If you've watched my Youtube channel or a while, you know I've used the X100F at times to shoot some of my videos. The autofocus was never good enough, so I've had to shoot the video in manual focus mode. When the new X100V came out, the first thing I wanted to test was it's autofocus capabilities not only in stills mode, but video. I think this little camera did a great job. The key to great video with this camera is to use an external monitor as well as an external microphone to isolate the autofocus lens noise. Check out the video and let me know what you think. Thanks for visiting and happy shooting!!
Thursday, March 12, 2020
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The new Fujifilm X-T4. It's a very nice update to the X-T3. It's not just hardware, but the firmware is also very nice. I don't know which I'm more excited about. Enjoy the video.
Sunday, February 16, 2020
As I mentioned in a previous post, I'll be doing more bags and accessories reviews since I get asked a lot of questions about my support gear for my photography. The number 1 (or 2) accessory is camera bags, along with camera straps. Although Chrome is not a camera bag company, I enjoy the aesthetics of their bags and often use their bags as my EDC. So if you're interested in Chrome Industries, check out my latest unboxing video. If not, you can move on...
Hello everyone and welcome to my latest review, the new Leica SL2. My original Leica SL review may have been the reason why you first discovered my Youtube channel. Unlike many who trashed it, I really really enjoyed shooting with the original odd-ball SL. I knew it would be a hit with existing Leica photographers with plenty of M mount lenses. Version 2 has improved on the already great EVF and LCD, and they've installed their latest 47MP sensor with IBIS. Watch the video for my initial thoughts, but this review is far from complete. I rushed to finish this video as I had to quickly travel to Hong Kong and Japan for work. I've come back and will continue reviewing the SL2 and come back to you with my full thoughts on this new camera. Thanks for watching and happy shooting!!
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Monday, February 10, 2020
Hello everyone, here's my latest video review of the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 for Fujifilm X-Mount. Thanks to Pergear for sending me a copy to review. If you like the video and are considering purchasing this lens, please consider using this link to buy from Pergear (this is not an affiliate link):
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Hello everyone, I'm back from Hong Kong and this is my overview video of the entire trip. I did make one quick visit to Okinawa, but other than that, the rest of the time was spent in Hong Kong. I didn't get as much done as I wanted, but that's okay. I tend to try and get too much done anyway. I was able to shoot lots of film, and I spent as much time as I could with Vishal from Camera Film Photo. Hopefully I'll be back in a couple of months to start printing my upcoming zine. Thanks for all your support and we'll talk to you soon. Happy shooting!!
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Yet another X-Pro3 video (I'm still not done), this time comparing the new Dura Black finish with the previous X-Pro2's limited edition Graphite. What I liked about the Graphite edition X-Pro2 was the matching finish lens, the XF23mm F/2 R WR. I wonder if Fujifilm will make a limited edition titanium or at least a Dura Black and Dura Silver finish XF35mm f/1.4. I hope so.
Monday, December 9, 2019
It's time for a video centric gear review. I'm testing the new Hollyland Tech Mars 400S wireless transmission system. It's something that most Youtubers wouldn't need, but when you have it, you realize how powerful a device this can be, especially if you are working on a larger project. Wireless transmission systems are very common in the video world, but what makes the Mars 400S unit unique is that it can also send wireless signals to up to 4 iOS or Android devices via their mobile app. I tested it by connecting 2 iPads and 1 iPhone, and it worked flawlessly. Not only are you transmitting video but also audio, and you can record on your device as well at 1080P. Please watch the video for more details