The New Voigtlander 40mm f2 SL II S Was Designed With Nostalgia In Mind

Photographers who like the look of Voigtlander as well the the functionality of their lenses will be pleased to know that a new Voigtlander 40mm f2 SL II S was recently announced. The predecessor to this lens was a very small pancake optic that could easily fit onto most DSLRs and even was offered with adapters for Sony cameras. But the new one takes a different classical design. You can liken its exterior appearance to old school Nikkor primes that one would get bundled with a camera. In fact, Cosina states that this was their intent–a nostalgic look.

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Nikon Patent Reveals Nikon Pro Mirrorless May Have Pellicle Based F-Mount Adapter

We have been hearing a lot on the wind about Nikon’s current ambition for launching a pro-focused mirrorless system. But one of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds was regarding what sort of mount would the system use. Would they go with a completely new mount, or find a way to use the F Mount – well a newly discovered patent may indicate one direction that Nikon is considering. Continue reading…

These Are The Speedlights We Recommend For Lighting Up Your Party Photography

As you have noticed lately, we have been exploring the arena of party and event photography, specifically the gear and tools needed to get great results in that genre. So far we have covered cameras and lenses, the two most critical aspects of a party or event photography kit.

Today we change our focus from the image capturing gear to another incredibly important piece to a party and event photography kit – the lighting. Specifically, we will be looking at our top speedlight recommendations, a list that will cover high-end (expensive) options as well as more budget-friendly options that also get the job done.

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Ultra Budget Bokeh: 10 Creamy Lenses That Won’t Break Your Bank

We all love bokeh, after all, what’s not to like?! Actually, there is quite a bit not to like in the form of digits on the price tag. The best bokeh is not a cheap thing to attain, but with that said, bokeh is hardly extremely expensive either. Many lenses that are extremely affordable can offer you bokeh that fights above it’s pay grade.

You want to save money, we want to save you money, but you also want the best bokeh for your money. If that is the case, than this is the list for you, 10 ultra affordable lenses that will give you more bokeh than they should for the price.

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Telephoto Zooms Lenses for Capturing Party Shenanigans From Across the Room

Telephoto zooms are more popular in the party and event scene than you might think initially from the outside. These fast lenses with long-range help photographers capture interactions from a distance without disturbing anyone. You certainly shouldn’t be using a telephoto zoom for an entire party or event in most cases, but as part of a well-rounded party and event photography kit, these make for valuable tools.

Now just as in our previous posts on this subject, we will be going over some high-end and budget options for each camera system, so none of you need to feel left out because of how much you can spend on the lens.

So here are our top picks for telephoto zoom lenses from the event and party photography perspective…

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Cheap Photo: Samyang FE 35mm and More Great Items On Sale

Time for another check in on the deals front! Today we have a great selection, ranging from fun accessories to some affordable lenses. Additionally, we mentioned many of the Fujifilm and Panasonic in our previous cheap photo check-ins, so make sure to check those out still as well. They likely won't last much longer.

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Party Time! 10 Cameras With AF That Can Handle The Dance Floor

If you are an event photographer of any sort, be it a wedding or other gathering, chances are good that you may find yourself in a low-light situation pretty regularly. In a fast paced low-light environment your camera’s AF is critical to achieving quality images in that sort of setting, and as we all know, not all cameras are created equal when it comes to low-light AF.

So, what camera(s) should you be considering if you know that shooting a party is a likely scenario for you? Look no further, we’ve got you covered. Continue reading…

The Best Budget Lenses for Nikon Photographers

Nikon is a huge brand in the world of photography, holding the #2 spot worldwide behind Canon for years (though recently slipping behind Sony in Full Frame sales here in the US). Many of you out there are likely looking for some great lenses to add to your kit without breaking your bank account. Lucky for you, Nikon has a great selection of both Nikkor and third-party lenses, and today we are here to help you find the best budget lenses for Nikon.

We keep a large running list for all of the brands, if you are interested, over here. But for this post specifically we will be focusing on Nikon options.

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