My Favorite Sony Prime Lenses: Editor in Chief Chris Gampat

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If you want an honest and heartfelt answer to what my favorite lenses are, please know these are my favorite Sony prime lenses.

I’ll always say Sony’s cameras feel more like computers stuffed into a body that’s supposed to be a camera. While I’m not the biggest fan of their bodies, I’ll admit I adore their lenses. The company shows they have an investment in the photography world in many ways. Not only do they make the imaging sensors for pretty much everyone, but they also create some great technology themselves. Implementing AI into their cameras and creating some of the best autofocus around, they have changed quite a bit from a decade ago. Further, they’ve built up a fantastic selection of lenses. And though I’ve tested a whole lot of them, they’re not all my favorites. The ones that are the gems in my eyes tend to really take advantage of what mirrorless cameras are about.

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The Best 10 Performing Lenses According to DXOMark (August 2020)

If you don’t want to make compromises when it comes to lenses, check out the glass DXOMark ranks as the best.

We’ve unlocked an achievement for reaching the end of August! Good job, everyone. Speaking of achievements, we’ve rounded up the ten best lenses (according to DXOMark) your hard-earned money can buy. Want a new lens that’s earned high optical performance marks? The ten listed after the break that DXOMark has declared the best of the best might interest you.

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So, You Want A Micro Four Thirds Camera? Here Are 6 of Our Favorites

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One of the most searched for terms on our website is ‘best Micro Four Thirds camera,’ so we have done a roundup of the best M4/3 cameras.

It’s true; ‘the best Micro Four Thirds camera‘ really is one of the top search terms that is typed into our search bar. On any given week, that term will be there, near the top. Micro Four Thirds Cameras receive a lot of hate, but there are plenty of you who are still interested in the system. Not too long ago, we made a roundup of the best Micro Four Thirds lenses for new photographers, and it was well-received. So, now we have rounded up the best Micro Four Thirds cameras for most types of photographers. Whether you like travel photography, sports photography, event, portrait, street, or landscape photography, there’s a M4/3 camera for you. Jump past the break to see our favorites.

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8 Unique Lenses: Dare to Be Different and Create Like Never Before

These unique lenses will help you create entirely different images than anything you have made before.

Modern lenses are stunningly sharp, and free from distortions, lens flares, and anything else that gives them character. There is nothing wrong with this, but sometimes it can get a little boring seeing images that are flawless and clinical in appearance. However, worry not, because a few incredibly unique lenses have bags of character that are sure to make your images stand out from the sea of sameness. If you really want to add style to your images in-camera, you absolutely must see the unique lenses we have rounded up after the break.

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7 Stylish and Affordable Camera Bags You Can Buy For Under $150

These camera bags are comfortable to carry, easy on the eye, and they all cost less than $150!

Camera bags aren’t an accessory that many people spend too much time thinking about, but really, we should. We trust our camera bags to hold thousands of dollars worth of camera, lenses, and accessories, and on top of that, we carry these camera bags for long periods sometimes, so they have to be comfortable. Just buying any old camera bag simply will not do. The great thing is that you honestly do not have to break the bank to get fantastic camera bags, in fact, after the break, we will show you seven camera bags that are comfortable to carry, and that will protect your gear for under $150!

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Ditch Your Entry Level Camera for a More Powerful, Yet Affordable Option

An entry level camera is great, but for just a little more money, you can get many more features.

Are you still rocking a Canon Rebel, a Nikon D3XXX series camera, an old Olympus EPL body, or some other entry level camera? Have you been considering buying one of these cameras? Hold up! We have something to tell you. If you already own an entry level camera and are ready to break up with it, we have some fantastic options that won’t break the bank. That same message goes to anyone thinking about buying a consumer, entry level camera. If you want to get serious about photography, or if you truly want a camera that will outperform your smartphone, you need to see the cameras we have rounded up after the break. You’ll be surprised what you can get for under $1,000 these days.

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EISA Awards: The Best Lenses of 2020 According to EISA

Canon, Tamron, and Sigma are among the EISA award winners for 2020.

If you want to buy some new lenses but you aren’t sure which ones are worth a closer look, you might be interested to see what the guys and gals over at EISA have to say about all things lenses. The annual EISA awards have just been announced, and they have given their recommendations on lenses in various categories, and we have to say that, for the most part, we agree with the awards they have dished out. Tamron, Canon, Sigma, and Sony have all been killing it lately, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. After the break, we have listed which lenses received EISA awards, so hop past the break and see if any of them excite you.

