Need a Gig? We’re Hiring a Freelance Vintage Camera and Lens Expert

The Phoblographer needs a specialized Vintage Camera and Lens Expert for our continuing growth.

Hi folks! We know that some of you are looking for a gig, and so we’re sourcing the photo world for a vintage camera and lens expert. Our ideal fit for this position will have a working knowledge of vintage cameras and lenses. We’re not talking about just one camera system, but a lot of them. It not only has to be your passion but something that you very much specialize in. The Phoblographer pays fair (arguably lenient), ethical rates, and we’re known to even attract competitors’ writers because our staff is treated just that fairly. With that said, we have a very strict non-compete policy. The ideal candidate will also have some sort of sales background. Think you’ve got what it takes? We’ve got all the details below.

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Sony Looks to AI for the Future of Imaging, But Will It Be Well Received?

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AI systems are already making their way into modern cameras, and like it or not, it sounds like Sony wants to make more powerful artificial intelligence in cameras the new norm.

Over the years, since the first smartphones were released, scores of Android and iPhones have hit the streets, and the cameras they use have continued to improve. In the last couple of years, artificial intelligence has played a more significant role in smartphone cameras as physical limits are reached. So far, the help from AI has been welcomed as it allows smartphone photographers to produce results that would typically require a dedicated camera to pull off. Now, a new breakthrough from Sony shows they are about to go all-in with AI that is baked right into their new sensors. Will the race for AI supremacy be well received? What can we expect to see going forward? Let’s talk about this after the break.

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STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS! Enter to Win a Fujifilm X100V!

CONTEST ENDS MAY 25TH, 11:59PM EST! We’re teaming up with Fujifilm to give away a Fujifilm X100V in our Street Photography Contest.

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We’re teaming up with FUJIFILM to giveaway A FUJIFILM X100V. In this international street photo contest, participants may enter one original street photograph of theirs. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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CineStill Cs6 Is Aiming to Replace Professional Labs for Slide Film

Quite literally, CineStill is claiming that you won’t need a professional photo lab with their new CineStill Cs6.

CineStill has a huge claim with its latest release today. CineStill is coming out with its new CineStill Cs6 Creative Slide 3-Bath Process. “There’s no longer a need for a darkroom, professional lab or high-tech equipment to create analog photographs,” states the press release. “You can now create beautiful color transparencies at home through one simple process.” In development for a few years, the kit and the other products being announced today could indeed change things for film photographers everywhere. Though we haven’t heard good things about some of their other chemicals, we’re pretty curious about the new Cs6.

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50mm Lens Lovers and Fujifilm Fans Will Want to Watch This

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Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST.

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The Winner of Our Street Photography Contest Gets a Fujifilm X100V

ENTER TO WIN!! We’re teaming up with Fujifilm to give away a Fujifilm X100V in our Street Photography Contest.

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with FUJIFILM to giveaway A FUJIFILM X100V. In this international street photo contest, participants may enter one original street photograph of theirs. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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Opinion: Pentax Had Way Too Much Time to Make Just Another DSLR

Pentax made yet another DSLR in 2020, and we’re really not sure why.

In a broadcast on the web, Ricoh Pentax announced that a new DSLR is coming. In fact, we knew that one was coming for a while, but this one is APS-C. In fact, it’s supposed to be their new flagship APS-C DSLR. Now don’t get me wrong, I know that it’s going to be well built. Pentax cameras are some of the most durable we’ve ever tested. It’s going to be an unconventional menu system in comparison to the rest of the industry. And it’s going to most likely take great photos. Part of this is due to Pentax’s lenses. But why, oh why, are they making a DSLR? And why didn’t they make a super small APS-C camera with vintage aesthetics akin to the Pentax K-1000 or the Pentax Spotmatic?

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Street Photographers: You Should Enter to Win a Fujifilm X100V

HAVE YOU ENTERED YET?! We’re teaming up with Fujifilm to give away a Fujifilm X100V in our Street Photography Contest.

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with FUJIFILM to giveaway A FUJIFILM X100V. In this international street photo contest, participants may enter one original street photograph of theirs. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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Tune in Today! Pro Camera Reviews: Apple vs PC, Sony vs Tamron!

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Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST.

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Join Us as We Talk Mac vs PC, Tamron vs Sony, and Instagram Rights

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Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST.

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Street Photographers; Win a Fujifilm X100V in Our Latest Contest

HAVE YOU ENTERED YET?! We’re teaming up with Fujifilm to give away a Fujifilm X100V in our Street Photography Contest.

