We Can Stop Pretending the Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD Is a Secret

Attention Sony E-mount users! A user-friendly high-speed telephoto zoom lens from Tamron is coming your way in early 2020.

Today’s announcement from Tamron is good news for Sony E-mount mirrorless photographers looking for user-friendly zoom lenses. The company said currently in the works is the 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056), a new high-speed telephoto zoom lens for E-mount Full Frame mirrorless cameras. This new glass is slated to come out in Spring, 2020, but if you’re curious, a unit is up for viewing at the Photo Plus Expo beginning on October 24th in New York City, and Salon de la Photo in Paris next month.

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Vi Vante “Pegasus” is a Dual Flap Camera Bag Offering Security and Style

In need of a sturdy and reliable camera bag that can protect your gear from the elements? The new Vi Vante camera bag promises all that in a lightweight and luxurious leather package.

Vi Vante has been pushing to be at the forefront of luxurious and functional leather camera bags, and their latest offering continues to be a testament to that. Dubbed “Pegasus,” this new leather camera bag features a unique, proprietary dual flap design that promises to protect your gear from inclement weather or any situation that requires an extra secure camera carry. The dual flap system for the Vi Vante Pegasus was developed to address the need for rain cover so photographers would no longer resort to false “weather flaps.” Both flaps, which are held together by magnetic buttons, can be opened as one in normal shooting conditions and can be separated when inclement weather or the need for extra security arises. Simply zip the inner flap to secure the contents of your camera bag. The leather also has some water-repellent treatment that promises to withstand the rain and minor splashes.

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If You’ve Been Wanting a Nikon FM, Grab One NOW

Is the Nikon FM still on your vintage camera wishlist? Now would be a good time to grab one off eBay, while the price haven’t gone astronomical yet.

Looking to start your film photography journey with the Nikon FM? Or maybe you’re eyeing one as an addition to your vintage camera collection? Now would be a good time to buy it. In case you had missed it, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot’s Instagram post of her posing with a classic Nikon FM has been making rounds on the interwebs for about a week now. We all know what’s next when something like this happens.

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Check Out the Impressive Winners of the Leica Women Foto Project Award

Leica Camera USA has proudly announced the three outstanding photographers who will receive the inaugural Leica Women Foto Project Award.

Earlier this year, Leica Camera USA launched the Leica Women Foto Project, a platform promoting the expansion of diversity and inclusion in photography by highlighting the importance and impact of a woman’s perspective. Three winners and their compelling stories have finally been chosen, with Debi Cornwall, Yana Paskova, and Eva Woolridge besting over 600 submissions across the United States. Each of them will receive $10,000 and a Leica Q2 to tell a story through the female viewpoint. If you’re looking for inspiring and thought-provoking projects by female photographers, these winning series are definitely worth checking out.

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Datacolor Updates Their Spyder5 Software to Support 64-Bit Applications

Grab this free update to ensure your Spyder5 software continues to work on Catalina macOS. 

Apple recently launched an update to its macOS software that is causing all sorts of problems for many software companies. Datacolor was one of the companies that were affected by Apple’s decision to no longer supper 32-Bit applications in their new 10.15 Catalina macOS update. They have, however, just launched a new 64-Bit update that will make their Spyder5 sensors software work on Catalina macOS. Join us after the break for all the details. Continue reading…

The New Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 APS-C Ultra-Wide Will Ship This November

The Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 will give Canon and Nikon crop shooters a wide point of view.

APS-C shooters will tell you just how difficult it can be to find good ultra-wide lenses. Tokina knows this, and they have been making wide lenses for crop cameras for some time now. According to Tokina, the new 11-16mm f2.8 is one of their best ultra-wides yet. Designed with landscape, architecture, documentary, and astrophotography in mind, this Tokina lens for Canon and Nikon APS-C DSLR’s might be the one you’ve been waiting for. Continue reading…

We’ve Refreshed and Updated Our Sigma Prime Lenses Guide

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

Few companies in the world of third-party lenses have done what Sigma has for photographers. Over the last few years, Sigma has become one of the leading producers of world-class optics. While their build and image quality have reached new heights, their prices remain incredibly low compared to first-party offerings. Over the years, the staff at The Phoblographer has worked hard reviewing almost all Sigma prime lenses to hit the market. Our Sigma prime lenses 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. Continue reading…

The DoBox Pro Makes the iPad Pro Easier for Photographers to Use

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The DoBox Pro promises to help you get more done while on the road with your iPad Pro.

