand duneS national
Park (CO) has a huge eld, its
800-foot high dunes dwarfed
only by a backdrop of the massive Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
The dunes of White SandS
national MonuMent (NM),
although much smaller in size,
are unique for their white color,
which reects the hues of sunrise and sunset.

Sculpted Sandstone
Where there is sand, theres
likely to be sandstone. This soft
rock is typically colorful and
easily eroded by water and wind
into fantastic shapes. Natural
arches, rock sculptures, and
owing rock striations make
excellent photographic subjects.
Be careful when photographing
delicate sandstone features: You
dont want to break anything
and ruin the fun for others.
The warm light of sunrise and
sunset can really bring out the
brilliant colors in sandstone. Also,
sandstone in the shade appears
to glow when it is illuminated

by light bouncing off of other


sandstone in direct light. Usually,
overcast light is not ideal when
photographing sandstone.
Try Valley of fire State Park
(NV) for some of the most
colorful sandstone youll ever
see, with a rainbow of pastel
colors including reds, pinks,
yellows, oranges, and blues
all just one hour outside of Las
Vegas. Bonus features include
abundant natural arches and
Native American petroglyphs.
archeS national Park (UT)
lives up to its namewith more
than 2,000 sandstone arches, this
must-see park should be near
the top of every shooters life list.
Last but certainly not least,
the biSti WilderneSS (NM)
contains bizarre, sculpted rock
features that carry intriguing
names such as The Egg Factory
and Angel Wings.

Mysterious Slot Canyons


When water and sandstone collide, slot canyons form. These
narrow canyons, some barely
big enough to squeeze though,
make great photographic
subjectsif you dont mind a

Above left:
Morning light
on Bryce
Canyon
hoodoos.
Canon eOs
5D Mark II
and Contax
Vario-sonnar
t* 3570mm
f/3.4 lens
and adapter;
1/25 sec at
f/11, IsO 100.
Center:
sandstone
patterns in
Vermilion
Cliffs
National
Monument,
AZ. the 5D
Mark II and
1424mm
f/2.8G AF-s
Nikkor eD
and adapter;
1/125 sec at
f/11, IsO 100.
Right:
Glowing light
in spooky
Canyon.
Canon eOs
5D with
15mm f/2.8
sigma eX
fisheye lens;
13 seconds
at f/22,
IsO 100.

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little claustrophobia and


perhaps scraped elbows.
Before heading in, however,
check the weather forecast. If it
rains in the area while you are
exploring a slot, you might get
trapped in a sudden, dangerous ash ood. Even rainstorms
hundreds of miles away can
send a ash ood your way, so
only go if sunny skies generally
prevail in the region.
The sunny days that minimize
your risk of a ash ood also
offer the best light for photographing slots. Strong light
striking the rocks at the top of
the slot will reect down into
the interior, creating a beautiful,
soft glow. Direct beams of light
striking the canyon oor can
add drama to your imagestry
throwing a handful of sand into
the light to accentuate the beam.
If possible, plan to spend
several hours in a slot canyon
during the middle of the day, to
watch the light change and to
ensure you catch the peak glow.
While some slots require
technical canyoneering skills
to reach, there are many easily accessibleand extremely
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photogenicslot canyons in the


southwestern desert.
Try Grand StaircaSeeScalante national MonuMent
(UT), with several beautiful slots
including Zebra, Spooky, and
Peek-A-Boo Canyons.

Perhaps the most famous slot


canyon in the world is anteloPe
canyon (AZ), on Navajo Nation
tribal land. For a fee, you can
explore its many twists and turns,
and shoot its famous glowing
sandstone features and arches.

sunrise
light strikes
yellow
volcanic
badlands at
Zabriskie
Point in
Death Valley.
K.B. Canham
DLC 4x5 view
camera with
150mm f/5.6
Rodenstock
lens; 1/15
sec at f/22,
Fujichrome
Velvia 50.
Colorful
striations
streak the
walls of
Zebra slot
Canyon.
Canon eOs
5D with
15mm f/2.8
sigma eX
fisheye lens;
1 sec at f/16,
IsO 100.

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Water Features
Ironically enough, water denes
many desert areas, sculpting the
landscape and bringing life to
what would otherwise be barren.
Some desert areas have an abundance of water, making for unique
photography opportunities.
For the ultimate desert water
experience, Great Salt lake
(UT), the largest salt lake in the
western hemisphere, doesnt
disappointhead to Antelope
Island State Park for a chance
to photograph landscapes and
wildlife, including bison, pronghorn, and bighorn sheep.
biG bend national Park (TX),
which preserves a magnicent
portion of the Chihuahuan
Desert, is dened by the looping
Rio Grande River. Many photogenic wonders await you there,
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Secrets of
By Peter Kolonia

how Do you take wildlife pictures as exciting as those in this


magazine? We canvassed 19 great
wildlife photographers (a list is on
page 111) to nd out.
Of course, these professionals
generally use top-of-the-line gear,
including DSLRs with fast burst
rates (at least 5 frames per second,
preferably 8), image-stabilized
camera bodies or lenses, and the
sharpest, fastest telephoto glass.
But the pros also shared their
less-obvious techniques and strategies for nding, luring, lighting,
posing, and coaxing photogenic
behavior from their subjects.
Their advice isnt always for
the squeamish. Some get much
closer than you may think wise.
Some offer live prey to catch
predators in action. And some
enlist animal trainers to help
them interact directly. Still, youll
be able to apply at least some of
their tips whether youre photographing hippos on a safari or
songbirds in your backyard.

two grizzly
bears battle
over a fishing
spot on
Margot
Creek in
Katmailand,
AK. Chris
McLennan
used a Canon
EOS-1Ds
Mark III and
Canon
400mm f/2.8
IS lens.
Exposure:
1/3200 sec
at f/2.8 and
ISO 250.

chris mclennan

Out for Bear


You dont have to head to
Alaska to photograph
bearsbut it sure
helps. Chris McLennan,
based in New
Zealand, captured
these two grizzlies
ghting over a
shing spot in
Katmailand,

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Wildlife
Photographers
TOP NATURE
SHOOTERS SHARE
THEIR TRICKS
FOR THRILLING
PICTURES

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oliver klink

AK. He cautions, While most


wild animals are best photographed when unaware of your
presence, with bears its advisable
to ensure they know that youre
around. The most dangerous
bears are those that you surprise.
Indeed, every bear photographer we interviewed dwelled on
safety more than photographic
technique. And before attempt-

ing to capture bears on their


own, many professional wildlife
shooters take workshops such as
those in Charles Glatzers Shoot
the Light series.
Over the years, Glatzer has
learned that bears are governed
by two overriding obsessions:
food and fear. As long as you
dont scare the bears, they will
concentrate entirely on food and

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ignore you, he says. If you move


slowly, and dont stand erect or
make loud noises, you can often
get within 100 feet. If, however,
their attention shifts from food to
you, you better back up as quickly
and quietly as you can.
Besides keeping a safe distance
between you and the bear, he
recommends carrying a can of
pepper spray within easy reach

in your backpack. Bear deterrents


are so important for photographers and others getting close to
them that manufacturers such
as Counter Assault, in addition to
selling sprays and other deection tools, sell inert, practice
pepper-spray cans to teach you
the mechanics of the safety lock,
the arc and reach of the spray,
and other operational ne points.

In the wild, never place yourself


between two bears or groups of
bears. The best way to avoid this
is by watching your subjects body
language, especially the ears. If
a foraging bear twitches its ear
repeatedly to the right, theres
a good chance its following the
progress of another bear or group
of bears to its right through
the woods. Also, cubs are cute,

but their mother is especially


dangerouseven if you dont see
her, shes probably nearby.

Birds of the Air


Oliver Klink, a wildlife photographer, workshop leader, and author
from Los Gatos, CA, captured this
horned pufn in Alaskas Lake
Clark National Park. My rst task
is to look for birds that repeatedly

A horned
puffin banks
toward a
landing with
food for
waiting
chicks. Oliver
Klink shot
with a Canon
EOS-1Ds
Mark III and
Canon
70200mm
f/2.8L IS
lens.
Exposure:
1/3200 sec
at f/7.1 and
ISO 800.

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A snow
leopard at
the triple D
Game Farm
in Kalispell,
Mt, eyes a
nearby
handler.
Paul Burwell
captured it
with a Canon
EOS-1Ds
Mark II and
Canon
100400mm
f/4.55.6L
IS lens.
Exposure:
1/320 sec
at f/6.3,
ISO 400.

traverse the same ight patterns. I


learn the pattern, then nd a background along the path that, even
without a subject in ight, will
make an exciting picture, he says.
This horned pufn was very predictably circling its burrow, where
chicks waited to be fed. I set up my
camera, framed Mount Redoubt in
the background, and just waited
for the picture to happen.
Metering birds in ight is tough.
As you follow them across the sky,
the background can change from
dark to light to middle grayand
your exposures range from dark to
light and back again. I use a light
meter to take an incident reading
in the prevailing light, and then
set that in the manual-exposure
mode, says Glatzer. I then nesse
exposure depending on the primary tones in my subject, giving
slightly less exposure to darker
subjects, and more to lighter. My
exposures may be slightly over or
under, but theyre consistent.
Every avian family comes
with its own set of tips for better pictures. With wading and
shore birds, for example, Glatzer
approaches from the water.
Shore birds are accustomed to
threats coming from the land, not
the water, he explains. If you put
on a pair of waders and walk out
into a bay to approach them, you
will get within a few yards before
they take ight.
Bird specialist Jim Gilbert
of Bernardsville, NJ, lays prone,
on his stomach, for shorebirds.
Theyre almost completely

unconcerned about a photographer laying at on the ground.


It not only gets you close,
but will also help blur distractions in the fore- and background
of your photo if you shoot at
wider apertures.
For songbirds, Gilbert waits until
spring to photograph males as
they dene and defend their territories. Males in spring wear their
nest mating plumage and have a
series of favorite singing perches
around their territories, he says. I
nd the perch with the best lighting and background, and sit there
and wait for the male to return,
usually putting early-morning
light at my back.
For birds of prey, many pros
use their cars as blinds. National
wildlife refuges usually have tour
roads, says Gilbert. If I see an
osprey or eagle perched near the
road, I slowly pull up to within
shooting distance, and if my subject ies off, it gives me time to set
up. It will often return.
Like many pros who specialize in birds of prey, Scott Linstead
of Maple Grove, Quebec, attracts
owls and hawks with live mice,
often sold in pet stores as food
for snakes. Tossing them towards
the birds works especially well on
elds of snow, where predators
are quick to spy their dark prey
against the pure white backdrops.
I track the incoming birds as
they swoop toward the mice, ring
bursts at 8 frames per second,
usually coming away with a
couple of sharp frames, he says.

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A 12-day-old
harp seal
pup takes its
first plunge
into the
29-degree (F)
waters of
Canadas
Gulf of St.
Lawrence.
Brian Skerry
used a Nikon
F5 with
Kodak's
Kodachrome
64 slide film.
(Lens and
underwater
housing
unknown.)
Exposure:
1/60 sec at
f/8 with
fill flash.

When metering a soaring bird,


youre often shooting its shaded
side, so add slightly to the metered
exposurestart with 1/2 stop of
exposure compensation.
It also helps to have the right
equipment. Especially for long
lenses, gimbal-style tripod heads
such as the Wimberley II offer

much more freedom of movement


when following soaring birds than
other types of heads.

In the Not-So-Wild
Purists eschew game farms, but
these offer a safe way to work with
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controlled conditions, before you


attempt them in the wild.
Paul Burwell, an Edmonton,
Alberta, photographer, writer,
and workshop leader, captured
the snow leopard (page 56) at the
Triple D Game Farm in Kalispell,
MT. Game farm trainers have
taught me a lot, he says. They

shoulder glance, two Triple D


handlers tossed a snowball back
and forth, successfully drawing
and holding the leopards attention while Burwell red away.

brian skerry/naTional geograPhic magazine

Nocturnal Creatures

can tell you so much about individual species, their behaviors, and
how best to photograph them.
Because most captive animals learn to expect treats from
trainers, these handlers can
also provide a point of focus for
the wildlife, erasing a bored or
lifeless expression by simply

reaching into their pockets.


