All About the Gear

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.

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Edit Pro Video on iOS with LumaFusion!

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The Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K – All About the Gear

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Panasonic Leica 200mm f2.8 – All About the Gear

A look at Panasonic's Leica 200mm f2.8 lens - An important addition to the micro four-thirds lens line-up. Panasonic and Leica have been hitting out of the park lately with some stunning lenses for the micro four-thirds platform. The latest being the L...
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The Panasonic Lumix G9 – All About the Gear

A look at the Panasonic Lumix G9 — one of the latest camera releases from Panasonic. The post The Panasonic Lumix G9 – All About the Gear appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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TWiP is BACK! ep 501

In this show @Frederick Van Johnson @Steve Brazill and @PhotoJoseph briefly discuss TWiP’s hiatus, then tear into GoPro and the failure of their Karma Drone. Then we’ll discuss low-light photography tips and finally we’ll round things out with a panel ...
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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.
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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.
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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 viewfi...
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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 tu...
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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. The post Canon EOS 80D Revi...
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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. The post Nikon D500 Review appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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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 ...
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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 Do...
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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 ...
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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 m...
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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 autofocus rangefinder camera. It’s that improved hybrid optical/electronic range/viewfin...
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Micro 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, macro and extreme telephoto gla...
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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...
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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 ...
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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, enhan...
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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$1,000 you can get the n...
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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 (foc...
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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...
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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 beg...
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Sony RX100 MK IV

Sony updates its popular RX100 with a new third version. It's already being heralded as the best compact. But at $800, it’s also the most expensive. The post Sony RX100 MK IV appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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Sony A7R MK II

The Sony a7R mk II is already being heralded by many as Camera of the Year. While most camera “sequels” add a new feature or two, Sony has put their best-of-everything technologies into the successor to the a7R. Is it the ultimate do-anything camera? A...
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Leica Q

The Leica Q is the first of what could become an entirely new product line for the German manufacturer. It includes a non-interchangeable 28mm f/1.7 Summilux autofocus (!) lens coupled with a gorgeous full-frame sensor. At US$4,250, the Leica Q is hard...
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Canon 5DS

Nearly three years since the release of the popular 5D mk III, Canon has finally brought out the much-anticipated 50.6MP 5DS and 5DSR. Yes, these are the current leaders in the megapixel wars, beating out the 42MP Sony A7R mk II by a few months and meg...
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Panasonic Lumix G7

The Panasonic Lumix G7 replaces the two-year-old G6. It’s quite similar to the GX7, positioned between the GF7 and top-of-the-line GH4. Since it uses the same sensor (ie, same image quality) as the GX7, GM5 and GF7, why would you opt for this new model...
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Canon T6i/750D and T6s/760D

Gordon and Doug look at two new Canon cameras: the Rebel T6i and T6s, also known as the 750D and 760D, respectively. (Yeah, it’s confusing.) The original Rebel was the first under-$1,000 DSLR and now boosted to 24 megapixels, these new models continue ...
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Panasonic Lumix ZS50/TZ70

The Panasonic Lumix TZ70 (ZS50 in North America) is one of the “super zoom” or “travel zoom” compact cameras, whose most-notable feature is a 30x optically stabilized zoom lens. That would be the equivalent of a whopping 24-720mm lens in a full-frame c...
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Nikon D5500

The Nikon D5500 is the company’s third camera in the D5xx series, positioned as a solid entry-level body between the D3300 and D7200. All three share the same image quality. The differences? The D5500 is Nikon’s only DSLR with an LCD that is both fully...
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Canon EOS M3

Did you know Canon has a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera? Well, they do, but not in the U.S. The Canon EOS M3 follows the original “M” launched in 2012 and updated to the M2 a year ago. The new EOS M3 sports a number of substantial improvements ...
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

With a new 40 megapixel mode and improved in-body image stabilization, the OM-D E-M5 Mark II is already one of the hottest cameras of the year. As All About the Gear approaches its second anniversary,’s Gordon Laing joins host Doug Kaye ...
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Doug Shoots Film!

