Today Is the Last Day to Use These Fuji Rebates. Hurry!

It ends tomorrow! Fujifilm’s holiday savings were extended. They’ve got cameras and a few lenses on rebate right now. Let’s be honest, most of their lenses are already at fantastic prices. But then you get bangers like the 50mm f1 that’s got a nice discount attached. What’s more, if you want the XT4, this is really your time to get it. Check after the jump, and you’ll see for yourself.

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Tamron’s Best Lens for Bird Photography Has a Discount

If there is anything we’re sure of, it’s that this lens is one of the best birding lenses for the Sony FE camera system. The Tamron 150-500mm is experiencing instant savings right now. In our review, we found that it’s a great lens for wildlife. “Want a nice photo of a butterfly?” says Reviews Editor Hillary Grigonis. “This is the combo you’ll want.” She’s referring to the Sony a7 series cameras with the Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC VXD. Besides good image quality, it’s fairly lightweight and boasts some incredible weather sealing. It’s available with savings over at Adorama and AmazonThese $100 savings on the Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VC VXD end on February 27th 2022.

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Niko’s Photographs Will Make You Smile and Let Loose

“It was not easy,” states French designer and photographer Niko when asked how bad the lockdown was. He adds, “…people were not very motivated.” As with many of us, he took to doing creative projects with his camera to cope with the limitations imposed by the pandemic. And he’s come out with a visual parody to show just how much we depend on masks in our daily lives.

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5 Ocean Photographs That Will Make Your Day Even Better

The ocean is one of Earth’s most beautiful elements. It’s the ideal location to find peace, reflect, and, of course, create photographs. Due to its unpredictable nature, creating good ocean photographs can be tricky. It requires a lot of patience and some understanding of the waters. But when the shot arrives, it can be spectacular. To give you an overwhelming sense of tranquility, we’ve selected five photographs that provide all the healing vibes of the ocean.

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There’s a Weird Discovery in Our Updated Panasonic S5 Review

Our Panasonic S5 Review was just updated. Photographers who own one of the smallest full-frame cameras on the market are most likely enjoying it. It’s got weather sealing, good autofocus, and the CineLike image quality profiles. These help your photos look like Kodak movie-film without the need for a lot of editing. But the way they work is odd and makes complete sense at the same time. You can read all about it in our updated Panasonic S5 review at this link, or you can read the report below.

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Act Fast! These Fujifilm Deals Don’t Last Much Longer!

You’ve got a few days left! Fujifilm’s holiday savings were extended. They’ve got cameras and a few lenses on rebate right now. Let’s be honest, most of their lenses are already at fantastic prices. But then you get bangers like the 50mm f1 that’s got a nice discount attached right now. What’s more, if you want the XT4, this is really your time to get it. Check after the jump, and you’ll see for yourself.

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Ian Pettigrew Shares Whimsy in His Wonderful Quarantine Project

“I’ve actually noticed my images becoming a lot bolder, louder, over the last couple of years,” says photographer Ian Pterrigew. “I’m not sure how you’d subconsciously analyse that.” Ian is a fascinating photographer who has measurably evolved over the years. We initially featured him when talking about the Salty Girls photo project. Then there was Salty Kids, and we saw his Floating Dogs photo project. Today, we’re spotlighting his recent Quarantine project. The Canada-based creative always has some of the most fascinating stories. And this one is no exception.

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Potential to Be Great. Lowepro PhotoSport Backpack Pro 55L Review

Hiking camera backpacks are fast becoming one of the more sought-after pieces of gear. More often than not, manufacturers overlook the best qualities of hiking backpacks. Lowepro is no stranger to this market. The Lowepro PhotoSport Backpack is the company’s newest offering. It’s made with recycled and upcycled materials which are in-line with their green initiative. The backpack is lightweight and versatile. So how does it fare? Keep reading to find out more.

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7 Terrible Reasons to Not Pay for a Professional Photographer

If you’ve ever done photography as a side-gig or as a profession, then you’ve probably heard the excuses why you shouldn’t pay for a photographer All of these reasons have always been terrible. Back in 2010, not too long after I founded this website, I rounded up a few reasons. Then in 2014, I shared more reasons. The year is now 2022 and as much as things change, a lot of them stay the same. Here are some terrible reasons to not pay for a professional photographer.

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3 Small Instant Film Cameras You’ll Love to Shoot With

If you like shooting with instant film, then you probably know how large the cameras can be. Not everyone wants to tote around an elephantine camera. Luckily, there are lots of small instant film cameras out there. And better yet, we’ve reviewed a bunch of them. Some are much better than others. So we’re rounding out some of our favorites in this list.

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Like Magic, This Bag Converts: Manfrotto Advanced Hybrid III Review

Backpacks distribute weight on both shoulders for more comfort, but shoulder bags offer fast access to gear. For photographers stuck in the middle, there’s the Manfrotto Advanced Hybrid III camera bag. Part backpack, part shoulder bag, the Advanced Hybrid III allows photographers to convert from a backpack to a shoulder bag with just a few zips and clips. But, is the Manfrotto Advanced Hybrid III a useful convertible, or is it a bag that’s just stuck in the middle?

