Friday, April 30, 2021

My Top 3 Cameras for Street and Everyday Photography


Perhaps I'm in the minority, but 28mm is my favourite prime focal length for everyday photography. I know many might consider this a boring focal length, and I can understand why. Many prefer more extremes, like a 24mm or 50mm. However, remember that 50 years ago 35mm was considered a wide angle lens. 28mm was considered wide as well. With advances in optics, 24mm is relatively easy to design and build. I think focal lengths preferences can come and go like fashion. Currently, 28mm isn't 'in fashion'. In this video I pick my 3 favourite kits for street and everyday photography, and surprise, surprise, they're all 28mm!! Thanks for watching and happy shooting!!

Thanks to KEH Camera for sponsoring this video. Check out their website to see what they have in stock with over 60,000 items. If you're sitting on gear you no longer use, consider selling it to KEH so they can find it a new home for a fellow photographer. Please use the affiliate links below if you wish to either buy or sell your used camera gear for a 5% savings (buy) or receive 5% more (sell). Use either link to check out KEH Camera's website:

To buy used gear, use code BHTSHOP with this link: https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1669064&u=2633423&m=66875&urllink=&afftrack=
To sell your used gear, use code BHTSELL with this link: https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1669065&u=2633423&m=66875&urllink=&afftrack=

*Thanks for all your support for my YouTube channel. One small way you can support me is by using my affiliate links below. If you use the link to buy anything on B&H, Moment, or Amazon, even toilet paper, I will receive a small commission on the purchase. It won't cost you any more to use these links, but it will help me to continue making content like this. Thank-you so much for your support of my channel:
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Affiliate Link to Moment Shop: https://moment.8ocm68.net/a11KWR​
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Affiliate Link to Amazon.ca: http://amzn.to/2wpvq8L​​

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Best Camera Bag in the World? The Top Shelf by BEVISGEAR


Check out my first look at the very unique camera bag, The Top Shelf by BEVISGEAR. If you want special pre-order pricing, please use the below affiliate link, and use promo code: BIGHEADTACO for an additionally $20 off. 

Coupon Code: BIGHEADTACO

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Latest Fujilove Article: The Perfect Everyday Lens XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR

 


Check out my latest article on Fujilove Magazine on the new Fujifilm XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR. Many of you know that the 28mm equivalent focal length is one of my favourites as an everyday lens. I was never a fan of the XF18mm f/2, so this new professional spec'd 18mm is a lens I was eager to test. Check out my article for my full thoughts on this new Fujilux!

https://fujilove.com/the-perfect-everyday-lens-the-new-fujifilm-xf18mm-f1-4-r-lm-wr/

Fujifilm XF18mm F/1.4 R LM WR: Unbox + First Look


This is my unboxing and first look video of the new Fujifilm XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR. Thanks to KEH Camera for sponsoring this video. Check out their website to see what they have in stock with over 60,000 items. If you're sitting on gear you no longer use, consider selling it to KEH so they can find it a new home for a fellow photographer. Please use the affiliate links below if you wish to either buy or sell your used camera gear for a 5% savings (buy) or receive 5% more (sell). Use either link to check out KEH Camera's website:

To buy used gear, use code BHTSHOP with this link: https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1669064&u=2633423&m=66875&urllink=&afftrack=
To sell your used gear, use code BHTSELL with this link: https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1669065&u=2633423&m=66875&urllink=&afftrack=

Affiliate Links to the new Fujifilm XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR:


*Thanks for all your support for my YouTube channel. One small way you can support me is by using my affiliate links below. If you use the link to buy anything on B&H, Moment, or Amazon, even toilet paper, I will receive a small commission on the purchase. It won't cost you any more to use these links, but it will help me to continue making content like this. Thank-you so much for your support of my channel:
Affiliate Link to B&H: https://bhpho.to/2vGUl6O​​
Affiliate Link to Moment Shop: https://moment.8ocm68.net/a11KWR​
Affiliate Link to Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2erHF0d​​
Affiliate Link to Amazon.ca: http://amzn.to/2wpvq8L​​

Should You Get the XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR? First Shooting Impressions


Hello everyone, I'm a bit late posting my latest video review of the new Fujifilm XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR lens. It's a lens I've been waiting for since the very start. As many of you know, I'm a 28mm shooter, since my original Ricoh GR1 from 1998. Although Fujifilm recommends this lens with the X-Pro3, I feel it actually works better with either the X-Pro2 with the 18mm frame lines in OVF mode, or the latest X-T4 for IBIS. Check out the latest video!

