Nikon Releasing 900 Dollar Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera?

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According to Nikkei, Nikon plans to release a mirrorless camera before the 2019 fiscal year is out.

And it’ll likely be a budget option, one that comes in at about half the price of the Nikon Z6.

Here’s the direct (translated) quote from Nikkei:

Nikon will introduce a new mid-price mirrorless camera product in fiscal 2019. The same interchangeable lens can be used in the product that corresponds to a sister model such as the high-end model “Z7” launched by the company in the autumn of [2018]. It is expected that the price will be in the 100,000 yen range, which is easier for the general consumer to pick up than the leading 200,000 to 400,000 yen model. The aim is to develop the demand of users other than existing enthusiasts.

Regarding price: 100,000 yen falls around 900 dollars, which would be a dramatic reduction in price compared to the Z7 and even the Z6, Nikon’s two current full-frame mirrorless models.

A 900 dollar full-frame mirrorless option would likely be welcomed by those DSLR shooters who just can’t afford the current Nikon mirrorless prices, but are looking for something lighter than their current DSLR setup.

But we also have to ask:

What Z-level features will Nikon leave behind in order to cut costs?

First of all, we can’t be sure the new mirrorless option is full frame. The original report doesn’t say this outright. But the claim that the new product “corresponds to a sister model such as the high-end model ‘Z7′” suggests the new camera won’t be fundamentally different. And an APS-C Z mirrorless body would be fundamentally different.

But even if the camera is full frame, other important features might be dropped.

For instance, might we see the loss of an EVF? Personally, I would see this as deeply frustrating. Mirrorless EVFs are one of the strengths of mirrorless systems. I wouldn’t like to see it go.

What do you think? What will this new mirrorless camera be like?

And would you be interested in purchasing it?

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Disqualified Due to Image Manipulation

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Africa Geographic announced its 2019 Photographer of the Year title, awarded for a dark, captivating close-up of an elephant.

Just days later, the image was disqualified and the Photographer of the Year title revoked.

winning image

In a statement that’s become more and more familiar in past years, Africa Geographic explained that “post-production work by the photographer resulted in certain tears in the ears of the elephant not being accurately reflected.” This violated one of the Photographer of the Year entry rules:

“Entries should be a faithful representation of the original scene. Localized adjustments should be used appropriately. The objective is to remain faithful to the original experience, and to never deceive the viewer or misrepresent the reality.”

Africa Geographic provided another, unedited version of the same elephant:

elephant unedited photo

Note the holes and rips on the elephant’s left ear.

The CEO of Africa Geographic went on to say: “We are gutted to have missed this detail about the rips in [the elephant’s] ears…That said, we will take this on the chin and improve our systems going forward.”

When asked about the image, the winning photographer claimed that the violation was unintentional (that it accidentally occurred when he was “cleaning up the image,”) and the contest judges have accepted this explanation.

This brings to mind a few questions:

First, how unintentional was this violation? Looking at the disqualified photo, I have trouble believing that the photographer removed the holes and rips in the elephant’s ears by accident. Did the photographer not realize that such post-processing violated the contest rules?

What are your thoughts? Did the winning photographer know that they broke the rules?

And the second big question:

Should this type of editing be allowed? 

This is a much more difficult question, one that comes down to our values as photographers. Personally, I lean toward prohibiting this type of editing. There’s something important about showing an animal as it truly is, including all the hardships it’s faced, which I think the rips and tears in the elephant’s ears exemplify.

But I’d love to have your input:

What are your values when it comes to editing nature photography? What should be allowed in nature photography contests?

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Mirrorless Users Will Switch Back to DSLRs, Ricoh Executive Claims

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pentax camera DSLR

The Pentax K-1 Mark II 36MP Weather Resistant DSLR.

Imaging Resource recently released an interview with a group of executives from Ricoh, the company that produces Pentax cameras.

When discussion turned to mirrorless cameras versus DSLRs – and decreasing DSLR sales – things got especially interesting.

Said Hiroki Sugahara, General Manager of the Marketing Communication Department:

Currently, mirrorless is a newcomer, so of course many users are very interested in the new systems, they want to use [them]. But after one or two years, some users who changed their system from DSLR to mirrorless [will] come back to the DSLR again.

When questioned by the interviewer, Sugahara further explained:

The mirrorless camera is very convenient to shoot, because users can [preview the final] image before shooting. But I believe the DSLR has its own appealing point, because users can create their own image from the optical viewfinder. People can see the beautiful image through the optical viewfinder, and then think how they can create their pictures–for example, exposure level setting or white balance or ISO [sensitivity]–and then imagine how they can get [the result they’re seeking].

