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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Oct 01, 2015 2 comments

What can you say about a camera bag that raised $4,869,472 on Kickstarter and won the hearts of 17,029 backers? Quite a bit, actually, starting with “Wow!”

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 01, 2015 0 comments

MindShift Gear BackLight 26L Photo Daypack: Created for outdoor photographers, the rugged BackLight’s back panel opening allows quick access and the zippered rear opening reduces the amount of dust, mud and ice (or other elements) coming in contact with your gear. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 01, 2015 0 comments

Ricoh recently announced a 24-70mm high-performance K-mount lens for PENTAX DSLR cameras. The HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR lens offers a versatile focal length range and weather-resistant design that makes it ideal for a wide variety of applications—from wedding, portraiture and sports, to nature, landscape and travel. 

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Stan Trzoniec Posted: Oct 01, 2015 0 comments

It took a while, but I finally saw some light at the end of the tunnel. For years, I’ve wanted to upgrade from my AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR that I’ve been sharing with my wife. I use the lightweight and portable Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G on my trusty Nikon D2X DSLR and she uses it with her Nikon D90 during longer photo trips when bringing minimal gear is essential. For shorter forays, the super sharp Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 is my go-to lens, especially when shooting landscapes.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 30, 2015 0 comments

Cokin's new Nuances neutral density filters are designed for long exposure outdoor photography or depth-of-field reduction—especially in filmmaking.

Steve Meltzer Posted: Sep 30, 2015 0 comments

Scottish photographer and living legend Albert Watson is no stranger to accolades. Earlier this year, Watson was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his contributions to photography.

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

The Pentax K-S2 offers a more classical handling and design concept than its predecessor with a standard mode dial on the top and two setup dials for exposure parameters (one near the shutter release button, the second on the back of the camera). For menu navigation, it offers a standard control field, which uses four buttons to navigate or to select functions such as white balance, ISO speed, and shooting mode.

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George Schaub Posted: Sep 29, 2015 0 comments

The fascinating and dynamic city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, played host to the 4th Annual HIPA Awards event earlier this year. Photographers from around the world took part in the HIPA Awards competition—dubbed “Life in Color”—and were honored with both gracious hospitality and generous prize awards. There were also two special awards: a Photography Appreciation Award, presented to Sebastião Salgado, and a Photographic-Research/Report Award, presented to Scott Kelby.<

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 28, 2015 0 comments

Looking for photo editing software but don't want to pay subscription pricing for Photoshop CC? Your answer could be the recently launched Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and Premiere Elements 14.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 23, 2015 0 comments

Anthropics Technology Ltd recently launched PortraitPro v15—a major release of its fast and easy-to-use pro portrait retouching software. PortraitPro 15 offers a wide variety of new features (many requested by photographers) including: realistic makeup controls, wide angle (selfie) lens distortion correction, enhanced Child mode, advanced skin coloring and tone correction, improved feature detection, and support for ultra-high resolution displays. PortraitPro 15’s technology allows for expanded creativity and retouching efficiency, while preserving natural-looking results and ease of use.

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 Shutterbug.com, 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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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.

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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.

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. 

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