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with FUJIFILM to giveaway A FUJIFILM X100V. In this international street photo contest, participants may enter one original street photograph of theirs. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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You Can Win a Fujifilm X100V in Our Street Photography Contest

DON’T FORGET! We’re teaming up with Fujifilm to give away a Fujifilm X100V in our Street Photography Contest.

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with FUJIFILM to giveaway A FUJIFILM X100V. In this international street photo contest, participants may enter one original street photograph of theirs. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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All the Big Pubs Are Doing it, Why Not Us? Donate to the Phoblographer

Donating to The Phoblographer ensures that we continue to produce original content with a unique point of view.

Hi folks. We figured that since all of the big publications are doing it that we might as well too; today, we’re asking you to donate to the site. Your donations go towards paying the staff, who are all compensated ethically and fairly compared to many large photography blogs out there. Since 2009, we’ve stood by both this policy and by being 100% transparent with you. We’ve encouraged YouTubers and other sites to do the same. We honestly also have some of the most strict editorial policies in the Photo Publication world.. So, if you’re inclined to ensure that a our publication can keep paying rent, its workers, and its debt, then please either consider clicking the link below or reading on to find out more.

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A Photographer Needs to Spend $3,298.99 to Justify 13 Inch MacBook Pro

Apple announced its new 13 inch Macbook Pro and got rid of the 15 inch variant.

In some ways, the new 13 inch Macbook Pro doesn’t seem like a bad deal at all for a photographer. When you consider the long term investment, Mac products last a long time for many of us, and they’re able to run lots of software better unless you fully customize a PC. Today, Apple announced their new 13 inch MacBook Pro computer and effectively got rid of the 15 inch variant–giving us only the 13 inch and the 16 inch options. If you want the base model, you’re going to be pretty out of luck if you’re a photographer. Lots of us need higher-end performance not only for photo editing but also because we shoot video or cinemagraphs. The base model is still the 8th generation i5, and to get any 10th gen processor, you need to spend at least $1,800 extra above the $1,299 initial pricing.

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Enter to Win a FUJIFILM X100V in Our Street Photography Contest

We’re teaming up with Fujifilm to give away a Fujifilm X100V in our Street Photography Contest.

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with FUJIFILM to giveaway A FUJIFILM X100V. In this international street photo contest, participants may enter one original street photograph of theirs. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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Sony Fans: Join Tonight’s Episode of Pro Camera Reviews 7pm EST

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Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST. All the details are below.

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Sony Camera Fans: The Next Pro Camera Reviews Episode is For You!

Join us weekly on Pro Camera Reviews.

Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST. All the details are below.

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We Updated Our World Press Photo Winners Post With More Camera Info

The myriad of cameras that were used by the winners of the World Press Photo awards for 2020 is mind-blowing.

Just over a week ago, we published the list of World Press Photo winners along with enough camera information to blow anyone’s mind. While other outlets posted just the images, we delved a little deeper into each photographer and found out what gear was being used to capture their awe-inspiring photos. The data was fascinating, and the huge variety of cameras being used told us lots about current trends in the world of professional photography. Shortly after our piece went live, we were contacted by a reader who helped us fill in a few blanks in regards to which cameras individual photographers used, and we have updated the post to reflect this. Join us after the break for all the details.

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The Camera in the New DJI Mavic Air 2 Shoots RAW, and More to Know

The DJI Mavic Air 2 is being announced today and has several improvements over its predecessor for the mid-level consumer.

“…the newly added SmartPhoto mode, includes three technologies: Scene Recognition, Hyperlight and HDR photos, which can intelligently identify five types of scenes and optimize algorithms to capture the best photo,” says the Product Manager of the DJI Mavic Air 2 in an interview. Indeed, the company has brought a couple of new features to the drone’s camera, which will interest photographers. Aimed at the consumer, the DJI Mavic Air 2 also weighs only 570 grams. This is around the weight of a bottle of water, according to the press release. But the drone also features a bunch of new smart systems beyond just the camera.

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Want to Play a Game of Photo Bingo With Us? Sign Up!

Sign up to play Photo Bingo with us right now. Join us on Tuesday at 7pm EST.

We know you’re bored. We know you don’t have a lot to do. So why not join us to do something awesome on Tuesday night? At 7pm EST, we’re playing Photo Bingo. It’s free to join, and all you have to do is sign up. It’s limited to 100 people. In the future, we plan on giving away prizes, but we’ve got to start somewhere. If you’re a photographer, you’ll be treated to not only a fun time, but also some interesting information.

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We’re Going to Talk About Our Favorite Fujifilm Prime Lenses, Join Us!

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Join us weekly on Pro Camera Reviews, and tonight’s episode is going to be awesome!

Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST.

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