Thursday, December 20, 2018

Medium Format Battle: Fujifilm GFX 50S vs 50R

Yes it's time to rumble!! The new GFX 50R versus the bigger, chunkier but more modular GFX 50S. The new 50R has Bluetooth and a sexy, clean, rangefinder style profile, but the 50S is a beast! In this video I go through all the differences between these two great cameras, but which is my choice? I tell you in the video, but only at the end. Have fun watching!



Thursday, December 6, 2018

Vintage Camera Shopping in Hong Kong: Champagne Court 2017

This walking tour of the famous vintage camera shopping mall Champagne Court was shot during the filming of my documentary Film is Still Alive with Ryan Savella from Arcade Original. I have lots of bonus material and outtakes from this project, much of it waiting to be processed and edited. I'm just starting to plow through all this content. There's at least 12 more videos I can produce from this trip, and another 12 from my last trip to Hong Kong in the spring of 2018. Thanks for your patience as I roll these older videos out.

BHT

Monday, December 3, 2018

Review: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F/2.8 R LM WR

This is my latest review of Fujifilm's new red label ultra-wide zoom lens the XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR. Will it replace my beloved XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS? Probably not, but this new ultra-wide is pretty amazing. Check out my written review of this lens over at FujiLove Magazine as well:
https://fujilove.com/how-wide-is-too-wide-the-new-xf8-16mmf2-8-r-lm-wr/


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Yet Another Unboxing: Fujifilm GFX 50R

Warning: It's yet another unboxing video. Lately I've been getting a lot of hate for my unboxing videos, but I don't understand why. If you follow my YouTube channel and you don't like unboxing videos, just skip it. I'm sure there's some of you who don't shoot film cameras, so you skip my film camera review videos. The point of the unboxing is to show someone who wants to buy the camera what they get in the box, and also a bit of talking about what my thoughts are as a camera reviewer. I don't unbox random products that I know nothing about. I eventually review the camera, take pictures with it and create content. This is just stage one of my review process. So if you like unboxing videos, please enjoy. If you don't like unboxing videos, then please just skip. Wait for my upcoming review of the camera itself in a few weeks. Thanks for your support and happy shooting :-)

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Interview with John Lehmann: Hong Kong 2017

Remember my project The Analogue Photography Series: Film Is Still Alive that I shot with Ryan Savella from Arcade Original for Telus StoryHive? Well I shot a lot of other videos during that time that I never produced... so I decided to start. Here is my interview with photographer John Lehmann from November 2017 in Hong Kong at Annie Barton Studios. Thanks for watching and thanks for your patience.

BHT


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday Tips: Print Your Photographs!


My Two Minute Tuesday series is now renamed Tuesday Tips. On this episode I talk about printing your work. What's the value of printing our work when we live in a virtual world? I talk about 3 main reasons why we would want to print our work and not let it just live on the internet.

BHT


Unboxing: Leica D-Lux 7

The new Leica D-Lux 7. The previous version isn't the D-Lux 6, which would be too logical, but the Tip 109. I took the Type 109 with me to Hong Kong a few years ago and had a great time. How do I like the new version? It's not a huge difference (same lens, same body) but it's still a capable camera. Watch me unbox and talk about the significance of the premium point and shoot market. Is this segment of camera still important to you?

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Vintage Unboxing: Leica M5 50th Jahre/Anniversary Edition

This is my latest video unboxing of a 43 year old camera, the 50th Anniversary Edition Leica M5. Actually, I have two of them. The most interesting thing about this unboxing isn't the camera itself, since we've all seen the M5 either in person or in pictures. No, the interesting thing is to see what you actually got with a brand new Leica back in 1975. Most used Leicas don't come with all the paperwork, including the warranty card (remember those?). Thanks for watching and happy shooting!

BHT

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Fujifilm GFX 50R 1st Impressions


While Fujifilm Canada's Billy Luong and X-Photographer Patrick LaRoque were in Vancouver to showcase the new GFX 50R, I had a chance to borrow it for a week and test it out. This is my first impressions video. Image quality is the exact same as the GFX 50S, so really the testing is more about how the ergonomics work with my shooting style. Check out the video review and look for upcoming reviews once I get a copy of the production model. Thanks for visiting and happy shooting!

BHT


Monday, November 5, 2018

Unboxing: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F/2.8 R LM WR

Hello my friends, it's time again for another unboxing video. I have a love-hate relationship with these types of videos. They are necessary but also not necessary. So if you hate unboxings, you can skip this one and wait for either my written review (most likely on FujiLove Magazine's website) or look for posts on my Instagram account. Although this is an unboxing, I do make sure I talk about my thoughts during the video, so it won't be a complete waste of your time if you did watch this. Also, it's the first unboxing video where you don't have to look at my face, so maybe this is a good thing for you.

As always, thanks for your support and wait for my videos. I have at least 30 videos still waiting to be produced. I'm really, really behind.

BHT