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It’s Nice, with Fantastic High ISO Images: Nikon z50 First Impressions

If you tuned into our weekly episode of Pro Camera Reviews, then you’ll know that Gear Editor Brett Day is reviewing the Nikon z50. He likes it so far. But Brett has owned many different camera systems over the years. And he can’t quite wrap his head around this camera. He’s still trying to figure it out, in fact. But he think’s it’s a nice camera....
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We Broke Two Lenses with This: PolarPro Traverse Strap Mount Review

This review has resulted in the most awkward phone call I’ve had in 11 years with a camera manufacturer. Who would’ve thought that the PolarPro Traverse Strap Mount would have broken an Olympus lens? Olympus! The camera manufacturer is probably only rivaled by Pentax and Leica when it comes to the durability of their products. But indeed, the PolarPro Traverse broke an Olympus lens and then also majorly dented the hood of my Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95 lens. This product is meant to be a Peak Design Capture Clip competitor. And I praise PolarPro for their efforts, especially because we stopped reviewing Peak Design products for ethical concerns. They didn’t include a manual, but instead just a little section of a pamphlet. One would think that it’s supposed to function and be used just like the Peak Design Capture Clip. But you’re wrong–and it turned into one of the most perplexing and stressful reviews that I’ve done in years....
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How the Smartphone Won the Consumer Camera War Using Social Media

Back in 2011, the first sentence of a Panasonic press release related the size of the Panasonic GF3 to the size of a smartphone. In hindsight, this tells us that they knew that the end of consumer cameras was coming. The sentence reads, “Panasonic today announces its latest compact system camera (CSC), the mirror-free Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF3 is the company’s smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens camera with a built-in flash*1, with its body size comparable to that of a smartphone and weighing just 7.83oz (body only), less than a standard 8oz cup of coffee.” Previously, smartphones were never even mentioned in press releases for traditional cameras. It was also around this time that manufacturers started to admit to us that they were losing the war to smartphones that were killing their point and shoots. Indeed, many manufacturers have discontinued the majority of their compact camera lineup. The camera manufacturers just couldn’t keep up–many of them couldn’t shoot an image, apply a filter with a touchscreen, and then upload immediately to their favorite web service. Instead, they all decided to make apps for smartphone systems. And perhaps that’s how they knew it was the start of the tunnel collapsing....
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Report: The Nikon z7 Is Now an Awesome Camera I’d Consider Buying

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m very harsh on Nikon’s products. A company that went from a failed series of overhyped point and shoots, the KeyMission cameras, and creating a mirrorless system just to catch up and be overshadowed by its DSLRs while riding its high horse, in my opinion, deserves it. But what’s spoken louder is consumers with their wallets. And because of folks like you, the company has worked to really improve and fine-tune the Nikon z7 and the Nikon z6. Of the two, the Nikon z7 was always my favorite. I like resolution and color depth because I print a lot in my office. And with firmware updates, the Nikon z7 transformed from an expensive doorstop to an excellent camera. In fact, the Nikon z7 is so usable now that I’d recommend it for actual fieldwork. It’s a professional tool for sure. And while there are some hardware issues like the lack of dual card slots, I think that the Nikon z7 and Nikon should be praised for the strides they’ve made to improve their products....
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Video Review: Is the Fujifilm XT4 Your Next Camera?

Reviews Editor Paul Ip has been working on his review of the Fujifilm XT4. He’s used it for landscapes, long exposures at night, protests, and a bunch of other things. The new camera received a few significant specs updates. While it uses the same sensor, the camera has an image-stabilized sensor. It also has a more pronounced grip than previous XT cameras have. It’s not quite as big as the one on the XH1, but it’s pretty significant. There is also the addition of the Bleach Bypass filter and a few other updates. But if you’ve been a fan of the Fujifilm XT series of cameras, Paul dives into whether or not this camera is for you....
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Video: Fujifilm X100V Review on Pro Camera Reviews

The Fujifilm X100V is an excellent camera and nearly perfect in comparison to many others out there. The Fujifilm X100V is one of the hottest cameras this year. And we’ve finished our long-form written review. But, if you want to see the video and hear more candid thoughts, you should know that the gang and...
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The Closest They’ve Come to a Perfect Camera: Fujifilm X100V Review

