Photokina Announcements Raise Camera Manufacturers Stocks After Apple iPhone 7 Announcement

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When the Apple iPhone 7 was announced, it was clear that Apple was going after the DSLR and mirrorless cameras in an intention to end their industry. The new camera in the Apple iPhone 7 Plus is said to use a telephoto (though it’s actually a normal) lens and a wide angle to create an image with a blurred background. Apple states that this simulates the same effect of a larger sensor.

Because the world generally doesn’t know any better or understand the importance of ergonomics, lens options, the use of effective off-camera lighting, etc. the headlines of many a tech publication were discussing the death of traditional cameras. As a result, stocks went down. But after Photokina, things seemed to go back up–until we all realized that everyone was making development announcements due to recent earthquakes and natural disasters.

So here’s how the camera companies are doing after Photokina.

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The PocketWizard Flex TT5 TTL Is Now Available for Panasonic Cameras

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The PocketWizard system has always been available for Canon and Nikon DSLRs, but today they’re announcing that their TTL radio system will be available for Panasonic’s mirrorless cameras. The system is highly targeted at photographers who use the GH4, and includes features like HSS (high speed sync) that allow a photographer to shoot at up to 1/8000th, TTL, and can use PocketWizard’s HyperSync technology.

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Cheap Photo: EM-1 Savings & Return of the Running List

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Olympus’s OM-D E-M1 is a known gem of the Micro Four Thirds system, offering some great features in an attractive package, and currently – for a really great price too.

In many ways, the Olympus OMD EM1 is the perfect Micro Four Thirds camera and can even be said to be the perfect mirrorless camera. It is weather sealed, has WiFi transmission for future forward photographers, excellent image quality, stellar RAW file versatility in the hands of a specialized colorist, good autofocus, focus peaking, functional timelapse shooting, and lots more features that will appeal to photographers.. — Read our full review here

Interested? You can pick one up for a cool $200 off over on Amazon right now. Here are several other notable deals…

  • Olympus 40-150mm F/2.8 (Save $200) – Deal
  • 10 Pack – 8GB Wooden USB Drives – Deal
  • Rokinon 50mm T/1.5 (Save $~$48) – Deal

Top Brand Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

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5 Spectacular Portrait Lenses For Micro Four Thirds Cameras

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Micro Four Thirds is unique in that two companies produce cameras for it, so naturally there are some killer options as far as lenses go – but a bit of overlap as well. Shooting portraits on Micro Four Thirds is interesting, due to the 2x crop factor (effecting both focal length and aperture) it can be hard to get that popular shallow depth of field.

In this roundup we have 5 incredible lenses for portrait photography on the Micro Four Thirds system. So lets jump right into it, shall we?

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Cheap Photo: 18% Off Olympus’ Flagship OM-D EM-1

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Olympus’s flagship OM-D E-M1 is due for an upgrade, by today’s standards, but that means this highly capable and top end Micro 4/3 body is available for a great price. $899 in fact, a steal by today’s market for a brand’s flagship offering.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 (Save $200) – Deal

Top Brand Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

Check out all of our deal listings after the jump…

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Cheap Photo: Sigma Savings For The Budget Oriented Photographer

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It may be starting to show its age compared to the competition. But Sigma’s 24-70mm F/2.8 isn’t a bad choice for a photographer looking to grab that popular zoom range on a budget. This is from Sigma’s pre-Global Vision line of lenses, so again, its old. But its more than capable of producing beautiful images, and again – its affordable.

  1. Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX (Save $150) – Deal

Top Brand Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

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