Cameras, like all tech tools, break down, go out-of-date, and outlive their usefulness. Technology evolves. New products offer more utility. Industry standards shift. Even your most beloved camera body will need to be replaced…eventually.
That said, you don’t want to spend all of your hard-earned cash on equipment. There are way more models released every year than it will ever make sense to buy. So how do you know if it is really time to upgrade your gear or if you are suffering from shiny object syndrome?
Well when the new camera is free, you don’t have to think about it.
What, free cameras?!?
Yes! That’s right. In partnership with SLRLounge and Lensrentals, CreativeLive is giving away one of three awesome new cameras to one lucky winner. Bonus! The winner will also receive a corresponding Fast Start Guide from CreativeLive.
Entering to win is easy. Just click this link.
There are five ways to enter: Subscribe to our newsletters, sign up for a Free SLRLounge Premium Trial, sign up for a free CreativeLive account, follow Lensrentals on Instagram, or refer friends for extra entries.
The contest is strictly U.S. entry only. (Sorry international friends!) Contest is void where prohibited.
The contest ends on February 15, 2018. The winner will be announced the following week.
Want to know a bit more about those shiny new cameras? We asked celebrated photographers, John Greengo and Scott Robert Lim, to offer their personal takes on the three new camera bodies that the lucky winner can choose between; Canon 5D Mark IV, Nikon D850, Sony A7riii. Here’s what they had to say:
Canon 5D Mark IV
Reviewed by John Greengo
The 5D Mark IV is a jack of all trades for the serious photographer. It’s adept at everything from sports, to landscape to portraits. It has received modest reviews, but that’s mainly due to the fact that it doesn’t win any individual category. For photographers with lots of different needs, this camera may just be the perfect balance of features and technology.
The well honed controls make field adjustments easy and quick. The 5D series from Canon Cameras has been a favorite of professionals for more than a decade. This camera is simply the latest and best in the series.
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Reviewed by John Greengo
The D850 is in many ways Nikon’s flagship camera even though it is not their most expensive. While it provides the highest resolution of any Nikon, it doesn’t sacrifice speed for quality. Nikon has raised the bar on almost every level of measurement of this camera. The refined controls, including a new position for the ISO button, make handling this camera easier than ever. The view finder on the D850, Nikon’s largest ever, brings the SLR experience to new levels. Mirrorless cameras have been catching up to SLRs over the last few years but Nikon has just pushed themselves ahead with this camera.
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Reviewed by Robert Scott Lim:
I have been using the fullframe Sony A7 mirrorless since the very first model in 2013. Every new A7 release just keeps getting better and better and the A7riii is no exception. One of the features that I love is the revolutionary Eye Focus where the camera automatically tracks and focuses on the eye with precision and quickness, a dream come true for portrait artists. Also using Live View allows me to see and set the exact exposure before I take the shot so every shot is perfectly exposed saving me hours of post processing time. The 42mp file with color accuracy is a joy to work with and leaves you plenty of detail even if you have to crop your image. I also like how they improved the focus controls and extended the battery life. The super lightweight full frame body makes the A7riii a joy to shoot. It’s incredible price point makes this revolutionary camera a clear choice for landscape, portrait and wedding photographers.