Like Magic, This Bag Converts: Manfrotto Advanced Hybrid III Review

Backpacks distribute weight on both shoulders for more comfort, but shoulder bags offer fast access to gear. For photographers stuck in the middle, there’s the Manfrotto Advanced Hybrid III camera bag. Part backpack, part shoulder bag, the Advanced Hybrid III allows photographers to convert from a backpack to a shoulder bag with just a few zips and clips. But, is the Manfrotto Advanced Hybrid III a useful convertible, or is it a bag that’s just stuck in the middle?

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The Nikon Z 400mm f2.8 TC VR S is Here. This is Why I’m Excited.

Nikon’s previously-teased super-telephoto prime is no longer shrouded in mystery. The Nikon Z 400mm f2.8 TC VR S, announced today, is the mirrorless line’s first super-telephoto with a built-in teleconverter. The telephoto lens boasts several new features, including a new autofocus motor, Fn ring, and lens coating. All of this comes wrapped in a weather-sealed magnesium alloy lens that’s still two pounds lighter than its DSLR cousin.

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Want the Best Fujifilm Lens for Travel? Here Are 3 We Recommend

Travel photography with the Fujifilm camera system is strongly recommended for various reasons. They’re small, lightweight, and often have exceptional image quality. We’ve tested most of them, and our staff prefers the prime lenses. What’s more, most of the staff here at The Phoblographer shoots with Fuji. We’re leading you to choose the best Fujifilm lens for travel photography. Take a look with us!

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Capture One Fujifilm, Nikon, Sony Axed to Clear Way for New iPad App

In preparation for the launch of an iPad OS app, Capture One is discontinuing the separate branded versions of its photo editor, including Capture One for Fujifilm, Capture One for Nikon, and Capture One for Sony. The company says each of these camera brands are supported in Capture One Pro 22 and that moving to a single program will help prepare for upcoming launches, including an iPad version. The move to one program, the company says, is to prepare for upcoming launches including the iPad app, which the company teased last year for arrival in “early 2022.” The change is also preparing for Capture One Live, a beta program that takes tethering one step further and allows shoots to be viewed live from anywhere with an internet connection. The Capture One family is now simpler but also pricier for some users.

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The Yashica 45mm F1.7 Is a Beautiful Dream to Shoot with When Adapted

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There are lots of awful things that can be associated with the name Yashica. But this is more so the case if you’re considering a modern Yashica. Vintage Yashica, on the other hand, is as appealing as vintage Rolex. That’s to say that there’s a ton of hype, and it’s well deserved. So after Junior Photo Editor Feroz Khan interviewed Terry Godlove, I thought I’d buy one of his creations. Luckily, I scored the Yashica 45mm f1.7 lens. This is the legendary lens that was on the GSN Electro 35. Let me tell you, it’s a dream on digital.

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Canon’s Quad Pixel Could Be the Next Big Thing

One of the hallmarks of Canon cameras is Dual Pixel AF. First introduced on DSLRs at a time when Live View was often faltering autofocus, the technology turns each pixel into two focusing sensors. But, can Canon make the autofocus system that ranks among the best, if not the best, even better? A technology called Quad Pixel Autofocus could be Canon’s next big move. Recent patents have fueled rumors about the technology. But, just this week Canon shared that it was the only company to rank among the top five for the number of U.S. patents filed for 36 years in a row. With 3,022 patents filed in the U.S. last year, there are bound to be some ideas that never lead anywhere. Will Quad Pixel AF be one of them?

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How Omar Z Robles Made $200,000 from Street Photography

As wonderful as street photography is, most who practice it seldom make substantial money. Often seen as something you shoot on the side, professional photographers instead fund their life with other genres, like portrait and commercial photography. However, now and then, we see success stories. Stories that validate a photographer’s talent for street photography and earn them a decent chunk of cash. That’s what happened to Omar Z Robles, and on this episode of Inside The Photographer’s Mind, he tells us all about it.

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The Fujifilm XT4 is Fantastic. And It’s Got a Great Rebate

Time is running out! Fujifilm’s holiday savings were extended. They’ve got cameras and a few lenses on rebate right now. Let’s be honest, most of their lenses are already at fantastic prices. But then you get bangers like the 50mm f1 that’s got a nice discount attached right now. What’s more, if you want the XT4, this is really your time to get it. Check after the jump, and you’ll see for yourself.

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A New Fujifilm Flagship Is Coming. This Is What the Next X Camera Needs

When the Fujifilm X-H1 launched in 2018, it was heralded as Fujifilm’s flagship X Series camera. But, that was five years ago and, since that launch, the X-H1 lost flagship status as cameras like the X-T4 and X-Pro3 arrived with better specs. The years that have passed without an upgrade to the X-H1 — outside of firmware — have Fujifilm fans wondering if an upgraded X-H1 is even in the cards. But, as Fujifilm prepares to celebrate ten years of the X mount series in 2022, the rumors have started up again, with hopes that Fujfilm celebrates double digits with a new flagship.

