The Most Progressive Lenses and Cameras



On this week’s episode of Inside The Photographer’s Thoughts, I’m joined by our EIC, Chris Gampat. In an episode we’re calling “Gear with Gampat,” we speak about what’s happening on the earth of images tools. From cameras to studio lighting, lenses to digital camera baggage, there’s one thing for everybody on this episode. So, in the event you’re wanting so as to add to your photographic arsenal, comply with us.

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Chris Gampat nd Dan Ginn: Gear Used

Lots of the watchers and listeners of the podcast ask what cameras we use to report the present. Right here you go!

Dan Ginn: Fujifilm X-T2 and the Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm f2.Chris Gampat: Leica SL2-S and the Leica Summicron-M 28mm f2

Chris Gampat Opens the Present

As I labored to get my digital camera arrange for the present, Chris Gampat opened with a pleasant impression of my fantastic British accent. Thanks, Chris! He then explains a few of the points confronted by producers lately, that are primarily pandemic associated. Gear is caught in cargo, and producers are additionally struggling to get very important components for his or her techniques. Nevertheless it’s not all doom and gloom, and there are items of drugs worthy of your pleasure. We now have an outline under, or you may hit play on the podcast for a extra detailed run-down of all the most well liked gear accessible proper now.

Chris Gampat on Lighting

Earlier than we obtained into everybody’s favourite matters– cameras and lenses–first, we mentioned what’s taking place on the earth of lighting. “The gold commonplace” of lighting, as Gampat calls it, is the Profoto B10. Nevertheless, there’s a brand new competitor on the town within the type of the Elinchrom One (learn our full Elinchrom One evaluate). It’s extra inexpensive than the B10 and doesn’t lag far behind when it comes to efficiency, though it doesn’t match the B10 but.

The Greatest Lenses

I used to be eager to know what lenses had are available in for evaluate in 2021 that Chris Gampat didn’t wish to return. He opened up with the Fujifilm 18mm F1.4 R LM WR (learn our full Fujifilm 18mm evaluate). It’s a lens we gave 5 out of 5 stars on account of its quick focusing, sharp picture high quality, and climate sealing. As Gampat describes it, “it’s an exquisite lens.”

He additionally talks concerning the Mitakon 50mm 0.95. In our evaluate, we wrote:

“The Mitakon 50mm f0.95 III is a fairly good lens total. It’s constructed effectively, has stunning optics, and can gradual you down. In any other case, you need to use it with zone focusing and make nice photographs…”

For extra data on the perfect lenses in 2021, hit play on the podcast.

Progressive Cameras

The primary digital camera that sprung to thoughts when it comes to innovation was the Sony A1 (learn our full Sony A1 evaluate). It’s an extremely quick, 50MP digital camera that has a bunch of cool options. Nevertheless it’s not excellent, and we discover why within the podcast.

One other digital camera the got here up was the Fujifilm GFX100S, a digital camera we reviewed again in April. It’s the smallest medium format digital camera with IBIS in the marketplace. Sticking with Fujifilm custom, it additionally creates stunning images. It’s extra inexpensive than a lot of the competitors, and is definitely value your consideration in the event you’re contemplating transferring into medium-format images.

What Else to Anticipate

Through the podcast, we additionally talked about photograph enhancing, Chris Gampat’s love for movie images, and the significance of being current when photographing. It’s an hour of implausible photograph dialog and a fantastic alternative to find out about the perfect gear you may at the moment put money into. So, sufficient from me; hit play on both on the audio and video above and benefit from the present.