Phottix has grown a lot over the last several years, one of a few companies to crawl out of the soup of obscure photo accessories, and into the limelight. The company known for their lights and lighting accessories has just released their latest triggers, the Ares II. Continue reading…
In the film days you could buy one camera and use it for years upon years, in order to change your look you used different films. These days that dynamic has changed, and now photographers are pressured into buying the latest and greatest cameras after just a couple of years. But taking into account where digital photography is these days, there are still some great cameras out there to be had, many times for a significant discount over their cutting edge brethren.
So here are 5 picks for great older cameras for you to consider. Continue reading…
5 Reasons for Portrait Photographers to Get Super Excited About the New Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG Art Lens
Yesterday, the new Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art lens was announced–and it’s an understandably amazing reason for portrait photographers to get very hyped up. The 135mm focal length is one of the best options out there for portrait photographers. It does a whole lot of compression of your subject and is often perfect for headshots. Of course, you’re standing pretty far back away from them but the lens is capable of delivering so many great looks that you’re bound to just fall in love with its capabilities.
So here are some reasons why we’re so hyped about the new Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art lens.
Earlier this week, we got to play with the new Sony FE 100mm f2.8 STM G Master Lens for Sony FE cameras. After our first impressions, we were able to bring back image samples in addition to talking with Sony’s reps about the lens. Mike Bubolo of Sony was nice enough to give us a guided tour and insight into how the Sony FE 100mm f2.8 STM G Master Lens works.
Earlier tonight, we got the chance to play with the brand new Sony 85mm f1.8 FE and the new Sony 100mm f2.8 STM FE G Master. Both lenses performed absolutely wonderfully, but if I really had to put my money on one or the other, I’d personally lean more towards the 85mm. To be fair, I spent most of my time with this lens, and if I spend more time with the 100mm f2.8 then my opinion may change. But I’m a far bigger fan of 85mm focal lengths than 100mm.
It has been a bit since we did a full cheap photo post, mostly thanks to myself being in Vegas for WPPI last week. So today we kick off your week with some great savings on everything from Instant prints to incredible cameras and lenses. Check it out!
Today’s Feature Savings
- Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic – $50 off – Get it on Amazon
- Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer – $30 Off – Get it on Amazon
- 6 Pack MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths – $20 Off – Get it on Amazon
- AmazonBasics AA Rechargeable Batteries 16 Pack – $24.99 – Get it on Amazon
- Sony DSC-RX10 III – $200 – Get it on Amazon
If you’ve even decided to click on this article then you’re probably aware of some of the frustrations some of your fellow photographers feel. Let’s preface this: four or five years ago you may have purchased a Fujifilm X Pro 1. Last year it was updated, giving it a sufficient four year life span. Now you want to upgrade, and you’re finding they’re still going for at a ridiculously low price brand new and only a few hundred used. But the newer cameras like the Fujifilm X Pro 2 costs around $1,699. Fujifilm isn’t exclusive to this: so too is Sony and the Micro Four Thirds coalition.
Now if you look at some of the film camera bodies, you’ll start to realize just how well they hold their value–especially if the system is still current.