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Sturdy. Sharp. Slow: Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG DN Review

When the L-Mount Alliance formed, it allowed companies like Panasonic to jump into full-frame mirrorless with a list of lenses already available. But, one thing the L-Mount family was missing was a zoom, with optics from Leica topping out at 280mm and, later, Panasonic at 300mm. When Sigma started converting its line-up of lenses to mirrorless, however, the L-Mount family gained a super-telephoto, the Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG DN Sports.

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How 14 Year-Old Lance Wilson Created This Spectacular Photograph

“The best photos are the ones that don’t need to be heavily altered, in my book!” Those are the wise words of the photographer Lance Wilson. Such wisdom is often delivered by those later down the road in life. But Wilson is 14 years old, already displaying a mature mind. He picked up a camera when he was 13, and already he’s producing work seasoned folks should envy. He’s also the creator of an incredible wave shot that went viral on Reddit. Exactly who is this boy wonder? Let’s find out.

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How to Overcome the Chaos of Wedding Photography

Wedding photography is one genre I will personally not touch. It takes a special kind of mind to handle a type of photography that comes with so much pressure. I envy those that do it, especially those that do it well. It must feel amazing to deliver an immortal memory of a couple’s special day. But, again, wedding photography comes with a lot of hurdles. There’s one in particular that pro photographers have to deal with, and I was curious as to how they handled it.

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Brandon Casey Shows How to Create a Stunning Photograph

Every now and then, a photograph comes our way, and it immediately grips us. It’s the type of photograph that makes us say, “We need to know more.” Brandon Casey is the creator of the latest image that demanded our attention. A resident of New Smyrna Beach, Casey has an eye for rocket launches. He’s also a devoted father, and for this photograph, he wanted to combine his passion with the children he loves so dearly.

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The Best Lenses for the Fujifilm GFX 50s II

A while back, we reviewed the Fujifilm GFX 50s II. For its price point, it provides a level of performance that’s very difficult to beat. Photographers who want something bigger than full frame might really appreciate what it can do. Lucky for you, we’ve also reviewed nearly every GF mount lens made by Fujifilm. So we dove into our reviews index to find the best lenses for the Fujifilm GFX 50s II. We hope this helps!

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Rare Photography That Takes You Into Unknown Worlds

Amongst the traditional photography that comes The Phoblographer’s way are stories that focus on rare moments. From wildlife to natural phenomena, photographers wait patiently to document scenes people don’t often see. The scenes take us into unknown worlds and allow the photographer to educate us on topics we’re not familiar with. We love these types of stories, and so do our readers. If you want to forget the mundane for a moment, check this out! Make a hot drink, get locked in to the rest of this article, and enjoy some rare photography.

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Great News! These Awesome Fujifilm Holiday Rebates Were Extended

Fujifilm’s holiday savings were extended. They’ve got cameras and a few lenses on rebate right now. Let’s be honest, most of their lenses are already at fantastic prices. But then you get bangers like the 50mm f1 that’s got a nice discount attached right now. What’s more, if you want the XT4, this is really your time to get it. Check after the jump, and you’ll see for yourself.

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The 3 Best Lenses for the Sony a7 IV

The Sony a7 IV camera is bound to be on everyone’s purchase list. There’s so much going for it. It has higher-end build quality, great autofocus, and it can use a plethora of lenses. So if you’re considering getting the camera, consider the best lenses for it. We dove into our reviews index to find them. Here are the best lenses for the Sony a7 IV. We’ve reviewed them all, and they’re all under $1,000.

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Here’s Your Last Chance for a New Camera Discount

The holidays came and went in the blink of an eye. But some of the deals and discounts are still around. In fact, you can find a bunch of them over at Adorama still. You can still score a new Canon EOS R or a Fujifilm camera if you wish. We recently answered a question about moving to the Canon EOS R from a 5D series camera. And we’ve even updated our review. Indeed, it’s seriously a beast of a camera now. But so too are some of the offerings still available from Fujifilm. so take a look!

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3 of the Best Lenses for the Canon EOS R3 (We Tested Them)

The Canon EOS R3 has been out for a little while now, and we’ve already reviewed it! It’s seriously one of the best cameras you can get, and there are great reasons for that. Besides introducing a few cool innovations, photographers will love the fact that there are so many good lenses for it. So we dove into our reviews index. In fact, we’ve reviewed almost every Canon RF lens out there. And we’re choosing the best lenses for the Canon EOS R3 based on autofocus speed. After all, the image quality will be there already anyway!

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5 Beautiful Photographs of Animals That Will Make You Fall in Love

Finding good photographs of animals isn’t as common as you’d think. That’s because the task of making them isn’t easy. Animals are unpredictable and don’t always beat to a photographer’s drum. Experienced photographers know how to choose their moments. They also have a ton of patience. When it goes well, it goes really well. And below is a selection of photographs that will show you animals as you’ve never seen before. Get ready to experience all the feels in your heart.

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