One of the Best Olympus Lenses Has a Discount Right Now

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Happy with your Olympus camera? Then maybe consider their f1.2 prime lenses. If you’ve ever wanted the Olympus OMD EM1 Mk III this is the time to get it. Rebates are currently in place with lots of camera manufacturers. And we found some of the best. There are lots of offerings available from Olympus until October 3rd. Some of our favorites? Well, you can grab the Olympus OMD EM1 Mk III and then also pick up the 17mm f1.2 PRO lens. Together, you’ll have tons of documentary and candid potential. That lens is basically a 34mm equivalent at f2.4 depth of field. Essentially, you’re getting the light gathering of f1.2 and the depth of field of something more shallow. It’s hard to complain, honestly. Check out these other deals after the jump.

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How to Buy Used and Refurbished Cameras and Lenses

Sometimes buying renewed or refurbished cameras and lenses is better than buying them new.

“But it’s so expensive,” is what everyone says when a new camera or lens goes on sale. And so I’d like to welcome you to the world of photography that Leica users have known for years. There is a massive benefit to the used and refurbished market for this reason. Don’t want to pay $3,000 for that new Sony lens? Do you think the Canon R5 is way too much money? Well, focusing on the original price point, I think, is sometimes excessive. It gets in the way of having that new camera or lens. The truth is that people are switching systems all the time, so you can always get a camera or lens at a lower price on the second-hand market. And in the case of refurbished cameras and lenses, sometimes they’re in fantastic condition.

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Looking for Vintage Lenses from the 90s? We Found a Bunch at Great Prices!

The 90s are back! These lenses were made in the 1990s and have all the character and render that you’re craving for your camera. Of course, these lenses are fantastic for anyone shooting film or that wants a vintage look. Of course, they’re all designed for SLR film cameras. With that said, lots of these mounts went on to get new life as DSLR cameras. So they’re easily adaptable to your mirrorless camera if you choose. But that’s not all! The Rare Camera store has listings on a bunch of fantastic cameras. Take a look with us!

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How To Clean Camera Lenses. Over 15 Experts Give Feedback

Recently, I saw a heartbreaking post on a Facebook group about cleaning a vintage camera lens with Hydrogen Peroxide. The photographer wanted to get rid of fungus on the lens. But instead, they ended up destroying the optics. They cited photographers on YouTube who say this is the thing to do. And unfortunately, that’s the problem. Lots of photographers on YouTube aren’t experts. If you wanted official information on something more pressing, it’s often best to check out .edu, .org. or .gov websites. Don’t get me wrong, we’re a .com website. But we’re also an accredited source of information. And besides, over the past decade, we’ve asked some of the best and brightest minds how to do this.

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Here’s Why Modern Medium Format Cameras Need Faster, Better Lenses

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We’ve been saying it for years not, but the current digital medium format isn’t really “true medium format.” At least, it’s not the same as film. In purely digital photography, you can arguably consider the Fujifilm GF system to be a digital large format. However, the camera systems need faster aperture lenses. Luckily, we’ve started to see strides made by Fujifilm and Hasselblad. But I don’t really think it’s enough. The arguments have to do with the traditional medium format.

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Are Old DSLR Lenses Still Worth Your Money in 2021?

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Old DSLR lenses can be enjoyable to use. They’ve got imperfections that you don’t see in most modern lenses. Plus, they really make you work for the shot. In a world where photography is so simple, they’re refreshing. But in the past 10 years, lots of manufacturers have only cared about clinical perfection. This has surely satisfied tons of different photographers who wanted to get it all finalized in post-production. So what lenses are worth buying? And who should buy those lenses?

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The Surprising and Puzzling Paradox with Modern Cameras and Lenses

I’ve spent a lot of time pondering a critical issue with cameras. In many ways, it still feels like we’re caught in a traditional problem that hasn’t disappeared. It starts with modern cameras. Lots of things about them are rooted in tradition. And that’s wonderful. Photography needs to be loyal to where it began. But embracing digital still hasn’t truly happened. One of the most perplexing things about modern cameras has to do with lenses. My hope is that it doesn’t take long for a lot of rapid change to occur.

