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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon just announced two new products for its new Z-series mirrorless camera line. First off is the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S, the first ultra-wide zoom lens for the Nikon Z Mount. This newest S-Line Nikkor lens is a popular focal length for landscape, travel, event and architecture photographers, offering a combination of performance and portability for the new Z Mount, Nikon said in a press announcement tonight.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 02, 2019  |  0 comments

We’ve all seen it in photos and most of us know what it’s called. Some describe it as the “beautiful blur” in the background of an image but to most photographers it’s known as “bokeh.”

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Sigma’s new 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports zoom lens delivers in a big way. Among all lenses that reach 600mm it has the greatest zoom range at 10X. This potent professional tool has a few surprise features, too.

Joe Farace  |  Dec 11, 2018  |  0 comments

Tamron’s new SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens ($1299) continues a trend that many camera and lens manufacturers have embraced in recent years. This new Tamron 15-30mm lens is fast, big, expensive and designed for photographers who expect optical excellence. As part of Tamron’s Di lens series, the SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is available for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLRs and APS-C cameras where it produces a 24-48mm equivalent focal length range.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 10, 2018  |  0 comments

You’ve probably heard this one before: you should shoot portraits with mid-range lenses like an 85mm or an 100mm to create the most flattering look. Or this one: don’t shoot a portrait with a wide-angle lens because it will make a person’s face look distorted.

Mike Moats  |  Dec 04, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most appealing aspects of macro photography is that you can find subjects virtually anywhere: local parks, in your yard, even inside your garage or home.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 03, 2018  |  0 comments

Canon is still the king but don’t look now, Sony is closing fast. That’s the message from the annual hot gear list from LensRentals, a top source for photographers looking to rent cameras, lenses, lighting gear and video equipment.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert has been on worldwide photo tour, shooting images and sharing how-to videos about his experiences. During his travels, he’s mainly been using two lenses for his Sony mirrorless camera: a 16-35mm and 70-200mm f/2.8.

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.

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