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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony A7r and Zeiss Otus 55mm f1.4 lens samples (1 of 1)ISO 1001-200 sec at f - 4.0

We’ve reported before on the Sony A7r getting a new update, and Sony Alpha Rumors has more reasons to believe that it’s on its way soon. More than that, they also believes that an update to the A6000 is coming.

The Sony A7r Mk II is said to include better autofocusing, which was our biggest gripe with the A7r. A new processor will also be incorporated to keep high ISO noise performance down according to previous reports. The camera is also said to have the same sensor–which gave out more than enough resolution.

Sony introduced the A7r in late 2013, and since then the A7 has received a refresh. It’s about time that the A7r get it–which it probably needed more than its siblings in the A7 family of cameras.

Kevin-Lee The Phoblographer Nikon D750 Product Images (8 of 14)

Nikon has rebates in place on the D750 and kits. Bundle deals were also extended. There are also lots of specials for NAB.

Also worthy of note:

Canon has just lowered the prices of many of their lenses. You can save up to $800 on Canon lenses.

You know what else is cool? A lot of discounts on mirrorless cameras over at Amazon. And the company has rolled out even more discounts on lenses, DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and bundles.

Plus, the Sony A7 and lenses discounts are still up and you can get $300 off on the 5D Mk II and 6D; or check out Amazon’s top deals in photography. The listings are after the jump.

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EPL6

Announced in 2013, the Olympus EPL6 is only now coming to the US after being available in only Japan and Europe. At a very affordable price of $299, the camera sports a 16MP MOS sensor, TruePic VI engine, a 3 inch 614k dot LCD, 35 AF points, 3 axis in-body IS and a timelapse mode. The camera is positioned below the EP5, EPL7 and the OMD EM10; which both have many more features than the EPL6.

The camera doesn’t have WiFi built in but in Europe and Asia the camera came with a WiFi SD card. According to B&H’s listing, that isn’t included in the box.

At the price point, it’s a great camera for someone looking to get into interchangeable lens cameras.

julius motal the phoblographer iso 400 rinzi ruiz 07

In this episode of ISO 400, we hear from Rinzi Ruiz, a street and wedding photographer based in Los Angeles. Towards the of 2011, Ruiz was laid off a job he had for 10 years, and this gave him time to focus on his photography. He found his zen in street photography on the streets of Los Angeles. His high contrast monochrome images are deeply meditative, and they have excellent lighting.

He became known for a blog called Street Zen, in which he posts images he makes on the street. More of his work can be found on his website and his Instagram.

A selection of his work and the episode can be seen after the break.

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Chris Gampat the phoblographer photo plus expo 2010 leica sample photos (2 of 9)

We hope you’ve got deep pockets…

Well, to be honest, we don’t expect anyone to be able to purchase a lens like the ones listed here in this post. But you should know that they number amongst the most expensive ever made and sold right now. We’re sure that in the right hands, they’ll take the greatest images that you may ever see, but some of them are for very special use.

Here’s our curated list of the most expensive camera lenses.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony A99 Aquarium photos and landscapes edited (5 of 15)ISO 50

Hey folks,

As the site continues to evolve and April is wrapping up, we’re moving from the Analog/film medium over to featuring/interviewing/working with landscape and adventure photography in the month of May. But we’re not looking for any ordinary landscapes or adventure work, we want to see only your very best. Alternatively, we can probably work with you if you pitch a tutorial of some sort related to landscape photography or adventure photography. We’re mostly interested in photo projects for the adventure genre, but for landscapes we just want our jaws to drop when looking at your images.

Overall though, we want to work with photographers. Even though we’re a site that loves gear, we’ve never thought that it was paramount and we want to work with photographers that put their creative vision and business savvy first. As always, that doesn’t mean that we won’t work with enthusiasts though.

So how do you pitch it us?

– Shoot us an email at editors[at]thephoblographer[dot]com.

– Tell us about yourself as a photographer. We want to know the who, what, when, where, how and why. Emails not explaining these things will most likely be sent to the wayside.

– Show us websites of yours.

– Tell us why the readers want to see your work., or why your project is really cool.

Julius and I will review all of your submissions, talk it over, and get back to you based on the volume of emails. Don’t let this discourage you, we’re both very cool cats; just busy. And if you have a photo that makes great use of lighting, submit it for our Creating the Photograph series. This series is all about artificial lighting and pretty much nothing else; so it needs to be crafty.

Thanks folks!

Sincerely,

Chris Gampat

Editor in Chief