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Ron Leach  |  Feb 17, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve never used a hand-held light meter, the difference between incident and reflected exposure readings may be unfamiliar. It’s a very important distinction that helps explain why many photographers invest in a hand-held meter, despite the sophisticated exposure capabilities of today’s advanced digital cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2021  |  0 comments

Today’s modern digital cameras offer insanely high ISO options, and conventional wisdom is to avoid them and go no higher than at least two settings below the maximum. But according to one top pro, there are times when is OK to use the highest ISO setting available.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Admit it: You typically shoot in Aperture or Shutter Priority mode, and are pleased with your images. Yet you’re nagged by the nonsense that, you’re not a “real” photographer unless you use Manual Mode.

Dan Havlik  |  May 21, 2018  |  0 comments

The Nikon D850 has certainly earned its fair share of accolades since it was launched in August 2017. We named it our favorite camera of 2017, and it also made the Technical Press Association International’s (TIPA) list as the Best Pro DSLR of 2018. Now two photographers and prominent YouTube personalities say the Nikon D850 could be the best camera of all time.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 05, 2019  |  0 comments

We're not entirely sure how serious photographer Dani Diamond is in the below video titled "MUST WATCH: The Correct Way to Hold a Camera," but we appreciate his moxie. In the short humorous clip, Diamond shares his unique handgrip technique for holding a DSLR.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 06, 2014  |  0 comments

Remember the Canon 7D Mark II? Well, we’re still waiting for a final production sample of that APS-C sensor-based DSLR to review but, in the mean time, you can enjoy this cool video clip (below) showing a photographer jumping out of a plane with a pre-production version of the 7D II.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Whether you’re a professional photographer or a passionate amateur, one sure way to shoot better is to learn how to shoot faster, so you never miss capturing a fleeting moment. In the quick video below, the folks at Mango Street demonstrate three ways to customize a camera so everything you need is right at your fingertips.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 06, 2020  |  0 comments

Nikon just launched the D780, a 24.5MP full frame (aka FX-format) DSLR that's the follow-up to the now ancient, by camera industry standards, D750 from 2014. The Nikon D780 is equipped with a 24.5-megapixel backside-illuminated full-frame CMOS sensor that has just slightly more resolution than its six-year-old predecessor, which used a 24.3MP sensor.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Anyone can go out and buy a sophisticated DSLR, as long as they have the cash. But knowing how to take advantage of the capabilities a camera provides is a whole other matter. In the video below, nature photographer Steve Perry reveals seven tips and tricks for making the most of a new Nikon DSLR, or the one you already own.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of images you shoot, without sharp and precise focus your efforts will likely be for naught. There are a variety of methods to use, and the one you choose depends upon a number of key variables.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s get this out of the way up front: The old adage that, “you’re not a real photographer unless you shoot in Manual mode” is sheer and utter nonsense. Plenty of pros use Aperture or Shutter Priority depending upon the situation at hand. Feel better?

Ron Leach  |  Jan 06, 2020  |  0 comments

These days many of us face a conundrum when shopping for a new camera: Do I go mirrorless or choose a DSLR? Purchases of mirrorless camera are on the upswing, while DSLR sales are relatively flat at best.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Even though mirrorless cameras are taking over, there are still plenty of DSLRs out there and the debate continues to rage on which format is better for taking pictures. Pro photographer Julia Trotti jumps into the fray with the below video where she pits the Sony A7 IV mirrorless camera against the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV in a portrait shootout.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 19, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the many benefits of modern mirrorless cameras is that they enable you to use vintage lenses of various brands with the use of simple and affordable adapters. So if you have an assortment of old legacy glass gathering dust, it’s possible to get started as soon as you acquire a new camera, without immediately investing in native lenses.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 01, 2015  |  2 comments

Pentax/Ricoh Imaging has been rather coy about its forthcoming, full frame DSLR, posting a series of slightly changing teasers on its website. The latest teaser adds a new photo of the DSLR along with some text that seems to be a clumsily translated press release about the camera and the lineage behind it.

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