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Refurbished Canon Rebel T5 $209.99! (Valid through 11/10/15, 11:59pm EST)

Refurbished Canon Rebel T5 $209.99

Canon has announced A great “Cyber Monday” deal on the Canon Rebel T5 (Refurbished) for $209.99. This Refurbished Canon Rebel T5 $209.99 deal appears to be good through Tuesday, November 10th at 11:59pm Eastern Time, so if you want to take advantage of this great offer, you better jump quick! Read more Refurbished Canon Rebel T5 $209.99! (Valid through 11/10/15, 11:59pm EST)

Sigma adds 20mm f/1.4 to Art Lens Prime Lineup

Sigma has announced a new 20mm f/1.4 HSM lens that will be a member of their prestigious Art lineup. The other Art prime lenses recently introduced by Sigma have received rave reviews and have earned a place in many professional photographers bags as dependable, superior quality optics. I am anxious to see if the 20mm f/1.4 lives up to the reputation of the other Art lenses. Kudos to Sigma for taking on such an amazing feat as creating a 20mm f/1.4 full-frame compatible lens! The Sigma 20mm f/1.4 HSM Art lens is expected to begin shipping in Mid November, 2015 and will sell for $899. Read more Sigma adds 20mm f/1.4 to Art Lens Prime Lineup

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens Review

For filmmakers and photographers who want the look and feel only possible with extreme wide angle and fisheye photography, the new Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM is a world-class choice. It delivers 180° diagonal angle of view images for all EOS SLR cameras with imaging formats ranging from full-frame to APS-C, and provides 180° circular fisheye images for full-frame EOS models. It features UD glass for suppression of chromatic aberration, a Subwavelength coating for reduced ghosting, a newly developed Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum, has full-time manual focus for instant switching from AF to Manual operation, and is built to the standards of the amazing Canon L-series of lenses. This means the finest optics, the best construction and the best performance available, all in a lens designed to stimulate creativity and deliver stunning images every time. Read more Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens Review

Canon 70-300mm IS vs Tamron 70-300mm VC

One question I am frequently asked is how does the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 VC USD compare with the Canon EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM. The answer is “extremely well”. But don’t take my word for it, look at these purely non-scientific examples for yourself. Read more Canon 70-300mm IS vs Tamron 70-300mm VC

Recommended Photo Accessories

I am frequently asked for accessory recommendations by my students. In order to help them, I have created this list of the accessories that I think every photographer should have. I have included links for many of the recommended products to purchase from amazon.com. Your purchase helps support this site. Thanks!! Read more Recommended Photo Accessories

Sony A7s Mark II Announced

Sony surprised us with the announcement of the new A7s Mark II body. Most of us were expecting the announcement of the A6000 replacement, but this camera also makes sense since the other two A7 models have recently been updated. Like the A7II and the A7RII, the new A7s adds the 5-axis image stabilization, and maintains the high ISO performance of the A7s model. This model also adds 4k Video recording to it’s list of features. The A7sII will be available in October for $2,999. Read more Sony A7s Mark II Announced

Sony A6000 on Sale

The Sony A6000 is currently on sale for $599 with the 16-50mm kit lens, $749 with the 16-50mm and 55-210mm kit lens combo, and $449 for the body only option. This is a GREAT camera and the new price makes this an even better deal! I own one and love it! This is my “go everywhere” system since my Canon EOS 6D is sometimes a little too big to take everywhere. I don’t know how long this deal will last, there is a lot of speculation that Sony may be getting ready to announce the successor to the A6000. Unless the new camera comes out at the same price, which is highly doubtful, this is still a great deal on a fantastic camera. Be sure to check out my review of the Sony A6000. Read more Sony A6000 on Sale

How to Read the Histogram

The Histogram is one of the most useful tools on your camera once you understand how it works. This simple graph can give you a good deal of information about the picture you just took, especially when outdoors and your LCD screen is hard to see clearly. The histogram is also one of the most widely misunderstood features of your camera, but this article will help you to understand how to interpret what it is telling you. Read more How to Read the Histogram