Quick Prints on the Go!

 In a world where we're always on the go sometimes it's nice to be able to print while we're out as well. With recent travels I have quickly made some friends by providing a print - sharing a phot with your subject is a nice gesture and really helps make a connection.https://www.instagram.com/p/BeDs5wAnomb/?taken-by=photorectobyThe ability to take something from your camera, edit it on the go, and print within a few minutes while at a location. A keepsake for you, or in the case of a McKay Photography Academy Tour, a really great souvenir you can pass out to someone nice enough to pose for a shot.https://www.facebook.com/david.mckay.5682/posts/10213396792028253?pnref=story

Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njHqBVg3zCE[/embed]Polaroid ZIP Mobile PrinterIf you want something a bit more customizable you can't go wrong with this pocket-sized printer. The Polaroid Zip is a great way to get those photos off in about a minute. The 2 x 3" prints are waterproof and ready to go once they pop out.Photos are transferred via Bluetooth from your phone making smartphone shots easy enough to edit and print. As for your camera, if it has the ability to send a photo to your phone or you have a card reader your all set. Take a shot on your nice DSLR, send to phone, edit, and print.Available at Amazon & B&HPrint Refill - Amazon | B&H

Fuji Instax Cameras

While the Polaroid Zip offers customizability it can be a bit much getting it going, sometimes you just want the shot (or you hate all that technology). That's where the Instax cameras come in as our top choice for instant cameras and a great present for kids as well. Snap the shot and out it comes a 2.4 x 1.8" print just like the Polaroid's of the past. All while being small enough to throw in a pocket or your bag.FYI: With the Mini 70 you will need to pick up a few more CR2 Batteries from Amazon, otherwise, the Mini 90 comes with a rechargeable battery.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 70

Fujifilm Instax Mini 70Available at Amazon & B&H

Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic

Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo ClassicAvailable at Amazon & B&H

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 Polaroid Zip

New Rebates for the US - Great Deals on Nikon DSLRs With a Free Grip

Spring is here and with that a bundle of new rebates from all the major companies. The D750, D810, and D500 from Nikon all come with a free grip and accessory package. Including the discount, it's a great deal if you are looking to upgrade.Nikon Free Grip link - B&HAmazon Free Grip Link - D750 | D810 | D500Amazon Free Grip Link (Body Only) - D750 | D810 | D500Beyond rebates as always remember to check out our Camera & Photo Deals section for great savings on gear you need.Nikon RebatesCanon RebatesSony RebatesSigma RebatesTamron RebatesPanasonic RebatesFuji Rebates

Fuji brings it’s beautiful sensors to a medium format camera – should the mere mortals get excited?

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Since June Fujifilm’s been rumored to have a “medium format killer” in the works set to change the game and now we’ve finally got a look in their Photokina announcement. The new Fuji GFX 50S is a sub $10,000 camera that will bring great image quality on a budget comparatively to other medium format options available at the moment. The first in a new GFX line of medium format camera’s with the GFX 50S slated for early next year.  Using a new Fujifilm G sensor that’s sized up to 43.8×32.9mm in 51.4 megapixel resolution you’ll be needing more hard drives to store your photos. Defaults for the sensor will be a 4:3 aspect ratio but can be set to other formats. Being mirrorless another option for shooters is a removable viewfinder allowing the user to choose to use the viewfinder when needed or the back screen. The GFX 50S will be weather and dust sealed, to what degree they did not specify, giving it the durability for outdoor shots. As Fuji the camera should deliver great image quality for professionals shooting commercial, fashion, or landscapes. gfx_front_evf2untitled-1

For the new G Mount system Fuji has released a new set of lenses to go with the camera. As follows we’ve got a set of 5 primes covering the field, one being macro, and a standard zoom so far. The Fuji GFX 50S is expected to ship 2017 alongside their 63mm, 120mm, and 32-64mm lenses.

  • Ultra-wide “GF23mmF4 R LM WR” (equivalent to 18mm in 35mm format) Coming mid 2017
  • Wide “GF45mmF2.8 R WR” (equivalent to 35mm in 35mm format) Coming late 2017
  • Standard prime “GF63mmF2.8 R WR” (equivalent to 50mm in the 35mm format) Coming early 2017
  • Fast aperture mid-telephoto “GF110mmF2 R LM WR” (equivalent to 87mm in 35mm format) Coming mid 2017
  • Mid-telephoto macro 1:0.5 “GF120mmF4 Macro R LM OIS WR” (equivalent to 95mm in 35mm format) Coming early 2017
  • Wide-angle standard zoom “GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR” (equivalent to 25-51mm in 35mm format) Coming early 2017

untitled-2As for those pixel peepers out there they’ve released a sample image showing how much detail the sensorcan pull from an image. With the new CMOS sensor putting out 51.4MP files it’s hard to complain looking at the photo zoomed in this far.

With the announcement of the FX 50S Fuji released a few videos of development and testing to watch. Development of Professional-use Mirrorless Camera System “GFX”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggikv6m8FNsGFX challenges with Hiroshi Nonamihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHhAkirFH-QGFX challenges with Satoshi Minakawahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4wvnA4iO6s