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Some of Our Favorite Olympus Lenses Have Great Rebates

If you’ve ever wanted the Olympus f1.2 lenses, this is the time to get them. Rebates are currently in place with lots of camera manufacturers. And we found some of the best. There are lots of offerings available from Olympus until October 3rd. Some of our favorites? Well, you can grab the Olympus OMD EM1 Mk III and then also pick up the 17mm f1.2 PRO lens. Together, you’ll have tons of documentary and candid potential. That lens is basically a 34mm equivalent at f2.4 depth of field. Essentially, you’re getting the light gathering of f1.2 and the depth of field of something more shallow. It’s hard to complain, honestly. Check out these other deals after the jump.

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These are Awesome! 4 Portrait Lenses No Photographer Can Deny

The art of portrait photography is one that’s got a whole lot to deal with talking to people. There needs to be a connection. And oftentimes, you should talk to someone before you shoot their portrait. But of course, you don’t always have the time to do that. So instead, you should make sure you’ve got the best gear you can. That means getting fantastic portrait lenses. We dove into our reviews index to get just what you’re looking for. And here are four of our favorites.

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The New Cheap Canon RF Lenses Look Enticing — for Dry Photography

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Canon’s early RF mount lenses focused on pro rather than budget photographers. But, the company’s latest glass expands Canon’s list of under $700 mirrorless lenses. The Canon RF 16mm f2.8 STM is a lightweight pancake lens (sort of) that’s priced at $299.99. The new RF 100-400mm f5.6-8 IS USM, meanwhile, offers a lot of zoom for under $700. Despite Canon’s budget RF cameras like the Rp being weather-sealed, however, both of the newest cheap Canon RF lenses are not made for rain.

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The Fujifilm Lenses You Want Are in Stock

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Fujifilm cameras and lenses are very hot in demand right now. Luckily, the lenses are easy to come by right now! For the record, they came out with some real bangers in the past two years. The XT4, GFX100s, and X100s are only three of those cameras. We rated each one of them very well. My personal favorite is the Fujifilm X Pro 3. And it’s still the camera I trust almost every week. But with the global pandemic, there’s a major shortage of components. So that means that the second-hand market is where you’ll find all the gear now. Luckily, there’s a lot of refurbished Fuji gear on Amazon right now. At that link, you’ll find cameras and lenses both. Maybe something you want is on that page!

3 Excellent 35mm Lenses Under $500 Every Photographer Will Love

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The tried and true 35mm lens is a favorite for many photographers. You can find it affixed to the cameras of portrait photographers, photojournalists, street photographers, landscape photographers, and more. The convenience that it comes with is invaluable. No matter the situation, it’s hard to not justify shooting with a 35mm lens. At least, it’s hard to justify not having one in your camera bag just in case. We dove into our Reviews Index and found some of the best. Take a look with us at some of the best under $500!

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Every Sony Camera User Should Grab One of These Lenses

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You’ve got only a few days left to snag some incredibly well built zoom lenses! Right now, you can get $100 off some of Tamron’s best lenses! Save $100 on the Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD (review) or the Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VXD (review). Alternatively, save $80 on the Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD (review). If you’re a Sony camera user, Tamron’s lenses are arguably some of the best you can get. They combine affordability, fast autofocus, unique image quality, and the best weather-sealing the brand has. If you’re sick of your Sony sensor getting dirty all the time, you should try a Tamron lens. If you think Sony zoom lenses are too expensive, Tamron is your best bet. Personally speaking, I bought the Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 a while back and it stays glued to my lens. (Yes, me–a photographer who swears only by prime lenses–bought this zoom lens.) Better yet, we’ve reviewed them all. So please click into our reviews and find out for yourself.

Get the Sony a7 III with One of Sony’s Best Lenses for a Deal

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Right now is probably the best time to grab the Sony a7 III and something like an 85mm f1.8. Eventually, these deals will be gone, but Sony cameras and lenses are still enjoying some awesome rebates right now. You can get a new camera or snag one with a brand new lens. Some of you want all the megapixels and the Sony a7r IV is available at a lower price right now too. But that’s not the only one: check out all these deals after the break.

