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Master Off-Camera Flash For Just $57, Great Photography Guides Just $9

Joel Grimes is one of the most recognized names in photography, and for a short time, you can learn with him without breaking the bank. For a limited time, some of his best selling items have massive discounts. You can even get access to a free FREE webinar as well that will help you get even better at photography. Joel Grime’s One Light Master Class is one of the best selling tutorials around for a good reason. Normally this class costs $197. However, you can get a copy for just $57! There are even more incredible deals after the break, including the Joel Grimes Beauty Brush Set. Take your portrait editing to new heights for just $27! Yes, there are even more savings too. Come and take a look....
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5 Photography Accessories That Will Bring Your Images To Life

We talk about cameras and lenses a lot. Still, there’s so much more that goes on behind the scenes when it comes to creating great images. To get the most out of the RAW files that your camera produces, you need to have the right tools in your office or studio to make them come to life. If you really want to make your pictures stand out from the crowd, this roundup is for you. After the break, we’ll share four photography accessories with you that will help bring your creations to life....
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These High-Resolution Cameras Easily Capture All of Life’s Small Details

High-resolution cameras really have come into their own over the last couple of years. Cameras with high megapixel sensors used to be hard to come by. Now, they’re everywhere. The great thing about this is that these high-resolution cameras can be relatively affordable due to the sheer number of options out there. If you need a camera that can capture an immense amount of detail in your landscape shots, or if you need to capture intricate details in product, portrait, or fashion photography, these are the cameras for you. After the break, we’ll take a quick look at five high-resolution cameras that will make capturing small detail as easy as 1,2,3....
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5 Affordable E Mount Primes That Punch Above Their Price Tags

Photographers who shoot with Sony cameras are certainly spoiled for choice when it comes to lenses. There are tons of E mount primes that range from ultra-wide to telephoto. These lenses vary in price from incredibly affordable to I think I need to sit down. Here, we’re going to focus on five E mount primes that will make your wallet and your eyes happy. The lenses we have picked here are all fantastic, they’re under $600, and they scored very well in our reviews. Whether you’re looking for a wide-angle lens for landscapes. A standard focal length for everyday photography, a prime for portraits, or even macro, this roundup has you covered....
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These Photography Books Will Help You Grow On The Cheap!

There’s nothing better than sitting down with a good book from time to time. That’s why we have decided to bring you some of the best deals on photography books out there. There are some stunning deals here. You can learn all about posing with Lindsay Adler for just $23.99. Nat Geo will teach you all about the basics of photography for only $16.69. You can even learn all about street photography for just $30. If you’d like to learn more about the culture of photography, consider picking up Photography Changes Everything for $27.99. Latinx Photography in the United States: A Visual History. It’s only $34.95. Street Photography: A History in 100 Iconic Images is a steal at $34.95. There are photography books here for all tastes and all skill levels. ...
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Stop Pixel Peeping and Enjoy Your Images Stress Free

Do you pixel peep? Be honest with yourself. I’ll admit, I used to be terrible about pixel peeping, but I pulled myself out of the web it spins. Pixel peeping is one of the bad things that has come from digital photography. We can sit in front of computers and zoom in to 300% or more to see the tiniest details. Sometimes, we can even have a hard time figuring out what we’re looking at. The ability to do this is great, but the problems that come with pixel peeping will do you no good. After the break, we will explore why pixel peeping is a thief of joy and why you should stop....
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Big, Beautiful Prints That Will Amaze: Epson SureColor P900 Review

We’re huge fans of printing here at The Phoblographer. We believe that every photographer should be printing their images instead of just viewing them in digital form. Thankfully, the printer market is alive and well, and there are many options on the market. We recently had the chance to test and review the new Epson SureColor P900. An update to the P800, the P900 boasts a new 10 channel print head and a 4.3-inch touchscreen display. Still, is this a printer you should be reaching out for? Find out in our full review....
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Sigma, Tamron, and Others Are More Important Than You Think

