Why I Let Go of One of the Best Fujifilm Lenses and Cameras

The staff at The Phoblographer adore their Fujifilm camera. Three of us own products for the system. Two others are considering switching over. And for the past decade, I’ve basically bought new Fujifilm lenses or cameras each year. I’ve accumulated a lot. Over the past year, I decided it was time to pare down. We all do it! We all end up buying a new lens or sometimes a new camera that we don’t use often. So, I got rid of them. Well, I didn’t get rid of everything; I paired it down to just the necessities.

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Cheap Photo: ND, Grad Filter Kit $25.99, Nikon D610 Kit $896.95, and More

These Photography deals are hard to ignore. If you need a new camera, some new accessories, or want to learn, check out these deals.

Do you like bargains? If so, you’re in the right place. We have found some exceptional deals like the Olympus EPL9 for just $299, the Olympus EPL9 with a lens for $279.99, and the new Sony A6100 with a lens for only $698. You can also get a Full-Frame Nikon D610 with a 50mm f1.8 and a Wi-Fi adapter for only $896.95. Need accessories? You can get your hands on a massive kit of graduated and ND filter kit for just $25.99, and Vanguard Monopod for $39.95 (save $50). If you are looking to learn in the new year, or perhaps want to start building your collection of presets and overlays, there are deals for you on those things too. A bundle of 2,500 overlays is just $29, 3,100 portrait posing cards can be yours for only $29, and you can learn how to contact and shoot with top models for only $19.95. Check out all of the photography deals after the break.

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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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The Four Ultra Fast Aperture Lenses We’re Absolutely in Love With

If you’re all about great bokeh, these lenses are going to do a great job giving you beautiful photos.

Photographers start out typically loving and adoring the bokeh fast aperture lenses provide. But, that wears away quickly when you’re trying to become a better photographer. Then, after a while, sometimes it comes back again. Depth of field is an effective tool for storytelling, but it also helps develop a specific look in a photographer’s images: if you’re using a full-frame camera, some would say that it’s a medium format look. But otherwise, it’s overall just a special dash of magic dust that makes your images sparkle. When combined with effective lighting and color usage in the scene, the photos can look special. In the hands of a skilled photographer, these lenses can deliver unique photos. So, we went into our reviews index to find some of our favorite fast aperture lenses.

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Forget Overpowering the Sun, The Flashpoint AD1200 Pro Will Replace it

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If you need to illuminate half of your neighborhood, the Godox AD1200 Pro might be the go-anywhere flash you need.

Godox has been making quite a name for themselves over the last few years by releasing strobes and monolights that offer incredible features at prices that are far less than other manufacturers out there. Thanks to a recent listing, it looks Godox/Flashpoint might continue the trend of offering quality gear in the shape of a monster called the Godox/Flashpoint AD1200 Pro. This beastly boasts 1200ws of power, and your current R2 transmitters can trigger it. We have more specs and info after the break.

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Cheap Photo: Canon 5D4 $1,999, EOS R $1,499, Olympus Deals, and More

Time is running out to take advantage of these incredible Canon and Olympus camera deals and huge savings on Flashpoint/Godox lights.

The holidays are right around the corner, and that means time is running out fast to save bundles of cash on fantastic cameras and great lights. The Canon 5D IV (5D4) can be yours for just $1,999 (its lowest ever price), and the Canon EOS R is a steal at $1,499. Both come with a Flashpoint/Godox V1 for free!! Speaking of which, you can still pick up these awesome lights separately for just $159 (usually $259). The Flashpoint eVOLV 200/Godox AD200 is only $229. You can also save $400 on the Olympus OMD-EM1 II ($1,299), and you can snag the E-M10 II for only $349! See all of these great camera deals and more after the break.

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OMG! Grab the Canon EOS R with Godox V1 for $1,499, 5D IV for $1,999

Holy Canon Cameras! These instant rebates on the Canon 5D IV and the Canon EOS R will most definitely make you jingle all the way!

