Street Photography With the Sigma 16mm F1.4 Art Lens

Street Photography

Street photography with a wide angle lens offers it’s own set of challenges, but it can lead to some great images.

Photographer Stuart Hendricks practices street photography with his Sony a6300. His favorite lens is the Sigma 56mm f1.4, but for a short while he decided to give the Sigma 16mm f1.4 a spin around the streets of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) in Vietnam. Join us after the break for his latest video, and to see what he had to say about shooting street photography with such a wide lens. Continue reading…

Opinion: What We Want to See in the Sony a6500 Successor

Sony cameras are pretty great, and apparently the a6500 replacement will blow your socks off.

There’s no doubt about the fact that Sony’s cameras have turned the camera world upside down. From Full Frame to APS-C, Sony cameras have been star performers. The APS-C based A6500 really turned heads when it was released thanks to it’s svelte body, in-camera image stabilization, 4K video, and its incredibly fast autofocus system, but apparently there’s more to come. In a recent interview Sony said that the replacement for the a6500 will ‘exceed all expectations’. Join us after the break to find out more, and to find out what we would like to see in its replacement. Continue reading…

Don’t Buy the Hype, That 31MP Sony Sensor May Be Real, but It’s Not for an A Series Camera

You may have seen news about a new 31MP global shutter sensor from Sony, but don’t get your hopes up

In the world of digital photography one technology has eluded camera makers for years, yet still gets brought up over and over again by photographers as a fix to many issues we have with how current cameras capture a scene. That technology is the Global Shutter. The idea is that a camera sensor could capture a scene at once, and not in a top to bottom scan in conjunction with a shutter mechanism of some kind like most current cameras do. Well, a new report over on Sony Alpha Rumors indicates Sony may have a new 31MP APS-C sensor featuring a Global Shutter. But we don’t think you should pay much attention. Continue reading…

5 Best Cameras With WiFi For Instagrammers

As much as some of us in the industry would like to forget, many people these days are getting into photography specifically to get better at posting images to their Instagram and social media accounts. One step these people can take is by ditching their phone camera all together and upgrading to a dedicated camera kit. But it should be one with great WiFi or connectivity to make transferring from the camera to phone (to post to IG) as easy and painless as possible.

Today we wanted to list a few of the best cameras on the market right now in terms of connectivity, to make posting to social media that much easier for you. But beyond that, since we are looking at this specifically from the angle of an amateur or semi-pro who is using this camera mainly for Instagram and social media projects we will base our recommendations around the needs of that sort of user.  Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: New Sony Rebates Live Today!

There is no denying that Sony is really hitting their stride right now in the mirrorless market, with their A7 series (still?!) being the only full frame player and the A6xxx series still one of the better options in the cropped markets. So naturally, many of you are looking into picking up a Sony kit either to try out or maybe as a full on switch. Which makes deals like the new Sony rebates that are live today even better…

Sony A6300/6500 Rebates

  • Sony A6300 (Body Only) – [amazon_link asins=’B01BFD1CYI’ template=’PriceLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’332866ed-162b-11e7-8401-818c81672912′]
  • Sony A6300 (16-70mm Kit) – [amazon_link asins=’B01MR38UL9′ template=’PriceLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b3409c24-162b-11e7-946f-67135e8404c8′]
  • Sony A6300 (16-50mm Kit) –  [amazon_link asins=’B007GK50X4′ template=’PriceLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’467d229c-162b-11e7-be6b-a5b1e06d7182′]
  • Sony  A6300 (2 Lens Kit) – [amazon_link asins=’B01FEEGCEO’ template=’PriceLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’5d4865ef-162b-11e7-80d1-2b1e95e99e2c’]
  • Sony A6500 (2 Lens Kit) – [amazon_link asins=’B01M5KP6TW’ template=’PriceLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’721ac079-162b-11e7-bc47-53abbdd91a92′]
  • Sony A6500  (16-70mm Kit) – [amazon_link asins=’B01M6DKR3S’ template=’PriceLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’7beaa744-162b-11e7-91f1-ff16d8333934′]

If you have been thinking about possibly picking up an A6000 series camera, now is could be a great time to think about pulling that trigger. Don’t forget about the other savings currently going on as well!

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Three Perfect Mirrorless Cameras For The Advanced Amateur

Are you ready to upgrade from that basic mirrorless kit you bought to learn photography with? Advanced amateurs make a large portion of the photography marketplace, yet most guides and gear roundups seem to favor people in the beginners or professional category. The issue arises because basic cameras are well,…too basic for an advanced amateur to do what they want/need, while professional level cameras are often overkill in terms of features while being out of reach financially.

So today we are looking at that sweet spot for the advanced amateur, between the $900 and $1900 price point. We will be looking at some of the best mirrorless options out there right now to try and help you sort out which may be the best option for you with your next upgrade.

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Upgrading from the Canon Rebel: A Guide on Choosing Your Next Camera

One of the most popular dedicated cameras out there today has to be the Canon Rebel in all its iterations. They’re honestly fantastic cameras that are quite capable of producing professional level results. At a certain point in a photographer’s progression though, you’ll often find they’re a bit lacking and that you may want more. But at the same time, a photographer also has to make the decision on whether they want to stick with the same system or move to another.

To help you out, we’ve gone through our reviews index to figure out what’s best for you.

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Which Sony E Mount Camera Is The One For You? The Easy Answers

Sony’s mirrorless cameras are at the forefront of an ever evolving photographic industry, and in a market where product cycles usually range from three to five years, Sony has blown up that trend and regularly updated their A7 series cameras much more often than the norm. This has led to there quickly being six relatively new A7 full frame cameras, in addition to the APS-C based A6000 and A6300. This makes shopping for a Sony mirrorless a little confusing; and you’re bound to be asking yourself stuff and wondering if you need the latest model, do you need the higher ISO, or resolution or faster auto focus, etc. In today’s post we break it down and share our picks for which Sony mirrorless camera is right for you.

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