It was just the other week when we outlined what we wanted to see from Sigma in the coming year. We talked about how we looked forward to Canon RF and Nikon Z mount lenses. We even pleaded with Sigma for new Foveon based cameras. Well, it looks like our prayers have been received. Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamak talks about lenses and cameras and what direction the company will be taking going forward in a new interview. Just how important are players like Sigma and Tamron to the industry? Let’s talk about that....
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4 Fixed Lens Cameras That Will Help You Be a Better Street Photographer

Gear isn’t everything, but having the right camera for a certain situation can definitely help. This is especially true when it comes to street photography. When you’re out on the streets, you need to be able to rattle off images quickly and sometimes discreetly. This is something that can be hard to do with much larger cameras. Being able to remain nimble and having a camera that helps keep attention away from you is a must, and this is where small fixed-lens cameras come into play. These small power-house cameras have gorgeous fixed lenses that help capture detail-rich images. They also have blazing fast autofocus systems that will help you nail the shot every time you hit the shutter. If you’re on the hunt for a camera that will help you become a street photography pro, check out this roundup....
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Your Micro Four Thirds Portraits Will Come Alive with These Great Lenses

If you’re a Micro Four Thirds photographer and have been wondering what lenses to consider for portrait photography, this roundup is for you. Here we will take a look at the five lenses that make up the best portrait lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system. We have picked out five portrait lenses that range in cost so that there are options for photographers with all budgets. Don’t think for a second, though, that the cheaper lenses will leave you wanting more. All of these lenses are ridiculously sharp, focus quickly, and produce colors that will leave you speechless. Let’s jump right in and take a look at the lenses you should be considering for Micro Four Thirds portraits....
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These Photo Editing Guides, Presets From the Pros Have Big Discounts

You’ve seen Brushes and presets before. However, we bet you’ve never seen any as good as these. These guides and preset bundles are from the best in the business. You can get great deals on presets like this Lightroom bundle from Kelvin Pimont, which is just $27 ($395 regularly). Kelvin’s package of LR brushes is a steal at only $19. The outstanding One Light Masterclass from world-renowned photographer and lighting master Joel Grimes is just $57 (regularly $197), and his world-class Lightroom beauty brushes are only$27! Rikard Rodin’s bundle of dramatic atmosphere brushes is just $27. Trust us; they will really make your images shine! Chris Orwig’s Black and White Masterclass, which is only $19, will have you creating timeless images in no time! To see all the photo editing deals, head past the break....
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These Super Telephoto Zooms Make Capturing Winter Wildlife Easy

Lots of photographers shut things down when the colder winter weather starts hitting. However, things are just getting started for wildlife photographers. Those who brave the winter winds and snow often get rewarded with spectacular shots of the wildlife around them. If you want to get in on the winter wildlife photography scene, you’ll need a lens that will help deliver the goods. After the break, we’ve rounded up five super telephoto zooms across multiple platforms that will get you closer to the action than ever before. ...
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ASUS Shows Off New Monitors and PCs for Photographers at CES 2021

We talk a lot about new cameras and lenses, but we seldom discuss the importance of your editing rigs. With cameras becoming more powerful and file sizes becoming bigger, having a pretty beefy PC is important. Having color-accurate monitors is also vital if you want your work to look its best. We can’t attend CES 2021. Still, it doesn’t stop up from looking at the new gear that will be arriving. ASUS is looking to continue helping photographers and creators with new PCs. There’s even a new monitor that should help speed up editing as well. Join us after the break for all the details....
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5 Quality Ultra-Wide Zooms That’ll Make You Capture the World Differently

I’m not going to lie; I have a major soft spot for ultra-wide zooms. Ultra-wide zooms force you to look at your surroundings in a completely new way, and you’ll have untold amounts of fun doing it. Trust me when we say you need one in your arsenal. There are many ultra-wide zooms on the market that are cheaper than the lenses we have selected here. I have used them all, and they are great. However, if you want to capture images that absolutely sing with every click of your shutter, these are the 5 premium ultra-wide zooms you need to take a closer look at. Whether you want to capture landscapes, cityscapes, architecture, astrophotography, or more, you will not be disappointed....
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Kingston Tackles the Issue of Big RAW File Sizes, But At What Cost?

