2017 Gear of the Year Awards, Plus Our Second Annual Elephant Award

Sit back, kick up your feet - even close your eyes if you'd like -- as we cover the best gear of the year and explore the best example of the Three Blind Men and Elephant ethos of recognizing that one person's subjective truth may not be another's, and neither may be the actual truth.

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o Camera of the Year: Panasonic GH5 https://bhpho.to/2wi2J0Q http://geni.us/PannyGH5
o “Medium Format” Camera of the Year: Sony a7r III https://bhpho.to/2gCW86G http://geni.us/a7R3
o Bridge Camera of the Year: Sony RX10 IV https://bhpho.to/2h3ePUF http://geni.us/RX10iv
o Most Intriguing Camera of the Year: Panasonic G9 https://bhpho.to/2i3yBR0 http://geni.us/PannyG9
o Most Inspiring Camera for a Stills Shooter: Fuji XT-2 https://bhpho.to/2yd9I8D http://geni.us/Fujixt2
o Most Over-Hyped, Underrated Camera of the Year: iPhone X www.apple.com
o The Cameras I Wanted to Go Hands-On With But Didn’t Get the Chance This Year: 
D850 https://bhpho.to/2AUhuoo http://amzn.to/2znxnDD , Fuji GFX50s https://bhpho.to/2zbGPt6 http://geni.us/GFX50s
Leica CL https://bhpho.to/2i1hG1n 

o Wide Standard MFT Lens of the Year: Leica Summilux 15mm f/1.7 https://bhpho.to/2yJp1J7 http://geni.us/Summilux15
o Standard MFT Lens of the Year: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 https://bhpho.to/2whK3hR http://geni.us/cSxX
o Medium Telephoto MFT Lens of the Year: Olympus 75mm f/1.8 https://bhpho.to/2i4aDF8 http://geni.us/CAXZX
o Long Telephone MFT Lens of the Year: Leica 200mm f/2.8 with 1.4X Teleconverter https://bhpho.to/2B90k6v

o FF Standard Zoom Lens of the Year: Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 https://bhpho.to/2yIz9lw http://geni.us/Sony24to105f4
o FF Wide Angle Lens of the Year: Sony Distagon 35mm f/1.4 https://bhpho.to/2ATBFTs http://geni.us/Distagon35
o FF Telephoto Zoom Lens of the Year: Sony 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 https://bhpho.to/2whHn3E http://geni.us/Sony100to400
o FF Lens I Wanted To Go Hands On With But Didn’t: Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 https://bhpho.to/2AWHyzb 

o APS-C Wide Angle Lens of the Year (TIE): 
Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR https://bhpho.to/2Baq6an http://geni.us/Fuji16f1point4
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 https://bhpho.to/2B9PugK   
o APS-C Moderate Telephoto Lens of the Year: FujiFilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R https://bhpho.to/2i4bMN7 http://geni.us/Fuji56f1pt2
o APS-C Telephoto Zoom Lens of the Year: FujiFilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 https://bhpho.to/2whufvn http://geni.us/Fuji100to400  
o APS-C Cine Zoom Lens Family of the Year: Fujifilm 18-55 and 50-135 T2.9 https://bhpho.to/2i3eHFR https://bhpho.to/2B9MTmY
o APS-C AF Lens Family of the Year: Sigma 18-35 and 50-100 f/1.8 https://bhpho.to/2i1qrZd https://bhpho.to/2BapxgL
o APS-C Cine AF Lens of the Year: Sony E PZ 18-110mm f/4.0 https://bhpho.to/2ytDCWh 

Lenses I Knew About But Have to Spend More Time With -  Voigtlander Noktons: 
o 25mm f/0.95 https://bhpho.to/2i4E5uP  
o 10mm f/0.95 https://bhpho.to/2B97Gan  
o 42.5mm f/0.95 https://bhpho.to/2i3hhLY  
o 17.5mm f/0.95 https://bhpho.to/2B9bbNU 

Wireless Lav Kit of the Year (TIE): 
o RODElink Filmmaker https://bhpho.to/2hNodwr
o Sennheiser AVX https://bhpho.to/2i3yIvN http://geni.us/SennAVX
o Sony UWP-D11 https://bhpho.to/2ydln7e http://geni.us/SonyUWP
o Sony URX-P03D https://bhpho.to/2i2Tlbz http://geni.us/SonyURXP03D 

o Lighting Kit of the Year:  Aputure mini20 LED Flight Kit with Stands https://bhpho.to/2Ba8QlB http://geni.us/Mini20LEDFlightKit 

Tripod of the Year (TIE): 
o Cartoni SDS 8 https://bhpho.to/2wBDhUe  
o Sachtler Flowtech FSB 6 https://bhpho.to/2g2S2Zb http://geni.us/FlowtechFSB6 

Drone of the Year: 
o Mavic Pro Fly More Kit https://bhpho.to/2B9J15e http://geni.us/MavicProFlyMore 

Mass Storage Device of the Year: 
o G-Technology G-SPEED Shuttle XL 24TB 8-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array (8 x 3TB) https://bhpho.to/2ydE5fc http://geni.us/ShuttleXL24TBTB2 

Monitor/Recorder of the Year: 
o Atomos Ninja Inferno or Ninja Flame https://bhpho.to/2zzi1Qa http://geni.us/NinjaFlame
Honorable Mention:
o Monitor/Recorder: smallHD Focus https://bhpho.to/2hORrer http://geni.us/smallHDFocusSony 

“Adobe is DEAD to Me” Photo Editing Software of the Year (TIE):
o Phase One Capture ONE Pro 10 https://bhpho.to/2B9V0jf
o Skylum Luminar http://bit.ly/2jXNogA


Gear used to record this review:

Panasonic GH5: https://bhpho.to/2wi2J0Q http://geni.us/OCcig
Sigma 30mm f/1.4: https://bhpho.to/2whK3hR  http://geni.us/cSxX
RØDElink Filmmaker Kit: https://bhpho.to/2hNodwr
Aputure Light Dome: http://geni.us/ijPl
CAME TV Boltzen 100W Fanless Bi-Color https://bhpho.to/2huLL9h

Edit suite (hardware):
Apple 27" 2017 iMac w/Retina 5K (Mid-2017), jacked: https://bhpho.to/2whuvKR
G-Tech G-Speed Shuttle XL: https://bhpho.to/2ydE5fc

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