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Tired of Sensor Dust With Your Sony Camera? Try One of These Lenses

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You’ve got only a few days left to snag some incredibly well built zoom lenses! Right now, you can get $100 off some of Tamron’s best lenses! Save $100 on the Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD (review) or the Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD (review). Alternatively, save $80 on Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD (review). If you’re a Sony camera user, Tamron’s lenses are arguably some of the best you can get. They combine affordability, fast autofocus, unique image quality, and the best weather-sealing the brand has. If you’re sick of your Sony sensor getting dirty all the time, you should try a Tamron lens. If you think Sony zoom lenses are too expensive, Tamron is your best bet. Personally speaking, I bought the Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 a while back and it stays glued to my lens. Yes, me–the photographer who swears only by prime lenses–bought this zoom lens. Better yet, we’ve reviewed them all. So please click into our reviews and find out for yourself.

Sony Camera Users, Trust Us. You Want One of These Tamron Lenses

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Only a few days left! Right now, you can get $100 off some of Tamron’s best lenses! Save $100 on the Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD (review) or the Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD (review). Alternatively, save $80 on Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD (review). If you’re a Sony camera user, Tamron’s lenses are arguably some of the best you can get. They combine affordability, fast autofocus, unique image quality, and the best weather-sealing the brand has. If you’re sick of your Sony sensor getting dirty all the time, you should try a Tamron lens. If you think Sony zoom lenses are too expensive, Tamron is your best bet. Personally speaking, I bought the Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 a while back and it stays glued to my lens. Yes, me–the photographer who swears only by prime lenses–bought this zoom lens. Better yet, we’ve reviewed them all. So please click into our reviews and find out for yourself.

For One Week Only, Get $100 off The Best Tamron Zoom Lenses

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They’re here! Right now, you can get $100 off some of Tamron’s best lenses! Save $100 on the Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD (review) or the Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD (review). Alternatively, save $80 on Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD (review). If you’re a Sony camera user, Tamron’s lenses are arguably some of the best you can get. They combine affordability, fast autofocus, unique image quality, and the best weather-sealing the brand has. If you’re sick of your Sony sensor getting dirty all the time, you should try a Tamron lens. If you think Sony zoom lenses are too expensive, Tamron is your best bet. Personally speaking, I bought the Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 a while back and it stays glued to my lens. Yes, me–the photographer who swears only by prime lenses–bought this zoom lens. Better yet, we’ve reviewed them all. So please click into our reviews and find out for yourself.

3 Beautiful 90mm Lenses That You’re Bound to Love!

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If you’re looking for something in-between an 85mm and 135mm lens, consider 90mm Lenses. For many years, it was considered a classic portrait lens. And today, there aren’t many of them left. However, that doesn’t mean that modern 90mm lenses aren’t great. In fact, they’re arguably some of the best lenses in the market. And for what they are, they’re instrumental in a variety of situations. We’ve rounded up some of the best we’ve reviewed over the years.

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These Nikon Cameras and Lenses Are at Good Prices Right Now

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Don’t forget to get your Nikon ZFC pre-order in. There are good deals on a few Nikon Z cameras if you’re still looking to dip your toes into their system. Additionally, Nikon users enjoy access to some of the nicest lenses you can get your hands on. Luckily, the company isn’t really having supply issues. But if you want to save some money, we can’t help but recommend buying refurbished lenses. Amazon has a ton right now in both Z series and F mount. You can snag a bunch of them for good prices too. Take a look!

Three of the Best Tamron Lenses Are Available Right Now!

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We’d like to start this post off by saying Tamron lenses are, by far, the best built. They’re lightweight, small, and the weather sealing always holds up. Put a Tamron lens on a Sony camera, and the sensor is bound to not get dirty often. What’s more, three of Tamron’s best lenses are available right now. There’s the Tamron 35mm f2.8, Tamron 24mm f2.8, and Tamron 20mm f2.8. These three lenses are a trio of small primes designed for good image quality, small size, the same front filter thread, and weather sealing. Further, they all autofocus very well. Seriously, if you’re looking for good primes for the Sony system, these three lenses are difficult to beat. You can see these lenses and more in our Tamron Prime Lens Guide.