Last Call For Sony Cameras and Lenses on Rebate!

This sale ends this weekend! Until August 14th, there’s a Sony flash sale going on. Want some new glass? Come get it! Considering a new camera? Well, this is probably the best time to get one and will be for a while before the holidays. The Sony a7r IV is $500 off. the Sony a7 III is $200 off. And then there are discounts on G Master lenses too. Take a look at the roundup after the break.

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Some of Nikon’s Z Lenses Have Rebates Right Now

There are rebates going on right now for the Nikon Z series of products and their F mount stuff that’s still around. If the Nikon Zf ever comes out, then a few of these lenses might be well worth picking up sooner rather than later. There’s the 28-75mm along with their 40mm f2, and the 28mm f2.8 on rebate. Plus, there are a few cameras available as well. Take a look at the deals after the jump.

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The Best Zeiss Lenses for Film Photography

If there is any brand that inspires awe into film photographers, it’s Zeiss. Sure, there’s also Mamiya, Pentax, and Leica; but Zeiss lenses are the highest fruit you can get your hands on. And if you’re a Nikon or Canon film SLR photographer, then you can get your hands on some of the best Zeiss lenses for film photography. Luckily for you, we’ve tested them all; and we’ve even used them on film cameras. So we dove into our Reviews Index to find the best ones just for you. Take a look!

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The Best Lenses for the Fujifilm X Pro 3 (Primes You’ll Love)

The Fujifilm X Pro 3 is one of kind. It’s got both an optical and electronic viewfinder that gives photographers lots of versatility. Beyond that, it’s also made of titanium and comes in a special coating if you want it. It’s surely a camera that’s worth its weight in gold. And so, we’re rounding up some of the best lenses for the Fujifilm X Pro 3 that you can get your hands on. Take a look with us!

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The Tiffen Black Pro Mist Filters Can Adorn Your Leica Lenses Now

One of the coolest things about the Tiffen Black Pro Mist filters is that they soften the images of today’s otherwise sterile lenses. But if you combine them with Fujifilm or Leica lenses, you’re in for a treat. Recently, Tiffen announced that the Pro Mist Black filters are coming in 39mm filter thread options now. And if you combine that with some of Fujifilm’s smallest prime lenses, you’re going to have a whole lot of fun. 

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Three Small Fujifilm Lenses You’ll Love to Always Use

If you’re a Fujifilm photographer, then you probably love your small lenses the same way we do. In the same way Leica photographers adore their small lenses, we like to keep things minimal. The light weight and diminutive size make you just want to bring the camera with you everywhere. And once you’re used to the size and weight, you’ll never want to go back. So we’re taking a look at some small Fujifilm lenses we adore.

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One of Our Favorite Nikon Lenses Has a Rebate

If you haven’t tried the Nikon 40mm f2, then you’re seriously missing out! There are a few Nikon rebates that are coming to an end next week! For starters, the brand new Nikon Z30 is available with a lens and a rebate. There are other Nikon cameras and lenses with rebates too right now. In fact, there’s quite a bit available at various price points; which means that there’s something for everyone. Take a look after the jump!

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One of Sony’s Best Lenses Is Almost 10 Years Old

When I bought the Sony 55mm f1.8 a long time ago, I didn’t think it would last all that long. Sony has a tendency to keep pushing innovations further and making you need to buy the latest products as a result. In fact, I was hesitant to buy it at first because I hate the 50mm field of view. But over time, the Sony 55mm f1.8 proved to be one of Sony’s best offerings. In 2023, it will turn a decade old, and it’s still one of their sharpest lenses.

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The New Affordable Canon Lenses Gamble with the Weather

Canon is slowly parading out more affordable RF lenses. The Canon RF 24mm f1.8 Macro IS STM and RF 15-30mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM joined the company’s mirrorless options today, both offering stabilized wide views for under $600. While more affordable Canon lenses are needed with the introduction of the entry-level R10 and R7, the lower price point means a few features are lacking, including weather-sealing.

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Tamron’s Best Lenses Are on a Special Flash Sale

There’s a limited flash sale going on with Tamron’s best lenses, so you’ll need to act fast. Additionally, Tamron’s Instant Savings are back now! If you’re looking for weather-resistant, affordable lenses with nice image quality, then you’re in luck. They’ve got lots of fantastic options for Sony photographers who use full-frame and APS-C cameras. Looking for a constant aperture zoom? They’ve got one. Or maybe you’re on the search for a good, small prime lens. Well, if that’s the case, take a look at what we’ve got below.