Affiliate Links to the new Fujifilm XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR:

*Thanks for all your support for my YouTube channel. One small way you can support me is by using my affiliate links below. If you use the link to buy anything on B&H, Moment, or Amazon, even toilet paper, I will receive a small commission on the purchase. It won't cost you any more to use these links, but it will help me to continue making content like this. Thank-you so much for your support of my channel:

Affiliate Link to B&H: https://bhpho.to/2vGUl6O​
Affiliate Link to Moment Shop: https://moment.8ocm68.net/a11KWR
Affiliate Link to Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2erHF0d​
Affiliate Link to Amazon.ca: http://amzn.to/2wpvq8L​

**Thanks to Epidemic Sound for inviting me to be part of their ambassador program. I'm excited to use their music for all my latest videos. Use the link below to give their services a 30 day free trial. Unlimited downloads of royalty free music for Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, podcasts while still monetizing your accounts: http://share.epidemicsound.com/CM9H6

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Latest Article for Fujilove Magazine: Fujinon GF50mm 1:3.5 R LM WR

 


Another review on Fujilove Magazine, this time the Fujinon GF50mm f/3.5 R LM WR for the GFX digital medium format system from Fujifilm. This 40mm equivalent 'pancake' design lens neither looks like a pancake lens, nor does it shoot like one. The bokeh rendering is nice, the autofocus is quick and quiet (for medium format) and the build quality is top notch. Compared to the GF63mm f/2.8 R WR, I prefer the overall lens design and performance. Read my full review on Fujilove Magazine:

https://fujilove.com/the-gateway-lens-to-digital-medium-format-fujinon-gf50mm-13-5-r-lm-wr/ 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Most Compact EDC Bag? Chrome Industries' Ziptop Waistpack (aka Fanny Pack)


Another bag review, this time the Chrome Industries' minuscule 2.4l Ziptop Waistpack. I was able to stuff 3 cameras in this bag, but I wouldn't recommend it. Below are links to the items in the video. Thanks for watching!

Here are both affiliate and non-affiliate links to the items in the video:

•Chrome Ziptop Waistpack: https://amzn.to/2P5dAWr
•Pergear 35mm f/1.6 Manual Focus X-mount: https://amzn.to/3f9dN5D
•Ricoh GR III: https://bhpho.to/39dzTQN
•Victorinox Ranger: https://amzn.to/3fd7MVx
•Leatherman Juice S2: discontinued
•Ekster Wirelss Powerbank: https://ekster.com/products/power-bank
•Sensa Ballpoint Pen (newer model): https://amzn.to/3w0zzP8
•Volcom L Gore-Tex Jacket: https://amzn.to/3cXlqcs

*Thanks for all your support for my YouTube channel. One small way you can support me is by using my affiliate links below. If you use the link to buy anything on B&H, Moment, or Amazon, even toilet paper, I will receive a small commission on the purchase. It won't cost you any more to use these links, but it will help me to continue making content like this. Thank-you so much for your support of my channel:
Affiliate Link to B&H: https://bhpho.to/2vGUl6O​
Affiliate Link to Moment Shop: https://moment.8ocm68.net/a11KWR
Affiliate Link to Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2erHF0d​
Affiliate Link to Amazon.ca: http://amzn.to/2wpvq8L​

Sunday, March 21, 2021

3 Month Review: ASUS R.O.G. Zephyrus Duo 15 powered by 10th Gen. Intel C...


This is the third video in my series looking at the ASUS R.O.G. Zephyrus Duo 15 powered by 10th Gen. Intel Core i7 Processor. I've been using this laptop daily for over 3 months, and I've really enjoyed the convenience of having dual screens on a laptop. Instead of stacking my windows and alt-tab'ing to flip between programs, I can dedicate the second screen to secondary applications, such as OBS, Youtube Live, or messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, LINE, or Signal. If you've been watching me on Youtube, I've been using the Zephyrus Duo 15 exclusively for my BHT Live series. Thanks to INTEL for sponsoring this series of videos. Full disclosure, I get to keep this laptop at the end of this project, which is great for me. Having both a MAC and Windows PC is great for me! Enjoy the video and happy typing...

BHT

Friday, March 19, 2021

Street Photography with the Fujifilm X-E4 + XF 27mm F/2.8 R WR


Check out my latest review of the new Fujifilm X-E4 + XF 27mm f/2.8 R WR lens. I finally decided to shoot a video on the streets of Vancouver. It's been a long time since I've done one of these, especially by myself :-) Please enjoy!!

