Cheap Photo: It’s All About That Instax

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 product images (2 of 10)ISO 4001-50 sec at f - 2.2

Good morning everyone! In case you all missed it in a Game of Thrones induced bewilderment and bliss, Fujifilm announced the latest addition to their ever-popular Instax line, the new SP-2 printer, which offers significant upgrades over the currently still available SP-1. You can get all of the details on that here. But for today’s cheap photo we are featuring some Instax deals, as well as some other great deals.

Check them out after the jump.

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The Fujifilm instax SHARE SP-2 Lets You Add Filters and Collages to Your Instax Prints

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When Fujifilm launched their Instax printer a while back, we honestly couldn’t imagine a way that it could be improved or reworked. But Fujifilm has proven us wrong with their announcement of the Share SP-2 printer. The company claims that it has improved WiFi connectivity, quieter operation with a print appearing in 10 seconds as opposed to 16, and an improved app to work in conjunction with it.

But that’s not all.

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Cheap Photo: Here Are 8 DSLR Lens Savings You Won’t Want To Miss

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 35mm f1.4 L II vs Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art Product photos (1 of 7)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 2.0

Friday! That glorious day of the week where we get to sit at work, dreaming of all that we will accomplish over the weekend… but end up sitting on the couch for a date with Netflix. Today’s Cheap Photo Highlight is all for you DSLR owners, take a break from that binge session and take note, these are some of the best DSLR lens deals we are currently aware of.

Plus the rest of our full deal listing, after the jump…

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Cheap Photo: These Insane Sony Deals Are Expected To End Soon

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony A7s Mk II extra product images (4 of 4)ISO 4001-100 sec at f - 4.0

Hasselblad was the mirrorless company making all of the waves this week with the announcement of their new 1XD medium format mirrorless camera. But today we are talking about our first pioneering mirrorless company, Sony (You know, the company that gave us the world’s first full frame mirrorless system? I know, I know – full frame mirrorless is soooooo 2013!). They have some killer deals on lenses, even $600 off the original A7, but we expect them to be expiring soon. So come take a look after the jump and save some dough while you still can!

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5 Alternative Film Emulsions Very Worth Trying

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Cinestill 50D sample photos (12 of 29)

The biggest users of film these days are millennials and people younger than 30. Why? It’s a different experience from seeing an image pop up immediately or being able to send it off to all your friends right then and there in that moment. While the tried and true standards like Portra, Tri-X and Velvia are popular, they’re not always capable of giving you a look in a photo that digital can’t easily do with some tweaking. So instead, we’re rounding up a number of films that we strongly recommend you try out.

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First Impressions: Hasselblad X1D

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Hasselblad X1D product images (13 of 13)ISO 6401-50 sec at f - 2.8

Editor’s note: With this post, we’re testing a new offering from our current redesign: full screen blog posts. Please let us know your feedback as we’re eager to keep building a better Phoblographer for you all.

If you think about any of the companies who have contributed much to the world of photography gear, there shouldn’t be a doubt in your mind that Hasselblad is on that list. With the company’s new X1D announced earlier today, I’ve got no doubt in my mind that they’ve reached out and touched the millennial generation of photographers in the digital world in the same way that the 500C has touched them.

The Hasselblad X1D features a 50MP cropped 645 format sensor–that is to say that it isn’t a full frame 645 sensor but instead still larger than a 35mm sensor. The camera also incorporates the use of leaf shutter lenses that let you shoot with a flash to 1/2000th with full sync, autofocus, an EVF, a touchscreen LCD, and interesting features such as a mode dial that locks and unlocks by simply pressing it up and down.

But even more amazing: it’s pretty small–honestly if you could imagine a Sony a6000 series camera, put a big sensor in it and make it around the height of some DSLRs then reduce the weight and depth significantly, you’ve got this camera.

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Cheap Photo: Save Big On Lenses By Buying Refurbished

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 product photos (5 of 7)ISO 2001-125 sec at f - 2.2

Money doesn’t grow on trees, in the ground, or come out of water faucets. You work hard for your money and I think we can all agree that saving as much of it as possible, whenever possible, is always good. Buying new is great, but buying new is spendy. What if I told you that you could save some major money on that killer lens that you have wanted forever, while at the same time getting what is essentially a brand new item? Too good to be true? No, it’s all about those refurbs

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