Cheap Photo: Panasonic and Fujifilm Headline This Week’s Savings

Last week it was some Fujifilm deals (which are still active by the way) and this week it’s Panasonic savings. If you are into video there is no doubt that you have at least considered some Panasonic gear for your kit, and if you were holding out now is a great time to jump on that bandwagon thanks to some nice camera and lens deals you can take advantage of…

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The Basics: How to Choose Your First DSLR in 2017

Want to know how to choose your first DSLR? Don’t. Mirrorless is where it’s at; read our mirrorless post. But if you really, honestly insist on going the DSLR route as your first interchangeable lens camera – this is the post for you.

The DSLR, and the SLR before it, have long been the gold standard of the general photography industry. These cameras work by placing a mirror between your lens and your sensor, bouncing the image up into a prism and into the viewfinder so you can see what you are shooting. This was a huge advantage over other camera tech back in the day, though nowadays with quality electronic viewfinders in mirrorless cameras the benefits of this are less drastic.

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The Mindshift Gear Photocross Sling Bag Aims For Functionality Over Style

Not every photographer goes for style, and for those people the Mindshift Gear PhotoCross bags could be the option that you’re looking for. They’re a new type of sling camera bag designed for the adventure photographer. The bags come in two variations a 10 and a 13. The 13 lets you pack a big DSLR and lenses, while the smaller 10 accommodates one DSLR with a lens attached and another lens. Mindshift Gear is a Think Tank company, and so to that end you can surely expect a whole lot of functionality overall.

Specs and images are after the jump.
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The Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 Has Weather Sealing for $1,199

Last night, the world was graced with the brand new Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens. This lens is designed with internal weather sealing, image stabilization, and Tamron’s fantastic optical quality. Not only does it have image stabilization, but it’s been measured to being 5 stops of it. On top of that it can focus as closely as 15 inches, has 9 aperture blades, can stop down to f22, has 17 elements in 12 groups, and is compatible with full frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs.

Candidly speaking, if anything is going to keep folks with Canon after yesterday’s lukewarm announcement of the Canon 6D Mk II, then it could be this lens. And at an $1,199.00 price point, there’s a whole lot of temptation. Tech specs are after the jump.

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The PocketWizard FlexTT6 for Canon DSLRs Claims to Be “Future-Proof”

It’s been awhile since PocketWizard has updated their flash triggers, but today the new PocketWizard FlexTT6 transceivers are being announced for Canon DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. They branding the PocketWizard FlexTT6 as their flagship TTL radios and with that said they’re stating that they’re legacy compatible with more than 20 Canon cameras and flashes. In fact, they’re branding it as futureproof too.

The PocketWizard FlexTT6 includes all the features and reliability of the FlexTT5 such as TTL, HSS, and HyperSync technology.

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Cheap Photo: Nikon’s D750 Only $1500

Nikon’s D750 is a very popular camera among wedding and portrait photographers and now you can add one to your kit for an insane price of just shy of $1500. That is about $500 in savings on one of Nikon’s most popular DSLR workhorses. If you have been considering a D750, this could very well be one of the best prices you find on it for a while.

Also, don’t forget to check out all the other great deals noted below!

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First Impressions: Lomography Neptune Convertible Art Lenses (EXCLUSIVE)

Today, Lomography is announcing a brand new series of unconventional lenses designed for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras; they’re called the Lomography Neptune Convertible Art Lenses. They’re a curious and extremely different system based on an older camera and lens system–which is right in line with what Lomography tends to do. The Lomography Neptune Convertible Art lenses are a three element system which all start with a mounting system. The aperture and focusing are built into the lens base unit that attaches to your camera. Then from there, you attach another optic. The optics are switched out when you want a different field of view and can also work with special shaped apertures.

I had a moment to head over to the Lomography Gallery Store here in NYC and took a look.

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Picking Specialized Cameras vs Do It All Cameras

There is this epidemic in the photography industry right now where everyone wants every camera to do everything better than every other camera for a lower price. This is why you always see walls of complaint comments when new cameras are announced, it does this well but not that, or lacks in this one feature that so and so really wanted. It’s just the reality of a camera, some will fit better for certain people and certain uses better than others – and let’s remember, virtually no one is making a ‘bad’ camera these days (at least if we are talking about the traditional camera makers). Continue reading…