Allan Weitz

Allan Weitz

A graduate of the High School of Art and Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Allan Weitz started taking pictures when digital meant doing something with your fingers. Currently the host of the B&H Photography Podcast and a member of the B&H Explora writing team, his work has appeared in (and on the covers of) dozens of publications, including New York magazine, Philadelphia magazine, Esquire, GQ, Yachting, and Nautical Quarterly.

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Almost every camera sold at B&H contains a light meter designed to calculate extremely accurate exposure readings, typically with a choice of Spot, Average, and Segmented metering modes. Good as they are, handheld light meters still have the upper hand when it comes to analyzing light. For starters, the meter in your camera only reads reflected ambient light. If you’d prefer to take an...
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Pancake lenses, those small fixed focal length lenses that barely protrude from your camera’s lens mount, are becoming increasingly common, and for several reasons. Most commonly based on a simple Zeiss Tessar lens design that dates back more than a hundred years, pancake lenses have come back into vogue mostly due to size—they extend an inch or less from the camera body—and weight, which on...
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When the first few generations of mirrorless cameras began arriving on our shores, they weren’t taken seriously by wedding photographers, due to sluggish autofocusing (compared to DSLRs) and, more importantly, the dearth of lens options. That’s no longer the case. Today, Sony offers an attractive selection of fixed prime and zoom lenses to go along with its greatly improved mirrorless cameras....
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Having previous experience reviewing the Tokina 20mm f/2 FiRIN FE AF and MF Sony-mount lenses, I was looking forward to test-driving the new...
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Doing what I do for a living, I get to shoot with a wide range of cameras, lenses, and photo accessories on a regular basis, and I’ve been doing it for a while. Something that I’ve recognized for quite some time is how quickly our “latest-and-greatest” cameras become “obsolete,” thanks, in part, to evolving technologies combined with ever-clever marketing and our innate need to possess the latest...
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Despite several semi-successful attempts at purging my archive of more than four decades of color slides and negatives, I still have a good number of analog images I need to digitize and archive. After completing this process, except for maybe 10% of my very, very best negatives and slides, I plan on bagging the lot and hauling it off to a nearby shredding center. I parted with my darkroom long...
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Leica has announced the release of the Leica M10-P Safari Edition Camera and the accompanying Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Safari Edition Lens. Finished in a special olive-green...
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Voigtländer has announced two new additions to its Vintage Line of M-mount (VM), manual focus lenses. Optimized to perform equally well with film and digital cameras, the new lenses are compact in size, extremely retro in appearance, and feature solid, all-metal construction. The first new lens is the ultra-wide...
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Vello has introduced the LW-500 Extendá Plus Wi-Fi Camera Controller, which allows you to control your camera remotely from your mobile phone, tablet, or computer with an app from distances up to 196.9' (60m) from camera position.   Designed for use with select cameras from Canon, Nikon...
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Wide-angle, mid-range, and telephoto zoom lenses that max out at f/2.8 throughout the zoom range are some of the most popular lenses among pros and enthusiasts alike. Not to short-change fixed focal length primes—the good Lord knows we love 'em, but there's good reason why camera and lens manufacturers make a point of showcasing their fast, fixed-aperture, full-frame f/2.8 zooms. When Sigma first...
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One of the key selling points of Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera systems has to do with weight and size, and even though most MFT camera bodies are barely (if at all) smaller or lighter than their APS-C and full-frame counterparts, lenses designed for MFT-format cameras are another story. To illustrate our point, we chose an...
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I came of age as a photographer when film was still the only dance in town. When digital began infiltrating the marketplace, in the mid-1990s, I resisted until the cost of DSLRs capable of producing commercially acceptable image files began to fit my needs and budget. The year was 2002, and the camera was a Fujifilm S2 Pro, which cost about $3,500, accepted Nikon F-mount lenses (it was based on a...
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Leica M-series rangefinder cameras are considered, by many, to be the quintessential camera. They are exquisitely designed, they’re hand assembled from the finest materials, and because Leica produces what are arguably the best lenses made, they’re capable of taking outstanding photographs. Still, it’s taken me close to 50 years to get my head wrapped around the idea of going out and taking...
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Tripods are usually the first things that come to mind when we think “camera support.” The truth is there are numerous scenarios in which traditional tripods don’t cut the mustard. The following is a list of more than 20 camera supports designed to support cameras in situations where traditional tripods fall short. The...
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Back in the day, if you wanted to protect your camera against dings and scratches, you either carried it in your bag or snapped it into an “Eveready” case. Eveready cases are two-part affairs consisting of a bottom half that wraps around the camera and a top portion that slings over the top of the camera and snaps closed, protecting it from the outside world. The problems for me always started...
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