ASUS Shows Off New Monitors and PCs for Photographers at CES 2021

New ASUS Ryzen, Intel-powered PCs, and a new monitor with a unique feature will be released early in 2021.

We talk a lot about new cameras and lenses, but we seldom discuss the importance of your editing rigs. With cameras becoming more powerful and file sizes becoming bigger, having a pretty beefy PC is important. Having color-accurate monitors is also vital if you want your work to look its best. CES 2021 is virtual this year, but it doesn’t stop us from looking at the new gear that will be arriving. ASUS is looking to continue helping photographers and creators with new PCs. There’s even a new monitor that should help speed up editing as well. Join us after the break for all the details.

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Kingston Tackles the Issue of Big RAW File Sizes, But At What Cost?

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This storage tech from Kingston is great, but it seems like the future of photo editing and creating will be pricey.

New technology is always fantastic. We have been spoiled quite a bit in the photography industry over the last few years in this regard. There’s no doubt about that. More powerful cameras with larger sensors than ever before are here, and they’re relatively affordable. However, we often overlook our computers and just how powerful they have to be to deal with the files that these cameras create. Dealing with large file sizes from photography and cinematography can be tricky. Still, Kingston is working towards dealing with this issue. Their new Ghost Tree PCIe 4.0 NVMe promises blazing fast read and write speeds (7,000MB/s), but at what cost? Join us as we talk about the new drive and discuss just how expensive photo editing may become in the near future.

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Windows PCs: 3 Great iMac and Macbook Alternatives for Photographers

There are a few Windows PCs on the market geared towards photographers and creatives that give the Macbook and iMac a run for their money.

For quite some time, Macbooks and iMacs have been favored by photographers and creatives due to their ease of use and excellent product support, but times are changing. Many PC manufacturers are now creating Windows PCs aimed directly at a market Apple has been cultivating for years. We have to say there are now some fantastic Windows laptops and desktops on the market that give iMacs and Macbooks a great run for their money. We have rounded up all of the Windows PCs we have reviewed so that you can see if the time has come for you to make the switch, or if you need to replace your older computer.

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A Fire Spitting Creator’s Laptop: Razer Blade Studio 15 2020 Review

The Razer Blade Studio 2020 will make an excellent alternative to Apple products for creatives who can stomach the price and the big elephant in its room.

We had some rather nice things to say about the Razer Blade Studio 15 in 2019 when we reviewed it, and we have some great things to say about the 2020 model as well. Razer has made some important changes to the computer both on top of and under the hood, which should make this laptop a dream for creators. Does the 2020 model warrant a price increase over last year’s model, and does the average photographer need this much raw power in their laps? Find out in our full review of the Razer Blade Studio 2020 laptop.

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Cheap Photo: Up to $2,300 Off MacBooks, 1500 Presets $29, and More

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If you need a new editing setup, check out these hot computer deals on Macbook Pros, Microsoft Surface laptops, and more.

If your current computer is huffing and puffing its way through your editing sessions, it may be time for a new one. The good news is there are some crazy deals on laptops at the moment. You can save $2,300 on this loaded Apple MacBook Pro, and you can pick up a Microsoft Surface Pro for only $899. This 12″ Apple MacBook for just $999 is a steal as well. There are also deals on PC accessories, like the small Wacom Intuos tablet and pen for just $139, the Loupedeck for Lightroom is only $169, and this calibrated BenQ 4k monitor is only $449. You can also score a bundle of over 1,500 Lightroom presets for just $29. Come in and check out all of the computer deals and more.

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New Computers Announced at CES 2020 Will Make Creators Lives Easier

The computers we are seeing at CES 2020 show that technology in this space is advancing at a rapid pace.

The annual consumer electronics show (CES) kicked off earlier this week, and there have already been some exciting announcements in regard to upcoming photography gear like the Nikon D780. Another segment that has caught our eye, though, is the computer segment. Unless you still shoot film, you need a computer to access and process your RAW files. Some fascinating laptops will be hitting shelves in the not too distant future, which could really help with creating media and photo editing. Join us after the break to see some of the most radical computers announced at CES 2020 so far.

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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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Grab a New Apple or Windows PC on The Cheap This Black Friday

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If you’re in the market for a new workstation, check out these Black Friday computer deals.

The Black Friday price-cutting ax has fallen on computers as well as cameras, which means you can score a heck of a deal on Windows-based PCs, Apple computers, and monitors. The 13″ Apple Macbook Air with Retina Display and 8GB of RAM is a steal at $1,199, and the 128GB iPad Mini with Wi-Fi and LTE should be snapped up quickly as its price is just $329.99! The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 with an i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a type cover is only $999.99. There are also great deals on monitors like the  LG 27″4K IPS display for a crazy low price of just $269.99. Come in and check out all of the Black Friday computer deals. Continue reading…

An 8-Core Surface Laptop 3 Could Be What Photographers Need

The Surface Laptop 3 might be powered by an 8-Core AMD processor that would churn through RAW files with ease.

Cameras have become much more powerful in the last couple of years, and as a result of this, they create much larger RAW files than they used to. This is a good thing: it means that the images captured are packed with detail that would not be there otherwise. The downside to this is that you need more powerful computers to process these images efficiently. Fortunately, computers are also becoming much more potent. Microsoft may be readying an AMD powered Surface Laptop 3 that will handle huge RAW files without breaking much of a sweat. Continue reading…

LaCie’s New Rugged SSDs Are Tough Enough to be Used in Any Location

If you’re tough on your gear or work in demanding environments, you might want to check out these new LaCie Rugged SSDs.