We’ve seen some stunning camera deals over the last few weeks, but these offerings from Canon may well be the pick of the bunch. You can grab the Canon 5D IV (5D4) with a Flashpoint/Godox V1 for just $1,999, and the Canon EOS R with a Flashpoint/Godox V1 for only $1,499 (yep, you read that right, $1,499!!). There are other incredible bundles with these two Canon cameras too. Jump past the break to see all the deals on these two Canon cameras.

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Cyber Week: There’s Still Time to Get Great Camera, Lens, and Lighting Deals

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The clock is ticking, but there’s still time to save a ton of money during Cyber Week.

If you’ve been waiting to score excellent deals before the holidays, the clock is ticking. Some of the best deals of the year will come to an end during Cyber Week. Now’s the time to pounce on that new camera, new lens, new lighting gear, or the presets and tutorials you’ve been wanting. The Canon EOS R is still just $1,799, the Nikon D610 with grip and Wi-Fi adapter is still only $896.95, and the Fujifilm X-T3 is a serious bargain at just $1,299. You can also still get the Sony A7 II with a lens for $998, and the 42 Megapixel A7R II for $1,498 with a lens. The Flashpoint eVOLV two flash kit is a steal at $449 too. There are great lens deals too, like the Canon 85mm f1.8 for $269, the Canon RF 35mm f1.8 for $449, the Tamron 45mm f1.8 for just $399, the Sigma 35mm f1.4 for only $649, and the Sigma MC-11 Canon EF to Sony E adapter at just $149. You can get your hands on over 2,500 Photoshop overlays for just $29 as well. See all of the Cyber Week deals you can still get in on after the break. Continue reading…

Cyber Week Deals: Nikon D610 Kit $896.95, Godox AD200 $229 + More

Take advantage of these Cyber Week camera deals and deep discounts on lights and accessories while you can! 

If you didn’t have the chance to snap up some bargains over the weekend and Cyber Monday, don’t worry – Adorama has extended a large portion of their deals into what they are calling Cyber Week. You can get the Full Frame Nikon D610 with a grip and Wi-Fi adapter for $896.95. The Sony A7 II with the 28-70mm lens is just $998, and the Fujifilm XE3 has a crazy low price of just $499. The deals on Flashpoint/Godox lights are still good to go. The eVOLV 200/AD200 is just $229, the XPLOR 600 is only $379, and the dual eVOLV kit is only $449! There are deals on tripods and bags too. Check out all the camera deals and discounts on lights and more after the break. Continue reading…

We’ve Rounded Up the 40 Best Cyber Monday Deals for Photographers

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These hot Cyber Monday photography deals will warm you up on this cold December day.

Happy Cyber Monday! If you still have some shopping left to do for yourself or for a loved one, and they just happen to love photography, you need to check out these red hot Cyber Monday deals. You can pick up the Fujifilm X-T30 with the 15-45mm lens and an accessory kit for only $899! The Flashpoint eVOLV 200 (Godox AD200) is still just $229, and the XPLOR 600 can be had for only $349! The Nikon D610 with a 50mm f1.8, a battery grip, and a Wi-Fi adapter has a crazy low price of $896.95, the Olympus E-M10 II with a lens is only $499, and you can also pick up a Manfrotto tripod for just $99.99. In total, we have picked out 40 red hot deals for this special Cyber Monday post, and you can see them all after the break.

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Cheap Photo: If You Like Bargains, You’ll Love These Camera Deals

The camera deals just keep rolling in, and they are making this Black Friday one of the best ever for photographers.

