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2018 New Camera/Lens Recap: Pentax K1 II, Tamron 70/210 4, Tamron 28-75 2.8, Canon T7, CanonM50 & More

There are a lot of cameras and lenses being announced in the next week or two, ahead of the CP+ show. Let's give a recap and gather all of the information into this one video. Here are is the gear being talked about listed below. Which is your favorite, what did you want to hear?
Canon 2000D/T7, Canon 4000D, Canon EOS M50, Tamron 70-210 f4 VC, Tamron 28-75 f2.8 III, Pentax K1 Mark II, Tokina 20mm f2 AF, Samyang 50mm XP f1.2

 

Canon EOS M6: 5 Reasons I Bought It (3 Month Review, Very Underrated)

I review the Canon EOS M6 and tell you the 5 reasons I bought it and why it is very underrated. Seriously, when I say the Canon M6 has made my workflow easier, I mean it. With the size of the camera, the image quality, Dual Pixel AF and more, it hit most of the check boxes I needed for a camera that is meant for vlogging and b-roll. I also choose the M6 over the M5 mainly because of price, not needing an EVF and the horrible design of the flip down screen on the 5. The Canon EOS M6, is a home run of a camera for me.
Check Out The Canon EOS M6 Here:
https://bhpho.to/2CdD7jF

Camera In Use/Image Quality Examples:
Anti-Climatic Vlog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWvViSs6-is
Heading into NYC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OebMckst1U

I Used Prime Lenses Exclusively For 6 Months (Thoughts From A Zoom Photographer)

For a half a year I used prime lenses exclusively for 6 months. I am mainly a zoom lens photographer, so I wanted to challenge myself and see if I could just use zoom lenses. Could this change the way I shoot and create a few new pieces of prime gear in my camera bag? This isnt a review video of what lens I used and at which gig but I share the perks and let downs of using only prime lenses. So these are thoughts from a zoom photographer. Prime lenses do have a lot of perks but its biggest downside is not having the versatility to zoom. To me, thats a huge perk to lose. But in reality I am a hybrid, mainly zoom lenses but I use a dedicated prime macro. Let me know down below, are you a prime, zoom, or hybrid photographer?
Why I Use F/4 Lenses Mainly:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSrcnFOK6EE

Fuji X-H1: Fuji's Powerhouse Camera of 2018 & Full Specs

Fuji will announce the Fuji X-H1 camera on Feb 15th. This will be Fuji's powerhouse camera of 2018, no doubt. They have a lot going into this camera with a major focus on video. With adding 4K, small crop, with Cinema and DCI, this steps up to what's currently in the market. The X-H1 seems to be a balance between the Fuji GFX and the X-T2. It's the same sensor, but with a new body design and layout. Does this X-H1 interest you? If it is $2,300 is it too much? Expect for this camera to ship sometime in March. What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.

 

The Most Flexible Tripod Ever?

I review the Fotopro UFO 2 tripod and see if it really is one of the most flexible tripods ever. Fotopro sent this over to me, but did not sponsor or pay in any way. Just wanted to see how good this UFO 2 was compared to something like Joby's GorillaPod X Focus. Now they dont directly stack up but, as shown in the video, I was pretty impressed with what this Fotopro could hold. The Fotopro could pretty much hold most cameras with basic lenses, if anything heavier look into actual tripods or the Joby. But this UFO 2 is under $20 bucks, so thats hard to beat! The legs are actually water resistant, so if you want to put it in water you can. Let me know what you think about this tripod down in the comments below. Do you own something like these?
Buy the Fotopro UFO 2:  http://amzn.to/2GqvoSS
Joby Gorillapod: http://amzn.to/2DEWEuN

My Most Favorite Underrated Photo Gear! (One Thing You Need In Your Bag Now)

I show you my most favorite underrated photo gear. This is really one thing you need in your camera bag right now. Yes its a bit much, but its one piece of gear that many may not know about or what it can do for them. This is all about the Manfrotto Super Clamp. Yes....a clamp lol. But this is a piece of gear that you can use to get that sweet overhead video look or use out in the field to clamp your camera or lighting gear to a pole or a ledge. You have a lot of versatility with this simple gear. Basic video...yes...but it's worth throwing in your bag.
Buy the Manfrotto Super Clamp Here:
https://bhpho.to/2EitHWU

Canon 1DX Mark II Unboxing & First Impressions: Why Spend $6,000 On A Camera?

I unbox and give my first impressions with the Canon 1DX Mark II. Now why would someone spend $6,000 USD on a higher end camera? Easy, its reliable and worth every penny. But it takes a lot of saving and looking for deals to be able to buy a flagship model camera. With Peter Mckinnon popularizing this camera with vlogging, it seems more are coming off the shelves. Is this the same as Casey with his Canon 80D? No. You buy quality gear, be it the Sony A9 or Nikon D5, you get a reliable piece of kit. I traded the Canon 5D Mark IV for a great price and wasnt too much more to upgrade to the EOS 1DX Mark II. Have you used this before or another flagship model? Let me know down in the comments below.

