Posts Tagged ‘cheap’

Yongnuo’s Clone of the Canon 2X Teleconverter Costs $180 Instead of $449

yongnuo2x

Yongnuo has had quite a busy few months. In addition to the Canon lens clones that have generated quite a bit of buzz, the company has also quietly created a cheaper version of the Canon 2X III teleconverter.
Read more…

Yongnuo Will Unveil Cheaper Clones of Nikon Lenses Before the End of 2015

yongnuonikon

One of the big stories in the world of camera gear this past year has been Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo’s expansion into cheap clones of Canon lenses. While Canon shooters are buzzing about their new budget glass options, Nikon photographers have been wondering if Yongnuo will ever offer clones of their favorite lenses.

We’ve got the scoop that answers that question: Yongnuo will offer cheaper clones of Nikon lenses by the end of 2015.
Read more…

Deal Alert: Buy the Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens for Just $648

canon24105

Here’s a first-come-first-serve deal alert: if you’re a Canon shooter in the market for a versatile zoom lens, you can currently purchase the popular Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS for just $648 new on eBay from the store getitdigital. The lens is currently priced at $1,149 from B&H and Amazon, so that’s a savings of $501 (~44% off).
Read more…

Comparing the Optics of the $40 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 and the $125 Canon 50mm f/1.8 II

optics

I recently did a simple review that compared Yongnuo’s new $40 clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II. Today I will dive a little deeper into how the two lenses stack up optically.

There’s only so much that can be tested in home without fancy gear (MTF charts and the like) so I did a few tests that gauge common aesthetic qualities, using techniques that are often recommended for testing at home.
Read more…

The Magic of Trading, or: How I Got a $2,100 Canon 85mm f/1.2L II for Just $145

85L

I got a $2,100 Canon 85mm f/1.2L for $145 earlier this year. To be honest, it was more like $145 plus a couple trips to Starbucks, but it was still a great adventure… and the secret to how I get most of my gear with what little budget I’ve got.

Here’s how I did it: trading.
Read more…

How to Make a DIY Camera Slider for $75 In Less than 3 Hours

How do you build a quality DIY camera slider on the cheap? Who better to ask than the founder of a slider company? In the video above, Rhino Camera Gear founder Kyle Hart shows how you can build a cheaper alternative to their pricier sliders using parts from the hardware store.

His DIY slider is easy to build, costs $75 in parts, and requires less than 3 hours to create. You can also download a thorough PDF guide here.

A First Review of the $40 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 ‘Nifty Fifty’ Clone

03 - The YongNuo 50mm f18 in all its glory

I will be the first to admit that I am not a street photographer, not a wedding photographer, and don’t generally shoot in low light, but I wanted to get a review out since I just received my two copies of Yongnuo’s $40 clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II.
Read more…

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

yongfrontside

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”).
Read more…

Hasselblad Offers Massive Price Cuts on H5D Cameras; Get the H5D-40 Almost Half Off

h5d

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

5t_1

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…