Camera Gear

  • Gear

    Monitor Viewing Angle Gauge – STOP using your monitor the WRONG way!

    As laptop computers become more powerful, I see more and more photographers processing their images and videos on their small laptop screens. Now I will admit, us old guys prefer bigger screens to work on, but even if you are working on an iMac like I do – the screens tilt. And that is the…

  • Gear

    My Olympus Camera Gear – The 6 Month Report Card

    It’s been 6 months since I shared this article about switching to Olympus cameras and a lot of people have been asking for my thoughts about micro four thirds and if I am happy with the switch or if I regret it in any way. Now that I’ve had more time with the system, I…

  • Gear

    10 Tripod Tips and Tricks plus How to choose the right tripod for your photography

    A tripod is one of the most important pieces of gear that you should own and use as a photographer. Yet I see so many photographers struggle to choose the right tripod, or– even worse–not use them properly or– the absolute worst of all–not use them when they should be using them. So I am…

  • Editorial

    Will that new camera make you a better photographer?

    More megapixels, faster shooting speeds, greater dynamic range… it all costs more money – lots more money- but will it make you a better photographer? 2017 has been an exciting year in the world of photography, especially when it comes to the cameras that we use. Sony released the A9 with its full frame 24.2…

  • Tog Tips

    Where is the cheapest and best place to buy camera gear?

    Recently a fellow photographer told me, “I would never buy camera gear from I will only buy from a reputable retailer like B&H Photo.” That got me to thinking about how the process of buying camera gear has changed in the 40+ years I have been involved in photography — some for the good…

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