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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Sigma just announced the new Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art and 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art lenses and the 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Should you get an F/1.4 lens or save a little money and settle for the F/1.8 model? That's the question that photographer Pierre T. Lambert tries to settle in the below video where he tests to see if you can actually tell the difference between an image shot at F/1.4 vs F/1.8.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 09, 2019  |  0 comments

Sony just launched its latest prime lens for its mirrorless cameras: the new Sony FE 35mm F1.8 lens. We got our hands on this new Sony FE lens prior to this morning's launch and had a chance to shoot with it for a few hours. Included in this story are eight of our full resolution test images captured with the Sony FE 35mm F1.8 lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 09, 2019  |  0 comments

Canon has introduced its first telephoto zoom lens for its EOS R and EOS RP full-frame mirrorless cameras and it's a doozy: a RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens, which is equivalent to 10x of optical zoom.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 05, 2019  |  0 comments

Canon has not one but two elite 85mm portrait lenses: Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II and Canon RF 85mm f1.2L lens. The main difference between these two portrait masters is that the EF lens is designed for Canon's DSLRs while the R lens is made for its new full frame mirrorless camera line.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 27, 2019  |  0 comments

There's a world of difference to how different prime lenses affect portrait photography. Earlier this week we shared a video comparing how four different primes handled portraits, and now here's one from Jessica Whitaker, this time showing how the 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm stack up.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Julia Trotti is out with a revealing new video where she compares portraits shot with her whole arsenal of prime lenses: 24mm vs 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm vs 135mm. We knew there would be a difference in the look of each portrait shot at a different focal length but we were surprised at how much.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Laowa’s newly introduced 100mm macro lens offers 2:1 reproduction ratio and a fast f/2.8 aperture. The specifications for this manual focus lens are impressive—but does it deliver, and does it deserve its $449 price tag? We put a sample (in Nikon mount) through the paces and made a couple interesting discoveries.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Hasselblad just introduced an array of new additions to its medium format camera product line including the X1D II 50C camera, the XCD 3,5-4,5/35-75 zoom lens and Phocus Mobile 2 software. Hasselblad also revealed development details on the upcoming CFV II 50C digital back and 907X camera body.

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  |  Jun 06, 2019  |  0 comments

Tamron unveiled the new the SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) for full-frame DSLR cameras this morning. The new fixed focal length "prime lens," which was announced as under development in February, is designed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Tamron's SP Series lenses.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 08, 2019  |  0 comments

Canon announced its latest lens for the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system: the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM standard prime lens.

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.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 30, 2019  |  0 comments

There's more to shooting landscapes than wide-angle lenses. In fact, wide-angles are often less effective when shooting vast landscapes because they simply capture too much of the scene. If you want to photograph landscapes with interesting composition and impact, try a telephoto lens, according to photographer Mads Peter Iverson.

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