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Dan Havlik  |  Nov 16, 2015  |  0 comments

NASA posts some pretty cool photos from space on its Flickr feed for the International Space Station but gear junkies should go ga-ga over the above shot shot.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Nov 06, 2015  |  1 comments

Camera gear is expensive and no matter how careful we are, accidents sometimes happen. 

Stan Trzoniec  |  Nov 05, 2015  |  0 comments

Chances are if you take a poll of what photographers picked for their first telephoto lens, it would be the 300mm. For one thing, it’s a good choice for those starting out in wildlife or sports photography and, given the nature of millimeters, it’s relatively inexpensive as compared to the big guns like the 400, 500 or 600mm lenses. 

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 02, 2015  |  0 comments

Ever wonder what it might be like to use an ancient lens on a brand new digital camera? Photographer Mathieu Stern did so he created a cool new video series where he does just that.

George Schaub  |  Oct 26, 2015  |  0 comments

One of the main tools we have for creating visual effects are lenses, the photographer’s eye on the world. Every choice of lens has implications about what you can and cannot include in the frame, how subjects within the frame relate to one another and how we use aperture settings and focal length to create a special point of view. In this chapter we’ll explore lens choice as well as lens controls that are essential to creative photography, including depth of field and focusing options.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 26, 2015  |  0 comments

Sometimes an old fashioned recipe and the latest modern technology don’t mix: zap-blasting your grandmother’s vegetable soup ingredients in a 10,000-watt microwave instead of slowly simmering them for six hours, for example. But other times strange bedfellows bring out the best in each other. Such is the case with Lensbaby optics on modern digital cameras.

The Editors  |  Oct 24, 2015  |  0 comments

At the PhotoPlus Expo 2015 show in New York City this week, we met up with Billy Luong from Fujifilm who showed us all the key features of the brand new Fujinon XF 35mm F/2 WR lens in this short take video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 21, 2015  |  0 comments

Fujifilm just announced the Fujinon XF 35mm F/2 WR lens and XF 1.4x TC WR teleconverter. Both new optics will be on display at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City this week where visitors will be able to “kick the tires” on the new glass with a free loan program during the show

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 21, 2015  |  0 comments

Phase One just rolled out a major update to its XF Medium Format Camera System, which was only introduced last June. The Copenhagen, Demnark-based company also announced three new Schneider Kreuznach leaf shutter lenses to add to the arsenal.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 16, 2015  |  0 comments

Yes, the rumors were true. The Sigma Corporation of America introduced what it’s calling the “world’s first” 20mm f/1.4 lens for full frame digital SLRs. The Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens, which will be on display at next week’s PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City, will go on sale in late november for $899.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Oct 14, 2015  |  0 comments

The new Zeiss Otus 1.4/28 lens offers users of shorter focal lengths the quality of the ZEISS Otus family for landscapes and architectural photography—or any other images they take with a wide-angle lens. The ZEISS Otus 1.4/28 with ZE (or ZF.2 mount for DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon) was created for pro photographers and features inner focusing, a dial window and the well-known yellow labeling of the dials for easy legibility. 

The Editors  |  Oct 02, 2015  |  0 comments

The Goods is a new feature in Shutterbug that spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there. If you have a product you’d like considered for The Goods, e-mail images and info to editorial@shutterbug.com.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Oct 01, 2015  |  0 comments

Ricoh recently announced a 24-70mm high-performance K-mount lens for PENTAX DSLR cameras. The HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR lens offers a versatile focal length range and weather-resistant design that makes it ideal for a wide variety of applications—from wedding, portraiture and sports, to nature, landscape and travel. 

Stan Trzoniec  |  Oct 01, 2015  |  0 comments

It took a while, but I finally saw some light at the end of the tunnel. For years, I’ve wanted to upgrade from my AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR that I’ve been sharing with my wife. I use the lightweight and portable Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G on my trusty Nikon D2X DSLR and she uses it with her Nikon D90 during longer photo trips when bringing minimal gear is essential. For shorter forays, the super sharp Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 is my go-to lens, especially when shooting landscapes.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 21, 2015  |  0 comments

Rokinon unveiled two new high-speed lenses today: the 21mm F1.4 wide angle and 50mm F1.2 portrait lens. Designed for mirrorless compact system cameras, these lenses are available in mounts for Sony E Micro 4/3, Fuji X and Canon M cameras in black or silver models.

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