Trainers were helpful in producing this snow leopards intensely
alert expression, for example, by
capitalizing on the cats instinctive attraction to quick movement, which helps them locate
and catch prey in the wild. To
coax the impressive over-the-

To catch animals whose day


starts only as daylight ends, Scott
Linstead uses a motion-triggered
camera. My rst task in photographing this big brown bat [page
60] was luring it into within ash
range, he says. I did it with a
small articial pond in the middle
of the Amado, Arizona, desert.
The water source in that very dry
environment almost guaranteed a
few thirsty subjects.
Once the bats discovered his
pond, Linstead lit them with
four Nikon SB-800 Speedlights
placed around its perimeter. With
an infrared tripwire kit from
Phototrap ($460, direct), his Nikon
D300 red automatically whenever a ying bat broke the infrared
beam. At the moment of exposure, the D300s built-in pop-up
ash red, triggering the optically
slaved Speedlights.
The system worked ne,
except that the ash output was
bluish and a little articial looking, says Linstead. To compensate, I manually selected a warm
white balance of around 8000K.
To increase my chances of a sharp
photo, I used f/16 for plenty of
depth of eld. The small aperture
also prevented ambient light from
contributing to the exposure,
which reduced the chance of
motion blur in the bats.

Smile, Crocodile
When we rst saw Tim Rocks
shot of a saltwater crocodile (page
110) made in the Rock Islands
of Palau in the western Pacic,
we assumed he took it from the
safety of a canoe. But, no. He was
swimming inches away from the
mature, man-eating beast.
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although it was almost too thin to


be seen. We felt fairly safe swimming with and shooting the croc
this way, always watching for the
powerful tail and pointy claws.

Wildlife in General
The pros we spoke with offered a
plethora of useful tips for better
wildlife photography, no matter
what your subject:
Practice on Pets. Diane

a big brown
bat swoops
to drink from
a pond in the
arizona
desert. scott
Linstead
used a nikon
D300 and
70200mm
f/2.8 Vr
nikkor.
exposure:
f/16 at 1/250
sec, iso 400.

McAllister, who lives in the


mountains outside Reno, NV, has
taken some of the best grizzly
photos weve ever seenbut she
doesnt attribute her success to
her Canon cameras, her timing,
or her fearlessness. She thanks
her two pet Labrador retrievers.
In the months before her Alaskan
excursions, she practices focusing, exposure, tripod handling,
Continued on page 110

scOTT linsTead

How did he survive? With the


help of a former crocodile hunter,
Rock rst captured the animal and
fed it until it could eat no more
and became somewhat lethargic.
Then, using a ne but strong nylon
shing line, he wrapped its snout
closed. Because all the jaw power
a croc has is used to close its
mouth, its fairly easy to tie it shut,
he says. Its jaw muscles were
too weak to break our lament,

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CANONS NEW PRO STAR

A tough and speedy shooter adds more pixels and gets more sensitive
appealINg moSt to sports shooters, news photographers, and any
others who need a solid, weatherresistant workhorse body, Canons EOS-1D series has long been
a leader in camera technology.
The latest in this line, the EOS-1D
Mark IV ($5,000, body only) brings
with it a new 16.1MP CMOS
APS-H (1.3X lens
factor) sensor, as

CaNON

EOS-1D
MaRK IV

well as a new 45-point autofocus


system, full 1920x1080-pixel
30-frames-per-second video capture, and sensitivity of up to ISO

16.1mP cmos
aPs-h
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102,400. But how did it fare in our


lab and eld testing? Read on.

imaging scores High


First, the good news. Results
from our three main tests
placed the 1D Mark IV at the
very top of an Extremely High
overall image quality ranking,
just a bit shy of Excellent.
Specically, color

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lab * dSlr teSt

amateur

cAnOn eOS-1d mArk Iv

pro

accuracy was Excellent with a


Delta E score of 6.56. Resolution measured a more-than-respectable 2490 lines, just below
the 2500-line minimum for an
Excellent rating.
That puts it ahead of its main
competitor, Nikons D3S ($5,200,
body only), which scored 2330
linesan edge, but not a huge
one. (The D3S sports a fullframe 12.1MP sensor, for a lower
pixel count but bigger pixels.)
With that resolution edge
comes a bit more noise at lower
ISOs than we saw in the Nikon.
At default settings, the Canon
scored an Extremely Low rating
at ISO 50 (the Nikon starts at
ISO 100), but stepped up to Very
Low from ISO 100 through ISO
400, where the Nikon maintains
Extremely Low noise.
Although the Nikon kept
its edge through ISO 800, the
Canon showed less noise from
ISO 1600 through ISO 12,800.
The rankings ipped again
in Nikons favor at ISO 25,600
through 102,400though noise
was Unacceptable at these sensitivities with both models.

Fastest in Bright Light

PeTer KOlOnia (FrOnT OF camera) PhiliP ryan (lcD image)

Duplicated
buttons
makes
portrait
shooting
easier

If theres bad news from our lab


tests, its the 1D Mark IVs lowlight autofocus performance,
which lagged signicantly
behind the Nikons.
Because the 1D Mark III suffered from AF problems in some
units from its inception, we
werent surprised that Canon
created a completely new AF
system for the Mark IV. We were
surprised, though, to see that
canon eos-1d mark iv
whats hot
ISO 50102,400 with 10-fps bursts.
whats not
Sluggish low-light AF, and weighs a ton.
who its for
Sports shooters or anyone who needs
a fast burst rate in a body built like a tank.

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cAnOn eOS-1d mArk Iv

the new system proved slower


in our tests than the old one,
even in bright conditions. This
isnt to say that its performance
was terrible, but in a camera of
this caliber, we expect more.
Ultimately, it seems as though
the Mark IV is deliberately tuned
for brighter situations. Indeed,
with AI Servo tracking turned
on, it did a ne job of maintaining focus on subjects moving
throughout the frame, as well
as toward or away from the
camera. Canon says that new
algorithms were created for
such situations and that the AF
processor works in tandem with
the cameras main processors
during tracking.
Like its predecessor, the Mark
IV has two of Canons processors insidein this case, a pair
of Digic 4 chips. Thats a lot of
horsepower, but necessary for
the cameras scorching capture
speed: up to 85 full-sized JPEGs
(with JPEG compression set to

test ResULts

its default of 8 instead of the


highest quality level of 10) at
10 fps before the buffer lls. If
youre using one of the latest CF
cards with an Ultra DMA Mode
6 classication (e.g., the Lexar
Professional 600x or SanDisk
Extreme Pro), you can expect up
to 121 of those JPEGs.
That 10 fps is one frame more
per second than the Nikon at
full resolution, although the
D3S can capture 11 fps when
set to its DX crop mode, which
serves up 5MP images using
only an APS-C-sized area in
the center of the sensorin
that mode, the Nikons images
would be even further behind
the Mark IV in resolution.

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POOr

eXcellent

resoLUtion

ISO 100

2490 EXTREMELY HIGH


1500

2000

2500

3000

3500

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100

VERY LOW 1.5

200

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400

LOW 1.6

800

Built to Last
the array of
buttons on
top let you
adjust
most of the
cameras
essential
functions

ISO 501600
EXTREMELY HIGH

LOW 1.9

As is always the case with


Canons 1D series, this is one
solidly built camera. A magnesium-alloy shell ensures that it
can stand up to a beating, while
the shutter is rated to last for

1600

MODERATELY LOW 2.3

3200

MODERATE 2.5

6400

MODERATE 2.9

the controls
are made for
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seem minor, its noteworthy
that Olympus is paying close
attention to product renement.
Also, on the basis of color accuracy and noise control alone,
the E-P2 would have earned
an Excellent rating for image
qualitythe resolution number
is what knocked it down two
levels to Very High.
For comparison, Panasonics
Lumix DMC-GF1 ($900, street,
with 1445mm f/3.55.6 lens)
earned an Extremely High
image quality ranking due to
resolution a notch better2300
lines. But the E-P2 beat the
Panasonics noise performance
at every ISO above ISO 100 that
they share. Plus, the E-P2 has
a top sensitivity of ISO 6400,
versus 3200 on the GF1.
In use, the E-P2 could be
taken for a clone of the E-P1

Olympus pEN E-p2

from above,
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cuts an
elegant line
with a
well-placed,
angled grip
on the
right side.

except for colorblack instead


of silver or white. The control
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from the E-P1which means
that its dials and buttons are
as small and crowded. The
body offers reasonably good
ergonomics for such a small
camera, however, and all the
controls can be operated with
the right hand alone.
Although we cannot run our
lab tests on the kind of AF system Micro Four Thirds cameras
use, we did try it extensively
in the eld: Focusing speed
remains slower than that of
DSLRs, but we noticed that the
E-P2 was slightly faster in most
conditions than the E-P1. Panasonics GF1 has them both beat,
but it too lags behind DSLRs.

accessories Matter
The most important addition
the E-P2 makes to the Olympus
Pen line is its accessory port.
On the back of the camera just
below the hot-shoe, the port lets
you add accessories that communicate with the camera body.

PeTer KOlOnia

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exposure
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2.53 STOPS
1

Chief among these is the VF-2


electronic viewnder, which is
included in the kit. It provides
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scene and has the same 1.15X
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also can tilt up to any angle up
to 90 degrees to make low-angle
or close-up shooting easier. The
built-in diopter can be adjusted
by turning a rubber-coated ring
around the eyepiece. Eye relief is
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could see the entire screen
without scrunching or shifting.
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provides a sharp, ne-grained
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seamlessly even during a fast
pan. But, like most EVFs, the
VF-2 falls way short if you actu-

Olympus pen e-p2

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It blanks out (much longer than
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with a subject after a shot.
The E-P2s new AF tracking mode will help keep your

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continuous lateral movement AI
Servo usually tracks.
As its less-tapered shape suggests, this lens has an entirely
different optical design from

1.11 in.

4.82 in.

Go ahead.
Take the plunge.

Pro

Canons non-IS 100mm f/2.8


Macro (still in the lineup). It
sports an ultra-low-dispersion
glass element for controlling
color fringing and, like all L-series
Canons, multiple weather-resistant seals and gaskets.
About average in size and
weight for a 100mm, the lens is
slightly lighter than the compa-

SPECIFICATIONS TEST RESULTS


100mm (99.98mm tested), f/2.8 (2.91
tested), 15 elements in 12 groups.
Focusing turns 140 degrees.
DIagonaL vIEw angLE: 24 degrees
wEIght: 1.4 lb
FILtEr sIzE: 67mm
moUnts: Canon AF
InCLUDED: Lenshood, case
strEEt prICE: $1,000

DIstortIon: 0.01% (Imperceptible) barrel


maCro DIstortIon: 0.01%
(Imperceptible) barrel
LIght FaLLoFF: Gone by f/3.5
maCro LIght FaLLoFF: None
CLosE-FoCUsIng
DIstanCE: 11.9 inches
max. magnIFICatIon ratIo: 1:0.92
stabILIzatIon: 2.53.5 stops; 2 in macro

Canon EF 100mm F/2.8L Is Usm maCro


whats not
whats hot
Macro IS less than wed hoped.
Virtually distortion-free.

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rable Nikon, but almost 1/4-inch


longer. Its a paragon of handling:
AF is absolutely smooth, silent,
and rapid, and the turning action
of its very generously sized MF
ring is well-damped and faultfree. Focusing and macro scales
are much brighter and more legible than Canons usual scales.
With no barrel rotation or
extension during focusing, its
well suited to lens-mounted ring
ashes and compatible with
Canons D tripod collar (great
for quickly switching orientation), as well as Canons extension tubes, which support Hybrid
IS on all current Canon bodies.
On our optical bench, the lens
produced Excellent-range SQF
numbers, indicating awless
contrast and sharpness. (Results
were very similar to those of
Canons non-IS 100mm macro.)
Our DxO Analyzer Version 3.2

a threestage focus
limiter on
the barrel
offers full,
macro, and
nonmacro
focusing
ranges.

Nikon, but at normal distances


tests found virtually no distorits rival provided up to 4 extra
tion in the normal and macro
stops of handholding.
focusing rangesa fantastic
While you might question the
accomplishment, and marginally
necessity of IS in a 1:1 macro
better than both the non-IS ver(most people shoot close-ups on
sion and the comparable Nikon.
a tripod), this lens offers much
Light falloff was gone by f/3.5
more than macro. Equivalent to
in the normal focusing range,
150mm on Canons Rebel line,
and at close-focus there was
its an excellent focal length for
no detectable edge falloff at all.
portraits, letting you attractively
(The Nikon showed vignetting
defocus a background or shoot
until f/4 in both ranges.) At the
in low light without a tripod or
close-focusing distance of just
ash.
Julia Silber
under a foot, maximum subject
magnication was a larger-thanlifesize 1:0.92.
And in DxO blur tests of the
Our standard
new Hybrid IS system, our three
lens test, SQF
rates sharpness
shooters gained between 2.5 and
by print size
3.5 stops of handholdable sharpness in the normal focusing range and slightly less
100
MM
than 2 stops in the macro
(1:3) range. At close focus,
kEy
it did slightly better than the

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Pentax Da 35mm f/2.8 macro LimiteD af


AmAteur

Pro

Micro Macro
2.42 in.

