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Fujifilm X-Pro 3 Semi-Preview: What is Officially Known Now

At today's Fujifilm Summit, we learned a little bit about the upcoming and highly anticipated Fuji X-Pro 3. We learned that we will have a full announcement on October 23rd. There were three main things that was announced today though.

The Fuji X Pro 3 will come in three colors; black, graphite and silver. Hopefully the graphite models will be higher in stock! The optical and electronic viewfinder has been upgraded. Lastly, the biggest reveal, was the back screen being changed. We now have a hidden LCD screen and a small screen on the back that will show camera information and which film simulation is being used.

Do you think the design is kind of cheesy? I wonder what we will hear in the next month or so.

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Sony a6100 vs a6400: Top 4 Differences-Which To Buy?

Sony just announced their new entry level crop camera, the Sony a6100. Just a little bit ago Sony announced the Sony a6400. The a6400 was VERY well received. But now the confusion in the 6000 line begins again....which should you buy the Sony a6100 vs a6400? I share the top 4 differences between and give my thoughts on this predicament. What are your thoughts? Let me know down in the comments below.

Sony a6100 and a6400 Preview Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns_bNiQoVIg&t=2s

#Sonya6100 #sonya6400 #sonya6100vsa6400

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Sony a6100 and a6600 Preview: Sony's Push Back to Crop Cameras

Sony just announced two new crop sensor cameras. Sony already made a few new moves this year but this seems like Sony's back to concentrating on their crop sensor cameras. We have the Sony a6100 and a6600.The Sony a6100 still has a 24 megapixel sensor, but has a new flip up screen, improved af, 4K video and more. The a6100 runs for $750 body only. Looks like the Sony a6000 has been replaced.

The Sony a6600 also keeps a 24 megapixel sensor. Its an "upgrade" from the a6500.You have a newer flip up screen as seen on the a6400, uses the newer Z battery, 4K video with LOG, real time eye af in video and 5 axis IBIS. The a6600 runs for $1,400 body only.

#Sonya6100 #Sonya6600 #SonyAlpha

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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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