Sugahara concluded:

So the DSLR market is currently decreasing a little bit, but one year or two years or three years later, it will [begin] getting higher.

Could Sugahara be right? Might DSLRs soon be making a comeback?

Personally, I don’t think so. While some people do follow the latest trends, mirrorless cameras have the specs to back up their popularity: they’re lightweight, they’re compact, and they produce top-notch images. And mirrorless systems will just keep getting more and more appealing, as electronic viewfinders improve and mirrorless lens-lineups expand.

 

Of course, there are reasons to stick with a DSLR. For one, DSLRs tend to be more rugged than mirrorless cameras. And electronic viewfinders can have lag issues. But mirrorless technology is improving, and how many photographers will switch back to DSLRs for a more rugged body?

Not to mention the questionable reasoning employed by Sugahara. Sure, the occasional photographer may not be happy with an electronic viewfinder. But will photographers really prefer the greater challenge provided by a DSLR optical viewfinder, as Sugahara seems to be implying? In my experience, capturing stunning photos is hard enough. Photographers won’t want to make it harder on themselves.

What do you think? Will DSLRs rebound? Or is mirrorless the system of the future?

Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Day 6: Take Your Photography to Expert Level with The Photography Express

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Day 6 The Photography Express

Ready to take things to expert level? Fittingly, this is the last stop for The Photography Express – two amazing deals from Josh Dunlop at Expert Photography.

Want to go straight to the deals?

Over 50,000 students in 138 countries have benefited from the passion Josh has for photography. And many dPS readers enjoyed the Milky Way Mastery course he presented with Casey Kiernan last year – and they’re back collaborating again in a new course (see the second of our deals below).

Deal #11 Learn 30 ‘Wow Factor Photography’ Shots for just $77 USD

Do you want to take the kinds of photos that make people say “Wow! How’d you take that?”

You can learn how to capture impressive creative and trick photography, with basic gear, all from the comfort of your own home. Josh Dunlop from Expert Photography is offering 40% off this amazing course exclusively for dPS. Some of the shots include:

  • Picasso Style Cross Section Portrait
  • Hidden Camera Mirror Trick
  • Water Splash Photography
  • Steel Wool Photography
  • Bubble Photography
  • Harris Shutter Effect

30 great shots in total, taught step-by-step in detail will keep your busy for weeks and your social media will never look the same again! Josh even shows you how to post your amazing photos to Facebook and Instagram so you can share your new skills.

Now only $77 USD (Save $120) for just 24 hours only!

Check out the deal and sample lesson now

Maybe you want some magic after the shot? Josh has you covered there too in this collaboration course with Casey Kiernan.

Deal #12 Effortless Editing with Lightroom for just $77 USD

Do you want to professionally edit hundreds of photos in minutes… not hours?

NEW course – Effortless Editing with Lightroom provides a simple way to edit your photos so quickly and beautifully that your friends beg you for prints. This always-up-to-date course is Josh Dunlop’s best selling course ever and he’s giving it to you for 40% off.

In addition to learning the exact workflow Josh and Casey use 100% of the time, they’ll also teach you:

  • The best way to fix skin blemishes in just a few clicks
  • Why most photographers skip the lens correction… and how you can use this tool to your advantage
  • The lazy way to create panoramas without exporting to Photoshop or cropping
  • Where and how to crop and straighten for maximum results (because YES, cropping is OK!)
  • The do’s and don’ts of vignetting and dehazing
  • The hidden preview for your sharpening sliders that professionals always use
  • How to transform the perspective of your photo with the click of a button
  • And much, much more…

How much is your time worth and how much would you rather be out shooting than burning hours at your screen?

Now only $77 USD (save $120) for just 24 hours only!

Check out the deal and stunning before and afters here

We hope you’ve enjoyed your visits from The Photography Express this year and that you’ve been able to pick up some great deals to keep your photography sharp going into 2019.

Josh offers a very generous 90-day money back guarantee, so you really have nothing to lose and a whole lot of skill to gain. And he usually has more than a couple of surprise bonuses too – so it’s worth checking out the deals!

Disclosure: We receive a commission from our partners if you buy via our promotion, but it is at no cost to you. In fact, you’re getting an even better price than usual!

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Day 5: 24 Photography eBooks, $9 each, 24 hours only

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Day 5 The Photography Express

If you’ve been eyeing off some of our dPS titles, waiting for a sale, it’s time to make like a squirrel and go nuts! We’ve got the full Photo Nuts collection for 80% off and the rest of our eBooks just $9 USD.

