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The Editors  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  4 comments

Another year has come and gone, which means it’s time for Shutterbug to once again pick our favorite cameras and lenses of the past 12 months. With so much great photo gear to choose from in 2017, it was a difficult task. The below list though is a good summation of the cameras and lenses Shutterbug’s editors and writers most enjoyed shooting with last year.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Whether you just purchased a new camera, or you want to make the most of the one you already own, the video below will provide some helpful ideas with what one pro says are “six must-have accessories” for DSLR and mirrorless models.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 21, 2018  |  0 comments

In an announcement that’s sure to create a buzz among those looking for a new full-frame DSLR, Ricoh Imaging, the parent company of Pentax, just unveiled the eagerly anticipated Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR. The new camera retains all of the features that made the original Pentax K-1 camera so popular, and adds a host of powerful new features and capabilities.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Just about all cameras used for serious photography, and even many point-and-shoot models, enable users to choose how light in a scene is measured. The video below will help you understand the options available, and when one works better than the others.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2018  |  0 comments

The camera primer below is the final episode in a series we’ve been featuring, designed to help photographers fully understand exposure settings and thereby capture better images. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to choose the most appropriate ISO for the scene you are shooting.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  0 comments

This is the latest tutorial in an ongoing series of photo primers we’re featuring, designed to give you a better understanding of how a camera works so that you can choose the best settings for the scene you are shooting. This episode explains the Aperture Priority exposure mode and when you should use it.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 09, 2018  |  2 comments

Well, Canon certainly seems ready for the 2018 Winter Olympics, which officially kick off today in PyeongChang, South Korea. Or at least that’s the impression we got from looking at all the gear Canon and Canon photographers have brought to the XXIII Olympic Winter Games.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Feb 07, 2018  |  0 comments

The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 is a small and lightweight entry-level DSLR: 4.82x3.65x2.75 inches in size and weighing in at 16 ounces without the lens (including the battery and memory card). The SL2 features a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a vari-angle touchscreen three-inch LCD. It also sports Dual Pixel CMOS AF with phase detection and has a low-pass filter.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  0 comments

The video below is a follow-up to yesterday’s primer on understanding and using a camera’s Shutter Priority exposure mode. In this tutorial, British pro Adam Kappa demonstrates how to make awesome landscape photos using a DSLR’s manual settings.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Lately we’ve been featuring tutorials from a helpful series explaining the inner workings of a camera, intended to help photographers take better photos. This new episode, from Christian Tudor of the Academy of Photography, reviews the concept of exposure time and explains how and when to use a camera’s Shutter Priority exposure mode.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Most professional photographers are meticulous about keeping the sensors on their cameras clean, because it’s far easier to do that than use Photoshop to remove every speck of dust on an image. In the quick video below, pro Tony Northrup demonstrates his favorite sensor-cleaning method, after experimenting with several others.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Sony, Nikon, and Canon all have their bragging rights, as do owners of their high-end cameras. In the video below, you’ll see an epic shootout between the Sony A7R III, Nikon D850, and Canon 5D Mark IV. 

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 26, 2018  |  0 comments

We got some hands-on time with DJI’s new Ronin-S at the recent CES show in Las Vegas and shot some video of this impressive new stabilizer for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras with DJI’s Patrick Santucci.

George Schaub  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again joined forces with 30 other member magazines from around the world to choose the winners of the annual TIPA Awards for the best photo/imaging products in 40 different categories. The award process began in early 2017 with an initial selection of a wide range of products conducted by TIPA’s Technical Committee, on which Shutterbug’s Editor-at-Large George Schaub serves. 

Edited by George Schaub  |  Jan 18, 2018  |  0 comments

The 45.7-megapixel D850 is Nikon’s first DSLR with an FX-format (aka full frame), backside-illuminated CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter, which is designed to shoot high-quality images and video even in low light. The D850 can capture 4K UHD at 24/30 frames per second (fps) that’s output at a full-frame width of 16:9, allowing widescreen 4K clips at a true field of view.

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