Testing the Fujifilm X100V during the COVID 19 scare has been a pleasing challenge. Of the cameras that I’ve tested this year so far, this one has to be my favorite. The Fujifilm X100V has a whole lot going for it too. Besides the same 26.1MP APS-C sensor that’s in the X-T4 and the X Pro 3, this camera has a revamped 23mm f2 lens attached. This lens takes full advantage of the sensor. Plus it has revamps to the autofocus, decent battery life (though it could be better) and weather sealing. The sealing needs to be completed with a lens filter. But either way, it means that you have a product that’s super durable now. And how could you go wrong. The Fuji X100V is a fantastic package. And though it’s a camera that a photographer can surely dream about, it still has its setbacks....
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Ready for Anything: The Best Weather Sealed Lenses Under $700

Weather Sealed Lenses are great for every photographer, but if you’re on a budget then these are the Best. There are times when photographers demand more from their gear, and some of the Best Weather Sealed Lenses should stay glued to your camera. You probably don’t realize it, but lenses like this can keep dirt...
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Why Exactly Would a Photographer Want the Panasonic G100?

The Panasonic G100 doesn’t have in-body image stabilization on the sensor, but it has its 5 Axis Hybrid IS system. Besides being a terribly kept secret, the Panasonic G100 camera is boasting a whole lot in terms of upgrades and features. But, most of those are catered to the content creator. However, considering how much...
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Olympus is Selling Camera Division, So What About Micro Four Thirds?

The first thing I woke up to this morning was a story about Olympus selling its camera division. And it’s sort of a surprising one to me. I knew for a while that Olympus wasn’t doing that well. But internal reps conveyed the company that their audience is shifting and that sales had been going up. But the Micro Four Thirds world hasn’t really been able to catch up to the other camera manufacturers when it comes to tech in many ways despite some impressive innovations and features. The reason why I’m saying Four Thirds and not Olympus is because there’s the bigger system than Olympus in this. Olympus created the Four Thirds and then Micro Four Thirds coalition. With Olympus’ camera and imaging division being sold off, I’m not too sure about the new owners and how they may potentially steer the Four Thirds world. I’m also just not confident about the future of Four Thirds itself....
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Very Comfortable Camera Bag: ProMaster Jasper Medium Satchel Review

I’ll be the first to admit that the ProMaster Jasper Medium Satchel isn’t winning any awards when it comes to stylishness, but this thing is super comfortable. One of the biggest problems for many photographers has always been the issue of comfort when it comes to messenger bags. They allow quick access, protection, and versatility. But after lots of time, they’re not comfortable. The ProMaster Jasper Medium Satchel does a few things to ensure that that doesn’t happen. For starters, it puts a big emphasis on just shooting. There are quick-access ports, ample dividers, and lots of padding to hug your shoulder. And most importantly, you’re bound to come home at the end of a day of shooting and not feel like your back hurts. Even better: it’s under $120!...
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The Camera No One Asked For: Sigma FP Review

The Sigma FP is yet another reason why Sigma should stop making cameras. The title for this piece came from a conversation with Reviews Editor Paul Ip. It started over a game of Diablo III and my telling him that I’m going to shoot the sunset one night. “Are people buying that camera to do...
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Opinion: You’re Probably a Half-Hearted Instagram Commenter in a Pod

This article comes after months and months of observations in how people interact with one another on Instagram. I personally am part of a pod of people who are all genuinely wonderful; but we also all begrudgingly comment on one another’s Instagram posts with just enough to boost the other person up–and with nowhere enough to develop a more interesting conversation. Since the start of the year, I’ve been working to cull my own personal Instagram following. I even made my Instagram account private, which spurred even more people to try to follow me. When I reject them, they try over and over again. All of this has been in an effort to try to just make the platform a better experience for me personally....
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Photography Cheat Sheet: A Super Easy Guide to Rembrandt Lighting

Chances are that if you’re really into portraiture, that you’ve studied work that includes Rembrandt lighting. This method is popular partially because it’s such a flattering lighting option. It’s known for the signature triangle that you see on the face because of the angle. And like all photography these days, it’s pretty much just about the angles. Luckily for you, it can be done with both natural light and off-camera lighting. We always prefer to control the lighting that we put in the scene. Today, we’ve got our own original cheat sheet for you, along with supplementary info. ...
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We’re Talking About Three Cameras Tonight! Join Us in Conversation!