New technology is always fantastic. We have been spoiled quite a bit in the photography industry over the last few years in this regard. There’s no doubt about that. More powerful cameras with larger sensors than ever before are here, and they’re relatively affordable. However, we often overlook our computers and just how powerful they have to be to deal with the files that these cameras create. Dealing with large file sizes from photography and cinematography can be tricky. Still, Kingston is working towards dealing with this issue. Their new Ghost Tree PCIe 4.0 NVMe promises blazing fast read and write speeds (7,000MB/s), but at what cost? Join us as we talk about the new drive and discuss just how expensive photo editing may become in the near future....
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Take Your Portrait Photography Up A Notch With These Powerful Lights

Are you ready to take the next steps in your portrait photography journey by adding a flash or a monolight to your workflow? If so, congratulations! We commend you for wanting to learn a new skill. Many photographers think mastering flash photography is hard, but we’re here to tell you that’s simply not true. Adding external lighting to your workflow is an easy way to add drama and extra dimension to your images. The best part is you don’t have to spend a fortune to get started if you don’t want to. We have rounded up some of our favorite lights that we have reviewed over the years and have put them in one place for you. These lights are great for portrait photography beginners and even for pros....
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Upgrade Your Basic Kit Lens with These Great Standard Zooms

So, you purchased a new camera not too long ago, and you’re now starting to look at new lenses. You know you prefer zooms over the idea of primes, but what lenses do you start looking at? Honestly, standard zooms or those with a focal range between 24-80mm on Full-Frame cameras are a great place to start. If you shoot with APS-C, 16-55mm lenses are great, and 12-40mm on Micro Four Thirds cameras will fit the bill nicely. Compared to kit lenses, any non-kit lenses you buy will yield a huge return on your investment. You’ll immediately see the difference in image quality, build quality, and overall performance. The great thing about standard zooms is that they cover some of the most widely used focal ranges. We’ll take a quick look at five standard zooms across different platforms that we highly recommend in this roundup....
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Some Tamron Mirrorless Lenses Are on Sale for $199!

Tamron has made it their mission to create high quality, affordable lenses for Sony’s E mount cameras. The new 20mm, 24mm, and 35mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 lenses have set a new standard for affordable, weather-sealed fast primes. For a short amount of time, you can pick up each of these Tamron f2.8 prime lenses for as little as $199! That’s right, the 20mm f2.8 ($249), the 24mm f2.8 ($199), and the 35mm f2.8 ($199) are on sale! We have reviewed all three and were incredibly impressed with them, and we’re sure you will be too. Join us after the break for all the details....
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Bang for Your Buck: Feature Rich, Full Frame Cameras for Under $1,500

It wasn’t too long ago that Full Frame cameras cost over $2,000 for bare-bones entry-level models. Now, you can get feature-rich Full Frame cameras that cost less than $1,500. In fact, many of these cameras cost less than $1,500! Can you believe it? What a time to be a photographer. If you have always wanted to own a Full Frame camera, now is the time to add one to your collection. All of the cameras we have listed after the break have more bells and whistles than you can shake a stick at, they have splendid sensors, and they will last a lifetime thanks to their build qualities. Check out our picks for the best Full Frame cameras under $1,500 after the break....
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Ultra-Wide Zooms: 5 Affordable Options You’ll Want To Use All the Time

