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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.

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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!

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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.

Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 19, 2016 0 comments

Hasselblad kicked off the photokina 2016 show with a bang today, announcing two new snazzy-looking medium format cameras. The new Hasseblad V1D 4116 is just a “concept” camera, at this point, but it sure looks enticing. It’s an updated version of Hasselblad’s classic Hasselblad V camera, with a modular design and a 75-megapixel, square-format image sensor.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 13, 2016 0 comments

We’ve seen photos printed or reproduced on all sorts of papers, metals, acrylics, woods and a variety of unusual substrates before but we don’t think we’ve seen anything like what artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey do with their images.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 12, 2016 0 comments

Mathieu Stern always has great ideas on weird and inexpensive lenses and his latest project is one of his best yet. In the below video, Stern shows how you can get a 50mm F/1.2 lens for only $20.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 09, 2016 0 comments

Here’s something fun to carry you into the weekend. Freefly, which makes the Alta 8 camera drone, released a video today showing someone surfing while being pulled by a high-flying drone. It was shot at Dash Point State Park in Washington.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 09, 2016 0 comments

Lenses are, perhaps, the most important (pardon the pun) element in photography but most photographers probably have no idea how they really work. If you want to learn about lens but you don’t have a lot of time and don’t want to break your brain, Canon has released simple and straightforward 3.5-minute video titled “How Lenses Function.”

Dan Havlik Posted: Aug 31, 2016 0 comments

Hasselblad has joined forces with Motorola to try bring some of the Swedish company’s legendary imaging knowledge to smartphone cameras. Called the Hasselblad True Zoom, the Hassy-branded Moto Mod device snaps onto Motorola Z smartphones using magnets and adds a 10x optical zoom and Raw image capability.

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