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Check out the new Panasonic GF7 and say cheese while you’re at it–or just make duck lips because they totally work too. Yes folks, the brand new Panasonic GF7 is the latest entry into the company’s mirrorless interchangeable lens camera lineup and has a big emphasis on taking selfies–like many other cameras as of recent. The GF7 has a big 3 inch touch LCD screen and a 16MP Live MOS sensor. That sensor can record 1080p 60p video, can shoot 5.8 frames per second, and comes with the 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens.

The camera also shoots at up to ISO 25,600, has dual shutter buttons, built in WiFi, and has a Venus engine processor.

For $599.99, the GF7 can be yours in pink or black. More images and tech specs are after the jump.

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Lake Street Dive.

Lake Street Dive by Julius Motal.

Many concert photographers will tell you to use primes if you can. The concept just makes so much sense–they have a fast aperture that will help you out in very low lit situations, they take up less room in a crowded music pit, and you can eventually learn to think and see the world in that single focal length. To that end, it makes the picture taking process much more instinctual.

We’ve tested lots of lenses over time, and have found a handful from pretty much every camera system that work out solidly. But we’d be fools to say that it’s all about the gear here. In the end, it’s your ability to get the shot and predict movement that will award you better photos.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus OMD EM10 product photos (1 of 7)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 4.0

Today, we’ve found a bunch of new deals. Film photographers are in for a treat because now there are savings on film. But there are new mirrorless camera deals and Nikon discounts in place. Hit the jump for our curated Camera, lens, and photography accessory deals.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Samsung 50-150mm f2.8 OIS review product images (6 of 10)ISO 4001-40 sec at f - 4.0

The post holiday savings on cameras, lenses, and more continue to add up. Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Pentax, Sony and Olympus deals are abound, and here are the best.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 7D MK II review product images (10 of 10)ISO 4001-25 sec at f - 4.0

“The industry and the state of technology is evolving or developing so quickly I frankly cannot guess what will be five years from now. I am not certain if you’d asked me this during January 2014 I could have predicted the state of affairs today, Dec 1, 2014, just one year later.” stated Henry Posner, Director of Corporate Communications at B&H Photo Video Pro Audio in NYC.

Indeed, technology these days moves so fast that we’re not sure anyone would be able to tell. Not many could have expected that a product from Apple introduced around five years ago would have improved to the point where many use it as their main camera every day. Nor did we think that it would spur the creation of an app that allows a new breed of photographers to make a decent living off of shooting photos for advertisers.

However, it is the job of manufacturers to have some sort of foresight into the future and be able to predict how the industry will evolve and technology will progress. But that’s a tough job–and one that is much easier said than done given the viral nature of the internet and social media.

To get an idea of how the industry may change, we talked to the representatives of many leading manufacturers. What they had to say may be quite understandable.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss 58mm f2 Biotar images (4 of 4)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 8.0

It’s Cyber Monday, and there are even more deals happening right now in the photo world. If you want the best camera deals, the best lens deals, and the best photography accessory deals then you’ll find them right here.

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