Cheap Photo: Canon, Nikon, Olympus, and Panasonic Have Huge Lens Sales

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If you’re looking for cheap glass, check out these lens deals from some of the biggest names around.

Roll up, roll up and be prepared to be amazed at the awesome lens deals we have found. There are fantastic deals on Canon lenses like the 50mm f1.4, which is $349, and the excellent 85, f1.8, which has dropped down to $349. Nikon has a lot of their new Z lenses on sale like the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f4, which is just $899, and the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f4, which has dropped to $1,246.95. If you shoot with Micro Four Thirds cameras, you’ll love the deals from Olympus and Panasonic. The genuinely excellent Olympus 75mm f1.8 can be yours for just $849, the Olympus 25mm f1.8 is a steal at $299, and the workhorse Panasonic 12-60mm f2.8-4 can be yours for only $897.95!

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7 Amazingly Affordable But Awesome Canon FD Lenses to Drool Over

If you still have a nice Canon FD mount camera lying around, we invite you to pair it with any — or all — of these awesome lenses. 

Not so long ago, we gave a rundown of Canon FD cameras for photographers thinking of going back to their film roots, and for first-time film photographers looking to purchase their first 35mm SLR camera. Now, it’s time to pair them with some of the best Canon FD mount lenses. If your FD mount camera is still missing a great lens, or you’ve been thinking of adding one (or two) to your arsenal, we suggest keeping an eye out for these lenses.

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Under $1000: The Affordable 85mm Primes That Are Bokeh Beasts

If you are planning to jump into the world of portrait photography, you might want to check out these affordable 85mm primes.

There is a huge misconception about portrait photography (and many other genres of photography) that you need to spend boatloads of cash on very fast lenses to be able to create portraits that will stun people: this simply isn’t true. There are 85mm primes on the market that produce razor-sharp images with stunning bokeh that won’t break the bank, but these lenses are often overlooked. If you are planning to get into portrait photography, don’t let photography elitists make you believe that you need to spend thousands. Trust us when we say that the 85mm primes we share with you after the break are more than good enough for most.

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We’re Talking Fujifilm, Olympus, Film Cameras and Canon Tonight! Join Us!

Our next Episode is on Tonight, Sunday at 7pm EST. Join us here.

Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of The Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST.

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Opinion: The 6 Ways Canon Can Win the Mirrorless Race

Canon will have to really up their game if they want to overtake Sony and win the Mirrorless race.

Come with me on a journey to 2012. Things were going fantastically well for Canon. They were riding high thanks to the success of the Canon 5D II, the 5D III had just hit the streets, and it too was a roaring success. Canon had the camera market under their thumb, and they looked untouchable. Nikon was doing well, but even their cameras, as strong as they were, just couldn’t keep up. Canon reigned over the camera world until Sony lit the base of their throne on fire in 2014 with the release of the Sony a7. After this release, the rest, as they say, is history. Thanks to constant innovation, Sony surged ahead in the camera market, leaving Canon in its wake. So, here we are six years later, and Canon is now starting to mount their assault, but what will it take to get ahead in the Mirrorless race? Let’s talk about this after the break.

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A Possible Canon RF 24-150mm F4 Is Making Things Very Interesting

Canon is busy when it comes to RF mount lenses, and this means great things for EOS R cameras and other potential RF Mount platforms.

Until very recently, things had been quiet on the Canon Mirrorless camera front. But, one segment of their business has been making a ton of noise – their RF Mount lens department. Every couple of months, it seems that new patents are filed by Canon for new RF mount lenses, and almost like clockwork, a new RF mount lens patent has emerged. This time it’s for an RF 24-150mm f4 lens. Let’s talk about this after the break.

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Canon Gave Up on Medium Format, But a 150MP EOS R Could Come

Surprisingly, a powerful 150 Megapixel EOS R is not as crazy as you think.

Canon is undoubtedly the flavor of the month right now and for good reasons instead of bad ones, which makes a nice change. We are all still trying to compose ourselves after the development announcement of the Canon EOS R5, but hot on the heels of that fantastic news come murmurings of a possible 150 Megapixel EOS R camera. What the what? Let’s talk about this possible 150 Megapixel camera, and if it would even be likely, after the break.

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If It’s Real: The Canon RF 70-135mm F2 Would Be a Dream Lens

Canon could release seven new RF mount lenses in 2020, but the standout of the bunch would be the Canon RF 70-135mm f2.

