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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 27, 2023  |  0 comments

Sigma just began delivering the Fujifilm X mount version of their popular 100-400mm f/5-6.3 zoom.  Shutterbug had the chance to field test a sample hands-on for a few weeks to learn whether or not it's as good as people say. Here are our findings.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Dateline EARTH, October 26, 2023 - Leica announces M11-P, first camera in the world that integrates Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) technology to validate the legitimacy and origin of digital images. The Leica M11-P is the stealthier version of the Leica M11 and yes, "stealthier" is a word.

Subtitle: Leica Joins Fight Against Provenance Ambiguity

Ron Leach  |  Oct 24, 2023  |  0 comments

When all else fails and there's "nothing to shoot" it's time to do out and photograph the sunset. These warm, romantic scenes are favorites among photographers of all genres, and this tutorial from the B&C Camera YouTube channel reveals the best camera setting to use for achieving beautiful results.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 23, 2023  |  0 comments

Tilt-shift lenses work wonders to significantly refine an image in a number of important ways. Unfortunately these specialized lenses are extremely costly and beyond the means of many photographers—especially for the limited application they provide.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're striving to shoot more impactful landscape imagery you've come to the right place, as one of our favorite instructors reveals seven simple techniques that "transformed my photos" as his skills evolved. These techniques are easy to accomplish but will have a huge impact on the quality of your work.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 16, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're a Shutterbug reader you likely own a few lenses, or at least a couple zooms offering a variety of focal lengths. But do you really understand how the focal length you choose impacts more than just the magnification of a subject?

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're a landscape photographer who strives to capture great images in the camera, rather than resorting to post-processing, the quick tutorial below is just what you need. In barely 10 minutes you'll learn what an accomplished pro says are the three lens filters you need, and how to use them.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2023  |  0 comments

What do you mean you've never cleaned your lenses and the dirty sensor in your camera? After all, some of us spend a small fortune on cameras, lenses, and important photo accessories, and regular maintenance is part of the game. As one pro says, "It definitely behooves us to do everything in our power to try to extend the life of our gear as much as possible."

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 29, 2023  |  0 comments

The Fujinon XF30mm f/2.8 R LM WR Macro from Fujifilm is very compact, very sharp and focuses to 1:1, true life-size, without any accessories. But how does it measure up as a "normal lens" suitable for EDC? Let's take a close-up look.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2023  |  0 comments

The first thing most landscape photographers do when arriving at a location is reach into their bag and pull out a favorite wide-angle lens. That's because the perspective these lenses provide enables you to capture breathtaking, expansive vistas.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2023  |  0 comments

We're big fans of using old lenses on modern mirrorless cameras for a variety of reasons. Not only is vintage glass far less expensive than modern counterparts build quality is often superior, and the necessary adapters are readily available for less than 20 bucks. The wide-angle prime discussed in the video below is a perfect example

Ron Leach  |  Aug 31, 2023  |  0 comments

The first thing most landscape photographers do upon arriving at a location is pull a trusty wide-angle lens out of their bag. It's true that telephoto lenses are growing in popularity for this purpose, but today's tutorial is all about making the most of whatever wide-angle prime or zoom that you own.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 23, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're like most outdoor photographers you often shoot in dirty environments in which dust can enter your camera and wreak havoc on the sensor, especially on windy days. And every time you switch lenses the odds of contamination will increase.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 21, 2023  |  0 comments

It can be discouraging for many photographers to see their well-healed counterparts shooting with a camera-lens combo that runs far beyond five figures. But one pro says you really shouldn't feel bad that you can't afford expensive gear, because it's possible to capture great images with bargain cameras and lenses if you know a few tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 14, 2023  |  0 comments

One way to make wildlife and other outdoor subjects stand out is to shoot them against a clean background without distractions. While these are difficult to find in nature, there are ways to soften a cluttered background in post-processing. Today, however, you'll learn four simple techniques for getting the job done in the camera.