If you’re a photographer that’s been looking at the high-end APS-C mirrorless camera options out there, then you most likely know that Sony and Fujifilm are the ones that continue to duke it out over and over again. The Sony a6500 is the company’s latest offering while Fujifilm has two flagship cameras in the form of the X-T2 and the X Pro 2. All of these cameras are highly capable, have the same megapixel count and have similar features. But which is the best?
Godox recently revealed their AD200 Witstro monolight on Facebook, and the new monolight seems much different than most offerings out there already. For starters, it’s a giant block–and has a flash head that is rectangular in shape vs the more traditional circular area. The Godox AD200 Witstro has TTL and HSS capabilities for Canon, Nikon, and Sony cameras.
It’d be pretty insane for any of us to believe that a Chinese company purchased the aging and historical Hasselblad, but according to Kevin Raber over at Luminous Landscape, it seems to be the case. Indeed, DJI has been a minority shareholder for a while now and Hasselblad hasn’t been doing so great. But when the X-1D was announced, it seemed like things would change.
Time for our first real cheap photo post of the new year! Let me first say that we had a great year in 2016 as far as keeping you all updated on the latest deals and savings, and we hop to continue that trend in 2017, starting today with some great deals on lenses, tripods and hard drives!
- Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM (Our Review) $179 – Get It Here
- Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer $85 – Get It Here
- Lexar 128GB SDXC UHS-II Cards $49 – Get It Here
- Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head $49.99 – Get It Here
- WD 4TB Black My Passport Drive $118 – Get It Here
Three refreshes: that’s how long it took for Sony to create a camera with a sensor that can keep up with its competitors. Granted, the processing engine in the Sony a6500 is very capable and a big part of it. But then we also beg the question: Why so many refreshes so suddenly?
The answer to the question that you’re wondering is yes, the Sigma 85mm f1.4 Art lens is indeed much better than the previous version of the lens. At higher megapixels, you start to see the flaws of the older version, but the newer one exudes an image quality that is truly unbelievable. Additionally, it sports a bit of weather sealing. And the ultimate answer to whether or not you should upgrade really has to do with your own intentions. If you absolutely want to stick to using DSLR cameras, then this is a must-buy lens.
But holy crap, is it huge!
Now that it is the winter and Wedding photographers are in their off-season across much of the northern hemisphere, many are taking stock of their current kits. This is the time to look at what else is on the market, look into buying new gear, and trying out the latest technological achievements. Sony has been one of the most talked about brands of the last few years, and their current generation A7 series full frame mirrorless cameras offer what a lot of professionals are looking for. Here are our picks for kit options for wedding pros thinking about jumping into the full frame E mount (FE) system here in 2017.
Impossible is trying their best to bring back that classic Polaroid film and ecosystem, but I think it would be safe to say that the king of instant film photography currently is Fujifilm‘s Instax line. These are great for fun family photography as well as professional uses. Thanks to some post-holiday savings, you can get some great deals on Instax products, as noted below:
- Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 – $59 – Get Yours Here
- Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 – $124 – Get Yours Here
- Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film, Twin Pack – $17.99 – Get Yours Here
- Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 – $84.99 – Get Yours Here
- Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 – $179 – Get Yours Here