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  • 42nd Street Photo Fuji HS10 Review

    Posted on February 29th, 2012 Staff Writer

    If you are looking for a great camera with the versatility and performance of a DSLR minus the weight, bulk, or expense then the Fuji HS10 is for you. The camera has a 30x zoom lens and covers a uniquely versatile 24-720mm range from true wide-angle to ultra telephoto.  The camera also includes easy to  manage settings with a strip of buttons to the left of the screen. You can control ISO speed, white balance, metering mode, focus mode, and focus area. The menu also contains many options like RAW and JPEG.

    The Fuji HS10 also comes with Triple Image Stabilization which reduces the blurring effect caused by shake or subject movement. Video on this camera is captured at 1080p with stereo sound. The camera also has an HDMI output that allows users to easily display their video and photographs on high definition televisions. We also cannot forget the low light performance that has incorporated into this camera.  Photographers no longer have to worry about blurred pictures with the telephoto lens as the camera will produce sharp images even at higher ISO settings. This camera is great for the price and we advise to try it out.

    Other Items Included:

    - Fuji FinePix HS10

    - 4x AA type alkaline batteries

    - Strap

    - A/V cable

    - USB cable

    - Software CD

    - Manual

    If you are in the market for a new camera you should consider picking up the Fuji HS10.

  • 42nd Street Photo Reviews The Sony Alpha NEX-3K/S

    Posted on February 21st, 2012 Staff Writer

    The Sony Alpha NEX-3K/S is a fantastic DSLR camera that is 48% smaller than most DSLR cameras. Even though the camera is smaller the image quality is still top of the line. The NEX-3 captures JPEGs (Fine or Standard), RAW, or JPEG+RAW in a choice of sRGB or Adobe RGB color spaces. The NEX-3 also captures 720p video @ 30 fps and standard definition video recording. This camera is designed to use Sony E series lenses. The new E-series optics are smaller than Sony’s traditional DSLR optics while retaining the imaging quality that Sony is known for. The performance levels of this camera are fantastic with auto focus having quick response times. If you like to shoot in low light you will love the ability to increase yje ISO up to 12800. Below is more information about this camera.

    Camera Highlights

    • Extremely Compact HD Imaging System
    • 14.2 MP APS (1.5x) Exmor CMOS Sensor
    • Interchangeable 18-55mm E-Series Lens
    • 720p HD / MP4 w/ MPEG-4 AAC-LC Audio
    • Tiltable 3″ 921,600-dot TFT TruBlack LCD
    • Up to ISO 12800 / Up to 7 fps
    • Auto HDR capture / DRO Optimizer
    • In-Camera 226° Sweep Panoramas
    • Polycarbonate Body (8.1 Ounces)
    • Memory Stick PRO Duo or SD/SDHC Cards

    Items Included

    • Sony Nex-3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens
    • BC-VW1 Battery Charger
    • Shoulder strap
    • HVL-F7S detachable flash
    • Power cord
    • USB cable (Mini B)
    • Lens cap
    • Case for flash
    • NP-FW50 Lithium ion rechargeable battery
    • CD-ROM

    Be sure and stop by 42nd Street Photo and get more information on this camera.

  • Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Review

    Posted on February 15th, 2012 Staff Writer

    The Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 is a very impressive camera with a combination great build quality, excellent performance and top of the line image quality. This is a camera meant for the more advanced to professional photographer.

    The Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 is called a compact full frame camera but there is nothing compact about this camera. The measurements are 156.3 x 116.9 x 81.9mm. The body layout is very similar to the A700. The Alpha DSLR-A900 is a very versatile control interface. The main shooting functions can be accessed by buttons on the top panel. It comes with many options for both JPEG and Raw shooting mode. The biggest and probably most talked about feature is the viewfinder. The viewfinder uses a high-quality optical glass and has 100 percent frame view, which is like watching a high definition television.

    Other Great Features:

    • 24.6 Effective Megapixels
    • 35mm Full-frame Exmor CMOS Image Sensor
    • APS-C Size Capturing
    • RGB Primary Color Filter
    • SteadyShot INSIDE In-camera Image Stabilization
    • The Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Digital Camera Body has dual card slots
    • Burst Mode: Maximum 5 Frames per Second
    • 3.0-inch TFT Xtra Fine LCD Screen with Approx. 921k Pixels
    • Optional User-replaceable Focusing Screens

     

    If you want to read more about this camera visit 42nd Street Photo.

  • Moon Photography Tips

    Posted on February 5th, 2012 Staff Writer

    Photographing the moon can be very challenging if not planned correctly and if you do not have the right equipment. We are going to cover a few that we hope will help you if you decide to take on that challenge.

    Know the exact phase the moon is in and the time the moon will be appearing. You can usually find online sources that can tell you all the information that you need to know. Be sure you all check out the weather forecast in your area as well.

    Using the right equipment is also very important. Your equipment will play a huge role in the quality of your moon photographs. For close up shots you will want to use the longest telephoto lens that you have. As for your camera you want to make sure you have a low noise sensor, this will help resolve any details issues. You will also want to have a tripod available for long exposures to take moon shots. The tripod will also help steady your camera.

    Try to capture your shots within 15 to 20 minutes of moonrise. Anything after that and the moon will be too bright to get a decent photograph.

    After capturing your images it’s always good to use a photo editing application to get the complete desired effect. Try cropping the moon to make it bigger and really capture the moment.

    We hope these few tips help you out if you decide to take on moon photography.