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Oben: Finally a Cost Effective Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod?

Oben CT-3520 5-Section Carbon Fiber Folding Tripod w/ BB-1T Ball HeadNothing seems more daunting to the beginning photographer than the cost of a good tripod. Especially if you want one that is light (meaning carbon fiber legs), rugged and rigid. And if you want to use it for wildlife photography you’ll also need one that is tall enough to use standing up and will support your longest lens. The only models that most pros agree meet these needs are the amazingly long-lived Gitzo carbon fiber models legsets combined with a nice Gitzo, Really Right Stuff or Wimberly head.

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Key Wildlife Photo Tip: “Chance favors the prepared”

DJC_7809I’m just on my way back from a really fun and very productive photo safari to Botswana and Zimbabwe. Co-lead Dana Allen & I were joined by eight eager participants—some who had been to Africa with me before and some who had never been there. Everyone got amazing images and has plenty of sotries—we’ll be posting some of the images and relaying some of the stories in the coming weeks. Read more »

Nikon D7000: The One Camera to Have if You’re Only Having One? Or the new Nikon D5100?

imageNew camera introductions continue to tumble over one another, offering photographers more and more options at decreasing prices. The Nikon D7000 is no exception. With superior image quality and a lower price than the venerable Nikon D300/D300s it is an amazing tool. But it isn’t for everyone. Read on to find out whether it should be your next D-SLR… Read more »

Sigma Celebrates 50th Anniversary -- Video features several Cardinal Photo Images

When people think of the grand old names of Japanese optics companies Sigma is often not the first one to come to mind but far from being a start up they are celebrating their 50th anniversary. As part of the celebration they've created a special online video and we're pleased they've included several of Lorrie's and my photographs of ourselves and others using Sigma gear. You can see the video and learn more about Sigma at their anniversary website http://www.sigmaphoto.com/50-years-of-sigma.