8 Photography Accessories That Will Complement Your New Camera

If you got your first camera over the holiday or picked up a new one to add to your collection, these photography accessories will help you get more out of it.

Did you get a new camera over the holiday period? If so, congrats, there’s nothing better than that new camera smell. But if you want to get the most out of it, you’ll want to arm yourself with some great photography accessories too. In this roundup, we will take a quick look at eight photography accessories that will help you channel your inner creative, and make your life as a photographer much easier.

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Where Street Photographers Have Been Finding Inspiration for 14 Years

Flickr is hanging on by a thread it would seem. but this street photography group remains one of the positives.

Hardcore Street Photography (HCSP) has been around since the golden days of Flickr. Founded in 2005, HCSP is wildly seen as the arena that will make or break a street photographer. Its no-nonsense approach to conversation earns the moderators’ respect, and members see it as a place where they can get an unfiltered and detailed response to their work. It’s due to its brutal honesty that HCSP has been able to keep strong, even as Flickr weakens. With 82 thousand members and an active community, it shows no signs of slowing. Because of that, it remains a credit to an often criticized street photography community.

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Canon Has Three Lenses That Can Really Take Next Level Portraits

These three remarkable Canon lenses will feel right at home in the kits of portrait photographers shooting with Canon cameras.

One of Canon’s biggest strengths has always been their ability to design and produce excellent lenses. The optical qualities of Canon glass are legendary, renowned for their ability to produce images with excellent sharpness, render accurate colors, and deliver gorgeous, creamy bokeh. Canon lenses are robustly constructed as well. It’s not uncommon to see Canon shooters using lenses that are older than their camera bodies. Canon built these lenses to last and this is a testament to their build quality. This was true with their EF Mount DSLR lenses, and the tradition continues with their latest RF Mount Mirrorless glass as well.

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The Four Ultra Fast Aperture Lenses We’re Absolutely in Love With

If you’re all about great bokeh, these lenses are going to do a great job giving you beautiful photos.

Photographers start out typically loving and adoring the bokeh fast aperture lenses provide. But, that wears away quickly when you’re trying to become a better photographer. Then, after a while, sometimes it comes back again. Depth of field is an effective tool for storytelling, but it also helps develop a specific look in a photographer’s images: if you’re using a full-frame camera, some would say that it’s a medium format look. But otherwise, it’s overall just a special dash of magic dust that makes your images sparkle. When combined with effective lighting and color usage in the scene, the photos can look special. In the hands of a skilled photographer, these lenses can deliver unique photos. So, we went into our reviews index to find some of our favorite fast aperture lenses.

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The Sony Lenses That Made Our Jaws Drop When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photographers shooting with Sony Full Frame Mirrorless cameras will want to add these lenses to their shopping list.

When Sony first entered the Full Frame Mirrorless market, one of their biggest pain points was their then-lackluster lens lineup when compared to industry veterans like Canon and Nikon. Fast forward to today, and Sony now has 30 lenses available for their Full Frame E-Mount cameras, while Canon and Nikon are playing catch up with their mirrorless lens offerings. The tables have turned indeed. For portrait photographers shooting with Sony Full Frame Mirrorless cameras, there’s never been a better time to invest in some new glass. While Sony’s top tier G Master series of lenses have a proven track record of delivering excellent image quality with accurate colors and beautifully creamy bokeh, their more entry-level lenses are no slouch either.

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7 Instant Film Polaroid-Style Cameras for Your New Year’s Eve Party Fun!

Leave your expensive camera in the safety of your home this New Year’s Eve and take one of these instant cameras with you instead.

Instant cameras are fun to use, and because of this, they’re the perfect companion for photographers who don’t want to take their expensive cameras with them out on the town or to parties. Instant cameras are easy to use, and they can help you capture candid moments with your friends and family. Seeing as they are so affordable, you won’t mind passing it around your group so that everyone can capture fun moments. In this roundup, we will take a quick look at seven incredibly fun, easy to use instant cameras that will help you remember your New Year’s Eve party.

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7 Gorgeous Rangefinder Style Cameras That Offer Great Performance

If you want a camera that has both great styling and great performance, you need to check out these Rangefinder Style cameras.

