7 Lenses That Really Changed the Photography Game this Year

chris-gampat-the-phoblographer-nikon-105mm-f1-4-review-images-product-photos-5-of-7iso-1001-100-sec-at-f-2-5

Lens innovation over the past few years has mostly focused on pure image quality. But it’s obvious that we’re at a point where both cameras and lenses these days are so good it doesn’t matter. So lens manufacturers have needed to do something else to make them all much better. With that said, new innovations have produced better lenses, and allowed photographers to have even more creative freedom when working with them.

We went through our reviews and found a bunch that have come up this year.

Continue reading…

Essentials: The Traveling Outdoor Landscape Photographer

chris-gampat-the-phoblographer-essentials-the-outdoor-photographer-9-of-11iso-4001-200-sec-at-f-2-8

Essentials is a series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be substituted, but these are what we personally recommend at the moment. These aren’t sponsored at all; if they were we wouldn’t have any trouble saying it.

Now is as great a time as any for us to bring back this long dormant series on the Phoblographer. In our Essentials series, we put together special kits for photographers to use in specific situations. You’ll find that lots of these are appealing for one reason to another.

If you’re a traveling landscape photographer always in the great outdoors, you typically need something lightweight with solid image quality that is very reliable. Sure, some folks may love their DSLRs, but once you go mirrorless it’s just so tough to go back. With that said, here are some items that we really digg right now.

Continue reading…

The Best Photography and Cameras Deals for Cyber Monday 2016

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm Xt10 review final product images (4 of 4)ISO 2001-180 sec at f - 2.0

If you click any link today on the search for Cyber Monday Deals, this is only one that should truly matter.

We all known that Cyber Monday is the better shopping day because you can take care of it all in your pajamas! Many deals from Black Friday have been extended, and you can find those below, but we also have some new savings for you to enjoy so make sure and check out today’s listing.  Continue reading…

The Best 35mm Camera Lenses Under $1000

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm 23mm f1.4 product images for review (6 of 8)ISO 4001-50 sec at f - 3.5

The 35mm focal length is one of the most popular prime lens options out there, and with such popularity, there comes with it plenty of options for the budding photographer to choose from when looking for a 35mm lens to join their kit.

Today we are here to take a look at our picks for the best 35mm lenses under $1000.  Continue reading…

Which Micro Four Thirds Camera Is Right For You?

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus  (3 of 4)ISO 2001-20 sec at f - 2.8

We have done Fujiflm and Sony, so now it is time for us to take a look at the Micro Four Thirds ecosystem and give a few indications as to which of these cameras some of you should be considering if you are looking into jumping on board the Micro Four Thirds train.

Unlike the Fujifilm and Sony lists, this one contains multiple brands, so we won’t be going over ALL of the current Micro Four Thirds options because this post would be a novella. To that end, we will be focusing on the popular options from both Olympus and Panasonic.

Ready? Great, lets begin.
Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: Top Deals Heading Into The Weekend

Fujifilm X-Pro 2, 35mm F/2 WR

There are some killer deals heading into this weekend, so if you are looking for some great deals on Panasonic, Fujifilm, or Anker make sure and check out the deals listed below. These are all major savings.

Deal Highlights

  1. Fujifilm X-T1 (Save $400) – Deal
  2. Fujifilm X-Pro2 – Save $150 – Deal
  3. Fujifilm 23mm F/1.4 (review) – Deal (Save $250)
  4. Panasonic G7 – Save $300 – Get The Deal
  5. Panasonic GX8 – Save $225 – Get The Deal
  6. Panasonic GH4 – Save $300 – Get The Deal
  7. Panasonic 35-100mm F/2.8 – Save $400 – Get The Deal
  8. Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger – Save 50% – Get The Deal 

Continue reading…

Review: Neewer Complete ND Filter Kit for Cokin P

chris-gampat-the-phoblographer-neewer-graduated-nd-lens-filter-review-product-images-7-of-7iso-2001-125-sec-at-f-2-8

When you look at most Graduated ND and standard ND (Neutral Density) filter sets out there, you’ll find loads of pretty expensive options. But when you look at the Neewer Complete ND Filter kit, you start to scratch your head–at least you will as a novice. The more experienced amongst us will know that the build quality of the higher end stuff will be leaps and bounds better, and so will the image quality. We all completely understand the difference between great glass and mediocre glass, and know that you won’t be able to create as great images straight out of the camera as you can with better glass and paying for a much higher premium overall.

However, you’d be incredibly shocked if I told you that you were really, really wrong.

Continue reading…