The deals are continuing to pour in as we head through Black Friday and things are just getting better and better. The brand new Canon M6 II with a lens and the EVF is just $999, and the Canon 6D Mk II with a battery grip and a huge accessory bundle is only $1,199. The Fujifilm X-T30 with the 18-55mm f2.8-4 lens is only $1,099, and the new Sony a6100 can be yours for a bargain price of only $648. These are just a few of the incredible camera deals we have found. Come and see plenty more after the break. Continue reading…

The Flashpoint eVOLV 200 is Just $229 Again, Dual Head Kit is Only $499

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The deals on the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 (Godox AD200) are some of the hottest you’ll find Black Friday through Cyber Monday

If you missed out on your chance to nab the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 (Godox AD200) for just $229 earlier this week, fear not. The incredibly powerful 200ws Flashpoint eVOLV 200 is back on sale again for $229 from now through to Cyber Monday. This small strobe has the same output as roughly three regular speedlights, which makes it incredibly versatile thanks to its small size and lightweight. The Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Barn Door Kit usually retails for $327, but you can pick up this fantastic light for only $229! If you want to double the fun, you can also get the full two head kit (two EVOLV 200’s with all the accessories you need for double the power) for just $499 (regular price is over $730)! Join us after the break for more details about the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 and these deals. Continue reading…

The Best Black Friday Camera Deals (And Lenses, Lights and More!)

All of the best Black Friday Camera Deals any photographer could ever need are listed right here!

All the Black Friday Camera Deals that will mean anything to any photographer are listed here in this humongous roundup. If you’re looking for Black Friday sales on cameras like the Sony A7r II for $1,398, the Nikon D750 for $996.95, or the Fujifilm X-T20 for $499, this is where you need to be. If you’re looking for Black Friday sales on lenses like the Sigma 35mm f1.4 for $649, the Tamron 45mm f1.8 for $399, and the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 AF for $499, yep, this is where you need to be. There are lighting deals, too, like the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 for $229, the XPLOR 400 Pro TTL for $419, and the XPLOR 600 (non-TTL) for $349. There are also Black Friday sales on tutorials, guides, presets, and more. Make a cup of your favorite beverage, pull up a comfy chair, and beat all the madness in the stores by doing your shopping from the comfort of your own home. Check out all of the fantastic Black Friday sales after the break.

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Black Friday Deals: Nikon D750 $996.95, Canon 80D $849, and Much More

Stock up and save with these Canon and Nikon Black Friday deals.

Looking for some great deals on Canon and Nikon cameras? You’re in the right place. These Black Friday deals will put a smile on your face. You can get Nikon’s workhorse, the D750, for just $996.95, and that comes with a tripod too. Canon’s 80D is a steal at $849, and so is the EOS M100 with two lens kit for $549. The M50 is a bargain at just $579, and the brand new M6 II is now only $999. If you want to give the gift of photography, it’s hard to go wrong with the Nikon D3500 two-lens bundle, it’s just $396.95. Check out all Canon and Nikon Black Friday deals after the break. Continue reading…

Get Black Friday Prices On Sony, Canon, Olympus, and Nikon Cameras

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These camera deals serve up some of the best prices of the year, so take advantage of them while you can.

Black Friday pricing has hit early this year, so if you have been saving your pennies to get some good camera deals, now’s the time to buy. The Canon EOS RP is just $999, and the EOS R is down to $1,799. The Sony a6000 can be yours for $398 for the body and $598 with two lenses. The 42.2 megapixel Sony A7R II has crashed in price to just $1,398, and you can take $200 off the A7 III, which can be yours for $1,798. The Panasonic G9 is now only $997.99, the GH5 is now only $1,297.99, and the brand new Olympus E-M5 III with a lens already has a $300 discount, which brings it down to $1,499. There are a ton of camera deals after the break, so come and check them out.

Edit: There’s a pretty awesome 6D deal with a grip and all for $1,199, and a Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Watt second kit for only $499

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The Most Rugged, Weather Sealed Cameras and Lenses (2019)

Photographers who need the most rugged cameras and lenses made; we’ve found them.