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The Nikon Z 400mm f2.8 TC VR S is Here. This is Why I’m Excited.

Nikon’s previously-teased super-telephoto prime is no longer shrouded in mystery. The Nikon Z 400mm f2.8 TC VR S, announced today, is the mirrorless line’s first super-telephoto with a built-in teleconverter. The telephoto lens boasts several new features, including a new autofocus motor, Fn ring, and lens coating. All of this comes wrapped in a weather-sealed magnesium alloy lens that’s still two pounds lighter than its DSLR cousin.

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Want the Best Fujifilm Lens for Travel? Here Are 3 We Recommend

Travel photography with the Fujifilm camera system is strongly recommended for various reasons. They’re small, lightweight, and often have exceptional image quality. We’ve tested most of them, and our staff prefers the prime lenses. What’s more, most of the staff here at The Phoblographer shoots with Fuji. We’re leading you to choose the best Fujifilm lens for travel photography. Take a look with us!

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Capture One Fujifilm, Nikon, Sony Axed to Clear Way for New iPad App

In preparation for the launch of an iPad OS app, Capture One is discontinuing the separate branded versions of its photo editor, including Capture One for Fujifilm, Capture One for Nikon, and Capture One for Sony. The company says each of these camera brands are supported in Capture One Pro 22 and that moving to a single program will help prepare for upcoming launches, including an iPad version. The move to one program, the company says, is to prepare for upcoming launches including the iPad app, which the company teased last year for arrival in “early 2022.” The change is also preparing for Capture One Live, a beta program that takes tethering one step further and allows shoots to be viewed live from anywhere with an internet connection. The Capture One family is now simpler but also pricier for some users.

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The Yashica 45mm F1.7 Is a Beautiful Dream to Shoot with When Adapted

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There are lots of awful things that can be associated with the name Yashica. But this is more so the case if you’re considering a modern Yashica. Vintage Yashica, on the other hand, is as appealing as vintage Rolex. That’s to say that there’s a ton of hype, and it’s well deserved. So after Junior Photo Editor Feroz Khan interviewed Terry Godlove, I thought I’d buy one of his creations. Luckily, I scored the Yashica 45mm f1.7 lens. This is the legendary lens that was on the GSN Electro 35. Let me tell you, it’s a dream on digital.

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Canon’s Quad Pixel Could Be the Next Big Thing

One of the hallmarks of Canon cameras is Dual Pixel AF. First introduced on DSLRs at a time when Live View was often faltering autofocus, the technology turns each pixel into two focusing sensors. But, can Canon make the autofocus system that ranks among the best, if not the best, even better? A technology called Quad Pixel Autofocus could be Canon’s next big move. Recent patents have fueled rumors about the technology. But, just this week Canon shared that it was the only company to rank among the top five for the number of U.S. patents filed for 36 years in a row. With 3,022 patents filed in the U.S. last year, there are bound to be some ideas that never lead anywhere. Will Quad Pixel AF be one of them?

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How Omar Z Robles Made $200,000 from Street Photography

As wonderful as street photography is, most who practice it seldom make substantial money. Often seen as something you shoot on the side, professional photographers instead fund their life with other genres, like portrait and commercial photography. However, now and then, we see success stories. Stories that validate a photographer’s talent for street photography and earn them a decent chunk of cash. That’s what happened to Omar Z Robles, and on this episode of Inside The Photographer’s Mind, he tells us all about it.

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The Fujifilm XT4 is Fantastic. And It’s Got a Great Rebate

Time is running out! Fujifilm’s holiday savings were extended. They’ve got cameras and a few lenses on rebate right now. Let’s be honest, most of their lenses are already at fantastic prices. But then you get bangers like the 50mm f1 that’s got a nice discount attached right now. What’s more, if you want the XT4, this is really your time to get it. Check after the jump, and you’ll see for yourself.

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A New Fujifilm Flagship Is Coming. This Is What the Next X Camera Needs

When the Fujifilm X-H1 launched in 2018, it was heralded as Fujifilm’s flagship X Series camera. But, that was five years ago and, since that launch, the X-H1 lost flagship status as cameras like the X-T4 and X-Pro3 arrived with better specs. The years that have passed without an upgrade to the X-H1 — outside of firmware — have Fujifilm fans wondering if an upgraded X-H1 is even in the cards. But, as Fujifilm prepares to celebrate ten years of the X mount series in 2022, the rumors have started up again, with hopes that Fujfilm celebrates double digits with a new flagship.

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Sturdy. Sharp. Slow: Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG DN Review

When the L-Mount Alliance formed, it allowed companies like Panasonic to jump into full-frame mirrorless with a list of lenses already available. But, one thing the L-Mount family was missing was a zoom, with optics from Leica topping out at 280mm and, later, Panasonic at 300mm. When Sigma started converting its line-up of lenses to mirrorless, however, the L-Mount family gained a super-telephoto, the Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG DN Sports.

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