The Canon Prime Lenses That Need to Come to Market

It’s insane to think that Nikon and Canon announced their full-frame mirrorless cameras in the same year. Yet a while back, Nikon made me realize a very good thing about them in a press call. During the pandemic, they were announcing the equivalence of about one new lens a month. On the other hand, Canon mostly stayed quiet. Canon focused on developing a few lenses to be much different than the rest of the pack. And we can all agree they’ve done a superb job. But there’s a lot more Canon can and should be doing. Here are the Canon Prime Lenses that need to come to market based on our thoughts.

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Is the Canon EF-M Series of Cameras Doomed?

With the new announcement of the Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10, we’re curious about whether or not the Canon EF-M series is doomed. I mean, why bother to continue it? The autofocus performance is subpar compared to that of the RF series of cameras. Nothing in this lineup is weather resistant either. And, for the most part, lenses for it haven’t been released or developed in a while. So is it really gone?

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Did They Waste a Year? Leica SL2s Review Update

The Leica SL2s recently received a brand new firmware update. This update brings it more in line with a lot of modern cameras but ignores what could’ve been. Leica is focusing on making the SL2s a content creator’s camera. But when we tested it, we found it to be excellent for photojournalists. And it’s still one of my favorite personal cameras. However, after installing the new firmware update, I can’t help but feel like they wasted a year. And so, our Leica SL2s review update begins.

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I’ve Tested Dozens of Camera Bags. Here’s Why I Use the Wandrd PRVKE

I’ve always been a bit picky about camera bags. I’ve been known to return bags that didn’t meet my expectations. My hypercritical backpack standards have only intensified as I’ve reviewed dozens of options as the Reviews Editor at The Phoblographer. But, as I have completely changed camera systems and then grew that system a little more, I keet coming back to one bag — the Wandrd PRVKE.

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We Join Lensrentals to Discuss the Truth About Weather Sealing

Back in February, we record a podcast with the folks at Lensrentals on one of our favorite topics: weather sealing. In fact, it shouldn’t be called weather sealing; it should be referred to as weather resistance. The episode of their podcast was released this past month, and we discussed not only weather resistance, but a lot of the truth about lens manufacturing you don’t often hear about. Trust us, we think it’s going to be a very eye-opening episode.

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The Sony a9 III Could Be Awesome! Our Wishlist

If you had to guess if the Sony a9 III is coming out, would you think it is? Or is the Sony a1 making it completely useless to release? Personally, I don’t think so. If Sony made a camera with a 50MP sensor a speed demon, they could do it with fewer megapixels too. That’s just the tip of the iceberg on where we think that the next Sony a9 could go. And there’s far more!

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Time for Another Download? It’s Raining Nikon Z7 II Firmware

The Nikon Z7 II is nearing its second birthday this fall, but the brand hasn’t been shy about launching updates via firmware. Nikon has now launched six updates for the full-frame mirrorless: its former flagship before the announcement of the Z9. I recently took the camera for another test, trying out the latest firmware, version 1.4. While the update is minor, the regularity with which Nikon is launching updates is impressive.

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Camera Fans Are One of the Worst Parts of Photography

I’m a user of various camera systems. If you’re on the Phoblographer’s reviews team, then you’re bound to be a brand agnostic. You can use pretty much any camera and camera system that’s thrown at you. And over the years, I’ve seen cults of camera fans become a very ugly part of photography. For anyone that’s shot for years, this isn’t anything new. But the culture around camera fans and loyalties are awful, divisive things that get in the way of making better pictures and having a more sustainable photo industry.

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Could a Digital Pentax 67 Make Us Fall in Love with DSLRs Again?

There is no doubt in my mind that, if there is one company barely hanging in there in the photo industry, it’s Pentax. They haven’t made the monumental mistakes Nikon has in the past, but they’ve run into a lot of unfortunate events. Hoya more or less gutted them a little more than a decade ago. Samsung never ended up buying them. And the Ricoh company hasn’t done much with Pentax. But now, they’re starting to make an effort with building more factories. If anything can grab our attention again, it would be something different: like a digital Pentax 67.

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Fujifilm Film Prices Are a Big Mess. Here’s Why

You might’ve seen the news that Fujifilm raised its prices by up to 60%. But that will only affect you if you’re in Japan. So those of us in Europe, Africa, the Americas, and other parts of the world aren’t affected. Still, though, we’re not completely safe. In fact, Fujifilm film prices are receiving a very odd update of some sort here in America. The company is citing the cost of materials, but something seems dubious about all this.

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Will The New Canon 35mm F1.2 Lens Be Innovative?

