One of Sony’s Sharpest Lenses Has a Nice Discount

Ever used the Sony 55mm f1.8 FE? Well, it was one of the first Sony FE lenses and remains to be one of the sharpest lenses too. A good portion of the Sony lineup of lenses and cameras are at very good prices right now. We’ve seen the Sony a7r III for pretty much 30% off before, and you can still get it at a pretty insane deal right now. Sony cameras are right up there with Canon in terms of performance. Recently, they’ve also been buffed pretty hard with durability enhancements too. Pretty much everything that Sony has discounted right now can be found here. And we think you should take a look!

This Is Why Your Pictures Suck (And How to Fix It)

Years ago, we published an article called This Is Why Your Pictures Suck. To date, it’s one of our most popular articles. And it contains brutally honest advice from long-time photographer and podcast host Ibarionex Perello. He’s interviewed tons of photographers over the years who share their frank opinion on things. But since its original publishing in 2013, things have changed. You all have become better photographers for sure. Everyone, however, can deal with a little bit of exposure therapy. We’re not attacking anyone with our own hatreds or motivations. I’ve been on the receiving end of those, and they’re awful and moronic. So trust us, this isn’t that. They’re just plain facts. Here is why your photos suck.

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We’ve Updated Our Canon EOS R Review, and It’s a Beast Now

We’ve just updated our Canon EOS R review after a long time. You can see it here. No, Canon hasn’t given it any major new firmware updates for a little while. But instead, Capture One 22 has given the Canon EOS R a whole lot more usefulness. Indeed, it’s truly now one of the cameras no one should sleep on. What’s more, this is truly insane as it’s nearly the end of the life of the Canon EOS R. But in the end, it works almost as well as the Canon EOS R5 for portrait shooters. And if you like to tether, this is going to be a camera that’s very hard to beat.

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Miss Lens Flare? This Will Get It Back for You

There’s nothing cooler than lens flare in the right situation. We really wish more lenses brought it back. That’s why we’re big fans of the Lensbaby OMNI system. But Lensbaby also has a fantastic system with their Composer Pro II. You can attach different optics to it and get the tilt-shift look with pretty much every single camera system out there. It’s hard to beat it since virtually no one has their own tilt-shift lenses anymore. But if you really want that look, click our links and use our code below for 25% off on a purchase.

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My Theory on Why I Think This Is the End of the Sony a7c

The sad thing about the Sony a7c is that it’s probably my favorite Sony camera: it has the most potential to be exactly what I want from Sony. But as I’ve learned in the past, what I want from camera companies isn’t what the masses want just yet. They all eventually come to want what I and other reviews wish for though. In fact, the Sony a7c is almost a perfect camera. But Sony needed to do more to it to transform this device into something more capable.

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It’s Stunning! Leica 50mm F0.95 Noctilux Review

Owning a Leica is often revered as having achieved a certain level of success amongst photographers. It’s what many, myself included, aspire to attain. Out of all of the 50mm lenses on the market today, Leica’s lineup of 50mm has easily been my favorite. The Leica 50mm f0.95 Noctilux is the brand’s flagship lens. It’s also one of their most expensive lenses.

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Chris Gampat on Three Potential New Tamron Lenses for Fujifilm

On this week’s episode of The Phoblographer’s Inside the Photographer’s Mind, I’m joined by our EIC, Chris Gampat. We have a lot coming up in this episode as we tackle Fujifilm speculations, gear from Leica and Canon, and everything else in between. We’ll also be talking about The Phoblographer’s app! So stay tuned and read on to find out exactly what’s in store.

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The New Canon EOS R6 Firmware Is Incredibly Impressive

The Canon EOS R6 won my respect with an impressive autofocus system that excels even with fast subjects and tricky lighting. But, that system just got an upgrade. Earlier this month, Canon released firmware 1.5 for the EOS R6, which adds vehicle detection, among other improvements. I downloaded the latest Canon R6 firmware to see how the new features hold up.

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Beautiful Optics. Bokeh for Days. Leica 75mm F1.25 Noctilux Review

Leica is synonymous with pristine image optics and a price tag to match. Most of their lenses are on the wish lists of photographers worldwide. Their Summicron lenses are at a price point that most have to save up for. The 75mm Summicron was a hit, so naturally, the Leica 75mm f1.25 Noctilux lens has to be notorious, right? With a price tag of $14,295.00 we would sure hope so! Keep reading to see if the low light performance and incredible bokeh justify the cost.

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Our Special Discount Code for the Sony World Photo Awards Won’t Last

Time is running out! We’re proud to announce that The Phoblographer is a media partner for the current Sony World Photography Awards. Lots of folks scoff at the idea of entering modern photography contests. But for years, the Sony World Photography Awards has fascinated editors, art buyers, curators, and more. We’ve featured various winners over the years, and we’ve spoken to a few folks who’ve enjoyed a jumpstart to their career because of it. And today, we’re letting photographers know about a special deal The Phoblographer’s readers can snag. All the details you care about are below in an easy to digest format.

