The New Sigma I Series Lenses Are Exactly What the L Mount Needs

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They’re now called the Sigma I series. Today, the three new lenses were announced to join the Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN Contemporary as a subset of the Contemporary branch. The Sigma 24mm f3.5 DG DN Contemporary is for wide-angle shots. The Sigma 35mm f2 DG DN Contemporary is for every day shooting. And the weirdest one is the Sigma 65m f2 DG DN Contemporary. Indeed, Sigma has two normal focal lengths.

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Win a Leica Q2! Show Us a Woman Who Inspires You!

The Women Who Inspire You Portrait Contest to win a Leica Q2 ends on December 14th.

We’d like you to join Leica and the Phoblographer in celebrating women everywhere. And just by participating, you can score a brand new Leica Q2. How do you enter? Well, take a picture or share an original picture of a woman who inspires you. Then tell us the story of this woman and why you look up to her. All the details are after the jump.

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Profoto Turns Your Samsung Android Phone into a Legitimate Camera

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I always knew this day would come, but I never thought that the traditional camera manufacturers ever took it seriously. However, today, the Profoto Camera App is available for Android phones in Beta mode. It’s been out and available for iPhone. I’ve barely ever used it or taken it seriously. However, Profoto sent us photos shot with the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and the Profoto B10. And quite honestly, I’m stunned.

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New Nikon DSLRs, New F Mount Lenses Muddy Nikon’s Waters

Innovative cameras - Nikon D850

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It’s no secret that Nikon, the once giant of the photography world, is struggling. Sales of the company’s Mirrorless cameras have been sluggish due to a lack of innovation. However, one shining beacon for them has been their DSLR cameras. So, it should really be no surprise that there might be at least two new Nikon DSLRs next year. Apparently, they’ll be released along with some new F mount lenses too. Is this the right move for Nikon, though? Should they just forget about DSLRs and focus on Mirrorless? Let’s talk about this after the break.

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Celebrate Women with Leica and the Phoblographer in This Contest!

Show us the Women Who Inspire You in our new Portrait Photography contest with Leica. You can win a Leica Q2!

We’d like you to join Leica and the Phoblographer in celebrating women everywhere. And just by participating, you can score a brand new Leica Q2. How do you enter? Well, take a picture or share an original picture of a woman who inspires you. Then tell us the story of this woman and why you look up to her. All the details are after the jump.

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Your Original Portrait of a Woman Who Inspires You Could Win a Leica Q2!

Enter to win a Leica Q2! Show us an original portrait of a woman who inspires you in our new Portrait Photography contest with Leica!

We’d like you to join Leica and the Phoblographer in celebrating women everywhere. And just by participating, you can score a brand new Leica Q2. How do you enter? Well, take a picture or share an original picture of a woman who inspires you. Then tell us the story of this woman and why you look up to her. All the details are after the jump.

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Introducing The Phoblographer Camera Shop: The Camera Deal Tracker

We’ve got a brand new section just for you folks!

If you’re looking for the best camera deals, lens deals, photography accessory deals, etc then you’ve come to the right place. We’re happy to announce that we’ve been accepted to have our very own Amazon Storefront! We call it The Phoblographer Camera Shop! And if you watch that page closely, you’ll be able to track all the best deals from your favorite manufacturers right there.

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Listen Up! The Phoblographer Daily Podcast Is Now Live!

The Phoblographer Daily is streaming on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, and Spotify!

You asked for it, and we listened! And now, you can listen to us! In fact, you can listen to us almost everywhere you get your podcasts. When you’ve found that you haven’t had time to sit back and read the site, you can listen to it instead. That’s why we created The Phoblographer Daily. We’ve had this function for a while now. There’s a special Listen to the Article button that reads the piece to you on many of our articles. And now we’ve turned our articles into full podcasts. Best of all, they’re quick and easy to listen to.

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The Women Who Inspire You Could Win You a Leica Q2! Enter In!

