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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 18, 2017  |  0 comments

One of my go-to lenses has a serious flaw. It doesn’t focus closer than 4-feet. I found a solution on eBay for $10 and Bob’s your uncle. 

Jason Schneider  |  Apr 26, 2017  |  0 comments

In commenting on an obscenity case back in 1964 Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously quipped, “Hardcore pornography is hard to define, but I know it when I see it.” The same can be said of bokeh, a Japanese term for the perceived quality of the out-of-focus areas in a photograph. 

Jason Schneider  |  Aug 15, 2018  |  1 comments

If you’ve read our choices for the 10 Best Vintage SLR Lenses for Your DSLR, you’re also going to want to read our simple guide below with tips on how to mount those lovely, classic pieces of glass on your modern digital SLR.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Lens condensation is an inconvenient and potentially damaging problem for those of us living in hot, humid climates and photographers traveling to similar locations. The problem arises when you leave a cold, air conditioned room and step outside into the heat.

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  |  Jun 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Go long or go home? It's not always that simple when it comes to using telephoto lenses to get close to your subject. In fact, using longer lenses in photography can be harder than it looks.

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  |  Feb 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Every year lately, Canon sends out an image from the Super Bowl showing the majority of sports photographers at the big game using the company’s familiar “white” professional lenses. And this past Super Bowl, as you can see in the above image from the game, the number of Canon shooters seems to have grown.

DL Byron  |  Jul 11, 2016  |  0 comments

“Date your cameras and marry your lenses,” a Sony staffer professed after I arrived in San Diego last week for the unveiling of two new lenses; the 50mm f/1.4 ZA prime and 70-200mm f/2.8 GM zoom. Our select group of journalists were repeatedly told, “Do not leak this launch.” Considering the leaks of cameras introductions from their competitors this summer, the firm request was understandable and we obliged.

Peter K. Burian  |  Feb 01, 2006  |  0 comments

As digital SLR cameras have become more affordable, an increasing number of photography and imaging enthusiasts have made the shift to digital capture. But there's one common complaint--the ultra-wide angle lenses designed for 35mm systems do not produce an expansive angle of view with any of the affordable digital SLRs. Because such cameras employ a sensor that's...

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 09, 2016  |  0 comments

Lenses are, perhaps, the most important (pardon the pun) element in photography but most photographers probably have no idea how they really work. If you want to learn about lens but you don’t have a lot of time and don’t want to break your brain, Canon has released simple and straightforward 3.5-minute video titled “How Lenses Function.”

Jack Neubart  |  Aug 06, 2013  |  First Published: Jul 01, 2013  |  1 comments

There are a number of new lenses, including those for “full-frame,” Micro Four Thirds, and “mirrorless” compact system cameras debuting this year, listed in alphabetical order. Here’s a sampler, with a sprinkling of filters thrown in for good measure. We’ve shown prices when available at press time—if not, check the websites of the companies for updates.

Christopher Dack  |  Sep 23, 2011  |  First Published: Aug 01, 2011  |  2 comments

Every lens maker offers standard types of lenses: wide angle, normal, and telephoto zooms plus several primes in popular focal lengths. Although highly useful, these lenses alone do not represent the breadth of offerings available. Hidden away within the lineups of many lens makers are specialty models which, even if they aren’t suitable for one’s purposes at any given time, are fascinating not only for their unique qualities but also because they might someday be the perfect tool for a specific shooting situation.

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.

Dan Havlik  |  May 03, 2019  |  0 comments

What's the ultimate lens for street photography? What's the worst lens? Could the 24-70mm F/2.8 be both good and bad for shooting street? All these questions (and more) are answered in the below video from photographer Pierre T. Lambert.

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