What’s gotten into Doug? He hadn’t shot a roll of film for more than 15 years, but after collecting used M-mount lenses (Leica and Voigtlander) to use with his Sony a7-family cameras, he suddenly realized, “Hey, I could buy an old Leica and try shootin...
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Samsung NX1

Although it’s the size of a small DSLR, the mirrorless NX1 is packed with best of breed features from other great cameras: a great tilting touch LCD, 4k video and a whopping 15fps shutter with a 70-frame (RAW file) buffer. The post Samsung NX1 appeared...
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Fuji X-100T

Fujifilm’s X100 series of cameras have built a very loyal following including some high-profile photographers. So what’s new in the third generation of this retro-styled fixed prime-lens mirrorless camera? The post Fuji X-100T appeared first on This We...
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Sony A7II

Sony's A7II update brings in-body 5-axis image stabilization and a more robust body that's the same height and width, just a bit thicker and 100g heavier. The post Sony A7II appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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Panasonic Lumix GM5

Panasonic bills the Lumix GM5 as the world’s smallest micro four-thirds camera, replacing the same-size GM1. The sensor is the same as in the Lumix GM1, but the new camera sports a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) instead of an in-body flash. The p...
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Lytro Illum

A year ago we reviewed the original Lytro camera. Doug didn’t think Lytro was really in the camera business, but rather into technology licensing. But that camera’s successor, the Illum, is much more like what we think of as a camera, albeit with radic...
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Canon 7D Mark II

To say that this upgrade to Canon’s popular 7D has been “long anticipated” would be an understatement. It’s been a long five years since Canon announced the original. Frederick and Doug ask, “Was it worth the wait?” The post Canon 7D Mark II appeared f...
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All About the Gear – 2014 Wrap-Up

It’s that time of year once again. Frederick and Doug look back on the gear of 2014, and then into the crystal ball for what we might expect in the year to come. The post All About the Gear – 2014 Wrap-Up appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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Fuji X-30

The Fujifilm X30 is a replacement for the X20. The new camera has an electronic viewfinder instead of a rangefinder and includes a lot of new features. It’s relatively inexpensive at $600 including the non-interchangeable 4x zoom lens, but it’s still t...
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Nikon D750

Although discontinued two years ago, the Nikon D700 was one of the most-loved digital cameras ever made. Six years since the D700 was introduced, Nikon has finally come out with the 24MP D750. The post Nikon D750 appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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Apple 27″ iMac Retina 5K

After a year of anticipation, Apple have finally announced its 27” iMac with Retina 5K Display. It took less than an hour for both Frederick and Doug to jump on in with both feet and place their orders. Now that the wrapping paper has faded, and they’v...
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Nikon D810

Nikon’s original D800 and D800e 36MP monsters, launched in 2012, were impressive — even groundbreaking — but also flawed in some ways. The company’s new D810 is an evolutionary refinement of the pair. Though lately most innovations in the digital camer...
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Panasonic Lumix LX100

The new Panasonic/Lumix LX100 is getting a lot of buzz for being the smallest still-image camera that can also shoot 4K video. It seems to be aimed directly at Sony’s third-generation RX100 mkIII. The post Panasonic Lumix LX100 appeared first on This ...
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Sigma DP2 Quattro

Based on Sigma’s new and unique Foveon X3 sensor, the Quattro can capture images of remarkable color, clarity and depth. But according to Doug, that’s only for certain subjects and under the right conditions. The question is whether the quality is wort...
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Panasonic Lumix FZ1000

Panasonic has just released the latest in their eight-year series of “bridge cameras” — the Lumix FZ1000. It’s as easy to use as a point-and-shoot but the size of a small DSLR because of its 16x zoom. Who’s this camera for, asks Frederick? For almost a...
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