tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-84957511779103150252020-05-21T01:35:04.162-07:00bigheadtaco.comBigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.comBlogger509125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-55478386134882407442020-03-30T18:25:00.001-07:002020-03-30T18:25:56.039-07:00Where I'm At: Upcoming BHT Projects for March-May 2020As each day passes, it looks more and more likely that Vancouver is going to go on a full lockdown. What are photographers, Youtubers and content creators like myself going to do? I have a few older projects to finish and some upcoming gear to review. I talk about it in my latest video. Thanks for watching everyone.<br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ztDZqErwVD8" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-10956839700010619952020-03-12T12:57:00.001-07:002020-03-12T12:57:02.033-07:00Fujifilm X100V: Bigheadtaco Talking Head Video TestIf you've watched my Youtube channel or a while, you know I've used the X100F at times to shoot some of my videos. The autofocus was never good enough, so I've had to shoot the video in manual focus mode. When the new X100V came out, the first thing I wanted to test was it's autofocus capabilities not only in stills mode, but video. I think this little camera did a great job. The key to great video with this camera is to use an external monitor as well as an external microphone to isolate the autofocus lens noise. Check out the video and let me know what you think. Thanks for visiting and happy shooting!!<br /><br />BHT<br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FpF381vZ8kE" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-51630740620145010312020-03-10T19:18:00.001-07:002020-03-10T19:18:59.914-07:00Fujifilm X100V: Unbox + First Look<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/st1PS3B0hd4" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-59653230818965652692020-02-25T21:40:00.001-08:002020-02-25T21:40:20.243-08:00First Shooting Impressions: Fujifilm X-T4 (Buy One Now Before They're Al...The new Fujifilm X-T4. It's a very nice update to the X-T3. It's not just hardware, but the firmware is also very nice. I don't know which I'm more excited about. Enjoy the video.<br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7m9Jjhekbkc" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-25319122588250763002020-02-16T15:52:00.001-08:002020-02-16T15:52:24.082-08:00Unboxing: Chrome Industries Bags + ShoesAs I mentioned in a previous post, I'll be doing more bags and accessories reviews since I get asked a lot of questions about my support gear for my photography. The number 1 (or 2) accessory is camera bags, along with camera straps. Although Chrome is not a camera bag company, I enjoy the aesthetics of their bags and often use their bags as my EDC. So if you're interested in Chrome Industries, check out my latest unboxing video. If not, you can move on...<br /><br />BHT<br /><br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iOQ_twIJ7jQ" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-16133844103324848992020-02-16T00:21:00.001-08:002020-02-16T00:21:41.740-08:00Leica SL2: First Shooting ImpressionsHello everyone and welcome to my latest review, the new Leica SL2. My original Leica SL review may have been the reason why you first discovered my Youtube channel. Unlike many who trashed it, I really really enjoyed shooting with the original odd-ball SL. I knew it would be a hit with existing Leica photographers with plenty of M mount lenses. Version 2 has improved on the already great EVF and LCD, and they've installed their latest 47MP sensor with IBIS. Watch the video for my initial thoughts, but this review is far from complete. I rushed to finish this video as I had to quickly travel to Hong Kong and Japan for work. I've come back and will continue reviewing the SL2 and come back to you with my full thoughts on this new camera. Thanks for watching and happy shooting!!<br /><br />BHT<br /><br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LMNvCcMRWTI" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-25476185878688751602020-02-11T01:21:00.001-08:002020-02-11T01:21:59.836-08:00Peak Design Unboxing: Everyday Totepack, 6l Sling, Field Pouch<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sENTo7A1YDg" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-52134318857514817982020-02-10T16:58:00.001-08:002020-02-10T17:14:14.678-08:00Review: Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 for Fujifilm X-Mount<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AiS1qTHVUHI/XkH_z_x5p8I/AAAAAAACbwo/wsQDiA-hwlMRSd9Y4nM3LhhAi7h_nRvBQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/XH1Z0526_a_2500x.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="425" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AiS1qTHVUHI/XkH_z_x5p8I/AAAAAAACbwo/wsQDiA-hwlMRSd9Y4nM3LhhAi7h_nRvBQCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/XH1Z0526_a_2500x.