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Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III First Impressions & Unboxing: Why over the F4?

I give a hands on unboxing and first impressions of the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III. I "upgraded" from the f4 version for just a few small reasons. But despite the price tag being almost $1,000 more over the f4 you get a lens that feels professional and durable. Also, this lens have an 82mm filter mount allows me to use my current filters that I've used on my Canon 24-70 2.8 II lens. I will have a full review on this lens soon, so stay tuned! What would you like to see in the review? Let me know in the comments below.

As always "Keep an Eye Out!"

Canon 6D Mark II-One Year Later, Why ND Filters Are Useful and How To Expose For The Sky & Subject

On this round of photography questions and answers, we tackle some gear and tips for shooting outdoors. A common request at the moment is about the Canon 6D Mark II and if I would still suggest it after owning it for about a year. Answer in the video. The next two questions involved ND filters and exposure. Why are ND filters key to shooting outdoors and how do you expose for both the sky and subject.
Canon 6D Mark II Review:
https://youtu.be/aOMIRkPdI1Y

You'll NEVER Look At Photos The Same Way Again (Maybe Exaggerated)

I was looking through Instagram and saw a candid photo that Zack Arias posted. Its a photo of three strangers sitting next to each other on a subway car. Later on Zack posted a cropped version of just two of them, which told a different story all together. It never hit me to look back at older photos and try it out to see if I can get a different point of view or story. How about you, did you get a different vibe from the photos? Have you looked back at older work? Should you crop photos? Let me know your thoughts down below. Thank you Zack for allowing me to use your photos.
If you are looking for graphic/animation work, a huge thanks to Ryan Drum:
ryanryandrum@gmail.com
Zack Arias Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zarias/?hl=en

PolarPro QuartzLine Filter Review: ND1000, ND16/PL, Long Exposure Photography

I get a hands on review of PolarPro's new filter line, the higher end QuartzLine Series. I was able to test out their ND1000, 10 Stop ND filter, and the ND16/PL, Polarization, filter. My main question with filters is how durable are they and how is the color produced. After using these for a bit of time I am happy to say the color and durability are actually amazing. I highly recommend these and at their current price point, despite seeming high, are very much worth it! I was not paid or sponsored by PolarPro, they simply sent them over to review and asked for my honest thoughts. Check out their filters below and information on their lifetime warranty, if bought from their direct site:
QuartzLine Filters: https://www.polarprofilters.com/products/quartzline-filters
PolarPro Warranty/Buy Back Promo: https://www.polarprofilters.com/pages/quartzline-buy-back

Sony RX100 VI Preview: Huge Fast Zoom Lens, 4K & Still Compact

Sony announces the new Sony RX100 VI, Sony RX100 6. This has been a long time coming but is it worth it? Clocking in at around $1,200 US and launching in July this should do pretty well. It's the "all you ever need" camera as Sony puts it. The biggest features wrap around to 4K video, 120 fps full HD shooting and includes S LOG3 and Hybrid Log. The new RX100 VI uses a 24-200mm zoom lens with an f/2.8-4.5 variable aperture. Its like having a 24-70 and 70-200 all in one pocketable camera. But there are two things missing, still a mic input and 60fps at 4K video. It's looking like Sony is sticking to 24/30 fps in this compact camera line. The other thing that isnt available now is the record time while shooting 4K. Is it still 10 mins? Stay tuned for any updates. That being said, is this the camera for you? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Fujifilm X-T100 Preview: 4K, Full Flip Out Screen & "Low" Price

The new Fujifilm X-T100 is now announced. This brought in a mix of great things from the Fuji X-T2 with a lower price point. This X-T100 also introduced a new 3 way flip screen. Vloggers rejoice! Should you look at this over the Fuji X-T2? Let me know your thoughts down below.
Preorder the X-T100 Here:
Black: https://bhpho.to/2xhwgZB
Silver: https://bhpho.to/2J2iLkZ
Gold: https://bhpho.to/2KQKIcK

6 Reasons To Own A 50mm Lens

I give you 6 Reasons To Own A 50mm Lens. 50mm is a common lens to start with or learn on, but even adding it to your lens lineup could be a good idea. Do you own a 50mm lens? Let me know in the comments below. But why is a 50mm lens so key? Simple. Here is the list in short, I break it down more in the video.
1. Affordable
2. Small/Portable
3. Fast Apertures
4. Sharpness
5. Versatile
6. Forces Creativity

As always "Keep an Eye Out!"

A Lens Burrito? 5 Random Photography Items From The Internet

I had my friend go on the internet and find 5 random photography items and gifts. My friend is not a photographer at all and went to random websites to find these items found in the video. Some are not so random but one or two of them actually did make me laugh. Have you seen any of these random items before? Do you own any of them?
If you are reading this comment, "I'm hungry for a lens cap". Maybe if I see your comment, I'll give one of these things away to you!
Should we do more of these? Also let me know down below.

As always "Keep an Eye Out!"

Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 Art Lens Review: Is It Worth $1,300? Better Than Tamron 15-30mm f2.8?

I give a full hands on review of the new Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 Art lens. The reason its a big deal is because of it costing "only" $1,300 USD. Which puts it under the Canon/Nikon equivalents and near the popular Tamron 15-30mm f2.8. But how does the IQ, autofocus, distortion and etc rank?
Honestly, this lens is well worth every penny. As mentioned in the video its fast, accurate and handles well in the real world. The only two downsides are its weight/size and the tight zoom ring. But that's the only issues I've found with it. Let me know down in the comments, do you owns this lens or plan on buying it?
Check It Out Here:
Sigma 14-24mm Nikon: https://bhpho.to/2HDj1Do
Sigma 14-24mm Canon: https://bhpho.to/2GDgvfe
Sigma 14-24mm Sigma: https://bhpho.to/2JAxrV8

Sigma 14-24mm Unboxing/Autofocus Test:
https://youtu.be/1tX3jK7RY1c
Tamron 15-30 2.8 Review:
https://youtu.be/CrJ6WU7yEPc

As always "Keep an Eye Out!"

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:
https://bhpho.to/2IBiIZx

More Reviews To Check Out:
Max Yuryev: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm0g2B0JXt0
CameraStoreTV (Wooden Nickels Series): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZWb4iqW7C4

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:
https://bhpho.to/2IBiIZx

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:
Canon: https://bhpho.to/2GDgvfe
Nikon: https://bhpho.to/2HDj1Do

 

I AM WHAT'S WRONG WITH PHOTOGRAPHY

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:
BlackBezt Site: https://www.blackbezt.com/p120dt
BHPhoto: https://bhpho.to/2FJC3dY

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:
https://bhpho.to/2oSutn6