Is Back-Button Focus Becoming an Outdated Photography Technique?


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As camera technology continues to progress, the way in which we operate them is changing as well. Photographers should always use the most familiar and effective technique to get the shot, and to that end I want to be clear about the purpose of this article: I’m not trying to convince anyone to blindly stop using back-button focus.

This article is a check-up on the back-button focus technique as it relates to the cameras of today and moving forward into the future. For me, this resulted in a realization that the use of the back-button focus technique was no longer

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Adapting Wildlife Lenses: Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Review on a Sony Camera


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Adapting Wildlife Lenses: Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Review on a Sony Camera

A little over a year ago and after much success with their 150-600mm lenses, Sigma began selling an ultra-zoom 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens offered in Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sigma SA mounts. I went with option D and adapted it to Sony FE.

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Sony Lens Recommendations for Sports Photographers


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Sony Lens Recommendations for Sports Photographers

Whether you’re making the switch or just starting out with the Sony Alpha mirrorless system, sports photographers will want to watch this video that examines which lenses are worth your while to kit up with.

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Bird Photographer’s Field Review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X


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Bird Photographer’s Field Review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Intimate bird photography has usually been made possible by using some seriously hefty lenses paired with large pro DSLR camera bodies. Can a Micro Four Thirds system really be just as effective while physically being much smaller and easier to carry?

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The Case for Manual Mode in Bird Photography


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The Case for Manual Mode in Bird Photography

Cameras these days are smarter than ever, so why go full manual for bird photography?

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Topaz Studio 2 Released With Non-Destructive Layer Editing, Improved Masking and Creative Filters


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Topaz Studio 2 Released With Non-Destructive Layer Editing, Improved Masking and Creative Filters

There’s a new layer-based editor in town. Topaz Studio 2 has officially launched and brings major changes to the image editing and effects software.

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Perfect Autofocus for Wildlife in Difficult Shooting Environments


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Perfect Autofocus for Wildlife in Difficult Shooting Environments

In his latest video, wildlife photographer and educator Steve Perry talks about specific autofocus problems to be aware of in the field that could prevent you from getting sharp images.

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Sony Announces RX100 VII Pocket Camera With Pro-Level Features


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Sony Announces RX100 VII Pocket Camera With Pro-Level Features

If you liked the sports-oriented Alpha 9, Sony has a new pocket camera they sure want to sell you.

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Fstoppers Hands-On First Impressions of the Sony a7R IV


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Fstoppers Hands-On First Impressions of the Sony a7R IV

Last week, Sony surprised us all when they announced their latest a7R mirrorless camera. I had the chance to use the new a7R IV shooting a number of different portrait studio sets at the launch event, and in this first-impressions review I offer my opinions on its updated body design and performance.

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Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Announced, Ships Early Next Month


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Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Announced, Ships Early Next Month

Today, Sony has added the much-anticipated FE 35mm f/1.8 to their collection of mid-priced prime lenses.

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Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM Officially Announced


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Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM Officially Announced

First teased earlier this year along with five other RF lenses in development at that time, the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens has now been officially announced with more details and will start shipping next month.

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Canon PowerShot G5 X II and G7 X III Compact Cameras Announced


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Canon PowerShot G5 X II and G7 X III Compact Cameras Announced

Canon has just announced updated models to their popular PowerShot G5 X and G7 X series cameras. While the G5 X II receives refinement through a slimmed down body and enhanced capabilities, the G7 X III takes aim at being the best camera for vlogging.

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July 4th Limited Time Deals From B&H Photo: Cameras, Computers, and More


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July 4th Limited Time Deals From B&H Photo: Cameras, Computers, and More

Get your summer started with new and updated gear on sale now from B&H Photo.

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‘Ask Me Anything’ With Architectural Photographer Mike Kelley


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‘Ask Me Anything’ With Architectural Photographer Mike Kelley

Architectural photographer and Fstoppers alumni Mike Kelley recently did an AMA (ask me anything) over on Reddit that’s easily worth checking out.

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How to Create Realistic Bokeh In Photoshop


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How to Create Realistic Bokeh In Photoshop

There are a variety of valid reasons you may need to enhance the out of focus blur in Adobe Photoshop. Whether it’s a limitation of your equipment, limitation of the shooting environment, or you just want to make a creative change, this tutorial shows you the trick to making fake bokeh look great.

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The Stunning Images of Formula 1 and How the Pros Do It


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The Stunning Images of Formula 1 and How the Pros Do It

Formula 1 photography has every right to be bland; the scope of what can and can’t be done at first seems like it would be limiting and result in the same looking shot of the cars over and over again. The pros that shoot trackside, however, have no intention of fitting into the mold.

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Wildlife Photography: How to Get Closer to Animals


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Wildlife Photography: How to Get Closer to Animals

You aren’t going to get very far as a wildlife photographer if the animals are constantly being scared away before you get into position. Here are some helpful tips on improving your approach.

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Using Shutter Angle for Video and Why It’s Better Than Shutter Speed


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Using Shutter Angle for Video and Why It’s Better Than Shutter Speed

Understanding what a shutter speed is has been with us since the beginning of learning photography. For shooting video, shutter speed gets a little more complicated as it now has a direct relationship with the frame rate to calculate for. Shutter angle is what will make everything simple again.

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How to Make Passive Income in Photography


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How to Make Passive Income in Photography

For a myriad of reasons, it’s always good to have multiple streams of income with photography. Not all of these streams need an equal amount of effort, however, and in this video you can learn five different ways to make a passive income with your camera.

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Oppo Shows Off Smartphone With Front-Facing Camera Under Display, No Notch


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Oppo Shows Off Smartphone With Front-Facing Camera Under Display, No Notch

Has the notch problem been solved? Oppo is showing off a smartphone that places the front-facing selfie camera under the screen.

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