It’s pretty insane to think that very soon, a very big camera manufacturer could fall–or at least that’s what being hinted at with a new report about Panasonic’s dwindling profits. In fact, six of the businesses under Panasonic aren’t doing so great and one of those listed is the digital camera business. Indeed, things really have changed over the years. The Micro Four Thirds coalition used to be #1 in the mirrorless camera sales world but they’ve fallen behind when it comes to sales. Sony now dominates with Fujifilm following in on a close second place.
When professionals and advanced amateurs find themselves shopping for photography gear they are often looking for one or two items. Bundles and kits are usually pointless because they already have many of the extra included items. This is different for beginners and hobbyists though, who may just be getting into photography or upgrading a really old kit. Today we have some great budget camera kit bundles for you all to take a gander at, enjoy!
- Canon 80D Kit – Get It
- Nikon D3400 Kit – Get It
- Nikon D5500 Bundle – Get It
- Sony A6000 Bundle – Get It
- Panasonic GX85 Bundle – Get It
Are you just getting into the micro four thirds ecosystem? Curious about what the best lenses out there are for your Panasonic GH4 or Olympus OM-D E-M1? Well you are in the right place as today we are taking a look at the best lenses for street, portraits, landscapes, action, weddings and more!
Micro four thirds is such an interesting system in that we have this situation where both Panasonic and Olympus lenses work on each others cameras, and each come with their own pros and cons. This can make things a little confusing for new micro four thirds owners, but in reality it makes this system incredibly flush with great upgrade potential, and so today we are going to be looking at some of our picks for the top micro four thirds lenses to consider upgrading to after your kit lens.
It’s been years since Fujifilm and Panasonic teamed up on developing an organic CMOS sensor, and over the years the teams have taken turns in releasing updates on the development of the sensor technology. This week Fujifilm released a new update on the technology, noting they are making strides towards mass production of the sensor for a wide variety of applications. Continue reading…
Three Years Ago, Hasselblad Announced the Sony a99. Let’s Be Thankful They’re Not Doing This Anymore
A few years ago, the weirdest thing happened: Hasselblad announced the Hasselblad HV–which as much as they claimed otherwise, is a rebadged Sony a99 camera. In fact, my headline upset them and cut me off of their press list for a while. Now what Hasselblad did isn’t exactly new. Companies have been working together on collaborations for a while. Leica and Minolta did it years ago to create one of the most famous ones: the Leica CL. Leica also works closely with Panasonic in a similar respect. Hasselblad decided to try this with Sony and unfortunately for them, it backfired pretty hard.
We all laughed, all of us. If you enter forums, Reddit, or other conversations on the web you’ll read someone saying that they’re so glad that the Hasselblad of today is actually trying to innovate. And they truly have with the Hasselblad X1D. With their old CEO out of his position though, the company is going to see some new steering and we’re going to need to see how they pan out. But I’m sure that we won’t anything like the Hasselblad HV happen again.
Panasonic’s latest flagship Micro Four Thirds camera, the GH5, has been highly anticipated with curiosity over what improvements this new cinematography-centric camera brings. Nick Driftwood, who has worked with Panasonic on the development of the GH5, has posted a sample of an extreme low light video recording on his Youtube Channel.
Panasonic announced their GH5. and so that means some good deals are to be had on the GH4: still a great camera by all accounts. But we aren’t featuring just one Panasonic deal. The GH4 is great, but we also have some savings on the FZ1000, GX8, and some lenses as well. If you are a Micro Four Thirds photographer then you should take a look at these.
- Panasonic GH4 – $300 Off
- Panasonic Lumix G 15mm F/1.7 – $50 Off
- Panasonic FZ1000 – $100 Off
- Panasonic GX8 – $200 Off
- Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7 – $50 Off