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Edited by George Schaub Posted: Dec 29, 2015 0 comments

The Sony A7R II is a mirrorless, compact system camera with a full-frame sensor and extremely high resolution. The A7R II records images with 7952x5304 pixels and while the more than 42MP resolution is not as high as the sensor resolution of the Canon EOS 5DS, it provides images on the same level as digital backs for medium format cameras.

Jack Neubart Posted: Dec 29, 2015 0 comments

For those of you who have never worked in medium format, trust me, there is a difference you can see and feel. It’s no wonder that photographers such as Douglas Sonders choose a medium format camera system over a DSLR for the bulk of their work. And in Sonders’s case, his workhorse camera system is Phase One.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 28, 2015 0 comments

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s once again time to reflect upon the past 12 months and make some resolutions for the coming year. We’ll leave it up to you to set personal goals for exercising more, eating less, and quitting smoking, and instead offer a few suggestions for improving your enjoyment of photography in 2016.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 28, 2015 0 comments

This wild video offers us a glimpse of the most beautiful, heartwarming and dramatic video moments of 2015 captured with GoPro cameras.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Dec 23, 2015 0 comments

Sling bags, in general, earn high marks from the Bag Man for accessibility, comfort and cosmetic design. The new 24/7 Traffic Collection lineup, available from Adorama, includes a slick sling bag that breaks some rules—but does it have what it takes to deserve your attention? 

Edited by George Schaub Posted: Dec 23, 2015 0 comments

The new Leica SL (Typ 601) is a brand new mirrorless system camera with a full frame sensor and a resolution of 24MP. The SL can't be described as a Compact System Camera because it has a very heavy and robust body built by a milling machine out of a massive aluminum block and is comparable to the size of a standard SLR system.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 22, 2015 0 comments

This was an incredibly close call. Top professional Alpine skier Marcel Hirscher of Austria was nearly hit by a falling drone during a slalom race.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 22, 2015 0 comments

This one ranks pretty high on our unofficial list of photo equipment mishaps, mistakes and minor disasters.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 22, 2015 0 comments

With the Star Wars craze in full swing, something like this was bound to happen. ThinkGeek, that online repository for everything fun and geeky, is now offering officially licensed Star Wars-themed photo bags: the Chewbacca Camera Bag and the Darth Vader Camera Bag.

Joe Farace Posted: Dec 22, 2015 0 comments

During the coming year, the means we’ll use to capture photographs may change but not the motivation to share our view of the world with others. To accomplish this goal we need tools to change the way we see that world and interact with it. Imagine handing an iPhone to Alexander Graham Bell. What would he think of it? The future of imaging includes many paradigm-shifting technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence but in the short run, we’ll deal with trends.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 21, 2015 0 comments

Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light: This small device provides high-power illumination for your camcorder (or HDSLR camera) with the aid of its 96 ultra-bright LED lights. It helps in capturing high-quality images in standard 4:3 and wide 16:9 HD formats. The LEDs emit a warm light and never get hot. 

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

The new PowerShot G5 X is based on the same sensor system as the G7 X. It uses a 1-inch sensor (BSI technology) with 20MP and a professional 3:2 aspect ratio. Compared to the G7 X, the G5 X has a lot of new and additional features, including a high-resolution electronic viewfinder with 2.36 million RGB dots that is based on OLED technology. By default, the viewfinder offers a frame rate of 30 frames per second, being the most efficient power-saving mode.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Dec 18, 2015 0 comments

It’s not very often that a photo bag or backpack can be fully understood from images alone. The new collection of high quality, military-style camera bags, pouches and backpacks from Able Archer needs very little explanation. One look tells you that they’re durable, functional and great looking.

Scott Kelby Posted: Dec 18, 2015 0 comments

Hi everybody! Welcome to my new Q&A column here in Shutterbug—a magazine I’ve been reading, and been a fan of, for so many years—so it’s truly an honor to be here with you. I invite you to send in your questions to editorial@shutterbug.com (with “For Scott Kelby” as the subject line), and I’ll do my best to answer them in Ask a Pro. Now on to this month’s questions.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 17, 2015 0 comments

BosStrap Sliding Sling Straps: BosStrap added two new straps to their line of Sliding Sling Straps.  The new straps use the same diagonal body straps and sliders used on the Generation 3 products, retaining all the comfortable, safe, and smooth operation features.  The new BosStrap Sliding Sling Strap with a Side Release Tail is different since it uses a Side Release Buckle to release the camera from the diagonal strap. 

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