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />Hello everyone, here's my latest video review of the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 for Fujifilm X-Mount. Thanks to Pergear for sending me a copy to review. If you like the video and are considering purchasing this lens, please consider using this link to buy from Pergear (this is not an affiliate link):<br /><a href="http://bit.ly/39vLCZg">http://bit.ly/39vLCZg</a><br /><br /><a name='more'></a><br />If you want to read my written review of this lens, head over to Fujilove magazine for my write-up: https://fujilove.com/short-telephoto-prime-viltrox-85mm-f-1-8-stm/<br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/G2-YtT0kIFY" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-1140267697724282892020-02-05T14:35:00.001-08:002020-02-05T14:35:31.725-08:00Recap Video: HONG KONG 2020Hello everyone, I'm back from Hong Kong and this is my overview video of the entire trip. I did make one quick visit to Okinawa, but other than that, the rest of the time was spent in Hong Kong. I didn't get as much done as I wanted, but that's okay. I tend to try and get too much done anyway. I was able to shoot lots of film, and I spent as much time as I could with Vishal from Camera Film Photo. Hopefully I'll be back in a couple of months to start printing my upcoming zine. Thanks for all your support and we'll talk to you soon. Happy shooting!!<br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/G6GiZ9vTaRY" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-84472542352256877262019-12-11T17:01:00.001-08:002019-12-11T17:01:42.704-08:00Fujifilm X-Pro3 Dura Black vs X-Pro2 GraphiteYet another X-Pro3 video (I'm still not done), this time comparing the new Dura Black finish with the previous X-Pro2's limited edition Graphite. What I liked about the Graphite edition X-Pro2 was the matching finish lens, the XF23mm F/2 R WR. I wonder if Fujifilm will make a limited edition titanium or at least a Dura Black and Dura Silver finish XF35mm f/1.4. I hope so.<br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/H7vvB7mjVak" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-13682793187651214732019-12-09T14:53:00.001-08:002019-12-11T10:22:35.742-08:00Wireless Video Monitoring via iPad: The Hollyland Tech Mars 400SIt's time for a video centric gear review. I'm testing the new Hollyland Tech Mars 400S wireless transmission system. It's something that most Youtubers wouldn't need, but when you have it, you realize how powerful a device this can be, especially if you are working on a larger project. Wireless transmission systems are very common in the video world, but what makes the Mars 400S unit unique is that it can also send wireless signals to up to 4 iOS or Android devices via their mobile app. I tested it by connecting 2 iPads and 1 iPhone, and it worked flawlessly. Not only are you transmitting video but also audio, and you can record on your device as well at 1080P. Please watch the video for more details<br /><br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TeCYKy26Wac" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-39778674544497033472019-12-03T23:08:00.001-08:002019-12-03T23:10:59.324-08:00Fujifilm X-Pro3 Launch with Beers & CamerasHello everyone, I'm finally back from Toronto and Montreal and working hard to create some video content for you all. If you've been following me on <a href="http://www.instagram.com/bigheadtaco" target="_blank">Instagram</a>, you've already seen my latest travel pictures, but this video will give you some behind the scenes video content.<br /><br /><div style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">You may notice some improved music on this video.Thanks to Epidemic Sound for inviting me to be part of their ambassador program. I'm excited to use their music for all my latest videos. Use the link below to give their services a 30 day free trial. Unlimited downloads of royalty free music for Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, podcasts while still monetizing your accounts:&nbsp;</span></div><br /><a href="http://share.epidemicsound.com/CM9H6" target="_blank">CLICK HERE&nbsp;FOR YOUR FREE 30 DAY TRIAL :-)</a><br /><br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tipatQjTRrQ" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-44018832902240593392019-11-20T11:21:00.001-08:002019-11-20T11:21:06.372-08:00Bag Review: Chrome Niko Camera Sling 2.0I didn't think I would enjoy reviewing such a small camera bag, but I actually like it a lot. As many of you know, for my smaller bags, I tend to carry non-camera bags as my daily bag. I find camera bags overly padded and protected, which takes up weight and space. Check out my video review for my full thoughts on this new compact camera sling from Chrome Industries.