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Dan Havlik  |  Feb 09, 2018  |  2 comments

Well, Canon certainly seems ready for the 2018 Winter Olympics, which officially kick off today in PyeongChang, South Korea. Or at least that’s the impression we got from looking at all the gear Canon and Canon photographers have brought to the XXIII Olympic Winter Games.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Feb 07, 2018  |  0 comments

The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 is a small and lightweight entry-level DSLR: 4.82x3.65x2.75 inches in size and weighing in at 16 ounces without the lens (including the battery and memory card). The SL2 features a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a vari-angle touchscreen three-inch LCD. It also sports Dual Pixel CMOS AF with phase detection and has a low-pass filter.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  0 comments

The video below is a follow-up to yesterday’s primer on understanding and using a camera’s Shutter Priority exposure mode. In this tutorial, British pro Adam Kappa demonstrates how to make awesome landscape photos using a DSLR’s manual settings.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Lately we’ve been featuring tutorials from a helpful series explaining the inner workings of a camera, intended to help photographers take better photos. This new episode, from Christian Tudor of the Academy of Photography, reviews the concept of exposure time and explains how and when to use a camera’s Shutter Priority exposure mode.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Most professional photographers are meticulous about keeping the sensors on their cameras clean, because it’s far easier to do that than use Photoshop to remove every speck of dust on an image. In the quick video below, pro Tony Northrup demonstrates his favorite sensor-cleaning method, after experimenting with several others.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Sony, Nikon, and Canon all have their bragging rights, as do owners of their high-end cameras. In the video below, you’ll see an epic shootout between the Sony A7R III, Nikon D850, and Canon 5D Mark IV. 

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 26, 2018  |  0 comments

We got some hands-on time with DJI’s new Ronin-S at the recent CES show in Las Vegas and shot some video of this impressive new stabilizer for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras with DJI’s Patrick Santucci.

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. 

Edited by George Schaub  |  Jan 18, 2018  |  0 comments

The 45.7-megapixel D850 is Nikon’s first DSLR with an FX-format (aka full frame), backside-illuminated CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter, which is designed to shoot high-quality images and video even in low light. The D850 can capture 4K UHD at 24/30 frames per second (fps) that’s output at a full-frame width of 16:9, allowing widescreen 4K clips at a true field of view.

George Schaub  |  Jan 17, 2018  |  0 comments

When I checked Canon’s website to verify the specs on the EOS 6D Mark II ($1,999, body only; $3,099, for the test camera supplied with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM “kit” lens) I was a bit surprised to see it termed a “gateway” for enthusiasts to step up to a full-frame DSLR. That’s a new one to me, but that indeed is what this camera is. 

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most powerful yet frequently overlooked menu options in even the most basic digital camera enables photographers to select a white balance setting that matches the color temperature of the scene being photographed.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Before you get any crazy ideas about cracking open an expensive camera yourself, we should note that photographer Peter McKinnon says, “This was a REALLY” bad idea. After watching the video below, you’ll understand why.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 08, 2018  |  1 comments

When reviewing new cameras, especially those designed for pros and advanced amateurs, we always take a close look at build quality and how well the camera is sealed against water. That’s because, for most outdoor photographers, this is a key consideration.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s that time of year again, when our friends at TheCameraStoreTV knock back a few drinks and reveal what they consider the “Best & Worst Photo/Video Gear of the Year.” If you saw our post from 2016, you know that these annual “awards” are informative and hilarious.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Purchasing a new camera is a daunting task, whether you’re an amateur or pro, because of the myriad of options to consider. Do you want to stick with the brand you already own, or make a switch? How about the choice between a full-frame or crop-sensor camera? And there's also the decision between a DSLR and a more compact mirrorless model. 

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