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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

As always "Keep an Eye Out!"

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.

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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

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

An Anticlimactic Vlog......(Canon EOS M6 Real World Vlog Test)

Ted Forbes and I produced a very anticlimactic vlog. We failed to do what we set out for BUT in the end, I can share a real world vlog test with the Canon EOS M6 from the streets of New York City. Ted and I originally had plans for a helicopter ride and some rooftop photographing but those fell through. Instead, just follow us around for the day and meet some awesome people who came to a last minute meetup! Thanks again for everyone who took the time to come out to hand with Ted and myself. I got most of everyone who went in the vlog, sorry if I missed anyone!
Check Out Ted's Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/theartofphotography

Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC G2 First Impressions, Unboxing & First Look Hands On

Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC G2 First Impressions, Unboxing & First Look. This is the most requested lens to test right now, right before the Sigma 24-70. This Tamron 24-70 version 2 only costs $1,200 and has 5 stops of Vibration Control. I give my first impressions and hands on first look of this desired lens. Is it a hefty lens? How does it compare to Tamron's newest set of lenses? Find out in the video below.
Thanks to BHPhoto for sending this out for review:
Canon: https://bhpho.to/2y8GpTG
Nikon: https://bhpho.to/2x7reNI

iPhone X, 8 & 8 Plus: Why I Will Not Upgrade, 1 Key Feature Missing & "New" Camera Specs

The new iPhone were announced today. I discuss why I will not be upgrading, for the first time in a while, to the new iPhone X, 8 or 8 Plus. To be honest, there just is not much that grabs my attention. Between all three phones the two biggest features are wireless charging and dual lens image stabilization. But that's about it. Plus the rising cost of phones is getting out of control. The iPhone X, 64gb model, will run at $999....thats insane. There are slight upgrades, like 4K video at 60fps and now 240 fps at 1080p. If you are an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus user, I feel the iPhone 8/8 Plus just isnt a real upgrade. If you are a 6/6s user, that feels a bit better. The iPhone X stands on its own...but lets have this discussion below, is it really a good phone? Is it worth $999-$1299 bucks?
Video courtesy of Apple:
https://www.apple.com/

6 Lessons Henri Cartier-Bresson Taught Me

Here are 6 lessons that Henri Cartier Bresson taught me. Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of the most known photographers in history. Bresson was a french street photographer who was known the most for his shooting style and his ability to capture key moments. Bresson was the "master" of street photography to a large amount of people. You will a certain theme when looking into Bresson. Let me know down in the comments below if you pick up on it. Also, let me know how Henri inspired you in any way.
Images Courtesy of The Estate and Magnum Photos:
https://www.magnumphotos.com/photographer/henri-cartier-bresson/