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The Editors  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  1 comments

Now that 2016 is done and dusted, we’ve had a chance to look back at all the cameras and lenses we reviewed this past year and have chosen ten of our absolute favorites. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2017  |  0 comments

We’re always eager to receive the annual hot gear list from LensRentals, a top source for photographers looking to rent cameras, lenses, lighting gear and videography equipment. This year’s data arrived a bit earlier than usual, but we’re assured that what you see below is a definitive list of the most popular cameras and lenses handled by LenRentals in 2017.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographers and camera manufacturers do a lot of boasting these days about the high pixel count of their new DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. But how often have you heard anyone wax rhapsodic about the awesome dynamic range of a camera? Chances are, not very often.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  0 comments

You’d be hard-pressed to come up with three digital cameras more different from one another than the Canon EOS M5, the Fujifilm GFX 50S, and the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The first is an affordable, compact mirrorless camera, the second is a 50MP medium format mirrorless model, and the third is a big and powerful pro DSLR.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Serious photography can be seriously expensive, especially for those who update their cameras often and insist on carrying a bag loaded with premium glass. But here’s a secret for photographers on a budget: For the same money (or less), you can often achieve far better results with a high-quality vintage lens, than by “saving money” on a modern mid-level or kit lens.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  4 comments

OK, quick: Which camera do you think just qualified as the best camera ever tested by DXOMark, with the first-ever score of 100? As a result, the highly capable Sony A7R II, with its impressive score of 98, dropped down into second place.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered about the technology that enables a DSLR’s shutter to open and close with the necessary speed and precision to create properly exposed photographs? And what about the difference between first- and second-curtain sync?

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2017  |  1 comments

Nikon created a big buzz recently with the introduction of their full-frame D850 DSLR that combines high-speed performance with a 45.7-megapixel sensor. The response was pretty much uniformly positive, until photographer Matt Granger put the D850’s focus tracking performance to the test and found it lacking.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2017  |  1 comments

Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras have a devoted following because of their compact size, a wide variety of available system accessories, and the versatility they offer by letting you use older manual focus lenses with an adapter. That said, these interchangeable lens cameras are often criticized because their sensors are so much smaller than those in full-frame and APS-C cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Here are some Day 2 thoughts on the new Nikon D850 and six additional full resolution shots for you to check out.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 14, 2017  |  3 comments

Shutterbug is currently in scenic but smoky Oregon for three days of shooting with the powerful new Nikon D850 full-frame DSLR.

 |  Aug 28, 2017  |  0 comments

In exciting news for Nikon, NASA just placed an order for 53 unmodified D5 DSLR cameras for use at their astronaut training facilities on Earth, as well as aboard the International Space Station. These are the same Nikon D5 cameras available to consumers that are known for both high performance and durability under harsh conditions.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2017  |  0 comments

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard about Nikon’s new high-res, high-speed D850 DSLR and hopefully read our hands-on report. And now, thanks to Nikon Imaging Japan, you can feast your eyes on these sample images that provide an impressive taste of what this 45.7-megapixel powerhouse can do.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 23, 2017  |  First Published: Aug 24, 2017  |  1 comments

It’s finally official: Nikon just unveiled its new 45.7-megapixel D850 full frame DSLR. With the D850, Nikon has not only boosted the resolution from its predecessor, the D810 from 2014, it’s ramped up the speed and the multimedia features.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 10, 2017  |  2 comments

As part of Nikon’s 100th Anniversary celebration stock photo company depositphotos has analyzed millions of files from its stock photo library and released some very interesting statistics regarding Nikon usage throughout the world. 

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