I always get asked so here's links to what you see in the video:

**Affiliate Links to Gear:
I won't give specific links this time, but if you follow any of the links below to B&H, Moment, or Amazon, I will receive a small commission on whatever you decide to purchase, including toilet paper. Your support is very much appreciated!
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Affiliate Link to Moment Shop: https://moment.8ocm68.net/a11KWR
Affiliate Link to Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2erHF0d​
Affiliate Link to Amazon.ca: http://amzn.to/2wpvq8L​

***Thanks to Epidemic Sound for inviting me to be part of their ambassador program. I'm excited to use their music for all my latest videos. Use the link below to give their services a 30 day free trial. Unlimited downloads of royalty free music for Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, podcasts while still monetizing your accounts: http://share.epidemicsound.com/CM9H6

Monday, March 15, 2021

Fujilove Article for March 15th, 2021: One Year After The Lockdown

In my latest article for Fujilove Magazine, I talk about my one-year anniversary since the lockdown in Vancouver, which began on March 18th, 2020. It's been a tough year for most of us, and a tough year for creatives and independent content creators. I look forward to getting back to the new normal, hopefully by the end of the summer. 

https://fujilove.com/one-year-after-the-lockdown-a-photographers-perspective/

Sunday, March 14, 2021

BHT Live Episode 12: Let's Talk About Gear Again!


My latest BHT Live Episode #12 is now up. Thanks everyone for joining. I'll get this OBS thing sorted out one day. 

Friday, March 12, 2021

Best EDC Camera Part II (3 Month Review): Fujifilm X100V vs Ricoh GR III


Hello everyone, finally my 3 month review of both the Ricoh GR III and Fujifilm X100V as my EDC or Every Day Carry camera. Which camera did I prefer to always have on me? You'll have to watch the video to find out. 

*Thanks for all your support for my YouTube channel. One small way you can support me is by using my affiliate links below. If you use the link to buy anything on B&H, Moment, or Amazon, even toilet paper, I will receive a small commission on the purchase. It won't cost you any more to use these links, but it will help me to continue making content like this. Thank-you so much for your support of my channel:

Affiliate Link to B&H: https://bhpho.to/2vGUl6O​
Affiliate Link to Moment Shop: https://moment.8ocm68.net/a11KWR
Affiliate Link to Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2erHF0d​
Affiliate Link to Amazon.ca: http://amzn.to/2wpvq8L​

Thursday, March 11, 2021

My Video Set-Up + What's On My Desk (over 10 film and digital cameras!!)


This is a crazy and messy video. You have been warned. 

Here are affiliate links to all the gear I used for my video set-up:

AndyCine Ultrabright 7" 4K monitor: https://bhpho.to/38tgQSa https://amzn.to/2OFgHnq
Sirui CF Monopod (not mentioned): https://bhpho.to/3cjtYKG https://amzn.to/3rwRutX
FalconEyes RX-24TDX II panel light:https://amzn.to/3bCG4iA
FalconEyes CR-5B remote control: https://amzn.to/3crgywi
Manfrotto 196AB-2 Friction Arm + Camera Bracket: https://bhpho.to/3k9TGnd https://amzn.to/3bANN0H

And what was on and around my desk:
Pergear 25mm f/1.8 MF lens: https://amzn.to/2OMmSX2
Chrome Niko Camera Sling: http://moment.8ocm68.net/155bW9
Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L: https://moment.8ocm68.net/gbboWA
SpyderCo Delica Wave: https://amzn.to/3bAWZSV

Monday, March 8, 2021

BHT Live Ep11: Let's Talk Cameras and Photography


I can't believe I'm already on Episode 11 of my weekly BHT Live Show on Youtube. I somehow messed up OBS again this week. Hopefully, I can figure this out so I can start inviting guests as well as do some tutorials in the near future. Thanks again for all your support.

BHT

Bag Review: Chrome Mini Kadet Great EDC Sling (I Could Fit 3 Cameras Ins...


Here's another bag review, this time the Chrome Industries Mini Kadet. How many cameras do you think I could fit into this 5-liter bag? Thanks to Chrome for sending this bag out to me. They're also offering a 20% discount on any regular-priced items on their website (no stacking of discounts) for a limited time. Use code BIGHEADTACO20 when checking out. Thanks, everyone!

Friday, February 26, 2021

Flashback: Mr.David Chan April 11th, 2019


I decided to start posting some older videos from past trips and make it into a FlashBack video series. This is a saved video from an Instagram Live session from BHTHk2019ii. Please enjoy.

Friday, February 12, 2021

What's In My Bag: Featuring the X-E4 and Domke F-803


My first what's in my bag video for 2021. This is an older bag but it's a classic. Thanks for watching.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Is the New X-E4 the Best Vlogging Camera from Fujifilm?


