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The Editors  |  Jan 31, 2019  |  0 comments

Yes, we’re posting our annual favorite cameras and lenses awards of 2018 with only a day left in January 2019, but that just means determining the best photo gear for last year was harder than usual. And it was, especially with the raft of exciting new full frame mirrorless cameras that hit the market in the second half of last year.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 21, 2019  |  0 comments

You don't, necessarily, need a fancy and pricey lens with a fast aperture to shoot an image with attractive background blur, aka bokeh, for portraits. In the below tutorial from Unmesh Dinda of PIXimperfect, he shows you the "key" to simulating shallow depth of field in Photoshop.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Buying the right lens for landscape photography is harder than it seems, mostly because there are so many options. According to photographer Mark Denney, it's hard for beginners to narrow down the choices.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 18, 2019  |  0 comments

If you were considering buying Nikon's much hyped Z7 and Z6 cameras, now's about as good a time as any. For a limited time, these two new full frame mirrorless cameras come with a free FTZ lens adapter from several online retailers including Amazon and Adorama.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Lens guru Mathieu Stern recently had a chance to try out a vintage-version of the Leica Summilux M 35mm F1.4, which is selling for nearly $4000 on eBay. The lens is noteworthy not just because it's a Leica, but because it's the world's smallest F/1.4 lens.

Jason Schneider  |  Feb 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Perhaps you’ve just read our story on the 10 best vintage lenses you can buy right now, but are wondering how to use all this classic glass on your modern digital camera. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Jason Schneider  |  Feb 28, 2019  |  0 comments

It’s now widely appreciated that many great old lenses of the analog era can capture images that have that elusive quality known as character. Writers of the early 20th    century tried to express these qualities by describing them as “rounded” “luminous” or “plastic” rendition, but later writers and scientists dismissed such terms as imprecise and speculative, turning to resolution and later MTF testing to quantify lens performance parameters.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 26, 2019  |  0 comments

Sony just unveiled the latest addition to their G Master series of full-frame E-mount interchangeable lenses: the FE 135mm F1.8 G Master prime lens. 

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Pierre T. Lambert has a secret that every beginning photographer needs to know. That 18-55mm kit lens that came with your camera? It’s really pretty slow and mediocre and if you want to start taking better photos, you should get a fast, prime lens immediately.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 22, 2019  |  0 comments

Kenko Tokina just announced the new Tokina opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF, a wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs. The new lens will go on sale on March 15, 2019 for $699 USD.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Tamron said this morning it is developing three new lenses that will be available soon: two new lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras—the 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Model A043) zoom lens and the SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) fixed focal lens; and a new high-speed ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras—the 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046).

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 15, 2019  |  0 comments

Tilt-shift photography can be incredibly striking, providing a miniaturized effect to your subject that’s unforgettable. But it’s not an effect you want all the time, which is part of the reason why buying an actual tilt-shift lens might be an unnecessary investment.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Admit it. You’ve always wanted a 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens. For many professional and enthusiastic amateur photographers, it’s the backbone of their lens arsenal. Here’s a great candidate if you’re ready to take the plunge.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 13, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon just unveiled the new Nikkor Z 24-70MM f/2.8 S lens, the latest S-Line lens for the Nikon Z Series full frame mirrorless cameras including the Z7 and Z6. The Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens is a fast-aperture zoom lens that is designed for a variety of content creators thanks to its zoom range, fast aperture, edge-to-edge sharpness and compact/lightweight design, Nikon said.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 13, 2019  |  0 comments

Along with unveiling the new smaller and more affordable Canon RP mirrorless camera, Canon said today that it is developing six new RF lenses.

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