Cheap Photo: Voigtlander, Fujifilm, Sigma Savings To Be Had

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Is it almost the weekend again? Well, in case you are interested in some holiday shopping, or maybe kit shopping, from the comfort of your couch, we have a great selection of deals for you to take a look at today. In addition to the quick hits below we have a ton of deals from Canon, Nikon, and Fujifilm. Take a minute and check it out!

Quick Hits

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Can One Camera System Truly Do it All for Photographers?

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Obviously, all camera systems these days have become very mature and capable of doing almost everything that a photographer needs or wants. They’re all good and can help image makers in many ways. Working photographers these days need to be able to do a variety of things though not including just photography, but also things like video. Some photographers need to have access to a fully working flash system and find features like WiFi integration to be critical. Plus, they need tough gear that can take abuse in rough weather and do most of what they need to get done easily.

Considering that we’ve used every camera system, we’ve put together an analysis.

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5 Fixed Lens Point And Shoot Cameras For Professional Photographers

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As professional photographers we demand a lot from our cameras: we need manual controls and the ability to tweak the settings to our liking, at the same time though, lugging around our professional gear all the time can be a pain. Luckily for us, these days camera companies are making some pretty great fixed-lens point and shoot cameras that come with all those features that we need, but in a small, compact, and easy to carry everywhere size. It is the best of both worlds for when the thought of taking your 5D Mark IV or D810 makes you cringe.

Today we will be sharing some of our top picks for fixed-lens point and shoot cameras that give professional photographers the tools they need to be creative and capture images they can be proud of – even with our professional caps on.  Continue reading…

7 Lenses That Really Changed the Photography Game this Year

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Lens innovation over the past few years has mostly focused on pure image quality. But it’s obvious that we’re at a point where both cameras and lenses these days are so good it doesn’t matter. So lens manufacturers have needed to do something else to make them all much better. With that said, new innovations have produced better lenses, and allowed photographers to have even more creative freedom when working with them.

We went through our reviews and found a bunch that have come up this year.

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Canon and Toshiba Join Sony with Curved Sensor Tech Patents

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In the world of digital photography sensors, technology has steadily improved over the years with various advances mostly taking place within the confines of standard CMOS sensors. Fujifilm and Panasonic have an organic sensor they have been working on, and Sony patented a curved sensor design a while back.

Well, Toshiba and Canon have jumped on the curved sensor design bandwagon, joining Sony. The patents from the two companies both approach the curved sensor design differently, but both have the same goal, to improve image quality and eliminate things like vignette from images captured by these devices.

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Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Launches New 50mm f0.95 Nocturnus II for Sony E Mount

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Meyer-Optik Gorlitz has announced the upcoming release of its all-new Nocturnus II 50mm f0.95 Lens for full frame Sony E-Mount. With scheduled shipping for January 2017, the lens is currently available for pre-order at camera stores worldwide. Made in Germany, Meyer Gorlitz lenses are made with high quality components and fine-tuned by undergoing a rigorous test procedure with tight tolerances. The 50mm f/0.95 Nocturnus II will follow in this manufacturing tradition and is a lens Meyer Gorlitz hopes will appeal to photographers looking for a low-light capable lens that delivers the image quality they expect. Continue reading…