Cheap Photo: Canon and Nikon Ring In New Lens Savings

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“I’ll tell you what, I am getting so freaking sick and tired of all these incredible camera deals being launched the last couple weeks,” said no one ever! Joking aside, today we are back with some more great deals for you that are good for the next couple weeks from Canon and Nikon. Also a good reminder that Fujifilm has some good savings still available for the rest of the month too.  Continue reading…

Reports Say Yongnuo Gearing Up To Launch a 50mm F1.4 Lens

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Could Yongnuo be gearing up to launch their own version of the Canon 50mm F/1.4? That is what some reports over on Photo Rumors are pointing to with images they received from a user.

Yongnuo has made their name in this industry with their cheap alternative products, which started with speedlights and lighting but has now expanded into lenses. Their lenses have been known to be built incredibly cheap, with outdated lens optical designs and AF motors. But in terms of the actual image quality from these very cheap lenses, it has been mostly noted to be fairly decent, in some cases even good.

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Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Launches New 50mm f0.95 Nocturnus II for Sony E Mount

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Meyer-Optik Gorlitz has announced the upcoming release of its all-new Nocturnus II 50mm f0.95 Lens for full frame Sony E-Mount. With scheduled shipping for January 2017, the lens is currently available for pre-order at camera stores worldwide. Made in Germany, Meyer Gorlitz lenses are made with high quality components and fine-tuned by undergoing a rigorous test procedure with tight tolerances. The 50mm f/0.95 Nocturnus II will follow in this manufacturing tradition and is a lens Meyer Gorlitz hopes will appeal to photographers looking for a low-light capable lens that delivers the image quality they expect. Continue reading…

The Best Photography and Cameras Deals for Cyber Monday 2016

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If you click any link today on the search for Cyber Monday Deals, this is only one that should truly matter.

We all known that Cyber Monday is the better shopping day because you can take care of it all in your pajamas! Many deals from Black Friday have been extended, and you can find those below, but we also have some new savings for you to enjoy so make sure and check out today’s listing.  Continue reading…

Review: Panasonic 12mm f1.4 (Micro Four Thirds)

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The Micro Four Thirds camera world has often been a major battle ground more than a collaboration: and that’s very evident with the release of the new Panasonic 12mm f1.4. For many years, Olympus has had the 12mm f2–a stellar lens in many ways that still remains so today. This was an owner’s only choice if they wanted a 24mm equivalent prime, but now Panasonic has an f1.4 option. On top of that, it has a working aperture ring, a nice build quality overall, fantastic image quality, and weather resistance built into the design. In many ways, it’s an excellent lens–and could probably be an essential piece of kit for every Micro four thirds camera user.

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Early Holiday Savings On Sony Cameras Ahead of The Big Weekend

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We hope that you have been saving your spending money getting ready, because the deals this week are going to be coming fast and furious, starting today with some new Sony camera deals the company has announced ahead of the biggest shopping weekend of the year. If you have been eyeing one of Sony’s impressive mirrorless camera offerings than this will be a collection of deals that you don’t want to miss. Take a look…

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The Noob Photographer’s Guide to Shooting Backlit Portraits With Natural Light

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Lots of photographers that don’t like to or know how to work with a flash often go for natural light when it comes to portraiture. The most common method of shooting involves using an area with lots of shadows or overcast. But one of the coolest ways to create an image that you’re bound to become smitten by is backlighting your subject. Backlighting means placing the main light source (often then sun) behind your subject. The best of us like to put it behind their head to give off a nice glow to the subject, but there are a number of fantastic ways to use backlighting when shooting portraits.

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Review: Nikon 105mm f1.4 E ED (Nikon F)

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The world of portrait photography is becoming more and more filled with great lens options available for purchase. Sony. Zeiss, Sigma, and Tamron all make some absolutely fantastic ones that were recently announced: but one lens is seriously looking to outdo all of them. Nikon has shown some recent true innovation with the Nikon 105mm f1.4. This lens is the longest telephoto lens to have an f1.4 aperture and also something that absolutely no one else has. Though Sony’s 85mm f1.4 G Master has 11 aperture blades and Tamron’s 85mm f1.8 has vibration control, nothing has the pure perspective flattening that a 105mm lens can–and nothing has the out of focus bokeh ability.

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