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Abe’s Spotlight – Capturing Vivid Fall Colors with the Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens

Trail in Colors

By Huarui Sun

Huarui is an amateur photographer and an Engineering Graduate student at the University of Michigan.

You can see more of his photography here.


Abe’s Spotlight – Shooting a Desert Road with the Nikon D80

Lonesome Highway

By Corey Nook

Corey is an engineer by trade, but is an avid photo enthusiast who is always looking to elevate his photography skills. He loves spending time outdoors with his wife and son.

You can see more of his outstanding photography here.

I took Lonesome Highway on a road leading to Monument Valley near the Arizona-Utah border in November of 2007.


What DSLR Suits You?

Looking to get a DSLR?  With so many options out there, choosing the right camera can truly be a daunting task.  Abe’s of Maine carries a huge selection of all levels of DSLRs, so we’ve put together this guide to help you on your decision.

Let’s take a look at some different cameras to determine which camera would best suit your photographic needs.

Is this your first DSLR?

If you’re just entering the world of using a Digital SLR, you’ll want to consider these cameras.  With their advanced features and user friendly interface, taking breathtaking photos can be as simple as the press of a button.

Canon EOS Rebel T1i:

One of Canon’s most popular cameras, the Rebel T1i is a 15.1 megapixel DSLR with a CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, and a 3 inch Clear View, scratch resistant LCD. The T1i has full compatibility with EOS lenses and Speedlites. It also ads remarkable Full HD video capture at resolutions up to 1920 x 1080.


What Point and Shoot Suits You?

When shopping the digital marketplace for a Point and Shoot camera, you certainly won’t have a lack of options. Manufacturers produce numbers of cameras that fall into various price ranges, each with their own features designed to meet the needs of you, the consumer.

It’s important to take a moment and asses what your needs and wants are.

Camera for the Vacationer/ Adventurer

Taking a vacation? Are you going to be sitting pool side or spending time on the beach? Plan on going hiking? Skiing or snowboarding? Then you need a camera that is compact, tough, and resistant against the elements.

The Pentax Optio W90 is fit for vacationers and adventurers alike. It’s water proof, cold proof, and capable of taking great underwater pictures. With an outer shell of reinforced polycarbonate (a fancy plastic), the W90 is shockproof can take a fall.


5 Reasons to Buy The Canon PowerShot S95

When shopping the digital marketplace for a Point and Shoot, it’s easy to get lost in the jumble. It wouldn’t be inaccurate to say that looking at the many options and aspects of the numerous models available could leave one feeling overwhelmed.

What factors should somebody weigh when searching for a Point and Shoot? Quality, features, and, let’s be honest, price.

The Canon PowerShot S95 offers a variety of features that will keep the experienced photographer happy and an ease-of-use suited for the amateur. While it’s a little bit more expensive than your entry level Point and Shoot, taking a quick glance at its discernable attributes will begin to illustrate the value behind its $399 price tag.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 – Video Review

Shopping for a Point and Shoot with a great zoom range? Then watch our review for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

What Point and Shoot best suits you?

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 – Video Review and Customer Reviews

Looking for a Point and Shoot camera, but want something a little more? Chris gives us a quick look at Panasonic’s DMC-LX5!

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

What Point and Shoot suits you best?

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Customer Reviews:

But just don’t take our word for it; here’s what customers had to say about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5.

From: John


Great Camera

This is a great camera. Very good picture quality, noise only in extremely low light. It has a great variety of options and effects. My wife and I are not “serious” photographers, but the camera allows us to take excellent photos under any circumstance. Interior closeups and nighttime landscapes have both come out very crisp and bright. Very good video quality too. The camera is fairly expensive, but it will serve us well.

From: Rick

Another great Point and Shoot from Panasonic!

The LX3 is a great camera and the LX5 has improvements on all the LX3′s features. Increased zoom range and a better processor, most notably.

From: Handelway


Panasonic have done it again. I have been using the LX3 for several years. I was eagerly waiting for this upgrade and it was well worth it. The results are astonishing and they’ve finally solved the noise issue. Often people complain about the lens cap, but one gets used to it. All in all an amazing piece of engineering!

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Pentax W90 – Video Review and Customer Reviews

Searching for a water proof, dirt proof, shock resistant camera that can take “micro” shots and great video? Then you are in luck. Chris reviews the Pentax W90:

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Pentax W90

What Point and Shoot best suits you?

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Customer Reviews:

Here’s what customers had to say about the Pentax W90!

From: “Woompa”


Everything we were looking for!

We live in the Caribbean so this camera was a no-brainer for all purpose use. Screen images may look blurry when focusing but, come in crystal clear after shot is taken. Microscope mode is awesome! You can clearly see individual clothing fibers or even tree leaves from 1/2 mile away!

From: Ed


Great camera

Camera has all the settings you would expect. Underwater setting works very well. Easy to switch settings. Love the clip on quick strap. I do not worry about sand or snow. Great pictures. Great movies. Affordable.

From: “TravelingRae”


Terrific value

One of the features that sold me on the Pentax Optio W90 was ‘microscope’ mode, so that’s what I’ve been playing with the most today. I can’t count the number of blurry close ups I took with my old camera thinking that they were the best one could expect with a basic, inexpensive, point and shoot camera… Microscope mode on the Pentax Optio W90 picked up the details!

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Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS – Video Review and Customer Reviews

If you are looking for a quality Point and Shoot camera that is small and easy to use, you should consider the Canon Powershot SD1400 IS. Watch our video review and see for yourself!

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Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

What Point and Shoot suits you?

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But just don’t take our word for it; here’s what customers had to say about the Canon SD1400 IS.

From: “Kim” Great Camera

This is a great Camera. You can’t go wrong with Canon. I’ve been happy with every Cannon camera I’ve ever owned. Keep up the good work!

From: “I’m a Pro” Best Little Camera

This camera is excellent for low light and time exposure pictures. The video is camcorder quality on an SD card. This camera will see more use than my Rebel DSLR at a fraction of the price and packaged to fit in my pocket! In auto mode anyone can get perfect shots and in program mode the possibilities seem endless.

From: “Snoops”

Great first impression. Amazing clear pictures of ocean views as well as indoor after dark. Quick and easy to use out of the box. Highly recommended!

From: Erich Chen Photography I love this camera

It’s such a beautiful point and shoot camera, and I love the miniature mode! For the price it’s the best.

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Nikon Coolpix P7000 – Video Review

Looking for good digital camera? Still looking to sharpen your photography skills and don’t want to break the bank? Chris takes a quick look at the Nikon P7000.

Nikon Coolpix P7000

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