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Sony a6400 Preview: New Eye AF & Tracking, But Is This an a5400?

Sony announced the new Sony a5400...I mean Sony a6400. Why did I say a5400? Well it essentially should be in the a5000 line. The two big features the Sony a6400 brings out is the selfie flip screen and a newer eye autofocus and real time tracking system. Does the Sony a6400 take over the a6000 or a6300? Is there a Sony a6400 vs a6300? Simply, yes the a6400 is updated and mostly worth the price. The Sony a6500 is still floating because it has IBIS...this 6400 does NOT sadly. The other issue is the flip screen, it isnt right. Check out the video below on the fix for the problem when I had it with the Canon M6:

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

Let me know your thoughts on the a6400 in the comments. Is it something that needs hype? Or is it just an updated a5000 line camera still using the same older battery?

Credit: SonyCamera YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdhEXr1zw6s

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Nikon Z 14-30 F4S, Nikon Z Firmware Updates & 8K Video Being Big In 2019?

Nikon announced a new lens, some big firmware update news at CES 2019 in Las Vegas and 8K seems to be a rising topic for 2019. Nikon announced 3 soon to come updates for their mirrorless Z line cameras: eye autofocus, RAW video and CFexpress support. Nikon also showed off their new 14-30 F4S Z lens, coming in around the $1,300 USD point. Is it too much money for an f4? Lastly, 8K was a big topic in CES as Sharp displayed their 8K camera. Canon has been noted for a future 8K option in their next EOS R type camera and Sony is rumored to include 8K in their next release, Sony A7000 or A7S III.

F4 vs F2.8 Lenses:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSrcnFOK6EE

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Canon and Nikon Still Sucks in 2019? (Reacting to my 2014 Thoughts)

In 2014, I made two videos called 'Why Nikon and Canon Sucks'. Without watching the videos you wouldnt get the context of the videos. I mainly just mentioned my main issues with their cameras at the time. But have those issues from five years ago been solved in 2019? Been asked to make an update to those videos so...here it is. Have Canon and Nikon improved since 2014? Find out. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and if any of the points from 2014 happened with you back then as well.

Nikon Issues: 01:12

Canon Issues: 06:25

Two Videos Mentioned:

Canon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-A-54FKFoE

Nikon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qScH7bRr2VI

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Canon Abandoning EF Mount and Lenses in 2019?!

Coming into 2019, one of the biggest topics is Canon being fully dedicated to their mirrorless RF line for 2019. One of their European tech specialist mentioned in an interview that Canon is fully tackling the RF lens lineup and putting a brief hold on the EF mount. Is this a smart idea? Should Canon only concentrate on the RF line in 2019? Let me know in the comments below. Should Nikon do the same? Easy answer....Yes!

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Olympus E-M1X Rumors, 2019 Camera Predictions & More: Photography Q and A

For the last video of 2018 I dive into a few quick photography question and answers. Questions involving the upcoming Olympus E-M1X camera, 2019 camera predictions, my favorite video of the year and what were the best and worst cameras of 2018. Lastly, thank you. Thank you for the support and engagement in helping this community grow over the past year. Let's make 2019 as awesome and if not even better! What are some of your 2019 predictions? Let me know in the comments below.

Best & Worst Camera of 2018:

https://youtu.be/PrEdVzaWX_w

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Best & Worst Cameras of 2018

I recap, review and go over the best and worst cameras that came out of 2018. There was a ton of new tech and camera features added this year. 2018 was the year for the mirrorless camera push with Nikon and Canon finally jumping into the big boy mix. But did they fail or miss the mark? What are your best and worst camera of the year? Let me know in the comments below.

