Cheap Photo: New Fujifilm Savings Close Out July Deals

Fujifilm has announced a new batch of savings available to those of you who are looking to get into the X-Series as well as those of you already in the X-Series looking to expand your current kit loadout. These are some great savings on some of Fujifilm’s most popular last generation cameras and lenses, so this is a deal list you should check out if you have any interest in Fuji products at all.

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Sample Images: Rokinon 35mm f2.8 for Sony Full Frame E-Mount

We’ve spent some time with the new Rokinon 35mm f2.8 for Sony E mount cameras and are liking it in many ways.Rokinon’s glass has long been underrated in the industry and they’re somewhat overshadowed by the likes of Sigma, Tamron and Zeiss. But when it comes down to it all, they’re fantastic lens makers. Perhaps a part of it has to do with the fact that many Rokinon lenses don’t have autofocus. But Rokinon is starting to fix that. For example, the Rokinon 35mm f2.8 is made for Sony full frame E mount cameras and is designed to be small, sharp, and have autofocus. It’s significantly more affordable than the Sony version but it lacks any sort of weather resistance.

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The New Motorola Moto Z Force Sports Dual Rear Cameras, One Black and White

Today, Motorola is working to reinvent themselves as a company and to start the initiative, they’re launching the new Motorola Moto Z Force phone with compatibility for the Moto Mods that are apparently making the phones so popular. Key to the photography audience is the fact that Motorola is touting dual rear cameras on the back of the phone–one that has black and white capabilities and the other has color. There’s a flash below it.

Then on the front, there is a special CCT flash (which isn’t actually a flash at all but instead a really comparatively weak LED lamp) that analyzes the white balance of the area that you’re in and matches it accordingly to give you a more color neutral image. Additionally they’re really promoting the depth of field effects–which are simulated. From the examples we saw during the presentation, they don’t truly look that great. But we’re going to need to do independent testing to verify this.

More details are after the jump.

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Could The Nikon D850 Have 8K Timelapse, Sony a7r II’s Sensor?

With last night’s announcement of the new Nikon D850, the only thing that we possibly know about it is that the camera will apparently have an 8k timelapse mode. But if history is going to repeat itself, we may see something that Nikon has done before–use Sony’s Sensors. The Nikon D850 is said to be a high resolution, high performance DSLR. And when I see that, I think about the Sony a99 II in some ways. Considering that Nikon has been using Sony sensors for a while now for many of their cameras, it would make sense that that’s what we’re going to see.

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Vintage Film Camera Review: Pentacon Six TL (6×6 Square Format)

There are only a few cameras that have been coined “an SLR on steroids” in the medium format camera world, and one of those is the Pentacon Six TL. The Pentacon Six TL is a medium format SLR camera similar in style to its more famous rival the Pentax 67. It doesn’t use interchangeable backs but instead opts for one of the quirkiest ways of loading a camera perhaps ever. Shooting square format 6×6 images, it’s also prone to problems like frame overlap unless you’re careful. Though if you can work with its quirks, you’ll have yourself a solid SLR camera that is reliable otherwise.

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The Basics: Choosing Your First Good Zoom Lens for Your Camera

In the past couple of years, photographers have finally been able to pick up their first good zoom lens. By that we mean lower end zoom lenses have become much better at delivering high quality photos. For years, photographers turned to higher end zooms and prime lenses for good quality optics. When you combine these new zoom lenses with high quality sensors though, you’re able to create photos that really stand out to you and others around you.

So we’re going to take a closer look at how you determine what your first zoom lens should be.

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How To Choose Your First Good Point and Shoot Camera

Point and Shoot cameras, once a staple of the middle-class family, has now largely been replaced with high-quality smartphone-based cameras. But there is still a good portion of the population who likes to have a standalone camera in their bag for when the smartphone doesn’t cut it, and those situations do exist. Smartphones aren’t nearly as versatile as a point and shoot camera with a zoom lens, nor do they offer the image quality or low light performance of a fixed prime lens compact point and shoot. But some of you may be asking yourselves how to choose your first good point and shoot camera? That is what we are here to answer for you today.

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This Underwater 8×10 Camera System Will Only Cost You $5,800

All images used courtesy of the eBay listing

To add a bit of extra sparkle to your photographic hobby, consider channelling your inner 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and picking up this Underwater 8×10 camera system off of eBay. Yes, that’s right–you’d be shooting 8×10 film sheets under water. Pretty crazy, right? When you think of film cameras and going underwater, it isn’t unusual for the Nikonos to come up or even the Fujifilm underwater disposable cameras. But it isn’t every day that you consider something above medium format.

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