Bored at Work? You Can Now Peruse Our Flipboard Magazine From the Web!


Want to read the Phoblographer in a more engaging way? You can check out our Flipboard Magazine on the web now. The company recently announced that they’re updating their user curated magazines to allow for this functionality and what it means in the end if a different way for you to browse our content.

Click this link, kick back, and kill some quality productivity time at work.

You’ve Still Got Three More Days to Win a Canon 5D Mk III or a Nikon D800!


In case you’ve missed it before, we’re currently running a contest together with where we’re giving away a Canon 5D Mk III or a Nikon D800 to the lucky winner. The runner-ups will receive gift cards or memberships. All you’ve got to do is head over to our facebook page and sign up for the contest–it’s as easy as that! The contest ends June 22nd at 12 a.m. EST, so hurry up!

All the details here.

Reminder: We’re Giving Away a Canon 5D Mk III or a Nikon D800 With


Our contest that we’re hosting together with is still running until the 21st of June (end of day). We’re giving away either a Canon 5D Mk III or a Nikon D800–it’s your choice. For the second place, we have a $250 gift card in store, and five runner-ups will each get a one year membership. What you’ve got to do to enter? Be 18 years of age or older, and head over to our facebook page to participate. That’s it. The lucky winner(s) will be announced once the contest is finished.

And if you want to double your chances: SnapKnot have a similar contest going on right now. Check it out!

The Phoblographer Weekly Recap: June 2nd 2013

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“The Phoblographer Weekly Recap” is a new feature where we recap the week’s most popular posts. Each weekend, we will present you the top ten posts of the week for your perusal. If you’ve missed any of our popular stories that week, you’ll find them here. Among this week’s top posts: the Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 for NEX review, a reader asks about the best camera for their model daughter, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 reivew. Find the complete breakdown after the jump.

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You Can Still Win a DSLR and a Film Camera in Our Contests!


We’re currently running two contests in conjunction with and Lomography. In the former, you can win a full-frame DSLR body of your choice–either a Canon 5D Mk III, or a Nikon D800–, while in the latter we’re giving away a Lomography LC-A+–the modern, advanced version of the Lomo classic. All you’ve got to do to win is to head over to the posts announcing the contests and follow the simple steps to participate. The BorrowLenses contests will be running through June 22st 12AM EST, while the Lomography contest ends May 31st 12AM EST.

Win a Canon 5D Mk III or Nikon D800 from The Phoblographer and!

Win a Lomography LC-A+ From The Phoblographer and Lomography!

In Case You Missed It: We Have Two Awesome Contests Running Right Now

Contest-ready-For-the-Phoblographer-and-Borrow-Lenses-contestEarlier this month we teamed up with BorrowLenses and Lomography in order to give away stuff. And by stuff we mean cameras. And by cameras we mean either a Canon 5D Mk III or Nikon D800, and a Lomography LC-A+. Both contests are still running and will be for a couple more days/weeks, so you can still sign up and take your chances at winning one of these great photographic tools.

The BorrowLenses contest will be running through June 22st 12AM EST, and the Lomography contest will be running through May 31st 12AM EST. For more info and to enter the contests, please visit the respective posts:

Win a Canon 5D Mk III or Nikon D800 from The Phoblographer and!

Win a Lomography LC-A+ From The Phoblographer and Lomography!

Win an Awesome Mirrorless Camera Package from Think Tank


You all know that we’re giving away some big prizes, but here’s another major giveaway that you’ll be interested in from our buddies over at Think Tank Photo and Olympus. They’re giving you the change to win some of their new Mirrorless Mover camera bags, and the grand prize winner will also snag an Olympus OMD EM5 with the 12-50mm lens and the 12mm f2.

We all love the OMD here at the Phoblographer and we’ve found that we’ve also convinced loads of people to fall in love with it too. If you haven’t drank the Kool-aid yet, here’s your chance to get tanked on it. There are even more prizes too, and they honestly seem really worth it: head over to Think Tank’s page for the rules and regulations.

Win a Canon 5D Mk III or Nikon D800 from The Phoblographer and!


Hey folks! We’re getting ready to give away a really big prize and some other awesome goodies too! First off, you can win either a Canon 5D Mk III or Nikon D800 (body only for both). The second place runner up will receive a $250 Gift Card and five lucky runners up will win a year long Membership. Contest details are after the jump.

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The Phoblographer Magazine is Now on Android Devices!


Hey Android Users! Awesome news! The Phoblographer’s Flipboard Magazine is now accessible through your device. Just make sure that you have the latest Flipboard update to your phone and you’ll be all set.

As a refresher, we’ve been curating awesome stories and photos across the web in addition to mixing in our own content here. You’re bound to find some inspiration or something worth kicking back and reading.

