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Kevin-Lee The Phoblographer Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED Product Images (5 of 12)

Right now, there are loads of Canon 70D bundles available with a printer. Plus, there are refurbished Nikon camera deals.

Still going on: if you purchase a Fujifilm X Pro 1, 35mm f1.4 and 18mm f2, you can get the entire package for $948 with free shipping. Indeed, we still use the Fujifilm X Pro 1 for our testing and the camera’s quality is still very top notch.

Not interested? There is still a dead where we found number of lenses from pretty much every manufacturer and mount for under $200. Go take a look.

We’ve also found discounts of at least 10% on over 4,000 camera lenses over at Amazon, some at over 25% off, 50% off, and 70% off.

Still in effect, here are some that are 25% off, but there are also lots of wide angle lens options available.Plus, there are discounts on 50mm f1.8 (nifty 50) lenses.

More discounts are after the jump.

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Nikon D300

For many years now, photographers have thought that the Nikon D7200 and 7000 line in general hasn’t been a true successor to the Nikon D300s. While Nikon has stated that there will be no D400, an interesting forum thread was started on Fox2. The New Camera reports that it will sport a 24.3MP APS-C sensor at the heart.Additionally, it’s possible that it will have a 51 points AF system, ISO range up to 51200, and will also supports recording 4K UHD.

In some ways, it makes a lot of sense as Nikon has been pushing the megapixel count on their APS-C sensors–and so has the industry in general.

If a new flagship APS-C camera arises, it’s also bound to include tougher weather sealing and will perhaps be hyper targeted the way that the Canon 7D MK II was. That camera was really, really targeted at bird photographers–and those are the pros that really love their APS-C DSLRs and lens collection.

If the Nikon D400 comes in September the way that the reports are saying, then it will be right before Photo Plus 2015.

Mary and Tommy's Engagement (27 of 46)ISO 100

Shooting engagement sessions is one way to start to dip your toe into eventually photographing weddings. The session typically tells some sort of story in a way that combines aspects of photojournalism and portraiture, and it’s designed to make the happy couple not only become more excited about marriage but also to be put on the wedding invitations. After you’ve spoken with and planned the session with your couple, you’ll need to get the right gear.

Here are a couple of lenses that we recommend from our reviews index.

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All images by Roland Albanese. Used with permission.

Photographer Roland Albanese has has had a long history of loving the great outdoors. Born in 1977, he was a member of the Italian Freestyle National Team for Mogul Skiing. With a love of photography since he was young, an accident confined him to a bed for a while where he learned even more about how to create better photos. When he recovered, he went out there to photograph birds.

Roland has quite the portfolio of great bird photographs, and he talked to us about how difficult it really is to shoot great photos of birds.

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Photography app EyeEm is one of the best ways for a photographer to organically get discovered. You’ll also notice the feed is much different from Instagram. Your feed is filled with handpicked talent and albums so new talent can emerge. If you want to view what your friends are contributing, then you’ll need to specifically go to the “following” tab.

Browsing through the work of the artists on the platform introduces you to some of the similarities with VSCO and Instagram. For example, while lots of folks use their phones to shoot photos, there are many that use dedicated cameras and then upload to the service.

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Canon EF 11-24mm f4L USM Lens

DXOMark hasn’t been kind to Canon; and their latest tests are even more brutal. According to the site’s findings, there are many lenses that score higher numbers and are overall much sharper. One of DXOMark’s favorite lenses is the 100mm f2–and when you look at the sharpness you can see that the 40mm f2.8 STM is scoring higher digits. Sure, these lenses can’t totally be compared in terms of what they’re capable of, but what ever happened to the idea that L glass is superior to all others? Photographers still buy into that idea even though we know it’s not necessarily true.

Even more embarrassing: the company’s 50mm f1.8 II rates in higher than the Canon 11-24mm f4 L USM.

Despite it being a completely new lens, it rates nowhere near many other new offerings. Sony, Zeiss, Sigma and Nikon seem to dominate the top 10 on the list. To Canon’s credit, nothing that is remotely close and a full frame lens is available for comparison on the site. The closest competitor would be the Tamron 15-30mm f2.8, which we just got in for review.

Also, do keep in mind that these numbers are qualitative and don’t at all affect someone’s creativity.