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It’s rare that I step up on my soap box about gear… after all to each their own.  But this one is just a pet peeve as it causes so many potential problems. The lens hood doesn’t point this way when the lens is out of your camera bag! Hoods are reversed when packing the […]

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I just bought a Pentax 67. It’s an old medium format film camera. Format wise, 35mm film is thirty-five millimeters wide by twenty-four millimeters tall, and that’s the same as a full frame DSLR. This camera shoots 120 film and makes a picture that is seventy millimeters wide by 56 millimeters tall. That’s nearly four […]

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Packing

I am currently traveling in Japan and decided to travel light with gear.  I wanted to be able to fit virtually all my gear into a single piece of carry-on baggage (there was no way I was going to deal with lost items).  For this trip, I have some new gear I want to test, […]

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As I build out my camera kit, I find myself wanting to expand my options. There is absolutely nothing wrong with using used lenses. With a few caveats… Buy them from a reputable vendor or someone you know. Inspect the lens for wear and mold. Make sure the lens is compatible with your camera. I […]

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At this year’s NAB, the Photofocus team got a chance to catch up with HP about their new computers.  This one we had to keep a secret until it was announced.  We think the HP ZBook 14 is a well-designed machine for photographers to take on the road. Weight starts around 3.5 pounds You can […]

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Rich Harrington has a special guest on this week’s show. We catch up with best-selling author Jeff Revell, creator of the Snapshots to Great Shots series. Jeff is specializes in travel, landscape, urban, and nature photography. Rich and Jeff discuss: What matters most when buying a new camera. What are the coolest new features to show up […]

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When you bought your first DSLR, it likely came with a zoom lens.  This style of lens makes it easy to get a wider range of coverage with just a quick turn of the wrist.  Many prefer this flexibility versus having to actually move their feet to get the shot. So why go “old school” […]

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