Where is the Real Fujifilm Sports Camera? And Lenses Too?

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Fujifilm has done a fantastic job with photojournalism, street photography, landscapes, documentary, and portraiture. But where is the real Fujifilm sports camera? The Fujifilm XT4 is a fantastic camera for sure. Fujifilm can’t even keep it in stock at all. But we need something even higher grade for sports. I don’t think that that will come from the GFX lineup of cameras. But a Fujifilm sports camera will probably need to come from the X series. And to really stand out, it will need to do something better than what a full-frame camera can do.

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Is The Canon EOS R3 Sensor Being Made by Sony?

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For the first time in a long time, Canon is doing something that’s scaring me. Don’t get us wrong, there is lots of great Canon technology packed in there. Canon has briefed the press (us included) a few times on what’s coming with the Canon EOS R3. It’s currently being tested at the Olympics. And most importantly, this is the camera that the photojournalism, sports, and wildlife photography world really want. At the end of it all, though, what matters is the image. Let’s be real; any camera can make a great photo. But the sensors matter when it comes to providing variety. The Canon EOS R3 sensor scares me, though.

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Dmitrij Pirang Made a Website for Nikon Users who Love Film Emulations

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“Today, photos from many cameras look perfect and almost the same; there is no individuality.”, says web developer Dmitrij Pirang about digital images. “Photographers are creative people, and they are looking for something special, different from others.” He observed that Nikon DSLRs allow for using picture profiles to produce creative effects directly in-camera. However, several users felt that these stock profiles were limited. Currently, Nikon does provide software that can tweak these profiles a bit. But, there was and still is a huge demand to replicate classic film looks in this manner. This is where Dmitrij stepped in and created a website of his own to support this need.

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This Canon Lens Brings Your Wide-Angle Film Dreams to Life

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There has been a movement in the past decade to kill the fisheye lens. It’s unfortunate for sure. So instead, photographers have searched for the cleanest wide-angle lenses they could get. One of the best was the Canon 11-24mm f4 L USM EF Lens. Launched in 2015, it was one of the company’s last and best lenses for the EF mount. That means that it will work just fine on your Canon EF film camera. Best of all, we’ve got one in the Rara Camera Store right now.

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Bad Photo Tip: How to Get More Wedding Photography Clients

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Every photographer has issues with getting more clients. But it’s especially hard with wedding photography. Wedding photography clients can be some of the toughest to pick up. The statistics read all weird too. For years, folks have been spending less on weddings. Sometimes they also spend less on photographers, while others spend more because the photographs are important to them. Wedding photography clients can also be tough to work with: so too can their parents. But today, we’re presenting a foolproof way to get more wedding photography clients.

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4 Photographers Who Overcome Adversity and Are Truly Inspiring

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Every photographer has hurdles to clear throughout their journey. For hobbyist and pro alike, difficulties arise. Most struggles relate to a level of skill or a difficult client. However, some photographers have to grind through a host of barriers. From difficulties with mental health to working with a physical disability, some photographers overcome great adversity. The Phoblographer has published some powerful stories over the years, with many of them highlighting photographers’ strengths. Below are some of our more memorable and inspiring stories.

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The Ferro Flowers Team Snapped Unique Photos of Metallized Flowers

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“Sometimes you put things together to change their meanings, to get even more beauty,” says Thomas Koch about his project, Ferro Flowers. This was a collaborative effort between Thomas, Frederic Schlosser, and Bruno Damião. The aim of the Ferro Flowers team was to show what nature might look like in the coming years due to the effect of mankind’s actions on our planet.

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Shoot Nat Geo Style Photos with a Beautiful, Vintage Nikon Lens

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Back in 1994, I think a lot of us weren’t paying attention to photos Nat Geo posted on the web. Sure, their website was a convenient way to get their articles, but nothing could touch the quality of their magazine. And we’d like to believe that optics like the vintage Nikon 500mm f4 D Nikkor ED AF-I lens shot those iconic photos. Launched in 1994, this vintage Nikon lens has held its value surprisingly well. And we shouldn’t expect anything less from the Rare Camera Store collaboration.

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7 of the Best Photography Stories from Our Arts & Culture Editor

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I’ve had the privilege of working with many talented photographers in my time at The Phoblographer. I’ve also shared my thoughts and knowledge throughout the years. So, one day when Editor in Chief Chris Gampat woke up from one of his Nutella-induced naps and asked me, “what are your favorite photography stories from the site?” it got me thinking. And after some thought, I arrived at a selection of pieces I’m incredibly proud to have done. Let’s take a look.

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Ahad Halari Approaches His Travel Photos With a Piscine Perspective

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“People might look at distortions in a bad way, but it’s all about perspective, isn’t it?” questions Ahad Halari when I ask him about his love for using fisheye lenses. Based in India, he travels often as a photographer for entertainers and celebrities. For his personal travel photography though, he adopts a perspective most of us reserve for unique subjects. Many of us use ultrawide lenses on our travels, but when was the last time you saw someone use a fisheye for travel photos?