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EISA Awards: The Best Cameras of 2020 According to EISA

The 2020 EISA Awards for photography have been handed out.

If you’re in the market for a new camera but you aren’t sure which way to turn, you might be interested to see what the guys and gals at EISA have to say about all things cameras. The annual EISA awards have just been announced, and they have given their recommendations on cameras in various categories. We have to say that, for the most part, we agree with the awards they have dished out. After the break, we have listed which cameras received awards, so hop past the break and see if any of the winners tickle your fancy.

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7 Underappreciated and Overlooked Digital Cameras Worth Your Time

These seven digital cameras were never given the mainstream attention they deserved, and that’s shocking because they are fantastic!

As soon as some digital cameras are released, they send shockwaves through the industry and forever go down as instant classics. And then there are some that slip through the cracks. It’s not until a good few years down the line that we start to appreciate just what these overlooked and underappreciated cameras were about and just how fantastic they were for their time. After the break, we will take a quick look at seven seemingly forgotten digital cameras that deserve your loving gaze today.

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10 Affordable Lenses and Accessories For New Portrait Photographers

These high quality, yet low priced lenses and accessories will help new portrait photographers get started without destroying the bank.

When you’re just starting out in any field of photography, it can be easy to make yourself think that if you want to have any chance of success, you’ll need to break the bank to get the best of the best when it comes to lenses and accessories; however, this simply isn’t true. There are tons of quality lenses and accessories on the market that are affordable, yet still very high in quality, and that will serve new portrait photographers well until they start making more money. In fact, these lenses and accessories for new portrait photographers are so good, you might find that you want to just keep on using them. Check out our picks of the best affordable lenses and accessories for portrait photographers after the break.

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8 Lenses and Accessories for Landscape Photographers on a Budget

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Landscape photographers, these are lenses and accessories that will help you capture your best images yet while on a budget.

Can you believe Summer is already drawing to a close? Pretty soon, the sun will set earlier, and the landscapes around us will undergo a beautiful transformation. It’s this time of year that excites me more than any other simply due to how gorgeous the world becomes. Trees are filled with vibrant colors, sunsets and sunrises take on another life, and of course, the lower temperature make it a joy to be outside. If you want to capture the beauty of Fall though, you need to have the right gear. After the break, we will take a quick look at some lenses and accessories that will help all landscape photographers create their best landscape images yet.

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85mm Prime Lenses: Sony Portrait Photographers Are Spoiled for Choice

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When it comes to Sony’s E mount, there are 85mm prime lenses that will suit every portrait photographer’s budget.

If you pay attention to the news at all, you’ve seen that Sigma just announced a new version of their 85mm f1.4 Art lens for Mirrorless cameras (Sony E and L Mount Alliance). This got us thinking. Users of Sony cameras are spoiled for choice when it comes to 85mm prime lenses, and the new Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN is going to come up against some pretty fantastic lenses that are already available. We’ve decided to take a quick look at the 85mm prime lenses for Sony’s E mount we have reviewed in the past that fit all photographers’ budgets so that you can decide if the new $1,199 Sigma worth a closer look.

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9 Top Drawer 50mm Prime Lenses for Photographers Who Want the Best

These 50mm prime lenses are the cream of the crop.

When it comes to prime lenses, none are celebrated more than the old trusty nifty fifty. 50mm prime lenses are loved by photographers thanks to their exceptional ability to comfortably shoot most genres of photography. We have picked nine fantastic 50mm prime lenses that seriously impressed us during our time with them. There is simply no doubt in our minds that every photographer should have a 50mm prime in their collection, and if you’re the type who needs to have the best of the best, you should take a closer look at the 50mm prime lenses listed after the break.

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Popular Photography Gear: Fujifilm, Tamron Top Our List for July 2020

Lots of new photography gear (with some surprises in the mix) found new homes during July 2020.

Wow, this month has just flown by, and while things are still crazy out in the world, it is nice to see and know that we are still practicing photography (safely, I hope). There have been some exceptional deals on both cameras and lenses throughout July, and you have been taking advantage of the savings. After the break, we will share the most popular photography gear that has been snapped up during July 2020.

