Cheap Photo: The Sony a7r III Got a Nice Price Drop

The great thing about new cameras being released all the time is that the previous generation cameras can be had on the cheap, and guess what? They're still as impressive as the day they were made. Case in point.

Are Cheap Lenses Really Worth it for Photographers?

When you're first starting out as a photographer, the appeal of cheap lenses is really high. I mean, how else are you going to take better pictures without actually learning how to do something with your camera or lighting? There are tons of cheap lenses out there on the market.

Bang for Your Buck: 7 Cheap Mirrorless Cameras for First Time Buyers

Buying your first camera can be a daunting experience. The camera market is filled with a whole host of option these days. Honestly, it can be a real pain trying to figure out what Mirrorless cameras are worth taking a look at, but, that's where this roundup comes in to play.

Should Sony Release an A99 III or Are DSLRs Dead to Them and Others?

The debate about whether or not DSLRs are on their way out seems to be getting louder and louder with each and every passing day. It's almost impossible to jump online and visit message boards without seeing someone proclaim that Mirrorless is the new king and that DSLRs are dead.

A $35,600 Kodak Camera and Others That Tell the Story of 9/11

The terrible events that unfolded in New York City on September 11th, 2001, sent shock waves around the globe. The unthinkable had happened, and terror was brought to our doorstep. New York City streets were filled with citizens who were fleeing the chaos that was unfolding around them.

Could One of the Big Camera Companies Die in the Next Two Years?

Earlier on this year, Canon stated that the declining camera market had forced them to change their entire business strategy because of the rise of smartphone photography. Other manufacturers such as Fujifilm came out and said we don't see a market decline at all.

Will Adding IBIS to Cameras Really Help Canon?

One of the most significant innovations when it comes to cameras over the last 5 or so years has been the introduction of in-body image stabilization. Sony, of course, has this technology in their a77 II DSLR, and so did Pentax in the K1, K1 II, but other companies, like Canon, have for some reason overlooked the technology and have instead opted to focus on lens image stabilization.

The Very Best Camera Sensors According to DXOMark (August 2019)

If you're in the market for a new camera and want to spend your hard-earned cash on one that has been thoroughly tested in both lab settings and in the real world, you need to see this roundup. We have put together a list of the top 10 performing camera sensors according to the guys and gals over at DXOMark.

Cheap Photo: X-H1 w/Grip $999, A7II $898, Cheap Film Presets and More

If you have been looking to get your hands on a new camera, now is the time to do it. The hottest deals of the summer so far have just landed and we have them here for you. The Fujifilm X-H1 with battery grip can be picked up for just $999! The Sony A7II body can be yours for $898, and with the 28-70mm lens for only $998.

5 Affordable Full Frame Cameras for Professional Photographers

After a recent post about APS-C cameras that are used by professional photographers, we were contacted by a reader who wanted to point out that there are Full Frame cameras that can be picked up for around the same price as the most expensive APS-C cameras that we listed.

6 APS-C Cameras Used by Professional Photographers

The current buzz word in a lot of photography realms is Full-Frame. The reason behind this is that the big three (Sony, Canon, Nikon) have been focusing on Full-Frame Mirrorless cameras more than anything else.

Cheap Photo: Save $800 on the Nikon D810, Sigma 50mm F1.4 $200 Off

New camera releases sure are exciting, but new models are expensive. Fear not though because new models mean that the still incredible older camera bodies receive huge discounts. The announcement of the Sony a7r IV (which you can pre-order) has made the price cut hammer fall, and there are camera deals galore right now.

Canon Needs This If They Want a Successful Mirrorless Camera System

If you've been shooting photos seriously for a very long time, you'll remember some of the first lenses that you used. And if you're like me, one of your first serious lenses was a nifty 50. If you're a former or current Canon user, then you probably started with the nifty 50--their fantastic 50mm f1.

The Sigma 35mm f1.2 DG DN Art Lens is Real; and So Are Others!

Today, Sigma announced their much anticipated Sigma 35mm f1. 2 DG DN Art Lens along with a new 45mm and more. Sigma's 35mm didn't really seem all that real but considering what the company has been doing to try to stand apart from other manufacturers, we're not shocked.

The Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art Lens Is Real, and So Are Others!

Today, Sigma announced their much anticipated Sigma 35mm f1. 2 DG DN Art Lens along with a new 45mm and more. Sigma's 35mm didn't really seem all that real but considering what the company has been doing to try to stand apart from other manufacturers, we're not shocked.

Review: IRIX 150mm f2.8 Dragonfly Macro Lens (The Bokeh King)

When IRIX first announced that their Dragonfly series of lenses would be a bit in between their Blackstone and their Firefly lenses, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Then I got to see it for a bit at Photo Plus East last year and my beliefs were a bit more positive.

