Our Favorite Budget-Friendly Lenses For Landscape Photographers

Landscape photography is one of those great niches of photography where you can just grab your gear and go–no need to line up a client or model, just drive out to your nearest wilderness area and you are golden. This often makes landscape photography a popular niche for hobbyists and amateur landscape photographers, who by extension are usually looking for budget lenses to built out their kit.

One nice benefit to landscape photography is that your subjects are not moving, so autofocus is a luxury that you can live without, meaning access to inexpensive manual focus prime lenses is something that makes a lot of sense to look into. Today we wanted to focus on some of our picks for the best budget landscape photography lenses, and we have broken the list up into two parts, DSLR Lenses and Mirrorless lenses. Let’s jump into it.

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Cheap Photo: Nikon Kits And ‘Tog Tech Deals

If you have been looking to switch over to the Nikon system, there are currently some good deals on Nikon kits available for stellar cameras like the D500 and D750, as well as more budget oriented options like the D3300. We also have a few photographer tech deals for you to consider if you have been looking to upgrade.

Today’s Feature Savings

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Cheap Photo: New Savings on Fujifilm’s Flagship X-Pro2 and X-T2

No doubt the Fujifilm X-T2 was one of the most widely acclaimed mirrorless cameras of 2016, and the X-Pro2, despite being for a more niche market, did well in its own right since launching around this time last year. It’s rare for brand new models to go on sale so quick, but that is exactly what Fujifilm is doing until February 18th.

Fujifilm Deals

  • Fujifilm X-Pro2 Kit with 23mm F/2 R WR – $250 Off – Get It Here
  • Fujifilm X-T2 Graphite Silver with Battery Grip – $230 Off – Get It Here
  • Fujifilm X-E2 – $101 Off – Get It Here
  • Fujifilm Instax Wide – $84 – Get It Here

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24 Hours on the Night Tube: Street Photos From a City Dweller

All images by Tarik Ahmet, used with permission. 

Metro commutes are a pain, as any city dweller will tell you. Be it a bus, a train, a subway, or a taxi: getting to and from your destination in a large city is no fun at all. That said, you can also find some interesting subjects, from a photography perspective, if you just open your eyes and look around. This is exactly what photographer Tarik Ahmet did in his project 24 Hours on the Night Tube Continue reading…

Three Kits: Wedding Photography With The Sony Mirrorless System

Now that it is the winter and Wedding photographers are in their off-season across much of the northern hemisphere, many are taking stock of their current kits. This is the time to look at what else is on the market, look into buying new gear, and trying out the latest technological achievements. Sony has been one of the most talked about brands of the last few years, and their current generation A7 series full frame mirrorless cameras offer what a lot of professionals are looking for. Here are our picks for kit options for wedding pros thinking about jumping into the full frame E mount (FE) system here in 2017.

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Could Third-Party AF Adapters For Fujifilm Finally Be Coming?

I’ve mentioned this in the past, but I have always felt that a big reason why Sony has had the success it’s had with its mirrorless system, namely the A7 series cameras, is thanks in part to the vast array of third-party AF lens adapters.

This has been one downside to the Fujifilm system, in my estimation, since there are no AF adapters at this point, there is no easy ‘try-before-you-buy’ option if you are a photographer who relies on AF (which most of us these days do). It looks like this could be changing, though, as a video demonstration of the first (to our knowledge) third-party Fujifilm AF adapter has surfaced. Continue reading…

Konost Digital Rangefinder Project Will Be Updated By Year End

Back in early 2015, we covered a promising start up project called Konost that aimed to create a full frame digital rangefinder. Konost has been silent with their development status ever since, with intermittent social media postings. Recently they posted an update on their official website stating they will revamp their website and have news on their current project status by the end of this year.

Based on the original project descriptions, the promised Konost digital rangefinder camera shall have a full frame sized image sensor directly compatibility with Leica M-mount lenses, high resolution electronic viewfinder, full manual control similar to the rangefinder shooting experience, and a body made of aluminum construction.

In a nutshell, Konost wanted to make a Leica-esque camera that is fully digital and, of course, at an affordable price point.

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