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Tele-extenders are terrific tools for increasing the focal length of your current lenses without taking up valuable space or adding additional weight to your camera bag, and if you're a Canon shooter, you might be interested to know about the new Extender EF 1.4x III and Extender EF 2x III tele-converters.

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Even though fast super-telephoto lenses are known to be notoriously heavy, the new Canon EF 400mm/f/2.8 IS II USM, even at 8.49 lb, is more than 28% lighter than its predecessor, making it one of the lightest in it's class.

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The new Canon EF 70–300 f/4–5.6L IS USM zoom is an image-stabilized 'L'-series zoom designed to deliver sharp imagery over a broad zoom range in a carry-on, baggage-friendly package.

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For shooting on the ultra-wide side, Canon has announced the Canon EF 8–15mm/4L Fisheye USM, a rather unique lens in the sense that the wide end of its zoom range produces a circular 180-degree true fisheye image when used on a full-frame DSLR, and a  full-field rectangular 180-degree fisheye image when used on a compact (APS-C format) DSLR.

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According to Canon, the new Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM is 8% lighter and measurably faster than its predecessor, with improved image-stabilization characteristics, which should capture the attention of sports and action shooters alike.

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After two-plus years of claiming they're not going to incorporate video capture into their DSLR product line until they can overcome the limitations of DSLR capture—i.e, no autofocus and viewfinder blackout during video capture—Sony has introduced two compact DSLRs that address both issues.

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Even though most people still cringe at the thought of polycarbonate camera bodies, the truth is at the consumer level they hold up better than aluminum alloy camera bodies when it comes to small dings and minor bumps.

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Nikon has announced the arrival of the D3100, a new entry-level DSLR that sports, among other cool features, a 14.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and Full 1080p (1920 x 1080) HD video capture @ 24 fps with—now hang on to your hats, kids—full-time autofocus with monaural sound. Now we're talking (and autofocusing)!

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In recent years, flashlights have gotten smaller and have ejected the old D-cell batteries that used to power them. Manufacturers now opt for compact units that are powered by AA and AAA cells. Even more recently, brighter LEDs are taking the spotlight away from incandescent bulbs. Maglite’s XL100 flashlight combines AAA batteries with an LED lamp.

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We caught up with Scott prior to one of his seminars to gain some insights into his approach to photography. | Scott Kelby's Website - scottkelby.com
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The Canon EOS 7D is changing the way we capture photos and video.
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For some photographers, any tripod head will do. And while this may hold true for many photographers, others eventually get to a point at which the subject matter they're pursuing—and sometimes where they're pursuing their subjects—starts revealing the limitations of the pan or ball head they've been using until that time. If this sounds familiar, you might want to look into Induro's PHQ-series 5-Way Panheads.

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There isn't much you cannot do with the simplest of cameras nowadays, but even the best of the lot have their limitations when it comes to tricky exposure scenarios. The Promote Control, from Promote Systems, is a remote-control device that enables you to push the so-called limitations of your camera's standard operating parameters.

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My recent post about the Mamiya RZ33 - Mamiya’s latest take on medium-format DSLRs - was followed by an unusually high volume of comments that can be boiled down to several key categories and a sidebar conversation with "euroblade," a reader who’s tearing his or her kishkas out trying to choose between the RZ33 and a BMW R100RT motorcycle, which cost about the same but satisfy opposing needs.

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When defining the term image quality there are several qualifiers that go into the mix. Among them are tonality, contrast, brightness, and dynamic range, which is the degree of detail one can detect in the deepest shadows and brightest highlights. And then you have sharpness, which might be the trickiest to define.

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