Cheap Photo: The Camera and Lens Savings Are Rolling In

The time to save is now; But the real question is… Is your wallet ready? 

We are working up towards the deal and savings bonanza that is the week leading up to and following Black Friday here in the US. Many deals are already announced and you can be sure to hear about even more over the coming days and into the week. But before things get stupid crazy, we wanted to take a quick look at the deals that are already available – here are a few that stand out to us:

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How I Went About Making a Zine With a Collective

All images of the zine creation process by James Moreton

Back in May I responded to an interview with Chris at the Phoblographer about making zines, why photographers should make them, the drive behind creating zines and some of my experiences of the creative process. The premise of the article was centred on a zine I created last year (Figments), but I hinted at what was coming from the Collective I am a member of – that project is now complete; AllFormat Issue 2. For this issue we wanted to create more of a collaborative photo book, so we thought what better way to do that than to take the reader on a journey through our collective psyche.

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This Chart Will Answer Whether or Not You Should Buy That New Lens

If you’re considering buying a new lens, here’s your answer

Photography is of course an expensive hobby; but you always do need just one more lens. Lenses are a million times more important than cameras and are sometimes worth even more. They surely hold their value; and this cheeky infographic will help you out in your purchasing decisions. You see, the holidays are coming around and when it comes to getting new gear, there are always complications of some sort. If you’re a professional photographer, then most of the time it can be expensed within reason. But if you’re not a professional, then sometimes it can be more complicated unless you’ve got money sweating from your skin. Of course, there are always discounts, rebates, etc.

And let’s be honest, sometimes nothing is better than getting a new prime lens and experiencing the sweet, glorious bokeh you get from it. With all this said, let this special infographic help you to get exactly what you need.

PS: We should probably let you know that there are a ton of new lenses available on discount over at Amazon.

H/T: Thanks Dragos!

Sample Gallery: Sony a7r III RAW Files Edited in Capture One

The Sony a7r III seems to have a sensor that allows for ultimate versatility

We’re currently in Sedona, Arizona with Sony and a number of other journalists using the Sony a7r III camera along with some of the company’s latest lenses. Additionally, I’ve been testing the Sony a7r III with the Profoto B1 and the Profoto A1. We’ve been shooting a number of landscapes, portraits, sports, and documenting decisive moments with this camera. Thus far, the Sony a7r III seems really fantastic as a mirrorless camera but there are still a few quirks. However, the good far outweighs the bad.

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The Ultimate Fujifilm X Series Guide For 2017

If you’re looking for the be-all end-all guide to Fujifilm’s System, look no further

Well, the time has come for us to start doing our end of the year posts and one way we is with these ‘ultimate guide’ posts. On the docket for today is Fujifilm, which in many ways had a break out year with the introduction of the X-T20 and X-E3 (the lower cost alternatives to their professional focuses X-T2 and X-Pro2).

We have posted a lot of great Fujifilm guides over the last year regarding everything from cameras to lenses, accessories and everything in-between. If you’re looking for an easy place to get some information on Fujifilm’s X-Series then you are in the right place. Continue reading…

Watch a 360 Video of Ultra Large Format Wet Plate Photography in a Historic Studio

Screenshot image from the videos. Used with permission

Wet plate photography, one of the traditional photographic methods, gives a completely different but fascinating experience as you’ve probably learned from our previous features. Portrait and wedding photographer Markus Hofstaetter shares with us another interesting look into his ultra large format wet plate process: from the cameras he uses, traveling with his wet plate gear, and shooting in a historic studio.

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How To Get The Super 16 Film Look Out Of Your Digital Camera

It’s not just about presets or filters, achieving a realistic film emulation goes much deeper than that. (featured image screencapture from the video. All credit to DSLRguide)

For many photographers who grew up using film or maybe learned their skill with film just before the rise of digital technology, film still holds a special place in their heart. If given the opportunity to use film without all the caveats that come with it these days (limited options, limited availability, sending out to a regional lab), many would choose to do so. This is a similar story for filmmakers, many of whom have moved onto digital camera technology not because of its superiority, but because of its affordability and simplicity. Continue reading…

Polaroid is Demanding that Fujifilm Pay Up on Rights for Instant Film

Fujifilm and Polaroid are butting heads on the Instant film front

It was only a matter of time until Fujifilm and Polaroid were going to duke it out on the legal battlefront; and apparently that’s what may be happening right now. According to a recent report, Fujifilm has asked a US district court to clear it of any wrongdoing after it was allegedly threatened with trademark litigation by Polaroid in regards to borders around photographs.

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