Dan Havlik

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Dan Havlik  |  Nov 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Of all the major camera manufacturers, Canon is typically viewed as the most conservative and the most traditional. It’s also been, arguably, the most successful.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Talk about a close encounter! What would you do if this happened you?

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 19, 2018  |  1 comments

Cheryl Dunn’s excellent 2013 documentary about street photography, “Everybody Street,” has been available for rent (or as a purchasable download) on Vimeo for several years now but few know that you can also watch it for free on YouTube. The movie is available on FilmRise Features’ YouTube channel and we have embedded it below.

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.

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.”

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 06, 2018  |  0 comments

If your eyes have glazed over by the countless videos out there comparing the latest smartphone cameras to real cameras, you’re not alone. The tipping point for photographer Evan Ranft was a video he saw comparing a Google Pixel smarthphone’s camera to a Hasselblad medium format camera.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Maybe it’s because our beloved Maine Coon cat named Rufus passed away this year, but I can’t get enough of the Lotus the Main Coon Intagram page, which features photos of a giant floofy feline. Our Maine Coon was a classic gray but Lotus, as you can see below, is a lovely mix of white and orange.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a cool Lightroom trick for when you want to capture a wide-angle or even ultra-wide angle scene but don’t have a wide-angle lens. In the below video, photographer and YouTuber Chris Hau shows you how to go from narrow to wide in just a few simple steps.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 25, 2018  |  1 comments

Zeiss made a big splash at the photokina show in Cologne, Germany last month when it announced the Zeiss ZX1, a compact camera with a Zeiss-designed, 37.4MP full-frame sensor. Today at the PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City, Zeiss officially took the wraps off the camera by displaying prototypes of the ZX1 for the first time.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 18, 2018  |  0 comments

Dynamic range is, undoubtedly, a term you’ve heard a lot of when talking about photography. In fact, quite a few camera manufacturers these days are touting their latest model’s “impressive dynamic range” as a big selling point, oftentimes over such previously “important” specs as megapixels and resolution.

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