David Schloss (from Digital Photo Pro) and I had a bet on what the latest Sony announcement would be and it looks like I came out on top! He, along with many others prophesied a new A9 camera with a high megapixel sensor. However, Sony has just announced their latest full frame sensor camera and it is officially the Sony A7R III.
After well over 250 TCSTV episodes spanning gear reviews, educational snippets, and comedic entertainment, it finally occurred to me that we had never once reviewed a photography essential that all photographers need, and that is as varied as the cameras themselves. A way to transport and carry the cameras we so lovingly covet. So onward to our latest TCSTV endeavor, we proceeded to raid The Camera Store for a wide selection of bags, straps, vests, and backpacks.
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Everyone loves to talk about the quality of different camera manufacturer’s color and straight out of camera JPEGs. We decided to do a blind(ish) test, to see which images photographer’s really preferred in a variety of situations. Which camera’s SOOC images are really the ones to beat? Watch as Chris Niccolls investigates!
Special thanks to Resolve Photo (www.resolvephoto.ca) and everyone who participated in our tests!
Photokina, the worlds largest photo trade show, has been in full swing since 1950. Along with CP+ and PMA, Photokina showcases the latest in digital gear, photographic presentation, drones, accessories, and so much more. 2016 is the first year that The Camera Store TV took the long flight over to Cologne, Germany. One could easily be forgiven for assuming that TCSTV would be in camera gear Heaven. However Photokina, and Cologne, held much more in store for us than just technology.
Our latest TCSTV episode was inspired in just such a way. If we were lost in the woods, could we start a fire using only the glass elements in our lenses? From here, Jordan and I quickly expanded the idea to the following: If stuck in a survival situation, how well could we manage using only the camera gear and photo accessories found in the average photographer’ s backpack? Inspired by equal parts Survivorman and MacGyver, we soon had our most challenging, and most enjoyable idea to date.
I’m sitting at a table, a now empty steiner of German beer is in front of me, surrounded by local photographers, and fellow YouTube channel hosts, and upon the Rhine a barge full of locals partying to loud music floats by. This is Cologne. Jordan Drake and I find ourselves in this stunning city to take in all that is Photokina. The largest photo tradeshow in the world is in full swing, and the atmosphere couldn’t be more enjoyable.
Chris Niccolls took the mirrorless Panasonic GM1 travelling and brought back beautiful images, and a long list of reasons why it’s the perfect travel companion!
Canon has never waited longer to replace a DSLR than they did with the 7D. Five years after the original, the new 7D Mark II boasts an impressive new AF system, new sensor and improved video specs. Is this the best APS-C camera in the world? TCSTV’s Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake take a look, with a little help from acclaimed photojournalist Todd Korol.
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