A little closeup prime with


big results

DurAble AnD well designed,


1.83 in.

0.39 in.
Pentaxs DA Limited lenses
have long been among our
favorites. And this light, compact, aluminum-clad prime
($540, street)equivalent to
52.5mm on Pentax DSLRs
lives up to the line. Offering
greater-than-lifesize magnication and focusing to 5.5 inches,
its perfect for small subjects that
you can reach to adjust from the
normal shooting distances,
camera position.
vignetting was closer to average.
Its coating repels dust, water,
Easy to carry, equivalent to norand grease, while the Quick-Shift
mal focal length, fast, and sharp,
focus system switches between
with plenty of magnifying power
AF and manual instantly. The
and virtually no distortion. What
focusing ring turns smoothly, but
more could close-up fans ask for?
the built-in, retractable lenshood
Julia Silber
extends with a slightly sticky
feel. The velvet-ocked cap and
lenshood add a touch of luxury.
Our standard
Our SQF test results were Excellens test, SQF
rates sharpness
lent, and DxO Analyzer 3.2 tests
by print size
showed Imperceptible barrel distortiona superior result,
topping Nikons 35mm
35
MM
f/1.8 macro, for instance.
There was no light falloff in
key
the macro range, though at

SUbjECTIvE
qUALITy
FACTOR

SPECIFICATIONS TEST RESULTS


35mm (34.40mm tested), f/2.8 (2.86
tested), 9 elements in 8 groups. Focusing
turns 140 degrees.
Diagonal view angle: 44 degrees
weight: 0.5 lb Filter size: 49mm
mounts: Pentax KAF2
incluDeD: Built-in lenshood, case
street price: $540

Distortion: 0.08% (Imperceptible) barrel


macro Distortion:
0.08% (Imperceptible) barrel
light FalloFF: Gone by f/3.5
macro light FalloFF: None
close-Focusing Distance: 5.5 inches
maximum magniFication
ratio: 1:0.92

pentax-Da 35mm F/2.8 macro limiteD aF


whats not
whats hot
focuses very close; almost no distortion. Vignetting in nonmacro range at f/2.8.

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canon eos-1d mark iv


APS-h
1/2
amateur

canon eos-1ds mark iii


1/2 fuLL-frAME

PRICEY

pro

$5,000, street, body only


canons premier speedster
(tested in this issue) earns a
half-star more in the rating
due to increased resolution
and ISOs in the stratospheric
(102,400) range, but could
have gained more had its
updated aF not been slower(!)
than the mark IIIs.
standout spec 10 fps at
full resolutionnobody tops it.
sensor 16.1mP cmOS,

amateur

nEw ModEL

14-bit raW capture


imaGe staBiliZation
Lens-based
video rES/FramE raTE
1080p/30 fps, 720p/60 fps
lcd 3-in., 920,000-dot

canon eos 7d

APS-C

amateur

amateur

pro

$6,115, street, body


only Once canons
megapixel king, it now
shares that throne with
the newer EOS 5D mark II.
awesome image quality in a
bulletproof bodyat a high
cost in both weight and
dollars. a favorite of nature
and studio shooters both.
standout spec
medium-format imaging from
a (sort of) 35mm body.

APS-C
amateur

nEw ModEL

raW capture
imaGe staBiliZation
Lens-based
video rES/FramE raTE
1080p/30 fps, 720p/60 fps
lcd 3-in., 920,000-dot

sensor 21.1mP cmOS,


14-bit raW capture
imaGe staBiliZation
Lens-based
video None
lcd 3-in., 230,000-dot

amateur

pro

$500, street, with 1855mm


f/3.55.6 eF-s is lens
Inheriting the sensor of the
former top rebel XTi, the
XS adds live view to round
out canons most economical
DSLr. and it comes with
an IS kit lens, standard.
standout spec The XS,
for an entry-level model,
autofocuses faster than
many a pricier camera.

sensor 10mP cmOS, 12-bit


raW capture
imaGe staBiliZation
Lens-based
video None
lcd 2.5-in., 230,000-dot

nikon d3s

fuLL-frAME

gEtting oLd
nEw ModEL

STEaL PRICEY

canon eos 5d mark ii


1/2 fuLL-frAME
pro

$2,500, street, body only


Long-awaited update of
the original full-frame
workhorse, the mark II
impressed us with stellar image
quality, hD video, rugged
constructionbut not the
older aF system recycled from
the mark I. Film students have
taken to its video big time.
standout spec Excellent
image quality to ISO
3200nuff said.
APS-C

amateur

sensor 15.1mP cmOS,


14-bit raW capture
imaGe staBiliZation
Lens-based
video None
lcd 3-in., 920,000-dot

sensor 21.1mP cmOS,


14-bit raW capture
imaGe staBiliZation
Lens-based
video rES/FramE raTE
1080p/30 fps, 720p/30 fps
lcd 3-in., 920,000-dot
STEaL

pro

$770, street, with 1855mm


f/3.55.6 eF-s is lens
as far from a starter camera
as any rebel has ever come,
the T1i has the same sensor
and nearly the same
processing power as pricier
big brother EOS 50D.
standout spec Sheer
imaging powerboth still and
videoranks best for this price.
sensor 15.1mP cmOS,
1/2

amateur

pro

$600, street, with 1855mm


f/3.55.6 eF-s is lens
While it lacks video, the
XSis well-designed package
of fine imaging, fast-forany-class aF, and excellent
viewfinder make it a hit in
its class. If you dont need
video, this may be your reb.
standout spec relentless
consistency of image quality
throughout the ISO range.

sensor 12.2mP cmOS,


14-bit raW capture
imaGe staBiliZation
Lens-based
video None
lcd 3-in., 230,000-dot

nikon d3X

fuLL-frAME
amateur
pro

$5,200, street, body only


Update of the D3 was the first
DSLr to break the ISO 100,000
barrier, and adds video capture.
If 12.1mP sounds low, superb
color accuracy and clean images
up to ISO 6400 make up for it.
standout spec Noise
controlessentially the best
in the business.
sensor 12.1mP cmOS,
14-bit raW capture

$7,500, street, body only


Our 2009 camera of the Year,
its the image-quality champ of
current DSLrsand should be
for a while. Built like a tank,
heavy and expensive, but those
who love it dont care. has the
fastest aF in low light.
standout spec The
absolute, breathtaking
state-of-the-artness of it.
sensor 24.5mP cmOS,

nEw ModEL

four thirdS

leica m9

fuLL-frAME

amateur
pro

imaGe staBiliZation
Lens-based
video rES/FramE raTE
720p/24 fps
lcd 3-in., 921,000-dot

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APS-C
bESt in CLASS Is it worth the
dough? Look for:

canon eos reBel t1i


pro

$930, street, body only


Now second banana in canon
aPS-c models, it offers near
class-leading image quality, a
great build, and very speedy
shootingbut no video. For
that, youll need to move up to
a 7Dor down to a rebel T1i.
standout spec 6.3-fps
burst rate still quite good in
this classbut no longer the
fastest of the fast.
canon eos reBel Xsi
1/2 APS-C

In these three pages, we rate all of the current


DSLRs (and one rangefinder), plus all of the
current lenses within a given focal range, that
weve tested. The star ratings reflect:
CamERaS
image quality: Includes resolution, noise,
and color accuracy
performance/capabilities: Includes
autofocus, metering, and burst rate
usability: Includes ergonomics, controls,
and customization
LEnSES
optics: Such as sharpness, distortion, light falloff
Barrel design: Includes focus and zoom
rings, markings, and aF motor

amateur

canon eos 50d


pro

$1,700, street, body only


canons top aPS-c body is also
its first with wireless flash
control through the pop-up.
Solid, weathersealed build is
bolstered by high-res images
with low noise at high ISOs.
standout spec Its 8-fps
native burst rate is the fastest
of any aPS-c format body, just
beating out Nikons D300s.
sensor 18mP cmOS, 14-bit
canon eos reBel Xs
1/2 APS-C

PRICEY

Guide to the Guide

PRICEY

nikon d90
1/2 APS-C

bESt in CLASS

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nEw ModEL

Leica lenses can provide.


sensor 18mP ccD, 14-bit
raW capture
imaGe staBiliZation None
video None
lcd 2.5-in., 230,000-dot
STEaL

pro

$780, street, body only


The first DSLr with video,
it remains Nikons main
midlevel model, with great
resolution, hD movie-making,
and near-perfect layout. Unlike
lesser Nikons, it accepts
lenses without aF motors.
standout spec The pop-up
flash that supports wireless
flash control. You wont find
that on the D5000.

cameras and lensestested and rated For Full test reports and inFo
on how we test and rate cameras and lenses, visit popphoto.com/reviews

PRICEY

pro

$6,995, street, body only


Leica finally serves up a
full-frame m body, and it
produced Excellent image
quality through ISO 800.
Outside the lab, we loved the
classic Leica style and good
old-fashioned simplicity of
operation. But whats with the
max ISO of 2500?
standout spec a sensor
that delivers all the quality

amateur

14-bit raW capture


imaGe staBiliZation
Lens-based
video None
lcd 3-in., 920,000-dot

fuLL-frAME

bESt in CLASS

14-bit raW capture


imaGe staBiliZation
Lens-based
video rES/FramE raTE
1080i/20 fps, 720p/30 fps
lcd 3-in., 920,000-dot

sensor 12.3mP cmOS,


12-bit raW capture
imaGe staBiliZation
Lens-based
video rES/FramE raTE
720p/24 fps
lcd 3-in., 920,000-dot

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THE GUIDE * DSLRs

In these three pages, we rate all of


the current DSLRs, plus all of the
current lenses within a given focal
length range, that weve tested.
The star ratings reflect:

CAMERAS
Image quality: Includes resolution, noise,
and color accuracy
Performance/capabilities: Includes
autofocus, metering, and burst rate
Usability: Includes ergonomics, controls,
and customization
APS-C FOUR THIRDS FULL-FRAME

NIKON D700

NIKON D300S

APS-C

AMATEUR

PRO

FULL-FRAME

AMATEUR
PRO

$1,500, street, body only


Thoughtful major tweak of
the well-regarded D300
adds video (though we wish
it did 1080p at 30 fps) and
increases native burst rate
to 7 fps. Very competitive
with the current state of the
midrange art, but that battle
keeps on smokin'.
STANDOUT SPEC Color-andshape-sensing AF tracking a
standout shooting tool.

$2,400, street, body


only For the enthusiast
craving pro-grade features,
the D700 offers a full-frame
sensor borrowed from the
D3 supercamera, sensitivity
to ISO 25,600, 51-zone AF,
and a pop-up flash with
wireless flash control.
STANDOUT SPEC That big,
juicy full-frame sensor in an
enthusiasts $2,400 body, for
great low-noise shooting from

NEW MODEL

SENSOR 12.3MP CMOS,


14-bit RAW capture
IMAGE STABILIZATION
Lens-based
VIDEO RES/FRAME RATE
720p/24 fps
LCD 3-in., 921,000-dot

OLYMPUS E-3
1/2 FOUR THIRDS

OLYMPUS E-30

$1,060, street, body only


Pros cotton to the Olympus
flagship for its super-rugged
construction and its superior
lens line. Also nice: Fast AF, a
small but swiveling LCD, and
built-in image stabilization.
STANDOUT SPEC Alloy
chassis fully encases the
innardsincluding the back, a
weak area on many
DSLRsand allows you to fold
the LCD inward to protect it

$883, street, body only


This less-expensive
companion to the pro-grade
Olympus E-3 boasts more
megapixels, an impressive
for its class 5-fps burst rate,
comparable handling, and an
assortment of fun filterspop
art, anyone?
STANDOUT SPEC The
fully-articulating LCD screen
makes live view much more
useful while also protecting

AMATEUR

FOUR THIRDS

AMATEUR

PRO

GETTING OLD

from scratchesor worse.


