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Doug Kaye and Frederick Van Johnson sit down to discuss some of the newest cameras hitting the market. After Doug has taken the cameras out for a spin, Doug and Frederick sit down for an informal Q&A style review about the pro's and con's of each camera.




SpiderLight Holster Review

Going strapless is all the rage these days and that’s what today’s gear is all about. Spider holster is a small company you may or may not have heard about here in upstate NY. They have been around the photography scene making cool camera accessories since 2009. They are probably most well known for their […] The post SpiderLight Holster Review appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:11:29

Drobo 5C Review

Drobo reintroduces and updates their original drive enclosure, the Drobo 5C. Cheap, reliable back up for photographers. The post Drobo 5C Review appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:03:32

The END of All About the Gear?

A quick update on the status of All About the Gear. The post The END of All About the Gear? appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:01:22

Canon G7X II Review

The Canon Powershot G7X II is the latest in a somewhat confusing line of compact cameras, most of which are based on the same 1″ sensor. Compared to the low-end G9X, the G7X II adds a touch & tilt rear LCD, but doesn’t include the electronic viewfinder found on the G5X. The upgrades from the […] The post Canon G7X II Review appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:49:45

Ricoh GR II Review

The Ricoh GR II is a street-photographers' favorite that is rarely reviewed or even mentioned. After hearing raves about the GR and new GR II from fellow street photographers, Doug decided it was time to check it out for himself. In this episode, we turn the tables and Gordon interviews Doug about his experience. The post Ricoh GR II Review appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:56:07

Canon EOS 80D Review

The Canon EOS 80D comes three years after the popular 70D, one of the company’s most popular APS-C mid-range cameras. Among a crowded market of 24MP APS-C bodies, the 80D stands out for its video and Live View capabilities. Positioned between three-digit Rebel line and the semi-pro 7D II, the 80D features Canon’s Dual-Pixel 45-point […] The post Canon EOS 80D Review appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:51:14

Nikon D500 Review

The Nikon D500 comes more than 6.5 years after the D300, Nikon’s last semi-pro APS-C body. It may have been worth the wait as the D500 may now be the go-to camera for sports and nature. By using the same autofocus sensor as the full-frame D5, Nikon has given the D500 nearly 100% phase-detect autofocus […] The post Nikon D500 Review appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 01:05:52

Panasonic Lumix GX80/GX85 Review

The Lumix GX80 (GX85 in North America) is Panasonic’s latest 16MP micro four-thirds (MFT) mid-range camera. Essentially the same body as the GX7 and smaller than the GX8, the new camera includes excellent in-body 5-axis image stabilization, a tiltable (but not fully articulating) touch-sensitive LCD, 4k 30p video and in-camera battery charging. Although he’s disappointed […] The post Panasonic Lumix GX80/GX85 Review appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:52:07

Travel Gear Review

Doug and Gordon go beyond just cameras and lenses and take a look at some of the other gear they use and recommend, specifically for travel photography. Some of the gear mentioned in the show: Fujifilm Instax Camera F-Stop Bags Billingham Hadley Pro Doug’s Bag and Contents for Turkey Gitzo Traveler Tripod Feisol TT15 Tabletop […] The post Travel Gear Review appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:57:30

Sony a6300

The a6000, launched two years ago, has been one of Sony’s greatest hits in digital still photography. It remains one of the kings of continuous autofocus, particularly among mirrorless cameras. Sony’s long-awaited update, the a6300, has primarily been enhancedin one area: the autofocus.To an otherwise similar APS-C sensor, Sony increased the count of phase-detect autofocus […] The post Sony a6300 appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 01:05:21

Fujifilm X70

The Fujifilm X70 is a smaller, less-expensive X100T-style camera. That means Fuji’s excellent 16MP APS-C X-Trans sensor, a fixed 28mm f/2.8 full-frame equivalent lens (vs. the 35mm FFEQ on the X100T) in a package that’s just a bit too large to fit in most pockets. The X70’s sensor has embedded phase-detection autofocus points that deliver […] The post Fujifilm X70 appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:40:47

