Five Point and Shoot Cameras You’ll Always Want to Have With You

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While most consumers don’t really like point and shoot cameras, it’s really hard for a more advanced photographer to really turn them down. They’re compact and are designed to have a very simple interface. Often stripping the camera down to one lens focal length, it means that the photographer needs to keep in mind one field of view and just shoot. These cameras are fantastic for street photography, but they’re also great for general shooting.

Here are a few that we really love.

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Five Fast Focusing 50mm Lenses For Mirrorless Cameras

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One of the most popular lens focal lengths out there is the 50mm–but they’re sometimes worthless if they can’t focus quickly. Whether you’re a professional or hobbyist photographer, there isn’t a reason why you wouldn’t want to have a fast focusing 50. Foodies can rest assured knowing that their 50mm lens will lock focus quickly onto dinner. When you’re capturing your corgi running around and doing corgi things, you’ll know that the image you snap will be bound to get you some karma points on Reddit.

We’ve done lots of testing with various 50mm lenses (and those that offer the equivalent field of view), and these are some of our favorites.

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Incredible Deal: The Sony FE 50mm F1.8 for $198!

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Sony’s FE 5omm F/1.8 is not only one of the best deals in the FE lineup right now, it is also a killer lens in terms of image quality. Amazon has an insane deal on this lens right now bringing the price tag under $200, down from the already great normal price of $250.

We have loved this lens for its image quality and its fast focusing (in good light), as well as its killer bokeh. For the current deal price of $198 this lens is basically what we would consider to be a no brainer for Sony FE shooters.

If you are interested in picking it up you can find the deal over on Amazon, here.

Cheap Photo: LG 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor 25% Off


As sensors get higher and higher resolution, it is more important than ever that the modern photographer have enough pixels on their monitor to accurately display and work on their images. While 1080p monitors are still most popular, photographers should really be looking into QHD (2k) or UHD (4k) monitors for the best editing experience from a resolution perspective.

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6 Weather Sealed Wide Angle Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras

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If you’re an adventurer or a photographer that gets outside often, there are a number of wonderful lenses you can get your hands on to create compelling images in the elements. Many photographers tend to go for wide angle lenses, and these tend to give images that convey how they feel about the vast expanse before them when out hiking. But otherwise, they’re used by street photographers in the rain or sometimes even for certain types of portraits.

Here are six weather sealed wide angle lenses that we love for mirrorless cameras.

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Cheap Photo: Panasonic LX100 Savings And More

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Today’s scavenger hunt for deals has turned up the following specials; including some great savings on Canon, Olympus, and Sony tech. Also be sure to check out the rest of the available deals through our quick links, it’s a fast and easy way to save some major dough.

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First Impressions: Sony a6500


Sony has been busy with the recent announcement of the a99 II. Hot on it’s heels Sony announced today the upcoming release of the all-new Sony a6500, the flagship of the a6000 lineup. We got a chance to play with the camera for a bit a lt their event to test out the new features such as improved autofocus and touch screen ability. Although we weren’t allowed to take home sample images, we’re quite impressed with what we’ve seen so far. Continue reading…