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The Editors Posted: Sep 22, 2015 0 comments

This assignment was simple but it was also highly competitive. Yes, we received many lovely landscape photos in our Picture This! gallery on, but we were looking for something extra special. And we got it, with these 10 images from readers offering incredible and unique vistas.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 21, 2015 0 comments

Rokinon unveiled two new high-speed lenses today: the 21mm F1.4 wide angle and 50mm F1.2 portrait lens. Designed for mirrorless compact system cameras, these lenses are available in mounts for Sony E Micro 4/3, Fuji X and Canon M cameras in black or silver models.

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Lorin Robinson Posted: Sep 21, 2015 0 comments

Astrophotography can produce some truly mind-blowing space imagery. For evidence, check out the just announced winners in the annual Insight Astrophotography Competition including Photographer of the Year.

Edited by George Schaub Posted: Sep 18, 2015 0 comments

The 20.3-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is the follow-up to the GX7, which was the top model of the viewfinder style G series mirrorless cameras. Like the GX7, the Panasonic GX8 looks like a classic rangefinder camera, but has a tiltable electronic viewfinder that uses a high resolution OLED display with 2.36 million RGB dots.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Sep 17, 2015 0 comments

To make a better lens, one that avid photographers might even be inclined to leave on their DSLR camera permanently, Tamron set aside all of their former notions about lens design and construction and went straight back to the basics with the new Tamron SP 35mm f1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) and SP 45mm f1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) prime lenses, which are the subjects of this review. 

Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 17, 2015 0 comments

There are few things that can get a man’s heart pumping like a new camera and a legendary car race to test it out at. Or at least that’s how I felt when I got a chance to take the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 for a spin at the Indianapolis 500 in May.

Jon Canfield Posted: Sep 16, 2015 1 comments

A popular option for many photographers looking to print images at up to 17 x 22 inches has been the Epson 3880 printer (and before that the 3800). Essentially an affordable option to Epson’s professional level 4800 and 4900 printers, the Epson 3880 and 3800 use smaller ink cartridges and forgo the ability to use roll paper. It’s been several years since this photo printer lineup has been updated, so when Epson gave me the opportunity to review their new 17-inch SureColor P800 I was interested to see what they were able to come up with to improve an already very good printer.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 15, 2015 0 comments

We told you about Sony's new low-light shooting A7S II last week -- aka the Master of the Dark Arts -- but there's one feature of this mirrorless camera we weren't aware of. Sony annouced today that the A7S II, which hits stores in October, will give photographes the option of shooting compressed or uncompressed 14-Bit Raw images.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 15, 2015 0 comments

Olympus just announced a series of firmware upgrades designed to enhance the performance of its OM-D mirrorless camera line for pro and enthusiast photographers. The firmware updates include Version 4.0 for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera, Version 2.0 for OM-D E-M5 Mark II camera, and updates to M.ZUIKO lenses as well as Advanced Olympus Capture Version 1.1 and OI.Share Version 2.6.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 14, 2015 0 comments

Epson announced a new line-up of professional large-format printers for photography this morning. Called the Epson SureColor P-Series lineup, the printers include the UltraChrome HD eight-ink, 24-inch SureColor P6000 and 44-inch SureColor P8000, which are designed for photographers, graphic designers, and commercial printers.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 14, 2015 0 comments

Think Tank Photo recently added a new size to its camera bag line for mirrorless camera systems. The Mirrorless Mover 25i fits one medium (to large) mirrorless body, two to four lenses, an 8-inch tablet and various accessories.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 11, 2015 0 comments

Think Tank Photo has a sweet new line-up of photography shoulder bags with leather accents. Called the Retrospective 5 Leather, Retrospective 7 Leather, and Retrospective 30 Leather, these upscale, rugged shoulder bags maintain the Retrospective’s casual, form-fitting design with the new Dual Cross buckle on the front flap providing extra security.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 11, 2015 0 comments

DJI has introduced two new Mircro Four Thirds-sensor-based cameras for its DJI Inspire 1 pro aerial camera drones.

Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 11, 2015 0 comments

Sony further updated its mirrorless camera lineup this morning by adding the Sony A7S II, which is designed for low-light shooting thanks to its high sensitivity full-frame CMOS sensor.

Blaine Harrington Posted: Sep 11, 2015 0 comments

Early last year I started planning a month-long trip to Botswana and South Africa, part of which would be spent leading a photo safari. From the start I knew that my photography would include much more than wildlife. It’s my business, and my pleasure, to explore and experience beyond the obvious subjects suggested by a location. As a practical matter, I have to photograph much more of what a destination offers and deserves; as a personal matter, it’s often what’s best about my job.


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