3 Reasons Why Sonder Creative Couldn’t Switch From Sony to the X-T3

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The Fujifilm X-T3 is a solid camera, but it’s certainly not for everyone.

We seem to see videos like this one from Sonder Creative quite often these days. It can be interesting to hear why individuals feel like they couldn’t make the jump to a new platform, and in this case, Usman from Sonder Creative explains why the Fujifilm X-T3 and the Fujifilm platform in general just doesn’t have what it takes to pull him away from Sony and the a7r III that he is using. Join us after the break to find out what his three reasons are.

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Cheap Photo: Sony A6000 $348, A7R2 $1,398, A7 III $1,798, A7R3 $2,498

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It’s hard to go wrong with any of these Sony camera deals!

Sony is bringing its A-game when it comes to holiday sales. If you’ve been eyeing a Sony Mirrorless camera, NOW is the time to buy. The A6000 can be yours for just $398 for the body, $448 with one lens, and $598 with two lenses. The 42.4 Megapixel A7R II is a massive bargain at just $1,398 ($1,498 w/lens), and the A7 III has dropped to only $1,798! To top it off, you can pick up the A7R III for just $2,498. Check out all of these incredible Sony camera deals after the break.

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Sony vs Nikon vs Pentax: Which is the Most Weather Sealed?

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The Pentax K1, the Nikon D850, and the Sony A7r II are all weather sealed cameras; but do you get more for your money?

Weather sealed cameras are a beautiful thing. You can go outside in the elements and you just don’t have to worry (too much) about your camera taking a shower. Many cameras offer weather sealing, but a recent video put the Pentax K1, the Nikon D850, and the Sony A7R III side by side for a comparison on the amount of weather sealing each body really has. Join us after the break to check out the video. Continue reading…

In the US, Sony Is Now #1 in Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Sales

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Congratulations to Sony for becoming #1 in mirrorless full frame camera sales in the US!

Though Canon may be #1 in Japan for mirrorless cameras, Sony has taken the #1 spot when it comes to full frame cameras overall in the US. The news comes to us via a press release delivered by Sony today. They’re also announcing that they are in the overall #1 position when it comes to dollars and units, which they’ve been for six years now. According to Sony, four out of ten full frame cameras sold during this period are Sony.

The press release is after the jump.

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Photo Gear for the Landscape Photographer Who Wants to Carry Less

With fresh air and beautiful nature surrounding you, landscape photography can be quite rewarding. If you are a landscape photographer who desires to carry less, read on. 

Think of landscape photography as street photography in nature. The animals are not giving permission but we photograph them anyway, and the walk is good for you. If you’re like most street photographers, you don’t like to carry a ton of gear to make the photo. Check out our recommendation from smartphones to medium format digital.

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Cheap Photo: The Sony A7R III is $200 Off, Time Running Out on Current Fujifilm Deals

It’s not often that cameras under a year old are discounted by much, but Sony is currently bucking that trend with the A7R III

The A7R III is arguably the best high resolution, full frame camera on the market right now in terms of its mix of features, resolution and performance. If you’ve been thinking about picking one up but have been hesitating because of the price, now may be the time to pull the trigger thanks to some new savings!

  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B076TGDHPT’ text=’Sony A7R III’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’64278ae4-6cdf-11e8-bc81-cbb6ce57f1fe’] – Save $200 Off (Read Our A7R III Review)

As well, there is limited time left on the current lineup of Fujifilm X-Series and GFX savings, so if you’ve been thinking about getting on the Fujifilm train make sure to check out those deals after the break.

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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…

Win For Nikon? Sony A7R III Ties D850 on DxOMark

Sony’s A7R III and Nikon’s D850 Are Too Close To Call… or Are They?

Regardless of how you feel about DxOMark and their camera sensor rankings, the fact is that these numbers are an interesting peek into how one sensor may stack up against another. Probably the two biggest launches of the year in 2017 has been the Nikon D850 and the Sony A7R III. It was huge news when Nikon’s offering broke records to become the highest rated full frame camera on DxOMark with a score of 100 (note this is NOT out of 100).

Well, it was just announced that Sony’s A7R III offering has just matched that score, making it the highest rated full-frame mirrorless camera on DxOMark. Your first thought when seeing this may be that Nikon’s moment at the top was short-lived, and you wouldn’t necessarily be incorrect. However, let’s look at the bigger picture… Continue reading…

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 [amazon_textlink asin=’B076TGDHPT’ text=’Sony A7R III’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a3282998-cbca-11e7-811c-8986c2c8d3fd’] 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…

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 [amazon_textlink asin=’B06ZY7GNKN’ text=’A9′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3eef866b-c7cc-11e7-a83a-a9840b2580da’] and quite possibly the best all around camera in terms of Resolution/Speed with their [amazon_textlink asin=’B076TGDHPT’ text=’A7R III’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3600fed9-c7cc-11e7-b9a8-e9a7e35ad88e’].

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…

First Impressions: Sony A7R III (Sample Images Included)

The Sony a7r III is pretty darned impressive

So as you have no doubt heard, Sony just announced their newest A7 series camera, the A7R III, which features some pretty impressive improvements over the A7R II. Notably, the A7R III retains the same exact 42.4MP sensor as the A7R II but with virtually every other component of the internal hardware of the camera being completely redone. As such, Sony was able to squeeze out every last drop of performance from this sensor. Continue reading…

The Sony A7R III Features 15 Stops of Dynamic Range and the Sony a9’s Autofocus

The Sony a7r III borrows a lot from the Sony a9.

Sony has just announced the latest addition to their A7 line of full-frame mirrorless cameras, bringing the series into its third generation with this announcement of the Sony A7R III. The camera features the same 42.4MP sensor as its predecessor, the A7R II, but with some key improvements to the processor and AF technologies that will make this a really enticing camera to those looking for a great blend of resolution and speed. Continue reading…

Reports Indicate Beefier Sony Full Frame Mirrorless Coming in 2017

There have been reports that Sony plans to release a higher end ‘true pro’ level mirrorless full frame camera for some time now, going back at least a year and a half or so. The general consensus of these reports centered around the naming of this newer camera being called something along the lines of an A9, to signify the unit being a class above the current crop of A7 series bodies. Continue reading…