The Tamron 18-400mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Is a Pretty Extreme Superzoom Lens

In theory, the Tamron 18-400mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD could be pretty difficult to wrap your head around, but rest assured–it exists. Tamron just announced the new lens and it is quite the option for APS-C sensor DSLR owners. Even crazier: it’s pretty small and lightweight. It comes in at 4.8 in. and 24.9oz. Now even crazier, it’s only going to cost $649 when it hits the streets next month.

Besides the 22.2 zoom ratio, the Tamron 18-400mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD has 16 elements in 11 groups. All of that glass is protected by the moisture resistant construction Tamron is saying the lens has. To keep it as compact as possible, it has a zoom lock to ensure it doesn’t accidentally extend out.

The press release is after the jump.

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Deal Alert: 25% or More Off of Select Sony Cameras; and Much More!

The weather outdoors is starting to heat up around here, and while you may feel the urge to go take advantage of that, why not take a quick second and have look at these excellent lens and camera deals that are currently available from Nikon and Sony.

For starters, you can get 25% or more off on those Sony cameras.

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The New Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Milvus Lens Is Being Targeted at Portrait Photographers

Today, Zeiss is bringing out a long awaited lens for their Milvus lineup: the Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Milvus. We’ve reviewed every single one of the Zeiss Milvus lenses and of any of them, this is the lens that I’ve personally been anticipating the most. Perhaps the most controversial aspect of this new lens if that they’re specifically using language that targets it at portrait photographers due to the shallow depth of field.

Like every other Milvus lens out there, the Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Milvus is being offered in both Canon EF and Nikon F DSLR mounts. The lenses all have weather sealing and this one has no exception. OF course, it’s also manual focus–which means you’ll be using the AF confirmation system with Canon or the very good Nikon rangefinder system if you’re a photographer.

Craziest of all: the Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Milvus lens is going to cost Euro 1,999 when it hits the stores in July 2017. But perhaps it’s not that crazy considering that it’s the only all metal build, high performance 35mm f1.4 lens on the market. Even Sony isn’t doing that! More specs and the press release are after the jump.

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Review: Canon EOS M6 (Canon EF-M Mount)

If you were to look at the mirrorless camera world, it would appear that Canon, with the Canon M6, is an entry into the world where they’re still trying to find themselves. To some, they could look like an experimental 20 something trying in vain to get their life together. Yet somehow or another, I genuinely never thought that I’d like the Canon M6. The camera isn’t designed to be the highest end mirrorless camera from Canon, yet somehow or another it’s a camera that surely deserves respect in some ways and groans of frustration at the fact that Canon has gotten this camera almost perfectly right yet it feels like they were purposely holding themselves back. The Canon M6 has at its heart a 24MP APS-C sensor which is smaller than all the other options out there from Fujifilm, Sony, Pentax, Sigma–and let’s be honest because they’re all more or less made by Sony. Designed for the enthusiast, the Canon M6 has some very tough competition from the entire camera world. Yet somehow or another, this truly is a camera that you need to personally experience to understand.

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The Last Call Father’s Day Deal Roundup

Father’s Day, the one day each year where we celebrate the men who brought us into this world. Men love their gear and their gadgets, and as you would expect this means there are some killer deals going on right now as companies compete to win some of the many Father’s Day dollars that will be spent.

As we usually try to do with holiday promotions, today’s Cheap Photo is all about those Father’s Day deals and putting as many of them into one place as we can to make your life easier. So have a look at the deals that we know about so far!

Also, don’t forget to check out all the other great deals noted below!

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The Best Cameras for Vacation and Travel Photography: DSLRs (2017 Edition)

What’s the best camera for vacation and travel photography in a DSLR form factor? To be honest, no one is making a bad camera these days. There are a number of you out there that simply want an interchangeable lens camera like a DSLR for the professional look and feel. And to be honest, there are a lot of great DSLRs out there. Though if you’re traveling, some are better than others.

In this list, we round up some of our favorites and provide lots of image samples.

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Deal Alert: Big Savings on Sony Cameras and Lenses

There are a ton of lens and camera deals flying around right now. Nikon, Fujifilm, Rokinon, all have some great deals going on, but featured in our post today we are taking a look at some great savings on Sony lenses that can currently be had:

Of course, don’t forget to also check out the other deals that we have reported by checking out the rest of this post. Some seriously great savings to be had!

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Cheap Photo: More Deals Ahead of Fathers Day

Men like their gadgets, and that includes cameras, tech, and related items. This fact is not lost on the industry so as we eek closer to Fathers Day more and more deals of note have begun to pop up. Here are some that stood out to us in the crowd:

Of course, don’t forget to also check out the other deals that we have reported by checking out the rest of this post. Some seriously great savings to be had!

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