The New Phottix Juno Transceiver Flash Will Work With All Camera Brands

The brand new Phottix Juno can come with an Ares II transmitter for only $149.99

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard or seen anything from Phottix, but with Photo Plus Expo coming up next week we were bound to see something like the new Phottix Juno. The Phottix Juno is the company’s latest transceiver flash unit that gives photographers a pretty darn affordable option vs Godox and Yongnuo. This flash is fully manual and therefore works with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, etc. Though it isn’t revolutionary, it also has the highly coveted side tripod socket that lets you mount it to 1/4 20 mounts.

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Ultra Budget Bokeh: 10 Creamy Lenses That Won’t Break Your Bank

We all love bokeh, after all, what’s not to like?! Actually, there is quite a bit not to like in the form of digits on the price tag. The best bokeh is not a cheap thing to attain, but with that said, bokeh is hardly extremely expensive either. Many lenses that are extremely affordable can offer you bokeh that fights above it’s pay grade.

You want to save money, we want to save you money, but you also want the best bokeh for your money. If that is the case, than this is the list for you, 10 ultra affordable lenses that will give you more bokeh than they should for the price.

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The Best Cheap Lenses for Shooting Concerts

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What does a photographer need from a lens when it comes to shooting concerts? To be honest, all you need is a fast prime lens with a semi-wide to normal field of view. Many concerts are held indoors (though there are surely a wealth of festivals held outside) and when you’re right up against the stage what you’ll need the most is the ability for your camera to soak up all the light it can and stop fast moving action. At the same time, you sometimes don’t want to spend a whole ton of money because your gear is sure to get banged up.

In a situation like this, you’re best off going with a solid prime lens. We went through out reviews index and scoured for affordable options for the photographer who wants to shoot concerts and eventually get into music shooting.

Here are some great affordable options for an aspiring concert photographer.

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First Impressions: PocketWizard Plus X

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Today, PocketWizard announced their new Plus X radio flash transmitters. The new (and super affordable) refresh is also one of the fastest in the company’s history. Luckily, the triggers are backwards compatible with the older ones as well. Some of the key features of the new Plus X are a claimed range of 1,600 feet, automatic sensing whether they should be in transmitter or receiver mode, a 100 hr battery life, 10 channels that can be controlled via the retro twist dial, a 3.5mm sync port, tri-color LED for a battery life indicator, camera triggering with another remote (which the Plus IIIs had) and more.

Our triggers just came in the door and we’ve had a little bit of playtime with them already. And so far they’re quite tempting–especially at the $99 price point.

 

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(UPDATE: PHOBLOGRAPHER READERS GET 10% OFF) Cheap Photo: The New Straps from !mo Are Beautifully Retro Vintage: Will Do Well In Your Instagram Feed

Talk about some beautiful and retro styled goodness, Rigu now has new straps in from !m0 (when you figure out how to pronounce it, please share). There are a bunch of different varieties with the cotton straps being able to hold 180lbs before they break (that weighs more than I do) and the neoprene ones can bench press 120lbs. The Neoprene also has some snazzy quick release buckles for faster strap transfers from one camera to another if you’re a collector like I am.

You can do a lot more than stare at these straps on your screen, as they’re available in a bunch of different varieties on Rigu’s page. And even I have to say that they’re pretty damned affordable.

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