5 Reasons to Get Excited About the Fujifilm 23mm f2 R WR Lens

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Recently, Fujifilm announced their 23mm f2 R WR lens for a very affordable $449 price point. This is the second lens in their lineup to offer an alternative traditional focal length for photographers that want an affordable lens and can’t afford the f1.4 versions. In many ways it follows the same formula that the 35mm f2 R WR does in comparison to the 35mm f1.4 R.

Considering this, there are loads of reasons why the 23mm f2 R WR lens should be very exciting for lots of Fujifilm camera users.

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Cheap Photo: Top Deals for Fujifilm and Canon Shooters

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Today has been a big day for Canon and Fujifilm shooters with some major announcements from both companies. While many of you may be getting ready to lock some of that new tech down with pre-orders, there are also some killers deals on currently available items for both systems that you shouldn’t forget about either.

  1. Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L IS II (Save $100) – Deal
  2. Fujifilm 14mm F/2.8 (review) – Deal (Save $300)
  3. Fujifilm 23mm F/1.4 (review) – Deal (Save $250)
  4. Canon 6D (Save $200) – Deal
  5. Canon 7D Mark II (Save $200) – Deal
  6. Fujifilm X-T1 (Save $300) – Deal

New Announcement Pre-Order Links

We also have some quick links here for those of you who want to pre-order some of those new announcements from today.

Top Brand Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

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The New Fujifilm X-A3 Features a 24.2MP CMOS Sensor

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Fujifilm has finally refreshed their basic entry level X-A series cameras with their announcement today of the brand new Fujifilm X-A3. This entry level compact mirrorless camera features a brand new 24.2MP CMOS sensor (yes, no X-Trans here) as well as a 180 degree tilting touch screen LCD which will help make taking images with this camera incredibly easy.

The inclusion of that touch screen is notable as none of the other Fujifilm bodies feature one, only their X70 compact camera does that (and does it well too I might add), and Fuji says that it makes the camera better for selfies. In addition to the ‘Selfies First’ theme of the X-A3, the camera also features incredibly fast .3 second AF speeds. More specs are after the jump.

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The New Fujifilm 23mm F2 R WR Lens Will Cost $449

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We have known it was coming for a while now, and after a series of leaks, and rumors today Fujifilm made the 23mm F2 R WR official. Joining the 35mm F2 WR in Fujifilm’s line of small weather resistant fast prime lenses, the 23mm will focus quickly and pair perfectly with Fujifilm’s latest camera offerings like the X-Pro 2 and X-T2.

The XF 23mm F2 WR will have that same quality build and finish we have come to love about the 35mm F2 WR, with its all metal construction and quality aperture & focusing rings. This will be a great alternative to the 23mm F/1.4 for those who need a smaller, more compact, faster focusing option with that traditional 35mm (full frame equivalent) field of view. More specs are after the jump.

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Cheap Photo: Our Top 5 Lens Deal Picks

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There are always good deals to be had on lenses for virtually every system on any given day. Today we have our picks for the top 5 lens deals currently available on display – as always, our full running list is also available if you are looking for a specific deal from the bunch.

  1. Olympus 75mm F/1.8 (Save $200) – Deal
  2. Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L IS II (Save $100) – Deal
  3. Fujifilm 14mm F/2.8 (review) – Deal (Save $300)
  4. Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS II (Save $100) – Deal
  5. Fujifilm 23mm F/1.4 (review) – Deal (Save $250)

Top Brand Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

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Cheap Photo: Our 5 Favorite Camera Deals

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In the market for a new camera? Here are our current picks for 5 of the best deals on bodies right now. Any one of these cameras would serve you well and can be hand for some pretty significant savings.

  1. Sony A7 (Save $600) – Deal
  2. Nikon D810 (Save $503) – Deal
  3. Fujifilm X-T1 (Save $300) – Deal
  4. Nikon D610 (Save $503) – Deal
  5. Olympus OM-D E-M1 (Save $200) – Deal

Top Brand Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

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Cheap Photo: EM-1 Savings & Return of the Running List

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Olympus’s OM-D E-M1 is a known gem of the Micro Four Thirds system, offering some great features in an attractive package, and currently – for a really great price too.

In many ways, the Olympus OMD EM1 is the perfect Micro Four Thirds camera and can even be said to be the perfect mirrorless camera. It is weather sealed, has WiFi transmission for future forward photographers, excellent image quality, stellar RAW file versatility in the hands of a specialized colorist, good autofocus, focus peaking, functional timelapse shooting, and lots more features that will appeal to photographers.. — Read our full review here

Interested? You can pick one up for a cool $200 off over on Amazon right now. Here are several other notable deals…

  • Olympus 40-150mm F/2.8 (Save $200) – Deal
  • 10 Pack – 8GB Wooden USB Drives – Deal
  • Rokinon 50mm T/1.5 (Save $~$48) – Deal

Top Brand Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

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Cheap Photo: Fujifilm Savings Are Back With Up to $300 Off!

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We are getting into the latter half of the summer, depending on your location in the world, and this means its time for all the student and back to school deals to start popping up here and there. Fujifilm isn’t marketing these as back to school, but if you are a student that has been eyeing a Fujifilm camera, then these may be your last chance to save on a Fujifilm kit before school kicks off.

Top Brand Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

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