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Why Small Film Cameras Are The Ultimate Every Day Camera

This addiction of mine began a few years ago and continues into today; it helped spur a movement. Remember a few years ago how Fujifilm came onto the scene with cameras that had retro aesthetics, looked gorgeous and actually functioned well while doing it nowhere as expensive as Leica? Then Olympus hopped on board.

The Profoto B1X Is Promising the Widest HSS Flash Range, More Power

Profoto isn't calling the new Profoto B1X monolight an update, but instead it's a replacement in a pretty big way. Most importantly, the Profoto B1X is offering a lot more LED Modeling light power (which works great double duty for video) and 50% more power overall.

Cheap Photo: Portable Beauty Dishes on Sale

If you want to get out of the studio with your portraiture than having some easily portable lighting in your kit is essential. A great modifier for portraiture is the beauty dish thanks to the beautiful light that they produce.

Cheap Photo: Lots of Fujifilm Camera Savings Right Here

As photographers, not only are we always needing more storage to hold our digital images, but we are needing better ways to backup that data within our various workflows. One of the best ways to do this is with a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device that allows you to backup the data on your computer to a separate location within your home (or in some cases offsite).

4 Fixed Lens Cameras You Can Actually Use As Your Primary Shooter

It's easy for those of us with interchangeable lens cameras to look at fixed lens cameras with a bit of a scoff as we think to ourselves about how limiting and basic they are. It is true, for a long time fixed lens cameras were very much a staple of the consumer, and therefor less advanced, segment of the camera market.

Panasonic’s Digital Camera Business Named in Dwindling Profit Report

It's pretty insane to think that very soon, a very big camera manufacturer could fall--or at least that's what being hinted at with a new report about Panasonic's dwindling profits. In fact, six of the businesses under Panasonic aren't doing so great and one of those listed is the digital camera business.

Cheap Photo: Save Hundreds Off the Phottix Indra360!

TTL studio strobes are all of the rage these days in lighting circles and Phottix's Indra series is one of the more affordable options on the market that has been getting some good reviews. Currently you can pick up the Indra360 for over $400 off, a crazy good deal if you have been in the market for a set of these.

Cheap Photo: 3 Sony A7 Bodies On Sale

If you have been looking into picking up a Sony A7 series camera, maybe thinking about making the switch to mirrorless, than now may be the time for you to jump on that train. Two of Sony's latest high end A7 bodies, the A7r II and A7s II are both on sale right now, joining the original A7 which has been on its discounted $1000 price point for some time now.

Review: Rokinon 20mm f1.8 (Sony E Mount, FE)

Rokinon has for a while been the maker of affordable lenses capable of delivering very high quality photos--and the new Rokinon 20mm f1. 8 continues to hold the company to that very tradition. Like many of the company's other optics, you can expect some incredibly sharpness from this lens.

Review: Leica 40mm f2 Rokkor (Leica M Mount)

Most affectionately known as the lens that comes with the Leica CL, the Leica 40mm f2 Rokkor is also a bit of a hidden gem. To this day, it's one of the sharpest Leica lenses ever made and perhaps a lens that has held its value so well vs many other options on the market.

The Best Budget Lenses For Top Mirrorless Camera Systems

Budget lenses are a necessity for amateur and semi-professional photographers. Not everyone can afford to go out and drop $1000+ on a brand new lens, so the budget oriented shoppers look for lenses in that sub $1000 range to to really give them solid performance without breaking the bank.

Cheap Photo: Fujifilm, Canon, Nikon and Sony Savings For All

It has been a bit since we did a full cheap photo post, mostly thanks to myself being in Vegas for WPPI last week. So today we kick off your week with some great savings on everything from Instant prints to incredible cameras and lenses. Check it out!

Cheap Photo: Great Nikon, Olympus, Canon and Sony Savings

We hope that you all enjoyed your weekend, but that dreaded day that is Monday has returned and its back to work. But we figured we would give you a glimmer of joy today with some great deals on some of the gear that you have been looking to add to your kit.

Cheap Photo: Nikon Kits And ‘Tog Tech Deals

If you have been looking to switch over to the Nikon system, there are currently some good deals on Nikon kits available for stellar cameras like the D500 and D750, as well as more budget oriented options like the D3300.

Cheap Photo: Lens Savings For Team Red

There is always this constant ebb and flow of deals on a weekly basis, with deals popping up and fading away. Sometimes with few ever noticing they were there. That is why we have these Cheap Photo posts, to keep you all informed of the deals as we come across them, to save you money and help you maximize your photography budgets.

The Godox AD200 Witstro Monolight Gets Revealed

Godox recently revealed their AD200 Witstro monolight on Facebook; and the new monolight seems much different than most offerings out there already. For starters, it's a giant block--and has a flash head that is rectangular in shape vs the more traditional circular area.

Luminous Landscape Speculates DJI Bought Hasselblad

It’d be pretty insane for any of us to believe that a Chinese company purchased the aging and historical Hasselblad, but according to Kevin Raber over at Luminous Landscape, it seems to be the case.

