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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 27, 2019  |  0 comments

There's a world of difference to how different prime lenses affect portrait photography. Earlier this week we shared a video comparing how four different primes handled portraits, and now here's one from Jessica Whitaker, this time showing how the 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm stack up.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Julia Trotti is out with a revealing new video where she compares portraits shot with her whole arsenal of prime lenses: 24mm vs 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm vs 135mm. We knew there would be a difference in the look of each portrait shot at a different focal length but we were surprised at how much.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Laowa’s newly introduced 100mm macro lens offers 2:1 reproduction ratio and a fast f/2.8 aperture. The specifications for this manual focus lens are impressive—but does it deliver, and does it deserve its $449 price tag? We put a sample (in Nikon mount) through the paces and made a couple interesting discoveries.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Hasselblad just introduced an array of new additions to its medium format camera product line including the X1D II 50C camera, the XCD 3,5-4,5/35-75 zoom lens and Phocus Mobile 2 software. Hasselblad also revealed development details on the upcoming CFV II 50C digital back and 907X camera body.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Go long or go home? It's not always that simple when it comes to using telephoto lenses to get close to your subject. In fact, using longer lenses in photography can be harder than it looks.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 06, 2019  |  0 comments

Tamron unveiled the new the SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) for full-frame DSLR cameras this morning. The new fixed focal length "prime lens," which was announced as under development in February, is designed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Tamron's SP Series lenses.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 08, 2019  |  0 comments

Canon announced its latest lens for the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system: the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM standard prime lens.

Dan Havlik  |  May 03, 2019  |  0 comments

What's the ultimate lens for street photography? What's the worst lens? Could the 24-70mm F/2.8 be both good and bad for shooting street? All these questions (and more) are answered in the below video from photographer Pierre T. Lambert.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 30, 2019  |  0 comments

There's more to shooting landscapes than wide-angle lenses. In fact, wide-angles are often less effective when shooting vast landscapes because they simply capture too much of the scene. If you want to photograph landscapes with interesting composition and impact, try a telephoto lens, according to photographer Mads Peter Iverson.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 26, 2019  |  0 comments

When shooting street photography, you're supposed to be quiet, unobtrusive and discreet, right? So, naturally, you should use compact fast prime lenses that don't attract much attention. But what if you wanted to use a long zoom lens, such as a 70-200mm? Impossible?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Tamron just announced the launch of a new zoom lens, the 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Model A043), for full-frame DSLR cameras. The new Tamron 35-150mm lens goes on sale May 23, 2019 in a Nikon mount version, and June 20, 2019 in a Canon mount version for $799.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 22, 2019  |  0 comments

The Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM and Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lenses share a similar focal length, and both can be used with Sony's full frame mirrorless E-mount cameras. But they differ dramatically in price.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Portrait and wedding photographer Julia Trotti loves prime lenses. In fact, she known for stocking her camera bag exclusively with primes whenever she heads out on shoot.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Apr 10, 2019  |  1 comments

The story here is not that you should carry a wide-angle lens—or even better, several of them. I carry two or three wide-angle lenses routinely, and like me, I'm sure you realize their value and their importance. This lens how-to story is about ideas for how you can use them to maximize their creative potential and their stunning effect.

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