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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Tamron just released their new 150-500mm f/5-6.7 zoom and we received one of the first samples for review. Where would you take such a lens? We went to the NJ Audubon Center, a Somerset Patriots baseball game (they’re the NY Yankees’ Double-A minor league farm team), a nearby nature preserve and the patch of bee-attractant flowers in my back yard. Here’s our review and lots of pictures from these four venues.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 01, 2021  |  0 comments

When contemplating the purchase of a new camera, lens, or important accessory, it’s really important to do your research—like reading the reviews we post here. It also helps to get the opinion of professional photographers, and hear what’s selling like hotcakes at retail.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Last month, portrait photographer Anita Sadowska conducted a lens shootout pitting the Canon 35mm F/1.4 vs the Sigma 35mm F/1.4 vs the Tamron 35mm F/1.4. The comparison test went down to the wire with the Tamron doing well considering its affordable price and the Canon succeeding for overall image quality.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 29, 2021  |  0 comments

Does size matter in boudoir photography? Well, that depends but when it comes to lens choices, it's a very interesting question, according to boudoir pro Yuliya Panchenko.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers turn to wide-angle lenses when shooting landscape photos. But every so often, depending upon the situation, it makes more sense to pull out the big guns. And if you’re new to telephoto nature photography, it’s easy to make mistakes that can spoil an otherwise great shot.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographers never get tired of debating the qualities of zoom lenses vs prime lenses for shooting portraits. There are proponents of both camps and there's really no right answer (it's ultimately a matter of preference) but it's a fun optical debate, nonetheless.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Don't be afraid of the dark. That's the message from pro photographer Jessica Sterling who shares her low light photo hacks to help you shoot crisp images in dim conditions.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Sparkling nighttime skies offer a great opportunity for capturing eye-popping images, but many photographers shy away from astrophotography because they think special gear and complicated techniques are required to do it right. If that sounds like you, the straightforward tutorial below will likely change your mind.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers turn to wide-angle lenses when shooting landscape images. But as you’ll see in this quick tutorial, there are times when a longer focal length will deliver superior results.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Camera lens shootouts are always fun especially when comparing a popular focal length and aperture. It's even more fun when they're led by swimsuit photographer Anita Sadowska and she's photographing a beautiful model on the beach.

Henry Anderson  |  May 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Yesterday we shared a lens shootout with you where a photographer compared capturing portraits with a 35mm lens vs an 85mm lens. If you decided that an 85mm is preferable to your shooting style, here's a great tutorial on how to get the most out of shooting portraits with that prime lens.

Henry Anderson  |  May 25, 2021  |  0 comments

What is the best lens for portrait photography? This is a debate that has raged through the ages amongst photographers. There are quite a few focal lengths and apertures that are the favorites for shooting portraits, but many photographers agree that prime lenses are the way to go.

Ron Leach  |  May 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Spring is in full bloom, with summer barely a month away, and it’s time to pull out the macro lens, brush up on your technique, and start thinking about close-up

Henry Anderson  |  May 12, 2021  |  0 comments

The Canon RF 50mm F/1.2L USM lens retails for about $2200 while the RF 50mm F/1.8 STM lens sells for just $200. So, what's the difference between these two 50mm lenses aside from about $2K? A lot, according to Jay P Morgan of the Slanted Lens who pits the two optics against each other in a head-to-head shootout in the video below.

Deborah Sandidge  |  May 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Before I answer the question above, a few words about the kinds of pictures I like to take. Simply, they are pictures that are different—different from what others might be shooting at a particular location, even different from what I might have shot at that location the last time I visited.

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