The 5 Best Lenses of 2021 (So Far)

2021 has been a bright year when it comes to new lenses for professional photographers
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Optically speaking, 2021 has been a bright year when it comes to new lenses for professional photographers. Just as we’ve seen some impressive new pro camera bodies being released, lens manufacturers continue to grind out exciting new glass for photographers. The difference this year from years past is that the five new lenses we’ve chosen... Read more

The Best Gear for Event Photography: 10 Favorites

Event pro Jeff Cable picks his must-have equipment for shooting events
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Jeff Cable is a master of event photography whether he’s shooting a Bar Mitzvah or the Olympic games. A photographer for Team USA, he’s captured the last six Olympics in Beijing, Vancouver, London, Sochi, Rio de Janeiro, and PyeongChang. Cable also covers events, including weddings, closer to home in the Saratoga, California-region where... Read more

The Top 5 New Photo Accessories of Early 2021

Camera bags, tripods, and flash drives, oh my!
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Photographers never seem to have enough photo accessories, which is probably why manufacturers keep making them. Last year I put together a comprehensive guide to the best photo accessories you can buy and, wouldn’t you know it, 2021 has already brought more cool new stuff to add to your photography arsenal. Below are my picks for the top five... Read more
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The 5 Best Cameras of 2021 (So Far)

The year has gotten off to a great start when it comes to photo gear
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2021 is only a few months old but things are already looking better, especially from a photo gear perspective. Several major new cameras have been introduced and each one has the potential to be game changer in the photo industry.   Interestingly, most of the new cameras unveiled, so far, in 2021 have been aimed at professional photographers. This... Read more

Check Out These Impressive First Photos Captured with the 50MP Sony Alpha a1 Camera

Full resolution test photos from Sony's new flagship camera
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It’s been just over a month since Sony unveiled its new flagship full framer, the Sony Alpha a1, and our sister site, Imaging Resource (IR) has just posted a large collection of full resolution images captured with this mirrorless camera to give you an idea of its image quality. IR’s test photos from the Sony Alpha a1 include shots captured... Read more

The 5 Best Beauty Dishes for Photography 2021

Beauty is in the eye of these studio reflectors
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They’re ubiquitous tools for studio lighting but how often do photographers stop to consider beauty dishes? We’re guessing pretty rarely, which is strange since beauty dishes are downright indispensable lighting accessories for portrait and fashion photography. Serious pros don’t skimp on their cameras or lenses so why buy a cheap... Read more

Hands-on First Look Review of the 102MP Fujifilm GFX 100S Camera

An early test drive of Fujifilm's surprisingly portable and affordable medium format camera
Hands-on photo of the Fujifilm GFX100S
Our friends at Imaging Resource, which is Digital Photo Pro’s sister site, were among the first few journalists to get their hands on the highly anticipated new Fujifilm GFX 100S and they came away impressed. In an extensive first look review of the forthcoming 102MP medium format camera, Imaging Resource Reviews Editor Jeremy Gray calls the Fujifilm... Read more

8 Great Strobe Flash and LED Continuous Lights for Studio Photography

We pick our favorite lighting gear in a variety of pricepoints for shooting photos or video
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Two of the most popular lighting choices for studio photography these days are strobe (flash) lighting and LED continuous lights. While there’s some debate as to which is better for studio shoots – we discuss the pros and cons of each lighting system in a companion post – there are plenty of quality strobe and LED products out there right... Read more

Pro Lenses

There’s no substitute for great glass. Here are noteworthy new lenses introduced this year, from wide to super-telephoto.
Despite what has been a challenging year for everyone around the globe, lens makers have managed to introduce some tremendous pro lenses—particularly for the growing ranks of full-frame mirrorless cameras. The following selection of new lenses for 2020 includes features such as fast apertures, impressive image stabilization and fantastically sharp,... Read more

Key Photography Accessories

Photo essentials from tripods to cases and tech extras to help you up your game
They’re the unsung heroes of your photography gear collection. They’re your dependable workhorses, your trusted friends when you head out for a shoot. They hold your precious photography cargo and lend support to your cameras and lenses when they need it most. They’re steady, reliable, always at your side, and ready to stand up for... Read more