News surrounding Canon has been coming in thick and fast over the last few weeks. First, we heard about the new Canon EOS R5, which was confirmed as being in development. And now, we understand that Canon might release no fewer than seven new RF mount lenses in the coming year. One of these lenses stands out more than the others: the potential Canon RF 70-135mm f2. Join us after the break for all the details.

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Review: Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM (A Work of Art)

The Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS USM is arguably one of the most innovative zoom lenses made for Mirrorless.

After first laying eyes on the Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS USM nearly a year ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect when the review unit came in. What I didn’t realize is that it would quickly become one of my favorite telephoto zoom lenses. What’s more, it’s the first 70-200mm f2.8 lens I seriously considered purchasing. The secret to the Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS USM is the size. It becomes larger when it’s fully zoomed in, but, when set to 70mm, it’s shockingly small. Attach it to the Canon EOS R, and you can easily stuff it into a messenger bag. Then consider the image stabilization, Canon’s lens character, and the beautiful image quality it delivers. And let’s not forget that it survived a photo walk in the rain. In comparison to Sony’s option, the Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS USM is much more practical.

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Cheap Photo: The Sony 85mm F1.8 Is Only $548

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Cameras are nothing without lenses, and we have found some of the best lens deals on the web.

One sure-fire way to improve your images is to invest in better lenses, and there’s no better time than right now to do it. We have found some genuinely incredible lens deals. The Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 is just $746.20, and the Sigma 100-400mm is down to only $599! You can also grab the Tamron 18-400mm with a Nikon F mount for $539. If you’re a Micro Four Thirds user, you can pick up the Olympus 300mm f4 Pro for just $1,759.86 (International Version), and if you shoot with Sony cameras you can score the impressive Sony 85mm f1.8 for only $548! In all, we have found over 40 lens deals that you don’t want to miss out on.

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The Canon EOS R5 Is Real: Dual Card Slots, IBIS, and 20fps

Hold on to your seat because the reported specs of the Canon EOS R5 are quite special.

Can you hear that? That’s the sound of Sony, Nikon, and every other camera manufacturer shaking in their shutters. We have been hearing about a potential new Canon Mirrorless camera for a while now, and tonight, we share that the Canon EOS R5 is, in fact, real, thanks to a development announcement. We also confirm that it is packing some serious specs. Join us after the break to find out all the juicy details.

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Canon Can Still Screw up the Canon EOS R5, If It’s Real. Here’s How!

We’re hoping that’s not going to be the case because the Canon EOS R5 sounds amazing, but, this is Canon we’re talking about here.

Do you hear that? That loud noise is the racket being made around the web about the potential Canon EOS R5 (basically a Mirrorless 5D series camera), and while the specs that have been bandied about sound fantastic, let’s stay grounded and remember this is Canon we’re talking about. If the specs are accurate, hallelujah: it will be one phenomenal camera. But, as I have said before, Canon seems to go all in, but then they hold back by 1% and self-sabotage. Let’s talk about this and the potential Canon EOS R5 after the break.

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If Real, a Canon RF 135mm F1.4 Would be Great, But It Would Be Huge

Another potential RF lens has been talked about, and if it’s real, you will need guns of steel to be able to use the Canon RF 135mm f1.4.

As we all know, Canon has come out with all guns blazing when it comes to their RF mount lenses, and it doesn’t look like they will be running out of ammo anytime soon. According to a new report, a Canon RF 135mm f1.4 lens could be in the works, and while this makes us salivate, our biceps are already starting to weep. Join us after the break for some juicy details about this potential lens.

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The Canon EOS R II Really Needs to Feature a New Sensor

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Canon, all we ask is please don’t reuse the sensor that is found in the EOS R (and the four-year-old 5D4) for the EOS R II.

No matter what way you slice it, 2020 is going to be an incredibly important year for Canon. For a while, Canon has been complaining about declining sales, but they can change all of that in 2020. Canon has been working hard on their RF Mount lenses, and they are incredible, but the cameras they attach to leave much to be desired. Hopefully, in 2020, we will see some new bodies from Canon, and we hope one of them is the EOS R II. But, Canon needs to make sure they get this right. Let’s talk about this after the break.

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If a Canon RF 70-400mm Lens Is Real, Then We’re Excited!

The RF mount lens line up could be bolstered with a new RF 70-400mm f4.5-5.6L lens.

