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Ron Leach  |  Feb 05, 2018  |  0 comments

A good wide-angle lens is an indispensable tool for anyone serious about nature photography. But owning the right glass is only half the battle: If you want to make epic landscape photos, you have to know how to use the lens properly.

The Editors  |  Feb 01, 2018  |  1 comments

Shutterbug photographer David Dupuy is back with another video review of a popular piece of photo gear. In the video below, Dupuy tests out the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 zoom lens at a burlesque show in New York City.

Zach Sutton - Lensrentals  |  Feb 01, 2018  |  1 comments

Location, location, location. That's what someone who is just getting started in wildlife photography will tell you is the secret to the trade. Certainly, the wildlife available in the remote Sahara of Africa is far more interesting to those who are used to the rolling hills of Ohio, but there are two other key components to successful wildlife photography: preparedness and luck.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 31, 2018  |  0 comments

Fujifilm unveiled the new Fujifilm X-A5 mirrorless camera with XC15-45mm lens kit this morning. The new X-A5 and 15-45mm lens is the lightest camera-zoom lens combination within the X Series lineup, according to the Fujifilm North America Corporation, which announced the new mirrorless camera kit this morning.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2018  |  0 comments

Nikon users love their prized Nikkor glass, which the company says is built “to the highest standards of craftsmanship to deliver images of unrivaled clarity and sharpness.” In this interesting video from the My Nikon Life YouTube channel, you’ll get a look at the optical and mechanical technology that goes into Nikkor lenses.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2018  |  0 comments

Most of the tutorials we feature from nature photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj involve simple tips and tricks to help you shoot better landscape images. In the quick video below, however, Jaworskyj switches gears to give us a look inside his camera bag to reveal three lenses he says he can’t live without.

George Schaub  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again joined forces with 30 other member magazines from around the world to choose the winners of the annual TIPA Awards for the best photo/imaging products in 40 different categories. The award process began in early 2017 with an initial selection of a wide range of products conducted by TIPA’s Technical Committee, on which Shutterbug’s Editor-at-Large George Schaub serves. 

Jason Schneider  |  Jan 22, 2018  |  0 comments

Professional photographers live by their lenses—they know they’re one of the keys to capturing high-quality images. That’s why they often spend thousands of dollars for a lens that’s optimized for their type of shooting, or gives them an edge over their competitors. But is it possible for serious photo enthusiasts without deep pockets or a business write-off to acquire lenses that deliver professional caliber imaging performance for a lot less money?

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s been awhile since we’ve featured the work of French landscape pro Serge Ramelli, and this new tutorial is a good one. In just 12 minutes Ramelli demonstrates three Lightroom techniques for correcting photos with lens distortion and skewed perspective.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  0 comments

If there’s one sure way to capture “dirty pictures,” it’s to shoot them with a filthy lens. And as you’ll see in the video below, there’s more to cleaning your expensive glass than simply wiping off the front and rear elements.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Nikon created a buzz at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today with the introduction of a powerful AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR zoom lens. What makes this super telephoto zoom so unique, is that it’s the first lens from Nikon featuring a built-in teleconverter for an extended range.

The Editors  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  7 comments

Another year has come and gone, which means it’s time for Shutterbug to once again pick our favorite cameras and lenses of the past 12 months. With so much great photo gear to choose from in 2017, it was a difficult task. The below list though is a good summation of the cameras and lenses Shutterbug’s editors and writers most enjoyed shooting with last year.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2017  |  0 comments

While there is no single “perfect lens” for all forms of photography, a few lenses offer more versatility, image quality, portability, and bang for the buck than others. One such lens is the 50mm “Nifty Fifty” we featured in a recent Shutterbug video, and as you’ll see in the video below, another is the 135mm f/2 short telephoto.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2017  |  0 comments

We’re all familiar with the notion that lenses in the 85-105mm range are the best choices for portrait photography, supposedly because of the “natural” way they render a subject’s facial features. But in the video below, you’ll see why one pro prefers to use a longer telephoto zoom for portraiture. 

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