Canon EOS M6 Mic "Perfect" Solution: Do NOT Damage Your Camera! (Edutige ETM-008 Mic + Adapter)

I give the perfect solution to the Canon EOS M6 vlog mic issue. I also share a cheap way with zero damage for this fix. Many vloggers have turned to the Canon M6 or M5 because of Canon's dual pixel af system and portable size. This is the same reason I bought the M6 but needed to fix the mic. After a lot of research I found the Edutige Mics. Shown in the video I used the ETG-002 L Adapter and the ETM-008 Unidirectional Mic. The only downside is no shock mount and that it peaks a lot. So be sure to manually lower your audio levels in camera to compensate.
Check Out the Mic and Adapter below:
My Mic- http://www.edutige.net/shop/external-microphone-for-gopro-hero4-etm-008/
Cheaper Mic- http://www.edutige.net/shop/external-microphone-for-gopro-hero4-or-dslr-etm-001/
3 to 3 Adapter: http://www.edutige.net/shop/etg-002-3-pole-3-pole-microphone-adapter/

Canon 11-24mm f/4L Review Hands On: Canon 16-35 f/4 vs Buying This $3,000 Lens

I give my hands on review of the Canon 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide lens. This lens runs around $3,000 USD and is a highly popular specialty lens that is great for real estate, street photography and some architecture. Is this 11-24mm worth getting or the Canon 16-35 f/4 worth it more? I discuss this in the video above, price aside. The most important thing to understand about ultra wide angle lenses, like this 11-24 f4, is how it distorts and what that produces. If you can work it to your flavor, you are good to go.
Check Out the Canon 11-24mm F4 lens Here:
https://bhpho.to/2DIGmSG

As always "Keep an Eye Out!"

Check Out My Gear:
(Street Photography) https://www.bnh.com/wish/F16F86B54C/
(Wedding Photography) https://www.bnh.com/wish/F16FB90FEC/
https://kit.com/EricRossi

Panasonic GH5s Preview & Full Leaked Specs

We now have a preview of the Panasonic GH5s. The full specs were released by accident ahead of times by several sources. But Panasonic will be announcing their new low light video beat at CES 2018. The big change is happening internally, besides an adorable red record button, but will now use a new 10.2 megapixel sensor and shoots 4K video at 60fps and 50fps. Panasonic pretty much owns the micro four thirds field, but will the expected price tag of $2,500 body only throw off the nice? Are you excited about this in the industry? If you are a Panasonic user, do you want something like this?

Casey Neistat Hot Sauce Review & A New Camera Bag Vlog:

I give a hands on review of the Casey Neistat hot sauce. In a recent vlog Casey showed that Juicepress is selling his face branded on newer hot sauce. So I wanted to share my thoughts on it. Plus I wanted to trade in some camera gear to get a new camera bag from BHPhoto. Casey crushed it on Hot Ones on the First We Feast channel and conquered the Last Dab. Can I conquer this hot sauce?
Credit- Casey's Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGjcPQ05Fns
Casey On Hot Ones:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLkHEZTSeoU

Fujifilm X-E3 Hands On Review: Mini Fuji X Pro 2 & It's BIGGEST Flaw!

I give a full hands on review of the Fujifilm X-E3. This mirrorless camera is a huge deal because of what features it offers for its price point of around $1,150 USD. For hundred of dollars more you can snag an Fuji X-T2 or X Pro 2. Personally I own the X Pro 2 and was very curious if I could save money and buy this Fujifilm X-E3. Even though I enjoyed all of the time I spent with this camera thanks to BHPhoto for sending it over, I still feel I'll keep the X Pro 2 and it mainly comes down to the screen softness flaw. That bothered me a little and a few friends who use and own the camera. But the savings may be super worth it to you.

2017 Is Over, Thank You & Bloopers!

2017 is coming to an end but thank you for an awesome and supportive year. At the end there are some outtakes and bloopers from this year, I hope you enjoy some candid and real moments there...lol the mindset of a YouTube. But thank you again for the support after a rough year for myself and family. Thank you for watching any second of a video of mine and lastly, thanks for interacting and keeping the discussion going about photography. Let's crush it in 2018 and I hope to take you with me on some adventures next year!

An Anticlimactic Vlog......(Canon EOS M6 Real World Vlog Test)

Ted Forbes and I produced a very anticlimactic vlog. We failed to do what we set out for BUT in the end, I can share a real world vlog test with the Canon EOS M6 from the streets of New York City. Ted and I originally had plans for a helicopter ride and some rooftop photographing but those fell through. Instead, just follow us around for the day and meet some awesome people who came to a last minute meetup! Thanks again for everyone who took the time to come out to hand with Ted and myself. I got most of everyone who went in the vlog, sorry if I missed anyone!
Check Out Ted's Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/theartofphotography

Best & Worst Cameras of 2017

I recap, review and go over the best and worst cameras that came out of 2017. There was a ton of new tech and camera features added. But there were a few features left off of some cameras that left the industry puzzled as well. Which is your favorite camera of the year? What camera did I miss? Let me know in the comments below.
Table of Content:
Runner Up Cameras: 00:16
Best Cameras of 2017: 03:15
Worst Cameras of 2017: 08:52
Reviews Mentioned:
Fuji X100f: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvIu9-KPfeM
Canon SL2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BitxzZPWZMQ
Canon 6D Mark II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOMIRkPdI1Y
Nikon D7500: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1vr0fNnLKg