Wednesday, May 24, 2023

On the Streets with the New Fujifilm X-S20 + XF8mm.

On the street with Chris Meets Chris with the new Fujifilm X-S20 and XF8mm f/3.5 R WR. 

Talking Cameras: Fujifilm X-Summit + Fujikina 2022 NYC ep01

How many Youtubers do you see in this video? Well, there's me, Julian.... Please enjoy my new series called "Talking Cameras". We start episode one in NYC at the 2022 Fujifilm X Summit and Fujikina. 

Monday, May 15, 2023

Peak Design vs Ulanzi. Does Peak Design Still Make the Best Carbon Fiber Travel T...

Does the $650 USD Peak Design Travel Tripod worth the price difference against the new competition, the Ulanzi Zero F38 tripod? I go through a detailed comparison between these two popular carbon fibre travel tripods. 

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Peak Design Travel Tripod:
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Ulanzi Zero F38 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

Sunday, May 14, 2023

New Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 for X-Mount. Unbox, 1st Impressions + Vlogging ...

It's finally arrived, the Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 for Fujifilm X Mount. If you currently have the Fujifilm XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR but you always wished it was faster, the Tamron is a good option. It has less range than the Fujifilm lens, but you're one stop faster. Is that a good enough trade-off for you and your photography and/or videography? If you're a vlogger, perhaps it is. If you're a landscape photographer, perhaps not. Check out my unboxing and first impressions of this compact ultrawide zoom lens. 

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Best EDC Sling Bags for Vacation: Wotancraft Mini Rider / Scout

Another vacation to Whistler, and another What's In My Bag video. Check out these links below.

What’s In My Bag 2022 Wotancraft Scout in Whistler:
Camera West Pre-Owned Gear (new drops every Friday):

Wotancraft Mini Rider:
Wotancraft Scout:
Fujifilm Instax SQ6: This is now a discontinued camera replaced with the SQ1:
Wotancraft Full Leather strap:
Retro Photo Reading brass shutter release:
Clever Supply Wrist Strap on my Nikon 35ti: (Code BHT for 10% off)
Ekster Parliament Wallet:
Ulanzi J12 Wireless Lav Microphone for iPhone:
Anker 621 Wireless Battery Charger:
Clever Supply cash wallet: (Code BHT for 10% off)
Cheap Nato Strap:
Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer:
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Monday, May 8, 2023

A Functional Vintage-Design LED Light for your Studio? The HoboLite Mini

The LED lighting market has exploded in the past few years with more powerful, portable, and feature-rich products. These lights might not be the most exciting products to look at or talk about, but they're essential for content creators. The HoboLite Mini is different. Yes, it's a functional LED light, compact, powerful, useful, etc. What makes this lighting system stand out is its design. As soon as I saw it I wanted to review it. As soon as I had it, I wanted to touch it and play with it. As soon as I played with it, I wanted to start using it. 

This video is just my unboxing and first impressions. Please wait for my full review. So far this light is working awesome for me and my needs. Thanks JoeDAgostinoPhoto for introducing me to the team over at Hobolite. Please check out Joe's videos on their entire lighting system, as well as Hobolite's own Youtube channel.

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