Want to go right over there? Pick up your iOS or Android device and click this link.

How to Interact With The Phoblographer Staff

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Hey folks,

Just some quick house keeping items here. If you’d like to shoot us emails with questions, here’s how to get in touch with us:

– reviews(at)thephoblographer(dot)com (goes to the Reviews team)
news(at)thephoblographer(dot)com (goes to the News team)
editors(at)thephoblographer(dot)com (goes to the site’s editors)
advertising(at) (goes to our advertising team)
admins(at)thephoblographer(dot)com (goes to those who run the site and technical support)

Want to contact us individually? Check out the staff page to see who to talk to.

But by far the fastest way to reach us is to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google +.

Want an easier way to follow us? Check out our Flipboard Magazine or our Google Currents Magazine.

And the Winners of the LowePro and Joby Packages Are…

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A little while back, we asked you to donate to help a good cause. And that three people who donated would be selected to receive the above package. Today, we’re announcing the winners.

First off, we want to thank you all for donating and for supporting a very good cause–research for Lukemia and Lymphoma. We had quite a bit of donations and we’re very happy to have received your kind support in this charitable effort.

But without further adieu, the winners are:

– Adrienne Zwart

– Lawrence Green

– Ileana Gonzales

Thanks so much to everyone who participated, it means a lot to us–significantly more than words can express. And we hope that you partake in trying to help good causes like this all across the web.

Winners: please contact me at chrisgampat[at]thephoblographer[dot]com and we’ll ensure that you get your prizes.

Three Chances to Win When You Support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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Hey everyone, we’re doing something a bit different this time in terms of a giveaway and we’re extremely excited to be doing so. The main reason: this contest is all about doing some good in the world that really matters. We’re partnering with the Team in Training LA group to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Three winners will receive a special package kindly donated by Daymen who owns Lowepro and JOBY consisting of a Lowepro Photo Hatchback backpack 16L ($100 value!), JOBY GorillaTorch ($30 value), and the original GorillaPod ($20).That’s $150 of awesome photography gear that might already be on your wishlist. 

Here’s all the details for you:

How to Enter: Head on over to this page and kindly donate $10 to the cause. Your name will be put into a hat for drawing.

Contest Duration: Starts 12:01 AM EST April 2nd 2013 and ends 11:59 PM EST April 9th 2013. Extended to Sunday April 14th!

And that’s it. We’ll announce the winners the next day (we promise!) in a blog post.

Note to Readers: Follow Us On Flipboard or Feedly

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As many of you know, Google is killing their Reader function sooner or later. If you want to keep following us, we highly recommend either going to Flipboard’s Photography Section (where many of you come from) or Feedly. The latter will let you sign in with your Google Reader account and then import all of your feeds. The interface looks pretty nice too.

And as always, we recommend viewing our site on either your desktop or an iPad.

Here Are Some Photos Shot At Our NYC Meetup with the Fujifilm X100s

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Hey everyone, just wanted to thank all of you who came out to Loreley to help make our gathering awesome last night. I was passing the Fujifilm X100s around to everyone that came, here are some of the best photos that you took.

We’re probably going to do another meetup next month since so many people came out last night. It was really awesome and we had a lot of fun meeting many of you.

I’ll shut up now and show you the photos.

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Don’t Forget: Join us For Drinks Tonight in NYC!

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Hey everyone, just a quick reminder that we’re inviting you all out for drinks on Friday night at 7:30 PM. We’re doing this at Lorely in LES–and we have the downstairs to ourselves until 10:30PM with a bartender and all.

RSVP on the Facebook event to let us know that you’re coming.

What: Drinks with the NYC Staff of The Phoblographer

When: Friday March 15th 7:30PM until whenever (we encourage you to come out earlier)

Where: Loreley- 7 Rivington St

How: Take the F to 2nd Ave, the J/Z to Bowery or the 6 to Spring St

Why: Why not? We’d love to meet you all.

You. Us. A Bar. March 15th

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Hey everyone,

We previously asked you fine folks if you’d be down for an NYC meetup and quite a few of you said yes. On March 15th, we’re inviting you to come out to meet (or just hang out with)  Executive Editor Julius Motal, Contributor Mike Pouliot, and yours truly. We plan on getting drinks somewhere in Midtown Manhattan (though I personally prefer LES but we all know that it will be impossible to get a lot of us together down there unless we go to Lorely).

Luckily for ya’ll, March 15th is a Friday evening and we plan on getting started early around probably 7:30 or 8PM.

Full details have yet to be hammered down but we’re listening to your ideas and suggestions. Keep in mind though that no matter rain, shine, snow or Kraken, we’re doing March 15th (and I’ll show that Kraken whose boss.)