Pro Camera Reviews happens every Sunday. Sign up to join us! Please Register here Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the...
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Video: How Much Does Manual Mode Matter? Let’s Discuss!

Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST....
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The Inspiring Winners of the “Only the Best” Challenge by GuruShots

Recently, we did a contest with GuruShots where we asked folks for “Only the Best” photos as part of the challenge. And we’re officially showcasing the winners right here and now. The contest shows off some beautiful work from talented photographers all over the world. These photographers and the submissions highlight a very key thing in the world right now: diversity. And in a beautiful way, I’d like to think that this natural spice is life is given center stage in this contest. There are so many points of view, skill levels, subjects, and genres in these top 100 photos from the “Only the Best” contest. So, are you ready to be inspired?...
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Galaxy: The Kickstarter That Stole Nearly $70,000 From Photographers

There was a time years ago when photographers could easily support the Galaxy Paper system. After all, both our names and Petapixel’s were on them for helping to drive the most funding to their Kickstarter project. But as the years went by, they became more and more silent as they took our money and ran. For analog photographers, one cannot express how much despair and sadness there is from this. They say that wounds heal, but scars don’t. And for lots of photographers, the hole that Galaxy left for us can drive us mad. I had all but forgotten about them–knowing the reps I had tried over and over again to get in communication with them. But nothing worked out–and it wasn’t until someone commented on their fully funded Kickstarter back in 2016 that the scars really started to become noticeable again....
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New Sigma Announcement Hints at an APS-C Camera From Them

It’s no surprise that the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary is getting announced today. There were loads of rumors about it, and now that the world is starting to reopen, it’s prime time for companies to make announcements. This new lens is a superzoom that the company is branding under its contemporary series–and as a reviewer and a customer that’s very perplexing. One would think that with such an aperture range that it could be a Sports lens. But Sigma’s naming convention has proven to not make sense yet again. However, as this is a DG DN lens, it’s designed for mirrorless from the ground up. But there’s another announcement that’s hinting to us that they’ll be coming out with an APS-C camera. ...
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For the Outdoor Photographer at $149: Promaster Jasper Halfpack Review

The Promaster Jasper Halfpack is a bag primarily for the outdoor photographer who likes to be organized. For years, I’d known Promaster as one of the cheaper brands in the camera space. We’d never forged a press relationship with them and always went after the shiny brands who answer our messages. But then ProMaster reached...
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Report: What It’s Like to Test Cameras During the COVID 19 Crisis

By all means, I’ll be the first to tell you that what we do here at the Phoblographer is purely for people to escape the world and, in some ways, be opened up to more parts of it. I can tell that by our readership, many of you come here every day to escape the news and to enjoy more of your own hobby. But at the same time, I think it’s vital to tell lots of stories as much as you feel it is to share your opinions. So today, I’m sharing how we’re testing cameras amidst COVID 19 and lots of the logistical issues involved here. Our aim is to give you a peek, so you understand just how tough a job this is, how long we spend, how almost everything is a team effort, and how things are changing. And most importantly, I’m writing this a bit as a piece of personal therapy....
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Does Manual Mode Make You a Better Photographer? Discuss With Us!

Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST....
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Op Ed: Treating Protests Like Documentary Porn is Sickening

There’s a pretty big issue these days involving documentary-style photography, and it stems from the street photography community. I’ve seen it in several different protests. Maybe that’s where I should start. Reviews Editor Paul Ip and I have both been out to demonstrations to document what’s going on. It’s a significant part of our job with testing cameras and lenses. But we’re not doing it for our own self-pleasure. More importantly, we’re part of a company that has a celebrated history of championing the rights of minorities for years. And with this, I feel I have the power and standpoint to address the problem of documentary porn....
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We are All PAWNs for Embracing Mirrorless Cameras, Shame on Us!

