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Henry Anderson  |  Sep 16, 2019  |  0 comments

Portrait lenses come in all shapes and sizes but some particular focal lengths, many photographers would argue, are better than others. In the below video, 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 05, 2019  |  0 comments

Fisheye lenses abound, and many are priced under $199. Products like the Meike 6.5mm f/2 ($129) and 7artisans Photoelectric 7.5mm f/2.8 ($139) plus offerings from Bauer, Rokinon, Opteka, Samyang, Venus and some camera manufacturers are very affordable, exciting and—by and large—pretty damn sharp. But using one effectively can be tricky. Here’s what extensive hands-on practice has taught me so far.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 05, 2019  |  0 comments

In terms of the arsenal of lenses typically used by a landscape photographer, a 24-105mm would not seem to rate highly. Photographer Mads Peter Iversen, however, disagrees, arguing in the below video that a 24-105mm zoom lens is a "must own" piece of gear for landscape shooters.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon continues to add to its Nikkor S-Line of lenses for its Z-series, full frame mirrorless cameras with the just announced new Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S wide-angle prime lens.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon just unveiled the new Nikon D6 professional DSLR camera and the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR telephoto zoom lens. But hold your horses. This is just a "development" announcement for the D6 and Nikkor 120-300mm lens from Nikon, so details about this new flagship DSLR and telephoto zoom are scant.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 29, 2019  |  0 comments

Julia Trotti has been our go-to photographer for comparing prime lenses for portrait photography. In her latest head-to-head lens test, Trotti compares shooting portraits with an 85mm prime lens vs. using a 135mm lens to find out which one is better.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Sony's not getting out of the APS-C mirrorless camera game. That was the message at a Sony press conference in New York City this morning where the company unveiled two new APS-C sensor-based mirrorless cameras: the 24.2MP Sony A6600 and the entry-level Sony A6100 models.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 27, 2019  |  0 comments

Panasonic just officially introduced the new 24.2MP Lumix S1H full frame mirrorless camera, which is designed to combine "professional-level video quality with the high mobility of a mirrorless camera." The new Lumix S1H is the world’s first camera capable of video recording at 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio) and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K, according to Panasonic.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 23, 2019  |  0 comments

It's prime time again with photographer Julia Trotti! Following up on recent popular photography video where Trotti compared how portraits look when shot with 24mm vs 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm vs 135mm prime lenses on a full frame camera, Trotti is back with a new comparison test where she shoots the same lenses but this time on a crop frame camera.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 31, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon has unveiled the new Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens, a new fast prime portrait lens in the Nikkor S-Line of lenses for its Z-series, full frame mirrorless cameras such as the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7. The Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S is designed as a fast aperture lens suited for portrait photography and videography.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 25, 2019  |  0 comments

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Tamron’s SP (Superior Performance) lens series. They elected to commemorate this special occasion by introducing what they have labeled “the ultimate Tamron lens” in the form of the new SP Tamron 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) prime lens in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 24, 2019  |  0 comments

We've long sung the praises of super telephoto lenses. Last year, Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter offered three reasons why he loves shooting portraits with a 100-400mm lens. And today, landscape photographer Mark Denney weighs in with his video below on why he thinks every landscape photographer needs a super telephoto.

Joe Farace  |  Jul 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Tamron has a long history of producing versatile, do-everything lenses and the Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Model A043) continues with that heritage. I received the Canon EF-mount version of the lens for testing, but a Nikon F-mount version is also available at the same price. While designed for Canon’s full-frame EF-mount cameras, the Tamron 35-150mm lens can also be used with their APS-C models where it produces a field-of-view equivalent to 56-240mm.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Should you get an F/1.4 lens or save a little money and settle for the F/1.8 model? That's the question that photographer Pierre T. Lambert tries to settle in the below video where he tests to see if you can actually tell the difference between an image shot at F/1.4 vs F/1.8.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Sigma just announced the new Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art and 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art lenses and the 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens.

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