My latest video on Youtube where I test the new Fujifilm X-E4 as a vlogging camera. Is it any good? You be the judge. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Latest Article on Fujilove Magazine: The New XF70-300mm F/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR


For those who'd rather read about the new XF70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR instead of watching my videos, check out my article on Fujilove Magazine. 

Check out my latest article on Fujilove Magazine

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

First Shooting Impressions: Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR


I haven't shot with a 70-300mm lens since the old film days. It was a must-have lens in any kit, but I rarely used it. I had my 300mm f/2.8 for sports and 80-200mm f/2.8 for weddings and events, so I had no need for a lens in this range. 25 years later, I finally get to try a 70-300mm again, but on APS-C format. The 1.5x crop on APS-C gives me a 107-457mm equivalent in full-frame, essentially giving me a super-telephoto lens. Check out my latest video as I test the new Fujifilm XF70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR at Iona Beach Park, Chinatown, at night and at Second Narrows Bridge photographing boats and trains. 

BHT LIVE: Fujifilm X Summit Post Conversation


I thought I would do something different with this year's Fujifilm X Summit. Since this was a virtual event due to the pandemic, I thought I would do a virtual live discussion with you all about what we saw at the event. The big show stopper was the announcement of the GFX 100S. It's the ultimate compact digital medium format camera. Come join the conversation and leave a comment in the video. Thanks for watching and talk to you later

BHT

King of the Compact: X-E4 vs X100V vs X-S10 vs X-E3


My first impressions of the brand new Fujifilm X-E4. What do I think? I think it's great... but I still have to wait for my review sample to arrive. Hopefully, I'll have it next week. Until then, please watch my overview of this camera and compare it against the X-E3, X-100V and X-S10.

Thanks to KEH for sponsoring this video. Check out their website to see what they have in stock with over 60,000 items. If you're sitting on gear you no longer use, consider selling it to KEH so they can find it a new home for a fellow photographer. Please use the affiliate links below if you wish to either buy or sell your used camera gear for a 5% savings (buy) or receive 5% more (sell). Use either link to check out KEH Camera's website:

To buy used gear, use code BHTSHOP with this link: https://bit.ly/39xIDlu​​
To sell your used gear, use code BHTSELL with this link: https://bit.ly/3fToKXo​​

Friday, January 15, 2021

BHT LIVE EPISODE 05: Good-Bye PRO400H, My Fav Cameras, and Print Your Ph...


It's been a while since my last BHT Live Youtube show since taking a hiatus during the holidays. In episode #5 we talk about discontinued film, old films, old film cameras, the GR III and printing your work.  Thanks for watching!

BHT

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

In The Zone with The Leica M7 + Fujifilm X-Pro3


In my latest video I talk about achieving photographic flow (or being in the zone) when shooting with my Leica M7 and Fujifilm X-Pro3. Thanks to KEH Camera for sponsoring this video. Please use the links below when either buying or selling:

To buy used gear, use code BHTSHOP with this link: https://bit.ly/39xIDlu
To sell your used gear, use code BHTSELL with this link: https://bit.ly/3fToKXo

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Best EDC Camera: Ricoh GR III vs Fujifilm X100V


Hello everyone, it's been a long time since I've had both of the latest X100 and GR at the same time. I think the last time I had both was back in 2014 in Hong Kong. Good times. I decided to revisit both these cameras and start a long term review comparing these two cameras. Please enjoy this video and let me know in the Youtube comments if you have any questions. Sorry, I've removed the comment feature from my blog due to spam comments. I hope you understand. Thanks and happy shooting!

BHT

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Unbox: ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 with INTEL Core i7-10875H Processor


I'm very excited to partner with INTEL to help promote the new ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15. I can't believe I get to give this crazy computer a try for the next three months :-)

Monday, January 4, 2021

I'm Finally Replacing My 2015 Macbook Pro 13"


I love my Macbook Pro 13" 2015. I love all the ports, I love the keyboard, the retina display, the design. I even had 16gb of ram and a 512gb SSD to make sure it lasted. However, it was time to replace it. I hated the butterfly keyboard so I knew I had to wait until they would replace it, which they started doing in 2019. However, I was also considering going with an iMac and use the new iPad Pro 12.9" as a laptop replacement. Which way did I go? Please check out my latest video. 

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Latest Article for Fujilove Magazine: A Visual Ode to Richard Sixto RIP

 


This is my latest article for Fujilove Magazine. Richard Sixto, a regular in many of my photographs recently passed away in December. I decided to write the story of how we met and the last time I saw him. Rest in Peace.

https://fujilove.com/a-visual-ode-to-richard-sixto-may-he-rest-in-peace/