I’m very well aware that we often say that the DSLR is dead. Though Gear Editor Brett Day still owns one, I’ll stick to my policy and the site’s policies. Are we saying that DSLRs are bad cameras? No. But instead, this policy is prioritized on focusing the site and gearing us up for the future. And we’re not the only ones saying this. Canon has declared that they’ll no longer work on other EF mount lenses unless there is enough demand. Sony doesn’t really care much about the Amount anymore. Olympus gave up on Four Thirds mount properly a long time ago in favor of Micro Four Thirds. And Nikon is still the only one really pushing ahead. And then, you know, there’s Pentax catering to the folks who desperately still cling to DSLRs. Let’s take the motivation for this blog post, for example....
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JPEG or RAW? Which is Better? Check Out Our Discussion

If you’re looking for a fun time while staying safe, we strongly recommend that you tune in for Pro Camera Reviews. It’s a weekly show where the staff tackles a couple of issues in the Photo World. They mostly pertain to cameras and lenses, but sometimes things get a bit more serious. This is partly because we still feel that we need to be educators and leaders in this space. Additionally, we also need to be responsible. Episodes are done on Zoom and are recorded. They’re then shared on YouTube. We recommend that you subscribe to us on Youtube to keep up....
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Lensrentals Found a Big Flaw in Sony’s Image Stabilization Unit

I guess something that I’d never even thought about was the durability of image stabilization units in cameras. But LensRentals found that many of the units in their cameras often broke. They found it so alarming that they went so far as to alert Sony to the issue. This is all part of their Sensor to Flange Distance coverage that they’ve been doing, and the results publishing today tackle Canon, Sony, and Micro Four Thirds cameras. So we got the chance to talk to Roger about what gives with Sony’s cameras and more. Plus, you’ll learn the shocking truth about how it affects image stabilization....
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The Phoblographer’s Official Statement on Racism, BLM, and the Industry

“I always thought Phoblographer was run by a white man,” is still a sentence that echos through my head. The world seems to be taking different stands right now on all that’s happening. Many of you will probably go out and document protests because you love documentary porn. You’ll do it for a self-serving reason and maybe not do a thing about the fact that not only African Americans are grievously mistreated, but that it’s been a systemic thing. It’s ingrained even in the photo industry. If you’re not sure how I’d like you to take a few minutes to listen to me....
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No IS, But the Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD for Sony FE is $729

If the Sony FE platform needed something, it’s an all-in-one zoom lens. And today, the cat is out of the bag with the Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD. Previously teased on their website, this new lens is coming in at $729. For that price tag, photographers are getting a package of all these focal lengths in a lens that’s just under 5 inches and weighs 20.3 oz. There’s also a 67mm diameter, so there’s extra proof that it’s not all that large. Tamron is also big on pointing out specific apertures at different focal lengths: F3.5 at 50mm, F4.5 at 100mm, and F5.6 at 150mm through 200mm. Believe it or not, these are very important. Tamron is gearing this lens up for rough conditions to be making it moisture-resistant. There are lots of good things about this lens despite there being no image stabilization....
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Ricoh Put an Obnoxious Orange Ring on the RICOH GR III Street Edition

Why? That’s the question that I’m asking about the RICOH GR III Street Edition camera. The company, seemingly taking a page from Leica’s book, put a giant orange ring around the front of the camera to draw attention to it. We’re not exactly sure why they did this with all practicality, but if you plan on using it, that big ring is most likely going to draw lots of attention to yourself. There are excellent reasons why Leica shooters put black tape over the logo, and Leica even has editions without the logo on it. The Ricoh GR III was already a pretty stealthy looking camera. Instead, the RICOH GR III Street Edition is probably targeted to some wealthy surgeon that likes walking around a park channeling his inner Garry Winogrand in hopes that he’ll make it big one day and teach many a workshop through his collective. Limited to 3,500 units, it also comes with a detachable optical viewfinder and a leather hand strap....
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Dance Photographer Tatiana Wills Has Deep Roots in Medium Format Film

All images by Tatiana Wills. Used with permission. Follow her @tcwills and check out her website. “I pay attention to my dreams and ideas that pop up into my subconscious around 3AM,” says Tatiana Wills about where she draws inspiration from. “…foregoing some of the luxuries pre-COVID afforded me, I’ve gone back to an idea...
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The Camera I Almost Threw in the Ocean: Sony RX100 VII Review