Lightweight and compact are two words that are seldom used to describe Canon L lenses. And as much as we wish, users have been anxiously awaiting the manufacturer to fulfill its hefty RF lens roadmap. Canon is reported to finally announce the long-awaited RF 35mm f1.2 L lens by the end of this year. While we are pretty sure you can expect to pay a premium, we can’t help but wonder if Canon will opt to innovate and break the mold. Or will they stick with the tried and true blueprint where photographers should bank on weightlifting before wedding season?

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Rehoused Vintage Lenses with Weather Sealing Could be Amazing

There are times when I’ve really loved the look of a vintage lens but wanted the weather-resistance of a modern lens. Best yet, I know that I’m not alone here. The modern photography world offers lenses that are incredibly clinical. With that said, and if we keep going at this rate, every single lens will look the exact same. Why can’t we have variety? Why does everyone need to make their own version of the metaphorical spicy chicken sandwich but remove the spice? That’s why I believe that if someone rehoused vintage lenses the right way, they’d make a killing.

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We’re Hiring in the US and Worldwide. Come Work for The Phoblographer!

Hey folks,

The Phoblographer had a bunch of significant changes last year. For example, we made an excellent app! And we’re looking ahead to the future to continue our evolution. With that said, we’re continuing our progressive approach to the photo world. Women, for example, make up half our staff. We’re POC-led. Lots of our team are internationally based, and we’re still growing. To that end, Women, POCs, the LGBTQ+ community, and anyone else is very encouraged to apply. You’ll find on our media kit that Gen Z and Millennials make up most of our readership. Want a steady gig? Take a look. Want an internship? Take a look!

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More Fujifilm F1 Lenses Are on the Way? Yes, Please!

Have you ever been so giddy with joy that you squeal just a bit? If you’re a Fujifilm camera owner, there’s a good reason to be this happy! Reports are hinting at new Fujifilm f1 lenses coming in the future. If you’re a Fuji shooter, then this is intriguing news. If you’re not a Fujifilm shooter, you’re probably wondering why your camera brand isn’t making lenses like this. And if you’re a GFX shooter, you’re probably bewildered.

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Need a Gig? We’ve Got a Sweet One for You!

Hey folks,

The Phoblographer had a bunch of significant changes last year and we’re still hiring! We made an excellent app! And we’re looking ahead to the future to continue our evolution. With that said, we’re continuing our progressive approach to the photo world. Women, for example, make up half our staff. We’re POC-led. Lots of our team are internationally based, and we’re still growing. To that end, Women, POCs, the LGBTQ+ community, and anyone else are very encouraged to apply. You’ll find on our media kit that Gen Z and Millennials make up most of our readership. Want a steady gig? Take a look. Want an internship? Take a look!

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Fujifilm X-Summit 2022 Should Be Great! Here’s What We Expect!

If there were ever an event that a Fujifilm user could be hyped for, it would be the Fujifilm X-Summit. This is a time when we see and hear about some of the most exciting products Fujifilm has to offer. It’s how we first heard about the X Pro 3 (my favorite camera from Fujifilm yet). And this year, we’re expecting to see some big things. Fujifilm has been concentrating on its higher-end products. Strategically, this makes sense since they’re in demand and they bring in the most money. When resources and components are scarce, it’s the right path to sustainability. With that said, here’s what we expect from Fujifilm X-Summit in late May.

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How to Make the Canon EOS R Mk II a Fantastic Camera

Four years have passed since the Canon EOS R was introduced. It’s long enough to put yourself through the standard years of American college. That can feel like an eternity in the camera world, but Canon has always been more about sustainability and longer product lives. To that point, their regular discounts on the camera make us think the Canon EOS R Mk II will soon be unveiled. And if it’s coming, then this is what we want to see from it.

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Apple’s Shot on iPhone Macro Challenge Shows that Gear Matters

When the Apple Shot on iPhone Macro challenge launched, we were pretty critical of it. Today, they’re announcing the winners of the challenge. To enter, you had to purchase a brand new iPhone. Apple let us take a look at the winning images before the announcement. The prize is, well, very little. And as much as we’d like to say that the gear doesn’t matter, the winning images leave us wanting.

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Reports Predict a New Sigma 50mm f1.2 Art. Is Flare Too Much to Ask for?

Sigma is reported to be developing two new 50mm lenses for the Sony E Mount, a 50mm f1.2 DG DN Art and a 50mm f2 DG DN Contemporary. But, the new lenses, if the reports are in fact true, beg the question, how many 50mm lenses does one system need? With several 50mm E-mount lenses already available — eight in our Sony E Mount lens guide alone — Sigma is going to need to set itself apart with more than just price.

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New Capture One Keystone Fixes Crooked Lines Easily (Review Update)

Capture One 22’s latest update brings new artificial intelligence and some speed for Apple’s native silicon machines. Version 15.2.0 overhauls the keystone tool, adding more tools, re-organizing the options, and integrating a one-click option that utilizes A.I. The update also optimizes the software for Apple’s native chips, bringing out faster performance on the latest Mac devices.

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