Ultra-wide zooms are spectacular lenses. Honestly, they’re one zoom that we recommend all photographers have in their lens bag. Ultra-wide zooms are perfect for landscapes, cityscapes, astrophotography, environmental portraits, architectural photography, and so much more. We recently took a look at 5 premium ultra-wide zooms that all landed around the $2,000 mark. However, there are plenty of fantastic options that have much lower costs of entry. In this roundup, we’re going to take a look at five ultra-wide zooms that are relatively affordable, and that will deliver images that will make you grin from ear to ear....
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These Affordable Camera Bags Will Protect Your New Camera with Ease

If you just got a new camera over the holidays and you need to start looking for camera bags, you’re in the right place. Camera bags are a must-have accessory. They make carrying gear around incredibly easy. They will even protect expensive gear when it’s not in use from bumps, bangs, and the weather. We have selected five camera bags from our reviews index that all received great marks during our tests. The best part: all of these bags are very affordable. If camera bags are high on your shopping list, check out this roundup of 5 of our favorite affordable options....
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Become a Better Photographer and Editor in 2021 for Just $9

We have found some incredible deals on brushes, guides, and texture packs from master photographer and editor, Joel Grimes. Each bundle (30 in all) is just $9! For the price of two cups of designer coffee, you can set yourself on a path of learning and enlightenment. There’s no better way to kickstart 2021. There are course bundles like his Rembrandt Cross Light Course, Natural Light, Head Shots, and Beauty Portraits that are all just $9 each! Joel’s Rain Splash Brushes, Snow and Lightning Brushes, and Cloud and Skies Brushes are all only $9 each. There also seven different texture bundles on sale for $9 each too! You don’t want to miss out on these deals....
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2021 Could Be A Big Year For Sigma. Here’s What We Want To See

Over the last few years, we have been blessed with some great lenses from Sigma. After going big (we mean really big) with some of their lenses, the company slowly started rolling out Mirrorless versions of their beloved DSLR glass. We even saw a new Full-Frame camera in the Sigma FP. These developments have now set the stage for 2021. A recent comment from Sigma’s CEO said that we should all be on the lookout for some innovative products in 2021. What could this mean? Join us as we take a quick look at what we’d like to see from Sigma in the coming year....
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Start Off The New Year With a Good Photography Book In Your Hands

After the year we had in 2020, we all need to strive to make 2021 a better one. One of the best ways to do that is to invest in yourself. There’s always room to learn new skills, and new techniques. It’s great to read about photography culture too. You can learn about landscape photography with Scott Kelby for just $20,13. You can master posing with help from Lindsay Adler for only $23.99 or you can learn 75 reasons why you should hit the streets with your camera. It’s just $30. Bruce Barnbaum’s The Art of Photography: A Personal Approach to Artistic Expression is just $28.99. The Heart of the Photograph: 100 Questions for Making Stronger, More Expressive Photographs is only $27.49. Make a ne years commitment to read a photography book. Check out the deals after the break....
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Nikon, Canon, and More Have Fantastic New Year Deals On Cameras

If you’re looking to start off the new year with a new camera, you need to see these deals. There are price cuts from Sony, Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, and more. The Sony a7r IV is a steal at $2,998, and so is the a7 III, which can be yours for $1,798. Nikon has the Z50 with a lens for $896.95, and the z6 for only $1,596.95. You can save $200 on the Canon EOS R6 with the 24-105mm f4-7.1 kit lens (it’s $2,699), or you can pick up the EOS RP with the same lens for $1,299. The OM Digital Solutions OM-D E-M1 Mark II can also be yours for just $839.99! Be sure to check out these deals on cameras so you can snag a bargain!...
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5 Affordable 50mm Prime Lenses That Will Improve Your Skills

Did you get a new camera over the holiday period? Are you confused about which lens you should buy first? If so, you’re in the right place. While your new camera may have come with a couple of kit lenses, we highly recommend you grab a prime lens. Prime lenses will challenge you, and they’ll help you grow simply because you cannot rely on zooms to get the shot you want. You have to think and compose with your feet. On top of that, prime lenses have much faster apertures than zoom lenses. This means you can shoot in low light situations, and you’ll be able to create gorgeous bokeh. 50mm prime lenses are ideal for new photographers because they give a field of view similar to what the human eye can see. Here are five of our favorite 50mm prime lenses for new photographers....
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Tripods Are Still a Thing! Here’s 5 Worth a Closer Look

