This Black Friday, we are expecting a lot of great deals on cameras, lenses and accessories. Instead of posting a number of different posts with deals, we decided to post a single page that will basically keep track of the very best deals available this week. We will be updating this page regularly, so please check back often, as some of the deals might expire very quickly. We have already posted Nikon’s Black Friday deals, but there are so many more from different manufacturers! So if you are shopping for some deals, we will have them all right here for you.
It took Nikon nine years to finally release an update to its popular workhorse standard zoom lens in the form of the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, which gained a few new features compared to its predecessor, including the much desired image stabilization. Nikon engineers have always put extra effort and emphasis on updated professional-grade lens designs, typically delivering outstanding performance. However, the release of the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens has been one of the most controversial in Nikon’s recent history, thanks to the negative attention it received from the photography community. Many reviewers criticized the lens heavily for its performance, claiming it to be a soft lens when compared to its predecessor, the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G. And some even put it as the winner in the “worst lens release of 2015” category. Did Nikon engineers really screw up in updating one of the most popular pro-grade lenses? That’s exactly what I wanted to find out when I started reviewing the 24-70mm f/2.8E VR lens.
The biggest shopping week is here and we are happy to join this event by offering a huge storewide sale. For one week only (from today through Cyber Monday, November 28th, 2016), we will be discounting all of our video tutorials by 30%. Give a nice present to your friends and family during this holiday period in the form of easy to follow photography education, as knowledge should always come before gear. In addition, we will be discounting our famous Sensor Gel Stick (both regular and orange version) by $10 and sticky paper by $3 (while supplies last). We back our products with a 100% money-back guarantee, so if you do not feel satisfied with your purchase, just let us know and we will issue a full refund – no questions asked! Check out our store page for more details!
It is that time of the year when you can snatch some amazing deals at heavy discounts here in the USA, which means that we will be posting amazing deals worth checking out this and next week for our readers! First comes Nikon’s Black Friday deals, which are already live at all US retailers. Basically, Nikon is packing free battery grips with the purchase of the Nikon D810 and D500 DSLR cameras (worth $370) and providing instant savings of $500 off of the D810, or $200 off of the D500, making these two cameras the best picks for buying Nikon gear this holiday season. In addition, Nikon is also hosting a few lens-only rebates, including some of Nikon’s popular lenses, such as the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G and Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR. See below for more details on these deals.
This is an in-depth review of the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens that was released back in August of 2007 together with the 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens. I have owned a number of different copies of the Nikon 24-70mm for many years, pretty much from the day the lens was announced and I have probably spent the most amount of time in the field shooting with this lens. Since it is a workhorse pro-level lens, I have used it for many different types of photography – from portraiture to landscapes. I have used it in hot summer days and freezing sub-zero temperatures; carried it from wet and humid climates to dry and dusty environments. Throughout many years of use and abuse, the 24-70mm f/2.8G ED has never let me down, so overtime, it became one of my most used Nikkor zoom lenses in my arsenal.
I have just received an email from one of our readers, who pointed out an amazing deal that’s taking place right now at Adorama for the Fuji XF 23mm f/1.4R lens – one of the best lenses for the Fuji X mount. Basically, in addition to the standard Fuji rebates that are taking place right now, you get an additional discount in a form of a Gift Certificate. This means that the XF 23mm f/1.4R is getting discounted to $649 through the instant $250 rebate (original price of the lens is $899) and on top of that, you are getting a $100 gift certificate, bringing the total down to $549! Now that’s one killer price and it looks like a few other lenses are also discounted in a similar manner.
With the arrival of the much-anticipated Canon 5D Mark IV, many photographers might be either moving up to, or upgrading their existing Canon 5D-line cameras to this latest and greatest tool. The 5D line has always been Canon’s stronghold for most types of photography, particularly because of its amazing low-light performance, reliable autofocus, superb ergonomics, solid build and overall stability, making it a preferred DSLR among most professionals. Due to the numerous buttons and the sophisticated menu system of the camera, understanding the functionality of the camera can be rather overwhelming for even intermediate-level photographers. To help guide our readers through these features and menus, we decided to share the settings our team has been using on the camera during the past 2 months while testing out the camera. Please keep in mind that the below information is provided as a guide for those that struggle with the camera. While this particular configuration has been working great for our needs, it does not mean that it is the only way to properly setup and configure the camera.
If you have not heard yet, tonight, we will experience something truly magical – the supermoon of a lifetime! That’s right, the moon will be unusually close to our planet at 356,500 km, so close that we will not see another approach like that all the way until 2034! The size of the moon will be 14% larger than typical full moon. The so called “perigee moon” will coincide will the full moon, making it appear not only unusually large, but also unusually bright (up to 30% brighter than usual). Make sure to be prepared to capture this event, since it is such a unique, potentially once-in-a-lifetime moment! In this article, we have gathered all the important bits of information you will need to capture the supermoon, so read on and let us know if you are planning to do it.
Colorado has been my home for the past 20 years. Having had the chance to travel all over the USA for photography and other personal and professional needs, every time I would come back to Colorado, I would tell myself that there is simply not a better place to live and be. The Centennial State is remarkable in so many ways, that the more I explore it, the more I fall in love with it. Here in Colorado, we have everything from the stunning mountain views of the Rocky Mountains to canyons, plains and deserts – a truly rich and diverse land. Without a doubt, it is a photographer’s paradise. Having been photographing in Colorado for over 10 years now, I decided to show some of its beauty through pictures and hopefully give you an idea about what locations you should visit.
Back in August, we started a guest post challenge with our readers, asking to submit content to get $50 for a published article and get a chance to win a Fuji X-T10 kit. A number of great submissions followed and we published a total of 15 articles in total. While all submissions were great (and we thank everyone who participated), one specific post was surely the most talked about. Everyone I know who regularly visits the website would bring up this particular post, because it was unique and the idea behind it was amazing. So choosing the winner this time was relatively easy!