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 These web sites have proved helpful over the years -- or just great fun to visit!
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News, Reviews & Tests  
DP Review  |  Cameras   Lenses

One of the most visited photography news and gear review sites on the net.

The-Digital-Picture  |  Forum
Excellent reviews.  ISO 12233 comparisons. LensRentals MTF stats included.
Fred Miranda  |  Canon  Nikon
Active forums (links), database of user photo gear reviews, technical articles.
Canon Rumors  |  Forum A fun place to visit if you are a Canon shooter and don't mind speculation!
DxO Mark by DxO Labs Features database of DxO Labs' proprietary camera and lens test results.
Lens Rentals Blog LR quality control tests multiple lenses, an Internet rarity.  (MTF stats at TDP.)
Photo Zone  |  Lens Reviews German site with many lens reviews and tests as well as helpful articles.
SLR Gear Reviews and tests of cameras, lenses and accessories.
ePHOTOzine  |  Reviews Reviews of cameras, lenses, accessories, and more plus articles, contests, etc.
LensTip  |  Reviews A Polish site primarily devoted to reviewing and testing lenses.
Imaging Resource This site provides reviews on a variety of camera gear and accessories.
LenScore  |  SenScore LenScore results camera body indendepent.  SenScores from multiple lenses.
Northlight Images | Can Rumors UK site includes fact based articles and a Canon rumors page.
Canon Watch Yet another news and rumors site, not limited to Canon gear.
Thom Hogan  |  DSLRs All things Nikon, reported by a highly respected observer of the "dark side"!
Nikon Rumors The "dark side" equivalent of Canon Rumors. Keep up with Nikon speculation.
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Web Communities  
Bird Photographers  |  Forums Domain of well known bird photographer Arthur Morris (AKA Birds as Art).
NatureScapes  |  Forums Nature photography community featuring insightful articles and forums.
Nature Photographers Another web site that caters to nature photographers.
Luminous Landscape Forums The main site is subscription only but the forums are open.
Photo-on-the.net  |  EOS  EF Extensive forums for just about every aspect of photography.
Sports Shooter  |  Msg Board By and for working pros, albeit for sports rather than nature photogs.
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Optical Theory & Testing  
Cambridge in Color This site contains useful photography tutorials on many topics.
Photons to Photos Independent sensor test data and a wealth of photo and optical info.
ClarkVision.com | Optics Theory In addition to optical theory, Clark's Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky is superb.
Norman Koren Norman Koren provides expert tutorials on image sharpness and MTF theory.
DSLR Noise & DR Theory Emil Martinec article, "Noise, Dynamic Range and Bit Depth in Digital SLRs."
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Weather, Time & Tides  
National Weather Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather forecast site.
NWS State/Region Forecast National Weather Service graphical map forecast tool.
NOAA Satellite Server NOAA Geostationary Satellite Server provides visual weather, incl. satellite loop.
Intellicast One of the best weather sites, including cloud cover, dewpoint, wind speed, etc.
AccuWeather Another weather resource.
Clear Sky Clock Clear Sky Clock site provides 48 hour sky condition forecasts for astronomers.
Weather Underground An eclectic site full of weather info, some of which may actually be useful!
Salt Water Tides A great aid in planning photo outings to coastal areas.
US Naval Observatory
USNO Time Services
USNO Data Services and Time Services pages.  Complete sun and moon info.  Eclipse resource center and Mercury and Venus transit info.
NOAA Magnetic Declination Calculates the magnetic declination of one's location.  Set your compass offset.
Time & Date  | Time Zone Check
World Time Zone | Time Now
Sites that provide date and time maps, and calculators for time zones.
Space Weather For fans of weather on the Sun. Also aurora, comets and near-Earth asteroids.
Astronomy  |  Night Sky Visit our Astronomy and Night Sky pages for more space and astronomy links.
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