<br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/61i9i4lpYlY" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-89084404903959647162019-11-01T15:59:00.000-07:002019-11-01T15:59:04.826-07:00Can You Review a Digital Film Simulation? I did...<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AjWXmRZDusM/Xby4PYH8KNI/AAAAAAACVN4/jkmM8Sj5pWUw72-PhoyrxJr0pp5ZuZgWgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/XT3S9525_3000x.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="900" data-original-width="1600" height="360" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AjWXmRZDusM/Xby4PYH8KNI/AAAAAAACVN4/jkmM8Sj5pWUw72-PhoyrxJr0pp5ZuZgWgCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/XT3S9525_3000x.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />On my latest article for FujiLove Magazine, I decided to review the new film simulation Classic Neg that's available on the new Fujifilm X-Pro3. It may seem unusual to review a virtual film, but that's the reality of digital photography. Even though it's digital, we still yearn for unique profiles for our images, just like the film days. Imagine if the output of all digital files looked exactly the same? It's like if everyone just shot with with same film during the analogue era of photography. How boring would that be? So check out my latest review here at <a href="https://fujilove.com/fujifilm-classic-neg-a-digital-film-simulation-review/" target="_blank">FujiLove Magazine</a>.Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-56747371713770983222019-10-22T22:00:00.000-07:002019-10-22T23:33:31.816-07:00First Impressions: The New Titanium Fujifilm X-Pro3<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AZTuSCCewRc/Xa_bq-fg48I/AAAAAAACVJc/cdLIbYham0IxwViq9I7tph_nXWTMM4nPACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/XH1F6003_3000x.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="266" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AZTuSCCewRc/Xa_bq-fg48I/AAAAAAACVJc/cdLIbYham0IxwViq9I7tph_nXWTMM4nPACLcBGAsYHQ/s400/XH1F6003_3000x.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />After almost 4 years, the new Fujifilm X-Pro3 has finally arrived. No it doesn't have a different processor or sensor from the X-T3, but the firmware is tweaked. No it doesn't have IBIS, but it does have a very unique and functional articulating LCD screen. No there isn't a brand new eye cup piece, but it has been re-designed and looks stronger than the previous version. The new X-Pro3 does have something that no other X Series or GFX Series camera has, which is titanium. Why use titanium over other metals like magnesium alloy? First of all, titanium is stronger yet lighter than stainless steel, and has really strong anti-corrosion properties. Second, it looks sexy on a camera. Some of the coolest (yet functional) film cameras of all time were made from titanium (Nikon F3T, Nikon 35ti, Minolta TC-1, Contax T, Contax G, etc.). I won't go into detail of my shooting experience since I've shot a YouTube video explaining how I like the overall function and feel of the camera. I can say that Fujifilm has created another camera that other photographers who already shoot with other manufacturers will lust over. As soon as you see the X-Pro3, you immediately want to pick it up and start shooting with it. Fujifilm understands the value of style, form and colour choice when it comes to their cameras. It's not just a functional tool, but it becomes part of your identity, much like an EDC item (watch, wallet, pocket knife, etc.). Check out the links below to my videos as well as my article on <a href="https://fujilove.com/first-impressions-the-titanium-x-pro3" target="_blank">FujiLove Magazine</a>. Thanks for visiting and see you around. Happy shooting!!<br /><a name='more'></a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="YOUTUBE-iframe-video" data-thumbnail-src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/73l9TX7e5YU/0.jpg" frameborder="0" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/73l9TX7e5YU?feature=player_embedded" width="320"></iframe></div><br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" class="YOUTUBE-iframe-video" data-thumbnail-src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/py4XfFzwinQ/0.jpg" frameborder="0" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/py4XfFzwinQ?feature=player_embedded" width="320"></iframe></div><br /><br />If you want to pre-order your Fujifilm X-Pro3, here are my affiliate links to B&amp;H for the most current pricing. I have a feeling the first batch will be sold out pretty quick. Thanks for your support:<br /><br /><a href="https://bhpho.to/2p9bvM2" target="_blank">Fujifilm X-Pro3 Black</a><br /><a href="https://bhpho.to/2JhJrx8" target="_blank">Fujifilm X-Pro3 Dura Silver</a><br /><a href="https://bhpho.to/2N08qGc" target="_blank">Fujifilm X-Pro3 Dura Black</a><br /><br /><div style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;; font-size: 12px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CRwgU2rTGng/Xa_cwD9TNMI/AAAAAAACVLE/d3FacKCYh8c_eVORb_GDEyUAFBCOK4cPgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/XH1F6013_3000x.