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Dan Havlik  |  Oct 03, 2018  |  1 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert recently broke his Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens and rather than take it to an authorized repair shop, he decided to open it up and see what was broken inside the $2,300 lens. Smart move? Probably not but, luckily for us, he shot a video of the lens teardown, which we have embedded below.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 28, 2018  |  0 comments

After getting to shoot with the 64MP Leica S3, we paid a visit to the Phase One booth at the photokina show in Germany this week where we got a chance to try out the 150MP XF IQ4 medium format camera system. Notice a pattern here?

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Photokina in Cologne, Germany this week has been (largely) about high-end cameras and there’s not much higher-end than what Leica unveiled at the show: the S3 camera. We got some hands-one time with this 64MP medium format monster at photokina and have to say that if there’s one camera we dream about owning someday, this would be it!

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 25, 2018  |  0 comments

Leica, Panasonic and Sigma announced today at the photokina show in Germany that they are forming the “L-Mount Alliance” to try to create a new lens mount standard for full frame mirrorless cameras.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 25, 2018  |  0 comments

Fujifilm made more medium format camera news at the photokina show in Cologne, Germany today, saying it is developing a new flagship model, which will have a 100MP image sensor. 

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 25, 2018  |  0 comments

Fujifilm is trying to prove that big cameras can come in small packages. At the photokina show in Cologne, Germany today, Fujifilm announced the GFX 50R, a 51.4MP medium format digital camera in a relatively compact rangefinder-style mirrorless camera body. The GFX 50R is the followup to Fuji’s GFX 50S, https://www.shutterbug.com/content/hands-impressions-new-fujifilm-gfx-medium-format-mirrorless-camera which was announced at the last photokina show in 2016.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments

You’ve probably noticed that lots of photographers these days are offering Lightroom preset packs. And you’ve probably wondered, how do they create all these awesome Lightroom presets? Even better, how do you create one yourself?

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 14, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s probably happened to you before. You load up the car with your best camera gear and drive to the country to photograph the autumn leaves in peak bloom. But when you get there expecting to capture fiery red and burnt sienna orange on the trees, you discover that most of the best leaves have already fallen to the ground.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Polaroids. Remember Polaroids? They're those wonderful instant film thingies that were a big deal before, ya know, digital photography took over the world, making “instant” photography not so instant anymore.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Canon joined the full frame mirrorless camera market by introducing the new 30.3MP Canon EOS R last night and today we had our first chance to take it for a ride. Shutterbug is one of a select group of U.S. media to attend a special Canon R launch event in Hawaii and we spent the afternoon shooting with a full production Canon R and the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM “kit” lens at set-ups with models in Maui.

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