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By Richard Harrington | Saturday, August 15, 2015

How Lens Adapters Can Be Your Best Friends

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When you have a lens you love, you use it all the time. But what if the camera you want to shoot with doesn’t have the right lens mount?

Have no fear—that’s where a lens adapter comes in handy. From PL mounts to micro four-thirds, there’s a lens adapter that fits your needs.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and Robbie show how lens adapters give you the opportunity to shoot with camera and lens combinations that would otherwise be unthinkable.

By Robbie Carman | Friday, July 24, 2015

Tips for Buying Wide-Angle Lenses for Video

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Wide-angle lenses not only give you the ability to capture your surroundings; they capture action as well.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I continue to take a look at wide-angle lenses and help you decide what to consider when buying a wide-angle lens.

By Justin Reznick | Friday, January 16, 2015

Freeze Frame: Cold-Weather Photography Tips

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Winter landscapes are stunning to behold—and to shoot. But cold-weather photography comes with a unique set of challenges.

It’s important for photographers to have the proper equipment and using smart techniques when shooting in the bitter cold.

Follow these strategies and gear tips to ensure that winter conditions don’t slow you down on your next photographic outing.

By Derrick Story | Friday, December 19, 2014

Drool-Worthy Gifts for Lucky Photographers

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What if you weren’t bound by budget when shopping for your favorite photographer?

If a sudden windfall has blessed your bank account, or you have a new credit card in need of a proper maiden voyage, there’s no shortage of extravagant gifts for photographers with terrific taste.

Or just maybe, you’ll want to add these to your own holiday wish list—and send it to a generous aunt.

Hey—it’s fun to dream.

By Derrick Story | Tuesday, December 02, 2014

11 Great Gifts for Photographers — All Under $100

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Photographers aren’t the easiest people to buy for. Ask them what they want, and you’ll most likely be greeted with a grin and a request for a $2,000 camera.

Fear not! The following gifts for photographers are sure to please the most finicky enthusiast. And with every item here priced below $100, you’ll both be smiling as the wrapping paper falls to the floor.

By Joseph Linaschke | Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Shoot Great Macro Photos — with a Cheap Plastic Cup

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Have you ever shot really close-up hand-held macro photography and struggled with keeping your subject still, holding your camera steady, or avoiding harsh, ugly shadows?

I’m going to show you how to solve all of those problems in just a few minutes with nothing more than a plastic cup and some scissors.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, August 30, 2014

Shooting Video with Ultra Fast Prime Lenses

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In an interview or close up shot, setting a soft background with bokeh is a really popular look.

Ultra fast prime lenses allow you to work with more of a set’s natural light to help you create that soft look, while keeping the focus area crisp and sharp.

This week on Video Gear weekly, Rich and I shed light on why a fast prime lens should be in your camera bag.

By Richard Harrington | Friday, June 27, 2014

Cheap Camera Lenses: Some Surprising Benefits

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The type of lens you use adds character to a shot. However, you don’t always need an expensive lens. Sometimes, a cheaper camera lens can give you the results you are looking for.

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