Table of Content:

00:54 Honorable Mentions

05:49 Worst Camera & Let Downs

10:13 Best Cameras

Cameras mentioned in this video:

Sony A7 III, Fuji X-T3, Fuji X-H1, Fuji X-T100, Panasonic Gh5S, Panasonic G9, Olympus Pen PL9, Canon M50, Sony RX100 VI, Yashica T35, iPhone XS Max, Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3XL, Pentax K1 II, Canon EOS R, Nikon Z6, Nikon Z7, GoPro Hero 7 Black.

Credit included for the broll camera video. Also credit to "Videezy.com" for the broll under the title graphics.

#bestcameras2018 #worstcameras2018 #topcameras2018

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Photographer's Desk Tour 2018- FlexiSpot Standing Desk

I go over my revamped Apple iMac Desk setup 2018. The big move was going with a FlexiSpot Standing Desk, which is the first time I've really used this type of workflow. Using a standup desk is something you should definitely look into! The desk starts at $299 and the total setup here is $400. All gear mentioned in this video is listed below. Special thanks to Ryan Drum who worked on the motion graphics throughout the video!

Gear Mentioned:

FlexiSpot Standing Desk: https://bit.ly/2NNuYNO

FlexiSpot Foot Mat: https://bit.ly/2RxVb0x

iMac 27 5K: https://amzn.to/2SvkoZD

Corsair RAM: https://amzn.to/2QtUFU3

Slickwraps: https://www.slickwraps.com/space-gray-skin-for-apple-27-inch-imac.html

Twelve South HiRise Pro: https://amzn.to/2Qvmxak

Blue Yeti USB Mic: https://bhpho.to/2FXaZbH

XXL Desk Pad: https://amzn.to/2Ss5lQh

Apple Wireless Pro Keyboard: https://apple.co/2OsKhqi

Logitech MX Master 2S Mouse: https://amzn.to/2E0qIo0

Ikea Edison Light: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40416295/

Vertagear PL6000 Chair: https://amzn.to/2Rypbtc

Uplift Desk Hooks: https://www.upliftdesk.com/uplift-under-desk-accessory-hooks/

Thanks again to FlexiSpot for sending over the desk. They did not pay or sponsor me or this video in any way. They just provided the desk and top. Everything else was spent using my money. Any questions please let me know down below!

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Canon EOS R Review: An Honest Hands On Discussion (Is It Really That Bad?)

I was able to have the Canon EOS R for about a month, thanks to BHPHoto. They did not pay or sponsor, but sent it out for a review so I could share my first hand honest thoughts. Like mentioned, I shot this review several times. I feel the Canon EOS R was made just to be made to get a test Canon mirrorless camera on the market. At the EOS R announcement it was touted as being "Revolutionary." But is it really? Not so much, later on they admit its not for the working professional. But with its well known (controversial) limitations does it make the camera that awful? No. It still has great video, top notch Dual Pixel AF and high image quality. But the big omissions are an entirely new camera build, a new lens mount, overpriced lenses, no dual sd card slots, no back joystick and more. Is it a let down, yes, but a horrible beast? No. Its a great backup camera and I cant wait to see Canon actually try on their "pro" model for an expected 2019.

Buy the Canon EOS R Here From BHPhoto:

https://bhpho.to/2Fr6Ht6

CanonUSA YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iJGMLUm6A4

Max's Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mUGuDXOTcA

Google Pixel 3 XL Camera Review: Is It The Really The Best Phone Camera? (Night Sight Is Amazing)

The Google Pixel line has been known to have the best camera system in a smartphone. So I give a full hands on review of the Google Pixel 3 XL camera and one of the most hyped features, Night Sight. So is this really the most elite camera phone? Watch the review above. I discuss the ergonomics of the Pixel, coming from an iPhone user, and I show the IQ and talk about the photo and video features. Google has an easy winner on this in my opinion. I'm still going to keep my iPhone XS Max, but if I went Android, no doubt would I pick up a Pixel. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Note: Google did sent the Pixel 3 XL out to review, but they did NOT pay or sponsor this video. This is not an ad. This is just my honest hands on thoughts. #Google #GooglePixel3XL #GooglePixel

