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Peter West Carey is a world traveling professional photographer currently leading photo tours to Bhutan, Nepal and Hawaii. He also hosts basic photography workshops along the West Coast of the USA as well as the free 31 Days TO Better Photography series on his blog.

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First Impressions: VANGUARD Abeo Plus 323CB Tripod with BBH-200 Professional Ball Head

Tripod manufacturers have been trying to do something new with the same concept for eons; make a tripod that holds a camera steady and is easy to use. The Vanguard Abeo Plus 323CB takes a step in the right direction with a self centering ball head. But what about its use in real life?...
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Quick Look: Canon 1D X

We all know the Canon 1D X is a sexy beast of a camera. But is it a worthwhile upgrade for someone shooting with a Canon 7D, 5D Mark Whatever or even the 60D? Read on and see what starts getting me excited with this first pass at one beefy camera....
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First Impression: Think Tank Airport Navigator Camera Bag

The Think Tank Airport Navigator is a bag designed to hold a load of gear and transport is smoothly through the confines and intricacies of modern airports. The bag can hold two full sized camera bodies with lenses attached and a plethora of other devices, including a laptop AND a tablet....
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First Impressions: The Lens – Book Review

Some books teach you a snippet here or there about an aspect of photography. But The Lens takes on a rather large task: give you all you need to know about this vital photography tool....
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First Impressions: Spyder Print

The Spyder Print is supposed to allow home printers to gain more accurate color rendition and consistence. Will it deliver on that promise?...
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Holiday 2012: Canon Lenses For Every Shooting Situation And Style

There are a lot of lens choices out there and I hope to make it a bit easier for the generous gift giver to choose the right lens. First of all you have to find out what kind of photography your special person is into. Is he/she into landscapes, portraiture, lowlight or maybe all the above?...
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Holiday 2012: Recommended Tripods (No Matter What Your Needs)

Big, small, flexible, tall. Tripods come in all shapes and sizes. Well, most have three legs, but not all of them! If you are looking for a new way to stabilize your camera for just about any type of photography, we have you covered in this list of tripods from $3-$1500....
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First Impressions: Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 ED Wide Angle Zoom

“You’re going to love that lens!” Was a common refrain when I told people of my plans to borrow a wide angle zoom of the Nikon variety and explore Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah.

By habit I use Canon equipment but I have no particular allegiance. Put a camera in my hand and I’ll use it. I want something that will produce quality images and not require a Ph.D. to learn. My hopes were high as I opened a box containing the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 ED and Nikon D800E, courtesy of BorrowLenses.com....
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First Impressions: Benro MeFoto Transfunctional Travel Tripod Kit

In this blog post I give my first impression while testing the Benro MeFoto Transfunctional Travel Tripod Kit in Utah’s National Parks. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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First Impression: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro

I don’t normally buy Tamron gear but when they offered for me to test a 90mm f/2.8 Macro I was intrigued mainly because it’s been a while since I used a macro or a f/2.8 fixed focal length lens. With a certain amount of skepticism, but also a mark of curiosity, I accepted and took delivery just a day ago....
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Are You Paying Too Much For Your CompactFlash Cards?

Last month I reported on an enticing price drop by Lexar on all their memory cards that was to end at the beginning of October. Imagine my surprise when I checked on prices today and found not only was the deal still on, some cards were even cheaper!...
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First Impressions: Adobe Photoshop Elements 11

Photoshop Elements 11 received a complete redesign by the folks at Adobe and they sent me a copy to try out. It’s been hard so far to pull back from full scale Photoshop CS or even Lightroom, but I’m finding this middle of the road program packs a punch for average or even semi-advanced users....
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Quick Review: Photoshop Elements 11- The Missing Manual

I don’t often read, books. They’re big and the ones for computer programs are even bigger. But with my recent attempt to understand and review Photoshop Elements 11, I knew I needed help....
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Cheap Photo: Fast Lexar Professional SDXC, SDHC and CF cards at 38-71% Off Until Sept 30th

In this post I explore some pretty cheap options to get into fast memory cards....
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Cheap Photo: Nikon Wants You To Keep $150, But Still Own A D3100 With Lens

In this post I rant about a steal of a price for the Nikon D3100 and assorted lenses....
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Review: Sigma SD-1 Merrill DSLR

In this post, I take the Sigma SD-1 Merrill out on a field test. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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Phase One Ups The Medium Format Ante With Reworked 645DF+ And Schneider Kreuznach 28mm LS f/4.5 Aspherical Lens

In this post we take a look at the new Phase One 645DF+. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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New Bags From LowePro, New Joby Gorilla Gear And New Acme Made Bags

In this post we take a look at new ways to carry your gear from LowePro, Joby and Acme Made....
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First Impressions: Pentax 645D Medium Format DSLR Camera

In this post I give my first impressions of the Pentax 645D medium format digital camera with full resolution samples...
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First Impressions: Sigma DP2 Merrill

In this post, I take a quick first look at the Sigma DP2 Merrill with its high quality images. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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Review: Digital Foci Picture Porter 35

In this blog post we take a look at the Picture Port 35 by Digital Foci and see if it pasts muster as a travel photographer’s friend. ...
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Review: F-Stop Bandon Millar Camera Bag

In this blog post, we review the F-Stop Bandon Millar camera bag. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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