Sony Issues Apology: Announces Shipping Delays on A7R III And A5100 Kits

Sorry, it looks like you may be getting your Sony A7R III a bit late

To say that the buzz surrounding the Sony A7R III was high is a bit of an understatement, and despite Sony knowing they pretty much had the best all-around mirrorless camera on the market coming down the pipe, early demand caught even them off-guard. So much so they have issued a public apology on the subject. Continue reading…

Introducing: Inside the Photographer’s Mind with Chris Gampat on Adorama TV

Inside the Photographer’s Mind premieres on Adorama TV at 6pm EST on December 6th 

Photography has two sides to it: capturing and creating. Some photographers lean in one direction over the other, while others can balance the two. On December 6th 2017, The Phoblographer, Madavor Media and Adorama TV invite you to join Chris Gampat as he speaks with established professional photographers and up-and-comers alike from various backgrounds and examines the thought processes behind their images while connecting the technical and artistic sides of their brains in the creative process.

You can register for the event right here. But go ahead and click on ahead to read more about it.

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The Ultimate Canon Camera and Lens Guide For 2017

If you’re looking for the end all be all guide to Canon’s DSLR System, look no further.

Well, the time has come for us to start doing our end of the year posts and one way we are planning to do that is with these ‘ultimate guide’ posts. On the docket for today is Canon, which has continued to lead the digital camera marketplace with the dominance of their ever popular EF-based DSLR system.

We have posted a lot of great Canon guides here over the last year regarding everything from cameras to lenses, accessories and everything in-between. If you’re looking for an easy place to get some information on Canon’s EF system then you are in the right place. Continue reading…

The New Vinta Type II Backpack Has to be One of the Sexiest Things We’ve Seen

The Vinta Type II backpack has a few upgrades from the previous version

When I first reviewed the Vinta S backpack, I acknowledged that it was good with a bit more emphasis on fashion over functionality. But then I went back to revise the review after using it for a few more months; and today it’s one of my most used camera bags. Does it have quick access? No; but none of my camera bags do and I’ve always found that quick access on a backpack is significantly more cumbersome than it is with a messenger bag. However, Vinta’s bags are by far the most comfortable that I’ve ever used and they’re always able to carry everything I need for a quick day trip. Now, Vinta is coming out with a brand new Vinta Type II backpack with a number of major upgrades to the camera bag.

Update: Here’s the Kickstarter link

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The Ultimate Sony E Mount Camera and Lens Guide For 2017

If you’re looking for the end all be all guide to Sony’s Mirrorless System, look no further

Well, the time has come for us to start doing our end of the year posts and one way we are planning to do that is with these ‘ultimate guide’ posts. On the docket for today is Sony, which has managed to make it yet another year without any full frame mirrorless competitors to their E mount system; and having released maybe the first truly competitive mirrorless sports camera in the A9 and quite possibly the best all around camera in terms of Resolution/Speed with their A7R III.

We have posted a lot of great Sony guides here over the last year regarding everything from cameras to lenses, accessories and everything in-between. If you’re looking for an easy place to get some information on Sony’s E-Mount system then you are in the right place. Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: The Camera and Lens Savings Are Rolling In

The time to save is now; but the real question is… is your wallet ready? 

We are working up towards the deals and savings bonanza that is the week preceding and following Black Friday here in the US. Many deals have already been announced and you can be sure to hear about more over the coming days and into the week. But before things get stupid crazy, we wanted to take a quick look at the deals already available – here are a few that stand out to us:

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How I Went About Making a Zine With a Collective

All images of the zine creation process by James Moreton

Back in May I responded to an interview with Chris at the Phoblographer about making zines, why photographers should make them, the drive behind creating zines and some of my experiences of the creative process. The premise of the article was centred on a zine I created last year (Figments), but I hinted at what was coming from the Collective I am a member of – that project is now complete; AllFormat Issue 2. For this issue we wanted to create more of a collaborative photo book, so we thought what better way to do that than to take the reader on a journey through our collective psyche.

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This Chart Will Answer Whether or Not You Should Buy That New Lens

If you’re considering buying a new lens, here’s your answer

Photography is of course an expensive hobby; but you always do need just one more lens. Lenses are a million times more important than cameras and are sometimes worth even more. They surely hold their value; and this cheeky infographic will help you out in your purchasing decisions. You see, the holidays are coming around and when it comes to getting new gear, there are always complications of some sort. If you’re a professional photographer, then most of the time it can be expensed within reason. But if you’re not a professional, then sometimes it can be more complicated unless you’ve got money sweating from your skin. Of course, there are always discounts, rebates, etc.

And let’s be honest, sometimes nothing is better than getting a new prime lens and experiencing the sweet, glorious bokeh you get from it. With all this said, let this special infographic help you to get exactly what you need.

PS: We should probably let you know that there are a ton of new lenses available on discount over at Amazon.

H/T: Thanks Dragos!