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Ron Leach  |  Nov 22, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re in the market for an ultra-wide lens you’ve probably noticed they’re available in two basic configurations; fisheye and rectilinear. So what’s he difference, and which type best suits your needs?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 22, 2022  |  0 comments

It’s been almost one year since the holiday season was upon us. Since then, all the factories and shops with amazing photography products have been working like mad to create the latest and greatest gear for your photography needs. Now is the time, to add to your list the best things to put a smile on your loved one’s face during the upcoming holidays. Luckily, you don’t have to put in the legwork. We took the time to put together a holiday guide with the best products you can find this year (we don’t skimp on details). Take a look and get those fingers warmed up for some gift wrapping. Happy holidays!

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Act now and you can save $100 on the exciting new Tokina atx-m 11-18mm f2.8 E zoom for Sony E APS-C format mirrorless cameras during Tokina’s Holiday Instant Savings Event.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Travel and landscape photographers typically reach for a wide-angle lens when confronted with a compelling landscape. But choosing a telephoto provides an opportunity to create images that stand out from the rest—especially in iconic locations that have been photographed time and time again.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Following closely on the introductions of the X-H2S and X-H2 mirrorless APS-C cameras, Fujifilm has announced the X-T5. Dubbed the “5th Generation System,” the X-T5 features a 40-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR imaging sensor and the new X-Processor 5 ASIC. Priced at $1699 (body only) the new model replaces the X-T4 in Fujifilm’s lineup at the same price point.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 21, 2022  |  0 comments

Tamron just announced an 8X lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras that starts at 50mm and zooms to 400mm, widening the range of creative applications compared to telephoto zooms that begin at the 100mm focal length. In addition to beginning at 50mm (the established “normal” or “standard” focal length for full-frame cameras) the new ultra-telephoto zoom focuses as close as 9.8 inches, rendering a magnification ratio of 1:2 (one-half life size).

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 19, 2022  |  0 comments

If you're a beginner photographer who has gotten bored with shooting everything in fully automatic mode, you've likely thought of experimenting with your camera's manual settings. And the first setting you've probably considered adjusting is the lens' aperture.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2022  |  0 comments

Lens diffraction is an important concept that’s not very well understood by many photographers, and it can have a big impact on your images. In the tutorial below you’ll find a simple explanation, and learn how to deal with diffraction for better results.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 30, 2022  |  0 comments

There’s a bunch of photographers out there who’d like to shoot macro images once in a while, but not often enough to justify purchasing an expensive, dedicated lens. Today we’re going to show you how to get started shooting close-ups on the cheap.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Most experienced landscape photographers reach for a wide-angle lens when shooting expansive vistas. But telephoto lenses, when used properly, can capture compelling outdoor images with a unique look.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Gear isn’t the most important thing when shooting landscape photos, but it does matter. In particular, choosing the right lens can make your job easier as a photographer.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 12, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re just getting started in landscape photography and you want to get up to speed as quickly as possible, the video below will seal the deal. You’ll learn all the basics necessary for capturing great photos on you’re next outdoor outing.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 01, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever wondered whether newer and, typically, more expensive versions of lenses are that much better than their predecessors, the below video is a fun comparison. In the clip, swimwear and lingerie photographer Anita Sadowska compares the new Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II lens from this year to the older “Mark I” version.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 29, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve never tried capturing the splendor of starlit skies because you thought you lacked the necessary skills and gear, today’s straightforward tutorial will change your mind. After watching the five-minute video below, you’ll understand why “nighttime is the right time” and know how to get the job done.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Because Amazon is one of the world’s largest marketplaces for digital camera gear, checking out the best sellers in photo related categories provides a sense of what’s popular—and maybe even a few surprises.

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