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Bob Davis  |  Jul 29, 2022  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Bob Davis, with great tips for shooting sharp photos of wildlife and birds in flight.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 28, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve sung the praises of using a 50mm lens for a while now including in this Shutterbug video that’s racked up nearly three million views on YouTube. Now another photographer has published his ode to the beloved “Nifty Fifty.”

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 22, 2022  |  1 comments

Sigma offers a series of seven compact prime lenses in their Contemporary lineup ranging from 20mm f2 to 90mm f2.8 that they designate as the I Series. Compatible with Sony E and Leica L mount systems, the lenses feature predominately metal construction, superb build quality and a high class look of a higher priced optic. They feel good in the hand and deliver outstanding results.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Sony offers a wide assortment of excellent optics for their popular mirrorless full-frame and APS-C cameras, but so do other high quality lens manufacturers, including the three we identify here. Sometimes adding the “just right” glass to your lens arsenal gives you a whole new way to look at things.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2022  |  0 comments

We often refer to French optical specialist Mathieu as a “weird Lens guru” because he always has a few oddball tricks up his sleeve. Sometimes his videos are about adapting cheap vintage lenses to modern digital cameras, while other times he reveals a fun-and-wacky DYI project.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Today we’re going to discuss lens fogging—a serious problem that plagues outdoor photographers this time of year. When this occurs you’ll either miss a spontaneous opportunity while waiting for a lens to clear up, or you’ll snap the shutter and end up with a worthless photo.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Photographers tend to be gadget freaks and love useful accessories. The problem is there’s some great “secret” stuff out there from small companies without marketing budgets to bring them to your attention.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 09, 2022  |  0 comments

How low can you go? That’s what pro photographer Andrew Boey of Beyond Photography asks in the below tutorial where he advises you to try shooting from low angles, sometimes really low angles, to give your portraits a unique look.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Iconic photojournalist Robert Capa once said, “If your images are not good enough, you’re not close enough.” That’s why many of us try to shoot as close as possible to our subjects and fill the frame.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 31, 2022  |  0 comments

The long awaited and fiercely rumored replacement for the Fujifilm X-H1 has been announced, along with two new Fujinon zoom lenses. The Fujifilm X-H2S is an APS-C format mirrorless camera that features Fujifilm’s all-new 26.16-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HS stacked BSI imaging sensor. The also-new X-Processor 5 empowers enhanced autofocus, 7-stop image stabilization, high-speed burst photography and significantly improved video performance.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 13, 2022  |  0 comments

The 27-ounce 90mm f/1.5 manual focus lens from Mitakon Zhongyi Optics is a handful of glass, that’s for sure. We reviewed the Speedmaster on a full-frame Sony mirrorless body and formed some strong opinions. Read on…

Henry Anderson  |  May 05, 2022  |  0 comments

When shooting portraits, is it better to use a zoom lens or a prime lens? It's a common question a lot of photographers, particularly those who are just starting out in portraiture, are bound to ask.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 22, 2022  |  0 comments

When we reviewed the Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Ultra-Zoom Lens in Sony APS-C mirrorless mount, we were truly impressed that a long-reach zoom that small (< 5 inches) had such outstanding IQ, focused to 5.9 inches and cost less than $700. But I must confess that all the while, I was eagerly awaiting the Fujifilm X version of this beauty. I finally landed a sample, and here’s what happened.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Apr 22, 2022  |  0 comments

There are three zoom lenses I consider absolutely essential to provide the versatility that travel photography demands: the 14-24mm, 24-70mm, and 70-200mm. It's no exaggeration to say I don’t leave home without them, and if travel is in your plans for the upcoming season, those lenses can play a big part in how well you tell the story of your journey.

Vanessa Joy  |  Apr 16, 2022  |  1 comments

Being a photo nerd isn’t cheap. Photographers have expensive taste that is never satisfied. So how can you make the most out of your photography budget while still creating great images?

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