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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 26, 2016 0 comments

Venus Optics is a Chinese lens manufacturer that has been producing some unique and highly regarded lenses under its Laowa brand. But their new 24mm f/14 Relay 2X Macro lens, previewed at Photokina, may have changed the meaning of “unique” forever—at least as far as optics are concerned. 

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Jason Schneider Posted: Sep 26, 2016 0 comments

Photokina 2016  may have ended, but we have a couple more interesting lens introductions to share with you: Leica’s 50mm f/1.4 Summilux SL ASPH, and the Lensbaby Twist60 announced earlier in the U.S.

Jason Schneider Posted: Sep 26, 2016 0 comments

If there were a Photokina Award for the greatest number of cool new products by an American manufacturer, GoPro would certainly be in the running. The innovative folks that put action cams on the map unveiled two new Hero5 cameras and their first-ever drone, along with some interesting accessories. 

Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 23, 2016 0 comments

Arguably, the biggest camera news at this year’s photokina show in Cologne, Germany was the announcement of the new Fujifilm GFX, a medium format mirrorless camera, which was unveiled to much fanfare on Monday. Shutterbug was one of a handful of media outlets to get our hands on a prototype of the 51.4-megapixel GFX and try it out for about half an hour in a conference room at the show.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Sep 23, 2016 0 comments

The imaginative, dramatic photographs of Alexis Cuarezma showcase the skills of an imaginative master of dramatic lighting.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Sep 22, 2016 0 comments

We couldn’t stump you with 13 general photography questions last week, so let’s see how you do on a lens quiz. Answers at the end—peeking is for haters only. 

Ron Leach Posted: Sep 22, 2016 0 comments

Dusan Stojancevic is a Serbian photographer specializing in time lapse, travel, landscape, food, and wedding photography. He’s recently made some truly astonishing cityscapes by capturing iconic sites throughout the world in drops of water using a macro lens.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 22, 2016 1 comments

We thought we’d give you a break from the barrage of Photokina product news, and let you feast your eyes on these stunning images just captured by the International Space Station (ISS) some 250 miles above us. These images of our planet at night were taken last week.

Ron Leach Posted: Sep 22, 2016 0 comments

PocketWizard has just made their FlexTT5 TTL radio remote system available to users of Panasonic’s mirrorless cameras. When used with the Panasonic DMW-FL360L and DMW-FL580L flash units, the FlexTT5 TTL enables a full range of flash sync speeds up to 1/8000. 

Jason Schneider Posted: Sep 22, 2016 0 comments

Part of the fun of the photokina show in Cologne, Germany this week is getting to actually touch and try much of the new camera gear that’s been announced in the past month.