9 Budget Friendly But Good Sony FE Mount Lenses (Under $600)

Here's the good news: we've tested loads and loads of lenses for Sony E mount; and you can see some in our database right here. And then there's better news: we've scoured through our reviews index to pick and choose some of the best lenses for the money if you're looking for entry level lenses and budget lenses.

First Impressions: Canon EOS RP (A $1299 Full Frame Camera)

Alas, we aren't being treated to Canon's high end EOS R camera, but with the Canon EOS RP we're getting a pretty interesting candidate in the mix. The Canon EOS RP is being aggressively priced at $1,299 and has the same sensor at the heart of the Canon 6D Mk II.

Cheap Photo: $1,099 Fujifilm X-T2 Kit, T6i Kit $569.95, and More

Are you looking for a new mate, I mean camera body this Valentines day? Perhaps you want to give one as a gift. If so you should check out the beautiful camera deals we have found for you. You'll fall head over heals in love with the Canon T6i which comes with a lens.

Six Low Cost Prime Lenses Perfect for Senior Portrait Photography

Senior portrait season is in full swing in the USA. Senior portraits (for those unfamiliar with them) are portraits of students who will be graduating from high school. This is a time honored tradition in the United States, and it really is an important milestone for students.

Cheap Photo: 5D Mk IV $1,999.99; Save Hundreds on Lenses, Tutorials

We all love getting new gear, but are we always getting the most out of it? In this edition of Cheap Photo we have found deals on guides and tutorials that will help you elevate your photography game, we've also found deals on great cameras too that you can use to put your new skills to the test.

Photographers: We’re Blowing This Onion Ring Bokeh Thing Out of Proportion

Have you heard of onion bokeh? If you've been speaking to those within the more tech oriented side of the industry in the past few months, you'll have heard a whole lot about this. It's the new thing that photographers and engineers have been perfectly okay with for years and years but now suddenly aren't--and in all candidness, I think that it's one of the dumbest things that I've heard in years. 

Cheap Photo: Nikon D810 Over $1,000 Off, Canon EOS R $1,939, and More

If you're in the market for a DSLR or Mirrorless camera stay tuned because we've found more crazy camera deals for you. A Nikon D810 for just $1,629. 95, and a Canon 5D Mk iV for $2,159! Those are hot deals! You can also pick up a Canon EOS R for $1,939, a Sony A7 III for $1,829.

3 Full Frame Cameras Around $1,000 to Step up to From APS-C

Full Frame cameras can be quite expensive to purchase, and that's one of the main reasons why a lot of first time buyers opt to go with a DSLR or Mirrorless camera that has an APS-C sensor. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that at all as there are some fine APS-C cameras on the market, but there are some Full Frame gems out there that cost right around $1,000 that will beat most APS-C offerings when it comes to overall image quality, and low light performance.

Five Great 50mm Lenses Under $600 to Improve your Photography in 2019

If you were lucky enough to get your hands on a new camera over the holiday period, congratulations. Chances are your new camera came with some kit lenses. While kit lenses are much better today than they were in the past, your still going to want to upgrade to better lenses as soon as you can.

5 Great 50mm Lenses Under $600 to Improve your Photography in 2019

If you were lucky enough to get your hands on a new camera over the holiday period, congratulations. Chances are your new camera came with some kit lenses. While kit lenses are much better today than they were in the past, your still going to want to upgrade to better lenses as soon as you can.

Did Canon Miss the Memo That Says Mirrorless Lenses Are Meant to Be Smaller?

When Canon introduced their new Mirrorless cameras earlier on this year (The EOS R) one of the stand out features was that the lens mount was so huge. While other manufacturers like Sony have made all things Mirrorless smaller, the late comer to the Mirrorless party seems to have decided that bigger is better.

3 Mirrorless Cameras Under $600 That are Ahead of Smartphones

Have you been using your cell phone as your main camera? Are you thinking about buying yourself, or perhaps someone else their first real camera? Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to spend a lot of money in order to really break out into the world of photography.

Just Remember: Sony, Canon, and Nikon are Nothing Without Their Lenses

There have been posts and videos online debating whether or not a user should go out and get a Sony a7 III, a Canon EOS R or a Nikon z6. My honest answer: Don't get any of them. Sony has better products on the higher end, much better! Canon has yet to create a higher end camera.

Пресс-конференции Sony и Panasonic — 7 января

Обе компании представят свои продукты перед началом CES 2019. И Sony, и Panasonic запланировали проведение пресс-конференций на 7 января, перед началом CES 2019 (8-12 января) в Лас-Вегасе. По слухам, Sony начнет анонсировать продукты, позволяющие снимать видео в формате 8К.

