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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm XT10 first impressions (10 of 15)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 4.0

Before, we get to the deals, note that the new Olympus OMD EM10 Mk II is available for pre-order.

If you’re a Fujifilm fan, then you’ve got last of the Fujifilm rebates. They end this month, so act fact! They end on the 29th!

You’ve still got time for most of the deals we’ve found on Lexar products that run through most of August. If you’re looking for more gift ideas for the end of summer, you should check out these lenses.

Plus, you get discounts on Sony A and E mount lenses over at Adorama and B&H Photo.

For Canon fans, there are Canon 70D bundles available with a printer or lens and speedlite discounts. And for you Nikon folks, refurbished Nikon camera deals. Plus, you can still get a Fujifilm X Pro 1 and two lenses for $948 with free shipping.

Even better: there are still loads of lenses available for under $200, so go take a look. We’ve also found discounts of at least 10% on over 4,000 camera lenses over at Amazon, some at over 25% off, 50% off, and 70% off. Still in effect, here are some that are 25% off, but there are also lots of wide angle lens options available.Plus, there are discounts on 50mm f1.8 (nifty 50) lenses. More discounts are after the jump. [click to continue…]

Model: Natalie Margiotta

Model: Natalie Margiotta

Mirrorless cameras offer pretty much everything that most photographers need and are the next step in the evolution of cameras (along with smartphones and what they’re capable of). And for many, there is no reason why a portrait lens wouldn’t be in their camera bag. The best portrait lenses are longer focal lengths that allow a photographer to separate elements of a scene from their subject so that viewers will only focus on them. Additionally, wider focal lengths tend to make someone (and their parts) look very distorted.

We’ve scoured our reviews index to find some of our favorite portrait lenses for mirrorless cameras. Here’s our roundup.

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julius motal the phoblographer sony rx10-4

Oftentimes, non-photographer friends will ask me what kind of camera they should get, and my first question always is, “What’s your budget?” The answer is about what you might expect, anywhere between $500 and $1,000 with a little wiggle room at the higher end. Given the wide swath of cameras, from impressive point-and-shoots to mirrorless and DSLRs, recommending a set of cameras to a beginner is often a mixed bag. With that in mind, here are our recommendations for beginners.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony 35mm f1.4 Full Frame E Mount lens first impressions product images (6 of 6)ISO 4001-100 sec at f - 2.5

The best focal lengths for street photography tend to range from the low 20s to around 50, and given the ever-increasing popularity of mirrorless cameras, we thought we’d put together a roundup of our ten favorite lenses across systems. Some of these dip below the 20mm mark, but with the crop factor, they’re well within the ideal range. So, if you’re thinking of going mirrorless or have already and want to get into street photography, these are the lenses to consider.

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Yes, there were leaks. The Panasonic GX8 is indeed real, and it’s quite beautiful. This camera isn’t said to succeed GX7 but instead live above it. It’s the company’s flagship rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and lives alongside the GH4 as a flagship camera for the company.

Available in black and silver, the camera has Duel IS that works via the lens and sensor. This feature works for HD video, but not 4K–which the camera shoots. The GX8 sports a 20.3MP Live MOS sensor–the highest resolution Four Thirds sensor to date. The camera also has an exposure compensation dial in addition to a splash and dust proof design.

The GX8 has the same Venus Engine as the GH4 but provides a 1/3 stop better performance when it comes to dynamic range.

The sensor can shoot up to ISO 25,600. The camera includes a tiltable EVF and OLED screen. Panasonic claims that it has a 0.07 AF speed responsiveness in addition to 200% more focusing accuracy than the GH4 and focusing abilities down to -4 EV.

With the electronic shutter, you can shoot to 1/16,000; but otherwise the max shutter speed is 1/8,000. The camera can also shoot tethered. On top of this, there is WiFi and NFC connectivity. When it launches, it will be available for $1,199.99.

But that’s not all.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 50mm f1.8 STM lens review product images (2 of 2)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 4.0

Today, we’ve found a number of lenses from pretty much every manufacturer and mount for under $200. Go take a look.

If you’re still interested in the lens deals that we’ve found, then you’re in luck. We’ve found discounts of at least 10% on over 4,000 camera lenses over at Amazon, some at over 25% off, 50% off, and 70% off.

Still in effect, here are some that are 25% off, but there are also lots of wide angle lens options available.Plus, there are discounts on 50mm f1.8 (nifty 50) lenses.

More discounts are after the jump.

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