Yes, I’m not kidding about the title. There was a point during this while review where the Sony RX100 VII felt so incredibly awkward in my hands that I really wanted to throw it in the ocean. I have modest hands at best, and there is just so much that makes me believe that this camera was designed for people with the smallest hands possible. But this camera lineup has always been about being pocketable and portable though at great sacrifice. As a matter of fact, if I were being told to pick this camera up while coming from just shooting with a phone, I’d have the most bitter outlook on cameras overall. And there’s a lot wrong with the Sony RX100 VII that seriously made my sigh and wonder if Sony even thought about this camera before it came out....
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Discussion: What’s Legal vs What’s Ethical in Street Photography

Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of The Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST....
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Video: How We Do High ISO Tests on Cameras We Review (And More!)

Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of The Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST....
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Video: Try This to Improve the Autofocus of Your Camera and Lens

You’ve all heard about cleaning your sensor. But how many of you clean your lenses? And we’re not just talking about the front element, but what about the contacts. And what about the autofocus contacts of your camera? How many of you are too scared to do it in the same way that you’re too afraid to clean your sensor? In one of our recent episodes of Pro Camera Reviews, Editor in Chief Chris Gampat decided to show everyone how he keeps his cameras working each and every time correctly. The idea behind this is one that folks rarely do. If you asked photographers to answer honestly, we’re positive that most would say that they never do it. But in this case, it’s necessary. You can watch the video below and read along for our explanation of how we do this and why....
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Print Your Landscapes: Red River Palo Duro Baryta Fiber Paper Review

I’ve always admired how Red River created good paper at an affordable price point; but the Red River Palo Duro Baryta Fiber paper had us scratching our heads despite the great details it rendered. The best way to describe it involves thinking a bit like watching an old school movie or even one that was shot on film today. When you go watch a beautiful movie shot on 70mm these days, you see specks and grain. That’s how Red River Palo Duro renders despite having a whole lot of detail. Why does it do this? To be honest it beats the hell out of me. And even now I’m not sure if I like it. But I respect the fact that it’s so much different than anything else out there. The paper is said to mimic the look and feel of one of Ansel Adams’ favorites....
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Designed for a Street Photographer: CosySpeed QUICK SALLY Review

When the CosySpeed QUICK SALLY came in, I had a few doubts only because of the magnet that’s built into it. Magnets aren’t good for digital cameras, but they aren’t too terrible for film cameras. Though it serves a function when using the rest of the Cosyspeed lineup of bags, some situations require more than what the Street-o-matic or others offer to me. Most of the time, I need a backpack. And sometimes, you want both the comfort and durability that the CosySpeed QUICK SALLY allows you. Indeed, while I initially had my doubts about the strap, I was proven wrong with repeated use. ...
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The Sony a9s and Other Possible Thoughts on the Camera Industry

The year 2020 was lining up to be one of the most innovative in the camera and photography world until the effects of COVID 19 pretty much tanked the economy around the world. There was so much riding on this. Canon has a new 1DX ready for the Olympics. Sony had the Sony a9 II prepared for it. Nikon had the Nikon D6. But in addition to that, it’s also an even year. Traditionally, this is a Photokina year. But let’s be honest, if Photokina happened this year, no one would have cared because of when it was specifically taking place. So instead, the industry went silent. But I’d like to take some time to think about all the things that could have happened....
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PSA: If You’re Going to Shoot Street Photography, Please Wear a Mask

Testing cameras has made it apparent that many of the traditional tenets of street photography need to go out the window right now. The best solution possible is to just not do it right now. But I sympathize, empathize, and relate to folks not wanting to stay in all day. They want to go out and shoot. So if you do, I urge you to please be careful. COVID-19 is real. Nothing Trump says will help, and here in the US, we are far behind most of the world when it comes to recovery. If you’re going to do street photography, there are a few things you need to keep in mind....
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Tune in Tonight! Check Out How We Do High ISO Testing and More!

