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Dan Havlik  |  Aug 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Mattias Burling has a bone to pick with some of those negative 6D Mark II reviews, saying he actually thinks it’s a great full frame camera.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 16, 2018  |  0 comments

We have sung the praises of the Nikon Df on Shutterbug several times before so it’s nice to know we’re not the only ones still infatuated with this retro-styled DSLR from 2013. Photographer Mattias Burling who takes second looks at recent classic cameras on his excellent YouTube channel has put out a video titled “5 Reasons to Buy a Nikon DF in 2018 - As underrated as it gets.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2022  |  0 comments

French photographer Mathieu Stern is an interesting guy, and someone you might say is “a bit different.” We refer to him as our Weird Lens Guru because he specializes in peculiar vintage lenses, oddball accessories, and strange photo experiments.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2019  |  0 comments

The first thing most of us do when we get a new camera is dive into the menus and select the various settings that work best for our style of shooting. This is an important task, because when chosen carefully these settings can make photography easier, but improper settings can really hold you back.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Whether you just purchased a new camera, or you want to make the most of the one you already own, the video below will provide some helpful ideas with what one pro says are “six must-have accessories” for DSLR and mirrorless models.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2021  |  0 comments

We all love new gear, and many photographers are constantly chasing the latest innovations in cameras, lenses, and accessories. But in many cases you can capture amazing images with the gear you already own, especially if you refine your skills with a few simple tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 14, 2022  |  1 comments

If you’ve never bothered to change the default settings on your camera, it’s time to pay attention and make a few modifications so your it performs best for you. As you’ll see in the quick explainer below, there are several key camera settings you should seriously consider changing, whether or not your camera is brand new.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Photographers tend to be gadget freaks and love useful accessories. The problem is there’s some great “secret” stuff out there from small companies without marketing budgets to bring them to your attention.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 10, 2018  |  0 comments

With news that Nikon and, possibly, Canon will be coming out with full frame mirrorless cameras, many dyed-in-the-wool DSLR users are considering making the switch to mirrorless. While mirrorless might be the wave of the future, there’s still lots to consider if you’re thinking about making the switch from DSLRs.

Jason Schneider  |  Dec 30, 2015  |  0 comments

The hot topic for serious shooters going into the New Year: Should you stick with the traditional DSLR system that has served you splendidly, or opt for one of the latest mirrorless compact system cameras that promises to deliver the full interchangeable lens shooting experience in a smaller, lighter package?

 |  Aug 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Finding an inexpensive full frame camera is difficult these days. And with Nikon set to release a new mirrorless full frame camera this month, things aren’t likely to get any cheaper.

Joe Farace  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Some trends just won’t go away: Billboard magazine notes that U.S. vinyl album sales are up 53 percent, generating $416 million in sales. Stereophile, our sister publication, reviews new analog audio equipment and you can purchase new Nikon F6 or Leica M-A film cameras from Shutterbug advertisers. Ferrania is back making film and the Japan Camera Hunter website is making their own film, a discontinued Agfa emulsion they’re calling JCH StreetPan 400. Amazon’s top-selling photo item is Fuji’s Instax Mini Instant Film. There’s even a new twin-lens instant camera, Mint’s InstantFlex TL70, and yes, I gotta get me one of those.

Peter K. Burian  |  Aug 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Earlier this year, Sony became the most prolific D-SLR manufacturer by announcing four cameras within a two-week period. This included a pro model, due later this year, that had scant specs available at press time. I was able to extensively test the other three, which are quite similar in that they all start from the same "base": the entry-level 10-megapixel A200...

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 09, 2015  |  0 comments

If this is a photography trend, it’s one we like. Last month we told you about a photographer who attached a GoPro camera to his DSLR to show what it’s like to shoot a football game. Now another photographer, inspired by that cool clip, has attached a GoPro to his DSLR to give you a POV perspective on what it’s like to capture a dance music concert.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 10, 2014  |  0 comments

If you’re not so sure about DxO Mark’s much-discussed, negative review of the Canon 7D Mark II and you’ve got some free time on your hands (over 34 minutes, to be precise), you’ll want to check out the below video from photographer Tony Northrup. Titled “7D Mark II Image Quality: Is it as bad as DxO Mark Says,” the video breaks down DxO’s numbers and finds that Canon’s newest DSLR might be quite a bit better than that controversial review contends.

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