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="900" data-original-width="1600" height="225" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CRwgU2rTGng/Xa_cwD9TNMI/AAAAAAACVLE/d3FacKCYh8c_eVORb_GDEyUAFBCOK4cPgCLcBGAsYHQ/s400/XH1F6013_3000x.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br />Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-67643945793298740152019-09-25T22:32:00.001-07:002019-09-25T22:32:01.130-07:00First Impressions: XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR for VideoIn my latest YouTube video I'm testing the new Fujifilm XF16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR as a video lens. For this test I had to call my videographer Chris G aka ChrisMeetsChris to help me shoot it. Because this is a pre-production unit, none of our findings are final. Please wait until I get a hold of a full production unit for my final thoughts on this lens for both stills and video. Thanks for watching and happy shooting!<br /><br />BHT<br /><br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/41SQeru9a58" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-5338362006035220982019-09-15T21:53:00.001-07:002019-09-15T21:56:02.889-07:00First Look: Fujifilm XF16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wPud_tPOWSo/XX8VfRDk1vI/AAAAAAACUJs/h3A9gaPwyOsnqJ6ihzfLrXtefyBjy3WnwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/X1000494_2000x.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="900" data-original-width="1600" height="360" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wPud_tPOWSo/XX8VfRDk1vI/AAAAAAACUJs/h3A9gaPwyOsnqJ6ihzfLrXtefyBjy3WnwCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/X1000494_2000x.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Hello everyone, in my latest video I take a first look at the brand new mid range zoom lens from Fujifilm, the XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR. If you currently own the X-T3 and lamented the choices of zoom lenses with OIS and WR, here's a decent lens when you need stabilization and weather-sealing. This is also a great all round travel lens with a great 24-120mm equiv. zoom range and a constant f/4 aperture throughout the zoom range. Wait for my shooting review test next. Thanks for watching and happy shooting!!<br /><br />BHT<br /><br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yLt7GxhGmoI" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-39899158472206739112019-08-26T13:16:00.001-07:002019-08-26T13:16:05.647-07:00First Impressions: Fujifilm GFX 100I had the opportunity to borrow and test the new Fujifilm GFX 100 over the weekend. It felt a lot like shooting with the GFX 50S, except it was bigger, heavier, but also quicker. 100MP images are hard to wrap my head around still. At 100% crop, the image is still good enough to share to Instagram. The uncompressed RAW files are 200MB plus in size, so remember to upgrade your memory cards. I say 64GB x 2 for minimum, but I recommend 128GB x 2 for this monster.<br /><br />I will do an unboxing and full review once the camera comes out, but until then, enjoy this video. Also check out my article on FujiLove:<br /><br />https://fujilove.com/why-should-we-care-about-the-gfx-100/<br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yhTVxMsD_iQ" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-62283660385496177082019-08-21T21:23:00.001-07:002019-08-21T21:24:26.563-07:00Hong Kong Vlog 2019Hello everyone, better late than never. Although I was in Hong Kong back in April, it's taken me until now to roll out a full video from this trip. Sorry for the delay. I decided to take along with me Chris Gionnakos aka @chrismeetschris as my videographer and editor, and his dad also came along. Who is his dad? You'll have to watch this video to find out.<br /><br />The main reason for this trip? Shoot neon lights with CineStill 800T, as well as shoot a video with MiNT Camera. I also had a chance to hang out with Vishal from Camera Film Photo, Mr. David Chan, and Jeffo Wong. Thanks to everyone for making this trip memorable and productive. Now it's time to start pumping out the videos. Thanks for your patience. Don't forget to follow these peeps on Instagram:<br /><br />https://www.instagram.com/chrismeetschris<br />https://www.instagram.com/mintcamera<br />https://www.instagram.com/camerafilmphoto<br />https://www.instagram.com/cinestillfilm<br /><br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hZNUtKpM-08" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-28728708539459540452019-08-10T18:46:00.001-07:002019-08-10T18:46:04.783-07:00Shooting Review: Ricoh GR