Review: Capture One Editorial Color Grading Style Pack

The Capture One Editorial Color Grading Style Pack is perhaps the company's best offering so far; and if you were to purchase any single style pack from the company, I'd immediately tell you to spring for this one.

The Latest Panasonic S1, S1R Firmware Increases IS to 6.5 Stops

One of the truly wonderful things with newer Mirrorless cameras, and the ultra competitive market that they have created is the frequency at which the cameras are now updated via new firmware. Both Sony and Fujifilm have proven to be leaders when it comes to adding new functionality to their cameras in a timely manner, but today it's Panasonic's turn to show everyone that they want to play ball too.

DXOMark: The Top 10 Camera Sensors Change Yet Again for June 2019

It's that time of the month again where we take a quick look at the top 10 performing camera sensors according to the guys and gals over at DXOMark. For the second month in a row, there is a newcomer to the top 10 list, and we're sure that as DXOMark continue to put newer cameras through their assault course, there will be more camera sensors shaking things up in the coming months.

Cheap Photo: The Fujifilm X-T2 is Just $799 For a Few More Days + More

If you want to score some bargains you've come to the right place. We have found some amazing camera deals, and sales on lenses and software for you. You have until June 30th to grab a Fujifilm X-T2 for just $799, and the Fujifilm 60mm Macro for only $399! The Nikon Z6 is down to just $1,796.

The Leica Q2 Takes 10th Spot in the DXOMark Sensor League Table

The Leica Q2 came out earlier this year and it won over many due to its good looks, its massive 47. 3 Megapixel sensor, and of course, the gorgeous Leica glass that's attached to the front of it. The Guys and gals over at DXOMark have now had time to put the camera through its paces, and they have given it their final grade.

In the Age of Mirrorless, Do We Really Need APS-C DSLR Cameras?

The APS-C DSLR has been a gateway camera for many photographers, and some higher spec'd APS-C DSLR models are still used by professionals, and hobbyists alike due to their rugged bodies, and good overall performance, but with Canon choosing to kill of their sports and action centered EOS 7D models one has to wonder if APS-C DSLR models are coming to the end of the road.

Sony обошла Nikon, Canon на очереди

Я прекрасно понимаю, что примерно для трети фотографов важно, чем ты снимаешь, поэтому сегодняшняя новость немного поиграет на нервах как у религиозных кенонистов, так и идейных никонистов. Я сам на Sony уже полгода не снимаю, но новость для меня и для всех очень отрадная. Sony вышла на второе место по продажам в мире.

The 10 Best Performing Camera Sensors Per DXOMark (May 2019)

Things are starting to move and shake over at DXOMark. A new camera has bullied its way into the top 10 performing camera sensor league table, and the new camera has left seven other cameras in its wake as it shot up the charts to third place.

Sony Overtakes Nikon for the #2 Spot Behind Canon

Sony’s goal of becoming the #1 camera brand by 2021 is now one step closer. The company has announced that it has overtaken Nikon in worldwide interchangeable-lens camera revenue, putting it in the #2 spot behind Canon.

Will DSLR Deserters Really Leave Mirrorless Cameras in Two Years?

Mirrorless is the future. Mirrorless is the best. DSLRs are dead! These are things we all hear every single day in the photography world, but there are some out there who believe otherwise. There is no doubt that further (much further) down the line, Mirrorless cameras will likely kill of the DSLR, but Ricoh believes that the mighty DSLR will put up a heck of a fight along the road to inevitability, in fact they are so confident that they think DSLR deserters will return to the cameras two years after leaving for the promised land of Mirrorless. Join us after the break for more details.

How My Journey For a Perfect Camera Landed me on Pentax’s Doorstep

We are always in search of the perfect camera. We read reviews, we watch videos, we drool over spec sheets, and we marvel at all the things that modern cameras can do. It is so easy to get caught up in the the new camera spec wars these days that it can be easy to take a wrong turn down the camera highway.

9 Powerful, Entry Level Cameras Perfect For Beginners and Beyond

When the term entry-level was muttered by photographers in years gone by, one would instantly think of incredibly poor performing, nothing to write home about cameras that really didn't inspire anyone to pick up the thing to create images, but my how times change.

Cheap Photo: The Sony a7 II Costs Just $898 Right Now

These camera deal from Canon, Nikon and Sony all expire on June 1st, so if you have been thinking about picking up a new camera with a huge discount you need to hurry. Act now and you'll be able to save $300 on the Mirrorless Canon M50 with lens.


UPDATE: Sony Will Be at PhotoPlus Expo 2019

PhotoPlus 2019 is only a month and a half away, meaning the exhibitor list and floor plan should be all-but-finalized. Which is why it was shocking to discover that there is no Sony booth on the floor plan, and the company is not listed as an exhibitor either. However, Sony tells PetaPixel that they WILL […]

Cheap Photo: Nikon, Fuji, Sony Announce New Savings

Father's Day is coming up and if you are looking to get your hands on the next addition to your father's photography kit then you are in luck because several companies including Nikon, Sony and Fujifilm have just launched new savings on some of their most popular gear.