Ah, the trusty tripod. These photography accessories are not talked about often, and now, thanks to IBIS, they’ve taken a seat even further in the back. However, there’s still a need for tripods, and there are some great ones on the market. If you like to dabble in landscape photography, macro, or astrophotography, a tripod is essential. After the break, we’re going to share four tripods with you that we have reviewed and loved. So, if you find yourself needing a three-legged friend, be sure to check out these solid options....
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A Great Idea, But It’s Not for Everyone: KUVRD Universal Lens Hood

Every year we get exposed to photography accessories that are meant to revolutionize the game. Sometimes, these accessories come along, and they do make our lives easier. However, most simply fail to live up to the hype that surrounds them. You may have heard about a company called KUVRD. They themselves have made a product that really was excellent in their universal lens caps, so when they announced the universal lens hood, we were excited. We have spent some time with the new KUVRD Universal Lens Hood, and we’re both astonished and dismayed. Find out why in our quick and to the point essentials review....
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Kickstart Your Photography Business in 2021 With These Great Deals

Whether you’re looking to start your own photography studio, a boudoir business, a photography website, or anything else, we’ve found deals that will help get you started. The SEO 101 for Photographers bundle is just $15. You can grab a bundle of professional promotional flyer templates for just $9! Want to start a studio in your own garage? This guide will show you how to do it for only $29. Looking to make your own business cards? This set of 50 templates costs just $29. This boudoir marketing bundle will have you up and running in no time. It’s just $19.99! If you really want to get ahead in 2021, check out these photography business deals and more after the break....
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New Year, New You. 5 Mirrorless Cameras Perfect For Beginners

So, you want to get your first traditional camera after getting the photography bug from your smartphone. Congrats! This is a huge step in making your photography dreams come true. However, how does one know what camera to buy first? After all, the market is flooded with tons of mirrorless cameras that cost less than $1,000. Fear not. We’re here to help. Before selecting the Mirrorless cameras in this roundup, we took several factors into consideration. The cameras needed to be under $1,000. The Mirrorless cameras must have enough about them so that you can grow with them. They need to have access to a robust lens lineup that features many affordable lens options. Lastly, they needed to have sensors that will put your smartphone camera to shame. Check out five of our favorite cameras for beginners after the break....
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The 10 Most Popular Cameras of 2020 Per Flickr’s Camera Finder

Flickr has seen a bit of a resurgence in 2020. The photo-sharing platform has turned into a buzzing community again. I have been using Flickr to personally catalog my images and to interact with other photographers. So far, it has been great. After going through my account, I decided to dive into the website’s metrics to see what the most popular traditional digital cameras per Flickr’s camera finder are. Aside from smartphones (which take the top spots), you might be surprised to learn that DSLRs are still king. Mirrorless cameras are very much the flavor of the month, but there are so many DSLRs still out there. Still, Mirrorless cameras aren’t far behind. After the break, we’ll show you the ten most used traditional digital cameras in 2020 based on figures from Flickr....
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Learn How to Use Your Mind’s Eye: Creating Fine Art Photography Review

You may have heard the term fine art photography before, but what is it that makes this genre stand out? Fine art photography allows us as photographers to create a series of images with artistic impressions. The end goal is to express an idea, emotions, or to convey a message. It doesn’t sound too difficult. However, Sharon Tenenbaum’s $39 ‘How To Create Award-Winning Fine Art Photography’ video series shows that this photography genre is as much a mental process as it is a creative one. I have to say that taking a deep dive into Sharon’s mind and how it works was eye-opening. If you’re interested in fine art photography, read on....
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Curved Sensors Could Really Shake Up the Faltering Camera Industry

