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Giveaway – Win a Fujifilm X-T30 with a 18-55mm Lens Worth $1,299

Giveaway - Win a Fujifilm X-T30 with a 18-55mm Lens Worth $1,299

Fstoppers and Fujifilm are teaming up to send one lucky entrant a brand new Fujifilm XT30 with XF18-55mm lens kit (Charcoal Silver). Learn more about the camera HERE and participate in the giveaway below.

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‘Buy My New Presets’ Said Every Targeted Ad From a Sony Shooter

'Buy My New Presets' Said Every Targeted Ad From a Sony Shooter

We’ve all scrolled past a targeted ad on Facebook or Instagram with a caption screaming for us to buy their new Lightroom or Photoshop presets if we want to take better photos. Is it just me, or does it usually seem these ads are often from folks shooting Sony cameras?

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Lensbaby Composer Pro II With Edge 35: My First Time Doing Street Photography

Lensbaby Composer Pro II With Edge 35: My First Time Doing Street Photography

Street photography is one type of photography that I’m honestly not brilliant at. It’s different from most kinds of photography, because it’s somewhat difficult to plan. For architecture, I can control most things, and this is comforting, because I know the kind of results I’m going to be able to produce. Street photography, however, is not quite the same.

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Canon Files Patent for Barndoor-Style Lens Cap Mechanism That Is Permanently Attached

Canon Files Patent for Barndoor-Style Lens Cap Mechanism That Is Permanently Attached

There are two types of photographer: those who utilize their lens cap, and those that don’t. Canon now seems set to make this a thing of the past, as it has patented a barndoor-style lens cap design that folds open when shooting, and shuts to protect the lens when not in use.

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How to Properly Clean and Maintain Your Photo Equipment

How to Properly Clean and Maintain Your Photo Equipment

Photography equipment is hardly cheap, and it’s important to properly maintain it so it can last longer and you can maximize the return on your investment. This great video will show you everything you need to know to properly maintain all of your photography equipment.

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Why Mirrorless Autofocus Means Trade-Offs

Why Mirrorless Autofocus Means Trade-Offs

Mirrorless cameras like the Sony A7 don’t use a traditional phase detect autofocus. While this enables popular features like eye tracking autofocus, it brings a number of tradeoffs, which could be a deal-breaker for certain applications.

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Why Gear Is the Least Exciting Part of Photography

Why Gear Is the Least Exciting Part of Photography

Since I began taking photos 10 years ago, one constant has been that I have never been excited by gear. Granted, I like to have a nice camera and lens setup to shoot with, but it’s so rarely the focus of my attention. I’m happy to stick with the same gear until it falls apart, and I couldn’t even tell you what the latest model on the market is.

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Ryzen 9 3900X Versus Intel i9-9900K: Which CPU Is Better for Creatives?

Ryzen 9 3900X Versus Intel i9-9900K: Which CPU Is Better for Creatives?

If you have been thinking of building your own desktop computer for creative work, such as photo retouching or editing 4K video, then your CPU choice is one of the main things to consider. Should you choose the new Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core CPU or the Intel i9 9900K 8-core?

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Meet the DJI Ronin SC: Lighter and More Intelligent

Meet the DJI Ronin SC: Lighter and More Intelligent

For those of us who use gimbals, we know how heavy our setups can get over time. Having a lighter setup can make things easier when on the go, and DJI is here with yet another solution.

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Amazon Mistakenly Listed Camera Bundles With 95% Discounts on Prime Day, Shipped Orders That Were Placed

Amazon Mistakenly Listed Camera Bundles With 95% Discounts on Prime Day, Shipped Orders That Were Placed

Good deals are expected on Amazon’s Prime Day, although an error allowed for many photographers to purchase gear worth thousands of dollars for as little as around $100. One customer reported buying a $13,000 lens for $94, a whopping 99.3% discount.

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Fujifilm Announces Two New Lenses: The XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR and GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR

Fujifilm Announces Two New Lenses: The XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR and GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR

Today, Fujifilm has announced two new lenses, one for X series cameras and one for their medium format cameras: the XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR and GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR. Check out these two new lenses!

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If Sensor Size Doesn’t Matter, Why Buy a Bigger One?

If Sensor Size Doesn't Matter, Why Buy a Bigger One?

Recently Lee published a comparison between the images from several different-sized cameras and there was no apparent difference. What’s the point of buying a camera with a larger sensor then?

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Camera Showdown: Fujifilm GFX 50R Versus Hasselblad X1Dii 50C

Camera Showdown: Fujifilm GFX 50R Versus Hasselblad X1Dii 50C

With the medium format market becoming increasingly more saturated and accessible to photographers, deciding which to get is no longer a funnel leading to one or two brands.

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Sony Announces the New Alpha 7R IV: A Proper Rival to Medium Format

Sony Announces the New Alpha 7R IV: A Proper Rival to Medium Format

For many photographers, having a high-resolution camera is a must. For some time now the Canon 5DSR was the highest resolution full-frame camera on the market. Sony has now one-upped it with their latest announcement the new Sony a7R IV. As someone who shoots with both Sony and Canon, I have to say I’m really excited about this new camera.

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Can the Cheapest MacBook Pro Keep Up With Professional Demands?

Can the Cheapest MacBook Pro Keep Up With Professional Demands?

The MacBook Pro is the standard workhorse laptop of choice for the vast majority of photographers and videographers, but depending on the configuration you select, it can become a bit pricey. However, Apple makes some lower-priced versions of the laptop, and you might be surprised by what they can handle. This great video will show you just what the cheapest MacBook Pro can do.

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Are Nikon Mirrorless Cameras Ready for Wedding Photography?

Are Nikon Mirrorless Cameras Ready for Wedding Photography?

As Nikon continues to push into the mirrorless market, the Z 6 and Z 7 are finding their way into the hands of more and more photographers. Wedding photography is one of the most demanding of all genres, and many Nikon shooters are wondering if the cameras are up to the task. This great video review seeks to answer that exact question.

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