“In August, I met a group of volunteers, several guys and girls,” photographer Ivan Tsupka tells us. “From the very beginning of the war, they began to weave camouflage nets in the evenings and on weekends, when they could. Later they expanded their activities and began producing camouflage suits, thermal blankets for soldiers and wounded, special pillows for hospitals, and many other items for the army.” Of the many times that we’ve featured Ivan and his work on this site, we’ve always been aware of the fashion angle that he takes with these causes he cares about. And in this case, he’s working to help raise money for the efforts in Ukraine.
For years, photographers always thought that Leica cameras are way too expensive. And while we’re not going to say that they’re not pricey, the prices over cameras overall have come up while Leica cameras have been fairly consistent. These days, they’re not really about the luxury lifestyle. Instead, they’re tools designed for thinking photographers that …
A few years ago, we featured Marcos Alberti and his incredibly fun Wine Project along with the sexually liberating O project. It’s a curious study that shows how someone changes after getting a few drinks in them. And this time around, he’s back. But this time, he chose his subjects to be wine sommeliers and NYC chefs. The concept: photograph the subject before they drink any wine, and then once for each glass they drink for three glasses. The expressions get goofier and goofier — and they’re an inspiration for anyone who hosts photo booths and photographs at parties.
When we reviewed the Panasonic G100 a few years ago, it was hardly what we expected from them. Especially since Panasonic was among the pioneers of the Micro Four Thirds system itself. As the first specs for the G100 II are reported, we see that it looks promising on paper. But the competition is so strong that they really need to knock it out of the park with this one.
In our opinion, Fujifilm has some pretty plain vanilla zoom lenses. The real magic comes from their prime lenses and a few others. But if you’re looking for a solid zoom lens, consider the Tamron 17-70mm f2.8 for Fujifilm. The Tamron Holiday deals are here for 2023. And amongst the best ones are the 35-150mm f2-2.8 for E mount. This lens is highly regarded not only as the company’s best lens but also one of the best lenses for the Sony E mount at this time. But there are also a lot more. There are discounts on Fujifilm X and Nikon Z mount lenses too from Tamron. Head on below and you’ll see for yourself. We’re huge fans of what they do.
Hi folks! Last month, we gave away a 3 Legged Thing Tripod! And now, we’re so hyped to finally announce the winner! As always, we’re very thankful to our members for your continued support of the Phoblographer. Our app is wonderful, and overall a great way to get our articles. We’ve been working very hard …
According to the folks at PhotoRumors, Fujifilm has filed yet another camera registration this November. That brings the total registrations for their cameras in 2023 to four. Two of these four have already been launched, which leaves us all speculating about what these remaining two could be. The good news is of course, that this means at least two more Fujifilm cameras are around the corner.
When the Panasonic G9 II was released, we were very hyped. It was a camera that was majorly pitched to us as being forwardly for photographers. With that said, a lot of video features that were in the GH6, for example, weren’t in the G9 II. Firmware 2.0 is being announced today for the camera, and photographers aren’t seeing many benefits from it. Instead, it’s all targeted to the video crowd. So, if you don’t care about video, then you probably wouldn’t necessarily care to proceed. But if you understand that Micro Four Thirds is incredibly good for video, then consider what the G9 II can do for you.
Perfect for any photographer, even with an adapter! When the Brightin Star x Funleader 28mm f2.8 lens was announced earlier this year, we fell in love with it. It’s perhaps the smallest Leica M mount lens that we’ve used and has a pretty fast aperture for those who need it. Now, we’re giving it away to one lucky winner! When the Phoblographer’s Membership program was created, we wanted to find a way to give photographers some of the best benefits. By design, it does way more than just take away banner ads. When you become a member, you get discounts from several companies. Our members are automatically entered into a monthly giveaway, and we’re working on building more benefits. Sign up now, and you can be a part of the program.
In our minds, the Panasonic S5 II is one of the best budget full-frame cameras that you can get your hands on. Why? It’s got access to tons of lenses in the L-Mount, for one. But there are also tons of great features on it that few other cameras have. There’s Live Composite for astrophotography. There’s also the Real Time LUT feature for making your own presets embedded right into the photographs. Then, there are fine-tuned adjustments to the autofocus and that’s all not even mentioning the weather resistance and more. We think that you’ll like it, and a bunch of other great products that Panasonic has one sale for the holidays. Check them out!