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Gearing Up: Compacts with Impact

Compact cameras are coming back in a big way. Two that we’re really excited about are the Panasonic Lumix LF1 and the Sony RX100 II. These cameras make great backups for pro shooters, or fantastically powerful primary cameras for new photographers. Panasonic Lumix LF1 The Lumix LF1 is Panasonic’s latest compact and the only one in […]

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Gearing Up: The Adventurer’s Camera Strap

Aaron Sheldon knows the street of Columbus very well.  He has led photo walks for the past five years in Columbus (as well as Boston, New York City and Washington, DC).  In the past year he has launched a successful mentoring and training program based on his experience leading and participating in photo walks. We asked Aaron […]

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Gearing Up: Print with Purpose

Nowadays, most people seem perfectly happy taking photos and leaving them on their memory cards, keeping them on an external hard drive, or sharing them on the internet. The beauty of digital photography, after all, is how easy it is to snap, upload, share, swap, edit, and save many, many photos without much effort. The downside […]

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Gearing Up: Doubling Up with Tamron

This past Saturday we hosted a Mirror Lake Photo Walk around Ohio State‘s campus. The weather couldn’t have been any better, and the campus’s beautiful architecture offered plenty of photographic opportunities. It also gave me an opportunity to take two lenses for a test run: the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 Di VC USD and Tamron 70-200 […]

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Gearing Up: Easy Mac(ro)

Summer is a perfect time to flex your macro photography muscles. The bugs are crawling around. The flowers are blooming. Doesn’t it just make you want to get out that macro lens and start shooting? Our lighting expert Steve happens to be a killer macro photographer. Oftentimes he’ll simply go out to his backyard and capture […]

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Gearing Up: Shooting Fireworks

Shooting fireworks isn’t as hard as it seems. Set your ISO to 100, prepare for long exposures (at least 2 seconds, but probably longer), set your manual focus to infinity, and you’re pretty much ready to go. Of course you can experiment from there, but those are the most basic things to keep in mind. Stop […]

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Gearing Up: Manfrotto BeFree Travel Tripod

Manfrotto BeFree Travel Tripod is the new compact, super-lightweight stabilization system from our favorite Italian manufacturers. Folded up, it’s only 40 cm long (just under 16″ for those of us not using the metric system), and reaches heights of just under 6′ fully standing. Despite its portable size, it can hold gear that weighs up […]

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Gearing Up: Fuji X100s

When Fuji released the X100S, a storm of positive reviews swept over the land. MPEX-favorites like David Hobby and Zack Arias celebrated the compact rangefinder camera’s autofocus, sync speed, its near-silent shutter, X-Trans sensor, and high-quality JPEG outlook. During our recent Downtown Columbus Nighttime Photo Walk, our walk leader Aaron Sheldon was carrying nothing but […]

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Sometimes Dad is difficult to buy for. It’s OK. We understand. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to give you some gift ideas for the photographic father in your life. Tamron 18-270 All-in-One Zoom, $399 after $50 mail-in rebate This fantastic lens from Tamron will allow Dad to capture photos of the kiddos […]

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Gearing Up: IndiSystems Jib

The best way to add emotion and action to your video work is camera movement. IndiSystem offers a variety of affordable slides and jibs that will allow you to do just that. Check out this demo video Jacob made using a Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, Davis & Sanford Provista Video Tripod Kit, […]

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