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LAST CALL! The Panasonic S5 Has a Deal for Only a Few More Hours!

It’s your last chance! When we reviewed the Panasonic S5 a while back, we were genuinely surprised. We didn’t think Panasonic knew how to make a smaller full-frame camera. But, they did it. In fact, they made it smaller than the Panasonic GH5. And now, it’s enjoying a solid rebate. This rebate ends incredibly soon! The Panasonic S5 is weather-sealed incredibly well and also the only full-frame camera with Live Composite built-in. That means it’s also legitimately one of the best full-frame cameras for astrophotography. In fact, you should dive into our review to see for yourself.

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These Great Fuji Discounts Expire on the 26th! Act Soon!

This is probably your last chance to get the Fujifilm GFX 50R at a great price! Fujifilm has a slew of good holiday savings and discounts on a few lenses, but mostly on camera bodies. 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 on it right now. What’s more, if you want the XT4, this is really the time to get it. Check after the jump, and you’ll see for yourself.

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Give Yourself the Gift of One of These Great Lenses!

Order today, and you’ll be gifting your future self a great lens. For the past few years, Tamron has become one of our favorite third-party lens manufacturers. Their lenses are fast to focus, compact, lightweight, and built incredibly well. On Sony cameras, they’re incredibly durable if not some of the most durable out there. After the jump, you can find all the Tamron lens deals currently available.

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Our Nikon Z Lens Guide Just Got a Great New Update!

We’ve got great news! If you’re a Nikon Z camera owner or considering a Nikon Z, then we’ve reviewed the majority of the system’s lenses. And you can check out our fully updated Nikon Z lens guide right here! We’re specifically focusing on the full frame lenses in this guide, and we’ve conducted independent reviews on these lenses. As Nikon’s camera system has received firmware updates, it’s gotten better and better. What’s more, they’ve got a few seriously great gems of lenses. Their 40mm f2 is fantastic, and so is their 50mm f1.2 lens! What’s more, they’ve got a full lineup of professional zoom lenses. So if you’re considering the new Nikon Z9, this might be one that you’re going to consider.

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Grab Some of the Best Fujifilm Cameras on Discount Right Now!

Fujifilm has a slew of good holiday savings and discounts on a few lenses, but mostly on camera bodies. 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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This One Special Lens Can Give a Perspective Like No Other!

If you’re bored and looking to shoot something completely new, we’ve got a simple challenge for you. Shoot low! No, we’re not talking about low-light. And we’re not necessarily talking about low shutter speeds. Instead, we mean that you should change your perspective. And if you’re a Sony shooter, you’re in luck. There’s a lens that has this perspective unlike anything else out there: the Tamron 17-70mm f2.8 Di III-A VC RXD.

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Photographer Mark DePaola Shoots Beautiful Editorials Without Photoshop

“‘You should take my picture sometime,’” photographer Mark DePaola recounts a model saying to him during his story of how he really got into photography. “We made a plan for her to come over to shoot and eventually photographed. As I was shooting, I realized that photography was an extremely powerful medium.” Mark’s story is the idol of many photographers. He’s a purist who refuses to do any retouching or post-production. He shoots editorials for Gucci, McQueen, Miyake, VOGUE, and others. He’s also got a brand new 402-page monograph called Five Years and Sixty Seconds. But more than anything, Mark focuses on creating. We talked with him about his philosophy on shooting, why he doesn’t shoot with a flash, and his photography methods.

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One of Our Favorite Sony Cameras Is a Steal Right Now!

A good portion of the Sony lineup of lenses and cameras are at very good prices right now. We’ve seen the Sony a7r III for pretty much 30% off before. And you can still get it at a pretty insane deal right now. Sony cameras are right up there with Canon in terms of performance. Recently, they’ve also been buffed pretty hard with durability enhancements too. Pretty much everything that Sony has discounted right now can be found here. And we think you should take a look!

The Fujifilm GFX 50R is $1,500 Off. And It’s Fantastic!

Have you tried the Fujifilm GFX 50R? It’s pretty awesome! In fact, we gave it five out of five stars! Fujifilm has some great discounts available on both lenses and camera bodies. In fact, there are a lot of very stellar camera bodies available right now until December 26th that you’ll want to check out. Better yet, the majority of them are weather-resistant. What’s more though, you’ll probably really like some of the lenses on discount. Take a look at the rebates after the jump.

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Today Is the Last Day for Our Exclusive K&F Concept Discount Code!

THIS IS THE LAST DAY! ND filters and Light Pollution filters can be really fun to work with! We’ve got another special FLASH SALE EXCLUSIVELY FOR PHOBLOGRAPHER READERS from K&F Concept. We’re partnering with K&F Concept to give you the K&F Concept ND2-ND400 filter for 10% off and the K&F Concept Light pollution filter for 20% off! This is exclusively for Phoblographer readers. Live in a city and want to get rid of noise pollution? Well, this can solve that problem! Or maybe you want to capture the seascape with an ND filter! Below, you’ll find the details on how to take advantage of this special discount.

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