5 Reasons Why Mirrorless Cameras Are Better than DSLRs for Portraits

There really are lot of advantages to mirrorless, one pro photographer argues
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As mirrorless cameras continue to gain in popularity and fewer and fewer new DSLRs are introduced, the question still persists amongst some photographers: which type of camera is the best? Though DSLRs with their noisy, flapping mirrors still have devoted users, many other photographers have moved on to smaller and quieter mirrorless models. But are... Read more

The 3 Best Macro Lenses in 2021

We pick the top optics for close-up photography in our Good, Better, Best format
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Anyone who has shot macro photography knows how much fun and rewarding it can be. Getting extreme close-ups of cute tiny critters such as insects or minute detail of flowers, leaves and greenery is a great way to experience nature visually. And one of the best things about macro photography is you don’t need a ton of experience to start capturing... Read more

Holiday Deals for Photographers 2021

Let us help you find the perfect gift for the photographer on your list this year.
Holiday Deals for Photographers
With ads for sales overloading television, the internet, and all other forms of media these days, we decided to cut through the noise and find some of the best holiday deals for photographers. Be sure to visit this page regularly, as we’ll update it with new sales and items throughout the holiday season. We’ll also do our best to keep pricing... Read more

Deal Alert: Tamron Offers Instant Rebates on 3 Popular Lenses

Save up to $100 on Tamron lenses for Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras
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Summer’s almost over but the summer deals on photo gear aren’t. Tamron USA announced a 7-day flash sale on three popular zoom lenses for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Tamron lens flash sale started yesterday and runs through Sunday, August 29th. Here’s a breakdown of the instant rebates on the Tamron lenses for Sony’s... Read more

Which Lens Is Best for Portraits? 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm

Watch this comparison test using all three prime lenses
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Which lens should you buy for portrait photography? This is a frequent question for beginner photographers and one that portrait pro Julia Trotti tackles in the below video. In the clip, Trotti compares three prime lenses of different focal lengths to see which one is best for portraits: 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm. In particular, she shoots with a Sony Zeiss... Read more

Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG DN OS Hands-On Review

Imaging Resource field tests Sigma's just announced telephoto zoom lens
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Sigma just unveiled the new 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports lens for full-frame E-mount and L-mount mirrorless cameras. Designed for sports, wildlife and nature photography, the Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports goes on sale later this month for $1499. Our colleagues at Imaging Resource (Digital Photo‘s sister site), have already been... Read more

Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC Hands-On Review

Imaging Resource field tests Tamron's new telephoto zoom for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras
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Announced in April 2021, the Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lens ($1399) has been highly anticipated by wildlife and nature photographers who use Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Our colleagues at Digital Photo‘s sister site, Imaging Resource, recently got their hands on this Tamron telephoto zoom for E-mount cameras and paired it with... Read more

The 6 Best Amazon Prime Day 2021 Deals for Photographers

Grab this discounted photo gear before it gets snapped up!
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If you’re like us, you’ve been hunting around Amazon today to find the best Prime Day Deals for cameras, lenses, and photo gear. Well, it can certainly get a bit confusing trying to figure out what is an actual Amazon Prime Day Deal and what is just a regular discount. Plus, there are many Prime Day Deals in the “Camera & Photo”... Read more

Travel Photography Toolkit

If you’re traveling and want to photograph your adventure like a pro, discover the tools you need to make the most of your trip
Travel Toolkit
As a pro photographer, I’ve done more than my share of travel photography. But one thing I’ve noticed in my personal experiences as well as those from other travel shooters: The genre of travel photography is so broad and expansive that it’s almost impossible to make recommendations without first learning more about the intent of the photographer... Read more

Summer Travel Lens Guide

If you're on the road during the hottest months of the year, invest in a compact, versatile zoom or prime that makes bringing back better pictures more convenient than ever
2019 is shaping up to be a great year for travel lenses, with new offerings from many manufacturers—particularly for their mirrorless camera systems that are small and light and ideal for travel. One way to think about these types of lenses is that they’re go-anywhere, do-anything devices. That’s because travel encompasses such a broad range of... Read more