SENSOR 10.1MP LiveMOS,
12-bit RAW capture
IMAGE STABILIZATION
2.53 stops
VIDEO None
LCD 2.5-in., 230,000-dot

OLYMPUS E-620

FOUR THIRDS

AMATEUR

$568, street, with


1442mm f/3.55.6
Zuiko Digital lens
For arty amateurs, the E-620
offers the still-new seeming Art
Filters, special effects that
invite experimentation. Plus:
small, light build, and bodybased, sensor-shift IS.
STANDOUT SPEC
The super-articulated
swiveling/tilting LCD that

SONY ALPHA 330


1/2 APS-C
AMATEUR

APS-C

AMATEUR

the E-520 lacks.


SENSOR 12.3MP
LiveMOS, 12-bit RAW capture
IMAGE STABILIZATION
2 stops
VIDEO None
LCD 2.7-in., 230,000-dot

APS-C

AMATEUR

ISO 100 through 6400.


SENSOR 12.1MP CMOS,
14-bit RAW capture
IMAGE STABILIZATION
Lens-based
VIDEO None
LCD 3-in., 921,000-dot

the screen from harm if you


turn it inward.
SENSOR 12.3MP LiveMOS,
12-bit RAW capture
IMAGE STABILIZATION
2.53 stops
VIDEO None
LCD 2.7-in., 230,000-dot

$550, street, with


1855mm f/3.55.6 Sony
DT SAM lens An entry-level
DSLR with a flexible LCD,
the Alpha 330 has speedy
autofocus, great live viewing,
and a price fit for the thriftiest
photographers.
STANDOUT SPEC
The live view uses the
conventional (and fast) AF
system, fires with no delay.

SENSOR 10.2MP CCD, 12-bit


RAW capture
IMAGE STABILIZATION
2.5 stops
VIDEO None
LCD 2.7-in, 230,400-dot

OUR STAR RATINGS

JAMES BOND
GEORGE SMILEY
JASON BOURNE
HARRY PALMER
MAXWELL SMART
CAMERAS AND LENSESTESTED AND RATED
FOR FULL TEST REPORTS AND INFO
ON HOW WE TEST AND RATE CAMERAS AND
LENSES, VISIT POPPHOTO.COM/REVIEWS.

SENSOR 12.3MP CMOS,


12-bit RAW capture
IMAGE STABILIZATION
Lens-based
VIDEO RES/FRAME RATE
720p/24 fps
LCD 2.7-in., 230,000-dot
STEAL

PRO

$420, street, with


1442mm f/3.55.6
Zuiko Digital lens
Its live view previews
exposure settings (albeit
on a non-swiveling LCD),
and overall ergonomics are
very user-friendlyall for
$420, with a lens. Paired with
its housing, youll have a
diving rig for under $1,200.
STANDOUT SPEC The built-in
image stabilization fared

extremely well in our field tests


and can be used with any lens
you put on the camera.
SENSOR 10MP LiveMOS,
12-bit RAW capture
IMAGE STABILIZATION
23 stops
VIDEO None
LCD 2.7-in., 230,000-dot

SIGMA SD14

APS-C

PRO

AMATEUR

NEW MODEL

IMAGE STABILIZATION
2.53 stops
VIDEO RES/FRAME RATE
1536x1024/30 fps,
720p/30 fps
LCD 3-in., 921,000-dot

PRO

$725, street, body only


Unique 3-layer RGB sensor
distinguishes the cultish
SD14, an aging design
that has fallen well behind
the current state of the
art in imaging, AF, and
shooting speed.
STANDOUT SPEC Imaging
with a creamy, subtle, almost
filmlike quality.
SENSOR 4.7MPx3-layer

GETTING OLD

Foveon X3 sensor, 12-bit


RAW capture
IMAGE STABILIZATION
Lens-based
VIDEO None
LCD 2.5-in., 230,000-dot

SONY ALPHA 550

APS-C

AMATEUR

$750, street, with


1855mm f/3.55.6 DX
Nikkor VR lens
For Nikonians who want a
hinged and tilting LCD, the
D5000 is the only option.
Plus you get video, 4-fps burst
shooting, speedy AF, and
sensitivity out to ISO 6400.
STANDOUT SPEC The
priceit offers (almost)
everything the D90 has but
costs a bit less.
FOUR THIRDS

AMATEUR

PRO

SONY ALPHA 380


PRO

PRO

OLYMPUS E-520

$1,050, street, body only


Built like a tank, Pentaxs
flagship DSLR has a
well-designed body and records
pleasing video, but its image
quality and AF speed fall short
of similarly-priced competitors.
STANDOUT SPEC 77
weather seals let you shoot
in 14F temperatures.
SENSOR 14.6MP CMOS,
12-bit RAW capture

BEST IN CLASS GETTING OLD NEW MODEL STEAL PRICEY

NIKON D5000

PENTAX K-7
PRO

LENSES
Optics: Includes sharpness, distortion,
and light falloff
Barrel design: Includes focus and zoom
rings, markings, and AF motor
To match cameras and lenses, look for
the labels below.

PRO

$700, street, with


1855mm f/3.55.6 Sony
DT SAM lens
With its made-for-beginners
display interface and great
live view, the Alpha 380
would be perfect for those
new to DSLRs.
STANDOUT SPEC One of
the best live-view systems
yet, works without delay in
AF or firing. But we do wish it

APS-C

AMATEUR

showed 100% of the scene.


SENSOR 14.2MP CCD,
12-bit RAW capture
IMAGE STABILIZATION
23 stops
VIDEO None
LCD 2.7-in., 230,400-dot

PRO

$950, street, body only


The best live-view experience
in DSLRs just got better with
the addition of 100% accuracy
view from the imaging sensor
plus the no-delay version
using a separate sensor.
Speedy 7-fps burst capture
and in-the-camera HDR, too,
but still a bit expensive
considering theres no video.
STANDOUT SPEC Live view

SONY ALPHA 850

SONY ALPHA 900

$2,000, street, body only


Minor change of the A900
drops viewfinder accuracy to
98%, slows burst rate to 3 fps,
and forgoes a wireless remote
control. It kept the impressive
image quality, top ergonomics,
and superfast AF, thoughso
much so that it achieved an
equal rating to the A900.
STANDOUT SPEC The most
full-frame bang for the buck

$2,700, street, body


only Sonys blockbuster
full-framer puts up top
resolution numbers at ISO
100 but has some catchup
to do in noise and color
accuracy. Speedy AF and
great ergonomics almost
make us forget that it doesnt
have live view or pop-up flash.
STANDOUT SPEC That big,
bright viewfinder makes you

FULL-FRAME

AMATEUR
PRO

NEW MODEL

without tears.
SENSOR 14.2MP CMOS,
12-bit RAW capture
IMAGE STABILIZATION
23 stops
VIDEO None
LCD 3-in., 921,600-dot

FULL-FRAME

AMATEUR
PRO

you can get today.


SENSOR 24.6MP CMOS,
14-bit RAW capture
IMAGE STABILIZATION
22.5 stops
VIDEO None
LCD 3-in., 921,600-dot

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14-bit RAW capture
IMAGE STABILIZATION
22.5 stops
VIDEO None
LCD 3-in., 921,600-dot

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canon eF 50mm
F/2.5 macro fuLL-frAME

amateur

STEaL

amateur

the lens for thrifty macro fans.


mounts canon EF
weiGht 0.7 pound
lenGth 2.5 inches
Filter siZe 52mm
imaGe staBiliZation No

canon eF 100mm F/2.8l is


usm macro
1/2 fuLL-frAME

bESt in CLASS

nEw ModEL

edge falloff in the macro range.


mounts canon EF
weiGht 1.4 pounds
lenGth 4.8 inches
Filter siZe 67mm
imaGe staBiliZation Yes

nikon aF micro-nikkor
60mm F/2.8d fuLL-frAME
1/2

amateur

gEtting oLd

$475, street Sturdy, all-metal


construction. Deeply recessed
front element obviates need for
lenshood. aF is noisy and mF
overdamped. Inconsistent
sharpness; mid-apertures
outperform the extremes.
maximum magnification: 1:1.
standout spec Focus limiting

leica 90mm F/4 macroelmar m


fuLL-frAME

switch for full or macro ranges.


mounts Nikon aF
weiGht 1.0 pound
lenGth 2.9 inches
Filter siZe 62mm
imaGe staBiliZation No

siGma 105mm F/2.8 eX dG


fuLL-frAME
macro
1/2

amateur

mounts canon, Four Thirds,


Nikon, Pentax, Sigma, Sony
weiGht 1.15 pounds
lenGth 3.8 inches
Filter siZe 58mm
imaGe staBiliZation No

STEaL

gEtting oLd

amateur
nEw ModEL

while in autofocus mode.


mounts canon, Nikon, Sony
weiGht 0.8 pounds
lenGth 3.25 inches
Filter siZe 55mm
imaGe staBiliZation No

82 popular photography march 2010

pro

$500, street, with hood


Distortion and vignetting in the
excellent range, plus super sharp
optics. Very well constructed, but
on the heavy side. maximum
magnification: 1:0.91.
standout spec Very helpful
three-way focus limiter.
mounts canon, Nikon, Pentax,

Sigma, Sony
weiGht 1.1 pounds
lenGth 3.65.7 inches
Filter siZe 62mm
imaGe staBiliZation No

siGma 180mm F/3.5 eX apo


dG hsm macro
1/2 fuLL-frAME

amateur

Nikon, Sigma
weiGht 1.7 pounds
lenGth 5.4 inches
Filter siZe 72mm
imaGe staBiliZation No
gEtting oLd

tokina 100mm F/2.8 pro d


macro
fuLL-frAME
amateur

in the 90s through 20x24.


mounts canon, Nikon, Sony
weiGht 2.1 pounds
lenGth 6.5 inches
Filter siZe 72mm
imaGe staBiliZation No

gEtting oLd

pro

$700, street, with hood,


case, and tripod collar a
favorite among nature
enthusiasts for its long working
distance, great for shooting
timid creatures from far away.
Distortion is fairly low at 0.25%.
maximum magnification: 1:1.
standout spec Sturdy, due to

pro

$700, street, with hood,


case, and tripod collar
Perfect for nature shooting,
this long macro-tele has a
convenient feature, a window
that lets you rotate a filter with
the hood in place. maximum
magnification: 1:1.02.
standout spec SQF numbers

mounts Four Thirds


weiGht 0.6 pound
lenGth 2.4 inches
Filter siZe 52mm
staBiliZation In the camera

siGma 70mm F/2.8 eX dG


macro
fuLL-frAME
1/2
amateur

mounts canon, Nikon, Pentax,


Sigma, Sony
weiGht 0.7 pound
lenGth 2.7 inches
Filter siZe 55mm
imaGe staBiliZation No

front ring suits the lens to Nikons


wireless r1 macro flash system.
mounts Nikon aF-S
weiGht 0.9 pound
lenGth 3.5 inches
Filter siZe 62mm
imaGe staBiliZation No

pro

$405, street, with case and


hood a 100mm equivalent, this
remarkably light and compact
lens offers rapid if less-than-silent
autofocus, Slight barrel distortion
(0.14%), no detectable light falloff.
maximum magnification: 1:1.6.
standout spec Best SQF (at
16x20) of all the macros here.

pro

$730, street, with hood, case,


and tripod collar more tele than
the usual 100mm, yet lighter and
faster than a 180mm. F/2.8
allows faster shutter speeds for
wind-blown flora. maximum
magnification: 1:1.
standout spec Nice size.
mounts canon, Four Thirds,

tamron sp 180mm F/3.5 di


macro
fuLL-frAME
1/2

pro

$540, street, with hood


aPS version of the classic Tamron
90mm f/2.8, this lens is vastly
improved, with groundbreaking f/2
aperture. Excellent optics make
this a favorite portrait lens as well
as closeup tool. maximum
magnification: 1:0.91.
standout spec manual focus

barrel distortion (0.03%) in the


macro focusing range.
mounts Nikon aF-S
weiGht 1.8 pounds
lenGth 4.6 inches
Filter siZe 62mm
imaGe staBiliZation Yes

pro

$300, street, with hood


Excellent sharpness at all but
smallest apertures. Smooth, but
underdamped manual focusing. aF
limiter for full or macro range.
maximum magnification: 1:1.
standout spec The least
expensive lens here to offer
life-size magnification.

