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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 03, 2015 0 comments

We recently got some hands-on time with the two newest lenses in Sigma’s arsenal: the Sigma 24mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art lens and 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens. Both lenses, which will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts, go on sale this month at relatively decent prices considering their impressive specs.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 03, 2015 0 comments

Sony announced a variety of new Alpha E-mount lenses and converters tonight. The Sony lenses include four new "FE" full-frame E-mount lenses designed to complement Sony’s Alpha 7 mirrorless camera lineup.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 03, 2015 0 comments

American photographer Neil Craver has been announced as the overall winner of Professional category with the title: Monochrome Photographer of the Year 2014 and $2000 in prize money. His winning image, called “Manufacturing Content” is a unique glimpse into the subconscious of the mind.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 01, 2015 0 comments

Nikon launched the 24.2-megapixel D7200 DSLR for photo enthusiasts and semi-professional photographers tonight. The D7200 uses an APS-C-sized “DX-format” CMOS sensor that’s essentially the same chip as the one in the previous model though it has been “slightly optimized” for the new DSLR, according to Steve Heiner, a Nikon USA spokesperson.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 01, 2015 0 comments

Nikon introduced an amazing superzoom camera tonight: the Coolpix P900, all-in-one compact that features a head-turning 83x built-in zoom lens. For those keeping score at home, that translates into an astronomical 24-2000mm (in 35mm equivalent) zoom lens in a camera not much bigger or heavier than a small, entry-level DSLR.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 27, 2015 0 comments

Margot Cheel is an award-winning aerial photographer whose work has been exhibited in New England, South Florida and Ontario Canada. Cheel’s photos have also appeared in numerous publications, calendars and environmental presentations. She recently published a hard cover photography book of her coastal images of Cape Cod entitled “Sea & Sand from the Sky: Aerial Photography”.

Cheel received her Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College, Vermont, and worked in production at WGBH-TV in Boston. She is also the co-founder the Twin Willows Arts and Craft Center in Ontario, Canada. After more than three decades as a creative arts teacher, she launched an aerial photography business that merged her love of the arts with her passion for flying. 

Dan Havlik Posted: Feb 27, 2015 0 comments

We’ve seen colorful orbs in a light painting before but never as many as the East Coast Light Painting (ECLP) group crammed into a single exposure this past summer. In fact, the Guinness World Records just confirmed that the ECLP set the world record for most complete light orbs in a single exposure with 200 orbs.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Feb 26, 2015 0 comments

WD (Western Digital) has launched four new network attached storage (NAS) devices including the new My Cloud Expert Series, which is aimed at photographers and other creative professionals. NAS devices, which connect to a home or studio network and allow multiple users to access, manage and stream stored files, have become an increasingly popular storage solution for photographers.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Feb 26, 2015 0 comments

If you’ve been on the Internet at all today, you might have seen Jonathan Nimerfroh’s astounding “Slurpee Wave” photo. The image (above), which went viral today, was shot on Nantucket recently.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 26, 2015 0 comments

A handy photo accessory for active outdoor photographers, Cotton Carrier’s new StrapShot EV1 is thinner than the original model, and includes a redesigned tether and a wrist strap (that can also be used as a safety leash against accidental drops). The StrapShot EV1 is compatible with any backpack, sling bag or belt.

Dan Havlik Posted: Feb 25, 2015 0 comments

There's a famous line from the otherwise forgettable movie "The Godfather: Part III." It's the scene where Al Pacino, playing an aging Michael Corleone (in bad prosthetics and make-up), laments that he can't seem to get out of the family Mafia business and live the straight life. "Just when I thought I was out . . . they pull me back in," he says angrily.

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Feb 25, 2015 0 comments

The mayor of the Belgian town of Charleroi, Paul Magnette, admits he’s not an expert on photography but he says he does know bad journalism when he sees it. And he knew he had to act when he saw that Italian photographer Giovanni Troilo had won first prize for "contemporary issues” in the prestigious World Press Photo's contest for his bleak photo essay about Charleroi called “The Dark Heart of Europe.”

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 25, 2015 0 comments

The much-buzzed about Konost FF camera is the brainchild of a new American start-up company (made up of engineers and designers) who are passionate about photography. The company's 20-megapixel, 35mm full-frame digital rangefinder camera is currently under development but is already attracting a lot of attention on the web for its Leica-like look and its simplicity.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 24, 2015 0 comments

Leica has just unveiled a stylish new rangefinder camera set created in collaboration with rock star Lenny Kravitz: the Leica M-P “Correspondent” by Kravitz Design. The set includes a Leica M-P digital rangefinder camera and two classic Leica lenses: a Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH and a Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH, delivered as a set in a bespoke case.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 24, 2015 0 comments

Panasonic has announced the new Lumix G 42.5mm/F1.7 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) (equivalent: 85 mm) and the Lumix G Macro 30mm/ F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (equivalent: 60mm) lenses. Both lenses are designed for Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds camera systems.

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