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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 24, 2020  |  0 comments

Photo gear doorbusters, deep discounts on cameras, lens sales, special pricing on photo accessories and camera bag deals, big savings on zooms, markdowns on tripods, photo price reductions, lens instant rebates – no matter what they’re called, they’re the sirens’ songs that catch your ear and direct your hand toward your wallet. And why not? In November and December 2020 around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, photographers can save some serious coin on cameras, lenses, tripods, flash and memory cards – not to mention photo bags and backpacks, filters, books, microphones, monitors and computers.

We’ve sorted out the lists of holiday specials and sales we’ve received this fall and highlighted the very best from each manufacturer. Want to save some big dough on a camera or lens? Read on…

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 20, 2020  |  0 comments

Sigma recently introduced the 105mm f/2.8 DG DN macro lens for L mount and Sony FE mount mirrorless cameras. It focuses continuously down to life-size (1:1 reproduction ratio) at the minimum focusing distance of 11.6 inches and offers considerable versatility beyond macro applications. We took a thorough look at the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN macro lens in a Sony mount for this hands-on review.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 18, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the most important decisions a photographer makes when setting up his or her gear is which lens to choose. While, of course, you can always change lenses later if you have an interchangeable lens camera such as a DSLR or mirrorless system, but that can take additional time and you might miss your shot.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2020  |  0 comments

You’re all familiar with the popular adage that, “It’s the photographer, not the camera” that’s responsible for a great image. But is this totally true or is it an inspirational myth? Today we’ll attempt to answer that question and put YOUR eyes to the test!

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 05, 2020  |  0 comments

Few things are as exciting as using a brand new lens for the first time. To photographers, a new lens is like an empty canvas to an artist, or a fresh storyline to a novelist. Fortunately, despite the unsettled tenor of the world situation, 2020 has witnessed an outstanding and diverse collection of exceptional lenses.

Shutterbug once again worked with EISA, the world’s largest independent collection of magazines and websites focusing on consumer electronics, to select the ten best lenses of 2020. Here are our choices. As a voting member of EISA, Shutterbug helped choose these outstanding lenses, which we feel are the best you can buy right now.

Our choices for the ten best lenses you can buy in 2020 run the gamut from super wideangle to super telephoto, and one thing is certain: not one of them will disappoint you. So, take a look at our choices for the ten best lenses of 2020 below (with links to where you can purchase them) and find something amazing to start shooting with today.

Jason Schneider  |  Nov 03, 2020  |  0 comments

At first glance, the Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN seems to be a run-of-the-mill, reasonably fast normal lens designed to cover the full frame format. In fact, its 45mm focal length is closer to normal than the classic 50mm, as determined by the diagonal of 24 x 36mm frame, which measures 43.26mm.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 02, 2020  |  0 comments

Yes, summer is over, fall has arrived, and winter is coming but that doesn't mean we can't dream about going to the beach! In the below video, Bach Photography actually does that to share his tips on how to shoot gorgeous portraits at the beach.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 29, 2020  |  0 comments

Just introduced, the compact Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD zoom for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras has an affordable ($549) price tag. It’s eighth in the series of Tamron lenses made specifically for Sony E-Mount cameras, and it’s the world's smallest and lightest telezoom in its class.

Stan Trzoniec  |  Oct 22, 2020  |  0 comments

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR, by its name alone, sounds like something special. And for those who love wildlife or sports photography, this lens may, indeed, be something special.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 01, 2020  |  0 comments

Back in January I reviewed Nikon's tiny Z50 mirrorless camera, an APS-C sensor format model targeted at budget-conscious photographers or those buying their first interchangeable lens digital camera. And it performed so well I was actually sad to return it. But Nikon has been busy, and within a week the new full-frame 24.3MP Nikon Z5 arrived on my doorstep to test out.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 30, 2020  |  0 comments

Sigma just announced the new Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro Art lens, which the company says is the first prime macro lens designed by Sigma exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras, as the DG DN in the name indicates.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 23, 2020  |  0 comments

Landscapes and wide-angle lenses go together like peanut butter and jelly. After all, if you're going to capture a sweeping scene, you might as well use something wide that can capture all of it, right?

Ron Leach  |  Sep 17, 2020  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers walk a fine line when heading into the great outdoors, when it comes choosing the gear to pack. On the one hand, it’s important to be prepared for whatever you encounter. Conversely, it’s nice to minimize your load, especially if you plan a long hike.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 16, 2020  |  0 comments

Over the past few years there’s been a shift from DSLR cameras to mirrorless models among amateurs and pros alike. But as you’ll see in the video below, it’s still a bit premature to ring the death knell for the trusty DSLR—at least for certain applications.

Zach Sutton - Lensrentals  |  Sep 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Exploring the fundamentals of the exposure triangle. Part one: aperture!

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