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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Review: Canon 80D

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 80D product photos (2 of 15)ISO 1001-80 sec

While the name can often confused when verbally addressed, the Canon 80D is a camera targeted highly at the semi-professional market of photographers. It’s a step above their Rebel DSLRs but below the 7D Mk II flagship camera in the APS-C realm. However, it has features that lots of the lower end crowd may really like.

To be very honest, there are lots of things about the 80D that make it my favorite that Canon has put out in a while. But on the other hand, there are things about it that make me wonder what the heck they were thinking.

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My Three Lenses

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This is a syndicated blog post from La Noir Image. Editorial by Josh S. Rose. Be sure to also check him out on Instagram. Images and text used with permission

Out of habit (and lust), I read a lot of online reviews of photography equipment. Truth is, I’ve spent too many hours delving into the craftsmanship part of the medium. But it’s a side note to my greater passion, which is shooting. This is why I’m sharing the contents of my camera kit — because in my journeys, I’ve found most reviews of equipment to be written from an expert’s point of view but it’s harder to find a cohesive opinion about a complete camera kit from the point of view of artists. I wish there were more conceptual photographers who shared their set-ups because we could look at their work and make decisions based more on the creative side of photography, rather than the technical.

I offer up a look into my own camera bag because it works so well for me. It’s been chiseled down (over three decades) to be what I consider a perfect “fine art” camera kit. It gets me professional grade shots for everything I love to shoot, which is real life, but even more, it is a set-up specifically designed around photography as a form of self-expression.

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10 Compact Prime Lenses for Your Mirrorless Camera

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Mirrorless cameras were designed with the intent on being smaller and lighter than DSLRs. There are a slew of very heavy cameras and lenses for mirrorless cameras, but then there are also some wonderful, lightweight lenses.

For the photographers that really wanted the small lenses to go with their smaller cameras, check this out.

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Long Term Comparison: Fujifilm or Sony- Which is Right For You?

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony vs Fujifilm comparison (1 of 1)ISO 4001-160 sec at f - 4.0

It’s a question that’s been posed many times in the website’s search engine: Should I go with Fujifilm or Sony? Both camera systems have become more and more serious as they’ve matured over the years. The camera systems are both highly capable and used by many top photographers for a variety of work. Both cameras will create great images but they have their own unique advantages.

As a long time owner of both Fujifilm and Sony cameras and a reviewer of their systems, this post will help you figure out a lot more about what system you should go with.

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Samyang Announces New 14mm f2.8 and 50mm f1.4 Autofocus Lenses

[Image] Samyang Optics Announces 14mm & 50mm Autufocus Lens

Samyang has previously only created manual focus lenses; but now they’re changing that. Today, the company announced two autofocus lenses: 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 lenses for Sony full frame E mount Mirrorless cameras.

The lenses have aspherical lenses and what seems to be 67mm filter diameters.

No official word on pricing yet, but we hope that they’re affordable as all of Samyang and Rokinon’s stuff has been. More info from the press release is after the jump.

Be sure to also check out our Kickstarter!

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