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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If you live in the northern hemisphere, it’s summertime, which means it’s time to give thought to taking pictures under bright, sunny skies. Aside from being toasty warm, summertime also packs more daylight into our waking hours than the dead of winter. The farther north you live, the longer the sun lingers in the sky, and if you go far enough north, it never sets at all! This is all terrific but...
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Prior to reviewing the Robus RTH-1050 Ball Head, I was familiar with the Robus name but had zero hands-on experience with its products. After spending a few days with an RTH-1050 Ball Head mounted on a...
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For many photographers, cropping is a dirty word. For some photographers, the very mention of the “C” word is enough to make them shudder. Me? I do it all the time, and I have my reasons… lots of them. But before we move on, let’s talk about the fact that the pictures we “create” are to a certain extent pre-cropped before we even press the shutter button. “Huh?” Yes. You read my words correctly....
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Camera gear protectors accomplish several goals. If you should accidentally drop or otherwise bump your camera or lens against a hard surface, depending on the particulars—including the degree and point of impact—camera protectors can minimize, if not prevent, serious damage or dents to your gear, and possibly spare you the time and expense of repairs. Depending on the product, many gear...
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SAFETY. It's a whole new world out there and, if you are reading this, chances are you've been working from home, or as it's come to be known—WFH. There are definitely pluses and minuses of WFH, but something many of us have had to grapple with is keeping our gear—and equally important, our data—safe in an environment that was most likely never intended to be a full or even part-time work center...
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My writing career began in the late 1990s when Mike McNamara, the Executive Editor of Popular Photography magazine, offered me an opportunity to write a monthly column. At first, I was fine working after hours on my Apple Power Macintosh G3 desktop, which featured a speedy-at-the-time 266MHz 5600rpm Motorola CPU, a 4GB hard-drive, Mac OS 8, and a choice of a floppy drive, a Zip Drive, or a CD...
3 weeks ago
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Tamron has just introduced its 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Lens, now the fastest all-in-one zoom in its class, with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 at the widest end. This should help many zoom lens enthusiasts who are looking to capture a little extra light in dim conditions....
3 weeks ago
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Not long ago, I wrote a B&H Explora “How-to” article about hand-coloring black & white photographs using toned black-and-white prints and transparent photo oils. The article was well received and fun to produce. It also got me wondering if there was a way to...
3 weeks ago
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Leica has introduced a new bag specifically designed for one-camera outings: the Leica Ettas camera bag. Designed for use with Leica V-Lux, Q2, CL, TL2, and M-series cameras with lenses up to 90mm, Leica’s new Ettas-series shoulder bags feature coated canvas construction with a rubberized...
4 weeks ago
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Pentax has announced the latest addition to its next-generation Star series prime lens family—the HD PENTAX-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 ED SDM AW. Designed for use with all full-frame and...
1 month ago
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In recognition of B&H Photo Macro Week, this week's FAQ topic is—you guessed it—macro lenses. What is a macro lens? Macro lenses are generally defined as lenses that can photograph an object at life-size (1:1) or half life-size (1:2) magnification. Tamron SP 90mm f/2....
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My first autofocus camera, and what turned out to be my last film camera, was a Nikon N90 35mm single lens reflex (1992–2001). I needed to replace one of my Nikon F3 bodies and I got tired of waiting forever for the long-rumored Nikon F5 film camera to become available. (Sound familiar?) The F3’s replacement camera, the Nikon F4, was readily available but the F4’s autofocus and metering systems...
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If you ask the average photographer what a wide-angle lens is good for, the response will invariably be something along the lines of "they're good for photographing small rooms, large groups of people crammed into small rooms, and landscapes." Ask the average photographer what a telephoto lens is good for and the answer will be, "they bring distant things closer to you," or something along those...
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In this week’s edition of FAQ, the topic is a wide-angle lenses. When describing the focal lengths of lenses, there are three main groups: normal, wide-angle, and telephoto. What is a wide-angle lens? By way of comparison, normal lenses approximate the perspective and special relationships between elements within the viewing area the way our eyes do. In other words, normal lenses represent the...
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Moment, a filter company that brands itself as filling "the sweet spot on affordability, functionality, and quality," has introduced three additional sizes to its existing line of variable neutral density (VND) filters. Currently available is three sizes (67mm,...
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