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Chris Burkard's Gear

Kit: A Photographer in Oregon’s Wilderness

Photographer Chris Burkard explains his kit for capturing nature in the Oregon wilderness.

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Widespread Optic

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm F2.8 Super Wide Angle Lens

If red, gold and green rings around your lenses don’t get your blood stirring enough, maybe Carl Zeiss will. Officially the widest-angle lens in the much revered, and lusted after, Distagon lens lineup, the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm F2.8 Super Wide Angle Lens ($2,948) shoots wide enough to capture practically all of Berlin in…

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Box Full of Blur

Lensbaby Movie Maker’s Kit

Amateur cinematographers, it’s time to get your depth of field on. Lensbaby, purveyor of all things attainably-priced-lens-blur has released an exhaustively comprehensive Movie Maker’s Kit ($2,900), which includes Lensbaby’s flagship lenses, including the Composer Pro, and enough interchangeable optics to ensure there’s never a single repeated shot style — even though we wouldn’t recommend such…

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The Ultimate Glass Case

Zeiss SLR Lens Set & Custom Suitcase

Just because you don’t work for National Geographic doesn’t mean you can’t look like you do. Get yourself a nice travel vest with umpteen pockets, grow yourself some reasonable but not mangy facial hair and throw down a bit of cash for the Carl Zeiss Custom SLR Lens Case ($6,063). Like a giant oyster with…

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The Fixation | Zeiss Ikon

My struggle to keep the insatiable desire to be an early adopter in a perpetually advancing world of technology and a contrasting appreciation of the slower, more deliberate pace of analog products is nowhere more evident than in the realm of cameras. Sure, I love(d) my Nikon D90, but I also love my Canon AE-1…