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Ron Leach  |  Apr 24, 2024  |  0 comments

Landscape photography and telephotos lenses aren't two concepts that typically go together, because most photographer reach for wider focal lengths. But if you're familiar with the tutorials we feature from Utah-based pro Austin James Jackson, you know how much he loves shooting the great outdoors with telephoto glass.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2024  |  0 comments

Most experienced landscape photographers think of wide-angle lenses as their weapons of choice when shooting in the field, but it's important to understand the benefits and pitfalls of going wide if you want to capture the most compelling images possible.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 12, 2024  |  0 comments

High-quality 10mm ultra-wideangle f/2.0 lens for way less than 200 bucks? Are you serious? We took a hard look at TTArtisan's $159 all-metal 10mm f/2 ASPH manual-manual lens for APS-C format cameras. Here's what we think.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2024  |  0 comments

Unless you're shooting with a full-frame camera, crop factor is an important issue in a variety of ways. And to complicate matters, there are a variety of crop factors to consider, whether you're using an APS-C model, a high-end compact, a superzoom camera, or a pocket camera of various types.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2024  |  0 comments

There's nothing more aggravating than capturing what you thought was a great shot, only to discover upon close evaluation that the image isn't critically sharp. There are a variety of reasons that this may occur, and we've discussed many of these in the past, but the video below explores a couple other causes worthy of consideration.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2024  |  0 comments

Many photographers shoot with vintage lenses on their modern mirrorless cameras (using an affordable adapter) for a number of reasons. Old glass tends to be far less expensive than modern counterparts, and build quality is often superior to today's plastic wonders.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 01, 2024  |  0 comments

Buds are blooming just about everywhere you look, and it's time to get out in nature and capture fantastic flower photos. This tutorial from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel explains everything you need to know for this annual rite of spring.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2024  |  0 comments

One sure way to give your imagery greater impact is to harness the power of shooting photos with a unique perspective. This isn't difficult to do, it just requires looking at the world differently, and then capturing what you see.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 27, 2024  |  0 comments

Tamron just announced that their 28-75mm f/2.8 G2 fast-aperture standard zoom lens that earned widespread popularity in the Sony E mount will be available soon for Nikon Z mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063) for Nikon Z mount is expected to be available on April 18, 2024. Featuring Tamron's VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism, the new 28-75mm zoom focuses as close at 7.1 inches (0.18m) at the 28mm position, producing a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.7.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 26, 2024  |  First Published: Mar 27, 2024  |  0 comments

Nikon just announced a new Super Zoom, the NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR, for Nikon Z series full-frame/FX-format mirrorless cameras. Boasting the highest zoom ratio in its class (14.28X) and a fast f/4 aperture at the 28mm end, it’s also the lightest in its class, weighing only 25.6 ounces (725g). For expanded versatility, the new zoom focuses to 7.8 inches (0.2m) at the maximum wideangle position and 3.9 feet (1.2m) at the maximum telephoto position. Additionally, the NIKKOR Z 28-400 f/4-8 VR features VR (Vibration Reduction technology equivalent to 5.0 stops efficacy.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 26, 2024  |  0 comments

Sigma Corporation of America just announced the 50mm f/1.2 DG DN | Art Lens, an ultra-fast standard prime lens for L-mount and Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. Featuring Sigma's first-ever 13-blade rounded diaphragm, Dual HLA-driven floating focusing design, plus dust and splash-resistant construction, the new 50mm f/1.2 is said to be the lightest weight in its class and is 30% smaller than the Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 18, 2024  |  0 comments

Ever wonder why some portraits snap while others snooze? It could be the camera equipment — specifically the lens. Get better results consistently with used camera gear from MPB. With spring's outdoor portrait weather afoot, now is the time to gear up. Leverage the pleasant weather and shop at MPB without breaking the bank.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and other top-tier camera and lens makers offer refurbished products directly to end users via special pages on their website. You can save some dough, but do you want to own a renewed product? Let's unpack this…

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2024  |  0 comments

We'd all love to shoot with the best equipment that money can buy, but most of us simply can't afford that luxury. But guess what? According to one of our favorite outdoor photographers, "It's possible to capture pro-quality images with entry level gear."

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 20, 2024  |  0 comments

The long and the short of it, Sigma America just announced two new full-frame prime lenses designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless camera systems. Joining the Sigma lens lineup are the world’s first f/1.4 diagonal fisheye and a rugged, lightweight Ultra-Tele.