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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Luminar Neo from Skylum Software balances dynamic presets with essential editing tools and extreme ease-of-use. Newbie or vet, you should take a closer look.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 24, 2023  |  0 comments

Experience the thrill of precisely and accurately editing photos and other graphic creations directly on the actual image as it's displayed on the new Wacom One 13 Touch 13.3-inch screen using a battery-free, pressure sensitive Wacom digital pen. The Wacom One 13 Touch is easy to use, affordable and enormous fun—here is our hands-on REVIEW.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 17, 2023  |  0 comments

So, your camera is weather-resistant, great! Is your lens? And just exactly how weatherproof is it? Don't risk triggering an expensive repair—or turning your camera into a brick. The affordable RucPac Camera Rain Cover protects cameras and most lenses from rain, snow and dust, and it can save your bacon. This is a great (and thoughtful) holiday gift for the photographer in your life.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 10, 2023  |  0 comments

If you geek out (like we do) over the technology tools that power our digital photography habit, you will fanatically Jones over OWC. In the sleepy little town of Woodstock, IL a wide awake company called Other World Computing offers just about everything a photographer, computer maven, Apple fan or Mac freak could ever want.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 03, 2023  |  0 comments

Panasonic just released the Lumix G9II mirrorless digital camera, and Shutterbug had a chance to thoroughly test an early sample. Featuring a new 25.2-megapixel Live MOS sensor and a Leica Monochrome Photo Style option, the latest Micro 4/3 might be the best new camera of 2023.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 27, 2023  |  0 comments

Sigma just began delivering the Fujifilm X mount version of their popular 100-400mm f/5-6.3 zoom.  Shutterbug had the chance to field test a sample hands-on for a few weeks to learn whether or not it's as good as people say. Here are our findings.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Dateline EARTH, October 26, 2023 - Leica announces M11-P, first camera in the world that integrates Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) technology to validate the legitimacy and origin of digital images. The Leica M11-P is the stealthier version of the Leica M11 and yes, "stealthier" is a word.

Subtitle: Leica Joins Fight Against Provenance Ambiguity

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 20, 2023  |  0 comments

An exaggeration? Not in my opinion. These two innovative Lume Cube lighting tools are definitely the most fun and most versatile I've ever used. And both are controlled by the Lume Control app and your smartphone, so operation is easy and straightforward.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 19, 2023  |  0 comments

The 2024 editions of Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements leverage Adobe Sensei AI-powered features and gain additional automated one-click creative edit options plus slick new GUIs. The corresponding web companion apps have also been enhanced. Here's a summary of what's new.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 13, 2023  |  0 comments

Can you buy a camera at a better price in Japan? Many factors suggest that this could seem like a logical conclusion. The Japanese yen has fallen in value against the US dollar over the past several months and now hovers near the psychological barrier of ¥150 to one US dollar. Skyrocketing inflation, stagnant export sales and a weak yen are exacerbating the struggles of the Japanese economy. Has this cocktail of financial havoc generated bargains for photographers?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 06, 2023  |  0 comments

"Viewing any part of the bright Sun through a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury." These words come directly from NASA, and they ought to know. Don't take chances. Be informed. Read what NASA says about annular eclipse safety.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 05, 2023  |  0 comments

The new Leica SOFORT 2 is a digital camera that can print. And it's an instant camera that saves digital images. It can even connect to Leica's FOTOS app and print images shot with a different Leica camera. Plus it comes in three colors, including a drop-dead gorgeous red. What more could one ask for?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 03, 2023  |  0 comments

3 Legged Thing just introduced their 2023 lineup of monopods, and Shutterbug had a chance to evaluate the model of our choice several weeks in advance. Here's why the 3 Legged Thing "Taylor 2.0" works for us.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 29, 2023  |  0 comments

The Fujinon XF30mm f/2.8 R LM WR Macro from Fujifilm is very compact, very sharp and focuses to 1:1, true life-size, without any accessories. But how does it measure up as a "normal lens" suitable for EDC? Let's take a close-up look.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 22, 2023  |  0 comments

The Vanguard VEO 3T+ 234AB aluminum travel tripod is the quick change artist I’ve been looking for. It’s light, folds to just a hair over 18 inches, and is about the most versatile tripod I’ve used in a long time. Plus...

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