Let’s face it. After a good few years of Sony innovating in the camera space, things have suddenly come to a screeching halt. In the last two years, there have not been any real major improvements to modern Mirrorless cameras. Sure, sensors pack more megapixels. Autofocus systems are a bit faster, EVF technology and video technology have improved too. However, the updates to these systems have all been incremental. None of them really stand out as being innovative. Now, though, news has emerged about curved sensors going into mass production. What could this mean for the camera industry, and will we see them in Mirrorless cameras anytime soon? Let’s talk about this....
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The Need for Speed: Create Magic Easily with These Fast Prime Lenses

We’re always looking for lenses that can perform magic. If you want to shoot in extremely low light situations or completely obliterate the background in your images, you need a lens (or two) that can do these with ease. This is where fast primes come in to play. Prime lenses can be magnitudes faster (when it comes to their aperture) thanks to their simplistic designs compared to zoom lenses. This is one reason why fast primes are adored by photographers everywhere. Fast primes, of course, come in a variety of flavors. We covered some very affordable fast primes in this roundup here. Now, we’re going to take a look at some lenses that redefine what fast is. If you need a ridiculously sharp lens, one that will let you see in the dark, or that will give you simply magical bokeh, read on....
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Big Preset, Guides, and Software Sale! 25% Off. There Are Freebies Too!

Boxing day is not a holiday that America observes. Traditionally in the UK, this is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. However, this year you can get in on the action. Photowhoa is having a huge Boxing Day blow out on photography deals. You can save an extra 25% on class-leading presets, tutorials and software. Just use the code BOXING25 upon checkout. It’s that simple. You can save on everything on the site. Check out some of these photography deals. Remember, you can take another 25% off the listed price. Dan Hecho’s Complete Boudoir Photography Course is just $99! BOGO Lightroom presets just $39. BOGO Photoshop overlays only $39. 1,000+ Cloud Overlays just $29. The Ultimate Landscape Photography Course is only $29! Denoise Photo Projects 3 is just $39! This sale lasts for three days only! Come and see the rest of the photography deals....
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5 Affordable (and Fantastic) Must-Own Lenses for Micro Four Thirds

We’re huge fans of the Micro Four Thirds platform here at The Phoblographer. The system’s small size and weight give it an advantage over many bigger systems such as APS-C and Full Frame. Honestly, you’re not giving up much in image quality either, regardless of what M4/3 detractors might say. I have used the platform professionally for two years now, and I’ve never had a problem. The five lenses we’ve rounded up and listed are small, light, sharp, have rapid autofocus performance, and are all incredibly affordable. If you’re new to the Micro Four Thirds platform and are looking to build up a solid lens collection without going broke, check out the five lenses we believe are must-haves for all Micro Four Thirds users....
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Save an Extra 20% On Photography Tutorials, Presets, and More

How would you like to save an extra 20% on top of the already crazy low prices Photowhoa has on photography tutorials and more? Now you can. Just use the code CHEERS20 when you checkout. Now you can really save big on items like Dan Hecho’s Complete Boudoir Photography Course ($99, save $441. Remember, take an extra 20% off that price! There are BOGO deals too on Lightroom presets (just $39 plus an extra 20% off) and Photoshop overlays (also only $39). Yep, take another 20% off here too. We’ve also teamed up with Photowhoa to bring our readers some free presets and guides, and you’ll be able to learn how to get $399 worth of tutorials and more for free! The extra 20% off sale ends on December 27th. Snap up all of the deals on photography tutorials and more while you can....
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Some of the Most Rugged Cameras Are DSLRs – Here’s 5 To Consider