Fujifilm X-Pro2

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is the company’s new flagship X-series model, replacing the four year-old X-Pro1. The X-Pro2 occupies a unique niche as an interchangeable-lens autofocusrangefinder camera. It’s that improved hybrid optical/electronic range/viewfinder that truly sets this camera apart from any competition. The X-Pro2 brings a new 24MP APS-C X-trans sensor, weather sealing, dual SD card […] The post Fujifilm X-Pro2 appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:34:46

Micro Four Thirds Lenses

To kick off 2016, Doug taps Gordon’s extensive knowledge of all-things MFTto bring you this roundup of the best micro four thirdslenses. Starting with kit zooms, they go through fisheyes, wide angle, normal, telephoto, macro and extreme telephoto glass. Should you buy the kit lens with your next MFT body? Maybe an upgraded kit zoom? […] The post Micro Four Thirds Lenses appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:47:51

All About the Gear – 2015 Wrap Up

As we close out another great year of photographic gear, Gordon and Doug review their favorites. Once again those big DSLR vendors, Nikon and Canon, don’t have anything new that makes the cut. Here’s a rundown of Gordon and Doug’s favorites: Sony RX100 IV Panasonic Lumix G7 Fujifilm X100T Fujifilm X-T10 Olympus OM-D E-M5 II […] The post All About the Gear – 2015 Wrap Up appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:45:58

Canon G9X

The Canon Powershot G9X is the latest, smallest and least-expensive addition to Canon’s GX line. Using the same 1″ sensor as the G3X, G5X, G7X and the Sony RX100 mk III, the G9X is the smallest and most-pocektable 1″ sensor camera on the market. While you give up larger-camera features such as an electronic viewfinder, […] The post Canon G9X appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:30:23

Sony a7S II

The Sony a7S II is the second high-ISO “S” model and the sixth overall in the company’s a7 line of full-frame mirrorless cameras. It shares the improved body with the other “mark II” models (better weather resistance, in-body image stabilization, enhanced controls and a new electronic viewfinder) and uses the same 12MP sensor as the […] The post Sony a7S II appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:49:51

Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm’s X-T10 is a great low-cost entry into Fuji’s line of X-Trans sensor interchangeable-lens cameras. You can now get the same great mage quality of the company’s flagship X-T1 for just half the price. In fact, for only US$1,000you can get the new X-T10 with a good-quality 18-55mm kit zoom, which is US$300 less than […] The post Fujifilm X-T10 appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:40:27

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

The OM-D E-M10 II brings 5-axis in-body image stabilization to Olympus’ smallest micro four-thirds body. The camera also features an excellent OLED electronic viewfinder, much-improved controls, a fast electronic shutter and a new focus-bracketing (focus-stacking) mode. At US$649, it’s a strong contender as an entry-level or backup MFT camera, but how does it rank as […] The post Olympus OM-D E-M10 II appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:43:31

Panasonic Lumix GX8

The Panasonic Lumix GX8 is the third in the company’s “GX” line to which they’ve added weather sealing, a fully articulating LCD, 4K video, 4-axis in-body image stabilization and a 20MP sensor. The GX8 is a great mid-range micro-four-thirds camera that leverages Panasonic’s superiority in video including great capabilities to shoot 4K video for the […] The post Panasonic Lumix GX8 appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:57:18

DxO One

The DxO One is a unique camera. Like the Sony QX cameras, it depends on a smartphone for its viewfinder/display and controls, but the One is iPhone-only and connects via the Lightning port rather than WiFi. For years, special guest Alex Lindsay has begged for camera manufacturers to decouple the optics and sensor from the […] The post DxO One appeared first on This Week in Photo.

Duration: 00:41:31

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