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Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2021  |  0 comments

By now you probably know that the current trend in camera technology is strongly in favor of mirrorless models. In fact, apart from Pentax, all manufacturers are avoiding new DSLR models while continually upgrading their lineup of mirrorless cameras and lenses.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 14, 2021  |  0 comments

We all fall into a creative rut on occasion, and that’s often because we take the same approach to whatever we shoot. For portraits we typically reach for a short telephoto, and a wide-angle lens is usually our choice for landscape photography.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Which lens is better for portraits, a 35mm or 50mm prime lens? That's a question many photographers ask and one that Mitch Lally attempts to answer in the below lens comparison portrait test.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Some landscape photographers always shoot with a wide-angle lens, while others occasionally turn to a telephoto. Some insist on using prime lenses, while others prefer the versatility of zooms.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 24, 2021  |  0 comments

My 35mm f/2.8 Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX Macro was discontinued in 2010, but I’ve always liked it because it’s small, it focuses quickly and it’s extremely sharp. It’s for Nikon cameras with APS-C size sensors and was a constant companion for my now-retired 12-megapixel Nikon D90. So I decided to see how it performed on my full-frame Nikon Df. Man, did I get a surprise!

Ron Leach  |  Sep 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Landscape and travel photographers often prefer to shoot with wide-angle lenses—either a fast prime or a more versatile short zoom. In this tutorial you’ll see why one pro takes the later approach and learn some of his tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographers often spend big bucks on prime lenses with fast maximum apertures for a reason. But if you can’t afford premium glass, the video below is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2021  |  0 comments

When heading out for a day of landscape photography, chances are you reach for a wide-angle lens—or perhaps one in the 70-200mm range. But if you want to create images with a unique look, it’s time to consider using a super-telephoto instead.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 29, 2021  |  0 comments

One reason mirrorless digital cameras are so popular is that with an appropriate adapter you can use just about all of the great vintage glass that’s lurking in the back of your photo cabinet. And, if like me, you own a Pentax DSLR, you can mount just about any lens Pentax ever made, with no adapter required.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 29, 2021  |  2 comments

Three big reasons to buy a Tamron 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. First, it’s an ultra-wideangle capable of sweeping wide shots that are sharp edge-to-edge and span 94°. Second, it’s a 1:2 Macro lens (one-half life-size) that focuses as close as 4.3 inches. Third, this 2.5-inch lens costs just $249.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether the view before you is an expansive vista, a majestic mountain scene, or a stunning seascape, there’s a good chance you’ll reach in your bag, pull out a wide-angle lens, and mount it on your camera. But that doesn’t guarantee a great image unless you avoid a few common errors.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 22, 2021  |  0 comments

A lot goes into making captivating portraits, and we regularly post tutorials on lighting techniques, camera settings, and how to pose and direct models. Today’s episode has a narrower focus; namely, taking a look at how lenses of three popular focal lengths perform with regard to several important imaging characteristics.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 21, 2021  |  0 comments

What is the best prime lens for photography? According to photographer and YouTube star Peter McKinnon, it's the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM and in the below video he tells you why.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 15, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s easy to make a pinhole camera. Making a good pinhole camera, on the other hand, is damn hard. And it’s even harder to make a pinhole lens for a digital camera. But wouldn’t it be fun to create the intriguing effects only a pinhole aperture can produce?

Lensbaby, legendary manufacturer of creative effects lenses, has invented the Lensbaby Obscura, a digital camera lens that accurately and precisely produces the same amazing results of not one but three different pinhole mechanisms.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Pro photographer Jessica Sterling is back for another Shutterbug video, and this time she's brought a friend. In the below tutorial, Sterling teams up with pro sports photographer Carrie Giordano to share seven key sports photography tips.

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