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The Editors  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  7 comments

Another year has come and gone, which means it’s time for Shutterbug to once again pick our favorite cameras and lenses of the past 12 months. With so much great photo gear to choose from in 2017, it was a difficult task. The below list though is a good summation of the cameras and lenses Shutterbug’s editors and writers most enjoyed shooting with last year.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 12, 2018  |  0 comments

If you love the look and affordable prices of vintage lenses but have no idea how to use them on a modern camera, the below video from Mark Holtze is for you. In the clip, Holtze shows you how to use these classic lenses on your current DSLR or mirrorless camera using adapters that coast as little as $10.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Giving up on a favorite lens is almost like breaking up with a loved one – yes, photographers are a weird bunch – but if it’s ever happened to you, you know the feeling can be oddly familiar. “I used to love this lens but, for some reason, it just doesn’t do it for me anymore.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Even top pro photographers can have trouble achieving ideal sharpness for portraits. Photographer and YouTuber Jessica Kobeissi has been there before, so she devised a 6-point system to help her get sharp portraits every time.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 22, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a fun game from photographer and popular YouTube personality Peter McKinnon. Can you tell the difference between images shot with a $400 camera vs. those shot with a $4000 camera?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 19, 2018  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert has been traveling the world for the past year so, naturally, he needs to keep his gear choices minimal to not get weighed down. In terms of lenses, he’s narrowed it down to two main choices: the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master lens and the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 16, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most common questions from budding photographers is how to improve the level of sharpness in their images. Travel and street photographer Pierre T. Lambert has answers to that question: seven of them, to be precise, which he explains in the below video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 11, 2018  |  0 comments

The title of the video below from Cinecom.net pretty much says it all: 5 Camera Lens Hacks under 4 minutes. The video is led by Cinecom.net’s Jordy Vandeput who explains the five DIY tips for your DSLR lens to create artistic and creative looks.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 03, 2018  |  1 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert recently broke his Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens and rather than take it to an authorized repair shop, he decided to open it up and see what was broken inside the $2,300 lens. Smart move? Probably not but, luckily for us, he shot a video of the lens teardown, which we have embedded below.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 02, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s something about a 50mm lens that will never get old. Indeed, this classic focal length, which is sometimes referred to as a “Nifty Fifty” lens, has found a place in photographers' bags for a long time.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 27, 2018  |  0 comments

We’re right in the middle of Photokina frenzy, and you’re probably looking for news about groundbreaking new products, not cases or other more mundane accessories. Understood! So file this for later when the clamor from Cologne subsides. This is a lens case shopping guide with dos and don’ts and some personal brand recommendations.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2018  |  1 comments

Fast telephoto lenses have a special mystique in the minds of most outdoor photographers. But what if you can’t afford to purchase exotic big glass? In this eye-opening tutorial, you’ll learn a free and effective alternative to using a long lens.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 25, 2018  |  0 comments

The Photokina news keeps coming, as Sigma just introduced five new Global Vision lenses for shooting everything from landscapes and street photography to portraits and sports. The new glass includes a 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary, 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports, and the 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 25, 2018  |  0 comments

Leica, Panasonic and Sigma announced today at the photokina show in Germany that they are forming the “L-Mount Alliance” to try to create a new lens mount standard for full frame mirrorless cameras.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Sony just launched a new 24mm F1.4 prime lens in its G Master series for its full frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. Sony says the new FE 24mm F1.4 GM (model SEL24F14GM) is “the most compact and lightweight in its class,” measuring approximately 3 inches x 3.64 inches, and a weight of 15.7 ounces, with a filter diameter of 67mm.

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