All About the Gear
By This Week in Photo
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Doug Kaye and Gordon Laing 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 question and answer review about the pro's and con's of each camera.
||CleanDrobo 5C Review||Drobo reintroduces and updates their original drive enclosure, the Drobo 5C. Cheap, reliable back up for photographers.||10/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe END of All About the Gear?||A quick update on the status of All About the Gear.||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCanon 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,||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRicoh 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,||7/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCanon EOS 80D Review||Canon EOS 80D Review - All About the Gear||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNikon 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.||5/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPanasonic 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,||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTravel 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 Do...||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSony 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,||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFujifilm 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||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFujifilm 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 autofocus rangefinder camera. It’s that improved hybrid optical/electronic range/viewf||3/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMicro Four Thirds Lenses||To kick off 2016, Doug taps Gordon’s extensive knowledge of all-things MFT to bring you this roundup of the best micro four thirds lenses. Starting with kit zooms, they go through fisheyes, wide angle, normal, telephoto,||2/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll 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 RX||12/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCanon 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.||11/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSony 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||11/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
A podcast about the gear should actually know about the gear
I sampled the D810 episode. The overall production quality was okay, but the hosts demonstrated some surprising ignorance about the very product they were reviewing and had supposedly been recently using. e.g. why it offers a split zoom mode in live view, or the differences between SD, CF & XQD cards, or seemingly the presence of crop modes, etc.
That one of the hosts prefaces the review with an assertion that the D800E is only good for landscapes and only for manual focus, and that it “can’t” be used as a go-to, walk-about or everyday camera, is just flabbergasting. There’s further dubious assertions throughout, like that there’s little difference between the D810 and the A7R (like, I don’t know, autofocus performance maybe?).
While everyone’s entitled to their opinions, it certainly makes me question the validity and usefulness of a product review when at least one of the hosts has such an unusual and frankly bizarre bias.
The perfect podcast
Doug and Frederick are great at dissecting all camera aspects, quirks and qualities.
The only problem is the fact I run out of episodes to watch too quickly!
Great Review of the Fuji X30
Uncle Doug and Frederick always excellent camera reviews. I own an X-T1 and have to say this review makes me want to add the X30 to my collection. Thanks guys for making me spend another $600! Really!