We know that some of you may already have these titles. If so, please consider forwarding these offers to a friend who you’ve inspired with your own photography. We’d also love you to hit reply and tell us what topics you’d like covered in new eBooks or courses in 2019.

Deal #9 Learn the Nuts and Bolts of Photography with this Classic Collection 80% off

If you missed the recent 31 Days to Becoming a Better Photographer course, and you enjoy learning at your own convenience and pace, Neil Creek has covered all the fundamentals of photography in these Video Courses and Ebooks. You’ll be taking beautiful images in no time.

4 Photo Nuts eBooks

The collection includes:

  • Photo Nuts & Bolts Course – Normally $99
  • Photo Nuts & Shots Course – Normally $99
  • Photo Nuts & Bolts eBook – Normally $29
  • Photo Nuts & Shots eBook – Normally $29
  • Photo Nuts & Gear eBook – Normally $29
  • Photo Nuts & Post eBook – Normally $19

Pretty much everything you need to get off auto and confidently enjoy your photography.

Just $59 USD you save $245 (that’s 80% off) for just 24 hours only!

Take me to the deal

Looking to learn something new over the holidays? Browse our eBook titles and find something you can get started on this holiday season.

Deal #10 All dPS eBooks just $9 USD

With 24 titles in our eBook store there’s loads to choose from. If you see more than one that you like you can create your own little bundle of photography training and still not break the budget.

Includes our latest release Wedding Photography eBook and our most valuable title Going Pro (save 80% on this one). Other popular titles include:

All eBooks just $9 (save up to 80%) for just 24 hours only!

See all eBooks on sale

We hope you find a gem or two among our collection to learn something new for 2019.

We offer a 60-day money back guarantee, so you can easily buy now to secure the deal and if it’s not right for you, we’ll refund you.

Don’t miss the last two deals – sign up here for The Photography Express!

Disclosure: We receive a commission from our partners if you buy via our promotion, but it is at no cost to you. In fact, you’re getting an even better price than usual!

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Day 4 Delivery from The Photography Express

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Day 4 The Photography Express

Regardless how we celebrate this time of year, we generally want to spend time with the people we care about. Which makes for excellent, and sometimes rare, opportunities to capture those memories.

Today’s deals from The Photography Express will hopefully provide everything you need to learn about taking family photos (hold the awkward) and amazing portraits of friends and loved ones. Say no to poorly lit or composed shots that will never make it into a photo frame or quirky family calendar.

Want to go straight to the deals?

 

Deal #7 Massive dPS Portrait Photography Sale

 

Everything you need to take amazing portraits in the Holidays and New Year! Pick and choose to create your own Portrait Photography Bundle with up to 60% off our portrait collection. There’s a video course, presets, and eBooks from top professional photographers from just $9. Already have a few? Then just grab the ones you don’t!

Save 50- 60% for the next 24 hours only! Offer ends 03:00AM PST Friday 21st December.

Shop the collection now 

 

Deal #8 Dynamic Natural Light Set-Up Mini Course with Cole’s Classroom

The “missing link” to giving you jaw dropping, powerful natural light photos. Discover how Marissa transforms ordinary, flat and boring natural light indoors to powerful, flattering and beautiful light that anyone can learn how to set-up.

Dynamic Natural Light Set Up

Valued at $59 you can grab the Dynamic Natural Lighting Behind the Scenes + Complete Set-Up Video (Downloadable) + Quick Guide with Lighting Diagrams, Gear Used, How to Set-Up & More (PDF) for just $9.99.

Just $9.99 (Save 80%) for the next 24 hours only! Offer ends 03:00AM PST Friday 21st December.

Grab this deal now

Have fun implementing what you learn to take gorgeous portraits these holidays and beyond.

Both deals come with money back guarantees (dPS 60 days and our trusted partner Cole’s Classroom 30 days), so you can easily buy now to secure the deal and if you don’t think they’re for you, you’ll get refunded.

Don’t miss the next two deals – sign up here for The Photography Express!

Disclosure: We receive a commission from our partners if you buy via our promotion, but it is at no cost to you. In fact, you’re getting an even better price than usual!

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Day 3 delivery from The Photography Express

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Day 3 Photography Express

The difference in your photos could be like Night and Day after you’ve learned the secrets from the next two deals brought to you by The Photography Express.

Want to go straight to the deals?

When photography is all about capturing light it can be really frustrating to get an amazing photo when you’re shooting in almost no light, or directly at it! If blurry night photography and fuzzy sunrises and sunsets are your nemeses, then the next 24 hours is your chance to change that.

