Portrait Photography: You’ll Fall In Love With These 85mm Primes Instantly


85mm primes are an essential tool for portrait photographers.

Portrait photographers need a lot from the lenses they use. Lenses have to be sharp, reliable, produce great bokeh and beautiful natural skin tones. Another quality they need to have is great build quality. Like many other things in life, not all 85mm primes are created equal. However, we’re sure that you’ll love the 85mm primes we have listed after the break. If you’re in the market for a new go-to portrait lens, the five we have listed after the break will offer you everything a modern portrait photographer needs.

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Fast Fifties: 5 Beautiful 50mm Primes That Are Niftier Than Most

There are some truly gorgeous 50mm primes on the market.

Thousands of photographers around the globe absolutely love 50mm primes, and for good reasons. These primes are incredibly versatile and great for many photography genres, including street, portraiture, documentary photography, and more. While you can get your hands on relatively inexpensive 50mm primes with decently fast apertures, the ones we’re looking at here today at the pick of the crop. After the break, we’re going to take a quick look at five ultra-fast 50mm primes that will allow you to work magic in low light situations and that will create beautiful bokeh.

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Crème De La Crème: 35mm Primes That Will Mesmerize You

35mm primes have a special place in our hearts, and these will stay there for quite some time.

There aren’t many lenses that are more versatile than 35mm primes. These classic lenses are great for portraits, weddings, events, food photography, photojournalism, documentary projects, landscapes, and so much more. While most 35mm prime lenses hit the mark, some go above and beyond and will simply amaze you. In this roundup, we’ll take a look at five 35mm primes that will not leave your camera once you attach them. They’re well built, have incredible optics, and produce gorgeous colors and lovely bokeh. Check them out after the break.

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Top of the Crops! 4 Powerful APS-C Cameras Good Enough for Pro Use

Full-Frame cameras are all the rage, but APS-C cameras can deliver the goods too.

One of the biggest questions in photography is whether you need a Full-Frame camera to be a professional. The answer is no. If you’re able to produce the goods and get paid for them regularly, then you’re a pro. The type of camera you use plays no part in whether you’re professional or not. Many will still tell you that you need a Full-Frame camera to get the most features. Well, this used to be the case, but it’s not anymore. Today’s APS-C cameras are packed with the same features their Full-Frame brothers have. You’ll find IBIS, powerful sensors, incredible autofocus systems, dual card slots, and more. You’ll often find them at more affordable prices too. If you like the idea of having extra reach from a crop sensor camera for your work, check out these four APS-C cameras that are good enough for professional use.

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A Guide to the Leica 35mm Lens: Choose the Best One

The 35mm lens is currently experiencing a renaissance, and the Leica 35mm lens is front and center to it!

You love your Leica! Let’s be honest; it’s a badge of honor that you’ve worked hard to get such a high-quality product. You adore the way it feels in your hand. The way that the classic ergonomics suit anyone and everyone is just a wonder to us. And very few lenses are dreamed of like a Leica 35mm lens. Many Leica photographers proclaim their 35mm lenses as the most indispensable in their kit bag. Each of them has something special about it. And we dove into our archives to figure out what that is. Here’s our guide to choosing the best Leica 35mm lens for your needs.

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These Are the Best Camera Bags for Photographers Who Love to Hike

These camera bags are ready to hit the trails with you.

Getting into the great outdoors is always special, and there are always so many picture opportunities. But how do you decide what gear to take with you? Do you take wide-angle zooms or telephoto lenses? Perhaps you want to take primes and nothing else. Do you take a tripod or leave the space for something else? There’s a lot to decide. However, what if there were camera bags that let you take it all and keep you comfortable? Well, there are. Thankfully, you don’t have to make compromises when it comes to your gear. Not only will the bags in this roundup let you take it all and keep you comfortable, but they’ll also protect your equipment from the elements. Check out our favorite camera bags for hiking below.

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These 5 Weather-Sealed Cameras Went Through Hell and Never Flinched

These weather-sealed cameras will go into the toughest of storms and they’ll just keep on clicking.

If your photography takes you into everything Mother Nature can throw at you, you need weather-sealed cameras that can stand up to it. For a long time, Mirrorless cameras weren’t as durable or rugged as DSLRs. However, this has all changed. Some Mirrorless cameras on the market are now even tougher than their DSLR counterparts. This is thanks to IP ratings and more advanced manufacturing techniques. All the weather-sealed cameras listed in this roundup have been put through hell by the Reviews Team. If you need a tough, rugged, weather-sealed camera for your work, these are the ones worth a look.

