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The Editors  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  7 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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 16, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most common questions from budding photographers is how to improve the level of sharpness in their images. Travel and street photographer Pierre T. Lambert has answers to that question: seven of them, to be precise, which he explains in the below video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 11, 2018  |  0 comments

The title of the video below from Cinecom.net pretty much says it all: 5 Camera Lens Hacks under 4 minutes. The video is led by Cinecom.net’s Jordy Vandeput who explains the five DIY tips for your DSLR lens to create artistic and creative looks.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 03, 2018  |  1 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert recently broke his Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens and rather than take it to an authorized repair shop, he decided to open it up and see what was broken inside the $2,300 lens. Smart move? Probably not but, luckily for us, he shot a video of the lens teardown, which we have embedded below.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 02, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s something about a 50mm lens that will never get old. Indeed, this classic focal length, which is sometimes referred to as a “Nifty Fifty” lens, has found a place in photographers' bags for a long time.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 27, 2018  |  0 comments

We’re right in the middle of Photokina frenzy, and you’re probably looking for news about groundbreaking new products, not cases or other more mundane accessories. Understood! So file this for later when the clamor from Cologne subsides. This is a lens case shopping guide with dos and don’ts and some personal brand recommendations.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2018  |  1 comments

Fast telephoto lenses have a special mystique in the minds of most outdoor photographers. But what if you can’t afford to purchase exotic big glass? In this eye-opening tutorial, you’ll learn a free and effective alternative to using a long lens.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 25, 2018  |  0 comments

The Photokina news keeps coming, as Sigma just introduced five new Global Vision lenses for shooting everything from landscapes and street photography to portraits and sports. The new glass includes a 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary, 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports, and the 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 25, 2018  |  0 comments

Leica, Panasonic and Sigma announced today at the photokina show in Germany that they are forming the “L-Mount Alliance” to try to create a new lens mount standard for full frame mirrorless cameras.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Sony just launched a new 24mm F1.4 prime lens in its G Master series for its full frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. Sony says the new FE 24mm F1.4 GM (model SEL24F14GM) is “the most compact and lightweight in its class,” measuring approximately 3 inches x 3.64 inches, and a weight of 15.7 ounces, with a filter diameter of 67mm.

Hernan Rodriguez  |  Sep 14, 2018  |  0 comments

My approach to taking portraits is simple: I want to capture natural, relatable images, where I'm able to catch every individual's true essence and true identity. For me, prime lenses are the ideal type of lens for this type of photography.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Yesterday, we posted our new video featuring Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter who explained three reasons why he thinks you need to get a telephoto zoom lens now. And then, lo and behold, popular photography vlogger Peter McKinnon just posted his own video on why he thinks every photographer needs a telephoto lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter is back with a new how-to video, this time giving you three reasons you should seriously consider adding a telephoto zoom lens to your gear bag now. 

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Canon joined the full frame mirrorless camera market by introducing the new 30.3MP Canon EOS R last night and today we had our first chance to take it for a ride. Shutterbug is one of a select group of U.S. media to attend a special Canon R launch event in Hawaii and we spent the afternoon shooting with a full production Canon R and the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM “kit” lens at set-ups with models in Maui.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Canon introduced two new super-telephoto lenses that the company says are some of the smallest and lightest on the market: the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM.

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