amateur

tamron sp 60mm F/2 di ii


macro
APS-C
1/2

amateur

siGma 150mm F/2.8 eX apo


dG hsm macro
1/2 fuLL-frAME

pro

$480, street, with hood and


case Digitally optimized coating
helps reduce sensor reflections.
Excellent sharpness, but Visible
pincushion distortion. maximum
magnification: 1:1.
standout spec aperture
setting of f/45 on canon,
Nikon, and Sigma mounts.

collapsible lens barrel design.


mounts Leica m
weiGht 0.5 pound
lenGth 2.9 inches
Filter siZe 39mm
imaGe staBiliZation No

pro

$530, street, with hood and


case Well-handling, with silent
aF and well-damped manual
focus, the lens is optically strong
with Imperceptible barrel
distortion and no light falloff at
close focus. maximum subject
magnification: 1:1.
standout spec Non-rotating

amateur

amateur

mounts Pentax KaF2


weiGht 0.5 pound
lenGth 1.8 inches
Filter siZe 49mm
staBiliZation In the camera

amateur

pro

$890, street, with hood and


case a 158mm equivalent on
most Nikon DSLrs, this workhorse offers silent aF, superior
construction, a macro
magnification scale, and, of
course, Vibration reduction.
maximum magnification 1:0.74.
standout spec Imperceptible

when in aF mode.
mounts canon EF
weiGht 1.3 pounds
lenGth 4.6 inches
Filter siZe 58mm
imaGe staBiliZation No

nikon aF-s micro-nikkor


60mm F/2.8G ed
fuLL-frAME

PRICEY

amateur

amateur

$540, street, with case


Like all Pentax Limited series
lenses, it has a rugged,
all-aluminum construction with
engraved barrel markings. also
nice: a built-in lenshood.
maximum magnification: 1:0.92.
standout spec Imperceptible
macro barrel distortion (0.08%).

suited for flat field, copy work.


mounts canon EF-S
weiGht 0.8 pound
lenGth 2.7 inches
Filter siZe 52mm
imaGe staBiliZation No

pro

olYmpus Zuiko diGital ed


50mm F/2 macro
four thirdS

siGma 50mm F/2.8 eX dG


macro
fuLL-frAME

pro

amateur

$600, street Extremely popular


for many years, the USm is the
latest version before the new
IS 100mm listed below. Not an
L series lens, hence the lower
price and slightly plasticky feel.
maximum magnification: 1:0.93.
standout spec Full-time
manual focus override, even

nikon aF-s vr micronikkor 105mm F/2.8G ed


1/2 fuLL-frAME

pentaX 35mm F/2.8 da


macro limited
APS-C
1/2

pro

$1,995, street, with hood and


case Beautifully finished, with
smooth manual focus. Now has
6-bit contacts for Leica digital
bodies. maximum magnification:
a decidedly non-macro 1:6.7.
requires the macro-adapter-m
($1,095, street) to get to 1:3.
standout spec Unusual

pro

canon eF 100mm F/2.8


fuLL-frAME
usm macro

pro

$422, street a 96mm equivalent,


it handles excellently, with silent
aF and velvety mF action. SQF
shows somewhat compromised
sharpness and contrast, however.
maximum magnification: 1:0.9.
standout spec No vignetting
and Imperceptible distortion at
closest focus make it well-

amateur

pro

$1,000, street, with hood and


case Sturdy, weather-resistant,
L-series construction, and
near-silent aF with Image
Stabilization, tested in this issue.
Three-way aF limiter switch.
maximum magnification: 1:0.92.
standout spec Virtually no
distortion (0.01% barrel) and no

canon eF-s 60mm F/2.8


usm macro
APS-C

pro

$270, street recessed front


element minimizes the need for
a lenshood. Inconsistently
sharpmid apertures far
outperform others. Optically
average; Visible barrel distortion
and edge falloff to f/5.6.
maximum magnification: 1:2.
standout spec Pricethis is

amateur

gEtting oLd

mostly metal construction.


mounts canon, Nikon, Sigma,
Sony
weiGht 2.5 pounds
lenGth 7.3 inches
Filter siZe 72mm
imaGe staBiliZation No

STEaL

pro

$400, street, with hood


above-average test results and
below-average price makes a
great combo. a focus-limiter
switch with three ranges (full,
1:1 1:2, 1:2infinity) just adds to
the bargain frenzy. maximum
magnification: 1:1.
standout spec Great bang for

the buck in the 100mm class.


mounts canon, Nikon
weiGht 1.1 pounds
lenGth 3.7 inches
Filter siZe 55mm
imaGe staBiliZation No

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19.50
21.95
34.95
59.95
126.95

XD xD Memory

SD Secure Digital

Micro
7.95
9.50

Kingston
Standard
Micro

9.95
8.95

Standard

7.95

Sandisk
Panasonic
Micro Micro Ultra 20MBs Class 4 22MBs Class 6

9.95

9.95

7.95
13.50

14.95
18.95
29.95
67.95
153.95

Sandisk
Sony
Ultra Gaming Mark Pro-HG
II
II
HX

16.95

24.50

13.95

26.59

18.95

44.95

37.39
45.39
77.50

60.69
89.95

162.95 199.95

1GB
2GB

Olympus M+
Standard
14.99
17.50

SD HC Secure Digital High Capacity

4 GB
8GB
16 GB
32 GB

Micro

Class 2

Delkin
Pro
Class 4 Class 6

17.50
21.99
42.99

109.99

14.95
27.95
83.50

14.95
22.50
42.95
139.99

Kingston
Standard
Ultimate
Class 2 Class 4 Class 6
133x

12.95
28.50
19.95
21.95
46.95

37.49
88.95

74.95
148.95

Lexar
Panasonic
Micro Standard Platinum II Professional
Standard
Standard Ultra
Class 4 Class 2
Class 4
Class 6
Class 4 Class 10 Class 2 Class 4
60x
133x
20 MBs 22 MBs
13.50
10.99
14.95
33.39
12.95
22.50
11.95
19.95
19.95
34.95
24.50
59.95
23.95
44.50
24.95
38.50

62.50
44.95

47.95
84.95

49.95

98.95

298.95 124.95 114.50

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Sandisk
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20MBs 30MBs
36.88
44.95
53.99

114.99

Micro
Class 10
30MBs

73.89

279.50

21.95
29.95
54.95

Evolt EP2
D-SLR Digital SLR Camera

12MegaPixels
Evolt E30
D-SLR Digital SLR Camera

12MegaPixels

Capture in JPEG or RAW


HD Stills and Video with Live View
12.3 MP Live MOS Imaging Sensor
3" HyperCrystal LCD
In-Camera Image Stabilization
4/3 Full Frame Zuiko Specic Lenses
Includes Removable Electronic Viewnder
SD/SDHC Card Slot ISO 100-6400
Advanced Dust Reduction
Advanced Shooting & Editing Tools
Aluminum & Stainless-Steel Construction
EP2 (Black)
w/14-42mm Zuiko Lens#OLEP21442B
w/17mm f/2.8 Zuiko Lens .#OLEP217B
Capture in JPEG or RAW
In-Body Image Stabilization
12.3 MegaPixels 2.7" Live View LCD
4/3 Full Frame Zuiko Specic Lenses
CF & XD Dual Card Slots
ISO 200-3200 USB 2.0
Shadow Adjustment
5 fps Burst Face Detection
Supersonic Wave Filter Anti-dust
System Scene Select Modes
Art Filters & Multiple Exposure
E30 Body Only ........................................#OLE30
Kit with 14-42mm
Zuiko Lens ............................. #OLE301442

Lumix DMC-GF1 Advanced Dust Reduction Technology


HD Video Recording
D-SLR Digital SLR Camera
12.1 MegaPixels
3.0" Live View LCD
Live View Autofocus + Face Detection
Compact Micro Four Thirds Design
Intelligent Exposure (iA) Mode
Capture in JPEG or RAW
Built-in Flash
SD/SDHC Card Slot
My Color + Film Mode
Optional Electronic Viewnder

12MegaPixels

Kit with 14-45mm......#PADMCGF11445*

K-x
D-SLR Digital SLR Camera

Compact, Easy-to-Use, Entry-Level DSLR


12.4 Megapixels Live View Function
2.7" TFT color LCD monitor
Quick Dial
Uses Pentax AF Lenses (1.5x factor)
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SD/SDHC Card Slot Digital Filters
Shake Reduction for Low-Light Imaging
Up to 4.7 fps Image Capture
11-point AF System ISO 200-6400
Still Images and 720p HD Video Capture
True High Dynamic Range (HDR) Imaging

K7 (Black, Navy, Red or White)


w/18-55mm Zoom Lens ..#PEKX1855*

12MegaPixels
Alpha A500
D-SLR Digital SLR Camera

RAW & JPEG File Formats


12.3 MegaPixels
3" TFT Photo Clear LCD Display
Quick Auto Focus Live View
Uses Sony Alpha (compatible
with Minolta A-type bay mount)
Lenses (1.5x factor)
SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization
MS PRO Duo and SDHC Dual Card Slots
6 Scene Selection & 6 Style Modes
Reduced Noise at ISO Up To 12,800
1000 Shots With InfoLITHIUM Battery

12MegaPixels

A500 Body Only .................. #SODSLRA500


Kit with 18-55mm............#SODSLRA500L

Alpha A850
D-SLR Digital SLR Camera

Dual BIONZ processing engines


SteadShot Inside Image Stabilization
24.6 MegaPixels 35mm
full-frame sensor
3" Xtra Fine LCD SLR viewnder
Uses Sony Alpha (compatible with
Minolta A-type bay mount) Lenses
CF and Memory Stick Duo Card Slots
Creative Styles 3 fps Burst
HDMI output
3:2 and 16:9 Shooting
High Sensitivity (ISO 6400)
Anti-Dust Technology

24MegaPixels

Exclusively designed for


use with Digital SLRs
ED glass element
Ideal for not only macro
photography but also as a
portrait lens
Minimum focus 9.45"
52mm lter diameter
Weight 10.6 oz

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50-200mm f/4-5.6 SMCP-DA


ED WR AF Zoom Lens

Flash System
FL-20 Flash............................................................$149.95
FL-36R Flash.........................................................$229.95
FL-50R Flash.........................................................$499.95
RF-11 Ring Flash ...............................................$249.95
SRF-11 Ring Flash Set ....................................$559.95
TF-22 Twin Flash ...............................................$449.95
STF-22 Twin Flash Set ....................................$739.95
Zuiko 4/3 System Digital Lenses
for E-1 & Evolt Cameras
8/3.5 Fish-eye ED .............................................$799.99
35/3.5 Macro ED (52) ..................................$229.95
50/2.0 Macro ED (77) ..................................$499.95
150/2.0 ED (82) .......................................... $2,499.95
300/2.8 ED ....................................................... $6,999.95
7-14/4.0 ED (72) ........................................ $1,799.95
11-22/2.8-3.5 ED (72) ..................................$799.95
12-60/2.8-4 ED SWD (72)..........................$999.95
14-42/3.5-5.6 ED (58) ..................................$249.95
18-180/3.5-6.3 ED (62) ...............................$499.95
35-100/2.0 ED (77)................................... $2,499.99
40-150/4-5.6 ED (58) ...................................$279.95
50-200/2.8-3.2 ED SWD (67) .............. $1,199.95
90-250/2.8 ED (105) ................................ $5,999.95
EC-14 1.4x Teleconverter .............................$439.95
EC-20 2x Teleconverter.................................$479.95
MF-1 OM Lens Adapter ...................................$99.95

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A850 Body Only ....................#SODSLRA850

SLR Lenses & Flashes


50mm f/2 Macro ED Zuiko
Digital Lens

Exclusively designed for


use with Digital SLRs
35mm equiv. 76.5-306mm
Ideal for portraiture,
sports and scenery
Quick-Shift Focus System
Minimum focus 3.6'
52mm lter diameter
Weight 9 oz

HVL-F58AM Shoe Mount


Digital Flash

Guide No. 190'


TTL Dedication
Bounce & Swivel Head
Zoom Head (24-105mm)
Vari-Power
Auto WB Adjustment
High-Speed Sync
Wireless Ratio Control
Weight 15.6 oz

AF Flash System
AF-360FGZ .......................................................................................
AF-540FGZ .......................................................................................
SMCP-DA Digital AF Lenses
14/2.8 ED IF (77).........................................................................
15/4.0 ED AL (49).......................................................................
21/3.2 AL Limited Pancake (49) ........................................
35/2.8 Macro Limited (49) ...................................................
40/2.8 Limited Pancake (49) ...............................................
55/1.4 Limited (58) ...................................................................
70/2.4 Limited Pancake (49) ...............................................
200/2.8 ED IF ...................................................................................
300/4.0 ED IF SDM (77)..........................................................
10-17/3.5-4.5 ED IF (77) .........................................................
12-24/4 ED AL IF (77) ..............................................................
16-45/4 ED AL (67) ...................................................................
16-50/2.8 ED AL IF SDM (77) ..............................................
17-70/4.0 AL IF SDM (67)......................................................
18-55/3.5-5.6 AL II (52) ...........................................................
18-250/3.5-6.3 ED IF AL (62) ...............................................
50-135/2.8 ED IF SDM (67) ..................................................
50-200/4-5.6 ED WR (52) ......................................................
55-300/4-5.8 ED (58) ...............................................................
60-250/4.0 ED IF SDM (67) ..................................................
AF Lenses for 35mm & Digital SLRs
31/1.8 Limited (58) ...................................................................
43/1.9 Limited Pancake (49) ...............................................
50/1.4 (49) .....................................................................................
50/2.8 Macro (52) with Case ..............................................
77/1.8 Limited (49) ...................................................................
100/2.8 D FA Macro (49) .......................................................