While modern cameras have come a long way in terms of their overall design, most still don’t have much by way of character. This, however, cannot be said about Rangefinder-style cameras. The classic look of Rangefinder-style cameras are hard to ignore, and you’ll find that plenty of heads will turn when you have one with you. They harken back to a time where cameras were tools made by craftsmen. They aren’t all just about looks, though: they pack a punch in terms of performance as well. After the break, we will take a quick look at seven of our favorite Rangefinder-style cameras.

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Style and Function: 4 Camera Bags Perfect for Event Photographers

You’ll be able to carry your gear around in style with these camera bags.

We talk about gear a lot because it’s just a fun thing to do, but rarely do we talk about the essential, yet under-appreciated, camera bags that carry our gear around. Event photographers need stylish, versatile camera bags. They need to be able to hold your cameras, lenses, flashes, and accessories with ease, but they also need to be comfortable to use for multiple hours. After the break, we will take a quick look at several camera bags perfect for all types of event photographers.

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The Best Sony Lenses for Street Photography Under $800

If you want Sony’s fantastic autofocus with your Street Photography, here’s what you need to make the most of it.

Years ago, I never thought I’d pen an article about the best lenses for autofocusing while shooting street. That is aside from the fact that I never expected those lenses to be from Sony. But they dominate the field by and large when it comes to autofocus algorithms in their Sony a7 and A9 lineup of cameras. Combine this with fantastic lenses that are small, affordable, and boast great image quality. There is almost nothing bad that you can say about these lenses: we strongly recommend them.

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Our Favorite Camera Bags for Street Photographers and Photojournalism

The street photographer needs a compact bag that helps them retain as low key of a profile as possible.

When street photographers go for camera bags, they often reach for something that will last them years. These bags are sometimes converted standard Jansport offerings or others, but they’re not proper camera bags. A proper camera bag allows a photographer to section things off for quick access. It also provides protection from the elements. Best of all, it makes sure your gear doesn’t get tossed about. We went through our reviews index to find some of the best camera bags for street photographers.

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The 3 Best Nikon Cameras for Portrait Photographers

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From DSLRs to Mirrorless, there are Nikon cameras that will suit a wide range of portrait photographers.

Nikon has a good track record of producing cameras that portrait photographers love. Thanks to their color science, the tank-like build quality of their cameras, and the vast library of prime and zoom lenses that can be used, Nikon cameras suit the genre well. After the break, we will take a quick look at three Nikon cameras that will not let portrait shooters down.

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Our Favorite Leica M Mount Lenses for the Street Photographer in You

Leica M mount lenses are still some of the most effective tools that help photographers capture the moment.

The Leica M mount is a manual focus mount that teaches street photographers to do what many people don’t do today: shoot with intent. How many times have you walked by a photo shoot happening and have seen someone just holding the shutter button down? Or, how many times have you seen someone say, “I’ll fix it in post.” The Leica M mount trains you to be in tune with your environment, walk up to a scene, and shoot. You need to be present. And, more importantly, you need the right lens.

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The Three Best Fujifilm Lenses for Street Photography Under $1,000

Mount these lenses to your Fujifilm camera, flip on the Acros simulation and get beautiful street photos.

Without a doubt, Fujifilm lenses are designed with the documentary and street photographer in mind. From their small size, to their build quality, to the pricing, the company produces some great quality stuff for street photography. Best of all, some of their lenses are designed with zone focusing scales that help you capture the moment easier. Ever better; lots of the lenses are weather sealed. We went through our reviews index to bring you some of the best Fujifilm lenses for street photography.

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100 Years of Pentax: Revisiting Medium Format Classics

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pentax, we put the spotlight on its enduring medium format SLR cameras, which remain top choices for film photographers.

If you want to get serious with medium format film photography, among your top options would certainly be a Pentax medium format SLR camera. Built like tanks and made to last for generations, these classic cameras are rivaled only by a handful of competitors and have become medium format icons. Since this year marks a century of Pentax, there can’t be a more apt time to pay tribute to the brand’s enduring cameras, including the medium format line.

