Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 05, 2015 0 comments

One of the better deals we saw at the recent PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City was a massive price drop on the Pentax 645Z medium format camera and on a complete 645Z “Starter Kit” that included three high quality lenses, accessories and an extended warranty. And now here’s the good news: the deal, which cuts $1,500 off the price of the 51-megapixel 645Z, has been extended, making digital medium format slightly more accessible to the masses.

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Stan Trzoniec Posted: Nov 05, 2015 0 comments

Chances are if you take a poll of what photographers picked for their first telephoto lens, it would be the 300mm. For one thing, it’s a good choice for those starting out in wildlife or sports photography and, given the nature of millimeters, it’s relatively inexpensive as compared to the big guns like the 400, 500 or 600mm lenses. 

The Editors Posted: Nov 04, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day by Michelle Goodall features the recent super moon framed by the dark shapes of the distant mountains. 

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Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 04, 2015 0 comments

On face value, this would seem to be a silly challenge and in many ways, it is. But silly is good and Jim Goldstein of All Things Photo offers this fun and interesting video comparison between the then cutting edge Canon D2000 from 1998 and today’s Canon 5DS R, a modern 50-megapixel full frame monster.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 04, 2015 187 comments

Register to win a Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens (MSRP $629.00) we are giving away.

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"Tamron's 16-300mm Di II VC PZD Macro sets a new standard for All-In-One zoom lenses with its world's first 18.8X range that's perfect for travel photography. Designed exclusively for your Canon, Nikon or Sony APS-C sized digital SLR camera. Just one lens. For every travel moment."

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 04, 2015 27 comments

As the revealing video below shows, portraits can be shaped by the photographer’s point of view rather than just by the subject being documented. Created by The Lab in conjunction with Canon Australia, the clip features six photographers, one portrait subject and an unexpected twist. The twist consisted of the (mis)information each photographer was initially provided regarding the person being photographed.

The Editors Posted: Nov 03, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day by Alena Nicholas features white hot sparks spinning into delicate patterns of light. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 03, 2015 0 comments

An unchanging fixture in our daily lives, we rarely give the sun a second thought. The gorgeous 30-minute 4K video below, which was created by NASA, provides viewers with a new and highly unique view of the star our planet gracefully orbits.

Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 03, 2015 0 comments

We’ve touted the insane 83x (24mm to 2000mm in 35mm equivalent) zoom of the Nikon Coolpix P900 in both our review of this superzoom camera and in a previous video that caputed the moon’s rotation from a field here on Earth. Now here’s further proof that the P900 is a super-duper zoomer.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 03, 2015 0 comments

Our previous video (see Camera Shutter Sounds Are Not All The Same And This Video Proves It) revealed that every camera make and model is capable of producing its own variety of unique sounds. This knowledge inspired photographer Benjamin Von Wong and Andrew Kesler—along with a few creative assistants—to experiment with and transform 14 Nikon cameras (provided by Nikon Professional Services Canada) into musical instruments and use them to create an amazing symphony of shutter and camera sounds.


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