The Professionals Source

16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Carl Zeiss


Vario-Sonnar T* DT Lens

Exclusively designed for


use with Digital SLRs
35mm equiv. 24-120mm
Ideal for snapshots,
portraits, interiors or
outdoor scenery
Minimum focus 13.8"
62mm lter diameter
Weight 15.5 oz

Compatible with Maxxum D-SLRs


Flash System
HVL-F42AM ..........................................................$299.99
HVL-F58AM ..........................................................$499.99
Digital Lenses
16/2.8 Fish-eye ..................................................$849.99
20/2.8 (72) .........................................................$599.99
28/2.8 (49) .........................................................$269.99
35/1.4 (55) .................................................... $1,369.99
50/1.4 (55) .........................................................$369.99
50/2.8 Macro (55)..........................................$479.99
85/1.4 Carl Zeiss (72)............................ $1,369.99
100/2.8 Macro (55) .......................................$679.99
135/1.8 Carl Zeiss (77) ......................... $1,479.99
135/2.8 STF (72) ........................................ $1,249.99
300/2.8 G APO .............................................. $6,299.99
500/8 Reflex ........................................................$749.99
11-18/4.5-5.6 DT (77) ..................................$699.99
16-35/2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss (77).. $1,899.99
16-80/3.5-4.5 DT Carl Zeiss (62) .........$749.99
16-105/3.5-5.6 DT (62) ...............................$599.99
18-200/3.5-6.3 DT (62) ...............................$529.99
18-250/3.5-6.3 DT (62) ...............................$579.99
24-70/2.8 Carl Zeiss (77) .................... $1,599.99
70-200/2.8 G APO (77) .......................... $1,799.99
70-300/4.5-5.6 G (62) ..................................$849.99
75-300/4.5-5.6 (55) .......................................$249.99
1.4x Teleconverter ...........................................$479.99
2x Teleconverter ...............................................$479.99

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Digital Rebel XS
D-SLR Digital SLR Camera
Quick Dial

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The Professionals Source

B&H Phones

800-947-9980
212-444-6666

10MegaPixels

or Fax:

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D-SLR Digital SLR Camera

B&H Store
Corner of 34th Street

New York, N.Y.


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as supplied by
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Used equipment
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Equipment leasing
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Body Only ..............................................#CAE5D2


Kit with 24-105mm IS.....#CAE5D224105

EOS-7D
D-SLR Digital SLR Camera

Record HD Video
18 Megapixel Sensor
3.0" LCD 100% Viewnder
Uses Canon EF Lenses
CF, MD Card Slot
Dust & Weather-Resistant
Selectable Video Exposure
and Frame Rates
8 fps Burst Mode
New 19-Point, All Cross-Type AF System
ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12800)

RAW and sRAW Image Capture


15.1 MegaPixels
3.0" Clear View VGA LCD
Live View Function SLR viewnder
Uses Canon EF Lenses (1.6x factor)
CF Card Slot USB 2.0
Picture Style Settings
Versatile Exposure Metering System
HDMI output that enables the
display of your photographs on
any HDTV with HDMI ports

Body Only .................................................#CAE7D


Kit with 28-135mm IS........ #CAE7D28135

18MegaPixels
EOS-1D Mark IV
D-SLR Digital SLR Camera

16MegaPixels

HD Video Recording
Selectable Video Exposure +
Frame Rates
Self-Cleaning Sensor
16.1 MegaPixels
SLR viewnder
3" LCD Monitor
Uses Canon EF Lenses
SD/SDHC & CF card slots
10 fps Burst Mode
Dust & Weather Resistant
USB 2.0
45 Point AF System
High Sensitivity (ISO 102,400)
Body Only ...........................................#CAE1D4*

SLR Lenses & Flashes


Fast, Quiet AF
Super Spectra Coatings
Passes Distance
Information to E-TTL II
Angle of View 46
1.2-16 f/Stop Range
Focus 1.5' to Innity
72mm lter diameter
Weight 19.2 oz

580 EX II Shoe Mount Flash

Most orders
shipped within
24 hours

21MegaPixels

Body Only ..............................................#CAE50D


Kit with 28-135mm
IS USM Lens ...................#CAE50D28135

MegaPixels

50mm f/1.2 L Lens

Store & Mail Order


Hours:
Sunday 10-5
Mon.-Thurs. 9-7
Friday 9-1
Saturday Closed

Digital Rebel XS Kits


Black Kit with 18-55mm IS #CAEDRXSKB

Body Only .........................................#CAEDRT1I


Kit with 18-55mm IS .............. #CAEDRT1IK

15MegaPixels

866-521-7375
212-502-9426

420 Ninth Ave.

Record HD Video
1080p Movie Mode
21.1 Megapixel Full-Frame Sensor
3.0" High Resolution LCD Display
SLR viewnder Live View Mode
Uses Canon EF Lenses
CF, MD Card Slot USB 2.0
Dust & Weather-Resistant
Self Cleaning Sensor
3.9 fps Burst Mode
9-point AF Sensor Array
ISO Range 50-25600

15.1 MegaPixels CMOS Sensor


3 Clear View LCD with Live View
Uses Canon EF Lenses (1.6x factor)
SD/SDHC Card Slot
Auto or Manual Focus
3.4 fps Continuous Shooting
ISO Expandable to 12,800
RAW and/or JPEG

Fax:

800-221-5743
212-239-7765

EOS-5D Mark II
D-SLR Digital SLR Camera

Digital Rebel T1i HD 1080p, 720p, and


VGA Video Capture
D-SLR Digital SLR Camera

212-239-7770
To Inquire About
Your Order Call:

10 MegaPixels CMOS Sensor


2.5" LCD Monitor
Live View Function
SLR viewnder
Uses Canon EF Lenses (1.6x factor)
SD/SDHC (High Capacity) Card Slot
Auto Lighting Optimizer
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
ISO 100-1600 USB 2.0
Picture Style Settings
Integrated Cleaning System

Guide No. 190'


Dust- and waterresistance
Metal Hot Shoe
Superior build quality,
including a metal foot
for higher rigidity
E-TTL II, E-TTl,
TTL & Manual
Bounce & Swivel Head
Zoom Head
(24-105mm)
Weight 13.2 oz

MR-14EX Ringlight Flash


Guide No. 46' Incandescent focusing
lamps 2 circular ash tubes
Recycling Time 7 Secs 7 Custom
Functions Supports E-TTL wireless
Weight: Control unit10 oz; Flash ring: 4.2 oz

10-22/3.5-4.5 EF-S USM


Digital Lens Exclusively designed
for Digital SLRs
35mm equivalent
16-35mm
3 aspherical lens
elements
3.5-27 f/Stop Range
Focus 9.5" to Innity
77mm lter diameter
Weight 13.6 oz

17-55/2.8 EF-S IS USM


Digital Lens Exclusively designed

Canon EOS Flash System (USA)


220EX ....................................$99.95
270EX ................................ $149.00
430EX II............................. $280.00
580EX II............................. $445.00
MR-14EX Ringlight .... $495.00
MT-24EX Twin Flash .. $729.95
EF-S Lenses For Digital Only
IMP
USA
Compatible with the 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D & Digital Rebel only
60/2.8 USM Macro (52)......................................$409.95............. $422.00
10-22/3.5-4.5 USM (77)......................................$699.00............. $770.00
15-85/3.5-5.6 IS USM (72)........................................................... $720.00
17-55/2.8 IS USM (67) ................................... $1,030.00.........$1,060.00
17-85/4-5.6 IS USM (67)...........................................CALL.....................CALL
18-55/3.5-5.6 IS (58)............................................$159.95............. $170.00
18-135/3.5-5.6 IS (67) ............................................................................CALL
18-200/3.5-5.6 IS (72) ............................................574.95.................595.00
55-250/4.0-5.6 IS USM (58) ....................................CALL.................255.00
EF Lenses
IMP
USA
15/2.8 ..............................................................................$634.00............. $649.00
20/2.8 USM (72) .....................................................$459.95............. $469.95
24/2.8 (58) .................................................................$329.95............. $339.95
28/2.8 (52) .................................................................$249.00............. $259.00
28/1.8 USM (58) .....................................................$459.95............. $479.95
35/2 (52) .....................................................................$299.95............. $319.95
50/1.8 (52) ....................................................................$89.95.................$99.95
50/2.5 Macro (52)..................................................$259.95............. $269.95
50/1.4 USM (58) .....................................................$359.95............. $364.95
MP-E 65/2.8 1x-5x Macro (58) .......................$929.00............. $949.00
85/1.8 USM (58) .....................................................$369.95............. $379.95
100/2 USM (58) ......................................................$429.95............. $434.95
100/2.8 USM Macro (58) ...................................$579.00............. $599.00
28-105/3.5-4.5 II USM (58) ......................................CALL............. $219.95
28-135/3.5-5.6 IS USM (72) .............................$399.95............. $409.95
28-200/3.5-5.6 USM (72) ...................................$349.95............. $375.00
70-300/4-5.6 IS USM (58).................................$529.00............. $549.00

for Digital SLRs


IS (Image Stabilizing)
technology
2.8-22 f/Stop Range
Focus 13.8" to Innity
Angle of View
78.3-27.5
77mm lter diameter
Weight 22.4 oz

24-70/2.8 EF L USM Lens


sealed and gasketed
against dust & moisture
Internal Focusing
UD Element
Two Aspherical Elements
2.8-22 f/Stop Range
Focus 1.25' to Innity
77mm lter diameter
Weight 33.6 oz

70-300/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM (58)...............$1,229.00.........$1,250.00


75-300/4.0-5.6 III (58) ..........................................$154.95............. $159.95
75-300/4.0-5.6 III USM (58) ..............................$189.95............. $200.00
TS-E MF Lenses
IMP
USA
24/3.5 L II ..........................................................................CALL.........$2,199.00
45/2.8 ......................................................................... $1,249.00.........$1,299.00
90/2.8 ......................................................................... $1,209.00.........$1,229.00
EF L Lenses
IMP
USA
14/2.8 USM II.......................................................... $2,120.00.........$2,149.00
24/1.4 II (77)......................................................... $1,679.95.........$1,699.00
35/1.4 USM (72) ................................................ $1,369.95.........$1,399.95
50/1.2 USM (72) ................................................ $1,529.00.........$1,549.00
85/1.2 USM II (72)............................................. $1,950.00.........$1,970.00
100/2.8 IS USM Macro (67) ....................................................$1,049.00
135/2.0 USM II (72) .......................................... $1,049.95.........$1,069.95
180/3.5 USM Macro (72) .............................. $1,370.00.........$1,399.00
200/2.8 USM (72)...................................................$779.00............. $799.00
200/2.0 IS USM (52)........................................ $5,199.00.........$5,300.00
300/4.0 IS USM (77)........................................ $1,259.00.........$1,279.00
300/2.8 IS USM (52 rear).............................. $4,200.00.........$4,340.00
400/5.6 USM (77).............................................. $1,200.00.........$1,229.00
400/2.8 IS (52 rear).......................................... $7,100.00.........$7,190.00
500/4 IS USM (52 rear) ................................. $6,049.00.........$6,140.00
600/4.0 IS (52 rear).......................................... $7,900.00.........$8,050.00
16-35/2.8 USM II (82) ..................................... $1,499.00.........$1,520.00
17-40/4.0 USM (77) ..............................................$729.00............. $750.00
24-70/2.8 USM (77) ......................................... $1,279.00.........$1,359.00
24-105/4 IS USM (77) .................................... $1,149.00.........$1,199.00
28-300/3.5-5.6 IS USM (77) ........................$2,439.95.........$2,500.00
70-200/4.0 USM (67) ...........................................$624.00............. $639.00
70-200/4.0 IS USM (77) ................................ $1,189.00.........$1,210.00
70-200/2.8 USM (77) ...................................... $1,289.00.........$1,300.00
70-200/2.8 IS USM (77) ............................................CALL.....................CALL
100-400/4.5-5.6 IS USM (77) .....................$1,589.00.........$1,610.00
1.4x II Teleconverter................................................$299.00............. $309.00
2x II Teleconverter ...................................................$299.00............. $309.00

