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Lake Street Dive by Julius Motal.

Many concert photographers will tell you to use primes if you can. The concept just makes so much sense–they have a fast aperture that will help you out in very low lit situations, they take up less room in a crowded music pit, and you can eventually learn to think and see the world in that single focal length. To that end, it makes the picture taking process much more instinctual.

We’ve tested lots of lenses over time, and have found a handful from pretty much every camera system that work out solidly. But we’d be fools to say that it’s all about the gear here. In the end, it’s your ability to get the shot and predict movement that will award you better photos.

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Today’s Cheap Photo deals round ups looks at a couple of really cool discounts. Canon, Nikon, Sony and more all have discounts, but Yongnuo flash triggers are the cheapest that they’ve ever been. We’ve got your round up of camera deals, lens deals, and photography accessory discounts right here.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer TriggerTrap Flash Adapter review images (5 of 12)ISO 4001-180 sec at f - 1.4

A while back, Triggertrap introduced the Flash Adapter, which allows Triggertrap to become its own flash trigger. When used with its sound sensor, Triggertrap can trigger a flash or strobe with just a loud sound to make it go off. The setup is very simple gear-wise, but setting this up otherwise can take some work and will need planning and experimentation. But once you have it down, you’ll be able to apply many more creative decisions to your photography.

If you’re a fan of droplet photography or capturing high speed moving subjects, then you’ll want to check this out.

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Fujifilm is today announcing a couple of new additions to their camera lineup. And when it comes to their new X-A2 and the XQ-2, they’re putting a big emphasis on taking selfies.

No, we’re not kidding.

The new Fujifilm X-A2 has a 175 degree tilting LCD screen so that you can see your beautiful bug before you shoot yourself in the face with that 16.3MP APS-C sensor. It’s being bundled with the new Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 II OIS zoom lens complete with seven aperture blades and delivering up to 3.5 stops of stabilization. The camera also sports the company’s Eye-AF, Macro AF, and multi-target AF modes.

But it’s not alone! It’s being joined by the new XQ2–housing a 12MP 2/3 X-Trans CMOS II sensor with phase detection and the EXR II processor. There are even more cameras being announced too. Hit the jump for more.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus OMD EM10 product photos (1 of 7)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 4.0

Today, we’ve found a bunch of new deals. Film photographers are in for a treat because now there are savings on film. But there are new mirrorless camera deals and Nikon discounts in place. Hit the jump for our curated Camera, lens, and photography accessory deals.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm 23mm f1.4 product images for review (4 of 8)ISO 4001-50 sec at f - 2.2

Owners of the Fujifilm X Pro 1 should know that according to Fuji Rumors, a top Japanese source is saying that the company will release the successor camera towards the end of the year. However, there are a bunch of other cameras that are bound to come out in the space in-between–but these will primarily target the lower end of the X series spectrum with the exception of a toned down version of the X-T1 also on the roadmap.

According to their post, the purported specs of the Fujifilm X Pro 2 will be:

– APS-C sensor (TS + ASwN + AS)
– 24MP sensor (ASwN) – More than 16MP (ASwN)
– dual SD card slot
– coming late 2015 (TS + ASwN)
– tilt screen (AS)
– WiFi (AS)
– Non organic ASP-C X-Trans sensor (ORS)
– Price about 20% to 30% more expensive than the X-T1 (AS)

By nature of how Fujifilm operates, this means that the X Pro 1 may still see a couple more firmware updates as the company is steadfast on delivering the latest innovations that they can to their older cameras. I’m a Fujifilm X Pro 1 owner, and I still love it to death.

Fujifilm is also relatively slow to change their sensors, and to be honest they don’t really have to. The company makes arguably the best APS-C sensors in the market that in some ways even outdo certain full frame offerings when it comes to performance. Sony and Nikon have already started to venture into the 24MP APS-C sensor area and both tend to get a bit too noisy at high ISOs for our liking. But we’re really hoping that that isn’t the issue with this newly talked about Fujifilm sensor.