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The 10 Best Lenses According to DXOMark (July 2020 Edition)

According to the boffins at DXOMark, the lenses listed in this roundup are the best you can attach to your cameras.

The old saying is that your camera is only as good as the lenses you use. Well, if you want to attach the best lenses to your camera, you might be interested to see which lenses DXOMark believes to be the best of the best at the end of July 2020. Check out the top ten lenses according to DXOMark, combine them with our real-world tests, and you will have a much better idea why these lenses have been ranked the way they were. If you want some of the best lenses around, take a look at the top ten performing lenses according to DXOMark for July 2020.

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The Best Camera Sensors in July 2020 According to DXOMark

If you’re looking to buy a camera that has the best output, you need to check out the best camera sensors, according to DXOMark.

While there’s a lot more to a camera than just the sensor it uses, when DXOMark performs their lab tests, they assign a ranking to each camera based on its sensor performance alone. We know this cannot possibly give you the best representation of what a camera might genuinely be like (that’s what our real-world reviews are for). Still, these tests can give you a strong indication of just how good the sensor can perform in optimal scenarios. If image quality alone is all that’s important to you, you’re going to want to see which camera sensors deliver the goods consistently. After the break, we will break down the best camera sensors in July 2020 per DXOMark.

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9 Terrific Lenses That Deliver the Goods on Sony APS-C Cameras

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There are some cracking lenses for those who use Sony APS-C cameras like the A6100, A6400, and A6600.

Sony APS-C cameras are small, yet incredibly powerful cameras that pack some of the best autofocus technologies in the business, and they are capable of delivering fantastic images too. While you can use full-frame lenses on cameras like the a6100, a6300, a6400, and a6600, the weight of them can often harm the user experience. However, fear not, as Sony and some third-party lens makers have some pretty fantastic APS-C specific lenses that can help you get the most out of your camera. After the break, we will take a closer look at nine lens options for those of you who are thinking about switching to, or who currently use Sony APS-C cameras.

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Buy Right: A Quick Look at Fujifilm Cameras for All Genres of Photography

All Fujifilm cameras are great, but make sure you get the right one for you.

There are many Fujifilm cameras on the market, and it can be hard to choose between them all. Whether you want to shoot street photography, sports, weddings, events, documentary images, or if you’re just a beginner finding your way in the world of photography, just know there are Fujifilm cameras for you. In this roundup, we will break down some of the models Fujifilm currently has on the market, and help you get a better understanding of which models are suited to different genres of photography.

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Weather Sealed Cameras: 7 Tough Cameras That Can Handle It All

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If your work demands that you be out in the rain, snow, or other bad weather conditions, you need to see these weather sealed cameras.

Over the last few weeks, we have taken a closer look at weather sealed cameras from Canon, Sony, and Nikon. While the big three have some great camera models that can play in the snow rain, so do other camera manufacturers that don’t get as much light cast upon them. In this roundup, we will be taking a look at weather sealed cameras from Fujifilm, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic, and Leica so that you can fully explore the weather sealed camera marketplace.

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10 High Resolution Cameras That Leave No Details Behind

If you need lots of megapickles for your work, these high resolution cameras will fulfill all of your needs for detailed images.

No details left behind! This would be the rallying cry of a group high megapixel sensors. If you’re in the market for high resolution cameras, this roundup is for you. These high resolution cameras have some of the best sensors you can find inside of them, and they are capable of capturing stunning amounts of detail. If you like to make gigantic prints of your images, these high resolution cameras will thrill you to bits. Join us after the break to take a look at 10 of the best high resolution cameras that you can currently get your hands on.

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6 Rangefinder Style Cameras With Vintage Charm, Modern Performance

If you’re looking for a camera with gorgeous retro styling, but you don’t want to give up performance, you need to see these Rangefinder Style cameras.

If you long for a camera that can offer classic retro looks, but you don’t want to give up performance, the Rangefinder style cameras we have rounded up for you here will fit the bill perfectly. There are Rangefinder style cameras that fit all types of budgets, and there are APS-C, Full Frame, and Medium Format offerings to choose from. All of these Rangefinder style cameras look amazing, and they will help you create images you’ll be proud of. Check out six of our favorite Rangefinder style cameras after the break.

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