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Cynthia Boylan  |  Dec 15, 2015  |  0 comments

Filmmaker John P. Hess at Filmmaker IQ brings us this highly informative video that expertly documents the science behind the evolution of photography’s most vital tool—the lens. 

Staff  |  Dec 15, 2015  |  0 comments

THE GOODS is a new feature in Shutterbug that spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there.

Staff  |  Nov 24, 2015  |  0 comments

The Goods is a new feature in Shutterbug that spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Nov 20, 2015  |  0 comments

Panasonic announced today it will soon start offering an innovative new photographic function called “Post Focus” in some of its Lumix cameras. The feature allows photographers to capture multiple photos with multiple in-focus points through a single release of the shutter.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 20, 2015  |  0 comments

Many, many years ago a coworker at Altman Camera in Chicago showed me that it was possible to screw a Vivitar +10 Macro Adapter into a partially disassembled set of Nikon K-series extension rings and thereby build a soft focus lens that practically exploded with delightfully horrendous aberrations. It was fixed-focus, you had to bob to-and-fro like a drunken sailor to use it, but it was sensationally unsharp and I’ve been hooked on this genre ever since.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Nov 17, 2015  |  0 comments

The term bokeh refers to a photographic technique that creates soft out of focus areas in an image. The brief video embedded below shows how to use a Russian-made Jupiter 9 85mm F/2 lens and a tilt ring adapter on a mirrorless camera to create stunning videos with a beautiful bokeh background look.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 16, 2015  |  0 comments

NASA posts some pretty cool photos from space on its Flickr feed for the International Space Station but gear junkies should go ga-ga over the above shot shot.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Nov 06, 2015  |  1 comments

Camera gear is expensive and no matter how careful we are, accidents sometimes happen. 

Stan Trzoniec  |  Nov 05, 2015  |  0 comments

Chances are if you take a poll of what photographers picked for their first telephoto lens, it would be the 300mm. For one thing, it’s a good choice for those starting out in wildlife or sports photography and, given the nature of millimeters, it’s relatively inexpensive as compared to the big guns like the 400, 500 or 600mm lenses. 

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 02, 2015  |  0 comments

Ever wonder what it might be like to use an ancient lens on a brand new digital camera? Photographer Mathieu Stern did so he created a cool new video series where he does just that.

George Schaub  |  Oct 26, 2015  |  0 comments

One of the main tools we have for creating visual effects are lenses, the photographer’s eye on the world. Every choice of lens has implications about what you can and cannot include in the frame, how subjects within the frame relate to one another and how we use aperture settings and focal length to create a special point of view. In this chapter we’ll explore lens choice as well as lens controls that are essential to creative photography, including depth of field and focusing options.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 26, 2015  |  0 comments

Sometimes an old fashioned recipe and the latest modern technology don’t mix: zap-blasting your grandmother’s vegetable soup ingredients in a 10,000-watt microwave instead of slowly simmering them for six hours, for example. But other times strange bedfellows bring out the best in each other. Such is the case with Lensbaby optics on modern digital cameras.

The Editors  |  Oct 24, 2015  |  0 comments

At the PhotoPlus Expo 2015 show in New York City this week, we met up with Billy Luong from Fujifilm who showed us all the key features of the brand new Fujinon XF 35mm F/2 WR lens in this short take video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 21, 2015  |  0 comments

Fujifilm just announced the Fujinon XF 35mm F/2 WR lens and XF 1.4x TC WR teleconverter. Both new optics will be on display at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City this week where visitors will be able to “kick the tires” on the new glass with a free loan program during the show

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 21, 2015  |  0 comments

Phase One just rolled out a major update to its XF Medium Format Camera System, which was only introduced last June. The Copenhagen, Demnark-based company also announced three new Schneider Kreuznach leaf shutter lenses to add to the arsenal.

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