Photokina Announcements Raise Camera Manufacturers Stocks After Apple iPhone 7 Announcement


When the Apple iPhone 7 was announced, it was clear that Apple was going after the DSLR and mirrorless cameras in an intention to end their industry. The new camera in the Apple iPhone 7 Plus is said to use a telephoto (though it’s actually a normal) lens and a wide angle to create an image with a blurred background. Apple states that this simulates the same effect of a larger sensor.

Because the world generally doesn’t know any better or understand the importance of ergonomics, lens options, the use of effective off-camera lighting, etc. the headlines of many a tech publication were discussing the death of traditional cameras. As a result, stocks went down. But after Photokina, things seemed to go back up–until we all realized that everyone was making development announcements due to recent earthquakes and natural disasters.

So here’s how the camera companies are doing after Photokina.

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Sigma Warns of Canon 5D Mark IV Compatibility Issues

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sigma 20mm f1.4 Review product images (2 of 7)ISO 4001-160 sec

It is just a hazard of using third-party lenses in today’s camera market – there are bound to be compatibility issues from time to time, and lately Sigma and Canon have not been playing nicely (though this has greatly improved over the years). Sigma today released a memo noting some compatibility issues with Canon’s latest release, the 5D Mark IV, and also noted some other general Canon compatibility issues.  Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: X-T2 Stock Alert, Amazon Has ‘Em

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm X-T2 review initial product images (4 of 12)ISO 2001-450 sec at f - 2.8

Despite initial worries that shipments on some orders could be delayed a month or even more towards the beginning of September, Amazon US now has the Fujifilm X-T2 back in stock.This had been an incredibly popular camera for Fujifilm, at one point (possibly still, I have not checked) ranking higher on Amazon’s popularity rankings than Canon’s new 5D Mark IV.

  1.  Fujifilm X-T2 – $1599 – Get One (Stock is likely to go fast)

Top Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

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The Canon EOS M5: A Mirrorless Camera We Needed From 2 Years Ago


The entire industry has been waiting for the day that Canon (and/or Nikon) would change their mirrorless strategy to fit the market and the wants/needs of photographers. Well, we have the first signs of that happening today with the official announcement of Canon’s EOS M5, their first ‘up market’ mirrorless and in many ways the mirrorless offering we needed from them 2-3 years ago.

Featuring a built-in EVF, dual pixel AF, and a more ‘SLR-like’ design/style, the EOS M5 is a major step in the right direction from Canon in almost every way. The company claims that the EOS M5 will perform, in many respects, as well or better than an 80D in terms of Image Quality and AF performance, which if true, is an incredible improvement over their previous mirrorless offerings. Combine that with other nice additions like WiFi, NFC, and low power Bluetooth connectivity and you can see that Canon is finally bringing us a mirrorless offering that people can honestly consider against the competition.

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Cheap Photo: New Savings From Sigma, Fujifilm, and Sandisk

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm XE2s product images (3 of 9)ISO 4001-100 sec at f - 3.5

Sigma has a new sale going on for their 150-600mm Contemporary lens, making it even more affordable for you hobbyist wildlife shooters to get your hands on a killer lens. Fujifilm also has some additional savings for their X-E2, which was previously only a few dollars less than the newer X-E2s, but now thanks to a great discount is a full $200 cheaper than the newer model. This makes it quite a deal for anyone looking to get into the Fujifilm system.

  1. Fujifilm X-E2 (Save $300) – Deal
  2. Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary (Save $100) – Deal
  3. Sandisk 64GB 95 mb/s SD card (Save $45) – Deal

Top Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

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Upgrading from the Canon Rebel: A Guide on Choosing Your Next Camera

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon Rebel SL1 product photos review (5 of 9)ISO 4001-40 sec at f - 4.5

One of the most popular dedicated cameras out there today has to be the Canon Rebel in all its iterations. They’re honestly fantastic cameras that are quite capable of producing professional level results. At a certain point in a photographer’s progression though, you’ll often find they’re a bit lacking and that you may want more. But at the same time, a photographer also has to make the decision on whether they want to stick with the same system or move to another.

To help you out, we’ve gone through our reviews index to figure out what’s best for you.

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