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Op Ed: What I’d Love to See in a Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

When the reports of a brand new Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless Camera were hitting the newswires, I became very excited at the possibilities. It means that Nikon is once again doing something incredibly brave since the creation of their 1 Series cameras and even with making all their newest lenses part of their new E moniker.

Cheap Photo: $58 Off the Art of Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is great; just get in your car, or hop on your bike, and just drive out to the nature nearest your home and do your thing. Ok, OK, It's not that simple, but it really can be and that is what is so great about it.

Can Canon Really Threaten Sony in the Camera Sensor Industry?

Canon is used to being the top dog in the photography industry; but increasingly Sony has been the company impressing of late; thanks in large part to their sensors. We;;, now it looks as if Canon is looking to cash in on some of their sensors; selling them through a distributor called Phase 1.

Kando Trip 2.0, Sony and the Mirrorless Arms Race That is Coming

Sony has been working on their Mirrorless technologies now for almost a decade; and really, they are only now truly beginning to reap the rewards of that labor. A shift is beginning to happen in the photography industry, and everyone sees it coming; a shift away from the mirror boxes of the past, to the future that is Mirrorless.

Cheap Photo: Sony Rebates, Some with Over $450 Off!

If you are a Sony photographer right now, or you are one of the many DSLR owners out there seriously considering jumping into the Sony Mirrorless ecosystem then you will want to have a look at the list below, which includes deal on a vast array of cameras and lenses within the Sony ecosystem.

Cheap Photo: 5 Bundle Deals Mirrorless Camera Owners Should See

Often, once you invest into a camera system bundle deals make little sense. But thanks to the enormous success of the Sony mirrorless sytem, and in particular with their A7 III, more and more of you DSLR people are coming to see mirrorless as a potential upgrade path; either in the near or intermediate future.

The Best Lenses For Candid Portraiture

Chances are that most of you shoot portraiture of some kind, be that families, weddings, kids, boudoir, pets, etc. But one niche of portraiture that is often overlooked is the whole idea of candid portraiture, which to some extent could also probably be classified as lifestyle in some scenarios.

Cheap Photo: Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 VC is only $399

Tamron's SP 45mm F1. 8 VC is one of our favorite prime lenses for Canon and Nikon shooters right now. It is a nice focal length for those who like a little more width than a 50mm, but need more reach than a 35mm can provide.

The Second Front: What we know about Canon and Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Canon and Nikon were, for the longest time, the ‘big two’ of the photography industry. In many ways that is still the case, by default, but that tide has been turning. In large part due to the rise of mirrorless camera systems, primarily Sony’s full frame E Mount, but also from Fujifilm’s X-Series and the Panasonic/Olympus Micro Four Thirds partnership.

Samsung Is Gunning For Sony’s Top Spot In The Imaging Sensor Business

It’s been years now since Samsung released a dedicated camera, despite their NX1 still holding up quite well even by today’s standards in many ways. So you would not be out of line for assuming that Samsung’s gaze had moved away from imaging and imaging sensors – but you would be mistaken.

Samsung Is Gunning For Sony’s Top Spot in The Imaging Sensor Business

It’s been years now since Samsung released a dedicated camera, despite their NX1 still holding up quite well even by today’s standards in many ways. So you would not be out of line for assuming that Samsung’s gaze had moved away from imaging and imaging sensors – but you would be mistaken.

Article: The 5 Reasons Why I Switched Back to Canon From Sony

There has been a lot of stories over the last year or so from people that have left Canon for Sony, only to return later. A few of the big reasons we’ve seen for the return to Canon center around support, reliability, professional services and repair times.

Why I Ultimately Ended Up Choosing Sony Over Other Camera Brands

The camera has become the paintbrush but unlike a paintbrush to the painter, the camera is a very personal choice for the modern photographer. The number of camera choices for visual artists today is confusing and can slow down creative growth which is what happened to me.

Cheap Photo: Canon 6D Falls Below $1,000

The Canon 6D was for a long time one of the best bang for your buck DSLR options on the market if full frame was what you were looking for, and honestly that still rings true today. Though, no doubt there are other options around its price point that have advantages (and disadvantages) over the 6D.

Manfrotto представляет штатив разработанный для камер Sony A

Токио, Март 2018. В сентябре 2017 MANFROTTO, ведущая компания в области разработки, производства профессиональных решения для фото-, видеосъемки и индустрии развлечений, объявила о начале совместной работы с Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.

Cheap Photo: That GH4 Is An Absolute STEAL Right Now!

The GH4, while technically now two camera's back from Panasonic's top of the line offerings, is still an incredibly powerful and capable camera that most people (except the most demanding) could really get some great use out of still - especially you video/stills hybrid shooters.

Cheap Photo: That GH4 Is an Absolute STEAL Right Now!

The GH4, while technically now two camera's back from Panasonic's top of the line offerings, is still an incredibly powerful and capable camera that most people (except the most demanding) could really get some great use out of still - especially you video/stills hybrid shooters.

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai to Step Down Now That the Ship Has Been Righted

Sony announced today that CEO Kazuo ‘Kaz’ Hirai will be stepping down from his position on April 1st, 2018. Hirai is credited with reviving Sony’s prospects and financials over the past several years, taking the company from a struggling state to newfound dominance in areas such as cameras and imaging sensors. Replacing Hirai as CEO […]

Cheap Photo: $569 Off Premium Photoshop Actions and Light Leak Overlays

We love the convenience of heading over to PhotoWhoa when we are in need of some affordable photo education or tools. The curated library of discounted tutorials, tools, software, etc is one of the easiest ways to find quality learning opportunities in iches that you are excited to try out and tools to help you do your job better.

