Master Buying Guide for the Digital Photographer | Camera Guide 101

Whether you're a beginner or professional, this comprehensive list gives you what you'll need to take a better photo.

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Photography is an exciting creative world. It's also, unfortunately, one of the more expensive hobbies to upkeep and professional pursuits to jumpstart. Gear lists can be overwhelmingly exhaustive, and knowing how to get started can be even more of a reason to put it off. With cameras, lenses, and accessories — the below list of products will help you ensure you'll have everything you need to begin your journey. 

At A Glance...

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Versatile, volant, and viable, the black FUJIFILM X100V is the fifth-generation of the X100 series, blending impressive imaging capabilities, a distinct design with an apt prime wide-angle lens, and a flexible feature-set to suit an array of shooting needs. Utilizing a proven and well-regarded APS-C-format 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, the X100V is capable of high-resolution recording along with support for DCI/UHD 4K video, sensitivity from ISO 160-12800, and continuous shooting up to 11 fps with the mechanical shutter. The BSI design of the sensor affords reduced noise and greater overall clarity and is paired with the X-Processor 4 to achieve fast performance and improved responsiveness.

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X100V APS-C Digital Rangefinder Camera

Looking for that perfect street photography camera? The Fujifilm X100V is the perfect compact camera for you with its 23mm lens and great autofocus

Buy for $1,399.00

This Strap is a limited release collaboration between Peak Design and Fujifilm available exclusively at Moment. The Slide Lite is perfectly suited for mirrorless and light DSLR cameras. Wear Slide Lite as a sling, neck, or shoulder strap. Seatbelt-style nylon webbing has a smooth side that glides over clothing in sling mode and a grippy side that prevents slipping in shoulder mode. Dual quick-adjusters provide instant access and easy reconfiguration. Unique Anchor Link system connects quickly and dual points of connection keep your camera more stable than traditional sling straps. Shipped with updated V4 Anchors.

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Peak Design

Slide Lite - Crossbody Camera Strap

You can never have enough hands when shooting. Peak Design knew this when making the Slide Lite Strap, featuring one handed operation and ultimate adjustability

Buy for $59.95

The Leica SL2 is the natural evolution of the innovative Leica SL, serving as a groundbreaking embrace of the future of digital photography and videography. The elaborate optical construction of the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–70 f/2.8 ASPH., featuring six aspherical surfaces, guarantees excellent imaging performance throughout the entire zoom range.

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SL2-S Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Wanting a fast and capable camera without compromise? The Leica SL2-S Mirrorless Camera enables creators to achieve the legendary Leica look

Buy for $5,195.00

Our CineBloom Diffusion Filters are the secret sauce for capturing dreamy, film-like footage. Escape the clinical, ultra-sharp look of digital with this specialty glass. Available in densities of 5%, 10%, and 20%, they not only catch and bloom light but soften hard edges and provide a smoothing effect on skin tones, making wrinkles less noticeable. The glass itself is made by fusing a microlayer of NanoBlack particulates between two layers of top-grade Japanese filter glass, allowing us to maintain full image quality. The ring of the filter is precision machined from aerospace-grade metal and designed to be thin enough to stack underneath another filter without compromising the field of view. This means you can use an ND or VND on top of it for shooting cinematic frame rates and capturing motion blur.

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CineBloom Diffusion Filters

You wanna capture dreamy, film-like footage on your camera or smartphone? The Moment CineBloom Diffusion Filters are the secret sauce! Available in 5%, 10%, 20%

Buy for $67.99

Available as a 2-5 stop or 6-9 stop, Moment Variable ND filters are the secret sauce to controlling your exposure. Made with premium Schott B270 Pro Cinema Glass, these filters are crisp edge to edge without color fringing or cross polarization. The filter rings are precision machined from aerospace grade metal, delivering the durability we expect when shooting. Our Variable ND Filters also feature a unique flared geometry unlike anything else on the market, allowing you to see your ND number from behind the viewfinder. This provides fast, precise control over your shots in tricky lighting, without moving from behind the camera. Made to shoot on the go, the filters also feature hard stops at both ends of the range to prevent unwanted cross polarization for the cleanest image possible.

