Thursday, April 27, 2023

What Does a $500 Camera Bag Look Like? The Billingham 307

If you're a photographer, you've heard the name Billingham. They've been making bags since 1973, and many of the original ones are still around today. Made in England, these very British-looking bags were originally meant for fishing and hunting. However, the founders Martin and Ros Billingham realized New York photographers were using them as camera bags, and the rest is history. I've always seen the Billingham bags around, but I've never had the opportunity to use one myself, until now. I decided to review the biggest 7-series bag, the 307. At $498 USD retail, is this bag worth it? I think so, and in this video, I explain why. Thank you Billingham USA for sending me a copy for review. I promise to take good care of it. Let me know if you own a Billingham bag, and if so, which ones are your favourites? If you want me to review another Billingham bag, let me know in the comments.Thanks for watching!

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Unboxing and First Look: Samyang 75mm for Fujifilm X Mount.

This is my first Samyang lens review, and I'm pretty excited. I've heard good things about their 12mm f/2 for Fujifilm X Mount, but I never had the opportunity to test it. For this video I get an early look at the AF 75mm f/1.8 for Fujifilm X Mount. This is just my unboxing and first look. Please wait for my shooting review as well as my article for Fujilove Magazine. 

Saturday, April 22, 2023

The Best Digital Leica M to Buy in 2023? Get a Used M10-R

Yes, this is my third video in three days. Another 30-40 videos to go. I'm not kidding. I tend to shoot videos but end up running out of time to edit and upload them. Sorry about that. Here's the companion video to my M11 video where I roam around Chinatown and Gastown with Chris Meets Chris. In this video, I compare the M11 and M10-R and see which one is best for you. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, April 21, 2023

Fujifilm's 50MP Medium Format vs 40MP APS-C Camera

I recently reviewed the GFX50S II + GF20-35mm f/4 R WR and compared it against the X-T5 + XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS. Although they have similar field-of-view and megapixels, these are very different cameras. Check out this video as well as my latest article for Fujilove Magazine comparing these two systems. 

Thursday, April 20, 2023

The Good + Bad TT Artisan 27mm f/2.8 for Fujifilm X Mount.

Boy oh boy this is a weird lens. It's hard to recommend, but it's also hard not to recommend. Watch the video to find out why, or check out my Fujilove article:

TT Artisan 27mm f/2.8 for X Mount: 

In this video, I mention these two products from COOPH (affiliate links):
Orange Collection Rope Straps:
Roam Sweater-Off Navy:

Monday, April 10, 2023

Great Portable One Light Solution: Unboxing the GVM 150W RGB Bi-Colour P...

The subject of lighting for your studio can be boring... until you need one. Before Youtube, I didn't care about studio lighting, but now I'm always looking for ways to improve the lighting for my videos and for my product photography. Here is the new GVM YU150R Professional panel light. What makes this light special? It's a powerful 150W LED panel light with both bi-colour (2000-10,000K) and RGB, as well as colour gel mode and special effects. it can be controlled by a simple control panel on the back of the unit, via smart device app, or via two DMX connectors. Check out the video!

What's In My Bag (on my day off): Clever Supply 6L Sling

Here's another quick video featuring the new Clever Supply Sling bag. It was on my day off and I decided to show what I carried for the day whilst out and about with Camera Girl. Below are links to the various products I talked about. Thanks for watching :-)

Affiliate and non-affiliate links to items mentioned in the video:
Clever Supply 6L Sling (Pre-Order) currently $211 USD (reg. $249):
Use this affiliate link to Clever Supply and use code BHT for 10% off:
Leica M10-R from Camera West Pre-Owned Dept: 
COOPH Rope Strap Orange Collection:
COOPH Photo Glove Original:
Camera Film Photo Japanese Silk Straps: 
Ulanzi J12 wirelss lav:
Anker 621 MagSafe wireless charger:
Heroclip Small:
Retro Photo brass shutter release:
Wotancraft Module #2:
Flklore Supply Atomic Wallet:
Fujifilm X-T5, XF35mm f/1.4 R, Viltrox AF 13mm f/1.4
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Affiliate Link to Moment Shop:
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