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The Only Black Friday Photography Deals Post You Need

We have rounded up all of the Black Friday Photography deals into one handy list. There's no need for you to run around like a crazy fool. Use the table of contents to jump to the deals you want and snap up the cameras and lenses you want while they're in stock.

My Dream Lens: I Want a 35-85mm F1.8 Zoom Lens

A 35-85mm f1.8 full frame zoom lens would be an absolute dream to own! You can talk all you want about how big and bulky the Canon RF 28-70mm f2 USM L lens is. But it satisfied the needs and wants of so many photographers. I think the industry is overdue for a 35-85mm f1.8

9 Incredible Sony E Mount Primes Under $400

Something extraordinary is happening in the world of Sony E mount lenses. We went through a period of massive prime lenses that required a gym membership to use. Now, we're being graced with super small, fast primes.

Tamron Extends Closure of Two Key Factories Due to Decreased Demand

Tamron Japan has issued a statement explaining that it will be extending the closure of two key factories through the end of 2020 because “the global market has not yet recovered” from the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and demand is still depressed.

Cheap Photo: Huge Sale On Sony Cameras and Lenses

If you have been thinking about switching to Sony, now is the time to do it. There are some huge discounts on Sony cameras (including the a7 III at $1,779) and on multiple E mount lenses. The capable Sony a6000 is only $448.

This Senior Portrait Shoot by Jake Zaepfel Will Make You Laugh

"They look like Sexy Kenny Powers," I said to photographer Jake Zaepfel in a Facebook conversation. He laughed. In fact, Jake credits the entire thing to his client, Dane. The amazing photos wouldn't have been possible without Dane's confidence and personality.

Popular Photography Gear: Fujifilm, Tamron Top Our List for July 2020

Wow, this month has just flown by, and while things are still crazy out in the world, it is nice to see and know that we are still practicing photography, though safely, I hope. There have been some exceptional deals on both cameras and lenses throughout July, and you have been taking advantage of the savings.

Top Sellers: Popular Photography Gear Our Readers Purchased in June

Another long month of 2020 has passed by (thank goodness), and you guys and gals, our readers, have been busy adding all sorts of photography gear to your personal collections. We have seen a good mix of lenses, and cameras find new homes this month, and we're sure that everything will be out to good use.

Portraits on a Budget: These Affordable Portrait Lenses Are Must-Haves

The above statement is true; there are lenses on the market that perform so well that one would think that they should be priced much higher than the lens maker charges for them. When it comes to portrait photography, you don't have to break the bank to get optics and performance that will make you and your clients say 'wow'! All of the affordable portrait lenses in this roundup are fast, well built, the bokeh is dreamy, they produce images that are sharp enough to cut, and they all cost well under $1,000 (and we mean way under $1,000).

Best Sellers: Photography Gear Popular with Our Readers in March

There were some great deals on photography gear throughout March, and you guys and girls made the most of the deals that were on offer. With everything from photography accessories to lenses and cameras on sale, March was an excellent time to buy despite all that's going on.

Pentax Announces the New Tamron 35mm F1.4 Di USD Lens

Continuing their trend of rebranding Tamron lenses, Pentax announced their rebranded version of the Tamron 35mm f1. 4 Di USD. We’re happy that the Pentax K mount is being shown some love today with the announcement of the new Pentax 35mm f1.

Cheap Photo: Save Hundreds on Lenses from Sigma, Tamron, Sony, More

Wow, there are some fantastic lens deals around right now. We have found the best ones and have rounded them up for you. The outstanding Sigma 18-35mm f1. 8 with a Canon EF mount is a steal at $595 ($499 with a Nikon F mount), and the Canon EF 17-40mm f4L has a discount of $300 making it just $499! The Tamron 18-400mm with a Nikon F mount is a bargain at $539 ($579 with a Canon EF mount), and the Olympus 45mm f1.

Cyber Week: There’s Still Time to Get Great Camera, Lens, and Lighting Deals

If you've been waiting to score excellent deals before the holidays, we're here to tell you that the clock is ticking. Some of the best deals of the year will come to an end during Cyber Week. Now's the time to pounce on that new camera, new lens, new lighting gear, or the presets and tutorials you have been wanting.

