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Popular Digital Cameras and Gear

By Darren Rowse

It is that time of the year when we take a look at what DSLRs, Lenses and Digital Camera Accessories have been popular with our readers over the last few months. The following is a compilation of the most purchased gear on Amazon – by our community.

61W0knoTL2L._SL1500_.jpegAs usual over the last quarter we see Canon and Nikon battling it out in this category with sales between the two brands almost equally split between the two. As usual we see entry level DSLRs at the top of the list with the more serious (and expensive) cameras lower down.

  1. Nikon D3300
  2. Canon EOS Rebel T5
  3. Nikon D750
  4. Nikon D5500
  5. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  6. Nikon D3400
  7. Canon EOS Rebel SL1
  8. Canon EOS 80D
  9. Nikon D810
  10. Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  11. Canon EOS Rebel T6i
  12. Nikon D500
  13. Canon Rebel XTi

As usual the f1.8 50mm lens wins in the Canon range – a huge seller (see notes before). It’s a great quality lens and considering its price and how fast it is – it is almost a no brainer to have one in your camera bag.

  1. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
  2. Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens
  3. Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  4. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
  5. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens
  6. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens
  7. Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens
  8. Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
  9. Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
  10. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

As with Canon – the 50mm lens is king here – doubling the sales of its nearest rival in the Nikon range – again its to do with quality of the lens and the value for money!

  1. Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens
  2. Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens
  3. Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens
  4. Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200MM f/4-5.6G ED Vibration Reduction II Zoom Lens
  5. Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Fixed Lens
  6. Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G Vibration Reduction II Zoom Lens
  7. Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens
  8. Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens
  9. Nikon 70-300 mm f/4-5.6G Zoom Lens
  10. Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens

Many of these lenses from third party suppliers like Signma and Tamron can be used on different brands of cameras (just make sure you’re buying one with the appropriate mount for your DSLR.

  1. Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD Large Aperture Standard Zoom Lens
  2. Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM Lens for Canon
  3. YONGNUO YN50mm F1.8 Standard Prime Lens
  4. Tamron Auto Focus 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom Lens
  5. Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM ELD SLD Aspherical Super Wide Angle Lens
  6. Rokinon FE14M-C 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Lens
  7. Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX II Digital Zoom Lens
  8. Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART DG HSM Lens
  9. Rokinon HD8M-C 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens
  10. Tamron SP 70-200MM F/2.8 DI VC USD Telephoto Zoom Lens
  11. Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 Contemporary DG OS HSM Lens
  12. Sony 50mm f/1.8 SAM DT Lens
  13. SMC Pentax FA 50mm f/1.4

popular-camerasMirrorless/Compact System cameras have been a fast growing segment of the camera market over the last few years and more and more of our readers are joining the large numbers of people attracted by these smaller format but high quality cameras.

Here’s what’s currently hot among our readers in this class.

  1. Sony Alpha a6000
  2. Sony Alpha a5000
  3. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7KK
  4. Sony Alpha a6500
  5. Sony Alpha a6300
  6. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G85MK
  7. Sony a7R II
  8. Fujifilm X-T1
  9. Fujifilm X-T10
  10. Sony Alpha a7II
  11. Sony Alpha a7S
  12. Sony a7
  13. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4K
  14. Fujifilm X-Pro2
  15. Samsung NX3000
  16. Panasonic LUMIX GX85
  17. Olympus OM-D E-M10
  18. Olympus E-PL7
  19. Fujifilm X-E1

popular-digital-camera-accessories-lens-cleaning-pen.jpgThis section is always fun. This quarter many of the most purchased accessories for digital cameras came from our 15 Must Have Photography Accessories Under $25 post. The list is a perfect place to look if you’re starting to look for stocking stuffers for Christmas for a photography enthusiast.

  1. LensPEN Lens Cleaning System
  2. Opteka Hot Shoe Two Axis Double Bubble Spirit Level for Digital and Film Cameras
  3. Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster Large
  4. Tiffen 52mm UV Protection Filter
  5. Mennon Set of 2 Gray Card’s size 6″x8″ and 8″x10″, 18% Gray / 92% White
  6. Adorama Filter Wrench. Set of 2. Fits 46-58mm Filters
  7. Opteka RC-4 Wireless Remote Control for Canon EOS Digital SLRs
  8. Interfit Strobies Small On Camera Diffuser
  9. Neewer 43-inch / 110cm 5-in-1 Collapsible Multi-Disc Light Reflector with Bag – Translucent, Silver, Gold, White and Black
  10. Kingston 4 GB Class 4 SDHC Flash Memory Card SD4/4GB
  11. LimoStudio Photo Video Studio 10Ft Adjustable Muslin Background Backdrop Support System Stand, AGG1112
  12. Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW

  1. Tony Northrup’s DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography
  2. Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
  3. Adobe Lightroom 6 / CC Video Book: Training for Photographers
  4. The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers
  5. Mastering Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Exposure: How They Interact and Affect Each Other
  6. The Digital Photography Book: Part 1
  7. Studio Anywhere: A Photographer’s Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations
  8. Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies
  9. Picture Perfect Lighting: An Innovative Lighting System for Photographing People
  10. Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots