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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 14, 2016 0 comments

Here’s something different from Weird Lens Guru Mattieu Stern, who we usually turn to for insights on inexpensive, oddball lenses. In this video, however, Stern reveals a weird $1 solution for making dramatic long exposures. No ND filters, holders or other expensive gear—just a $1 welder’s glass and a couple rubber bands!

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 14, 2016 0 comments

The new Trimagon 95mm f/2.6 portrait lens from Meyer-Optik Goerlitz is aimed at discriminating photographers who value optimum image quality, distinctive bokeh and superb build quality. It’s available now on the company’s website in mounts for Canon, Nikon, Fuji X, Sony E, Leica M & MFT.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 13, 2016 0 comments

These days photographers have to be somewhat conversant with the law, and most shooters who publish their work make it a point to know their obligations with regard to the rights of their models, copyright regulations and the like. But what about YOUR rights as a photographer?

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 13, 2016 0 comments

We’ve shared some pretty incredible time-lapse videos, but this one shot by Joe Capra of Scientifantastic may just be the most detailed yet. In some circles Capra is know as a “time-lapse genius,” and this five-minute video gives you an idea why.

Steve Meltzer Posted: Jul 13, 2016 0 comments

Like the Olympus Pen, the Panasonic GX8 and the Fujifilm X-T10, the Df’s clean lines, sharp edges and large controls are reminiscent of the finest cameras of film’s glory days in the 1980s and 1990s. They are part of the “retro style” trend that, in the words of the inimitable Yogi Berra, is “déjà vu all over again.”

Josh Miller Posted: Jul 12, 2016 0 comments

When it comes to bird photography, no species is more majestic and more sought after than the bald eagle. Its status as America’s national bird wasn’t always a sure bet (Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey). Bald eagles also nearly went extinct during the 20th century from their eggshells thinning due to the proliferation of DDT. But today as a result of aggressive protections under the Endangered Species Act, as well as the banning of DDT, these beautiful birds have made a dramatic recovery.

Staff Posted: Jul 12, 2016 0 comments

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Ok, maybe not tigers this month but the other two made the cut in some of the winning photos for this assignment. Wildlife and nature are favorite subjects for Shutterbug readers and, as expected, we reviewed a ton of amazing images from readers in these categories. The tough part was narrowing it down to just six favorites but we think we’ve picked some fabulous images to spotlight here.

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 11, 2016 1 comments

It was back in the 1880’s when Swiss chemist Hans Jacob Schmid developed Polachrome technology—a unique color printing process enabling black-and-white photographs to be reproduced in full color. These stunning images were provided by the Swiss Camera Museum in Vevey and are on display at their “Tour of the World in Photochrome” exhibition running through August 21.

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DL Byron Posted: Jul 11, 2016 0 comments

“Date your cameras and marry your lenses,” a Sony staffer professed after I arrived in San Diego last week for the unveiling of two new lenses; the 50mm f/1.4 ZA prime and 70-200mm f/2.8 GM zoom. Our select group of journalists were repeatedly told, “Do not leak this launch.” Considering the leaks of cameras introductions from their competitors this summer, the firm request was understandable and we obliged.

Jack Neubart Posted: Jul 08, 2016 0 comments

Anuar Patjane Floriuk, popularly known as Anuar Patjane, has been scuba diving for 17 years. Much of his photography in the past has been focused on travel around the globe, but lately he’s been giving in more and more to his fascination with the sea. He’s been shooting underwater for five of those 17 years and finds the camera a natural extension of his inner being, helping him explore and fathom pelagic life, especially whales, and himself in the process.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jul 07, 2016 0 comments

The Classic Car Club Manhattan. What could possibly be a more appropriate venue for a product launch event by a company that’s done an amazing job of capturing classic, retro lines in its X-100 and X-Pro series cameras? We’re talking about Fujifilm, of course, and the product that was launched at the CCCM is the exciting new Fujifilm X-T2.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 07, 2016 1 comments

Scotland’s Loch Goil is a beautiful place, and perhaps even more so when viewed from above in this video of Tilly the Golden Eagle soaring over a small sea loch near the village of Lochgoilhead. Tilly captured the spectacular footage with the help of bird specialist Lloyd Buck who strapped a $499 Giroptic 360cam to her back.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 07, 2016 1 comments

Bentley Motors created a mind-blowing 53,000-megapixel image to promote their $330,000 Mulsanne luxury car driving across San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge. While the shot above just looks like a nice scenic, if you zoom in on the image with the interactive controls provided, you can actually see the stitching on the car’s sumptuous leather seats. And if you have the patience, you can even count the 4,500 individual stitches in the embroidered headrest logo.

Dan Havlik Posted: Jul 06, 2016 0 comments

Fujifilm just announed a brand new mirrorless camera, the X-T2, which features reportedly faster autofocus performance and 4K video shooting in a rugged, splash-resistant compact camera body. The Fujifilm X-T2 is fitted with an APS-C-sized, 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor with no low pass filter to help further amp up the camera's resolving power.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 06, 2016 0 comments

We’re not really sure if this is funny, sad, sacrilegious or just plain dumb. But if you’ve had a frustrating day, this crazy video of a hydraulic press crushing some nice photo gear may just be what you need. Or not.

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