Looking at specs one couldn’t help but notice that and X-Pro2 feature a lot in common. Both have Fuji’s new 24mp sensor, both are rangefinder inspired, both have hybrid optical and electronic viewfinders, and both have (or can have in the case of the X-Pro2 ) a 23mm F2 lens . So with all of this in mind one would not be that out of line to wonder which setup is the better option, and today we are here to answer that question.
You have your new Sony mirrorless camera and you are wanting to get into shooting better portraits, so what should you have in your kit? Let’s put together the essential budget portrait kit for Sony mirrorless shooters. Continue reading…
Many photographers, myself included, often tout the ability of mirrorless cameras to utilize old film era lenses to save money and try new focal lengths without breaking the bank. But when does this make sense, and when does it start to be a bad decision?
Well, the whole benefit to it is utilizing lenses you may already own, thereby saving you money. Where some people go wrong is by going out and finding film era glass to buy specifically for their mirrorless camera. Ok, let me back up, because buying an old lens on its own isn’t a bad idea, but there is a point where the cost of that old manual glass starts to come really close to native glass you can get for your camera and at that point, it makes much more sense to just save a little longer and get the native glass for your camera.
There is this epidemic in the photography industry right now where everyone wants every camera to do everything better than every other camera for a lower price. This is why you always see walls of complaint comments when new cameras are announced, it does this well but not that, or lacks in this one feature that so and so really wanted. It’s just the reality of a camera, some will fit better for certain people and certain uses better than others – and let’s remember, virtually no one is making a ‘bad’ camera these days (at least if we are talking about the traditional camera makers). Continue reading…
What does your camera look like? What does that style and appearance say about you as a person, as a photographer? It is not uncommon to care about what your camera looks like, though this aesthetic preference usually takes a back seat (as it should) to other more important issues with a camera, such as image quality, performance, etc. But assuming your threshold for desired performance is met, what style and design qualities are important to you in your next camera?
For many, the same old SLR/DSLR look and build is boring and uninteresting. Functional and practical, sure, but generally not the most stylish. Rangefinder cameras on the other hand, at least the latest models, have come into their own in terms of style and performance, leading many to ditch their SLR styled cameras in favor of smaller, lighter, and more stylish rangefinder inspired designs.
Let’s take a look at some of the best of these rangefinder inspired cameras that one may like to consider… Continue reading…
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.
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.
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Chances are that a lot of you may have picked up a sweet deal on a Sony A7 series camera or kit while those holiday deals were hot, so now you may find yourself wondering about where to go next after your kit lens. Well, just as we did with Fujifilm and Canon, today we are taking a look at just that for the Sony mirrorless system.
Let’s jump into it.