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Panoramic Time Lapse Motorized Tripod Head: Movo MTP-20 Review

I give a hands on review of a new motorized tripod head that is hitting the market from Movo, the Movo MTP-20, a panoramic and time lapse tripod head. This $100 piece of gear is very easy to use, there is no confusing external apps, just set how your degrees of spin and click start! This is a great, lightweight solution for any photographer or videographer who wants smooth moving time lapse shots or panoramic photos. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.

Check out the Movo MTP-20 Here: https://www.movophoto.com/products/movo-mtp-20-panoramic-time-lapse-tripod-head?_pos=2&_sid=70392e377&_ss=r

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Canon M6 Mark II Leaked Specs: Why the Canon M Line is Worth it

With the recent leak of the Canon 90D and Canon event coming soon, we also have news on the Canon M6 II leak as well. The Canon M6 line doesnt get enough respect and it should....but Canon has not kept up with it much. But what do we see with this leaked Canon M6 II?

We see a boost in megapixels, increased RAW burst photos, eye and af detect improvements and more. But what we still need to know is more about the 4K mode in this, we will find out when its official and possibly like the Canon 90D. Is the Canon M line worth it anymore? Is this Canon M6 II interesting if you are an Canon M6 user? Let me know down in the comments below.

Canon Rumors: https://www.canonrumors.com/canon-eos-m6-mark-ii-promotional-video-appears-to-have-leaked/

Canon 90D Leaked: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOIBEGHVlN8

#CanonM6II #CanonM #CanonMirrorless

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Canon 90D Leaked Specs: The Camera is Finally Coming

We finally have leaked word on the super sought out Canon 90D. In the next week or so we will officially hear about the camera. We just had key leaked specs and the promo video leak. So whats new, will it be worth an 80D upgrade? Pending the price...it SHOULD be.

This 90D upgrades its megapixels, af features, body layout and more. What are your thoughts? Is it a viable upgrade from the Canon 80D? Is the 90D worth a possible $1,400 price tag if confirmed? Let me know down below.

Canon Rumors 90D: https://www.canonrumors.com/canon-eos-90d-promotional-video-appears-to-have-leaked/

Canon M6 Mark II Leaked: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v16N8As3eY&feature=youtu.be

#Canon90D #Canon #Canon80D

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Sony RX100 VII Preview: A Point and Shoot Sony A9

Sony announced another new camera today, the Sony RX100 VII, the Mark 7. The RX100 line has been a favorable camera for users because of its advanced features and compact size. But they've missed on a few features over the years. This Sony RX100 7, completes all! This now has a mic jack, FINALLY, and has advanced autofocusing features as found in the Sony A9. Combined with a newer improved 1 inch 20 megapixel sensor, this camera can easily be worth the $1,200USD price tag. Let me know your thoughts on this camera in the comments below. Is it worth the price, is it a worthy upgrade from the 6 to the 7?

Videos/Credit:

Ted Forbes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9ryLrNKl9g&t=681s

Sony USA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb9UyETiQk0&list=PLL06nPE7_lzPz2-Mnn4o8XS_7OAh_dlsU&index=2&t=0s

MIC ADAPTER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTpB9fX1GnE

Sony RX100 Mark III Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGAa8BjAHqk

#Sony #Sonyrx100vii #SonyA9

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Sony a7R IV Preview: Worlds First 61 Megapixel Full Frame Camera

Sony announced a new camera today, the Sony A7R IV, mark 4. The R line has been their high resolution set of cameras. The Sony community is still waiting for the Sony A7S III. You will see a large upgrade in megapixels compared to the A7R III at 42 to now 61. That is spicy! The other big note to mention is the improved autofocus system and algorithm that has been seen in the Sony a6400 and in recent firmware pushes. With more customization options, the new Sony A7R 4 comes in at $3,500 USD. Is this worth picking up? Is 61 megapixels too much? Is it really an upgrade from the Sony A7R III? Let me know down in the comments below.

Video Credit:

Sony YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7McIsZ7v-RdLedtk6d6zRg

Sony: https://www.sony.com/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-7rm4

Sony A7R4, Sony, Sony A7RIV

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Switching Camera Brands: The Real Discussion and When You Should

You see a lot of videos on YouTube around the topic of switching camera brands and when you "should" upgrade or switch those brands. This video is more of a reality check for a bunch of the boring clickbait these have become. There needs to be a better trend set for the photo and tech nice we have here in the community. These are just my thoughts and why I've switched gear to what I currently have. Let me know in the comments below if you agree or not. Also have you switched brands for specific reasons?

Datacolor SpyderX Capture Pro Review: You Won’t Believe How Much It Helps Your Photos!

I give a hands on review of Datacolor's newest package, the Datacolor SpyderX Capture Pro. This is ultimate color management tool kit, providing all the essentials needed to precisely manage color in your workflow from capture through editing. Datacolor has been known for their color calibration for a long time now and for the price, you get a lot more options included. These are the tools you need if you are serious about printing or if you do any video/photo editing. What's included: LensCal, Cube, Checkr and SpyderX Elite. (Limited time, this is $319.99 as an intro price. If you see, $399.99 then thats the current price)

Check Out the Capture Pro Kit Here:

https://spyderx.datacolor.com/shop/

On Amazon:

https://amzn.to/2xbEPC4

Fuji X Pro 3, Awkward Photo Gigs, Best Off Brand Flashes: Photography Q and A

In this version of photography question and answers, I discuss my wants of the Fujifilm X Pro 3, the most awkward jobs I was asked to photography, the best off brand affordable flashes and more! Let me know in the comments below; what do you want in the Fuji X Pro 3? What was the most awkward job you either photographed or were asked too?

