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Fujifilm X-H1 Full Review: Overview, Beats the Sony A7 III, Fuji X-T2 & X Pro 2?

I give a full hands on review of the Fujifilm X-H1. This is the new camera from Fuji in 2018 that they really went hands on with video features. Fuji added new features like 4K video, 5 axis in body stabilization, 1080p 120fps, face and eye detect and much more. But is all of that just stated for marketing or does it really work in the real world? I must say that Fuji hit a home run with this camera, well maybe a triple and almost made it home. While the stills are top notch, the main look is the video. But Fuji had a few drawbacks with the xh1 that are worth noting as shown in the review. But do you like the Fuji X-H1? Let me know down in the comments below.
Buy the Fuji X-H1 Here:

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Fuji X-H1 First Impressions & Unboxing: Fuji's Best Camera?

I give my first impressions and unbox the Fuji X-H1. The Fuji X-H1 is Fuji's next step toward concentrating on video features in their cameras. This new Fuji X-H1 has F Log, 4K, decent face detection, 5 axis IS and much more. I show you what you get for $2,000 and give my thoughts on using it for two shoots so far. The full review will be posted soon, so stay tuned! Thanks again for BHPhoto for sending this out to review and unbox.
Check Out The Fuji X-H1 Here:

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 Art Lens First Impressions & Unboxing: Dual Pixel Autofocus Test

I unbox and give my first impressions of the  new Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 Art Lens. I also test the autofocus capabilities on the Canon 1DX II. It's important to test as a lot want to know if the lens is loud, so I test this with Canon's Dual Pixel AF system. This Sigma Art Lens is selling brand new for $1,300, which puts it at an interesting price range for a fast wide angle lens. Canon's 11-24 f4 lens sells for around $3,000. Do you find yourself interested in this newest Sigma lens? Let me know down in the comments. The full review is coming soon. So stay tuned!
Thanks for BHPhoto for sending this out for review, check out the Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 lens below:



I am what's wrong with photography. There are a lot of faults and attributes from photographers that can hurt the industry and their own business. I do posses some of these and felt the need to share with the community so I could heard if you guys and girls are going through the same thing.

There are plenty of problems in the niche. But...we can fix them easily. It just starts looking at yourself and myself for that matter.

As always "Keep an Eye Out!"

BlackBezt P120DT Bi-Color LED Light Review: Is This $700 Light Worth It?

I give an in depth hands on review of the BlackBezt P120DT Bi-Color LED Light. This P120DT, has full control of the Kelvin color you want from 3000K to 6000K. You get both your daylight and tungsten temperature. While this LED light is powerful enough it also has a Turbo mode that allows for 30% more power output for a short amount of time. The light has a cool down period of about two minutes after. The price point I see is roughly $650 to $750 which for a professional Bi-color LED light is a good deal. Check out the links below for more information:
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Sony A7 III Hands On Review: My Honest Thoughts "Not Much To Complain About"

I had the honor to get a hands on review of the Sony A7 III from the WPPI and Sony event in Las Vegas. Sony invited myself and Ted Forbes out to share our experience about the event and for us to give our honest thoughts about the new Sony A7 3. Note: Sony did NOT pay us for anything, we volunteered our time to come out. We had a few days with the camera and were able to take a deep dive in to share our thoughts about the stills and video. This is an "entry" level full frame camera, but it gives much more then that with little to complain about. The Sony A7 III is the perfect camera for someone looking to get into mirrorless full frame and who wants to shoot weddings, events and a little bit of fast action. What are your thoughts on the Sony A7 Mark III? Let me know in the comments below.
Check Out The Sony A7 III Here:

Commlite CM-EF-EOS M Lens Adapter Review: Mount Any EF Canon Lens On Your M Camera!

I give a hands on review of the new Commlite CM-EF-EOS M adapter. This lens adapter from Commlite allows you to mount your Canon EF and EF-S lenses to you Canon M, mirrorless, camera. I tested the Canon 16-35 F4 and the Canon 24-70 2.8 II L. This adapter also allows all electronic information to pass through including: electronic control, aperture control, stabilization, EXIF info and more! For $43 bucks, its hard to pass this up as the Canon version costs around $199. As you will hear, this does add a bit of autofocus noise. But that being the only downside, it works perfectly otherwise.
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Canon EOS M50 vs M6: Which To Buy?

With Canon's recent announcement of the new Canon EOS M50, it makes a hard decision whether to buy the M50, the M6 or the M5. In this video, I discuss the main points of both the Canon EOS M6 and the M50. I am an M6 owner and I really enjoy this small workhorse of a camera. But the Canon M50 is the first 4K Canon mirrorless camera on the market. But, as you will hear, it's a bit limited. Are you interested in the Canon EOS M50? Do you own the M5 or M6? Let me know in the comments below.
My Canon M6 REVIEW:
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WPPI 2018 Vlog: Canon M50, Sigma 14-24 f2.8, Fuji X-H1, Tamron 70-210 f4 First Impressions

This was my first time attending WPPI and for WPPI 2018 I vlogged the main things I was interested in seeing. Being at the event on the heals of a big Sony, later to be known A7 III announcement, was a show I've been wanting to attend for a long time. A few of the pieces of gear I wanted to see and get a hands on was the Canon M50, Sigma 14-24 f2.8, Fuji X-H1 and the Tamron 70-210 f4. WPPI reminds me of Photo Plus that takes place in NYC yearly, but with a target to show more of the wedding side of the industry. Hopefully you gathered something from this vlog and it was interesting.
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Sony A7 III Vlog: Desert, Helicopters & More! (Day 3 & 4, Behind The Scenes)

We continue with the Sony A7 III event vlogs with days 3 and 4's events. Sony set up a few more events to test the Sony A7 III in real world settings. On Day 3, we went to a studio shoot setup that also included a really cool chance to photograph models in water to either freeze the action or use a slow shutter speed to capture a smooth long exposure. After that, we went to a restaurant to shoot some culinary in lower light. Day 4 was amazing, we went out in the middle of the desert to shoot models and more. We then went on open door helicopters to the Valley of Fire and that experience was breath taking...very surreal. These entire four days in Las Vegas was very surreal, being able to get to know the YouTube photography community a bit better. Stay tuned for the full Sony A7 III review coming soon. Thanks for Ted Forbes (Art of Photography) for helping me get out there as well:

Sony a7 III Hands On First Impressions & Sony Event/Travel Vlog: Behind The Scenes (Day 1&2)

I have a hands on first impression with the new Sony a7 III. I wanted to share a behind the scenes look at how a press announcement looks, as this was my first one to attend. We saw the Sony a7 III with some really needed specs that many users have wanted! For an entry full frame Sony camera, pricing at $1,999, it hits the direct market in the everyday user and wedding photographers. There isnt a ton of flare to the camera but it hits most of the wanted check marks. It's a fast camera that feels good in the hands!
This is just Day 1 and 2 of the Sony event, Ted Forbes and I will get more hands on over the next few days. Big thanks to Sony and Ted for helping get me out here for the event! Stay tuned for Ted's full Sony a7 III video!

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:

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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?
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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.