Hasselblad X1D: Bold, Beautiful, Flawed, Fixable (Episode 3, "The X1D Has Me Thinking")

I think the Hasselblad X1D is the most important Hasselblad since the company launched the 500 C back in 1957, and in fact the most important medium format camera of the last 60 years, period. In this video, I tell you exactly why; where it stands at the moment, and what it needs to be successful.

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MONGO Panasonic G9 AF + GH5 Hack Review

Yes, I should have tested the hack at 30fps for completeness' sake, though I chose not to -- at least for this video -- because I don't shoot in 30fps (let alone 60fps), and some YouTubers said you got some advantage even at the lower frame rate. I found this to be true, but...

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Gear discussed:

Panasonic G9: B&H, Amazon, Adorama
Panasonic GH5: B&H, Amazon, Adorama
Sony a6300: B&H, Amazon, Adorama
Sony a7r III: B&H, Amazon, Adorama
Leica DG Vario Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0: B&H, Amazon, Adorama

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GX9: Mind. Officially. Blown.

If you're a current GX8 user, or insist upon a flippy screen, you may be disappointed. But if you're just about anyone else, holy moly -- this is an incredible street photography camera, especially when paired with the jewel-like DG Leica 15mm f/1.7 and the Monochrome-L and grain effects.

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Sony A7R III with FE Distagon 35/1.4: Best Street Photography Combo I've Ever Used (for now)

Was back in the city just over a week ago, roaming some of my favorite neighborhoods with what I've called the best "medium format" camera of 2017, the a7R III. Yet here I am proclaiming it the best street photography combo I've ever used. How is that even possible? AF performance, optical performance, IBIS, dynamic range, sparkling sensor for stills and vids, that's how.

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Panasonic G9 Mini-Review: Let's see this in Slow Motion!

We've got part one of a review for the Panasonic G9 for you today! In this episode, we see how the Panasonic G9 compares to the Panasonic GH5, Sony FS5, Sony a6300, and the Sony a7r III (sort of). 

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All My GH5 Videos in One Post!

Well, this is one way to play catch up: put all the videos I've done on the Panasonic GH5 and related lenses over the last couple of months in one post. Enjoy -- and if you like what you've seen here, please remember to give a thumbs up, subscribe to our YouTube channel and consider using our affiliate links or even directly supporting us with a contribution via PayPal in the "MORE" section below each video on YouTube. Thanks!

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Fujinon MK 50-135 T2.9 on Sony a6300 with Zacuto Scissors: Killer Combo

Along with its wider brother (MK 18-55 T2.9), Fujinon's 50-135 T2.9 cine zoom has just gorgeous image quality -- especially when paired with Sony's little a6300. The key is to truly lock the lens down on such a small body, and for that Zacuto's Scissors is fantastic: it locks the lens in place on your rail system by literally screwing into the lens itself, so you don't get flexing in either direction. If you have a Sony e-mount camera, you'll want to take a look at this pair. You may also want to look at the rig I used to hold it all together, the Sachtler Ace Baseplate; SmallRig 15 carbon fiber rods; Really Right Stuff L-bracket; and the edelkrone FocusOne.

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I've Got to Figure Out How to Keep Up on This Blog

Just a quick note to apologize for leaving so much off the blog. This is all a very part-time thing I'd like to make almost-full time (we start shooting a documentary short tomorrow),  Still sorting it out. Will try to get a pile of YouTube videos reposted here over the next couple of day, but you can always go straight to our YouTube channel. Thanks for your patience!

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