Whether or not you realize it, your camera takes wear and tear every day. Even if you treat it like a precious egg, it’s going to take a beating of some sort. Luckily, there are cameras and lenses that handle human stupidity better than others. So we’ve gone through our reviews index and selected some of the best you can get.

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Cheap Photo: The Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Kit Is Just $229 (1 Day Only)

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The Flashpoint eVOLV 200 (Godox AD200) has reached legendary status for good reason, and now you can get it on the cheap!

There’s no doubt you’ve heard about the affordable, incredibly powerful 200ws Flashpoint eVOLV 200. But, just in case this little gem has escaped your attention, let us fill you in. This small strobe has the same output as roughly three regular speedlights, which makes it profoundly robust and ridiculously versatile thanks to its small size and lightweight. The Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Bark Door Kit usually retails for $327, but for just 24 hours, you can pick up this fantastic light for only $229! Join us after the break for more details about the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 and this deal.

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Cheap Photo: Mega Early Black Friday Camera Deals, Lens Deals, More

These are early Black Friday camera deals and deep discounts on lenses, lights, and software you don’t want to miss!

We’re in the time of the year where deals and discounts are plentiful, and we have found some stunners. You can get the Canon EOS RP for just $999, the Fujifilm X-H1 for $999, and the X-T3 for only $1,299. The Nikon Z6 ($300 off) and Z7 ($700 off) have huge discounts, and so does the Panasonic G9 ($500 discount). There are deals on lenses too. The Canon 85mm f1.8 is down to a crazy low $269, and the 24-105 RF Mount is only $899. Nikon has discounts on their new Z glass (save $150 on the 35mm 1.8 Z), and Fujifilm has discounts on their X mount lenses as well. If you’re looking for lights, the eVOLV 200 is only $254.15, and the bundle with the XPLOR 600 and the eVOLV 200 is just $879! You can also get a bundle of 1500+ presets for only $29! Check out all the early Black Friday deals after the break. Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: The Battery-Powered XPLOR 600 (Non-TTL) Is Just $349!

If you want a battery-powered monolight, you should grab the XPLOR 600 (non-TTL) at this price while you can!

If you’ve been on the fence about buying a battery-powered monolight, now’s the time to jump down and buy! For a limited time, you’ll be able to grab the excellent Flashpoint XPLOR 600 (non-TTL) with a built-in R2 2.4GHz radio remote system for just $349! Yes, you read that right! This is a $200 discount off of its regular price. It has never been more affordable to get into the world of off-camera flash. Join us after the break for more details. Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: The Flashpoint XPLOR 400 Pro Is Just $419 (Ends Today)

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This is a screaming hot deal on the Flashpoint XPLOR 400 Pro TTL (save $230).

If you’ve had your eye on the excellent Flashpoint XPLOR 400 Pro TTL, today is the day you need to pick one up. Adorama is having a one day deal on this 400ws rechargeable monolight. The XPLOR 400 Pro TTL usually costs $649, but for today only, you can pick one up for only $419! This is easily one of the hottest deals you will find on this side of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Join us after the break for more information about this incredible deal. Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: Olympus Pen EPL8 Lens Kit $290, Save on Rokinon Lenses

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These early holiday camera deals and deep lens discounts will put a smile on your face.

If you’re looking for some pre-holiday bargains, you’re in the right place. There are some cracking deals right now like the Olympus Pen E-PL8. You can get this incredibly fun Micro Four Thirds camera with the M.Zuiko 14-442mm lens for just $289.99! That’s over $300 in savings! The Nikon Z6 with the FTZ adapter is only $1,696.95. The Canon EOS R has come down to $1,799, and the EOS RP is a steal at $999. There are also great deals on lenses from Rokinon like the 14mm f2.8 AF, which is only $579, and the 85mm f1.2, which has seen its price drop to just $799. There are also deals from Tamron, Lensbaby, IRIX, and Fujifilm. Come and check out all of the camera deals and lenses on sale after the break. Continue reading…