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Popular Cameras: Sony’s a7 III Is Still the One to Beat

There are a few surprises in this month’s roundup of the most popular cameras.

Can you believe a quarter of 2021 has already passed? There’s already so much going on this year. On top of the ongoing pandemic, we are now in an electronics shortage, and yes, that includes cameras. Still, you, our readers, are busy adding what you can to your collections. At the end of every month, we take a quick look at the most popular cameras among our readers. How do we decide which cameras are the most popular? We look at our sales data to see which cameras have sold the most. This month, Sony reigns supreme thanks to the camera that keeps on giving. The Sony a7 III. There are, however, a few surprise inclusions in the list this month. Find out what were the most popular cameras for March were after the break.

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Popular Lenses: Tamron Continues to Shake Up the E Mount Market

Tamron’s impressive and affordable E mount lenses are incredibly popular.

It’s that time of the month where we look at the gear you, our readers, have been snapping up. This roundup will focus on the most popular lenses for March 2021. We’ve been seeing a trend over the last few months here at The Phoblographer. Photographers everywhere are going crazy for Tamron’s latest E mount lenses. This is really not surprising. The quality of their lenses has gone through the roof, and they have remained affordable. There are, of course, lenses from other manufacturers on the list too. So, lets, dive in and see the most popular lenses for March 2021.

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Essentials Kit: A Great Setup For A New Portrait Photographer

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This essentials kit will serve any new portrait photographer well when they’re just starting out.

Are you toying with the idea of becoming a portrait photographer? Are you unsure about the gear you might need to hit the ground running? Have no fear; we’re here to make things a little easier for you. If you want to know what camera, lens, and accessories you should look at before you start charging clients, this roundup is for you. Pick up any of the items listed after the break, and you’ll already be on the path to success. Check out some of our favorite items for new portrait photographers after the break.

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Essential Kit: This Is A Great Setup For Astrophotography

This setup, which includes a camera, lens, and accessories, is all you need to get started with astrophotography.

There are many cameras, lenses, tripods, bags, and accessory options on the market today, and this can make things difficult. If you’re thinking about tackling astrophotography, but you aren’t sure where to start, this roundup will help. Here we will take a look at a kit that includes a camera, a lens, and three other accessories to help you start. Even if you already have a camera and need a suitable camera bag, this will help. Just need a new tripod? See which one we recommend. By the end of this roundup, you’ll know what gear to get to take on your astrophotography adventure.

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These Easy To Use Lens Filters Will Make Your Images Pop!

Lens filters are often overlooked, but they should be a part of everyone’s photography kit.

We can sit and talk about which cameras are best for landscape photography all day. However, to get the very best out of them in challenging situations, you really need to use lens filters. Some lens filters will help you create gorgeous images in-camera by exposing them for both shadows and highlights. Other lens filters will help your camera capture images with colors that pop! Many photographers overlook filters, but they really should be a part of your kit. The lens filters we’ll look at after the break are relatively affordable. They’re also durable, and they’ll give you an edge when it comes to creating gorgeous landscape images.

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3 Sturdy Tripods That Will Help You Capture Stunning Milky Way Images

When creating long exposures, you need a sturdy tripod, and these options are definitely that.

Astrophotography season is upon us in the northern hemisphere. Being out under the stars and capturing the beauty of the night sky is hard to beat. However, you have to be prepared. Having a great camera and lens combo is part of the gear equation. The other part is owning a sturdy, reliable tripod. When capturing Milky Way images, you’ll be shooting long exposures. This is where sturdy tripods come into play. A tripod that is tough, durable, stable, and easy to use in dark scenarios is necessary. The sturdy tripods we rounded up after the break will serve any photographer well.

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4 Great Sony E Mount APS-C Lenses For Every Photographer

There are great APS-C lenses for all types of photography for Sony APS-C cameras.

It has taken quite some time for dedicated APS-C lenses for Sony E Mount cameras to emerge. Fortunately, the wait has been worth it for those who shoot with the capable crop sensor cameras. No matter what genres of photography you shoot, you can get lenses that will suit your style. The APS-C lenses we’ve featured here are affordable, reliable, well built, and all produce stunningly sharp images. If you want to expand your library of E Mount APS-C lenses, check out four of our favorites after the break.

