TCSTV: Hits & Misses of 2018

  By Kaitlyn Kerr

 

Dave and Ev had a look at the past year in camera gear, and in between throwing axes and building campfires, took some time to break down some of their hits and misses in the camera world in 2018.

Among the camera hits are the Sony a7 III due to it’s price point and amazing eye-autofocus capabilities. Also on the list is the Fujifilm X-T3, a great camera that Evelyn actually purchased for her own personal use.

It was also a great year for lenses. Our TCS TV hosts were particularly impressed by the new Canon RF mirrorless lenses, such as the new 50mm F1.2, with its impressive image quality. It was also great to see some long glass in smaller and lighter packages, like the Sony 400mm F2.8 GM weighing in at 6.38 lbs (almost 2 lbs lighter than some of the competition!), and the new Nikon 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR, which is an astoundingly small lens for its focal length.

We had some great accessories this year too, with amazing lights from Godox and Litra, and popular stabilizing options in the Ronin-S and the Osmo Pocket from DJI.

Dave and Ev also touch on a couple of misses in the camera world this year, including the controversial single card slot that polarized the internet.

Watch the video and let us know your hits and misses of 2018. And, a Happy New Year!

Kaitlyn Kerr

Kaitlyn Kerr

Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.