Allan Weitz

Allan Weitz

A graduate of the High School of Art and Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Allan Weitz started taking pictures when digital meant doing something with your fingers. Currently the host of the B&H Photography Podcast and a member of the B&H Explora writing team, his work has appeared in (and on the covers of) dozens of publications, including New York magazine, Philadelphia magazine, Esquire, GQ, Yachting, and Nautical Quarterly.

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Creative filters can add that “extra touch” to your photographs and videos, but holding them in place as you go about taking pictures can often become a clumsy process, with results that cannot always be easily duplicated if the shot isn’t perfect the first time. The new Lensbaby OMNI Filter System Bundles are a simple, hands-free solution to this problem and are available in two sizes: the...
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FUJIFILM has just released INSTAX Mini 11 that has so many improvements, they skipped a number when choosing its name. It is available in a choice of five colors (Blush pink,...
Hands-On Review: The Nikon D780
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The introduction of the Nikon D780 answers two burning questions. The first is: “Will there ever be a replacement for the still-popular-after-all-these-years Nikon D750?” The answer is “Yes.”  The second...
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Picture editing is an integral part of the photographic process, and this holds true whether your format is film or digital. Digital shooters typically upload images to their computers, tablets, or phones, edit the files in Lightroom, Photoshop, or comparable editing program, and, with a few keystrokes output wall-size murals or scaled-down Instagram posts. The tools and workflow of film editing...
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If you’re into analog film cameras, by extension you’re also into light meters. This is because while most modern cameras contain excellent TTL metering systems, if you use film cameras made prior to the 1970s and ’80s chances are: A. the camera has a meter but it doesn’t work anymore; B. the meter works but it’s no longer accurate; C. they stopped making batteries for your meter when Jimmy...
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Delkin has announced a new line of high-performance BLACK-series CompactFlash, microSD, and SD UHS-ll and UHS-l memory cards. The new BLACK memory cards are designed to handle the larger files produced by today's high-resolution, high-performance still and 4K cinema cameras. The housings of the new cards are reportedly 3x stronger than...
Leica M10 Monochrom
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Speaking as a photographer who learned the craft of black-and-white photography using a 4 x 5" field camera and Tri-X film, I know a good black-and-white photograph when I see one. After spending an afternoon wandering about New York’s Chelsea Market and the elevated High Line with the new...
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In 1975, the Internet didn’t exist, smartphones didn’t exist, wafer-thin laptops were a pipedream, and if you were a photographer, you shot film. Thanks to a Kodak employee named Steven Sasson, all this was about to change. By hacking parts of an old Kodak Super 8 movie camera together with a half dozen or so circuit boards and a 2MP monochrome CCD sensor, Sasson created what is recognized as the...
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When I’m out and about with my camera, I always keep an eye out for reflective surfaces. Puddles, polished stone, windows, and other glass surfaces offer creative possibilities when trying to capture intriguing photographs of everyday subjects and scenarios. Photographs © Allan Weitz 2019 Depending on camera position, reflections can add greatly to the visual dynamics of a photograph. By...
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I'm a big fan of smaller, lighter camera gear, so when Tamron announced a trio of lightweight, compact prime wide-angle lenses for Sony E-mount cameras, I took notice. Included in the lineup are the 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 and...
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As the satisfied owner of two Lowepro Sling bags and a smaller Lowepro backpack I often use when hiking or biking, I was delighted to have an opportunity to review Lowepro’s new Pro Trekker BP 450 AW II Backpack. As I had anticipated, I wasn’t disappointed. Designed to comply with the carry-on...
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Cherry-picking the “best” point-and-shoot cameras from among the 200-plus point-and-shoots we carry at B&H Photo can be challenging, considering the criteria on which we base our choices. For this year’s best point-and-shoot camera roundup, we took every category of point-and-shoot camera in our vast inventory—from full-frame to 1/5" sensor-size cameras—into consideration. From there, we...
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If you were to total the number of shoulder bags, photo backpacks, holsters, and other sorts of camera bags we carry at B&H, you’d end up with about 2,000 choices. Some are designed for day tripping, others for work. Some bags subtly scream “Hey looka’ me!” while others are decidedly utilitarian. For this roundup, we’re going to concentrate on the more luxurious bags we carry at B&H, but...
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Getting the most out of your camera and lens often means having to go beyond the limitations of these basic, though very essential components. Regardless of your choice of camera systems, be it DSLR or mirrorless, there are many accessories designed to up your game as a photographer, and maybe even enhance your photographic experience. If your camera system of choice is a Micro Four Thirds (MFT)...
Tokina Announces atx-i 100mm F2.8 FF MACRO Lens
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Tokina has announced the successor to its popular AT-X M100 PRO D Macro lens—the Tokina atx-i 100mm F2.8 FF MACRO. Slightly lighter (490 grams) and shorter (95.1mm) than its predecessor, Tokina’s newest 100mm macro lens is designed for portraits, landscapes, street shooting, commercial applications, and, of course, macro close-ups down to life-size (1:1).  Available in mounts for...
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