Posts Tagged ‘cheap’

Thriftier Fifty: Yongnuo Has Cloned the Cheap Canon 50mm f/1.8 II to Make it Even Cheaper

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Back in September, we reported that Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo has expanded its cloned gear business to include copycat lenses, starting with the Canon 50mm f/1.4. Now a new clone has emerged: the super popular “thrifty fifty” Canon 50mm f/1.8 II (also known as the “nifty fifty” and “plastic fantastic”).
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Hasselblad Offers Massive Price Cuts on H5D Cameras; Get the H5D-40 Almost Half Off

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There may never be a better time to jump into Hasselblad digital medium format than between now and Christmas Eve. All of December, the storied brand is offering steep, thousands-of-dollars-off discounts on its H5D cameras and lenses — you can even get one for under $10,000! Read more…

Amazing Deal: Snap Up a Sony NEX-5T Kit for Only $300 Today, $150 Cheaper Than Ever Before

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The Sony NEX-5T, a fantastic little mirrorless camera, has never sold for anything less than $450 on Amazon. In fact, right now, both B&H and Amazon have the body only priced at $500. Which is why it’s both surprising and exciting that the 5T kit with a 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens is going for $300! Read more…

Great Deal: Pick Up This 28-Inch Dell 4K Monitor for Just $300 Today Only

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Videographers need not apply, but photographers interested in picking up their first 4K Ultra HD monitor for photo editing have a heck of a deal they can take advantage of today. Microsoft is currently selling the 28-inch Dell P2815Q 4K Ultra HD monitor for only $300.

That’s $200 less than retail and one of the cheapest prices we’ve ever seen on a 4K monitor. Read more…

Super Fast, Well-Reviewed, Portable 2TB WD Hard Drive Selling for Lowest Price Ever

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If you need some extra storage or you’ve been waiting for a good quality portable hard drive at a great price, we’ve found a deal you should definitely jump on. The Western Digital 2TB My Passport Ultra is selling at an all-time low price of $80 right now on eBay. Read more…

Video: Does Gear 6x the Price Get You a 6x Better Photo? (Spoiler: No)

Maybe the ‘it’s not the gear, it’s the photographer’ is the proverbial dead horse that’s occasionally given a beating, but it’s a message that we never tire of sharing with a gear-loving, often gear-obsessed, photography world.

To that end, the short tutorial video above by our friends at SLR Lounge puts some numbers to this idea. The question they’re asking: Does taking a picture with 6x more expensive gear, get you a 6x better photo? Read more…

Tip: Two Strips of Velcro Can Make for a Super Simple Accessory Holder for Your Strap

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If you’re a fan of thrifty DIY substitutes for camera accessories, here’s a quick and easy one for you: you can easily carry spare batteries (and other items and accessories) on your camera or bag strap using two strips of Velcro.
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Make a Rain Machine to Spice Up Your Portraits for $20 and Some Elbow Grease

When Benjamin Von Wong was commissioned to do a series of black and white portraits of SmugMug employees for the company’s gym, he knew he wasn’t going to be taking the easy route. But just because he was going to try to do something really cool, didn’t mean things needed to get expensive.

To spice up the sporty portraits, Von Wong decided to add water into the equation, and thanks to some help from the folks at SmugMug, they were able to make it rain for only $20.

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Photographer Buys and Saws a Broken Canon 50mm f/1.8, Creates a $27 DIY Tilt-Shift Lens

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We’ve shared in the past how a broken lens can be used for “freelensing,” or taking tilt-shift-esque photographs.

Photographer and lens hacker Witono Halim did this by buying a broken 50mm f/1.8 online for $25, sawing a piece off, and combining everything into a ugly-yet-functional lens with $2 of duct tape.
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The Ultra-Portable fps1000 Can Capture Over 10,000fps and Only Costs $485

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High speed cameras that shoot thousands of frames per second are, in general, both big and expensive. But if you’re looking for a much more portable and much more affordable option, and you don’t mind trading in some resolution, the fps1000 might be the perfect ‘poor man’s’ alternative. Read more…