Should You Really Use a Macro Lens for Portrait Photography?

There are lots of photographers who over the years have used 90mm macro lenses for portrait photography. Logically speaking, it just makes sense to do so. Most macro lenses are handy. In fact, they're arguably the most useful lenses out there because of everything they can do.

Save on Some of the Best Tamron Lenses They Make!

Finding great prices on photography gear is hard. But consistently, Tamron offers the best quality for the buck. Specifically, many of the new lenses they've made for the Sony FE system are fantastic.

These Tamron Lenses Make a Great Mother’s Day Gift!

This Mother's Day, Tamron is having some fantastic sales. If you've had a new lens in your Amazon cart for a while, this may be the one! This sale is pretty fantastic all around with instant rebates on premium zoom lenses.

Fast, Affordable Primes Were the Most Popular Lenses During Feb 2021

It's that time of the month where we look at the gear you, our readers, have been snapping up. This roundup will focus on the most popular lenses for February 2021. If you're interested in seeing which cameras have been finding new homes during February, check out this post.

5 Affordable E Mount Primes That Punch Above Their Price Tags

Photographers who shoot with Sony cameras are certainly spoiled for choice when it comes to lenses. There are tons of E mount primes that range from ultra-wide to telephoto. These lenses vary in price from incredibly affordable to I think I need to sit down.

5 Cheap, Cheerful, and Utterly Great Prime Lenses You Shouldn’t Overlook

How much do you have to spend to get prime lenses that will do a top job for you? $1,000? $2,000? $3,000? More? Nope, think lower, as in the hundreds, not the thousands of dollars. Modern manufacturing processes and advances in technology have made it so that affordable prime lenses can do a spectacular job.

These 5 Popular Lenses Sold Like Hotcakes During November 2020

That new lens smell! It's hard to beat! You, our readers, made the most of the fantastic November sales and purchased many popular lenses. Our readers who shoot with Sony and Fujifilm cameras have been snapping up affordable lenses that all reviewed incredibly well.

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.


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.


Announcing the winners of Questmas 2019

12 days, 12 Quests, 12 prizes, and now 12 winners! Check out winning photos from 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 […]