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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 06, 2019  |  0 comments

Sigma just announced the launch of the new 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Zoom lens for full frame mirrorless cameras. The new Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN lens will be available in Sony E-mount and L-mount formats when it goes on sale in mid-November 2019.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 04, 2019  |  2 comments

Lens comparison shootouts are always a lot of fun especially when they're primes and it's a portrait session. In the below video, photographer Jessica Kobeissi pits a 50mm F/1.2 lens against an 85mm F/1.4 lens while photographing a model using the same settings and the same locations.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 23, 2019  |  0 comments

What is the best lens for portrait photography? It's an eternal question for photographers and one that Matt Granger tries to answer in the below video where he compares shooting portraits with an 85mm lens vs a 105mm lens vs a 70-200mm lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Kenko Tokina just announced the new Tokina ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF super wide-angle zoom lens for crop-sensor DSLR cameras from Nikon and Canon. According to Kenko Tokina, this new lens is designed for photographers who specialize in landscape, architecture, documentary, environmental portraits, and night sky imagery.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon followed up its budget camera announcement this morning with a new lens designed more for the 1%. The company officially took the wraps off the Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens, which is the fastest Nikkor lens to date and one of its most expensive primes in history.

Jason Schneider  |  Oct 09, 2019  |  0 comments

Prime lenses, unlike zooms, provide only a single fixed focal length. Despite that limitation prime lenses can be versatile, proficient picture takers that are smaller and lighter than comparable zooms and often deliver superior image quality along with wider apertures.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 26, 2019  |  0 comments

It's another one of those age-old questions for photographers: what's better for photographing wildlife, zoom lenses or prime lenses? In the below video, photographers Tony and Chelsea Northrup put both zooms and primes to the test while weighing the pros and cons of each.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 24, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits with a telephoto lens can be a very good idea. Long lenses help you isolate a subject by providing attractive compression while producing beautiful background blur, aka bokeh. But how long is too long of a lens to shoot a portrait with?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 19, 2019  |  0 comments

This lens has me going in circles. I spent weeks looking for a well-rounded person to photograph. Every image I captured was pointless. Okay—enough of the circle jokes. Time to get a round to the review.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Do you like long exposure photography? Have you ever wondered what the best lens is for capturing long exposure shots? Well, long expo shooter Attilio Ruffo has answer based on his vast experience capturing long exposure images.

Jason Schneider  |  Sep 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Newsflash! So-called entry-level DSLRs are no longer stripped-down models built to fit a bargain-basement price point. In fact, many budget DSLRs these days let you enter at a higher level photographically while not putting a dent in your wallet. The following are our choices for the five best DSLR kits (including lenses) for $750 or less.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 16, 2019  |  0 comments

Portrait lenses come in all shapes and sizes but some particular focal lengths, many photographers would argue, are better than others. In the below video, 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 05, 2019  |  0 comments

Fisheye lenses abound, and many are priced under $199. Products like the Meike 6.5mm f/2 ($129) and 7artisans Photoelectric 7.5mm f/2.8 ($139) plus offerings from Bauer, Rokinon, Opteka, Samyang, Venus and some camera manufacturers are very affordable, exciting and—by and large—pretty damn sharp. But using one effectively can be tricky. Here’s what extensive hands-on practice has taught me so far.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 05, 2019  |  0 comments

In terms of the arsenal of lenses typically used by a landscape photographer, a 24-105mm would not seem to rate highly. Photographer Mads Peter Iversen, however, disagrees, arguing in the below video that a 24-105mm zoom lens is a "must own" piece of gear for landscape shooters.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon continues to add to its Nikkor S-Line of lenses for its Z-series, full frame mirrorless cameras with the just announced new Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S wide-angle prime lens.

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