Cheap Photo: Up To $45 Off Sandisk Extreme Pro SD Cards

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We have been busy with the mountain of announcements and news that came out of Photokina, but today we get back on the Cheap Photo saddle and have some savings lined up that you may be interested in.

Cheap Photo Deal Highlights

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The Canon EOS M5: A Mirrorless Camera We Needed From 2 Years Ago

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The entire industry has been waiting for the day that Canon (and/or Nikon) would change their mirrorless strategy to fit the market and the wants/needs of photographers. Well, we have the first signs of that happening today with the official announcement of Canon’s EOS M5, their first ‘up market’ mirrorless and in many ways the mirrorless offering we needed from them 2-3 years ago.

Featuring a built-in EVF, dual pixel AF, and a more ‘SLR-like’ design/style, the EOS M5 is a major step in the right direction from Canon in almost every way. The company claims that the EOS M5 will perform, in many respects, as well or better than an 80D in terms of Image Quality and AF performance, which if true, is an incredible improvement over their previous mirrorless offerings. Combine that with other nice additions like WiFi, NFC, and low power Bluetooth connectivity and you can see that Canon is finally bringing us a mirrorless offering that people can honestly consider against the competition.

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Which Fujifilm X Series Camera Is The Right One For You? The Easy Answers

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Fujifilm is another mirrorless brand that has received a lot of attention from the photography community in recent years, with their X Series bodies and unique X-Trans sensor technology not only setting them apart from DSLRs in terms of their size, weight, and appearance, but also from other mirrorless brands in terms of their unique color rendition and image quality.

But with Fujifilm now into their second generation (or third, depending on who you ask) with the release of the X-Pro 2 and the X-T2, there are many options for photographers looking to get into the Fujifilm X-Series. Today we break it down for you and rank each camera based on your intended use for it. Obviously it is not this simple for everyone, but these breakdowns and rankings should at least give you a good starting point in terms of what cameras to research further depending on where you feel you fall in our ‘use case’ spectrum.

Also be sure to check out our feature on pretty much every lens for the Fujifilm X series system.

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Which Sony E Mount Camera Is The One For You? The Easy Answers

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Sony’s mirrorless cameras are at the forefront of an ever evolving photographic industry, and in a market where product cycles usually range from three to five years, Sony has blown up that trend and regularly updated their A7 series cameras much more often than the norm. This has led to there quickly being six relatively new A7 full frame cameras, in addition to the APS-C based A6000 and A6300. This makes shopping for a Sony mirrorless a little confusing; and you’re bound to be asking yourself stuff and wondering if you need the latest model, do you need the higher ISO, or resolution or faster auto focus, etc. In today’s post we break it down and share our picks for which Sony mirrorless camera is right for you.

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Cheap Photo: Crazy Olympus F/1.8 Prime Savings

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Funny, considering their last last lens sale ended just a short time ago, but Olympus has some new killer savings on many of their fantastic line of F/1.8 prime lenses. Headlining the sales is the 75mm F/1.8 with a sweet $200 savings. Also notable, Sony’s budget a5100 APS-C mirrorless offering is also on sale again.

  • Olympus 75mm F/1.8 (Save $200) – Deal
  • Olympus 25mm F/1.8 (Save $80+) – Deal
  • Olympus 45mm F/1.8 (Save $80+) – Deal
  • Olympus 17mm F/1.8 (Save $75+) – Deal
  • Sony a5100 Body (Save $70+) – Deal

Top Brand Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

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The Hasselblad X1D is the World’s First Mirrorless Medium Format Camera

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Check out our first impressions of the camera!

For everyone that has dreamed of a digital version of the Mamiya 7 series of cameras; the Hasselblad X1D is bringing you truly one step closer to that reality. Today, the company is the announcing the world’s first mirrorless medium format camera. At the heart is a 50MP sensor with a cropped 645 sensor at the sensor area of 43.8 x 32.9mm. It’s capable of doing ISO 100 to 25,600. Additionally, it boasts dual SD card slots.

The Hasselblad X1D is handmade in Sweden and represents a totally new lineup in the company’s cameras. It has autofocus lenses, flash sync of up to 1/2000th, shoots HD video, has built in WiFi, and includes dust proof and weather proof construction.

More features are after the jump.

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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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