Amazon Basics $30 Flash:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDu4WlT0hjk

Yongnuo Flash Playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmbLWCvZd3Yl_KKlQ1ya4PlgPAAmu8V4l

#FujiXPro3 #FujifilmXPro3 #PhotographyFlashes

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5 Lessons Richard Avedon Taught Me: Portrait Photography (How He Didn't Take Boring Portraits)

To me, portrait photography has become very boring. It's can be very difficult to capture a worthy portrait of a person because you need to capture the essence of the person at that specific time. You need to tell the story through their poses and your lighting.

Richard Avedon is one of the most popular and well known American portrait and fashion photographers. He had an eye for evoking emotion and conveying it through lighting. In this video, I list 5 characteristics I learned from studying Richard.

Richard Avedon Foundation: https://www.avedonfoundation.org/

5 Lessons Richard Avedon Taught Me:

1. Print Your Work Large

2. Photography Isn't the Truth

3.Portraits were more about Richard then the subject

4. Evoke Authentic Emotion

5. Connection and Fear

Google Pixel 3a Camera Review: Best Phone Camera Under $500 (vs Pixel 3XL & iPhone XS Max)

I give a hands on review of the new Google Pixel 3a. I really wanted to see if it had the same exact rear 12 megapixel camera like its more expensive brother, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Long and short....YES it does! This is easily one of the best smartphone cameras of all time for under $500. Would you be interested in the Pixel 3a? Let me know in the comments below. This was sent over by Google, but I was not paid to make this review. The thoughts are fully of my own.

Google Pixel 3XL Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU230dthV44

#TeamPixel #Photography #SmartphoneCamera

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Top 5 Cameras of All Time (Not What You Expect)

I share my top 5 favorite cameras of all time. These are cameras I've personally used throughout my career. Let me know your favorite cameras of all time down below in the comments. Do any of the five I mentioned make your list as well?

Here are my top 5 cameras:

1. Nikon D700

2. Fuji X Pro 2

3. Canon 5D Mark II

4. Polaroid 600se

5. Canon AE-1

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Specialty Cameras: Why are They Pointless and Expensive?

One question that has been brought up a lot is, "What is the point of specialty camera? What are specialty cameras?" The most common reply is that these "types" of cameras are pointless and way too overpriced. In this video, I cover the topic and share my thoughts. Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below.

#photography #leicaq2 #ricohgriii

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Ricoh GW-4 Wide Angle Lens Review for Ricoh GR III (GA-1 Review)

I give a more in depth review of the Ricoh GW-4 Wide Angle Lens for the Ricoh GR III. This also include the...overpriced...Ricoh GA-1 Adapter to be able to use it. I will say the wide angle lens doesn't do a lot but I do wish it was the default lens. I had a great time using it on the GR III and it basically lived on the camera for me. It gives .75x more POV and is built well. The adapter is very plasticy and overpriced at $50 bucks. The Wide Angle Lens is $250 USD. If you own the GR III, I say this is an easy buy. Thanks to BHPhoto for sending this out for review!

Check Out the GW-4 Wide Angle here:

https://bhpho.to/2T47G87

Ricoh GR III Review:

https://youtu.be/sWrUA_8r254

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Ricoh GR III Review: King of Street Photography Cameras?

The Ricoh GR III is finally available and I was able to get a hands on test for about the past month. Thanks to BHPhoto for sending this out to review, they did provide this to test but did not pay or sponsor this video in any way. I believe the GR III reclaimed the title as the king of street photography cameras as it has almost everything the GR II had but improved on much more! With a newer body layout, touch screen, 24 megapixel sensor and more, its definitely worth an upgrade alone from the GR II in regards to autofocus.

Check out the Ricoh GR III Here: https://bhpho.to/2T7CSmH

Wide Angle Combo: https://bhpho.to/2G5lM0i

I Used My Smartphone Camera Exclusively For 4 Months! How Did It Go?

I took the self challenge of only using my iPhone XS Max and Google Pixel 3XL camera for the past 4 months. I wanted to see how it would be to not use an actual camera, just using the "best camera is the one with you." I shared my thoughts in this video. I wanted to get the full experience and worked with Sandmarc to send over a wide angle and telephoto lens to help with this test. I must say, it was a bit freeing to not having any other gear with me but I will never be able to say we dont need actual cameras. Yes gear isnt everything, a great photographer can capture a moment with anything but there are a lot of limitations and I'll keep my actual cameras with me as well. Do you like these types of videos? Let me know down in the comments below.

Sandmarc Smartphone Lens Review:

https://youtu.be/zoYRMP_B8tQ

#iPhoneXSMax #GooglePixel3XL #SmartphoneCamera

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