Deal #5 Our Stunning Night Photography Course re-launched with NEW Bonuses

Thousands of our readers have already taken this course to learn about taking breathtaking photos at night with Jim Hamel. And anyone who is doing (or completed) our 31 Days to Becoming a Better Photographer will know what a fantastic instructor he is.

This stunning (yes, it deserves repeating!) course includes 8 learning video modules and 11 practical “field work” videos that will show you exactly how to take beautiful night shots. And we’re re-launching it with a BONUS module that includes:

Night Photography

  • 54 page Guide to Shooting the Night Sky (downloadable PDF)
  • Bonus video on photographing Fireworks (just in time for New Year’s Eve!)
  • Bonus video on photographing the Milky Way

Now $49 USD (Save 50%) for the next 24 hours only!

Take me to the deal

If you’ve already done our Night Photography course make sure you revisit it for those new free bonuses in module 20!

Deal #6 The Recipe to Successful Sunrise and Sunset Photography

These shortcut secrets for 22 amazing sunrise and sunset scenes are brought to you by dPS partner Brent Mail Photography.  Get Brent’s proven, step-by-step recipes for 22 different types of sunrise & sunset photo opportunities, and you’ll also get his Amazing Sunset Photography course too.

printable Sunrise/Sunset Photo Recipe Cards

Carrying Brent’s printable Sunrise/Sunset Photo Recipe Cards in your camera bag (or on your phone), and following their easy instructions, is the surest way to get a perfect image. And it’s the quickest and easiest way to master sunrise and sunset photography once for all. PLUS you’ll also get 7 action-packed video lessons and the RAW images from Brent’s sunset shoots in his Amazing Sunset Photography course – completely free!

Now $39 USD (Save 75%) for the next 24 hours only!

Take me to the deal

We hope these two offers bring some new excitement and challenges to your photography in 2019!

Both deals come with money back guarantees (dPS 60 days and our trusted partner Brent Mail Photography 30 days), so you can easily buy now to secure the deal and if you don’t think they’re for you, you’ll get refunded.

Don’t miss the next two deals – sign up here for The Photography Express!

Disclosure: We receive a commission from our partners if you buy via our promotion, but it is at no cost to you. In fact, you’re getting an even better price than usual!

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Day 2 delivery from The Photography Express

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Day 2 of The Photography Express

Note: Today’s train is running a little late, so you have less than 24 hours to grab these deals!

You know you took a great photo, but it’s just not popping when you get it on your screen. You’d also rather be out taking more great photos than messing around on the computer any longer.

Today’s delivery from The Photography Express is not one, but two amazing Lightroom presets deals to help you bring out the potential in your photographs in just one click.

Deal #1 Massive Lightroom Presets Bundle from dPS

Today you can pick up a bundle of three of our 101 Lightroom Presets packs for just $49  – or individually for $19 each.

Each pack contains 101 (or more) Lightroom Presets, carefully crafted by professional photographers to help you save time and get the look you want when post-processing photos in Adobe Lightroom.

Try out some sample presets with our sliders – one of our favourite transformations is “Big Colour Love”.

Save $100 when you purchase the bundle for the next 24 hours only!

Learn More

Already have all 303 of the dPS presets? Then check out this beautiful premium bundle . . .

Deal #2 Premium Lightroom Presets from Andrew Gibson

Even more presets to help you create beautiful photos in Lightroom. This set of Andrew’s Faded Glory, SuperBlack and Vintage Portrait Presets work in Lightroom 4, 5 and 6, Lightroom CC (2015), Lightroom Classic CC and the new Lightroom CC for mobile, with both JPEG and Raw files.

Preset Bundle

If you’re wanting to experiment with:

  • the under-utilized and under-appreciated beauty of desaturated colors
  • converting photos to black and white for mood, emotion and expressiveness; and
  • natural looking vintage style portraits

then this premium bundle of presets will give you results in Lightroom with just a few clicks.

Save 58% for the next 24 hours only!

Learn More

 

Have fun getting creative with your new presets – 2019 will be a fun year!

Both dPS and our trusted partner Andrew Gibson at The Creative Photographer offer 60-day money back guarantees, so you can easily buy now to secure the deal and try out the presets, and if you don’t think they’re for you, we’ll refund you.

Don’t miss the next two deals – sign up here for The Photography Express!

Disclosure: We receive a commission from our partners if you buy via our promotion, but it is at no cost to you. In fact, you’re getting an even better price than usual!

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Day 1 delivery from The Photography Express

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Day 1 of The Photography Express

Welcome to day 1 of The Photography Express where we have the first two of twelve amazing deals (delivered express over six days) that will help you to improve your photography.

