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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 27, 2015 1 comments
Most of us who are serious about photography own an arsenal of gear. These days that could mean one or two DSLRS with an array of lenses and accessories, a compact mirrorless system for traveling light, and a high-end compact camera (or two) with manual controls so there’s always a capable camera on hand for those unexpected moments worth capturing.

 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 27, 2015 0 comments

This stylish shoulder bag from Jill-e Designs is ideal for smaller mirrorless camera gear. Fashionable yet durable, this bag is crafted from weather-resistant microfiber with top-grain leather trim and can safely accommodate a compact system camera body, 1-2 interchangeable lenses, a smartphone and an assortment of small personal items or other gear.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 24, 2015 0 comments

Phase One just released Capture One Pro 8.2, an update of its image editing and Raw conversion software that adds several new tools and color grading options.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 23, 2015 0 comments

Mistubishi Electric’s new CP‐W5000DW duplex dye‐sublimation color printer is designed to be a compact, versatile, and reliable printing machine that can output high-quality two-sided photo prints in a snap. The new CP‐W5000DW photo printer, which can shoot out duplex photo prints in standard sizes from 4 x 6 inches up to 8 x 12 inches, can fit on a small table or desk and weighs just under 64 pounds.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 20, 2015 0 comments

The Pocket Toddy is a compact, double sided lens cleaning cloth that conveniently folds down into its own tiny pocket and includes a sturdy tab that lets you attach it to your key ring. It measures (unfolded) 5x7 inches and folds down to just 2x2½ inches, to easily fit in your pocket or handbag.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Mar 19, 2015 0 comments

You may think that the main appeal of Tenba’s new line of Switch camera bags is the assortment of flaps that can be zipped on to replace the standard leather-like top. Choose from denim, urban camo, brick red—check Tenba’s website for all the flavors. But even without the far-out fashion flair, these bags are the real deal. 

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 19, 2015 0 comments

Adobe just announced that Adobe Camera Raw 8.8 is now available as a final release on Adobe Labs. ACR 8.8 adds Raw support for nine new cameras, including the Nikon D5500.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 19, 2015 2 comments

American photographer Courtney Colantonio-Ray was recently named the winner of the US National Award in the prestigious 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. Colantonio-Ray’s winning image “Dancer in Pause” was chosen as the single best photo taken by an American photographer entered into any of the 10 Open categories of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards (the world’s biggest photography competition).

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 19, 2015 0 comments

Blending fashion and function, the latest additions to the Artisan&Artist line of stylish camera bags are the COV-7000N and COV-7500N. These new models offer the friendly features of a tote bag, including a convenient laptop computer sleeve pocket with extra padding.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 18, 2015 0 comments

In April, Think Tank Photo will begin selling the new Urban Approach 15, which the company says is the first backpack designed specifically to hold a complete mirrorless camera system, a 15-inch laptop, a 10-inch tablet, and a smart phone—with some extra space for other gear and personal items. The Think Tank Urban Approach 15 backpack is designed to blend into any environment with its low–contrast and matte black appearance.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 18, 2015 0 comments

Olympus recently introduced the retro-style Stylus SH-2 compact camera, which features a 24x wide-angle optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity (for remote shooting and sharing), Raw capture capability, 5-Axis Image Stabilization (that supports still image and video capture) and new Nightscape modes for night scenes and portraits.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 17, 2015 0 comments

Lowepro has launched the “next generation” of its travel-focused camera/laptop backpacks: the Fastpack II series. The Fastpack II backpacks are designed to provide room for your camera gear and your laptop computer while giving you fast access to everything in a safe and secure pack that’s easy to travel with.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 06, 2015 0 comments

The Canon Digital Learning Center is now offering free tutorial videos hosted by world-renowned bird photographer Arthur Morris. Arthur demonstrates which techniques, gear and settings he uses to create artistic photos of birds and other wildlife.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 06, 2015 0 comments

The new Pelican 9490 Remote Area Lighting System (RALS) is a self-contained, mobile lighting solution that features a quick release and a rechargeable (swappable) power supply. The 9490 RALS has a suggested retail price of $999.95 and offers up to 6,000 lumens, three preset light levels and up to 24 hours of run time.

George Schaub Posted: Mar 06, 2015 0 comments

Photokina 2014 in Germany has been covered widely on the Internet already—including our own extensive reporting on the show on Shutterbug.com—so there’s no need for me to rehash the major announcements from the event, such as the latest full-frame cameras from Canon and Nikon and the like. My photo report here is aimed at sharing some wider ranging thoughts and perspectives on this important biennial show and what it told us about photography today and where it might be heading tomorrow.

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