Manfrotto’s New Manhattan Lineup of Bags Target the NYC Photographer

Manfrotto just introduced a brand new lineup of camera bags called the Manfrotto Manhattan Collection. As the lifestyle imagery implies along with the name, the Manhattan collection targets the NYC based photographer who commutes using the subway system, bikes, etc. But that doesn’t mean those are the only photographers who may be attracted to it. In fact, photographers in Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, LA, and other cities like Berlin may be widening their eyes.

There are three bags in the lineup: The Manfrotto Manhattan Mover 50 backpack, Manfrotto Manhattan Speedy 10 Messenger Bag and the Manhattan Changer 20 Shoulder bag.

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Cheap Photo: Sony Trade In Savings

Sony really wants you to join their ranks, and to give you a little added incentive they are running their ever popular trade in program where you can get up to $450 credit towards your new Sony gear when you trade in your old gear. The catch about doing this online is that you have to buy your gear before you send in your trade in, so there is some overlap, so we recommend going into a participating retail location to take advantage. But for those interested in taking advantage of this online, here are some current Sony prices on new gear you may be interested in…

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Cheap Photo: Panasonic, Sony and Fujifilm Savings For All!

Not to be outdone by Sony and Fujifilm, Panasonic has some deals going on right now as well on some of their excellent micro four thirds cameras and lenses. If you have been thinking about jumping into the Panasonic system, then maybe now is a good time.

Panasonic Rebates

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 – $501.99
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 –  $539.95
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 –  $647.99
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 –  $647.99
  • Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 G –  $147.99
  • Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 –  $499.00

Don’t forget about the other savings currently going on as well!

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4 Rangefinder Inspired Digital Cameras For Those Tired of The DSLR Lifestyle

What does your camera look like? What does that style and appearance say about you as a person, as a photographer? It is not uncommon to care about what your camera looks like, though this aesthetic preference usually takes a back seat (as it should) to other more important issues with a camera, such as image quality, performance, etc. But assuming your threshold for desired performance is met, what style and design qualities are important to you in your next camera?

For many, the same old SLR/DSLR look and build is boring and uninteresting. Functional and practical, sure, but generally not the most stylish. Rangefinder cameras on the other hand, at least the latest models, have come into their own in terms of style and performance, leading many to ditch their SLR styled cameras in favor of smaller, lighter, and more stylish rangefinder inspired designs.

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Panasonic’s Digital Camera Business Named in Dwindling Profit Report

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.

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Cheap Photo: Budget Camera Bundles For Beginners and Hobbyists

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!

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After The Kit: 6 Incredible Lens Upgrades For The Micro Four Thirds Photographer

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.

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