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The Editors Posted: Oct 26, 2016 0 comments

Nikon’s Lindsay Silverman gave us the scoop on two new Nikkor lenses that were making their debuts at the PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City last week: the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR zoom and PC Nikkor 19mm f/4E ED tilt-shift lens.

The Editors Posted: Oct 23, 2016 0 comments

Shutterbug was on hand at the PhotoPlus Expo show, which wrapped up in New York City wrapped up yesterday, where we got to touch, try and test out some of the hottest new photo gear out there.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 27, 2016 0 comments

We wrote about the new Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) lens when it was announced at the beginning of the month but it was only at the photokina show in Germany last week that we got to see this impressive superzoom in person. And man, is it big!

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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.

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.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 21, 2016 0 comments

MeFOTO has launched a new line of compact, rugged tripods that feature a Bluetooth remote, a precision ball head, a secure leg-lock system, and removable center columns for taking selfies. The versatile "Air" tripods (and a monopod) are available in three sizes, and all come with a spring-loaded phone adapter for selfies.

Jason Schneider Posted: Sep 21, 2016 0 comments

Combining hypermodern styling with the classic high-performance modular design Hasselblad has pioneered for 75 years, the new Hasselblad X1D is a striking statement that promises to move the company forward and it’s certainly generating lots of excitement at Photokina. And two new H-Series models confirm Hassleblad’s commitment to moving that line forward.

Jason Schneider Posted: Sep 21, 2016 0 comments

Shutterbug fanatics (myself included) are enchanted by the possibilities of remote- control triggers, especially those that take the concept to a new level. Enter MIOPS Mobile, a versatile device that not only triggers your camera, but can also help determine when your photos are taken.

Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 21, 2016 0 comments

Sony announced the long-awaited A99 II DSLR-style camera at photokina 2016 this week and Shutterbug was one of a handful of media outlets to get to shoot with a pre-production version of the camera. What was it like? Well, in a nutshell, it was fast!

Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 20, 2016 0 comments

With digital cameras offering more and more megapixels for still photos and 4K and beyond for video, photographers need ways to store all that imaging info. Enter SanDisk, which just unveiled a 1TB (terabyte) SDXC card prototype at the photokina show today.

Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 20, 2016 0 comments

Phase One kept pushing the megapixels at the photokina show in Cologne, Germany this morning, announcing the new IQ1 100MP medium format digital back. Phase One also announced two new Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring lenses today: the 150mm f/2.8 IF and 45mm f/3.5.

Ron Leach Posted: Sep 19, 2016 0 comments

The big news from Olympus this morning was the introduction of their new flagship mirrorless camera, the OM-D EM-1 Mark II. But the company had more in store with the launch of the compact Pen E-PL8 mirrorless camera and three new lenses.