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5 Artists Show How to Make Unbelievable Images Without Photoshop

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Often, when a person looks at a photograph that seems too good to be true, it’s because it is. The reality is that the photographer may have spent hours in Photoshop trying to create something that isn’t true to life. That’s fine, but it’s nowhere near as impressive as when a photographer creates an out-of-this-world image just by using the tool in their hand: the camera. It’s possible to do, and in this piece, we show you the photographers doing it.

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You Need Some Light in Your Life. So Get a New Flash for a Steal!

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Lighting is something that every photographer should master in some way or another. I’d even argue that landscape photographers should learn how to use a flash. It will help them understand light so much better. And we’ve used a lot of light for many years. Not everyone needs the high end, studio lights. In fact, very few people do. Instead, most people just need a cheap, easily replaceable flash. And we recommend a bunch of these on Amazon. Curious to see some of our favorites? Well, head on our to our Lighting section and peruse some of our flash reviews.

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Barney Smith Travels Around the World for Underwater Double Exposures

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“It’s something I would love to do more of, connecting film photographers from around the world”, says Barney Smith of the UK. He’s an underwater photographer with a self-confessed obsession for shooting film. Barney enjoys his photography more without the conveniences of a digital camera. It took him a while to learn the basics, but he never looked back once he got the hang of analog photography. Shooting film makes him slow down and think carefully about every possible variable before clicking the shutter on his Nikonos camera.

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Get That Used Camera You’ve Wanted at The Best Price

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If you want a brand new camera, then you’re probably going to have to wait because of component issues. But if you don’t mind shelling out for something used, then there’s a lot you can do. Amazon has a ton of great prices on used camera right now. In fact, some of them are the lowest prices that we’ve ever seen them at. So we encourage you to head on over via this link and check them out for yourself.

Amazing Photos From Photographers Showing Love for the 35mm Lens

We’re about to show some love to the 35mm lens.

A 35mm lens is an awesome companion for your camera. It offers great flexibility in terms of the types of photographs you can create. Is it the best focal length? Well, that’s a matter of preference. But it’s certainly a popular choice amongst professional photographers. And in this article, we look at some fantastic photographs created by photographers who give power to their 35mm lens!

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How to Flatten a Nose in Portrait Photography with Any Lens

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This tip is going to work with pretty much any lens, no matter what.

The nose is something loads of people are self-conscious about. It’s easy to look for the best lenses to flatten the nose: there’s a lot of choices online. There are also lots of methods on how to do it. But there’s another element that I think is incredibly important. And it’s one most people don’t talk about because it’s the most complicated. So we’re going to discuss a bit of the obvious and some of the less obvious ones here.

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Silver Goes Up. Is Film Photography Safe from This Latest Reddit Stunt?

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Film photography is cool and all, but do you even know what’s in it? Do you know it’s not vegan? How many of you know there’s gelatin in there? And did you know there’s a layer in some film that caused Fujifilm to discontinue a film in America? Well, apparently, yet another ingredient is under fire: silver. This precious metal is an integral part of film. As a result, the price of silver can affect the price of film and development. Those of us who shoot film are often pretty loyal to specific labs. But we also tend to go shopping around when the price gets too high. And while companies tell us that their pricing is stable, I’m still a bit concerned.

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You Can Save Big on These Four Fujifilm XF Lenses

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A few Fujifilm lenses are experiencing some pretty large discounts right now. Three of them are zoom lenses, and one is arguably their best prime lens. But Fujifilm’s lenses are fantastic. We’ve got a whole guide to them that you can check out. And from there, you can see if one of the four lenses is one that you want to pick up soon!

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5 Great 70-200mm F2.8 Lenses That Will Make Your Portrait Shoots Easier

User friendly and versatile, these 70-200mm f2.8 zooms can make your portrait sessions easier.

Prime lenses are usually the go-to options when it comes to portrait photography. Primes offer faster aperture speeds than zooms, and they can be sharper due to less complicated designs. However, they aren’t as versatile as a good zoom. Also, constantly switching out lenses to achieve different looks can become a chore. This is where 70-200mm f2.8 zooms come into play in the portrait arena. 70-200mm zooms cover four loved portrait focal lengths. 85mm, 90mm, 105mm, and 135mm. You can switch between these focal lengths in a matter of seconds. Of course, you can even zoom past them too on to 200mm, where these zoom lenses will offer an incredible amount of compression and glorious bokeh. At f2.8, you give up speed over primes, but you gain versatility and a simplified workflow. Check out five of our favorite 70-200mm f2.8 zooms after the break.

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The Lens I’ve Wanted for So Long. Leica 50mm F2 Summicron-M Review

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The Leica 50mm f2 Summicron M is a lens every manufacturer should pay attention to. There’s no contrast or micro-contrast trickery. There are no aspherical elements. This lens also doesn’t have apochromatic lens elements. What this lens has is a lot of sharpness and character. It’s small too! Not to mention that it’s also one of the most affordable in the Leica lineup. It has a classic design that newer photographers love. Best of all, you can adapt it to pretty much any camera system.

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