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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smallHD Focus: An Exceptionally Clear Winner

Much as we love the people and capabilities of Sony cameras, the compromises the company has made in battery life, menu clarity, rear LCD panel brightness and articulation on their a6 and a7 cameras leave much room for improvement. smallHD wasn't the first company to figure this out, but the product they made to address it -- the Focus -- is the best solution we've seen to ALL of it.

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Tripod Wars: Sachtler Flowtech FSB6 vs. Cartoni SDS 8

For those of you who remember the review of the Cartoni SDS 8, it currently holds the blog's record for fastest set-up and take down times. However, Sachtler released the Flowtech tripod series, which also promises light-weight and fast operating speed.

So, if both tripods are in the same price range, and they both promise a light-weight tripod with a quick operating speed, how do they actually compare? It's time to strap in for a battle of the Tripods. 

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Panasonic GH5 Cage Review (My Favorite Thus Far): smallRig

The 3BME YouTube community is amazing as I was shown yet again - this time by viewer Gregory Gallaspie, who has co-designed a GH5 Cage configuration with smallRig that is my new favorite. Zacuto is more robust and smoother, but the GH5 Cage smallrig configured for my particular needs is just outstanding - and half the price.  Does that mean the Zacuto is over-priced? Not necessarily  - watch.

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