Category Archives: Equipment

Lenses For Landscape Photography

. Many photographers think wide angle lenses are necessary for landscape photography. When they want to pursue landscape photography, those are the lenses they buy. When others want to take up landscape photography, those are the lenses they recommend. When they head out to do landscape photography, those are the lenses they bring, and keep...

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Tools of the Trade

I often use tools for nature photography. . Most dedicated photographers will already be familiar with tripods, tripod heads, neck straps and wrist straps, lens filters, flashes, perhaps flash extenders, cable releases, and so on. Those aren’t the kinds of tools we’ll be discussing, today. Taking pictures of the natural world, as you find it,...

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Lowepro Off Trail 2 Trekker Beltpack Review

[Originally published on Photo.net on March 13th, 2003. Then posted on my old website, in April 2006.] This picture of the Lowepro Off Trail 2 Trekker Beltpack was downloaded from Lowepro’s website, hosted on my server, and displayed here, with the permission of Maury Cohen, Lowepro USA. Single lens reflex cameras are getting bigger. Even...

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Apparent Perspective and Focal Length

Many photographers think focal length affects perspective. They think wide angle lenses exaggerate perspective, and telescopic lenses flatten perspective. . Technically speaking, that’s not true. All focal lengths show perspective identically. Some of you might be thinking, “But I’ve seen exaggerated perspective with wide angle lenses and flattened perspective with telescopic lenses”. So, what’s going...

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Close Up Lens Considerations

Most lens manufacturers offer 50 mm or so close-up lenses, ~100 mm close-up lenses, and ~180 close-up lenses. Photographers who are new to this specialized field may not know how or why to choose among them. Life-size is life size, right? Yes, life size is life size, but there are still significant differences between close-up...

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