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Want Better Portraits? These 3 Sony Cameras Can Help!

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Sony cameras have made life so much easier for portrait photographers thanks to their insanely good autofocus systems.

There’s simply no denying that the strides Sony has made in the world of photography over the last few years have been nothing short of monumental. Today, we have Sony cameras that are not only affordable, but that can also produce glorious images, and that boast the best autofocus systems on the market. If you’re a portrait photographer who wants the best eye and face detection, and great general autofocus tracking, you need to look at Sony cameras. After the break, we’ll share three of our favorite Sony cameras for portrait photography.

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The 3 Best Fujifilm Cameras for Portrait Photographers

Fujifilm cameras, with their gorgeous film simulations, excellent sensors, and great autofocus features, are ideal for portrait photography.

There was a time when the masses largely ignored Fujifilm cameras, but how quickly things can change. Starting with the X Pro 1, Fujifilm rapidly begun gaining traction, and just a few short years later, they now have some of the best cameras on the market that sport APS-C and Medium Format sensors. If you’re a portrait photographer who loves the look Fujifilm cameras give thanks to their sensors and film simulations, you owe it to yourself to check out these three outstanding Fujifilm cameras.

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14 Innovative Cameras That Changed Photography Over the Last Decade

There have been a lot of cameras released over the last 10 years, but none have been as game-changing as the innovative cameras we have rounded up here.

In 2010, digital cameras had taken over, and the days of film were slipping into distant memory. As we all know, technology advances at a rapid pace, and thankfully, for us, some camera manufacturers embraced these advances and ended up creating innovative cameras that have changed the landscape of photography forever. Today, we’re taking a look at 14 of the most innovative cameras from the last decade that have changed the way we take photographs.

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Tested: 3 Nikon Lenses Travel Photographers Will Really Like

Nikon’s NIKKOR lenses offer everything a photographer could need when it comes to travel, landscape, and cityscape photography.

There are some truly stunning Nikon cameras on the market suited ideally to travel photography. Fortunately, for Nikon fans, there are also some incredible Nikon lenses that can get the most out of the excellent sensors Nikon cameras use. If you want to harness the power of the sensor in either your Nikon DSLR or Nikon Mirrorless camera in order to create breathtaking land and cityscape images, head past the break to see three NIKKOR lenses we highly recommend.

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Tested: Three of the Best Canon Lenses for Travel Photography

There’s no denying that Canon lenses are some of the best around for travel work.

Some of Canon’s most legendary lenses are perfectly suited to travel photography. Photographers who use Canon’s camera bodies have been privy to the pure delight of Canon’s L series lenses. Canon’s L series lenses offer tank-like build quality and incredibly sharp optics: two characteristics that come in to play if you partake in both landscape and cityscape photography. After the break, we will take a quick look at three Canon lenses that will help bring gorgeous landscapes and bustling cityscapes to life.

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Pimp Your Camera: Accessories to Refresh Your Camera’s Boring Look

There is no reason for your camera to look standard and dull; let everyone know that it’s clearly yours.

Here at the Phoblographer, we’re all about aesthetics–and that’s why we think every photographer should do what they can to truly call their camera their own. Lucky for you, there are a plethora of accessories on the market designed to do just that. Some are functional, while others are fashionable, but very few manage to walk the line. For the photographer looking to add some peacock and flair to their camera, we dove into our Reviews Index to figure out just what the best selections would be for that purpose.

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The Best Manual Focus Lenses Photographers Will Love

Some photographers are 100% in tune with their surroundings, and they’re the ones using the best manual focus lenses available.

There are photographers who just never understand how to use manual focus lenses, and photographers who know that using them requires you to be in tune with your environment. Think about the way Leica M shooters think and about how they’re able to predict something before it happens. Being in tune with his surroundings is how Robert Capa was able to capture some of his best images. Indeed, the best manual focus photographer can be quicker than one using autofocus. Manual focus lenses are not only great for photojournalism, they’re also for moments where slow photography allows you to make genuinely better photos. So, we went into our Reviews Index to round up some of our favorites.

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