Canon has been doing some magical things in the world of lenses for a while. Their EF mount L series glass is still some of the best you can lay your hands on. Fortunately for photographers, they have been continuing their lens wizardry with their new RF mount lenses too, and we have already been blessed with some genuinely great Mirrorless lenses for the EOS R, RP, and Ra. Now, if recent reports are to be believed, we may be blessed with an RF 70-400mm lens later on this year. Let’s talk about this after the break.

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Cheap Photo: Save Hundreds on Olympus, Canon, Nikon, Sony Lenses

If you’re looking for the best lens deals around and huge discounts on accessories, you’ve come to the right place.

There are some great lens deals in this edition of Cheap Photo. If you’re Micro Four Thirds user, you’re in for a treat. You can grab the outstanding Olympus 45mm f1.8 for just $209.14! That’s crazy! The Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 Pro can be yours for $1,034.74, and the Olympus 17mm f1.8 is only $352.25! Canon shooters you can grab the superb 85mm f1.8 for just $299, the 35mm f2 for only $549, and the Sigma 35mm f1.4 for $637.41. There are also lens deals for Nikon and Sony shooters too. If you want accessories, you’re also in luck. The brilliant Tenba 15 DNA messenger bag is down to only $139.99, and you can own the Joby Gorilla 5K tripod and Ball Head that can hold 11lbs of gear for only $84.62. Come and check out all of the lens deals and deep discounts on accessories after the break.

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Replace Your Canon Kit Lenses with These Great, Yet Affordable Lenses

Kit lenses are okay for a while, but you’ll be amazed at how much your images will improve with these affordable lenses.

If you got your hands on a Canon camera over the holidays, there’s a good chance it came packaged with a kit lens or two. These kit lenses are great for a little while, but you will soon find they can hold you and your creative side back rather quickly. We have put together a shortlist of affordable lenses (first and third party options) for Canon cameras that won’t put a hole in your wallet and will seriously impress you. Check them out after the break.

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Opinion: It’s About Time Canon Gave Up on EF Mount

The Canon EF mount had a great run, and some classic lenses will never be forgotten, but it’s time to move on and RF Mount is the future.

We know Canon arrived super late to the Mirrorless party, and we are pretty aware the Canon EOS R, as fine as it is, is still quite far behind the competition in terms of specs and features. One area where Canon is excelling and showing the rest of the pack how it’s done though is with their RF Mount lenses. RF mount glass is some of the best you can get your hands on, hands down. The RF Mount is the future, and it seems as though this has finally clicked with Canon too. Join us after the break to find out more about big C’s decision to bid adieu to the Canon EF Mount.

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Cheap Photo: Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art $649, Samyang 85mm F1.4 Just $579

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If you have a new camera, or want to add some new glass to your collection, check out these lens deals.

Did you get a new camera over the holidays? Do you need to add some new glass to your current lens collection? If so, you need to see these new year lens deals. The outstanding Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art is at an incredibly low price of just $649 (for multiple platforms), the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ultra-wide is only $599 for Canon and $499 for Nikon. The seriously impressive Samyang 85mm f1.4 for Sony cameras is only $549. There are also deals on Fujifilm lenses like the XF 56mm f1.2 for only $899, Olympus glass like the great 17mm f1.8, which is just $399, and on Pentax Limited lenses like the 77mm f1.8 Limited which is only $646.95. Come and see even more lens deals after the break.

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Which Canon Camera Is Right for You? The Answers Are Clear Now

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There are Canon cameras for every type of photographer, and this roundup will make it easy to see which one is right for you.

Canon has been in the camera making business for a very long time. Because of this, they have a strong lineup of cameras that suit many different types of photographers. In this roundup, we will take a quick look at which Canon cameras are the best for different kinds of photographers, and we’ll see which lens pairs up perfectly with each Canon camera.

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Canon Has Three Lenses That Can Really Take Next Level Portraits

These three remarkable Canon lenses will feel right at home in the kits of portrait photographers shooting with Canon cameras.

One of Canon’s biggest strengths has always been their ability to design and produce excellent lenses. The optical qualities of Canon glass are legendary, renowned for their ability to produce images with excellent sharpness, render accurate colors, and deliver gorgeous, creamy bokeh. Canon lenses are robustly constructed as well. It’s not uncommon to see Canon shooters using lenses that are older than their camera bodies. Canon built these lenses to last and this is a testament to their build quality. This was true with their EF Mount DSLR lenses, and the tradition continues with their latest RF Mount Mirrorless glass as well.

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