Thanks to the recent update to the new iPadOS, users of Apple’s iPad Pro series, and even users of regular iPad’s have seen some dramatic changes to their tablets. The latest update added a host of new features, including support for external storage, mouse and trackpad support, and full file management. As you can imagine, many users now see the iPad Pros as a viable alternative to carrying around a full-blown laptop. Companies like DoBox Ltd are now making accessories that make that even more feasible. Their new DoBox Pro is aimed at iPad Pro power users like photographers, and it will bring a lot of connectivity options to the platform. Continue reading…

Our Zeiss Milvus Guide Has Received a New Lick of Paint, Check it Out

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Our Zeiss Milvus buyer’s guide has been updated, refreshed, and is looking rather spiffy! 

If you’re a photographer who demands the very best from the lenses you use, you need to make sure that you check out the less talked about offerings from Zeiss. The Zeiss Milvus collection of prime lenses is quite exquisite, and they should satisfy the needs of those who need the absolute sharpest optics that money can buy. Over the last few years, the staff at The Phoblographer have been able to use, and review every single Zeiss Milvus lens that has hit the market. To make things easy for those who are looking for premium lenses, we made a buyer’s guide. We’re pleased to say that the Milvus buyers guide has now been updated. Find out more about it after the break. Continue reading…

New Shimoda Action X Series: Packed with Features for Content Creators

Content creators who are always on the go from one epic adventure to the next may find a reliable companion in the new Shimoda Action X camera bags.

A couple of years after Shimoda introduced the Explore adventure photography backpacks, the company is back with a freshly launched collection on Kickstarter. The Action X series prides itself on being an ultra-aggressive line of camera bags and accessories especially geared towards content creators and adventure photographers, with a focus on action sports. If you often find yourself in the most challenging locations and unforgiving terrains, this new collection may have just what you need.

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We’ve Finished a Big Update to Our Full Frame Sony E Mount Lens Guide

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Our Full Frame Sony E Mount lens guide is one of the most comprehensive guides you’ll find online.

If you’re a Sony camera user, you know just how blessed you are when it comes to the number of lens choices you have. Sony has worked hard to build up it’s E Mount platform over the last few years. They have also worked diligently with third-party manufacturers like Zeiss, Rokinon, Tokina, and Tamron too. Sony has made it so that that their users have the most extensive selection of lenses available to them. Over the years, we too have worked hard on providing you with real-world reviews on these lenses so that you may make more informed purchasing decisions. We’re happy to say we have just completed a massive update to our Full Frame Sony E Mount lens guide. Head past the break for more details. Continue reading…

Check Out Our Updated Buyer’s Guide for Tamron Prime Lenses

If you love Tamron prime lenses and want to keep up to date with our reviews on them, bookmark the Tamron prime buyer’s guide.

Tamron has made quite a name for themselves over the last few years. The quality of their lenses has gone through the roof, and photographers who use their lenses can expect outstanding image quality and excellent build quality. The one thing that hasn’t gone through the roof is their prices. We’ve reviewed most of the Tamron prime lenses on the market, and we have now updated our Tamron prime lens guide so that you can find all the reviews (and any future reviews) in one location. Head on past the break for more details about the Tamron prime lens guide. Continue reading…

Historic Henri Cartier-Bresson Photos of China to Be Exhibited for the First Time

Henri Cartier-Bresson: China 1948 – 1949 | 1958 is an exhibit not to be missed for admirers of the master photographer and his photojournalism legacy.

Beginning on October 15th, there’s a good reason for photographers to visit Paris. Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson is devoting its new space to the Henri Cartier-Bresson: China 1948 – 1949 | 1958 exhibit, which will show the iconic photographer’s unprecedented accounts of two pivotal moments in China’s history. The work will be comprised of an exceptional collection of photographic and documentary work, and is the first time these photos will be shown to the public.

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Vanguard’s New 4-In-1 VEO 2X Tripod Aims to Give You X-Tra for Less

The Vanguard VEO 2X tripod is designed for traveling photographers who demand more.

Tripods are one of those accessories that do so much for us but get little attention and praise. Vanguard is looking to change that with a new line of tripods that offer some industry firsts at incredibly affordable price points. The Vanguard VEO 2X 4-in-1 tripod (tripod, monopod, ball head, and pan head) is being marketed at traveling photographers who want lightweight, affordable gear with X-Tra features. Join us after the break for more information on the Vanguard VEO 2X tripod system. Continue reading…

We’ve Updated Our Comprehensive Guide to Fujifilm X Mount Lenses

If you’re in the market for new Fujifilm X Mount lenses, this guide will help you choose your new piece of glass.