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These 4 Weather Sealed Lenses Won’t Fail a Demanding Photojournalist

There are stories about how these lenses have survived incredible odds.

The worst feeling is that of a lens or camera suddenly not working anymore. You don’t think you need weather-sealed lenses until you do. That’s why photojournalists always reach for them. They never know when they’ll be in the rain or the desert. But they’ll know that their sensors will be clean, their lenses will focus, and the quality will be great. So we dove into our Reviews Index and found some of the best. These weather-sealed lenses are all for full frame cameras. And you’ll be happy to know that they’ll always work no matter what!

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5 Affordable Lenses That Are Perfect for Spring Landscape Photography

Landscape photographers can get big performance from lenses with smaller price tags.

Spring is upon us, and that means flowers will soon be blooming. The landscapes around us are about to change drastically. It’s this reason that many decide to pick up a camera. When it comes to landscape photography, you don’t need a super expensive, ultra-fast lens. You can actually pick up more affordable options with slower apertures. Landscape photography is about slowing down. When I say this I mean slowing yourself down so you can enjoy the views and slowing down your aperture. You need smaller apertures to get more in focus during landscape photography. The lenses we’ve rounded up after the break are perfect for those new to the genre. You’re going to get sharp lenses that produce gorgeous colors. Best of all, they won’t make your wallet cry. See our picks for the best affordable landscape photography lenses after the break.

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These Cameras Make Action and Sports Photography Easy for Everyone

These speedy Mirrorless cameras make sports, wildlife, and any action photography as easy as 1,2,3.

Sports and action photography have been hard to master for many. Being able to anticipate the action and keep subjects in focus can be very challenging. These photography genres are now easier than ever, thanks to Mirrorless cameras and their autofocus systems. Now, you can rely on your camera to lock on and track subjects without missing a beat. You’d think you would have to spend big sums of money to get these cameras. You can, but don’t have to. After the break, we will look at three cameras at various price points that make action and sports photography easy.

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3 Fast Lenses That Make Astrophotography Landscapes Easy

These lenses will help you capture the Milky Way and more this Astrophotography season.

Astrophotography season is right around the corner here in the Northern Hemisphere. There’s nothing quite like being able to stand under a starry sky capturing the Milky Way in all its glory. Fortunately, some fantastic fast lenses can make the process easy. All the lenses we have listed after the break offer fast apertures. They all handle coma very well, and they are ridiculously fast. If you want to capture the night sky easily this astrophotography season, these three lenses should be on your shopping list.

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3 Great Robust Workhorse Cameras For Documentary Photography

Documentary photography takes place anywhere, at any time; because of this, you need a camera that can stand up to abuse.

A documentarian’s job can be tough at the best of times. You never know where you might be or what the weather will be doing when you get there. It’s these reasons that make it absolutely necessary to have a camera that can stand up to high levels of abuse. Luckily for us, there are a number of robust cameras on the market today that can stand up to bumps, bangs, and the weather. These cameras boast excellent sensors, fast autofocus systems, and features that will make documentary photography easy. What’s even better is that a lot of these cameras won’t completely destroy the bank. That’s definitely the case for the cameras we have listed after the break.

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Affordable Flexibility: Hybrid Cameras Perfect for New Content Creators

These hybrid cameras can capture gorgeous images, brilliant video, and won’t break the bank.

The world of content creation has gone through a massive change over the last few years. The cameras we use are now capable of helping creators make stunning images and wonderful videos. Not long ago, a camera that could help do both of these things would cost a small fortune. However, times have changed. For around $1,000, you can now get hybrid cameras with incredible sensors that can pump out 4K video and detail-rich images So, if you’re a photographer who also wants to break into videography, or vice-versa, this roundup is for you. After the break, we will share a few hybrid cameras that won’t anger your wallet or leave you wishing for more.

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Super Stars: 3 Digital Cameras with Astrophotography in Their Blood

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With features designed to make astrophotography easy, these digital cameras should be no-brainers for Astro fans.

There are cameras out there designed to make specific genres of photography easy. There are cameras designed for wildlife, sports, portraiture, and more. Believe it or not, there are even cameras designed just for Astrophotography. Whether you like capturing the Milky Way, deep space objects, or star trails, these cameras will help you do it all with ease. If you’re ready to shoot the stars, check out these three incredible cameras.

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