The weather outdoors is starting to heat up around here, and while you may feel the urge to go take advantage of that, why not take a quick second and have look at these excellent lens and camera deals that are currently available from Nikon and Sony.
I got my first camera long before I knew what to do with it. It was nearly 20 years ago, and I used it to document mostly class trips and sports days in school. My first serious foray into the photography world was in freshman year of college.
Fathers Day, the one day each year where celebrate the men that brought us into this world. Men love their gear and their gadgets, and as you would expect, this means there are some killer deals going on right now as companies compete to try and win some of the many Fathers Day dollars that will be spent.
There are a ton of lens and camera deals flying around right now. Nikon, Fujifilm, Rokinon, all have some great deals going on, but featured in our post today we are taking a look at some great savings on Sony lenses that can currently be had:
No, this isn't the Sony a7, but the Minolta a7 is perhaps one of the best film Alpha mount cameras that you can still get your hands on used. While the Minolta a9 is considered the flagship, there are features built into the Minolta a7 that can make it much more appealing.
Men like their gadgets, and that includes cameras, tech, and related items. This fact is not lost on the industry so as we eek closer to Fathers Day more and more deals of note have begun to pop up. Here are some that stood out to us in the crowd:
One of the problems with digital photography for years has been high ISO output. While it's become much better when you look at the photos on a screen, it's still not perfect when it comes to printing.
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.
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.
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.
So you have your new Sony mirrorless camera and you are wanting to get into shooting better portraits, what should you have in your kit? Let's put together the essential budget portrait kit for Sony mirrorless shooters.
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).
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.
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.
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.
When professionals and advanced amateurs find themselves shopping for photography gear they are often looking for one item or two, bundles and kits are usually pointless because they already have many of the extra included items.
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.
Medium format cameras are so incredibly expensive though they're surely starting to come down in price. For many, they're considered the pinnacle of making it as a professional photographer.
The 50mm focal length is without a doubt one of the most common and popular focal lengths in regular rotation these days. As such, many new photographers are looking to get into the 50mm arena with a fast F1.
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.
I know, I know, we just featured that big Lexar deal. But we also know that many of you only buy Sandisk memory cards, and so today we have some Sandisk deals that you should see as well.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Chances are that a lot of you may have picked up a sweet deal on a Sony A7 series camera or kit while those holiday deals were hot, so now you may find yourself wondering about where to go next after your kit lens.
No doubt the Fujifilm X-T2 was one of the most widely acclaimed mirrorless cameras of 2016, and the X-Pro2 despite being for a more niche market, did well in its own right since launching around this time last year.
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.
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.
Time for our first real cheap photo post of the new year! Let me first say that we had a great year in 2016 as far as keeping you all updated on the latest deals and savings, and we hop to continue that trend in 2017.
Impossible is trying their best to bring back that classic Polaroid film and ecosystem, but I think it would be safe to say that the king of instant film photography currently is Fujifilm's Instax line.
Is it almost the weekend again? Well, in case you are interested in some holiday shopping, or maybe kit shopping, from the comfort of your couch we have a great selection of deals for you to take a look at today.
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.
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.
Meyer-Optik Gorlitz has announced the upcoming release of its all-new Nocturnus II 50mm f/0. 95 Lens for Sony E-Mount. With scheduled shipping for January 2017, the lens is currently available for pre-order at camera stores worldwide.
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.
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.
It's the week we have all been waiting for, holiday deal season for 2016 has officially begun and some of your favorite brands are already jumping into the fray with some great holiday savings ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]