Join us for Pro Camera Reviews every Sunday night! Register here! Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just...
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The Winner of Our Street Photography Contest With Fujifilm Is…

For the past month or so, we’ve hosted a contest with Fujifilm. This specific contest was a Photo Contest centered around Street Photography. What’s more, there was a lot to pick from. With over 2,500 entries from participants worldwide, we can see that lots of folks take street photography very seriously. The entry method used Facebook and Instagram, two popular platforms amongst many a street photographer. Facebook Groups, Instagram pods, and other places help to keep this culture continually evolving. Even better, we’re mostly impressed by how ethical folks are. Maybe three images overall included images of the poor and disadvantaged. And all three were done rather tastefully to show an actual problem. A few of you went out to shoot during COVID 19 and to document the human condition. We hope that you all did so safely. So without further adieu, we’re going to showcase the winner below....
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Video: Watch Us Show You How to Keep Your Autofocus Super Speedy!

Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST....
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Photography Cheat Sheet: For Someone New to Street Photography

When you’re brand new to street photography, there’s a lot of toxicity out there that doesn’t really help to create better street photographers. A whole lot of it is around pleasing the Instagram algorithm or learning from the classic masters. The classic masters are a fantastic way to enrich your passion, but the truth is that times have changed. And so you need to adapt. In fact, there isn’t a whole lot out there that talks about the ethics of street photography. So we’ve created a cheat sheet for you in a straightforward guide. ...
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Give It Time: The Holdfast Gear HF Classic Strap Wide Review

The Holdfast Gear HF Classic Strap perplexed me at first, but then I figured it out, and it just got better. To say that there isn’t a learning curve with the Holdfast Gear HF Classic Strap is a lie. And to say that it won’t frustrate you at first is another lie. But what starts...
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18 Cameras We’ve Reviewed and Loved That Easily Double as Webcams

The single most in-demand feature of 2020 is the need for a webcam. The COVID-19 era has made pretty much everything we do digital, and the camera manufacturers are responding. Thankfully, if you own one of those cameras, you’re getting extra capabilities out of them with a webcam feature. Even better is the fact that you have a variety of lens focal lengths to make you look your best. Couple this with some nice LED lighting and you’re good to go. We’ve scoured our Reviews Index for some of the most in-demand and best webcams that are originally traditional cameras. Take a look!...
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The Sony ZV1 Camera Lacks the Most In Demand Feature of 2020

While the Sony ZV1 isn’t such a well-kept secret, it also seems odd. When I look at this camera, I’m sort of reminded of the Sony Bloggie–a camera that they came out with to target pretty much the same demographic years ago. This is a camera that’s very capable of shooting still photos, but there’s a more significant emphasis on shooting video. In fact, it’s more or less a Sony RX100 VII, but with a few modifications and a lower price tag. More specifically, the internals are the Sony RX100 VII, and the externals are newer. The new exterior is designed for vlogging and content creation around video. As such, there’s been a new autofocus algorithm developed for this, or at least the existing one is modified....
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Less Than $65 and Great! The BAGSMART Camera Backpack Review

With the BAGSMART Camera Backpack, photographers are getting lots of high value at a super affordable price. Quite honestly, the BAGSMART Camera Backpack should be at least double the price it goes for. But at under $65, the BAGSMART Camera Backpack is a significant value that gives photographers features and build quality that makes our...
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24 Hrs Left: Street Photography Contest to Win a Fujifilm X100V

ENTER TO WIN!! We’re teaming up with Fujifilm to give away a Fujifilm X100V in our Street Photography Contest. Hey folks! We’re teaming up with FUJIFILM to giveaway A FUJIFILM X100V. In this international street photo contest, participants may enter one original street photograph of theirs. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat,...
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A Checklist for the Photographers of the Graduating Class of 2020

There are two ways of thinking about situations like this: sink or swim. I founded this site in 2009 at the height of the last great economic recession. And we’re here a decade later due to transparency and consistently leading with goodwill. Oh, networking helped. And finding the right people. And a slew of other things. But you’re graduating into a different world than I did. Yet in some ways, it’s very alike. In recessions like what we’re going through now, lots of great businesses and ideas are formed. And lots unfortunately collapse. So now that you’ve got a photography degree let’s go through a checklist....
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Tune In: How to Keep Your Autofocus Snappy! And The New Capture One

Register for tonight’s show! Tune in every week for an episode of Pro Camera Reviews. Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and...
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I Miss the Canon 5D Mk II: An Ode to Canon’s Most Perfect DSLR

I Miss the Canon 5D Mk II: An Ode to Canon’s Most Perfect DSLR...
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