Photographer Jason Lanier on Why Gear Wars Are Stupid

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Photographer Jason Lanier speaks on the stupidity of arguing over gear in a recent video–explaining that any photographer can use any piece of gear to take a great image. After seeing countless posts on his workshop’s Facebook page, Lanier found himself fed up with topics becoming more about gear and not about photography. As he states, the focus of his workshops is about growing and becoming better photographers so these posts often distracted from the overall point. Despite being a Sony shooter himself, he also states how he values that many of his followers shoot with Canon and Nikon.

Users who insist on posting about gear or getting into heated debates will have their comments deleted or even be removed from the group, he says in the video. Lanier is very clear on his goal: making photographers better shooters regardless of what they use. And this change he hopes will ensure the group stays focused to achieve just that.

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Cheap Photo: Killer Savings On Budget Speedlights from Godox and Yongnuo

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Budget speedlights are a great way to ease yourself into the world of advanced lighting, they are affordable and many come with advanced features not found until you get into the $500+ range. Today’s highlights are some great budget speedlight options from Godox and Yongnuo, probably two of the biggest and most popular budget lighting brands.

  1. Godox TT685 – Save $80 – Get It
  2. Godox V860II – Save $100 – Get It
  3. Yongnuo YN600EX RT – Save $13 – Get It
  4. Yongnuo YN560IV – Save $9 – Get It
  5. Yongnuo YN-467 II – Save $27 – Get It

Pre-Order Links

Whenever there are new or notable products coming up for pre-order we will have them here.

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Cheap Photo: Top Deals for Fujifilm and Canon Shooters

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Today has been a big day for Canon and Fujifilm shooters with some major announcements from both companies. While many of you may be getting ready to lock some of that new tech down with pre-orders, there are also some killers deals on currently available items for both systems that you shouldn’t forget about either.

  1. Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L IS II (Save $100) – Deal
  2. Fujifilm 14mm F/2.8 (review) – Deal (Save $300)
  3. Fujifilm 23mm F/1.4 (review) – Deal (Save $250)
  4. Canon 6D (Save $200) – Deal
  5. Canon 7D Mark II (Save $200) – Deal
  6. Fujifilm X-T1 (Save $300) – Deal

New Announcement Pre-Order Links

We also have some quick links here for those of you who want to pre-order some of those new announcements from today.

Top Brand Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

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Cheap Photo: Our Top 5 Lens Deal Picks

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There are always good deals to be had on lenses for virtually every system on any given day. Today we have our picks for the top 5 lens deals currently available on display – as always, our full running list is also available if you are looking for a specific deal from the bunch.

  1. Olympus 75mm F/1.8 (Save $200) – Deal
  2. Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L IS II (Save $100) – Deal
  3. Fujifilm 14mm F/2.8 (review) – Deal (Save $300)
  4. Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS II (Save $100) – Deal
  5. Fujifilm 23mm F/1.4 (review) – Deal (Save $250)

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Cheap Photo: Our 5 Favorite Camera Deals

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In the market for a new camera? Here are our current picks for 5 of the best deals on bodies right now. Any one of these cameras would serve you well and can be hand for some pretty significant savings.

  1. Sony A7 (Save $600) – Deal
  2. Nikon D810 (Save $503) – Deal
  3. Fujifilm X-T1 (Save $300) – Deal
  4. Nikon D610 (Save $503) – Deal
  5. Olympus OM-D E-M1 (Save $200) – Deal

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5 Irresistible Portrait Lenses for Nikon DSLR Photographers

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Beyond Canon there probably isn’t a more well known photography brand than Nikon, the big two have been dukeing it out in this field for decades. We have already covered Canon’s portrait lenses, so today we take a look at Nikon and share our picks for some of our favorite portrait lenses in the Nikon F mount.

Before get started, I would like to note though that these lenses are not in any particular order, this isn’t a ranking or stat sheet, it’s just meant to provide some good direction for Nikon shooters who are looking into portrait options. So lets jump right into it, shall we?

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Cheap Photo: EM-1 Savings & Return of the Running List

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Olympus’s OM-D E-M1 is a known gem of the Micro Four Thirds system, offering some great features in an attractive package, and currently – for a really great price too.

In many ways, the Olympus OMD EM1 is the perfect Micro Four Thirds camera and can even be said to be the perfect mirrorless camera. It is weather sealed, has WiFi transmission for future forward photographers, excellent image quality, stellar RAW file versatility in the hands of a specialized colorist, good autofocus, focus peaking, functional timelapse shooting, and lots more features that will appeal to photographers.. — Read our full review here

Interested? You can pick one up for a cool $200 off over on Amazon right now. Here are several other notable deals…

  • Olympus 40-150mm F/2.8 (Save $200) – Deal
  • 10 Pack – 8GB Wooden USB Drives – Deal
  • Rokinon 50mm T/1.5 (Save $~$48) – Deal

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