It’s Hard to Not Think the Nikon ZFC Is a Fuji Rip Off, But Check This Out

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The Nikon ZFc has been accused by a few folks of basically being a Fujifilm rip-off. But that’s not the case. Actually, the Nikon ZFC is the company’s modernization of the Nikon Df (you can catch up on all our coverage of the Nikon ZFc here). They’ve desperately needed a retro style camera body. Plus the Nikon ZFc can come in a bunch of awesome and cool colors. Fujifilm doesn’t do that at all. So we went into a deeper thinking session on what differentiates the cameras.

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Is the new Nikon Zfc the Perfect Step Forward for the Company Now?

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The closer it got to the release date, the more apparent it became that the Nikon Zfc would be a crop sensor body. This was a feature that I was desperately hoping against, having made the decisive and firm jump to Full-Frame sensors nearly a decade ago. If the similarly styled Nikon Df could have been released with a Full-Frame sensor, why did the Zfc have to fall short in this department? With a crop sensor in an 80s-looking body, can the company bring back some much-needed camera sales in 2021 and beyond?

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Why the Nikon ZFc Is an APS-C Sensor Camera. Is Full Frame Coming?

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I believe the Nikon ZFc will be looked at in multiple ways. First, this is a brave step for Nikon. The Nikon ZFc is smaller and lighter than the FM2 while it includes weather resistance. Of course, it’s also a nod to the Nikon Df. And to do that, they needed to use an APS-C sensor. In fact, it’s the same sensor as the Z50. On the other hand, it’s hard to not feel like Nikon continues to shoot themselves in the foot. I, like many of you, wanted a full-frame Nikon ZF camera. I honestly think that it’s still coming. And if that’s the case, Nikon should’ve put their best foot forward and launched that first. However, there are some pretty cool things about the Nikon ZFc.

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This Beautiful Nikon F in Slate Grey Will Capture Your Heart

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Considering how much hype there is around the Nikon ZFc, anyone who owns a Nikon F is probably really treasuring it right now. Most Nikon F cameras come in the standard silver or black. But every now and again, you can find one in a rare color. That’s what we have today at the Rare Camera Store. This Nikon F comes in Slate Gray and was powder coated after purchase. It’s incredibly unique, stunning to look at, and more than happy to shoot a roll of Tri-X. Yes, cameras can be happy! 😉

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The Nikon Z5 Is an Excellent Camera, and It’s Selling at a Good Price Right Now

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The Nikon z5 is one of our favorite cameras for the system. It’s more or less a baby z6 with the dual SD card slots we wanted. Through and through, it’s a decent camera if you’re a photographer who likes the slower process. It’s not going to capture the decisive moment any time soon, but it’s surely a good tool overall. Best of all, it and a few other Nikon cameras are available at good prices right now. Take a look at three with bundle options after the jump.

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Cheap Photo: Fujifilm X-T3 for $1,399; Nikon D7200 for $696.95, and More

We’ve searched high and low for the best photography deals on the web.

Whether you’re looking for new a new camera, some accessories, or tutorials, guides, and software, we’ve got you covered. We’ve been searching the web for photography deals and we’ve put all of the best ones together for you here. Right now you can step into the luxurious world of Leica with the Leica D-Lux (typ 109) for just $935!! There’s also a great deal on a a workhorse APS-C cameras too. The Nikon D7200 can be had for $696.95, and the outstanding Fujifilm X-T3 is just $1,399!! You can also pick up 1850 Photoshop actions for $19, and you can learn how to improve your post processing in Photoshop with the Color and Black and White Post Processing Course for just $19. Check out all of the sweet photography deals after the break.

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Why I’m Over Aspherical Elements and Clean, Sterile Image Quality

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The current state of photography and camera gear is in an incredibly odd place. It’s dictated by folks who spent the last 20 years or so achieving clinical perfection. But they’re trying to find a way to target and understand the younger photography market. So those new photographers are being brainwashed into learning that photography has to be clean, clinical, and devoid of perceived imperfections. At the same time, younger photographers are picking up cameras and lenses with character. I’ve noticed lots of those lenses don’t really have aspherical elements in them. But they’re still able to create wonderful photos with those lenses. Indeed, it’s easier to get rid of flaws than it is to digitally re-introduce them.

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Cheap Photo: Sigma’s Mother Day Sale is Now Live With Deep Discounts

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If you have been thinking about buying some Sigma lenses, now is the time to buy.

Sigma currently make some of the best lenses on the market, and right now you can pick up some of their very best glass a lot cheaper than usual thanks to their Mothers Day sale which runs until 5/20. You can save over $160 on the Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG HSM for Canon cameras, and you can save over $190 on the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 for Nikon cameras. You can also pick up the Canon EF to Sony E MC-11 adapter for just $149! Whether you are looking to buy for yourself, or perhaps you want to get Mom a really awesome gift for mothers day, these deals are hard to ignore. There are Sigma lenses for Canon, Nikon, and Sony listed below, and all have outstanding discounts. Pull up a chair and scroll through the list to see all of the deals.

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Cheap Camera: A New Layout With Some Polaroid & Canon Savings

Welcome back to our regular Tuesday edition of Cheap Photo, or what we like to call, Cheap Camera. Today is all about cameras; deals and savings and notable availability on the most important piece of equipment to any photographer. Today I wanted to shake up the format slightly from our usual layout, make sure and let me know what you think.

Today’s camera savings: 29 deals, totaling $6,775 worth of savings on some of the best cameras around.

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