When it comes to creating lenses, there are few better at it than Fujifilm. Thanks to their hard work, they created a fantastic line of APS-C Mirrorless cameras, and they’ve also made some incredible lenses. The line up of Fujifilm X Mount lenses is one of the best in the business, and there are even a few third-party gems for the system too. If you’re a Fujifilm shooter or might be soon, you should check out our newly updated Fujifilm lenses buyers guide. Jump past the break for more details. Continue reading…

Get The ‘Film Look’ With The Now Free Hipstamatic X Analog Camera App

The Hipstamatic X Analog camera app will make turtleneck and vest-wearing iPhone hipsters grin from ear to ear.

Ever since cameras tuned into digital devices, photographers have wanted their images to have the ‘film look.’ There are literally dozens of apps in the iPhone App store that can give these looks. Photographers use filters that mimic film all the time in Capture One Pro and Lightroom, too, but those filters and apps usually come at a price. Now, you can pick up the popular Hipstamatic X Analog camera app is now free for all iPhone users to download. Join us after the break for more details. Continue reading…

Does the Nikon 58mm f0.95 S Noct Really Justify a $7999.95 Price Tag?

The Nikon 58mm f0.95 S Noct Lens is a truly unique and special lens option from Nikon, but they need to keep making lenses like this and more.

Today, the Nikon 58mm f0.95 S Noct Lens is finally fully announced with detailed specs and all. Perhaps most shocking is the fact that the lens will command a nearly $8,000 price tag. That means that this is a lens that commands a higher price point than some medium format mirrorless cameras. Granted, this is a unique lens. Earlier on, we got to play with it. Besides the lens being pretty much as large as my forearm, it’s a manual focus optic. While I certainly understand the value of manual focus lenses, I don’t really condone them being so rotundas. I mean, it’s massive. The Nikon 58mm f0.95 S Noct should quite honestly be badged as a cinema lens and not a lens designed for stills shooting. I’d expect something like this from Zeiss. But with the Nikon Z series system still being so young, it doesn’t make sense for a lens like this to be launched now. But at the same time, I’m torn to say that Nikon needs it.

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The Nikon Z 50 – a Compact Option for Content Creators

With the launch of the Nikon Z 50 and its accompanying NIKKOR Z lenses, content creators now have a small yet capable mirrorless camera that takes advantage of the Nikon Z mount.

Today, Nikon introduced the latest member of their Z series mirrorless camera. The new DX-format Nikon Z 50 is joined by two companion NIKKOR Z lenses: the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f4.5-6.3 VR. Compact, lightweight, and bearing the full advantage of the larger Z mount, these new offerings promise to bring superior photo and video quality, speed, portability, and style to creators of all kinds.

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Adaptalux Expands with Xenon Flash Lighting Arms for Macro Photography

Macro photographers looking for next-level lighting solutions may want to check out the adaptable and modular Xenon Flash Lighting Arms by Adaptalux.

With both continuous light and flash being useful for stunning macro shots, the latest addition to the Adaptalux Studio promises to bring powerful features and adaptability to macro photographers. UK-based Adaptalux, which specializes in LED macro lighting solutions, has just introduced the Xenon Flash Lighting Arms via Kickstarter. This new contraption is designed to work in conjunction with their existing system, so if you’re an Adaptalux Studio user considering upgrading your current macro lighting setup, this is most likely the best time to do so.

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Refer to This Comparison Spreadsheet if You Need a Travel Tripod

Need to upgrade to a better travel tripod soon but haven’t made your pick? This spreadsheet should help you make an informed choice.

Upgrading or adding gear to our tools of the trade is both exciting and taxing. Imagine all the choices that you have to sift through for cameras alone — what more for other items like lenses, lighting, camera bags, and even tripods? It’s tedious to browse for honest reviews from all the photography websites and blogs. So, we really appreciate Redditor u/Shpox putting together a travel tripod comparison spreadsheet.

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Could Third Party Lenses Make the Canon M Mount More Popular?

The Canon M Mount needs help, and third party lens manufacturers might give the platform the boost it needs to succeed.

The Canon M Mount has been snickered at by just about everyone except those in Asia. Cameras like the M100 and the M50 have made Canon’s first Mirrorless platform a raging success in Japan, but it has not been well received elsewhere. This is partly because Canon dropped the ball on M Mount lenses. Until the new M6 II was announced, things were super quiet on the M Mount front. Sigma has just shaken things up by announcing that three of their popular APS-C lenses will be coming to the platform. The trio of lenses (the 16mm f1.4, the 30mm f1.4, and the 56mm f1.4) are available now at bargain prices. Join us after the break for all the details. Continue reading…