You can win a Leica Q2! Show us the faces of the women who inspire you in our new Portrait Photography contest!

We’d like you to join Leica and the Phoblographer in celebrating women everywhere. And just by participating, you can score a brand new Leica Q2. How do you enter? Well, take a picture or share an original picture of a woman who inspires you. Then tell us the story of this woman and why you look up to her. All the details are after the jump.

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Women Who Inspire You: Enter to Win a Leica Q2

Enter our contest to win a Leica Q2 and show us the faces of the women who inspire you in our new Portrait Photography contest!

We’d like you to join Leica and The Phoblographer in celebrating women everywhere. And just by participating, you can score a brand new Leica Q2. How do you enter? Well, take a picture or share an original picture of a woman who inspires you. Then tell us the story of this woman and why you look up to her. All the details are after the jump.

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The Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 IS Pro Will Crush Your Big M4/3 Dreams

The Olympus 150-400mm f4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro is innovative, but at $7,499, it’s only for the elites.

It’s here! After two years of being in development, the Olympus 150-400mm f4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro has arrived. This is a lens we and the Micro Four Thirds community have been incredibly excited about. However, that excitement quickly faded, and our smiles were turned upside down after hearing the price. If you haven’t heard yet, this new and admittedly impressive lens will cost a staggering $7,499.99. Find out more about the lens and its impressive specs while also seeing your hopes of owning one get dashed after the break.

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The ZIEGEL Camera From Bonzart Looks Unique, Quirky, and Fun

The Ziegel from Bonzart is a small, take-everywhere camera that screams fun, and that’s something we all sorely need.

It’s been a long time since I have been as excited about a camera as I am about the ZIEGEL from Bonzart. There are so many identical cameras on the market these days, and honestly, it can be quite hard to get pumped up about them. Fortunately, one company out there remembers that the pure joy of photography is something everyone should experience. The ZIEGEL from Bonzart is a small, interestingly styled digital camera that’s completely customizable. It also sports some incredibly unique features that will make even the most hardened photographers crack a smile. Join us after the break to find out more about the Indiegogo backed ZIEGEL camera from Bonzart.

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Xiaomi’s New Smartphone Lenses Might Shake Up The Camera Market

Phone photography

Cameras in smartphones are getting better all the time, and now Xiaomi’s new smartphone lenses could push mobile photography even further.

There’s a storm coming, and it’s making a beeline for the camera market. Sure, the photography world has weathered many smartphone powered storms. However, thanks to Xiaomi, this storm could do more damage than ever before. The Chinese smartphone giant has just teased two new retractable smartphone lenses that could take mobile photography to new heights. With the camera market still trying to find itself after the rise of smartphone photography, camera manufacturers may have to go back to the drawing board again. Let’s talk about this after the break.

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You’re Going to Love These Custom Film Settings for Fujifilm Cameras

If you love using film simulations on your Fujifilm cameras, you’ll love this community-sourced list of settings for many popular films.

I think it’s easy to say that one of Fujifilm’s most beloved features is the film simulations in their cameras. For a long time now, we’ve been able to select Acros, Classic Chrome, Velvia, and more very easily. These film sims are great, but have you ever wished for more? We’re betting your answer is yes. Well, now, you’re in luck. Photographer Triregno David, who shoots with an X-Pro 3, has put together a list of custom settings from many contributors for Fujifilm cameras. This list makes it so that classic films like Kodachrome, Ilford, Kodak Tri-X, and many others can be enjoyed by the masses on their Fujifilm cameras. Head on past the break for more details.

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Show Us the Faces of the Women Who Inspire You, Win a Leica Q2!

Enter to win a Leica Q2 and show us the faces of the women who inspire you in our new Portrait Photography contest!

We’d like you to join Leica and The Phoblographer in celebrating women everywhere. And just by participating, you can score a brand new Leica Q2. How do you enter? Well, take a picture or share an original picture of a woman who inspires you. Then tell us the story of this woman and why you look up to her. All the details are after the jump.

