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Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2024  |  0 comments

Many photographers shoot with vintage lenses on their modern mirrorless cameras (using an affordable adapter) for a number of reasons. Old glass tends to be far less expensive than modern counterparts, and build quality is often superior to today's plastic wonders.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2024  |  0 comments

The April 8 total solar eclipse is just around the corner and many people across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are excited about this spectacular event. Here's an extremely important warning worthy of careful consideration—whether you plan to photograph the eclipse or just marvel at the celestial beauty with your eyes.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 25, 2024  |  0 comments

Emerging directly from the "Why didn't I think of that?" category, legendary filter manufacturer and distributor of popular photo accessories Tiffen just announced an inexpensive adapter that allows users to mount 58mm filters on Apple 14- and 15-series iPhones. Leveraging Apple's MagSafe Technology, the new adapter expands creative opportunities for high-end smartphone users.

Shutterbug's new Choosing Wisely series aims to deliver concise, summarized information about products we think you'll like. Here's how Choosing Wisely evaluates the Tiffen Smartphone 58mm Filter Mount. (Spoiler alert: it's brilliant.)

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 21, 2024  |  0 comments

A tripod is the only accessory that makes every image sharper. Premium British tripod manufacturer 3 Legged Thing just introduced accessories that greatly expand tripod applications for all content creators: the 3 Legged Thing Ultra Plates. There's also an accessory for these new accessories: The Thingy.

3 Legged Thing Ultra Plates (and the chance to score a Thingy) are being offered on Kickstarter NOW. Backers who pledge within the first 48 hours receive bonus discounts.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2024  |  0 comments

Experienced portrait photographers often shoot outdoors with natural light when conditions are right for soft, even illumination. Other shooters, on the other hand, avoid supplemental light at all costs because of a misconception that the technique is too difficult to master.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Maniacal about making backup copies of photos and video footage like I am? Then this baby is for you. When set to RAID 1, the SanDisk Professional G-RAID MIRROR drive automatically duplicates data onto a second built-in drive as it's stored to provide worry-free data redundancy.

Our new Choosing Wisely series aims to deliver concise, summarized information about products we think you'll like. You can read what Choosing Wisely wrote about the SanDisk Professional G-RAID MIRROR external hard drive here.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 01, 2024  |  0 comments

How often is lens cleaning necessary? What's the safest and most effective way to do it? What materials are best?

 

What you don't know can hurt you. What you read here can also be successfully applied to your eyeglasses, smartphone, Apple Watch and more.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 22, 2024  |  0 comments

OWC has expanded their end-to-end ecosystem of professional storage solutions by adding three new items of vital interest to content creators, moviemakers and photographers in general. Their latest innovation is their Atlas USB4 CFexpress Type B 4.0 Memory Card Reader. Here's the total rundown. If you want to speed up your workflow and improve data safekeeping, you need to read this.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 20, 2024  |  0 comments

One filter that's in the bag of every experienced outdoor photographer is the versatile polarizer. Unfortunately, there's a lot of misinformation out there about the best way to use this affordable tool, and today's tutorial from Photo Masters clears up all the confusion in barely 12 minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 12, 2024  |  0 comments

Properly maintaining photo gear is an essential "habit" if you want to prolong the life of your equipment and receive reliable performance. In the important tutorial below you'll learn the do's and don'ts for accomplishing this quickly and safely.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 07, 2024  |  0 comments

Gear wraps, those flexible, soft squares of protection we use to cushion our cameras and lenses, are pretty much all the same, right? Wrong. Although they're all used for the same purpose (more or less), each brand has its own unique characteristics. Today we look at four wraps, each of which can be crowned king of its category.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 26, 2024  |  0 comments

Tiffen recently introduced the Domke Sling Bag and Tech Pouch, two carry solutions optimized for pros and enthusiasts. Their designs are based on input from content creators and photographers, and "…every element was designed with a specific reason to give them a better product" as per Tiffen COO Andrew Tiffen.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 29, 2023  |  0 comments

When photographers talk "resolution" they usually measure it in megapixels. Today we're talking about a different sort of resolution, the kind that involves goals, intentions and idealized plans. Whether or not we follow our resolutions is irrelevant in my mind. Outlining a carefully considered course of action for 2024 and exploring new photography options are what it's really all about.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 22, 2023  |  0 comments

You don't have to be a prepper to take precautions against foul weather. Photographers have special needs when Nature is on the warpath. Here's a 10-point equipment checklist that may save your bacon when the forecast calls for imminent disaster.

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