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77mm Variable ND Filter

The Hoya 77mm Variable Neutral Density (ND) Filter is the sharpest, most color consistent variable ND filter in the world. Available now at Shop Moment.

Buy for $329.90

With an emphasis on speed and versatility, the Sony Alpha a6600 is a sleek-yet-fully-featured APS-C-format mirrorless camera well-suited for both stills and video. Sporting a revised 24.2MP CMOS sensor, the a6600 is capable of producing high-resolution photos and up to UHD 4K video with no recording time limit, more efficient processing, and faster focusing. The 4D FOCUS system, which covers 84% of the image frame, utilizes 425 phase-detection points along with 425 contrast-detection areas for especially quick and intuitive performance along with Real-time Eye AF for both photo and video.

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Alpha a6400 APS-C Mirrorless Camera

One of the most beloved mirrorless digital cameras out there! The Sony Alpha a6400 has the World’s fastest autofocus, advanced APS-C, 24.2 MP CMOS sensor

Buy for $898.00

Chase your creativity as far as it wants to go with X-T4. This powerful image-making tool offers professional photo and video functionality that can be quickly and easily accessed at the flick of a switch. X-T4 offers five-axis In-Body Image Stabilization, autofocus sensitivity down to -6EV, and Full HD/240p super slow-motion video recording. It also provides improved AF tracking performance and enhanced battery life, along with a new mechanical shutter that is capable of making images at 15 frames per second and 300,000 actuations. High-resolution movie footage can be made at DCI 4K/60p in 10-bit color. The X-T4 is the ultimate camera for hybrid image makers who want the versatility to make the most of their creativity.

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X-T4 APS-C Mirrorless Camera

You're a creator looking for the do-everything camera? Chase your creativity with the Fujifilm X-T4 digital camera the ultimate camera for hybrid image makers!

Buy for $1,549.00

Boasting exceptional optics, a complete feature set, and outstanding speed in all aspects, the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens easily takes its place as the de facto telephoto zoom for professionals. A member of the G Master series, this 70-200mm delivers high sharpness alongside smooth, clean bokeh and with an absolute minimum of aberrations. This is guaranteed through the use of an XA element, two aspherical elements, four extra-low dispersion elements, and two Super ED elements in the optical design. Furthermore, the lens has a Nano AR Coating that reduces reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color.

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FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens

Shooting far and wanting to keep it stable? Capture distant subjects while keeping your camera lightweight with the FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens from Sony

Buy for $1,298.00

Bring creative visions into reality and make photos that evoke feeling like never before with XF10-24mmF4 R OIS WR, a compact wide-angle zoom, with a 35mm equivalent focal range of 15-36mm, that lets you access all the most popular 35mm wide-angle focal lengths in one lens. With Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) that is improved to 3.5 stops from its predecessor, the addition of weather resistant seals, designed to protect the lens against dust and moisture, and simple updates to the aperture ring, this new XF10-24mmF4 R OIS WR lens is now practical, portable, and durable, which makes it simply reliable when those moments matter most.

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XF10-24mmF4 R OIS Lens

An Ultra-wide Angle To Wide Angle Zoom

Buy for $999.95

The “FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR” features a focal length equivalent to 24mm (in the 35mm format) and has a maximum aperture of F2.8. It helps to deliver the best results from Fujifilm’s unique X-Trans™*1CMOS sensors. Small and lightweight, the lens offers very high-resolution performance due to the optical design. The XF16mmF2.8 R WR lens adopts an inner focusing system*2 driven by a stepping motor*3 for faster and quieter auto-focusing. Metal parts are used extensively on the exterior providing a premium yet robust feel, while the aperture and focusing rings have been designed to be comfortable and easy to use. The lens is also weather and dust resistant, and operates in temperatures as low as -10°C, making it ideal for shooting in a variety of conditions.

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XF 16mm F2.8 R WR Lens

Looking to go wide with your Fuji? The XF 16mm F2.8 R WR Lens is equivalent to a 35mm format 24mm lens. It's lightweight and brings high-res quality

Buy for $399.00

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