The Best Cyber Monday Camera, Lens, and Lighting Deals

All of the best Cyber Monday photography deals are all right here for you. We have worked hard to find all of the Cyber Monday deals that can save you a ton of money, like the Canon M6 II, with a lens, and the usually optional EVF is just $999, and the Canon 6D Mk II with grip and accessories is only $1,199.

Under $800: Portrait Lenses Sharp Enough for a Pro Photographer

If you're on the hunt for some portrait lenses that won't break the bank, and that offer seriously sharp optics, this roundup is for you. The five lenses we will share with you here prove that you really don't have to spend an arm and leg to get some incredible glass.

7 Great 70-200mm Zoom Lenses Perfect for Portraits and More

There are quite a few lenses that can be considered the swiss army knives of the photography world. Lenses that spring to mind include 24-105mm lenses, 24-70mm lenses, and when it comes to primes the 35mm focal range is one that works in just about every genre of photography.

7 Great 70-200mm Zoom Lenses That Are Perfect For Portraits and More

There are quite a few lenses that can be considered the swiss army knives of the photography world. Lenses that spring to mind include 24-105mm lenses, 24-70mm lenses, and when it comes to primes the 35mm focal range is one that works in just about every genre of photography.

The First Prime Lenses You Should Get for Your Canon EF Mount Camera

If there is one thing Canon users aren't short of it's quality prime lenses. The EF mount has been around for what seems to be forever, and with companies like Rokinon, Sigma, Tamron, and of course Canon themselves making affordable prime lenses, owners of Canon cameras with the EF mount are seriously spoiled for choice.

Concert Photography: These Cameras and Lenses are Real Rockstars

As we head deeper into summer, more and more concerts come to our cities, and that means that more and more photographers try their hands at concert photography. This exciting, yet challenging genre of photography requires fast lenses so that you can shoot in low light, and it requires cameras that can handle high ISO's easily.

Cheap Photo: Sony Have Slashed $600 Off The A7RIII + More Big Savings

Temperatures are starting to rise around here, and it has nothing to do with summer beating down the door; it's because these camera deals are red hot. Sony, Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic have been slashing prices on their cameras, and there are some truly incredible deals.

7 Super Telephoto Lenses Perfect For Stunning Airshow Photography

Airshows are going on all around the country right now, and if you want to be able to capture these electrifying aerial displays with ease, you're going to need a super telephoto lens that will let you get up close and personal with those incredibly fast metal birds.

Under $600: These Canon EF Mount Lenses are Stellar

One of the great things about the Canon platform is that there are dozens of EF Mount lenses that are incredibly affordable; they're solid performers too. If you have recently joined team Canon, or have been using their cameras for a while and need to expand your lens collection, but need to do it on the cheap, these EF Mount Canon lenses might be just what you're looking for.

Under $600: These Canon EF Mount Lenses Are Stellar

One of the great things about the Canon platform is that there are dozens of EF Mount lenses that are incredibly affordable; they're solid performers too. If you have recently joined team Canon, or have been using their cameras for a while and need to expand your lens collection, but need to do it on the cheap, these EF Mount Canon lenses might be just what you're looking for.

Cheap Photo: The Sony A7II With Lens Is Just $998 for a Limited Time!

Wow, there are some fantastic deals to be had right now in the photography world. If you act fast (the deal ends this weekend) you can grab the Sony A7 II with a 28-70mm lens for just $998! A Full Frame camera with a lens for under a grand! That's one of the best camera deals we've seen! You can also save big on the Sony a6000.

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10 Great Budget Lens Options For Street Photography

Street photography is a popular past time for photographers of all shapes and sizes thanks to it being something you can just grab your camera and go do for a few hours. Many photographers have obviously taken in beyond hobby status and turned it into a successful career, but for most, street photography is more about the artistic release being creative in an environment you have absolutely zero control over.

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Announcing the winners of Questmas 2019

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500px presents our second annual Questmas challenge

'Tis the season to put your skills and creativity to the test. Photographers can compete in 12 photo challenges for a chance to win an exciting prize from top photography brands. The post 500px presents our second annual Questmas challenge appeared first on 500px.

Tamron Apologizes: 17-28mm f/2.8 Will Be Delayed Due to High Demand

The Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD has only been available for pre-order one week, but already Tamron has had to issue an apology about availability. Apparently demand for the new Sony E-Mount lens has been so high that even those who have already placed an order might have to wait a little while longer […]