Can One Camera System Truly Do it All for Photographers?

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Obviously, all camera systems these days have become very mature and capable of doing almost everything that a photographer needs or wants. They’re all good and can help image makers in many ways. Working photographers these days need to be able to do a variety of things though not including just photography, but also things like video. Some photographers need to have access to a fully working flash system and find features like WiFi integration to be critical. Plus, they need tough gear that can take abuse in rough weather and do most of what they need to get done easily.

Considering that we’ve used every camera system, we’ve put together an analysis.

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The Camera: Society’s Latest Addition to the Luxury Product Lineup

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Have you noticed that cameras and lenses these days are becoming more and more pricey? Well, the good ones are at least…

And that every phone manufacturer is trying to create a camera that can take the place of your DSLR or mirrorless camera in some way? If it isn’t with just RAW files it’s with the depth of field effect. It’s kind of crazy, right? But in many ways, it makes sense. The camera is becoming more and more of a luxury item. It’s no longer (and hasn’t been for a while) an item that everyone needs to have. Instead, people use their phones not only because the image quality isn’t too bad, but people have simply just lowered their standards in some ways.

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Essentials: The Compact Medium Format Film Photographer

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Essentials is a series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be substituted, but these are what we personally recommend.

When you think about most medium format cameras out there, it’s often possible for people to consider the fact that they’re all really large. Granted, the newer digital cameras are changing that, but most of the medium format film cameras have always been very large. The exceptions were the rangefinders. Indeed, some of these are very expensive, but others are pretty affordable overall. And if you’re looking to keep your kit compact overall, then know that it’s pretty simple to do.

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Understanding the Fujifilm GFX 50S and the Medium Format Mentality

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It’s no secret: lots of photographers are drooling over the idea of shooting with the Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format camera. The idea of owning something bigger than full frame 35mm (though not even the size of true digital 645) is something that is bound to attract a whole lot of photographers. Then consider the fact that everyone and their mother is a photographer these days. Everyone will want a medium format camera because they’re becoming more and more affordable. Though for what it’s worth, I’m very positive that not everyone understands medium format.

In fact, you may honestly want to stick with 35mm, APS-C, or even Four Thirds.

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Should You Take That Street Photograph? A Discussion on Ethics and Social Norms

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You, yes you, are a banana. For today, and only on this day, you have chosen to go about your business dressed up as a banana. You’re going to brunch, doing your laundry, hanging out with friends, commuting, etc. But the entire time, you’ve chosen to do so while dressed as a banana. Out of the blue, someone decides to come take your picture in public without asking you for permission. You get angry. You tell them to stop taking pictures of you and to leave you in peace, totally alone to enjoy your ripening process.

But does that person have to right legally and ethically to take your photo?

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The Fujifilm X-A10 Becomes Official; Targets the Selfie Crowd

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Update: it’s live on the US’s site now too.

There have been lots of rumors on the web about whether or not the Fujifilm X-A10 would be a real thing, and it appears that they were right. This morning, the company announced their newest addition to their X series lineup of cameras that stuffs a 16.3MP APS-C sensor at the heart, though it isn’t clear if it’s an X Trans sensor or not though we’re positive that it isn’t. This is due to the fact that Fujifilm is billing the new X-A10 as a first ILC for consumers.

The Fujifilm X-A10 has a slide and tilt LCD screen that they state is for self-portraits because, you know, that’s exactly what the world needs. For this reason, the company shaped the grip to be ergonomic for both selfie use and what we’d otherwise call normal.

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The Cokin RIVIERA Classic Emulates the Look and Feel of Vintage Tripods

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It’s been years and years since we’ve seen any true major innovation in tripods. But Cokin is doing it: the Cokin Riviera is a tripod designed to look, feel and function like vintage tripods. We’re not talking 1970s: but try 1800s. With that said, it incorporates wood and leather into the design.

True to the classic vintage design, Cokin is incorporating wooden knobs, metal dials, and is overall meant to work in conjunction with lots of the vintage/retro designed cameras of today. The wood is Ikoro and the handle (which is made from said wood) is crafted in France. The wood joins knurled aluminum and brushed aluminum for the design and leather to create the tripod. All of these go into the head, which Cokin describes as multi-action with a 360° plate

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The Best Photography and Cameras Deals for Cyber Monday 2016

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If you click any link today on the search for Cyber Monday Deals, this is only one that should truly matter.

We all known that Cyber Monday is the better shopping day because you can take care of it all in your pajamas! Many deals from Black Friday have been extended, and you can find those below, but we also have some new savings for you to enjoy so make sure and check out today’s listing.  Continue reading…