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D3000
D-SLR Digital SLR Camera Kit

10MegaPixels
D5000
D-SLR Digital SLR Camera

12MegaPixels
D90
D-SLR Digital SLR Camera

12MegaPixels

Compact Design
10.2 MegaPixels
3" LCD Monitor
SD, SDHC (High Capacity) Card Slot
Accepts Nikon AF Lenses (1.5x factor)
Self Cleaning Sensor ISO 100-1600
Fast Shutter Response USB 2.0
In-camera Editing 3 fps Burst Mode
8 11-point Autofocus System
Auto or Manual Focus
Nikon Inc. limited
warranty included
Kit with 18-55mm VR DX #NID30001855
HD 720p Video Capture
with Exposure Control
12.3 MegaPixels
2.7 Vari-angle LCD Live View Mode
Uses Nikon AF Lenses (1.5x factor)
SD/SDHC Card Slot
In-Camera Image Editing
GPS Geotagging (optional)
Personal Picture Control Settings
4 fps Burst Mode
Nikon Inc. limited
warranty included

Body Only ............................................#NID5000


Kit with 18-55mm VR........#NID50001855
D-Movie mode record 720p
HD movie clips
12.3 MegaPixels
3.0" LCD Monitor SLR viewnder
Uses Nikon AF Lenses (1.5x factor)
SD/SDHC (High Capacity) Card Slot
In-Camera Image Editing
Scene Recognition System
Active D-Lighting ISO 100-3200
GPS geo-tagging USB 2.0
Self Cleaning Sensor 4.5 fps Burst
Nikon Inc. limited
warranty included

Body Only .................................................. #NID90


Kit with 18-105mm VR ........#NID9018105

D300s
D-SLR Digital SLR Camera

12MegaPixels
D700
D-SLR Digital SLR Camera

12MegaPixels
D3s
D-SLR Digital SLR Camera

12MegaPixels

Dust and Weather Resistant


Quick Dial
Self-Cleaning Sensor
64
HD Video Recording
12.3 Megapixel DX-format CMOS
sensor 6 fps Burst USB 2.0
3" LCD Monitor Live View
Accepts Nikon AF Lenses (1.5x factor)
CF and SD/SDHC Card Slots
51-point AFs with 3D focus tracking
ISO Sensitivity from 200 to 3200
Stereo Audio Input
Nikon Inc. limited
warranty included
Body Only ............................................#NID300S
Kit w/18-200mm VR II....#NID300S18200

Exclusively designed for


use with Digital SLRs
Silent Wave Motor
ED (Extra-low Dispersion)
Super Integrated Coating
35mm equiv. 15-36mm
Minimum focus 0.8'
77mm lter diameter
Weight 16.2 oz

DX ED-IF Lenses for Digital Only


IMP
USA
10.5/2.8 Fish-Eye.......................................................$684.95................. $699.95
35/1.8 G AF-S (52) ........................................................CALL................. $199.95
85/3.5 G ED VR Micro (52)...................................................................... CALL
10-24/3.5-4.5 G AF-S (77) ........................................CALL................. $799.95
12-24/4 G AF-S (77) ....................................................CALL........................ CALL
16-85/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR (67) .........................$609.95................. $629.95
17-55/2.8 G AF-S (77).................................................CALL........................ CALL
18-55/3.5-5.6 G AF-S II (52)..............................$109.95................. $114.95
18-55/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR (52) .........................$164.95................. $184.95
18-70/3.5-4.5 G AF-S (67) ........................................CALL........................ CALL
18-105/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR (67) .............................CALL................. $359.95
18-200/3.5-5.6 G AF-S II VR (72) .........................CALL........................ CALL
55-200/4-5.6 G AF-S (67) ..................................$174.95................. $179.95
55-200/4-5.6 G AF-S VR (67) ..........................$219.95................. $229.95
Nikon D-Type AF Lenses
IMP
USA
14/2.8 D ED.........................................................................CALL.............$1,719.95
16/2.8 D (39) with Hood ...................................$879.95................. $929.95
20/2.8 D (62) ............................................................$539.95................. $564.95
24/2.8 D (52) ............................................................$349.95................. $359.95
24/3.5 D ED PC-E (77) ................................... $1,959.95.............$1,989.95
28/2.8 D (52) ............................................................$244.95................. $264.95
35/2.0 D (52) ............................................................$329.95................. $359.95
45/2.8 D ED PC-E Micro (77) .................................CALL.............$1,849.95
50/1.8 D (52) ............................................................$119.95................. $124.95
50/1.4 D (52) ............................................................$319.95................. $329.95
50/1.4 G AF-S (58) ........................................................CALL........................ CALL

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RAW/JPEGs & 720p HD Video @ 24fps
12.1 MP FX-format (full-frame) CMOS
Sensor In-Camera RAW Processing
3" 920,000-Dot LCD with Live View
Compatible with Most Nikkor Optics
Built Tough, Fully Weathersealed
ISO Sensitivity Up To ISO 102,400
Buers Up to 48 RAW or
130 large JPEGs
Up to 4200 Exposures
per Battery Charge
Dual CF Card Slots
Nikon Inc. limited
warranty included
Body Only .................................................. #NID3S
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24-70mm f/2.8 G AF-S ED-IF


Wide Zoom AF Lens

Nikon AF Flashes
IMP
USA
SB-400 ....................................................................................CALL........................ CALL
SB-600 ....................................................................................CALL........................ CALL
SB-900 ....................................................................................CALL........................ CALL
R1 Wireless Twin Flash .................................................CALL........................ CALL
R1C1 Wireless Twin Flash System..........................CALL........................ CALL

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Self Cleaning Sensor


FX-format CMOS (full frame)
12.1 MegaPixels Live View
3" VGA LCD Monitor USB 2.0
SLR viewnder 5 fps Burst
51-point AF System
Uses Nikon AF Lenses
CompactFlash Card Slot
Dust and Water Resistant
Active D-Lighting Mode
HDMI Video Out ISO 6400
Nikon Inc. limited
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SLR Lenses & Flashes


10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DX AF-S
Wide Zoom AF Lens

Optimized for edge-to-edge


sharpness on both the
Nikon FX (full-frame) &
DX-format image sensors
Rugged construction, dust
and moisture resistance
Minimum focus 1.2'
77mm lter diameter
Weight 32 oz

18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 DX G VR
AF-S II ED-IF Digital Lens

Exclusively designed for


use with Digital SLRs
35mm equiv. 27-300mm
VR II Vibration Reduction
SWM (Silent Wave Motor)
3.5-22 f/Stop Range
Focus 1.6' to Innity
72mm lter diameter
Weight 19.8 oz

Nikon D-Type AF Lenses


IMP
USA
60/2.8 D Micro (62) (1:1) ...................................$459.95................. $474.95
60/2.8 G AF-S ED Micro (62) ...........................$529.95................. $539.95
85/1.8 D (62) with Hood ...................................$434.95................. $449.95
85/1.4 D IF (77) .................................................. $1,149.95.............$1,229.95
85/2.8 PC-E Micro (77).................................. $1,729.95.............$1,779.95
105/2.8 G AF-S ED-IF VR Micro (62)..................CALL................. $889.95
105/2.0 DC D with Hood (72)................... $1,019.95.............$1,079.95
135/2.0 DC D (72) ............................................ $1,269.95.............$1,299.95
180/2.8 D ED-IF (72) ............................................$869.95................. $899.95
200/4 D ED-IF Micro w/Case (62)........... $1,629.95.............$1,649.95
200/2 G AF-S ED-IF VR (52)....................................CALL.............$4,999.95
300/4.0 D AF-S ED-IF (77)............................ $1,399.95.............$1,494.95
300/2.8 G AF-S VR (52-R) ........................................CALL........................ CALL
400/2.8 G AF-S VR ED (52) .....................................CALL........................ CALL
500/4.0 G AF-S VR ED (52) .....................................CALL........................ CALL
600/4.0 G AF-S VR ED (52) .....................................CALL........................ CALL
14-24/2.8 G AF-S ED-IF .................................... $1,779.95.............$1,799.95
17-35/2.8 (77) .................................................................CALL.............$1,769.95
18-35/3.5-4.5 ED-IF (77) ....................................$579.95................. $599.95
24-70/2.8 G AF-S ED-IF (77) ...................................CALL.............$1,779.95
24-85/2.8-4.0 D (72).............................................$679.95................. $699.95
24-120/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR (72) .............................CALL........................ CALL
70-200/2.8 G AF-S ED-IF VR (77) ........................CALL........................ CALL
70-300/4.0-5.6 G (62) ..........................................$134.95................. $154.95
70-300/4.5-5.6 G-AFS VR (67)........................$524.95................. $539.95
80-200/2.8 D with Collar (77).................... $1,049.95.............$1,099.95
80-400/4.5-5.6 D VR (77) .........................................CALL........................ CALL
200-400/4 G AF-S ED-IF VR (52) .........................CALL........................ CALL
TC-14E II (1.4x) Teleconverter...................................CALL........................ CALL
TC-17E II (1.7x) Teleconverter...................................CALL........................ CALL
TC-20E II (2x) Teleconverter ......................................CALL........................ CALL
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50mm f/1.4 G AF-S


Portrait AF Lens

Optimized for edge-to-edge


sharpness on both the
Nikon FX (full-frame) &
DX-format image sensors
Silent Wave Motor
Super Integrated Coating
Minimum focus 1.5'
58mm lter diameter
Weight 9.9 oz

SB-600 Speedlight i-TTL


Shoe Mount Flash
Guide No. 98'
Recycling Time
3.5 Seconds
Bounce & Swivel Head
Zoom Head
(24-85mm)
Multiple Flash
Exposure Modes
Safety lock on
ash shoe
Weight 10.6 oz

SB-900 Speedlight i-TTL


Shoe Mount Flash
Guide No. 131'
Recycling Time
4.5 Seconds
Bounce & Swivel Head
Zoom Head
(17-200mm)
Stroboscopic Eect
AF-Assist Illuminator
Safety lock on
ash shoe
Weight 14.6 oz

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PZ-42x II AF TTL Shoe Mount


Flash
Guide No. 138'

285HV Professional Auto


Shoe Mount Flash

AF Assist Light
Automatic Shutdown
Mode
Large Illuminated
LCD panel
Bounce and Swivel Head
Weight 9.1 oz

58 AF-1 TTL Shoe


Mount Digital Flash
Guide No. 138'
High-speed ash sync
Bounce Head
Swivel Head
Zoom Head (28-105)

Guide No. 120'


Automatic exposure
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4 auto f/stop settings
Removable sensor
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Zoom Head (28-105)
Weight 14.9 oz

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#ME58AF1C $399.95
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#ME58AF1N $399.95

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11-16mm f/2.8 Pro DX


AT-X Fisheye AF Lens
Exclusively designed
for Digital SLRs
WR (Water Repellent)
coating
Minimum Focus 1'
Magnication ratio 1:11.6
Weight 1.2 lb
for Canon or Nikon
#TO111628PDX* $599.95

DX Models Designed for Digital SLR cameras only


SKU #
DX 35/2.8 Pro Macro (52)
#TO3528PDX*
DX 10-17/3.5-4.5 ATX Fisheye
#TO101735*
DX 11-16/2.8 Pro (77)
#TO111628PDX*
DX 12-24/4.0 Pro (77)
#TO122440*
DX 12-24/4.0 Pro II (77)
#TO12244DX*
DX 16-50/2.8 Pro (77)
#TO165028DX*
DX 16.5-135/3.5-5.6 (77)
#TO165135DX*
DX 50-135/2.8 (67)
#TO5013528*

