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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 19, 2024  |  0 comments

The Tamron 18-300mm zoom has already made its bones in the Sony E (APS-C) mount. But how about the Fujifilm X version? Is it truly "Everything in one?" Here we test it on a Fujifilm X-T5.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 12, 2024  |  0 comments

Turn mundane everyday subjects into intriguing creative images by distorting surrounding objects in an imaginative way with a Lensbaby Sweet 22. Here's our hands-on review and several images.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 10, 2024  |  0 comments

Most experienced photographers rarely shoot without a lens hood for several important reasons, whether they're photographing indoors or out. These affordable accessories not only protect the front element of a lens from damage, but they also improve image quality in a number of ways.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 08, 2024  |  0 comments

The world of photography offers a wide array of camera systems, each designed to cater to different needs and budgets. And one of the key considerations is choosing a model with a sensor size that works best for your style of photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 05, 2024  |  0 comments

We've all experienced this frustrating problem, and it often occurs when shooting in the field: There's a stubborn filter on your lens that refuses to come off no matter how hard you try. This experience is not only unnerving, but it makes it impossible to change filters when the light or other conditions change.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 02, 2024  |  0 comments

It's very likely that one or more of the zoom lenses you own utilize a "variable aperture" design. It essential to understand what this means and how these types of lenses affect every image you capture. This tutorial from the Adorama TV YouTube channel explains everything you need to know.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2024  |  0 comments

The thoughtful use of depth-of-field (DOF) techniques is a key component of every image you capture. And this holds true for landscapes with maximum sharpness throughout the frame, portraits with soft backgrounds, and clean street scenes with a minimum of clutter. Do it right and you have a successful image but make a mistake and the photo will suffer.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2024  |  0 comments

There's no denying that photography can be an expensive pursuit, whether you're an avoid amateur or a working pro with a boatload of high-end equipment. In either case it's important to protect gear properly so that everything remains it top condition and performs as it should. In this video you'll learn several pro tips for doing just that.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2024  |  0 comments

Here's an interesting discussion  to help you differentiate between what you want and what you really need when it comes to purchasing a new camera—specifically with regard to camera sensor size. Full-frame models are all the rage, but some photographers regret their decision to "step up" from a full-frame camera.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're searching for an affordable short telephoto prime with impressive autofocus performance, excellent image quality, a fast maximum aperture, and other key attributes, this quick video review is for you. In fact, respected photographer Mark Weimels insists that "the Yongnuo 85mm f/1.8 is the sharpest budget lens ever made."

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 07, 2024  |  0 comments

Tamron just announced a 50-300mm f/4.5-6.3 zoom for Sony E mount full-frame cameras, and Shutterbug had a chance to evaluate a sample for a few weeks before the new lens was unveiled. That's not a typo—she's a 50-300, not a 70-300—and that, as it turns out, makes a huge difference. Here is our hands-on review.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 22, 2024  |  0 comments

Fujifilm announced new products in both the FX and GFX series, doubling down on their commitment to Film Simulation expansion and large-sensor digital photography.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 17, 2024  |  0 comments

A 100mm f/2.8 full-frame lens that produces bokeh that looks like soap bubbles? Sign us up! But does the bokeh really look like suds?

Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2024  |  0 comments

Sooner or later we all fall into a rut and run out of fresh ideas. This tutorial will definitely get your creative juices flowing again the next time this happens to you, with what one pro calls "a totally underrated landscape photography editing trick."

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 10, 2024  |  0 comments

Cameras come and go, but Lensbaby lenses are timeless. They add dynamic energy to ordinary photos and empower creatives to express unique visualizations. I can think of more than 101 reasons to use a Lensbaby, but I'll share just five big ones.