Will The Sony A7 IV Be A Massive Upgrade? It Needs To Be!

In terms of specs, the Sony a7 III is probably the best all round Full-Frame mirrorless or DSLR camera today.

When mirrorless cameras became mainstream by about 2014 or so, I observed two kinds of photographers who moved over to this system from other brands’ DSLRs. Those who weren’t too worried about sensor size, and loved film emulations switched to the Fuji X Series. Others who stood firm about a larger sensor requirement moved to the Sony offerings. Many DSLR users of Nikon and Canon who got tired of waiting for them to bring out competing models, eventually moved to one of the aforementioned mirrorless brands. Even Olympus managed to win over older photographers who got tired of lugging around heavy DSLRs and lenses.

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Build the Perfect Portrait Kit with the Sony A7 II for Under $2,500

If you’ve been thinking about stepping up to Full Frame cameras for Portrait work, and of doing it with the Sony A7 II, this is how you can on a budget.

If you have been using crop sensor cameras for a while, and want to step up to a Full Frame cameras to get a little more depth of field for your portraits. this round up is for you. For under $2,500 you can get a portrait photography setup that includes the Full Frame Sony A7 II, the essential lenses for portraits, and a few accessories. Before you know it you’ll be set to capture portraits that will delight your clients. Join us after the break to see our recommendations. Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: Sony A7 II + 28-70mm Lens for $999, a Sony A7R II for $1598 + Score Big Savings on Other Sony Camera Deals

Sony is putting out some of the best camera deals of the holiday season!

If you have been waiting to see what camera deals this Black Friday and holiday season brings, and you have been hoping that some of Sony’s excellent camera will be on sale, you’re in for a treat. Right now you can grab the Sony A7 II with the 28-70mm lens for just $999! You can also scoop up the A7r II (body only) for $1598, while the pocket sized powerhouse a6000 with two lenses can be yours for just $599! Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: Snag the Sony A6000 + 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lens Bundle for just $598, Plus More Crazy Camera Deals!!

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These are some of the best camera deals we have seen during this pre-holiday sales season!

If you’re in the market for a new camera, or have been wanting to buy one for the photographer in your life, you won’t want to miss out on these camera deals. This edition of Cheap Photo is bursting at the seams with excellent camera deals (including the Sony A6000 plus two lens combo, and the A7 II plus lens kit), Lightroom and Photoshop actions, presets and overlay deals, tutorials, and much more.

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Deal Alert!! Grab the Sony A7 II + 28-70mm Lens for Just $998, Save Hundreds on Pro Retouching Software!

The crazy good pre-holiday photography deals are coming in thick and fast so act quick and don’t miss out!

There are some really great photography deals to be had right now, and there are some major bucks to be saved on cameras, SD cards, software, and accessories. In this edition of Cheap Photo we are bringing you all of the best deals from around the web so that we can save you time, and money.

The stand out deals right now are the Sony A7 II with the 28-70mm lens bundle which is just $998. This represents a savings of $600. The Nikon D750, D810, and D500 all have massive discounts on them too when you buy them with the Nikon promotional grip and lens bundle, and you can save $275 on Professional Skin Retouching Software which is just $15 right now! Hurry fast though because this software deal end in 48 hours. Read on to see all of the other amazing photography deals we have found.

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Essentials: 4 Budget Lenses for Your Sony FE Camera

What are the basic, essential lenses that every Sony Mirrorless Photographer could use to create their art? 

Photography is a wonderful thing; pick up any camera and any lens and with them you can capture the world, for just a moment, to be preserved as long as the medium which holds it survives. It is a timeless, though under appreciated, a gift to the future. But if you are new to photography, or maybe just new to having a dedicated camera (upgraded from your smartphone, for example) you may be wondering what lenses you need for your new Sony Mirrorless camera.

Well, it’s just your luck that this post is all about that; the essential lenses for your Sony Mirrorless camera system. So, if you are ready, let’s jump on into it… Continue reading…

Once a Full Frame Shooter, Always a Full Frame Shooter: Why I Switched from Fujifilm to Sony

I had such a problem, and I realized that full frame is for me.

I know what you’re thinking and no, this is not another article by a pro photographer stating why switching systems has changed his life, upped his game, made life easier and even made him fall in love with photography again. Yes, I am a pro photographer; yes I switched systems but I’m just an ordinary fella with a very particular way of doing photography, with no sponsorship from companies and a limited budget, just like most of us out there.

Recently, I let go my love/hate relationship with the Fujifilm X100T and switched to a different system. Let me tell you a bit of a backstory on why I did the switch and how it happened.

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In Camera Double Exposure? Here Are 4 Great Cameras To Consider!

Double Exposures, in the original meaning, was when a photographer exposed a frame of film twice. When done by accident the results were likely bad, but when done artistically, with forethought and intent, the results could be really special. Obviously these days with digital sensors there is no frame to expose twice, so our cameras must be programmed to mimic this. Some rely on photoshop to mimic this effect, but for many, getting it in camera is the preferred method.

As noted above, not all cameras offer such functionality. So if this is a feature you are looking for, which cameras should you be considering? Here are some great camera options that we would recommend.  Continue reading…

First Impressions: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f2 (Sony FE)

The first new lens in Tokina’s new FiRIN lineup of lenses is a manual focus offering with electronic contacts communicating with the Sony a7 camera bodies it’s designed for: and it’s called the Tokina FiRIN 20mm f2. Odd naming aside from a Japanese company using a Gaelic term, the lens is an all manual focus, manual aperture optic that is well designed from metal and targeted to both photographers and videographers. As a fast, compact, well built prime lens it’s designed from the ground up–and Tokina has done a very good job.

At Photokina 2016, we got the chance to get some personal fondling time with the lens.

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The Interfit S1 Monolight is Now Compatible with Sony Cameras

A while back, we tested the Interfit S1 and found it to be a pretty good alternative to Phottix and Profoto though not as good as the Flashpoint option in some ways. Today, the company announced that the Interfit S1 is now available to work with Sony cameras that boast the multi-interface shoe. This boosts the options that Sony strobists now have by quite a bit overall.

These lights offer TTL, HSS, wireless flash control via a radio transmitter, have a pretty great build quality, and are overall quite solid. Some of the reliability issues have been fixed from what I’ve been told and so it’s shaping up to become an even better monolight overall. Yet at the same time though, it’s tough to beat the Flashpoint Xplor600’s price point. However, Interfit’s light modifiers are some of the best bang for your buck options out there: like with their parabolic umbrellas.

More specs are after the jump.

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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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