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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LED light sources have been a godsend to videographers for several reasons, but not all LEDs run as silently as one might wish, during interviews, online streaming, broadcasting, or in other noise-sensitive recording environments. This is where the new Godox UL60 Silent LED Video...
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Going eye-to-eye with a praying mantis can be a trip and a half, but understandably, not everybody shares my enthusiasm for creepy crawlies. This doesn't mean you cannot enjoy the visual treats afforded by peering at everyday objects at life-size or greater magnifications. To illustrate my point, I pulled a half dozen spice jars out of my cupboard along with a few herbs from our spring garden and...
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A friend of mine once described his favorite wide-angle lens as his “gateway to landscape photography,” and that’s a pretty good metaphor for wide-angle lenses if I ever heard one. Wide-angle lenses and ultra-wide-angle lenses naturally lend themselves to capturing landscapes with a sense of depth. They also tend to capture a sense of drama that you seldom get when photographing landscapes with...
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For the longest time, comparing image quality between point-and-shoot cameras and full-frame cameras, or even APS-C format cameras, was a conversation you could have start to finish during the course of an elevator ride. Point-and-shoot cameras were convenient, but the detail and dynamic range of their smaller sensors never measured up to the detail and dynamic range you get from larger sensors....
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The term “macro photography” is most often defined as close-up photographs taken with macro lenses, but isn’t always the case. True, macro lenses are designed to deliver life-size photographs of small objects with sharp edge-to-edge detail, but macro lenses are not the only tools of the trade when it comes to going face...
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If you haven’t touched your cameras since the leaves turned color and fell from the trees, it’s time to break out your gear, clean it up, and get everything ready for a new season of picture taking. In case you haven’t noticed—spring is coming down fast! If you are an outdoor photographer and are thinking of ways to upgrade your gear, see my article...
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For the longest time, the differences in weight, size, power, and recycling times between speedlights and monolights were glaring, but this is no longer the case. Technologically, speedlights and monolights have become increasingly...
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There are no reported shortages of 35mm f/2 lenses, according to the latest Interpol reports, so when a new 35mm f/2 lens comes to market, it’s usually greeted with a polite burst of applause before the crowds move along. A box of donuts says there’s going to be a standing ovation among a certain breed of shooters when word of Leica’s new...
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I can’t say I’ve ever gotten excited over a firmware upgrade, but then again, as a photographer who enjoys photographing architecture, I never thought I’d see the day I could correct keystone distortion—the distortion that makes buildings look like they’re falling over backward—in-camera and in real time with a Leica rangefinder camera. 2021 is only a couple of months old and already I have good...
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If you ask most consumer-camera owners why they keep a filter on their lens, a majority will most likely reply, “For protection.” Although filters do, in fact, protect the surface of your lens against dust, moisture, and the occasional thumb print, the primary function of lens filters is really to improve the...
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The first mirrorless digital camera was the Epson R-D1, which was introduced in 2004. The truth is, mirrorless cameras can be traced back to 1916, with the introduction of the Kodak 3A Autographic Special, a rangefinder film camera—or even further back still if we want to factor view cameras and plate cameras into the equation. Despite this, in the contemporary sense, mirrorless digital cameras...
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Just when we thought life couldn’t get any better, we get word about the new Leica APO-Summicron-SL 28mm f/2 ASPH. Designed for use with Leica SL-series cameras, as well as other L-mount cameras, this new 28mm Summicron is a go-to wide-angle prime with a 75.4° angle of view that’s...
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I’ll never forget the first time I looked through the viewfinder of a camera fitted with a 20mm ultra-wide-angle lens. Everything looked amazing and I blew several rolls of film shooting everything I saw along the way. Prior to using this “exotic” lens, I had never shot with anything wider than the 50mm normal that came with my first 35mm camera. The sobering part came when I developed the film...
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Macro photography never ceases to amaze me. Show me the face of a jumping spider reproduced at life-size or greater and I’ll undoubtedly stop what I’m doing and stare at it for a while. What’s interesting is how ultra-wide-angle lenses, which are available for ...
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