Sigma Warns of Canon 5D Mark IV Compatibility Issues

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sigma 20mm f1.4 Review product images (2 of 7)ISO 4001-160 sec

It is just a hazard of using third-party lenses in today’s camera market – there are bound to be compatibility issues from time to time, and lately Sigma and Canon have not been playing nicely (though this has greatly improved over the years). Sigma today released a memo noting some compatibility issues with Canon’s latest release, the 5D Mark IV, and also noted some other general Canon compatibility issues.  Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: New Savings From Sigma, Fujifilm, and Sandisk

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm XE2s product images (3 of 9)ISO 4001-100 sec at f - 3.5

Sigma has a new sale going on for their 150-600mm Contemporary lens, making it even more affordable for you hobbyist wildlife shooters to get your hands on a killer lens. Fujifilm also has some additional savings for their X-E2, which was previously only a few dollars less than the newer X-E2s, but now thanks to a great discount is a full $200 cheaper than the newer model. This makes it quite a deal for anyone looking to get into the Fujifilm system.

  1. Fujifilm X-E2 (Save $300) – Deal
  2. Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary (Save $100) – Deal
  3. Sandisk 64GB 95 mb/s SD card (Save $45) – Deal

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Sigma Announces New Line of Cinema Lenses


Sigma is getting into the cinema lens business; it was announced today that the Japanese lens manufacturer will be introducing a new line of cinema lenses designed specifically for high-resolution capture on today’s modern high res digital sensors, with Sigma boasting the lenses ready for high quality 6K and 8K video capture.

In total the Sigma Cine Lens line is launching with 8 lenses total; two Super 35 T/2 zooms, a full frame compatible 24-35mm, and 5 FF compatible T/1.5 primes. Sigma is launching these lenses initially for Canon’s EF mount, as well as Sony’s E-Mount, with PL mount compatible versions coming at a later – as of now unannounced – time.

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Cheap Photo: Olympus Drops OM-D E-M1 Price Even More

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus OMD EM1 Product Photos (5 of 8)ISO 2001-40 sec at f - 2.8

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has been one of the top still image focused Micro Four Thirds cameras on the market for some time now. It had been on sale for $200 off for a while now, but today Olympus dropped it even further, another $100 in fact, for a cool $300 in savings off the usual price.

“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, and  stellar RAW file versatility…” — Read Our Full Review

  1. Olympus OM-D E-M1 – Save $300Get It

Top Brand Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

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6 Top Third Party Portrait Lenses Under $1000

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Samyang 50mm f1.2 product images (6 of 7)ISO 4001-200 sec at f - 2.8

Yes, brand name lenses are great, and have the advantage of being guaranteed to work flawlessly on cameras of that same brand. But third party lens manufacturers, especially in recent years have been coming out with some really killer options of their own. The quality bar has been raised and for most of the bigger established third party brands, quality control and performance issues are mostly things of the past.

So continuing with our Portrait theme for August, today we are going to go over some of our favorite third-party portrait lenses for under $1000.

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5 Irresistible Portrait Lenses for Nikon DSLR Photographers

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon D810 first impressions product images (3 of 8)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 3.2

Beyond Canon there probably isn’t a more well known photography brand than Nikon, the big two have been dukeing it out in this field for decades. We have already covered Canon’s portrait lenses, so today we take a look at Nikon and share our picks for some of our favorite portrait lenses in the Nikon F mount.

Before get started, I would like to note though that these lenses are not in any particular order, this isn’t a ranking or stat sheet, it’s just meant to provide some good direction for Nikon shooters who are looking into portrait options. So lets jump right into it, shall we?

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8 Spectacular Portrait Lenses for Canon DSLRs

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Rokinon 135mm f2 review product photos (2 of 6)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 2.8

Canon is the most popular camera system on the market, despite all the mirrorless buzz, and that means many of you are likely looking for some awesome portrait lens options for your Canon kit. Lucky for you, we have a great roundup of lenses on the docket today and all of them are great options for you Canon invested portrait photographers.

In this roundup we have 8 incredible lenses for portrait photography on the Canon system. So lets jump right into it, shall we?

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