Both deals come from our friends at Photozy who consistently create excellent training resources.

Deal 1 is the most popular deal from last year (with a special bonus) and deal 2 is brand new.

Deal #1 Snap! Cards

These printable Snap! Cards are like a “Training Boot Camp” in your Camera Bag (or on your smartphone!).

Photzy Snap! Cards

Easily stored in your camera bag, these printable cards help you quickly and easily recall photography techniques while out in the field.

There are 44 colour coded lessons in 9 main photography areas. Photzy offers a 100% money back guarantee, so there’s no risk in trying them out to see if they’re right for you.

PLUS this year the Snap! Cards come with a special bonus “Creativity Catalog” eBook worth $50 USD.

$270 total value for just $29 USD and for the next 24 hours only!

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Already have the Snap! Cards? Then check out this gorgeous new eBook . . .

Deal #2 NEW Photographing Fabulous Flowers eBook

THIS is how amazing flower photographs are created!

Check out Photzy’s brand-new eBook and ‘steal’ a step-by-step method for shooting delicate, gorgeous, & perfectly lit Flower Photographs!

This 156-page practical guide is packed with Assignments, Key Lessons, and Self-Check Quizzes! (15 assignments, 26 key lessons, & 70 self-check questions!)

Photographing Fabulous Flowers

Beautiful Flower Photography will be right at your fingertips, once you know the key secrets and professional techniques that are covered in this premium guide.

Just $50 $19 USD – save 62% for the next 24 hours only!

Learn More

We hope you enjoy your purchases from Photzy as much as thousands of other dPS readers have!

There really is no risk in snapping up these deals, as Photzy offers a 365-day risk-free money back policy!

Don’t miss the next two deals – sign up here for The Photography Express!

Disclosure: We receive a commission from our partners if you buy via our promotion, but it is at no cost to you. In fact, you’re getting an even better price than usual!

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Photography Deals

Black Friday Cyber Monday Photography Deals

It's that time of the year - if you're looking for a good deal, then you're sure to be on alert for the next few days! We're taking the opportunity to re-launch two of our popular courses for the year with some big savings and great bonuses.

31 Days to Becoming a Better Photographer Course - Save $200

This course only opens a few times a year and is currently our only instructor-supported course with a dedicated Facebook group. Students have direct access to photographer Jim Hamel for 3 months, and they love it!

I have taken other on-line courses and found them not to as comprehensive as 31 Days to Becoming a Better Photographer. Since I took this course may photography has reach a whole new level. I am more confident in my camera settings; I have learned how to look and analyze the scene before I take the shot and not to be afraid to experiment. The concept of doing a daily photo after each lesson helps to put into practice what you have just learned. Jim Hamel is a wonderful instructor and I like that he is available for questions and answers back quickly. I have recommended this course to others that are just beginning. I also love the Facebook Group. It is such a supportive place for not just beginners but for photographers of all levels as we can always learn from each other.

Bett Cox

Canada


Usually $199, we are repeating the original launch special of just $49. And, if you buy in the next few days you'll also get a $50 credit to spend on our Landscape & Nature Photography course below. But you don't have to spend it now, because we know you'll want to do the 31 Days course first - so we're letting you claim it up until the 31st of March 2019. 

Act quickly if you want to get into the next intake of 31 Days to Becoming a Better Photographer because the will doors close for registration in less than two weeks. It's one of the best ways to get your photography kickstarted for 2019.

Ready for something a little more challenging now? 

Landcape & Nature Photography Course - $237 in Bonuses

This was another popular video course we launched earlier this year with some great bonuses offered by instructor Johny Spencer. 

Exactly what I was looking for. Johny has a unique Aussie way about him and his enthusiasm comes through. Easy to follow and I can take all the information in during my own time. Good length individual segments. My equipment and photographic knowledge is vastly improved now I’m ready to get out there and try with confidence. A very worthwhile investment.

Bill Vincent

Now the bonuses are even better with the addition of 15 landscape and nature video masterclasses worth $150 (previously only available via his community membership). But you'll need to be quick to grab this and two other bonuses during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale. And if the bonuses were not enough, we've also taken $50 off the course fee too.

Looking for Photography Gear Deals?

We took a quick look at what Amazon is offering. We get a commission if you buy anything through our links below, at no extra cost to you.

There is a big sale happening in their Camera, Photo and Video section. Their specials are changing all the time so do check back later to see what else they’ve added. Or take a look at our most popular digital cameras and gear page for some hints as to what others are buying. Many of the cameras listed there are currently on sale at Amazon too.


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