Mirrorless cameras are fantastic. They have ushered in new autofocus technologies, IBIS systems, electronics viewfinders, focus peaking, and more. However, one area where they still lag behind DSLRs is in how rigged they are. Now, Mirrorless cameras have come a long way, don’t get me wrong, but many pros who work out in the field still prefer DSLRs simply because they are so durable. I use both Mirrorless cameras and DSLRs, but I still reach for my trusty DSLR when the going gets tough. If you want ultimate durability, exceptional battery life, and stellar image quality, these are the 5 rugged cameras (DSLRs) we’ve reviewed that you should reach for....
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5 Great Third Party Lenses For Fujifilm X Mount That Will Inspire You

Perhaps the biggest downer about Fujifilm cameras is that the X series system is a closed one. While Sony has opened the gates so that Sigma, Tamron, and others can create lenses without reverse engineering their AF system, Fujifilm does not want to go this route. This is fine, simply because Fujifilm creates gorgeous lenses. However, having choices in lenses (and price points) is always a win for the consumer. Still, there are, in fact, some third party lenses for Fujifilm X series cameras; and they’re incredible. Not much attention is given to these third party X mount gems. They should really be on your radar, though, if you want to branch out a little when it comes to lenses. After the break, we’ll share 5 third party lenses for Fujifilm X series cameras that will leave you speechless....
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Nikon Is the Latest Camera Maker to Switch Into Sustainability Mode

For 70 years, Nikon has proudly manufactured most of their cameras in their home country of Japan. However, times have changed, and the camera market has faltered. In a bid to save money, Nikon has announced that all cameras will be made in Thailand by the end of 2021. While this might not sound like a big deal, this news has sent shockwaves through the industry. It certainly helps paint a clearer picture of just how bad cash flow is in the industry. Let’s talk about this....
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Holideals: 20 Last Minute Holiday Camera Deals and More

The camera deals this holiday season have been pretty spectacular. However, your time to save is running out. Sony a7 III is just $1,698, and the a7r III is only $1,998. The gorgeous Olympus Pen F can be yours for just $899, and the Fujifilm X-E3 is a steal at just $499. You can also save on cameras from Nikon too. The Z50 with a lens is only $896.95, and the two lens kit is $1,096.95. You can even save on the Z6. It’s just $1,596.95. We’ve also found deals on presets and tutorials, including two excellent BOGO deals. For just $39, you can get a Lightroom Preset BOGO deal and a Photoshop Overlay BOGO deal. There are even free presets packs listed too!. Jingle all the way past the break to see the camera deals and more....
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Holideals: Last Minute Deals On The Lenses You Want

There are some stunning deals on lenses right now. You need to act quickly, though, as the clock is ticking on the sale prices. Here are just a few of the spectacular lens deals you can find in this post. The Canon RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 is just $699. Nikon’s Z 50mm f1.8 is only $496.95. The Fujifilm 16-55mm f2.8 can be yours for $899. Tamron’s weather-sealed 20mm f2.8 ($289), 24mm f2.8 ($239), and 35mm f2.8 ($279) for Sony’s E mount are absolute bargains! You can even get Tamron’s latest 70-180mm f2.8 for just $999. That’s $200 off the regular price. There are also deals from Olympus, Panasonic, Sigma, and Zeiss. Check out all of the holiday lens deals after the break....
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Fujifilm, Tamron, Have the Most Popular Lenses of 2020 Per Our Readers

For a while now, we’ve been rounding up the most popular lenses with our readers at the end of every month. Now, we’ll take a look at the most popular lenses for 2020. There have been plenty of new lenses across all of the major platforms this year. However, quite a few of the most popular lenses are now a good few years old. In fact, you really will be quite surprised with some of the glass on this list. If you want to take a peek at what has been selling well and what your fellow readers have been picking up to use, you’ll enjoy this roundup. The list is presented to you in order of popularity, with the best selling lens listed first. Take a look at the most popular lenses of 2020 after the break....
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5 Luxurious Cameras That Ooze Quality and Performance

