Finding the top wide angle lenses for an APS-C based system like the Fujifilm X-Series is imperative for those looking to shoot on the wider end of the spectrum. Lucky for those of you looking for wide angle native Fujifilm lenses, Fuji has some great offerings, as do a few third party companies, and here are our picks for the top options on the market. Continue reading…
As much as some of us in the industry would like to forget, many people these days are getting into photography specifically to get better at posting images to their Instagram and social media accounts. One step these people can take is by ditching their phone camera all together and upgrading to a dedicated camera kit. But it should be one with great WiFi or connectivity to make transferring from the camera to phone (to post to IG) as easy and painless as possible.
Today we wanted to list a few of the best cameras on the market right now in terms of connectivity, to make posting to social media that much easier for you. But beyond that, since we are looking at this specifically from the angle of an amateur or semi-pro who is using this camera mainly for Instagram and social media projects we will base our recommendations around the needs of that sort of user. Continue reading…
Looking at specs one couldn’t help but notice that and X-Pro2 feature a lot in common. Both have Fuji’s new 24mp sensor, both are rangefinder inspired, both have hybrid optical and electronic viewfinders, and both have (or can have in the case of the X-Pro2 ) a 23mm F2 lens . So with all of this in mind one would not be that out of line to wonder which setup is the better option, and today we are here to answer that question.
As photographers, not only are we always needing more storage to hold our digital images, but we are needing better ways to backup that data within our various workflows. One of the best ways to do this is with a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device that allows you to backup the data on your computer to a separate location within your home (or in some cases offsite). One such solution is the Synology DS416play, which happens to be a killer deal right now at only $399.
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When moving over to a new camera, especially when moving from a completely different system, there is always a bit of a learning curve while you figure out the menu and discover how you work best with the camera. Fujifilm has been hot lately with many transplants from other systems picking up new X Pro2, X-T2 , and X-T20 cameras for the first time.
In this post, we are going to give you our top tips for getting the most out of your Fujifilm X-Pro2 (with many of these tips also applying to the X-T2 and X-T20) so you can minimize that adjustment period and get right into rocking your shoots.
There is no denying that Sony is really hitting their stride right now in the mirrorless market, with their A7 series (still?!) being the only full frame player and the A6xxx series still one of the better options in the cropped markets. So naturally, many of you are looking into picking up a Sony kit either to try out or maybe as a full on switch. Which makes deals like the new Sony rebates that are live today even better…
Sony A6300/6500 Rebates
- Sony A6300 (Body Only) – $898.00
- Sony A6300 (16-70mm Kit) – $1,996.00
- Sony A6300 (16-50mm Kit) – $998.00
- Sony A6300 (2 Lens Kit) – $1,196.00
- Sony A6500 (2 Lens Kit) – $1,644.00
- Sony A6500 (16-70mm Kit) – $2,196.00
If you have been thinking about possibly picking up an A6000 series camera, now is could be a great time to think about pulling that trigger. Don’t forget about the other savings currently going on as well!
It’s easy for those of us with interchangeable lens cameras to look at fixed lens cameras with a bit of a scoff as we think to ourselves about how limiting and basic they are. It is true, for a long time fixed lens cameras were very much a staple of the consumer, and therefor less advanced, segment of the camera market. But for a while now there have been some great fixed lens offerings from several manufacturers which offer incredible performance in a small, and portable package.
These are cameras that can produce exceptional, professional quality images, with their only downside (if you see it as one) being their limitation to a single focal length and field of view. If you are someone who constantly changes lenses, or is constantly zooming, a camera like this may not be for you. But if you find yourself utilizing the same lens for long portions of a shoot, and that look happens to be covered by a fixed-lens camera we mention below, then you may just want to pay attention, because these are some killer cameras. Continue reading…
Are you ready to upgrade from that basic mirrorless kit you bought to learn photography with? Advanced amateurs make a large portion of the photography marketplace, yet most guides and gear roundups seem to favor people in the beginners or professional category. The issue arises because basic cameras are well,…too basic for an advanced amateur to do what they want/need, while professional level cameras are often overkill in terms of features while being out of reach financially.
So today we are looking at that sweet spot for the advanced amateur, between the $900 and $1900 price point. We will be looking at some of the best mirrorless options out there right now to try and help you sort out which may be the best option for you with your next upgrade.
Ready? Great, lets get into it! Continue reading…