Two New 7Artisans Lenses Are Now Available

It has been a while now since 7Artisans announce their new 12mm F2.8 and 35mm F1.2 prime lenses for APS-C mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. That was back in November and there was some question about when these lenses would finally be available for purchase, and well – that day has come.

Cheap Photo: Our Last Deal Report of 2017

2017 has been a great year for deals and savings, but as with all things, it must come to and end. Unless you have been under a rock you know that in just a few days we will ring in the new year and as such this will be our final Cheap Photo deal report of 2017.

Cheap Photo: Now To Grab A Deal or Two For You

Christmas is close enough now that any deals remaining are not going to be arriving in time for you to take advantage. That said, this doesn't mean you need to let them go unused! You've spent the last month buying gift after gift for your friends and loved ones, so why not take advantage of a deal or two for yourself while they are still available?

Cheap Photo: Sigma Goes All In On Last Minute Holiday Savings

Sigma's Art lenses are among the most popular third party lenses on the market these days with photographers from nearly every major brand having the ability to make use of these excellent lenses. Well, it appears the folks over at Sigma are feeling a little extra generous this holiday season and have recently announced a series wide discount of $100 off.

How and When I Knew that It Was Time to Upgrade Cameras and Lenses

I grew up in a household where unlike many others in the neighborhood, had digital point and shoots. Instead, my late and technologically inept mother kept disposable cameras close to her heart. My college graduation in 2009, my high school graduation in 2005, my birthdays--they were all caught on film that's now sadly gone due to destruction.

You Can Donate Your Old Camera Gear to Help At-Risk Children

Sony is partnering with the Photo Start foundation to encourage people to donate used (and new) working cameras, lenses, and accessories to help at-risk children around the world. The project uses photography to teach and improve self-reliance, self-esteem, and self-confidence.

Review: Capture One 11 (A Blend of Lightroom and Photoshop in One Program)

I've been a Capture One convert for a while now as all our testing involves running RAW files and more through the program. It's simply a better piece of software than Lightroom is; and at this point both versions of Adobe Lightroom feel way too pedestrian for the type of work that I'm doing.

Cheap Photo: Now Is the Time, Get your MOMENT

The best thing about this time of year is the sales, and even if the majority of the money we spend on these savings is for others, that doesn't mean we can't have a deal or two that we take advantage of for ourselves.

Win For Nikon? Sony A7R III Ties D850 on DxOMark

Regardless of how you feel about DxOMark and their camera sensor rankings, the fact is that these numbers are an interesting peek into how one sensor may stack up against another. Probably the two biggest launches of the year in 2017 has been the Nikon D850 and the Sony A7R III.

The Ultimate Mirrorless Camera and Education Guide For 2017

So, as we recently did with most of the camera systems that we cover regularly, we are going to continue putting together these series of ultimate guides based on the various tutorials and lists, and guides that we produced on various topics throughout the last year.

Sony Completes Pro Memory Card Line-up With New CFast Range

Ultra-fast G Series CFast memory cards with up to 510MB/s write speed for photographers and videographers (ASIA PACIFIC, 28 November 2017) – Sony today announced the launch of a range of high performance CFast memory cards designed to meet the needs of professional photographers and videographers. The new G Series CFast responds to the ever Read more...

How Much of Minolta is Still in Sony? An Analysis

Sony is a company that in some ways, came out of the blue when it comes to photography. Years ago they bought the Minolta camera business and therefore the Alpha lineup of lenses and cameras. Since then, they've made it evolve over time.

Review: Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 100mm f2.8 Lens (Sony E Mount)

The revamped Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 100mm f2. 8 Lens has been around for a little while now, and it will mostly appeal to the photographers that like the look of old vintage lenses. Indeed, these lenses have different coatings and construction than many modern optics which are designed to be super sterile and sharp.

The Ultimate Sony E Mount Camera and Lens Guide For 2017

We have posted a lot of great Sony guides here over the last year regarding everything from cameras to lenses, accessories and everything in-between. If you’re looking for an easy place to get some information on Sony’s E-Mount system then you are in the right place.

Similar but Different, the 28mm vs 35mm Debate

It is a question that you may have found yourself asking at some point over the years, 28mm or 35mm? These are two focal lengths that render somewhat similar fields of view, have similar distortion characteristics and are generally around the same size.

First Impressions: Sigma 16mm F1.4 Contemporary (E-Mount)

Sigma recently unveiled their 16mm F1.4 for Sony E-Mount (designed for APS-C sensors) and Micro Four Thirds. While at Photo Plus Expo 2017 Sigma was showing off their new 16mm and we had a chance to play with the lens so here are our initial impressions on it.

Sony is Now More Popular Than Nikon at LensRentals

Canon and Nikon, watch out: Sony is on the rise. Just months after Sony claimed the #2 spot for full-frame interchangeable lens camera sales in the United States, Sony has also passed Nikon at the largest online camera gear rental business in the US.

Making the Most of Mirrorless Cameras: An Introduction

When it comes down to it, there’s nothing magical about the mirror in traditional SLR cameras. While it performs a very specific function, the mirror isn’t required to take a photograph, and plenty of cameras in the pre- and post-digital eras already operate mirror-free.

Большой анонс от Sony 25 октября

Ожидается обновление линейки A7. Пресс-мероприятие Sony пройдет 25 октября в 18:00 по Москве. В прошлом компания Sony каждый год радовала нас многочисленными анонсами новых камер. Но теперь и она замедляет безумные скорости выпуска своих продуктов.

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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.