In the past, taking hard drives out into the field was always a little scary: they generally do not like to be bumped around. But SSDs have solved this problem. Today, LaCie has announced a new line of SSDs that are ready for drops, water, dust, and just about any abuse you can throw at them. The new LaCie Rugged SSDs come in three flavors; the Rugged SSD Pro, The Rugged SSD, and the Rugged BOSS SSD. Join us after the break for all the details. Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: Sigma 35mm F1.4 $699, iPad Pro $499, and Much More

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We’ve found a ton of great photography deals and put them all in one place for you.

If you’re looking to pick up a new lens, or need some new accessories to aid in your photographic journey, you’ve come to the right place. We have found some great photography deals for you. The excellent Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Art has a discount of $200, which bring it down to just $699! The Sigma 24-105mm f4 Art is down to only $779 for both Canon and Nikon cameras. You can also get a great deal on a 10.5″ Apple iPad Pro. Right now, this tablet is only $499! Then there are deals on an anti-theft camera holster, which is only $9.99 (regular $59.95), and the Think Tank Urban Approach shoulder camera bag is a steal at $49.99. Come and see all of the other incredible savings and photography deals we have found after the break. Continue reading…

What Photographers Would Like to See in a 16 Inch MacBook Pro

Apple appears to be getting ready to release a new 16-inch MacBook Pro, but photographers and media creators probably expect more than a little extra screen space. (Images used with Creative Commons permission)

Apple MacBook Pro fans may well be in for a treat in the last few months of the year. It appears that the Cupertino based company has placed orders with screen manufacturers for a new 16-inch retina display for what could be a new 16 inch MacBook Pro. While the extra bump in screen size will be helpful, photographers are hoping that a refreshed MacBook Pro will come with a little more than just a thinner bezel. Join us after the break to see what we think a MacBook Pro will need for it to be a photographer and photo editor dream machine. Continue reading…

Under $1,000: Five PCs That Can Handle Your Toughest Photo Editing

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You don’t have to spend a fortune on a PC for photo editing.

Tired of your current desktop or laptop sounding like a jet engine while photo editing in Lightroom, Capture One 12, or any other photo editing software? If so, it may be time for a new computer, but don’t be fooled into thinking that you need to drop a few grand to get a machine that can get the job done. If you’re in the market for a pre-built desktop PC, or a laptop that will get through tough photo editing sessions like a boss, check out this roundup of computers that cost less than $1,000 each. Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: All of the Best Photography Gear Sales for Memorial Day

Save on some of the best photography gear around this Memorial Day.

Whether you’re looking for a new camera, some new glass, a new computer or tablet to edit your photos with, or just need a new tripod, we have found some of the best deals on photography gear you’ll find this Memorial Day. A new Canon 5D IV can be yours for $2,799, the Nikon Z6 Mirrorless camera is a steal at $1,796.95, and the full frame Sony A7 II is just $898. Looking for something cheaper? The A6000 is a bargain at $398! A new iPad Pro can be picked up for $799, and a 13 inch Macbook Pro is another great buy at $999 ($299 discount). There are also exceptional deals on Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Fujifilm lenses, and on a ton of accessories. Come and check out all of the huge Memorial Day savings on photography gear after the break.
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Cheap Photo: Save $500 on the Fujifilm X-T2; Sony A7II Kit $1,198 + More

Camera deals, sales on lenses, and even huge Macbook deals; yep we’ve got them all.

Looking for some superb camera deals, huge discounts on lenses, and sales on accessories and more? If so, you’re in the right place. There are great camera deals like the Panasonic G85 with a 12-60mm lens for just $697.99, and the Sony A7II Kit is only $1,198! The Sony a6000 is a steal at $389, and so is the Canon T6i kit which is only $578! Need a new computer to edit your images on? You can save up to $300 on a new Macbook Pro! There are also huge savings to be had on lenses from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic and more too! Continue reading…

iMac Pro Reviews Are Coming In; Should Photographers Be Considering It?

Apple’s iMac Pro has hit the reviews circuit, and so far all looks positive. But photographers should be looking elsewhere. 

Apple’s iMac line of desktops has long been a popular choice for creatives, and photographers in particular. So when Apple announced their iMac Pro many of you were happy to see a new pro-level iMac coming to the marketplace. Well, the reviews on Apple’s new all-in-one desktop solution are coming in, and while the reviews are positive to say the least, one thing is abundantly clear to us…

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The Best Computer Mice For Photographers (Mid 2017)

Let’s be real here, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the next computer mouse that you are going to buy. But the fact remains that these are a very important tool for interacting with you computer, be it a desktop or laptop, and having a quality mouse can be the difference between an enjoyable editing session or a frustrating one.

So what are the mice out there that you should be looking at if you are in the market? Today we will take a look at several options that we think make a lot of sense for photographers. So let’s get into it! Continue reading…

Phoblographer Back to School Special

As August winds down here in Austin you see more and more cars on the road. Students come in from all over to start their Fall semester at the University of Texas. If you are a student interested in photography and made some money over the summer you might be wondering what to spend it on. See what are photography gear picks are for college students after the jump.

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