Shooting Portraits with an f0.95 Lens on a Sony a7 II

It seems as if these days portrait photographers are concerned with two aspects of a lens above all else, its sharpness and its bokeh. To meet the needs of photographers who are looking for that ultra shallow depth of field and rich, creamy bokeh, companies like Mitakon have been releasing lenses in the .095 aperture range.

Cheap Photo: Continued Cyber Monday Week Deals To Be Had

Today we continue with our highlighting of the killer deals that are still available for Cyber Monday Week over on Amazon. Really, there are still some great deals to be had if you did not already drain your bank account completely over the course of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Cheap Photo: Sandisk and LaCie Savings To Whet Your Whistle

So the biggest shopping days of the year are now behind us, hopefully you got some great deals on items that you needed or wanted to gift. But just because the major deals are over doesn't mean the deals are done, today we have a great selection of good deals for those of you still looking to save some money.

Early Holiday Savings On Sony Cameras Ahead of The Big Weekend

We hope that you have been saving your spending money getting ready, because the deals this week are going to be coming fast and furious, starting today with some new Sony camera deals the company has announced ahead of the biggest shopping weekend of the year.

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.

Sample Photos: Sony RX100 Mv, Sony a99 II, Sony a6500

We've been in Austin with Sony for the past couple of days testing all their newest cameras out. Our Sony a99 II and Sony RX100 V first impressions have both been updates and hyperlinked accordingly, Below the jump, you can find a number of our sample images from the Sony a6500.

Review: Pentax K-1

The Pentax K-1 is a camera that is great in many ways. It offers features that Canon, Nikon and Sony just don't in a full frame DSLR while also keeping the price point fairly modest. Pentax's strategy for years was always to take professional grade features and bring them down to the consumer and enthusiast.

Review: Impact Venture VE-TTL (Sony Version)

In the past few years, Sony has been receiving more and more third party support in terms of flash support--Godox, Flashpoint, Phottix, Profoto and others have started supporting the system and the new Impact Venture VE-TTL monolight is one of the latest offerings to offer TTL support with Sony's flash system.

Cheap Photo: LG 27-Inch 4K IPS Monitor 25% Off

As sensor get higher and higher resolution, it is more important than ever that the modern photographer have enough pixels on their monitor to accurately display and work on their images. While 1080p monitors are still most popular, photographers should really be looking into QHD (2k) or UHD (4k) monitors for the best editing experience from a resolution perspective.

Cheap Photo: Panasonic LX100 Savings And More

Today's scavenger hunt for deals has turned up the following specials; including some great savings on Canon, Olympus, and Sony tech. Also be sure to check out the rest of the available deals through our quick links, it's a fast and easy way to save some major dough.

Cheap Photo: Big Savings on Lenses, Cameras and Tech

We all need tech -- be it monitors, SSD storage, powerbanks, etc. Today we highlight several great deals on some photographer-essential tech, so make sure to check it out, along with the rest of our deal links to discover some major savings for your wallet.

Sony анонсировала A99 Mark II

Новый флагман с байонетом А появится в продаже уже в ноябре. В честь 10-летия серии Alpha компания Sony объявила о выпуске новой SLT-камеры – A99 II. Новинка получила 5-осевую систему стабилизации изображения, возможность видеосъемки в 4К с битрейтом 100 Мбит/сек и снятием изображения со всей матрицы (как в Sony a6300 о которой мы недавно рассказывали), CMOS-матрицу […]

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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.

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Cheap Photo: Major Panasonic LX100 Deal, Save over $240

In terms of compact fixed lens cameras, one of the best out there right now is the Panasonic LX100 series, and for those interested you can get it for a great deal! Normally around the $800 mark this killer compact camera is currently on sale for under $550, but hurry, this one likely won't last long.

Sony Keeps Its Best Sensors for Its Own Cameras

Sony is one of the heavyweights in the camera sensor business and a company that produces sensors for rival camera companies, including Nikon. But when it comes to Sony’s best sensor designs, the company apparently keeps those precious sensors exclusively in-house for its own cameras.

Cheap Photo: Clock is Running Out on Holiday Deals

Well people, it is officially go time with just under two weeks until Christmas, if you have any more holiday shopping to do online you had better be doing it soon. As we all know shipping this time of year is a mess, and while 2 weeks is normally plenty of time to get something without pyaing for expitited shipping, this is the one time of year where that gets thrown out the window.

Phoblographer Breakfast: Our Favorite Pancake Lenses

Camera, just like breakfast, are better with pancakes, and so the theme of this post today is pancake lenses. Specifically, some of our favorites that we have reviewed over the years. Pancake lenses are a great way to keep your kit small and nimble for things like street photography or travel photography. Lets get into it.

Meet the A6500, Sony’s New Flagship APS-C Mirrorless

Sony's A6300 is one of the top performing APS-C cameras on the market, and is right up there with the likes of Fujifilm's X-Pro2 and X-T2 in many respects, but Sony has a new flagship APS-C offering it unveiled this morning, the new A6500.