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Joe Farace Posted: Jun 26, 2015 0 comments

It seems as if there’s a camera bag for everyone but one thing is certain—I’m sure it’s true for you as well—I’ve got more camera bags than I need! We’re constantly tempted by bags combining functionality with style, from surplus military bags beloved by hipsters to the $2,000 Ghurka Rangefinder No. 57 bag to toss onto your Bentley’s back seat. Todd Hutchings, a commercial photographer on the Monterey Peninsula, introduced me to his use of sports bags to carry equipment because they disguise the bag’s purpose from thieves.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jun 25, 2015 0 comments

SanDisk’s Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive: Small but mighty, this low profile drive stays put for extra storage or quickly moves media between devices. It offers performance speeds up to ten times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives (fast enough to easily transfer a full-length move in less than 40 seconds). The high performance USB 3.0 offers speeds up to 130MB/s read, capacities up to 128GB. It is available in 128GB, 64GB, 32GB, and 16GB.

The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 flash drive comes with SanDisk SecureAccess, which creates a password-protected private folder on your flash drive. With your private files protected with 128-bit AES encryption, you'll be able to share your USB drive without compromising your privacy. With a year’s free subscription to RescuePRO software, you’ll be able to get back that file you didn’t mean to delete or the one that went missing when your computer crashed. The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 is safe and secure.

 

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jun 24, 2015 0 comments

Every photographer knows that it can often be difficult to quickly change lenses safely when you’re on location or capturing images in a city or in the wilderness. The Lens Flipper in a unique device that takes the stress out of the process. It is an easy to use double-sided locking lens cap with its own strap.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 19, 2015 0 comments

The Sigma Corporation of America this morning announced the Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art lens, which the company is calling “the world’s first” full-frame zoom lens with a constant aperture of F/2 throughout the zoom range. The company has not yet announced pricing or availability for this somewhat unusual piece of premium glass.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jun 19, 2015 0 comments

The Lens Bracelet: Transform your passion for photography into a unique fashion statement for yourself or someone you love. The Lens Bracelet is a soft silicone replica of the focusing ring of a lens featuring the embossed lettering you’d normally find there like 50mm, AF/MF and even lens grip ridges. This bracelet is one size fits all (7 inches) and since everyone has a favorite lens type, you can choose the focal length and camera that best represents you: 50mm prime in Canon or Nikon, 24-70mm zoom in Nikon, or 70-200mm in Canon. Two bracelets are included in each set. The Canon set has a retail value of $25, the Nikon Pro set is $25 and the Original set is just $15.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 18, 2015 0 comments

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation (Ricoh Imaging) has announced the newest camera in its GR series, the RICOH GR II, a premium compact camera with Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality. Ricoh claims the GR II, which uses an APS-C-sized 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, is “the smallest premium compact with DSLR image quality” on the market.

Dan Havlik Posted: Jun 18, 2015 0 comments

DxO, the Paris, France-based company known mostly for software, introduced an intriguing new piece of imaging hardware this morning: a 20.2-megapixel camera with a 1-inch sensor and an f/1.8 lens that fits in your pocket and attaches to an iPhone. Called the DxO One, the 3.8-ounce, 2.65-inch tall camera, connects to an iPhone via the phone’s Lightning port, creating what the company hopes will be a photographic one-two punch to conquer the smartphone conundrum: that is, how do you shoot DSLR-quality images from a slender, inherently limited phone.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jun 17, 2015 0 comments

COOPH (The Cooperative of Photography) recently partnered with photographer Ray Demski to create a video that highlights 14 smart and practical travel photo tips and tricks. The video, which is embedded below, was shot in beautiful Venice, Italy and features tips to make your photo adventure much easier, safer and more fun.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jun 17, 2015 0 comments

Canon just took the wraps off of a very cool new camera: the PowerShot G3 X, which boasts a 25x optical lens with image stabilization and a one-inch, 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. For those keeping score at home that means this relatively compact camera has a zoom lens equivalent to 24-600mm with an aperture range of f/2.8-f/5.6.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jun 16, 2015 0 comments

Zeiss has just introduced the Batis 25mm F/2 and 85mm F/1.8 lenses for Sony's A7 series mirroless cameras. The lenses, which are formally known as the Zeiss Batis 2/25 and Batis 1.8/85, are equipped with OLED displays and autofocus.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 16, 2015 0 comments

Mylio has announced a fast, easy, and robust solution to help Aperture users migrate their entire Apple Aperture library over to Mylio’s multi-device image management service. The Aperture migration tool will also let photographers carry over their most important actions such as Originals, Edits, Tags, and Organization into a system that protects and syncs their libraries across all devices.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jun 16, 2015 0 comments

Adobe overhauled its Creative Cloud service this morning with updates to its suite of software products including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC, along with new mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jun 16, 2015 0 comments

Think Tank Photo’s new Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack 9 ($159.75) and the Trifecta 8 Mirrorless Backpack ($139.75) were designed for a pro photographers’ three workhorse lenses: an ultra-wide, mid-range, and telephoto zoom lens. Available for DSLR and Mirrorless systems, these backpacks sling for side access from both the left and right.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jun 15, 2015 0 comments

It was the talk of the photokina show last year but it wasn’t available in the United States…until now. Panasonic has just announced that the Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone with its photography-friendly, 20-megapixel, 1-inch image sensor and 4K video capabilities is coming to the U.S.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jun 12, 2015 0 comments

Sigma has announced the pricing and availability of the fourth compact camera in the Quattro series, the Sigma dp0 Quattro.

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