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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.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 19, 2018  |  0 comments

Our favorite weird lens guru Mathieu Stern has found and used one of his rarest lenses yet: the Helios-65. This lens is so rare that there are no available mounts on the market to adapt it for use on an existing camera.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 19, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again teamed up with over two dozen other member magazines from around the world to select the winners in the annual TIPA World Awards for the best photo products of 2018 in 40 different categories.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 16, 2018  |  0 comments

British pro Thomas Heaton’s latest video has a provocative title: “Throw Away Your Wide-Angle Lens.” Does he mean it? Not really, but Heaton, who is an acclaimed landscape and nature photographer, does have a point to make about lens choices when shooting outdoors.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 13, 2018  |  1 comments

Professional travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich gets asked one photography question more than anything else: what is the best lens for travel and documentary photography? The answer’s not so simple as he explains in the below video.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Julia Trotti is a professional fashion photographer based in Sydney, Australia. She also shoots lifestyle and travel photos, and in this tutorial she offers five reasons why a 35mm lens is the perfect choice for travel photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Boudoir photography is a unique form of portraiture, requiring specialized shooting skills, expertise in communicating with models, and a bit of wisdom when selecting the right gear. In this quick video, a Los Angeles-based pro reveals the three lenses he uses, and explains which ones might work best for you.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s a common misconception that all you need for landscape photography is a good wide-angle lens. And while it’s true that a wide perspective is great for capturing expansive vistas, experienced shooters know that short telephoto lenses are also important for landscape photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a fun tutorial that’s guaranteed to give you a creativity boost in under four minutes, with four DIY macro photography tips on shooting eye-popping images of water. Austrian pro Leo Rosas teamed up with our friends at the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) to come up with these cool ideas.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Mirrorless cameras and third-party lenses top the list.

Joe Farace  |  Mar 02, 2018  |  0 comments

When shopping for a wide-angle lens, presented for your approval, is a collection of our favorite (mostly) zoom lenses to expand your view of the world.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 27, 2018  |  0 comments

If you thought the only excitement coming out of the WPPI show in Las Vegas this week was Sony’s new A7 III 24.2MP full-frame mirrorless camera, think again. There’s actually a lot more going on, including last night’s unveiling by Sigma of two interesting lenses designed for use with Sony E-Mount cameras.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 22, 2018  |  0 comments

What’s your favorite lens for portrait photography? For Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter, it’s an 85mm lens with a fast aperture.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2018  |  0 comments

This morning Tamron introduced a compact and lightweight 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD zoom lens, a high-performance telephoto featuring a constant maximum aperture, fast and precise AF capabilities, and superb resolution throughout its range.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 20, 2018  |  0 comments

We’re always amazed to see photographers shooting with high-end cameras and premium glass, without a hood on their lens. Often that’s because hoods are an optional purchase when buying a lens, while other times photographers fail to realize the significant difference an affordable hood can make in the quality of their images.

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