6-Year Warranty

17-50mm f/2.8 XR LD-IF Di II


Digital Lens Exclusively designed
for use with digital
SLR cameras
Focus 10.6" to Innity
Mag. ratio of 1:4.5
67mm lter diameter
Weight 15.2 oz

for Canon, Nikon, Pentax


or Sony/Minolta
#TA175028* $499.00

18-50mm f/2.8 EX Macro DC


Super Wide Angle Lens

Exclusively designed for


use with digital SLRs
Minimum focus 7.9"
Super Multi Layer (SML)
72mm lter diameter
Weight 15.9 oz
for Canon, Nikon, Sigma,
Olympus, Pentax, or
Sony/Minolta
#SI185028* $419.00

18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OS DC
(Optical Stabilizer) Lens

Exclusively designed
for use with digital
SLR cameras
Focus 1.5' to Innity
Mag. ratio of 1:3.9
72mm lter diameter
Weight 21.6 oz
for Canon, Nikon
or Sigma
#SI1820035* $439.00

70-200mm
f/2.8 II EX APO
Macro HSM DG

Desirable for Digital


SLR Cameras
Minimum focus 3.3'
34-12.3 angle of view
77mm lter diameter
Tripod collar Wt. 48 oz
for Canon, Nikon, Sigma,
Olympus, Pentax, or
Sony/Minolta
#SI7020028* $799.00

EM-140 DG TTL Ringlight


Wireless TTL ash control
High Speed Synchro ash
Ideal for photographing
subjects in ne detail close-up photography
for Canon, Nikon,
Sigma, Pentax,
Sony/Minolta
#SIEM140DG* $379.00

NEW REABTES! ** Price After Rebate


Di-II 60/2.0 LD IF Macro (55)
Di 90/2.8 Macro (55)
Di 180/3.5 LD IF Macro (72)
Di-II 10-24/3.5-4.5 ()
Di-II 17-50/2.8 XR LD IF Aspherical (67)
Di-II 17-50/2.8 XR VC LD IF Aspherical (72)
Di-II 18-200/3.5-6.3 (62)
Di-II 18-250/3.5-6.3 (62)
Di-II 18-270/3.5-6.3 VC
Di 28-75/2.8 XR (67)
28-80/3.5-5.6 (58)
Di 28-200/3.8-5.6 Asp XR IF Macro (62)
Di 28-300/3.5-6.3 XR (62)
Di 28-300/3.5-6.3 XR VC (62)
Di-II 55-200/4-5.6 LD Macro (52)
Di 70-200/2.8 LD IF Macro (77)
75-300/4.0-5.6 LD (62)
Di 200-500/5-6.3 LD IF (86C)

Canon EOS
$399.95
$579.95
$599.95

$499.95
$549.95
$569.95

Nikon AF
$399.95
$579.95
$599.95
$399.95
$499.95
$549.95
$569.95
$529.95

Di Designed for use on both digital & film SLR cameras


Di-II Designed for Digital SLR cameras only
Canon
Nikon
Sony/
Pentax
Rebate
SKU#
EOS
AF
Minolta
AF
$25
#TA602DI*
$544.00**
$544.00**
$544.00**

#TA9028M*
$499.00
$499.00
$499.00
$499.00
$50
#TA18035*
$689.00**
$689.00**
$689.00**

#TA102435*
$499.00
$499.00
$499.00
$499.00

#TA175028*
$499.00
$499.00
$499.00
$499.00
$25
#TA175028*Q
$624.00**
$624.00**

$60
#TA1820035*
$239.00**
$239.00**
$239.00**
$239.00**

#TA1825035*
$499.00
$499.00
$499.00
$499.00
$50
#TA1827035*
$579.00**
$579.00**

#TA287528*
$499.00
$499.00
$499.00
$499.00

#TA288035*
$89.00
$89.00
$89.00
$89.00
$50
#TA2820038*
$249.00**
$249.00**
$249.00**
$249.00**
$50
#TA2830035XD*
$369.00**
$369.00**
$369.00**
$369.00**

#TA283003563*
$629.00
$629.00

#TA55200456*
$199.00
$199.00
$199.00

#TA7020028M*
$769.00
$769.00
$769.00
$769.00

#TA753004*
$164.00
$164.00
$164.00
$164.00
$30
#TA20050056*
$919.00**
$919.00**
$919.00**

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H HSM Model
Canon
Nikon
Sony/
Olympus Pentax
Sigma
SKU #
EOS
AF
Minolta
4/3 Sys.
AF
AF
R Rear Slip-in Gelatin Filter Slot
DC 4.5mm f/2.8 EX Circular Fisheye HSM R
#SI4528DCHSM* $999.00 $999.00 $999.00
$999.00 $999.00
DG 8/3.5 EX Circular Fish-Eye R
#SI835*
$899.00 $899.00

$899.00
DC 10mm f/2.8 EX Fisheye HSM R
#SI1028FHSM*
$649.00 $649.00 $649.00
$649.00 $649.00
DG 15/2.8 EX Diagonal Fish-Eye R
#SI1528DG*
$609.00 $609.00 $609.00
$609.00 $609.00
DG 20/1.8 EX DF RF Aspherical (82)
#SI2018*
$519.00 $519.00 $519.00
$519.00 $519.00
#SI2418M*
$449.00 $449.00 $449.00 $449.00 $449.00 $449.00
DG 24/1.8 EX DF Aspherical Macro (77)
DG 28/1.8 EX DF Aspherical Macro (77)
#SI2818M*
$349.00 $349.00 $349.00
$349.00 $349.00
DC 30mm f/1.4 EX HSM (62)
#SI3014DCS*
$439.00 $439.00 $439.00 $439.00 $439.00 $439.00
DG 50mm f/1.4 EX (77)
#SI5014*
$499.00H $499.00H $499.00 $499.00 $499.00 $499.00H
DG 50/2.8 EX Macro (55)
#SI5028MDG*
$299.00 $299.00 $299.00
$299.00 $299.00
DG 70/2.8 EX Macro (62)
#SI7028MDG*
$499.00 $499.00 $499.00
$499.00 $499.00
DG 105/2.8 EX Macro (58)
#SI10528MDG*
$479.00 $479.00 $479.00 $479.00 $479.00 $479.00
DG 150/2.8 EX APO Macro HSM (72)
#SI15028AMDG* $729.00 $729.00
$729.00
$729.00
DG 300/2.8 APO EX HSM
#SI30028DG*
$2,999.00 $2,999.00 $2,999.00
$2,999.00 $2,999.00
DC 10-20/4-5.6 EX HSM (77)
#SI102045D*
$479.00 $479.00 $479.00 $479.00 $479.00 $479.00
DC 10-20/3.5 EX HSM (82)
#SI102035*
$649.00 $649.00 $649.00
$649.00 $649.00
DG 12-24/4.5-5.6 EX R
#SI122445*
$859.00H $859.00H $859.00
$859.00 $859.00H
DC 17-70/2.8-4.5 Macro (72)
#SI177028DC*
$369.00 $369.00 $369.00
$369.00 $369.00
DC 18-50/2.8-4.5 OS (67)
#SI185028DO*
$299.00 $299.00 $299.00
$299.00 $299.00
DC 18-50/2.8 EX Macro (72)
#SI185028*
$419.00 $419.00H $419.00 $419.00 $419.00 $419.00
DC 18-125/3.8-5.6 OS (Optical Stabilizer) (67) #SI1812535OS* $339.00H $339.00H $339.00
$339.00 $339.00H
DC 18-200/3.5-6.3 OS (Optical Stabilizer) (72) #SI1820035*
$439.00 $439.00

$439.00
DC 18-200/3.5-6.3 IF Aspherical (62)
#SI1820035*
$319.00 $319.00 $319.00
$319.00 $319.00
DC 18-250/3.5-6.3 OS HSM (72)
#SI1825035*
$529.00 $529.00 $529.00
$529.00 $529.00
DG 24-70/2.8 EX Aspherical (82)
#SI247028DG*
$569.00 $569.00 $569.00
$569.00 $569.00
DG 24-70/2.8 EX IF HSM (82)
#SI247028*
$899.00 $899.00 $899.00
$899.00 $899.00
DG 28-70/2.8-4.0 EX (58)
#SI287028D*
$139.00
$139.00

$139.00
DG 28-70/2.8 EX (67)
#SI287028DG*
$349.00 $349.00 $349.00
$349.00 $349.00
DG 28-300/3.5-6.3 Macro (62)
#SI2830035DG*
$299.00 $299.00 $299.00
$299.00 $299.00
DC 50-150/2.8 EX HSM II (67)
#SI5015028*
$749.00H $749.00 $749.00
$749.00 $749.00
DC 50-200/4-5.6 OS HSM (55)
#SI5020045DO*
$299.00 $299.00 $299.00
$299.00 $299.00
H
H
DG 50-500/4-6.3 EX APO RF (86C)
#SI5050046* $1,059.00 $1,059.00 $1,059.00 $1,059.00 $1,059.00 $1,059.00H
DG 70-200/2.8 EX Macro II HSM (77)
#SI7020028*
$799.00 $799.00 $799.00 $799.00 $799.00 $799.00
DG 70-300/4-5.6 DL Macro Super II (58)
#SI703004S*
$159.00 $159.00 $159.00
$159.00 $159.00
DG 70-300/4-5.6 APO Macro Super II (58)
#SI703004DG*
$209.00 $209.00 $209.00
$209.00 $209.00
DG 120-300/2.8 EX APO IF HSM (105)
#SI120300DG* $2,999.00 $2,999.00

$2,999.00
DG 120-400/4.5-5.6 APO OS HSM (77 Rear)
#SI120400*
$899.00 $899.00 $899.00
$899.00 $899.00
DG 150-500/5-6.3 APO OS HSM
#SI150500*
$999.00 $999.00 $999.00
$999.00 $999.00
DG 300-800/5.6 APO EX HSM
#SI300800DG* $8,699.00 $8,699.00
$8,699.00
$8,699.00
DG 1.4x EX APO Tele-Converter
#SI1.4XDG*
$249.00 $249.00 $249.00
$249.00 $249.00
DG 2x EX APO Tele-Converter
#SI2XDG*
$299.00 $299.00 $299.00
$299.00 $299.00
DG EF-530 ST Flash
SIEF530ST*
$149.00 $149.00 $149.00
$149.00 $149.00
DG EF-530 Super Flash
#SIEF530*
$219.00 $219.00 $219.00
$219.00 $219.00
DG EM-140 TTL Ringlight
#SIEM140DG*
$379.00 $379.00 $379.00
$379.00 $379.00

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DPS 3N1 Sling/


Backpacks
3N1 bags provides fast
equipment access and
ultimate freedom, allowing
three carrying options in
one while morphing from
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again fast and easy.

Fastpack
Backpacks

250

Protects your equipment


and provide storage
for accessories. Sideentry compartments
let you quickly access
gear & accessories, even
while you're on the move.
200
250
350
SKU #
#LOFP200* #LOFP250* #LOFP350*
Color
Black, Blue, Red
SLRs
1
1
1
Lens/Flash
3
4
4
Laptop
No
15.4"
17.4"
Price
$74.95 $89.95 $112.95

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HOLDS

10 Small 20 Med. 30 Large


SKU #
#KA31SBS #KA31SBM #KA31SBL
Color
Black
SLRs
1
1
1
Lens/Flash
2
4
6
Acc.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Price
$84.95 $99.95 $124.95
Large

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SKU #
#TESSS* #TESSM* #TESSL*
Color
Black, Black/Olive, Silver/Black
SLRs
1
1
2
Lens/Flash
3
4
7
Acc.
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Keep the ash off-camera to
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observe beFore you shoot.
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Generally cleaner compositions.
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I BECAME interested in taxidermy
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also he eats out of that kitchen.


Some of the tools hanging above
the sink are for the animals,
and then theres his medicine
cabinet and his plate. Hanging in
the right part of the frame is an
animals pelt, possibly a foxs.
This series was shot with a
Hasselblad 501CM and 110mm
Hasselblad lens, using Kodak
Portra 400NC film, all in natural
lightI used a tripod and long
exposures to adjust for low light.
Im really happy with the
results, and I began to realize
that there are inherent similarities between taxidermy and photography: Clicking the shutter,
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