Fujifilm X-T3 Review: The Best Crop Sensor Camera of 2018

I give a hands on review of the Fujifilm X-T3. This is easily one of the top camera of 2018 and if not one of the best crop sensor cameras ever made. The Fuji X-T3 has pretty much everything a photographer or videographer needs. It's really only missing two things; a fully articulating screen and in body stabilization. It's selling for $1,500 USD and is worth every penny if you want to invest in the Fuji ecosystem. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Do you think you will pick up the fuji xt3? Is it worth upgrading from the X-T2? How does it compare to the Sony A7 III? Let me know.

Buy the Fuji X-T3 Here (BHPhoto sent this over to review)

https://bhpho.to/2QjLrGl

Lensball Review: The Most Popular Instagram Photography Item (Worth It?)

I got my hands on the Lensball Pro. I was curious to see if it was a really cheesy instagram photography item or if it had more of a use. Are these photography balls worth the $35-40 bucks? The easiest way to describe the review is that it isnt for everyone. But, its a fun piece of kit to play around with and to change you FOV on things.

Check Out the Lensball Here:

https://www.lensball.com/buy

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PhotoPlus Expo 2018 Vlog

As per our annual vlog, I dive head into PhotoPlus Expo 2018 and show you the newest cameras, lenses and more! Some of the newest gear this year is the Nikon Z6/7, Canon EOS R, Fuji GFX 50R, Panasonic S1R, Zeiss ZX1 and more. There's a lot of fun moments, a tip on a DIY dual card slot hack and meeting up with friend of the channel, MR AOP, Ted Forbes. It was a smaller show again this year but I was able to meet a lot more of you this year so thank you for saying hello and was great chatting! As always, see you in 2019 in New York City!

PhotoPlus 2018 Gear First Impressions;

https://youtu.be/mjNWOyClw0o

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Photo Plus 2018 First Impressions: Fuji GFX 50R, Nikon Z7, Canon EOS R, Panasonic S1R & Zeiss ZX1

As always, at Photo Plus we can get hands on with the newest gear in the photography and videography industry. Yes its still tied to a table or only lent out for a short time, you can get a feel for the gear of how it works and feels. I share my first impressions with the latest and greatest: Fuji GFX 50R, Nikon Z7/6, Canon EOS R, Panasonic S1R and the Zeiss ZX1. Despite some of the downsides some of these cameras share, I must say, its a great time to be a photographer with the amount of gear options out there for the mirrorless crowd. Full Photo Plus 2018 Vlog coming soon...most likely will be in the pinned post below once its out!

Table of Content:

00:06 Nikon Z7

01:31 Canon EOS R

02:53 Fuji GFX 50R

03:54 Zeiss ZX1

04:11 Panasonic S1R

#PhotoPlus2018 #FujiGFX50R #Photography

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Google Pixel 3 XL Unboxing and First Impressions (Mainly the Camera)

Google sent over a press kit as part of their #teampixel campaign. This is a milestone for the channel, so thank you for the support! But my main goal is to test the new Google Pixel 3 XL in regards to the camera and image quality. Which will be better in the end, the Pixel 3 XL or the iPhone XS Max? In the next few weeks, we will find out. But this is great because the Pixel line has gotten some of the highest marks for smartphone photography in regards to image quality. I took a few hours to test a few things about the camera and learned about an app so you could have full manual control as well. A full camera review to come soon, so stay tuned! NOTE: This video was NOT sponsored or paid by Google. The thoughts are of my own.

#photography #giftfromgoogle

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I Sold All Of My Camera Gear (Literally)

It's not clickbait...I did sell "all" of my camera gear. I needed to get some more control of my life and downsize to be happier. So I finally, at this time, have the perfect camera kit for what I need. As a youtuber, we always try to impress or get the better gear to share with our audiences. Sometimes, we stay in that trap, but this is me just being me and needing to be happier. Finally I am!

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