Shakekilling Closeup Glass

THIS IS Nikon's first 1 1 Micro-Nikkor in the DX (APS-C) format. With a street price of 500, it offers D3000, D500, D300, and D90 shooters true close-ups with Vibration Reduction II at a much lower cost than Nikon's other VR macro, the 890, full-frame, 105mm f 2.8G. This 85mm, an unusual 127.5mm full-frame equivalent, is well suited both to close-ups and to portraits. Internal-focusing, its stippled barrel looks, but doesn't feel, similar to Nikon's pro-grade lenses. In the field, its light...

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PRIVATE ACCESS CAPTURE 360 VIEWS AT SUNRISE Blinking city lights, bustling sidewalks, staggering skylines, lush urban parks, diverse passersby, racing taxis where else but New York City could you find this much thrilling visual inspiration Join the Mentor Series and Nikon professional photographers Reed Hoffmann and Layne Kennedy as they guide you along avenues and alleyways to unique photo opportunities. You'll quickly discover that one of the most photographed cities in the world never ceases...

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This month's winners captured wildlife personalities around the world PETER KOECK, 72, TEACHER, FALKOPING, SWEDEN In my small town in southern Sweden, there are always a lot of snails in wet weather, and I've photographed them hundreds of times over the years. Last July, I was out with my camera after the rain, and this tiny, lonely snail on my cottage door caught my interest. I liked the way its red contrasted with the blue door. Fortunately I had plenty of time to compose snails don't move...

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Three of the hottest new interchangeable-lens compacts (ILcs)-the panasonic Lumix G2, Samsung NX10, and Sony Alpha NEX-5 battle it out in the Popular Photography Test Lab and in the field. By Philip Ryan Liven up your landscapes with help from Earth's nearest neighbor. By Ian Plant

Nikon D3x

Our 2009 Camera of the Year, it's the image-quality champ of current DSLRs and should be for a while. Built like a tank, heavy and expensive, but those who love it don't care. Has the fastest AF in low light. STANDOUT SPEC The absolute, breathtaking state-of-the-artness of it. SENSOR 24.5MP CMOS, 14-bit RAW capture IMAGE STABILIZATION SENSOR 10MP CMOS, 12-bit RAW capture

Joystick Heads

Two new joystick heads improve on performance, weight and ergonomics. Model 324RC2 in Mspto'tecfinopoiymer max lead (7.81b). Mix el 327RC2 In high-performance magnesium max load (12.3it). Featuring a new hollow steel toll reduces weight and allows increased locking power far more comfortable, bw stress usage. Created, dssigrwrf and engineered in lialy. SO Back on the purchase of a Manfrotto Caitwo Fiber Tripod (over 200) purchased with 2 Manfrottc Head ewer 75). 25 Back on the purchase of a...

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SOLELY THE DOMAIN OF PRO SHOOTERS ON EXOTIC EXPEDITIONS USING SPECIALIZED (AND PRICEY) GEAR. NOT NOW. THE UNDERWATER DIGITAL 'V cr A . J. ' Tim Rock shot this reef off Fiji with a Nikon D200 and Tokina 10-17mm f 3.5-4.5 fisheye in an Aquatica housing with Ikelite DS125 strobes. Exposure 1 200 sec at REVOLUTION HAS COLLIDED WITH A BOOM IN DIVE TOURISM PUSHING THROUGH THE LAST AND WILDEST FRONTIER. AND IF YOU'RE NOT SHOOTING IN IT, YOU'RE MISSING OUT ON THREE-QUARTERS OF OUR PLANET. FORGET ABOUT...

Large Digital Prints

Dye Glossy, Satin, Matte 3.75 sq ft Archival Pigment Satin 4.80 sq ft Archival Matte Canvas 9.00 sqft File sizes to 200 Megabytes Any shape or size to 40 x 72 Blind drop ship directly to your customer Same Day Shipment available www.PerfectPosters.com a 100 digital lab Monostat, the world's first and only unipod with a unique foot stabilizer. Ensures steady shots in the most extreme telephoto positions A sharp picture can be achieved with the first shot. Excellent balance via the revolutionary...

Prized Possessions

Permanently engrave your favorite photos with unbelievable detail. Whether you are etching wedding photos in marble, family portraits in wood, or your favorite shots in glass, you'll achieve unbelievably detailed photo engraving with an Epilog Laser. We've combined Epilog Laser's unbeatable engraving quality with EngraveLab's powerful laser photo-processing software, Photo Laser Plus. Engrave your most detailed photos - even those hard to engrave landscapes - and produce more detailed photo...

Adobe Photoshop Cs5

The Crop tool now allows you, as in Lightroom, to see Rule of Thirds or grid overlay when trimming. The default options on the Shadow Highlight tool are much more reasonable, and give you a starting point you might actually keep. You can now save and close all images with a single click instead of clicking OK to save or reject changes for each. You can also save a layered, 16-bit file as a JPEG, and Photoshop will automatically convert it down to 8-bit. Photographers who...

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'',.,' 'tg amp iti. jP w K seemed to pulse out clouds of green blood red hues are invisible at that depth. Getting the red back into blood, and getting the color into coral and fish, can be challenging. It's important to have a little light in order to add color and detail in an otherwise monochromatic scene, says photographer and marine conservationist Brian Skerry. Shooting underwater is very much like studio shooting, he adds. You want that sunlight and ambient light, but you also want to...

Layne Kennedy

Includes a private boat tour, private access to Top of the Rock at sunrise, access to Grand Central, a private double decker bus tour, entrance fees, permits, transportation to all shooting locations, daily presentations, digital reviews and an Mpix photo book. he latest eir high-a variety ure New he latest eir high-a variety ure New Sometimes your most dramatic images don't fit an 8x10 New technologies such as in-camera panoramic modes, higher resolution sensors, and smarter stitching software...