Cheap Photo: Rokinon Blowout Sale!

Rokinon has developed a reputation for great image quality and even better prices. Today we are excited to share these incredible blowout deals on some of Rokinon's most popular lenses, which were already great deals in their own right.

Cheap Photo: Panasonic, Sony and Fujifilm Savings For All!

Not to be outdone by Sony and Fujifilm, Panasonic has some deals going on right now as well on some of their excellent micro four thirds cameras and lenses. If you have been thinking about jumping into the Panasonic system, then maybe now is a good time.

Sony’s Budget $600 85mm f/1.8 Lens Can Keep Up with $1,200+ Lenses

If you’re looking for an 85mm portrait lens for your Sony full-frame e-mount camera, you should seriously consider the ‘budget’ FE 85mm f/1.8 Sony announced back in February. It might have seemed like an afterthought, but this $600 lens can keep up with glass more than twice its price. Photographer Manny Ortiz recently got his […]

The Photographer’s Guide to Budget Friendly Portrait Lenses

Photography is for sure one of the most popular niches of photography, with many people getting into photography specifically to learn how to shoot better portraits. This not only makes portrait photography a popular starting point for beginners but also a popular target for lens manufacturers when designing lenses.

Portrait Lens Shootout: Sony 85mm f/1.4 vs 70-200mm f/2.8

What’s better for portraits? Is it the versatility of a great 70-200mm f/2. 8 zoom lens, or the bright bokeh-tastic performance of a solid 85mm f/1. 4 lens? That’s what photographer Manny Ortiz set out to discover this week.

Photojournalists Ask Camera Brands for Encrypted Cameras

A new open letter signed by over 150 filmmakers and photojournalists is asking major camera companies to build encryption features into digital cameras and the photos they produce. The letter was published today by the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which “protects and defends adversarial journalism in the 21st century.” They were sent directly to […]

Cheap Photo: Getting Ready For Those Holiday Vibes

It's not quite peak gift shopping time yet, but the deals are coming, fast an furious. Some are limited time, so make sure to check them out and check back often for the latest deals so you don't miss out on the deal of the season.

Five Fast Focusing 50mm Lenses For Mirrorless Cameras

One of the most popular lens focal lengths out there is the 50mm--but they're sometimes worthless if they can't focus quickly. Whether you're a professional or hobbyist photographer, there isn't a reason why you wouldn't want to have a fast focusing 50.

Incredible Deal: The Sony FE 50mm F1.8 for $198!

Sony's FE 5omm F/1.8 is not only one of the best deals in the FE lineup right now, it is also a killer lens in terms of image quality. Amazon has an insane deal on this lens right now bringing the price tag under $200, down from the already great normal price of $250.


Nikon Thinks It Can Become #1 in Full-Frame ‘Quite Soon’

2018 has been the year the mirrorless camera war exploded, with Canon, Nikon, and even Panasonic unveiling new full-frame mirrorless cameras to compete against the current champ Sony. Canon and Nikon have already taken a chunk out of Sony’s lead, but Nikon has much loftier ambitions: it believes it can become #1 in full-frame cameras […]

Why Canon Shooters (Still) Need to Consider Sony Cameras

When it comes to architecture and interior photography, it’s generally best practice to shoot using a tripod. There are several obvious reasons why, mostly due to being able to shoot effectively with slower shutter speeds and to compose your images more precisely.

Sony is Now #1 in Full-Frame Cameras in the US

Sony just announced that it is now #1 in the United States in the full-frame interchangeable lens camera market, overtaking Canon in both units sold and dollars generated in the first half of 2018. Sony says that 4 out of every 10 full-frame cameras sold during the period were made by Sony. Here’s a chart […]

The Nikon D850’s Sensor is Made by Sony: Report

The Nikon D850 contains one of the most highly regarded sensors on the market today, and Nikon has touted the fact that it was designed entirely by Nikon and not simply an off-the-shelf sensor. But in case you were wondering who its manufactured by, a new report has now concluded that it’s a Sony-made sensor. […]

Canon is Now in the Sensor Business: 120MP Monster Unleashed

Canon is now officially in the business of selling sensors. Third-party companies can now purchase three of Canon’s state-of-the-art sensors, including the 120-megapixel monster that has received a significant amount of attention in recent years.

Phase One’s New Drone Camera is First to Pack 100MP Sony BSI Sensor

Phase One has announced the iXM 100MP, a 100-megapixel medium format camera for drones that’s the first camera to feature Sony’s 100MP backside-illuminated (BSI) 44x33mm sensor. It’s “a breakthrough aerial camera platform driven by the world’s fastest medium-format imaging sensor,” Phase One says.