Three Perfect Mirrorless Cameras For The Advanced Amateur

Are you ready to upgrade from that basic mirrorless kit you bought to learn photography with? Advanced amateurs make a large portion of the photography marketplace, yet most guides and gear roundups seem to favor people in the beginners or professional category. The issue arises because basic cameras are well,…too basic for an advanced amateur to do what they want/need, while professional level cameras are often overkill in terms of features while being out of reach financially.

So today we are looking at that sweet spot for the advanced amateur, between the $900 and $1900 price point. We will be looking at some of the best mirrorless options out there right now to try and help you sort out which may be the best option for you with your next upgrade.

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Cheap Photo: Save Hundreds Off the Phottix Indra360!

TTL studio strobes are all of the rage these days in lighting circles and Phottix’s Indra series is one of the more affordable options on the market that has been getting some good reviews. Currently you can pick up the Indra360 for over $400 off: a crazy good deal if you have been in the market for a set of these.  If you want to know more about the Indra you can check out our review of the Indra500 here.

  • Phottix Indra360 TTL –  $999.00

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Cheap Photo: Budget Camera Bundles For Beginners and Hobbyists

When professionals and advanced amateurs find themselves shopping for photography gear they are often looking for one or two items. Bundles and kits are usually pointless because they already have many of the extra included items. This is different for beginners and hobbyists though, who may just be getting into photography or upgrading a really old kit. Today we have some great budget camera kit bundles for you all to take a gander at, enjoy!

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Review: Zeiss 85mm f2.4 Loxia (Sony E Mount, Full Frame)

There’s something incredibly nostalgic about a lens like the Zeiss 85mm f2.4 Loxia. From it’s small size almost mimicking the ZM lineup of glass, to the aperture ring, it just feels like a modern classic. Part of this has been the Zeiss experience, which is something that can’t really be expressed in words and instead only experienced. Previously only reserved for the rich, Zeiss lenses have become more popular with enthusiasts and it’s meant that people also have begun to truly appreciate how much better the image quality can be from a lens like the Loxia. Designed for Sony full frame E Mount cameras, the Zeiss Loxia 85mm f2.4 is capable of delivering truly stunning images and almost never really needs to be stopped down in most situations.

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Cheap Photo: 3 Sony A7 Bodies On Sale

If you have been looking into picking up a Sony A7 series camera, or maybe thinking about making the switch to mirrorless, then now may be the time for you to jump on that train. Two of Sony’s latest high-end A7 bodies, the A7r II and A7s II, are both on sale right now, joining the original A7 which has been on its discounted $1,000 price point for some time now.

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Sample Images: Tokina 20mm f2 FiRIN Lens (Food and Street Photography in Bangkok)

I’m wrapping up the tail end of a Sony Press media excursion, and while here I’ve been testing the new Tokina 20mm f2 FiRIN a whole lot. After getting some initial thoughts after Photokina, I was really excited to play with the lens. It has much going for it as a wide angle, manual aperture, manual focus, and fairly compact prime lens. But one of the things that’s really great about it is how low the distortion is. In fact, it’s so low that I was confident in using it for shooting video of people.

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