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Clinically Clean Lenses Are Destroying What Makes Cameras Special

Years ago when I started this website, the photo industry had a need for clinically clean lenses. Camera manufacturers leaned into it harder and harder. Sometimes, they’ve even made up their own problems. For example, when did anyone ever have an issue with onion bokeh? Since the beginning of image creation, no one ever hated how the bokeh looked. But then camera manufacturers had to go create a new way of polishing lenses to prevent it. And at the end of it all, I believe they’re going to drive themselves into the ground.

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Why You Should Use Vintage Lenses on New Cameras

If you’ve read this site for a while, you know that we’re smitten with vintage lenses. There’s something about the feel of metal lenses that makes everyone on our Reviews Team go head over heels. What’s more, vintage lenses have a look that isn’t too clinical. We’re looking for unique and stunning renders, not the same cookie-cutter photos everything else can give us. And for that, sometimes we look to vintage lenses. Here’s why you should too!

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The Best Lenses for the Fujifilm XH2s Under $1,000

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Fujifilm camera not be marketed primarily with zoom lenses. But the Fujifilm XH2s is changing that. Every other Fujifilm camera I’ve seen has had a prime lens attached to it. However, features like animal autofocus and bird detection with the Fujifilm XH2s change things. So we’re rounding up the best lenses for the Fujifilm XH2s. What’s more, we’ve used all of these. Check it out.

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3 APS-C Camera Lenses with Professional Level Image Quality

The statement for years was that APS-C cameras and lenses can’t produce professional results. And even though some photographers still think that way, it’s been long debunked. APS-C camera lenses have improved in the same way that the camera sensors and processors have. So if you want better quality from your APS-C camera, then consider these lenses. We spent a lot of time reviewing these and we think you’ll like them.

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The Best Pancake Lenses to Make Your Camera Small

No, Pancake lenses don’t go well with maple syrup. The pancake lens is a favorite of so many photographers who want to travel light. Mmmm, the pancake lens. It’s one of our favorite optics for any camera. Mount it to your mirrorless camera and the package will be small and lightweight. It’s hard to hate on the image quality when the feeling is this great. Luckily for you, we’ve reviewed a ton of different pancake lenses. So we dove into the old Reviews Index to figure out which ones are the best. Without further adieu, here’s the list.

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3 Affordable Macro Lenses Photographers Love

If you’re looking for affordable macro lenses, you’re in the right spot. Want to shoot photos of your food? What about the watches you’ve collected? Well, know that you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to get the beautiful photos you’re looking for. Dive in with us; this roundup will help you find what you need.

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The Best Lenses Under $500 for Your Mirrorless Camera

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The best lenses under $500 are probably the ones you already have. In fact, if you’ve used your camera for a while now, we’d be shocked if you didn’t pick these up. There are few things that make us happier than adding an affordable gem of a lens to your camera bag. And because we know that not everyone has over $1,000 to spare on their hobby or profession, we’re rounding up these little gems for you. Take a look, and dive in with us!

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The Best Prime Lenses for the OM SYSTEM OM-1

The OM SYSTEM OM-1 is a fantastic camera in so many different ways. It brings with it a ton of innovation that we haven’t seen in others on the market. Couple that with the great lens selection that’s available and you’ll be amazed at what it can do. Do you like prime lenses? Well, we’re selecting the best prime lenses for the OM-1. Take a look!

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Opinion: Some of the Best Lenses Aren’t Made in Japan Anymore

Back in the DSLR days, manufacturers like Samyang/Rokinon represented the low end of the lens market. They were all manual focus and, if we are being honest, the build quality was nothing to write home about. The worst part was that buying one of those sometimes felt like a lottery; performance would be inconsistent from one copy to the next. As such, those lenses would only ever be considered by hobbyists on the lower end of the budget. Thankfully, the landscape changed quite a bit in the photography world. Chinese and Korean manufacturers have stepped up their game and are delivering the goods. And the words “Made in Japan” are starting to lose their appeal.

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5 Lightweight Lenses for Landscape Photography Every Photographer Will Love

If you’ve ever had to hike up a mountain, you probably really appreciated the challenge of climbing with a camera around you. Besides having the right shoes, having less weight also means a huge difference. But when you finally get to the top, you should have the right camera gear to document it. Most lenses for landscape photography tend to be a bit heavier. But we’ve tested the best lightweight lenses for landscape photography. Here’s a selection of lenses we really adore.

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