Cheap Photo: Panasonic Deals For The Micro Four Thirds Lover

Panasonic announced their GH5. and so that means some good deals are to be had on the GH4: still a great camera by all accounts. But we aren’t featuring just one Panasonic deal. The GH4 is great, but we also have some savings on the FZ1000, GX8, and some lenses as well. If you are a Micro Four Thirds photographer then you should take a look at these.

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Luminous Landscape Speculates DJI Bought Hasselblad

It’d be pretty insane for any of us to believe that a Chinese company purchased the aging and historical Hasselblad, but according to Kevin Raber over at Luminous Landscape, it seems to be the case. Indeed, DJI has been a minority shareholder for a while now and Hasselblad hasn’t been doing so great. But when the X-1D was announced, it seemed like things would change.

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Great Photo Accessories To Spend That $25 Giftcard on!

We hope that everyone who celebrates it had a wonderful Christmas holiday this weekend! No doubt many of you got some small $15-$20-$25 giftcards for the occasion and are now wondering what to spend your gift card on. It is true, in the photography world a $25 figure will not get you much, but there are some needed and important things you can still get for the $25 giftcard from your great aunt Verna.  Here are some of our picks:

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Xpert Advice: Telling More Effective Stories Through Depth of Field

One of the most effective ways to tell stories in your images is to use depth of field. It’s a cinematic technique filmmakers have been using for years and years. The fundamental way story telling has worked is by having very specific things in focus for the viewer to pay attention to. This isn’t only a cinematic technique though, it’s also one that photographers have been using for years. It goes all the way back to the film days when photographers were using Fujifilm Astia, Velvia, Acros and other emulsions to tell their stories.

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Three Kits: Wedding Photography With The Fujifilm X-Series

Now that it is the winter and Wedding photographers are in their off-season across much of the northern hemisphere, many are taking stock of their current kits. This is the time to look at what else is on the market, look into buying new gear, and trying out the latest technological achievements. Fujifilm made big waves in 2016 with the X-Pro2 and X-T2 making the X-Series a system that many wedding professionals or semi-professionals could be considering as they decide if their current kit can get them through another season.

Today we wanted to take a look at the X-Series from a wedding photography perspective. What cameras and lenses should be considered for the wedding professional looking to build out the ultimate wedding kit with Fujifilm? Well, that is a subjective question, but here are our picks.

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Lens Comparison Review: Fujifilm 23mm f2 R WR vs Fujifilm 23mm f1.4 R

Lots of photographers that invest into the Fujifilm camera system have been wondering whether they should go for the new 23mm f2 R WR lens or the 23mm f1.4 R lens. Indeed, it can be confusing. Of course, there are more obvious differences: the size, weather sealing, autofocus speed, etc. But then there are some differences that aren’t so obvious.

I personally own the 24mm f1.4 R, and Anthony owns the 23mm f2. So we’ve compared the two for you folks.

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Review: Vinta S Series Backpack Camera Bag

More and more, I’ve been leaning away from messenger bags and towards backpacks. No one has really gotten what I want perfectly, but some are close. When you consider what Vinta makes, the Vinta S series of backpacks seem very much in line with what lots of photographers would want. They’re stylish, minimal, low profile, and able to carry a fair amount of gear if you’re a mirrorless camera user. The company markets it to being used by outdoor and landscape photographers very often. But in real life use, it seems to be better for city trekkers.

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Gifts Ideas for the Polaroid Photo Fanatic

Instant film has had a sort of reemergence with the ever growing popularity of Fujifilm‘s Instax cameras, and Impossible Project’s various cameras and instant films. There are a lot of new converts to the instant film phenomenon, but there are also plenty of old timers who came up with polaroids and that classic instant film.

Today we are taking a look at six great gifts for the instant film fanatic,l: everything from film to cameras. So let’s get started!

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