Gifts for the Dad Who Loves Photography

The good news is that all of these items are available at fantastic prices! Check out the gear recommendations for Father's Day 2020.

Gifts for the Dad Who Loves Photography

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    Cameras

    Listing our favorite balance of both quality and affordability.

    Mint Camera InstantFlex TL70 2.0

    Mint Camera InstantFlex TL70 2.0

    Amazon - $389.00

    “What’s so incredible about the TL70 is the feel, look, and experience. When you get that photo perfectly exposed then you feel joy and relief. When you screw it up, then you get heartbreak. Those emotions are important to photography–especially in a world where you can simply just shoot, reshoot, and screw up all you want.”

    Lomography LCA 120

    Lomography LCA 120

    Amazon - $449.90

    “The LCA 120 is a camera very much tailored towards street photography and street shooters–and we think that it’s one of the best–if not the best–option when it comes to so many different parameters of image quality. The reasons for this are many, but it starts with the fact that the user shoots with medium format film to begin with. Then consider how good the lens is on the LCA 120. Combine the two together and you’ve got a camera that renders images that a photographer will care about.”

    Sony a6000

    Sony a6000

    Amazon - $498.00

    “The Sony A6000 hands down has the best autofocusing system out there. While it isn’t the fastest, it’s by far the smartest and most responsive, putting some DSLRs to shame in our tests for sure. Granted, Sony did this with an APS-C sensor and have yet to do this with a full frame sensor. If that doesn’t bother you, then you’ll have an autofocusing beast in the palm of your hand.”

    Fujifilm XF10

    Fujifilm XF10

    Amazon - $499.00

    “The Fujifilm XF10 is not only really well priced, but also capable of delivering beautiful images. Combine this with the compact size, the solid ergonomics, the small size that doesn’t get much bigger, and the great battery life, and you have yourself a true point and shoot that you can’t complain much about.”

    Fujifilm X-T20

    Fujifilm X-T20

    Amazon - $459.99

    “Fujifilm autofocus system is as solid as it’s probably ever going to be when it comes to single focusing point shooting. I feel the Fujifilm X Pro 2 outperforms the X-T2, and the X-T20 is right up there with the Fujifilm X Pro 2. It focuses quickly and accurately a majority of the time. Make the focusing point smaller, and it will become more finely tuned. But for street photography, I was genuinely surprised to know that I got a higher keeper rate than I thought I would when using autofocus.”

    Sony a7 II

    Sony a7 II

    Amazon - $998.00

    “When it comes to pushing and pulling the files at lower ISOs below 1600, it seems like you’ve got all the RAW file versatility in the world. Using Adobe Lightroom, we pulled the highlights a full three stops and then continued to go even further. We then proceeded to push the shadows and lower the contrast overall in the image. As is expected, Sony’s RAW filer versatility is top notch.”