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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 05, 2016 0 comments

Along with big ticket items such as the Nikon D5 and D500 DSLRs, along with the new Nikon KeyMission 360 action camera, Nikon also unveiled a new flash at the CES 2016 show today: the Nikon SB-500 Speedlight.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 05, 2016 0 comments

Panasonic just unveiled a new telephoto lens at CES 2016 for its Lumix G range of Micro Four Thirds System cameras: the Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 ASPH Telephoto-Zoom (H-RS100400) with Power Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.).

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Staff Posted: Jan 05, 2016 0 comments

Capturing good street photography images can be a lot tougher than it seems. First, you have to be bold enough to shoot candid images of people on the street, most times without their permission. Secondly, in this assignment we were looking for powerful street photography images that captured an emotion or told a story; not just random shots of people walking down the street. Or, to paraphrase the great Henri Cartier-Bresson, we were seeking images that captured “the decisive moment.” With these 10 favorites by Shutterbug readers from the Street Photography assignment, we found them.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 05, 2016 0 comments

Bird, wildlife and nature photographers may have found another tool to add to their arsenal. Olympus just announced the Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 300mm f4.0 IS PRO lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras at the CES 2016 show in Las Vegas today. This new 300mm is a compact super telephoto lens offering a high level of image quality in a splashproof and dustproof build.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 05, 2016 0 comments

Nikon just launched its latest flagship professional DSLR at the CES 2016 show in Las Vegas, NV. Called the Nikon D5, it features a 20.8-megapixel full frame sensor along with Nikon’s new Expeed 5 image processor.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jan 05, 2016 0 comments

Canon introduced the SELPHY CP1200 wireless compact photo printer this morning. This redesigned, on-the-go printer features an optional direct-attachable battery, Wi-Fi button, and the ability to print more memories than ever before.

Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 04, 2016 0 comments

Phase One announced it has joined forces with Sony to design a new 100MP CMOS sensor for the new Phase One XF 100MP Camera System. The Phase One XF 100MP Camera System is shipping now and is available through the company’s sales partners worldwide for a whopping $48,990 USD. (The system comes with a Schneider Kreuznach 80mm LS lens.)

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 04, 2016 0 comments

We’ve been featuring the highly educational photography videos of Filmmaker IQ this past month and here’s another fascinating clip to kick off 2016. Titled “The Properties of Camera Lenses,” the video is narrated, once again, by John P. Hess, and gives you the scoop on everything you ever wanted to know about how lenses work.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 31, 2015 0 comments

KILLSPENCER’s Van Styles Special Edition Camera Straps: KILLSPENCER and Van Styles have teamed up to create two new special edition camera wrist straps. Skillfully handcrafted in KILLSPENCER’s Los Angeles workshop, the product merges functionality with the beauty of minimalist design. The KILLSPENCER x Van Styles Camera Wrist Strap is crafted from durable, stylish black leather and embossed with Van’s logo in two color options: Noir and Gilded. 

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Dec 31, 2015 0 comments

You have common sense enough to know that you need a spare battery, high capacity memory cards, USB card reader and, for sure, a subscription to Shutterbug, so we won’t restate the obvious. But there are a few other things you really should have to maximize the fun and function of your new camera.

Jason Schneider Posted: Dec 30, 2015 0 comments

The hot topic for serious shooters going into the New Year: Should you stick with the traditional DSLR system that has served you splendidly, or opt for one of the latest mirrorless compact system cameras that promises to deliver the full interchangeable lens shooting experience in a smaller, lighter package?

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Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 30, 2015 0 comments

It was an incredible year on Shutterbug.com with many of our online photo stories posting record traffic numbers in 2015. In looking back at which articles were the most popular for us in 2015, I’m struck by the diverse range of topics that drew interest from readers.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 29, 2015 0 comments

National Geographic anounced the winners of its 2015 photo contest today and they are spectacular. Thousands of talented photographers from around the world submitted their amazing images in the following three categories: People, Places and Nature. Here are the Grand Prize, First Place and top Honorable Mentions.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 29, 2015 0 comments

Every pet parent understands the fact that no dog can resist a tasty treat—and they’ll go to great lengths to get them. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 29, 2015 0 comments

We all know that accidents happen but we try very hard to avoid them. In the brief and very effective video below (which was created by B&H Photo, Brilliant Champions and OnTime Studios) we see a sight that every photographer has come to dread: camera gear being dropped onto a hard surface with devastating and destructive results.

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