There is this epidemic in the photography industry right now where everyone wants every camera to do everything better than every other camera for a lower price. This is why you always see walls of complaint comments when new cameras are announced, it does this well but not that, or lacks in this one feature that so and so really wanted. It’s just the reality of a camera, some will fit better for certain people and certain uses better than others – and let’s remember, virtually no one is making a ‘bad’ camera these days (at least if we are talking about the traditional camera makers). Continue reading…
Fujifilm has been running a deal on their last generation cameras like the X-T1, X-T10 and X100T for a while now. But we just got wind of some new savings on their latest generation cameras including the X-T20 and X-A3. Check out the deals below to save some cash on Fujifilm’s stellar X-Trans III technology.
There are whole swarms of photographers who absolutely swear by and to the 50mm focal length, yet when it comes to portraiture, it’s easy for a lot of photographers to find the focal length a bit lacking. That’s where all of these slightly longer focal lengths have been coming from for a while now–something just a bit longer than a 50mm lens is often a fantastic option for portraits because while it isn’t as constrained as an 85mm lens, you tend to get a slightly longer field of view and therefore just enough more compression when shooting.
Here are some of our favorites.
If you haven’t known already, the stacked CMOS sensor in the new Sony a9 flagship camera isn’t exactly all brand new. Indeed, it’s the first time Sony has done it with a full frame sensor and released it to the public. But the technology has been used in phones and many other sensors in the past. The Sony a9 has a full frame 35mm sized 24MP stacked CMOS sensor at the heart of the camera and the way it operates is crucial to the overall functionality of the camera.
We talked to Sony’s Mark Weir about how the sensor works and he explained how it differs from conventional CMOS sensors.
Today at the Sony a9 announcement, Product Manager Kenta Honjo was kind enough to run through some features of the camera with us. The new Sony a9 is a groundbreaking (and in many ways game changing) camera when it comes to specs. You can see more over at our first impressions. But also check out the video after the jump.
The new Sony a9 is finally here; and it seems to be absolutely fantastic from a technology standpoint in many ways. To start with, it has a new stacked 24MP CMOS sensor and can shoot up to 20fps with a completely silent shutter. This camera is strongly being targeted at the photojournalist type of photographer–quite obviously the pros considering that it’s a $4,000+ camera. It’s being released next month and today we got some time to play with the camera a bit.
Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 is currently on sale for a cool $40 off, bringing it down from its usual $200 price point to a $160 price tag. These little printers are great for those who want to have some fun instant prints available from your smartphone or Fujifilm X-Series camera without buying one of the dedicated Instax Mini cameras.
- Instax Share SP-2 – $157.00
In other related news, those interested can also pre-order the newly announced Instax Mini 9 , which is set to start shipping on April 23rd (this upcoming Sunday).