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The Panasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.8 Is the Lightest on the Market

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The rumors have been around, and they seem true! The new Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f1.8 is real. With nine aperture blades and tons of weather sealing, it’s also a modest size. It boasts only a 67mm filter thread. And best of all, it’s almost half the weight of the Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art. According to our research, weighing 355 grams compared to Sigma’s 630 grams, the Panasonic 85mm f1.8 is around the weight of a Campbell’s can of tomato soup. It’s also around two times the weight of a billiard ball. Sigma’s lens is otherwise around one and a half times as heavy as a soccer ball. It’s also lighter than Sony’s 85mm f1.8, which is 371 grams according to Adorama! If it’s anything like Panasonic’s 50mm f1.4 Lumix Pro lens, then we’re very excited.

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The New Canon Pixma Pro-200 Printer Will Make You Say, “Meh.”

The Canon Pixma Pro-200 is around 15% smaller than the previous printer.

I think the closest thing we have today to a digital darkroom is the printing process. But most people don’t print their photos. I hope that the new Canon Pixma Pro-200 changes that. One of the biggest problems with printers is expensive inks. But this printer’s ink only costs $13.99, and they’re around 12ml each. I’d be shocked if this printer isn’t part of Canon’s bundle packages this holiday season. The company typically bundles cameras, lenses, flashes, and printers together at a solid price. Most of the time, people don’t end up using the printers. Though at the price point, you’re going to get more life from your camera and your photography.

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The New Canon Nifty 50 Can Have 7 Stops of Stabilization

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We’ve all been waiting a long time for Canon to introduce some more affordable lens options for their Mirrorless cameras. Today, we have been blessed with two such lenses. The big C has finally announced the Canon RF 50mm f1.8 STM (hurrah, a new nifty fifty) and the Canon RF 70-200mm f4 L IS USM. At just $199 and $1,599, respectively, these lenses are much easier on the wallet than previous Canon RF mount lenses. We have all the details after the break.

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Our Rokinon and Samyang Lens Guide is Bigger and Better Than Ever

If you’re in the market for some quality primes at affordable prices, take a closer look at Samyang and Rokinon lenses. 

Over the years, the staff at The Phoblographer have reviewed over two dozen Samyang and Rokinon lenses. The quality of optics in their lenses is excellent. More recently, we’ve been excited about their improved build quality. The great thing is that while the quality has gone up considerably, Rokinon and Samyang’s prices have stayed low. This is great as it gives many photographers the ability to buy fantastic primes without destroying themselves financially. We now have an updated Rokinon and Samyang Buyers Guide for anyone who wants quick access to all Rokinon and Samyang lenses we have reviewed over the last 11 years.

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The Best Sigma Prime Lens Guide Just Got Even Better

If you love Sigma prime lenses and want information about them at your fingertips, you need to check out our guide.

Few companies have done what Sigma has for photographers. Over the last few years, Sigma has become one of the leading producers of world-class third-party optics. The build quality of their lenses and the image quality from them have set new standards. Sigma’s prices remain incredibly low compared to first-party offerings still. The staff at The Phoblographer has worked hard, reviewing almost all of Sigma’s prime lenses that have hit the market. Our Sigma prime lens guide was already one of the most complete on the web, but our recent update makes it even better. Join us after the break to find out more.

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Fujifilm Fans Will Love Our Updated Fujifilm GF Lens Guide

Fujifilm FUJINON GF50mm

This guide will help make your next Fujifilm GF lens purchase much easier.

The Fujifilm GFX platform has gone from strength to strength since it was introduced. Thanks to their outstanding performance, cameras like the GFX 50R and the 100-Megapixel GFX 100 have wowed photographers worldwide. The Fujifilm GF lenses are just as stellar as the cameras themselves too. They’re all so good that deciding which one to buy is a challenge in itself. Fortunately, we have just updated our Fujifilm GF lens buyer’s guide. Find out more about it after the break.

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