A lot of gear roundups we do focus on affordable, feature-packed cameras. Those cameras are honestly more than enough for 99% of photographers. However, what if money was no problem? What if some luxurious cameras were calling your name? We’re talking cameras that feature the most beautiful build materials. Cameras from brands that are steeped in history and heritage. Luxurious cameras that are meticulously designed and crafted. In this roundup, we’ll take a quick look at five of the best luxury Mirrorless cameras that money can buy right now. If we had deep enough pockets, these are the five Mirrorless luxurious cameras that would be high on our most-wanted list....
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Canon Is Now Selling Sensors and This Excites Us Greatly

One of the biggest complaints we’ve had about new cameras has been that images from them all look the same. That’s not entirely a bad thing. However, when you sit down to review camera after camera, and there’s little difference between models, it’s hard to get excited. This, in part, is due to Sony’s domination in the camera sensor market. However, all this could soon change as Canon has now entered the sensor segment and is now selling their silicon to third parties. Let’s talk about why this is music to our ears....
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The 20 Most Popular Cameras with Our Readers in 2020

Wow, we’ve almost made it to the end of 2020. What a wild year this has been. Still, even with everything that has been going on, we were blessed with lots of new cameras, and you, our readers, have been busy adding new gear to your collections. If you didn’t know, we recap what the most popular cameras have been at the end of every month. These roundups are compiled based on how many units of each camera our readers have purchased. Now, we’re ready to show you the most popular cameras of 2020. Some of the most popular cameras will come as no surprise. Still, there are some fascinating inclusions on this list....
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MiNT’s InstantKon SF70 Is the Manual Instant Camera We Need

Instant cameras are always a ton of fun to use. Still, we’ve always wished that more instant cameras on the market offered full manual controls. MiNT believes this is important too. MiNT has been making instant cameras with manual controls for a while now. In fact, we’ve reviewed two of their previous cameras before. The MiNT SLR670-S and the MiNT InstantFlex TL70 2.0, and we loved both of them. Now, MiNT has a new Kickstarter campaign to bring to life their version of the legendary Polaroid SX-70. MiNT’s version, the InstantKon SF70, is a full manual control instant camera that uses Fujifilm’s Square Instax film. We have to say that it looks fantastic and we’re super excited about it. Head on past the break for all the juicy deets!...
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Canon and Nikon Desperately Need Sigma and Others in 2021

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. A camera platform is only as good as the lenses that are available for it. Canon and Nikon have gone about creating gorgeous first-party lenses for their Mirrorless platforms. However, a lack of competition has seen their prices remain sky-high. These high prices have put off many photographers from jumping into both the RF and Z mount systems. However, we hear that Sigma might finally start developing lenses for these Mirrorless platform in 2021. This is fantastic, people. Let’s talk about it more after the break....
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5 Cheap, Cheerful, and Utterly Great Prime Lenses You Shouldn’t Overlook

How much do you have to spend to get prime lenses that will do a top job for you? $1,000? $2,000? $3,000? More? Nope, think lower, as in the hundreds, not the thousands of dollars. Modern manufacturing processes and advances in technology have made it so that affordable prime lenses can do a spectacular job. Sure, these more affordable prime lenses might not have the very best, tippy top optics, but they’re still fantastic. They might not have weather sealing (although some do), and they may be made from plastics (but so are some lenses that cost thousands). However, the five prime lenses we’re going to share with you after the break are more than good enough for most photographers out there. We’re positive you’ll love the images you create with them....
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5 Premium 50mm Primes for Photographers Who Demand the Best

When it comes to prime lenses, none are more celebrated than trusty nifty fifties. 50mm primes are loved by the masses thanks to their exceptional ability to comfortably shoot just about any genre you can think of. These versatile lenses are great for street photography, landscapes, portrait photography, event photography, wedding photography, documentary work, and more. The field of view from 50mm primes is also close to what most (but not all) people see with their own eyes. This is just one of the reasons why images shot with these lenses are so pleasing. However, not all 50mm primes are made equal. After the break, we’ll share five premium 50mm primes with you that will delight you image after image....
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