Cheap Photo: The Fujifilm X-T2 with Kit Lens for Only $1,399

The clock is ticking on some of the most amazing photography deals we have ever seen. If you're looking for a tablet to view and edit your photos on you can pick up the latest gen 32GB 9. 7 inch iPad for just $249! If you're looking for a new camera you're in luck.

5 Wallet Friendly 50mm Prime Lenses That Will Help You Grow as a Photographer

There are so many lens choices available to photographers today it can honestly be quite hard to know where to turn when it comes to lenses. Do you stick with the telephoto and zoom style lenses like the ones that came with your camera, or do you enter the world of prime lenses? We can tell you right up front that if you're serious about your photography, and if you want to improve, prime lenses are the way to go, and the 50mm focal length is the perfect place to start your prime journey.

Sony — лидер на полнокадровом рынке Японии

В последние 12 месяцев Sony удалось добиться первенства на рынке, у Nikon дела идут хуже, чем у Canon. График, составленный компанией BCNranking, показывает точные цифры продаж полнокадровых фотокамер по данным 2/3 всех японских магазинов (с октября 2017 по октябрь 2018).

Cheap Photo: All of the Best Cyber Monday Camera Deals and More

If you have been waiting to buy a new camera, now it the time to strike. Cyber Monday is jam packed with amazing camera deals such as the incredible Sony A7R II for just $1,598, the Canon 6D Mk II with battery grip for just $1,299, and the Sony A7 II with 28-70mm lens for an amazingly low $998! There are also deals on the Nikon D3500 with two zoom lenses for $496.

Fixing the Bad Grip on Sony’s Mirrorless Cameras

Sony’s a7 and a9 series of mirrorless cameras have a bad reputation for their grip ergonomics, and rightly so. I love my Sony a7 III and it’s still the best camera on the market for my particular needs, but the grip just isn’t anywhere near as good as what you find on a pro DSLR. […]

Canon EOS-R продается лучше, чем Nikon Z7

Sony потеряла долю рынка полнокадровых беззеркалок, но по-прежнему владеет большей его частью. BCN, японская компания, занимающаяся маркетинговыми исследованиями, опубликовала первые итоги “войны полнокадровых беззеркалок”: на каждую покупку Nikon Z7 приходятся две покупки Canon EOS-R (по крайней мере, в Японии).

Opinion: I Dream of a Camera with a CCD Sensor Again

Digital photography in my opinion has become too simple; and that's fine if you're a beginner but I also think that it breeds a number of bad habits based solely on human laziness. You may call it evolution, but in the world of communications and journalism there is the idea that as we create technology, we become the technology.

Sony: Да, мы снова займемся APS-C

Sony подтвердила возврат к работе над камерами с матрицей формата APS-C. Бесконечные (и оправданные) жалобы пользователей на то, что Sony уделяет мало внимания поддержке камер с матрицами формата APS-C, наконец-то возымели эффект.

Ключевые моменты с пресс-конференции Sony на Photokina 2018

Sony: новые объективы, новый оптический элемент и новые возможности автофокусировки. Ключевые моменты с пресс-конференции Sony на Photokina: автофокус по глазам животных, 12 новых объективов (пока без подробностей, сказано, что «скоро» у Sony будет не 48 объективов, а 60), новый оптический элемент XA.

Adapter Review: Fringer EF-FX Pro (Tested on the Fujifilm X Pro 2)

Adapting DSLR lenses of all kinds to your mirrorless camera has long been one of the coolest things about going mirrorless. It has also made that process of transferring from an old DSLR system to a newer mirrorless one that much easier of a process for a lot of photographers.

What the Canon EOS R Needs Via Firmware Updates

Let's be frank here, one of the only ways that the Canon EOS R will really truly survive beyond the glorious lens selection with this much competition is through constant support of the camera. Look at Fujifilm--you can purchase a Fujifilm X-T2 and at the end of the camera's life cycle you can feel like you've got a brand new camera due to how Fujifilm treats their customers.


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.

Samsung Ramping Up Image Sensor Output to Overtake Sony for #1

Sony is the 800-pound gorilla of camera sensors these days, boasting a global market share of around 50% in late 2017, but increased competition may be looming on the horizon. Samsung is reportedly ramping up its image sensor production capacity with a goal of overtaking Sony for the #1 spot. South Korea’s ETNews reports that […]

Cheap Photo: Panasonic’s LX100 Is A Killer Deal Right Now

The Panasonic LX100 is one of our favorite semi-pocketable compact cameras. This class of high end compacts offer great image quality and build quality, while also being incredibly compact and portable, making them great travel and family cameras for when the full DSLR/Mirrorless kit is just overkill.