7 Pieces of Photography Gear Our Readers Were Excited About in October

It’s always interesting to see what photography gear is causing a stir in the community.

October has been an exciting month for photographers. Fujifilm announced the much anticipated X-Pro 3. Canon shed some light on their upcoming 1DX III. Sony showed the A9 II off to the world. And the a7r IV has been landing on the doorsteps of those who ordered Sony’s new flagship. Which items really got our readers excited, though? It’s fun to see which cameras and lenses are trending. For us, it’s no surprise to see that the Fujifilm X-H1 is still selling like hotcakes. This impressive APS-C camera is still just $999, and yes, that price includes the battery grip! The Sony a7r IV has a bunch of photographers excited, as does the new Fujifilm X-Pro 3! In terms of lenses, the Sigma 35mm f1.2 has been added to several photographer’s lens libraries, as has the lens Zeiss Batis 135mm f2.8. Below, check out the list of photography gear that has excited our readers.

Fujifilm X-H1


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Here’s what we said about it in our full review:

“The Fujifilm X-H1 is a fantastic camera in many respects. The company gave it the best autofocus of any APS-C camera out there (at the time of review), bar-none. On top of that, there is great image quality, in-body image stabilization, and the addition of great video. Plus, it’s weather-sealed and has menus that are simple to use.”

Buy now ($999): Adorama


Sony a7R IV


Here’s what we said about it in our First Impressions post:

“While we only got to spend a short time shooting with the Sony a7R IV during the press launch event, the autofocus system on the Sony A7RIV felt on par with the Sony A9 running the latest firmware. Focus acquisition was extremely quick and accurate.”

Buy now ($3,498): Adorama


Fujifilm X Pro 3


Here’s what we said about it in our First Impressions post:

“Photographers accustomed to shooting with rangefinder-style cameras will be able to navigate the X Pro 3 with ease. While some people will lament Fujifilm’s decision to incorporate the always-on rear display in place of an LCD, we feel this will force photographers to become more deliberate when shooting. Besides, the touchscreen is still there when you really need it, it’s just tucked away so that you can focus on the act of photographing instead of chimping.”

Pre-order now ($1,799.95): Adorama


Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN ART


Photography Gear Sigma 35mm f1.2 Art

Here’s what we said about it in our full review:

“We like the Sigma 35mm f1.2 Art DG DN. Sigma is truly innovating in the lens space and doing something no one else has. The photographer who will go for the Sigma 35mm f1.2 Art DG DN is not only just the enthusiast but one who genuinely requires shooting in low light. It’s also a damned good portrait lens.”

Buy now ($1,499): Adorama


Zeiss 135mm F2.8 Batis


Photography Gear Zeiss Batis 135mm f2.8

Here’s what we said about it in our full review:

“The Zeiss 135mm f2.8 Batis is a fantastic lens with great image quality, superb autofocus abilities, weather sealing, and manages to somehow or another stay pretty compact overall. It absolutely deserves the Editor’s Choice award. It’s fantastic in so many ways and in the hands of the professional headshot or portrait photographer.”

Buy now ($1,196): Adorama


Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 DI VC USD G2


Photography Gear Tamron 70-200 G2

Here’s what we said about it in our full review:

“The Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a fantastic option for many photographers. Portrait and landscape photographers will appreciate the great image quality and versatility it allows. Photojournalists and wedding photographers will seriously love the autofocus speed and accuracy it can deliver. And most of all, it’s priced well for what it’s offering.”

Buy now Canon EF ($1,199): Adorama

Buy now Nikon F ($1,199): Adorama


Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS


Photography Gear Sony 100-400

Here’s what we said about it in our full review:

“You’re paying over $2,000 for a lens, and so you should expect the Sony 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 G Master FE to deliver stellar images. Indeed, the image quality is the last thing that you need to worry about here as the lens is capable of delivering lots of sharp details, wonderful colors, great bokeh, and all the while keeps the chromatic aberration down. No matter what camera I mounted the Sony 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 G Master FE onto, the images were always awesome.”

Buy now ($2,498): Adorama