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The Best...Right Now!

Your up-to-date guide to the best of all things photographic

By Mason Resnick - November 12, 2013


Let us help guide you towards the best camera for you.

Welcome to "The Best...Right Now!" where we lay out our opinions, based on years of experience writing about photography gear, of the best cameras currently available as of right now. Whether you're looking for a good deal on a compact camera, want your camera to keep up with your fashion sense, are looking to impress your friends with compact system cameras, or are ready to upgrade to DSLRs...or are even looking to chuck the whole digital thing and stick with film, we can tell you about the best in each category.

The best part? Every product we talk about here has our seal of approval.

 

 

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A Fashion Photographer's Toolkit

Here's the gear you need to get started in fashion photography.

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, September 10, 2014

Whether you're shooting models on a runway for big, chaotic events such as Fashion Week, or you're doing fashion shoots in your own studio where you can control everything, here is a guide to the gear you'll need.

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TAGS: camera,  budget,  buying guide,  DSLR,  flash,  fashion,  monopod,  buying,  Digital photography,  cameras,  buying tips,  Flashpoint,  bracket,  orbis,  business,  Sekonic,  Velbon,  Kenko,  fashion photography,  Fashion Week,  Transmitter,  Interfit,  RadioPopper,  receiver 

The Best Waterproof Digital Camera and Smartphone Cases Right Now!

Time To Hit The Beach! Updated for 2014

ArticleThe Best...Right Now Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, August 7, 2014

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Are you the adventurous type? Like to be one with the mud? Want to get great underwater snorkel shots? Don't mind getting wet, gritty, dusty, and dirty? These protective cases for your fragile mobile devices and digital cameras, are designed for you.

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TAGS: digital camera,  system compact,  underwater,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  underwater housing 

The Best Entry-Level DSLRs for 2014

Check out the most popular DSLR cameras for beginner photographers. Also find out about more about DSLRs and why they are so popular.

ArticleThe Best...Right Now Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, August 6, 2014

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Meet four fantastic starter DSLRs with a kit lens that cost less than $650. Learn why these are not just great bargains, but also great cameras!

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TAGS: canon,  DSLR,  pentax,  beginner,  digital SLR,  sony 

The Best Waterproof Digital Cameras for 2014

Digital cameras have never been more rugged than they are now

ArticleThe Best...Right Now Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, August 6, 2014

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Are you the adventurous type? Like to be one with the mud? Want to get great underwater snorkel shots? Don't mind getting wet, gritty, dusty, and dirty? These ruggedized, waterproof digital cameras are designed for you.

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TAGS: camera,  action photography,  compact digital camera,  compact camera,  underwater,  waterproof,  rugged,  underwater photography 

The Best EVF Digital Cameras for 2014

More cameras are sprouting electronic viewfinders. Is this a long-overdue eye-level finder rebirth?

ArticleThe Best...Right Now Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, August 4, 2014

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One of the most welcome trends in new camera design is the return of the eye-level viewfinder. But instead of those hardly-worth-it squintfinders of yore, these are digital, they’re showing up on more compact cameras, and they’re better than ever!

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TAGS: electronic viewfinder,  superzoom,  compact digital camera,  EVF 

10 Fantastic Film Camera Bargains for 2014!

Go ahead--thumb your nose at the digital revolution. You'll get a great deal!

ArticleThe Best...Right Now Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 22, 2014

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Film cameras are down, but not out. You can still find a handful of new film cameras available that will help scratch your itch for doing it the old-fashioned way.

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TAGS: film camera,  film,  cameras,  medium format 

The Best Big-Sensor Compact Digital Cameras For 2014

Photographic pocket rockets

ArticleThe Best...Right Now Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 21, 2014

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This line of posh compacts sports bigger, better sensors with killer image quality.

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TAGS: Olympus,  compact digital camera,  system compact,  Panasonic LX7,  Sigma DP3 Merrill,  Nikon Coolpix A,  Ricoh GR,  Sony DSC-RX1R 

The Best Portable Storage Right Now!

Manage Your Images On The Road: Updated for 2014

ArticleAccessories and Gadgets Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 8, 2014

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Here are six safe places to store your images on the road and for the long term.

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TAGS: storage,  memory card,  memory card reader,  memory 

Fujifilm X-T1, DSLR-Like Interchangeable-Lens Compact: Guided Tour

A retro-style camera done right

ArticleThe Best...Right Now Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 4, 2014

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The Fujifilm X-T1 combines the best of retro camera design with bleeding-edge digital photography technology to produce a tour-de-force MILC that gies a classic DSLR-like experience and more. Read and learn how to get the most out of this outstanding camera.

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TAGS: Fujifilm,  APS,  Fujifilm X-T1 

Accessorize Your Fujifilm X-T1: Buying Guide

Products that will help you expand your picture-taking abilities

ArticleThe Best...Right Now Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 4, 2014

The Fujifilm X-T1 is an outstanding camera that brings a DSLR-like experience to MILC users. If you've already bought the X-T1 or are considering it, here are four ways you can accessorize it to do the kinds of photography you love.

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TAGS: buying guide,  Fujifilm,  flash,  buying tips,  Lens advice,  MILC,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  flash modifier,  Fujifilm X-T1 

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