IIIThe new Ricoh GR III. It took 6 long years before Ricoh finally came out with an all new design for the previously prolific GR series. It averaged a new version every two years since the film days, and then 4 years of silence. I was worried the GR III wasn't coming. It's finally here and I'm pretty happy. This is a long review, but I had a lot to say. Thanks for watching and happy shooting<br /><br />BHT<br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/32S1GzXltFM" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-7058482240947728182019-06-22T00:43:00.001-07:002019-06-22T00:45:51.666-07:00Ricoh GR III: 1st Impressions and ComparisonsI finally got a copy of the new Ricoh GR III from Ricoh Imaging North America. It took a while to get one in my hands, but it was worth the wait. I think from a spec perspective it looks great, but what are my first impressions? This video is a long one, so it's not for the faint of heart. There's lots of quick reviews with specs all over the internet, so if that's what you're looking for, you're not going to find it here. Sorry about that. I have 2 weeks to shoot with this camera, then I'll do an actual shooting review with images. Until then, I'll post one image I took. I'm very impressed. the sharpness of the lens, IBIS, and the processing are all fantastic. I'm excited. Stay tuned for more soon.<br /><br />BHT<br /><br /><a name='more'></a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fUziPQKls3U/XQ3cXlgqyQI/AAAAAAACStA/tfbeIno9gVMjqquTYh8sb8kY1q08koFxQCLcBGAs/s1600/RNI-Films-IMG-28B6AD14-163A-4C13-83BB-18DFE26BEC6E.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fUziPQKls3U/XQ3cXlgqyQI/AAAAAAACStA/tfbeIno9gVMjqquTYh8sb8kY1q08koFxQCLcBGAs/s640/RNI-Films-IMG-28B6AD14-163A-4C13-83BB-18DFE26BEC6E.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8mk7aq4VDZ8" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-55012222000428347132019-06-17T18:37:00.001-07:002019-06-17T18:37:13.525-07:00Review: Final Thoughts on Fujifilm X-T30<br />Check out my final thoughts on the mighty little Fujifilm X-T30. For it's size and price, the X-T30 delivers, but is it for you? Here are my thoughts.<br /><br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1So5GRkv_hk" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-73847243072592504322019-06-07T00:37:00.001-07:002019-06-07T00:37:13.421-07:00What's In My Bag: Chrome Industries MXD SegmentThis is my latest What's In My Bag series using the Chrome Industries MXD Segment sling bag. This cool bag was designed by Chrome's Japanese design team, and when it was first released, it sold out immediately. I didn't even have time to review it. I had to wait a few months before I could get a copy to review, so thanks to Chrome for shipping it out to me. I've had it for a few months, and I really like it. If you're not use to sling bags, it might be a weird transition from a traditional shoulder bag or backpack, but there's lots of advantages using a sling. Please enjoy the video and look for more bag reviews in the future.<br /><br />BHT<br /><br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-9k8HheGV3A" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-16230484660065628732019-05-21T21:51:00.001-07:002019-05-21T21:58:16.489-07:00Video Review: Leica M10-P Edition<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RR8vgUS2BKQ/XOTVfVRh3XI/AAAAAAACRew/6vlH0K1Z-TIBpgKsStIavXO_TYjCQkbxgCLcBGAs/s1600/L1000180_2000x.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="426" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RR8vgUS2BKQ/XOTVfVRh3XI/AAAAAAACRew/6vlH0K1Z-TIBpgKsStIavXO_TYjCQkbxgCLcBGAs/s640/L1000180_2000x.jpg" width="640" /></a><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TqqVnAhYdno/XOTWwYY-YLI/AAAAAAACRe8/fuDVSYCbJ5I1pClO1RCB1QrMjtrftFOwQCLcBGAs/s1600/XH1F9019_2400x.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="426" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TqqVnAhYdno/XOTWwYY-YLI/AAAAAAACRe8/fuDVSYCbJ5I1pClO1RCB1QrMjtrftFOwQCLcBGAs/s640/XH1F9019_2400x.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />Check out my latest review of the Leica M10-P. The biggest difference functionally between this mid-cycle body and the original M10 is the shutter dampening system and the touch screen. It's not worth the upgrade unless these two features are really important to you. It does point to the future of the M system though, and I think it's a great direction. Hopefully Leica will improve connectivity (wifi, Bluetooth) and perhaps a hybrid viewfinder like Fujifilm's X-Pro/X100 series. Even an optional external viewfinder would be welcome, although not ideal. Does anyone want video to return to the M body? I know most don't, but I wouldn't mind. I would love to try some crazy bokeh 50mm Noctilux video pull focus shots, although you can always adapt it to the Leica SL. Enjoy the video and the embedded pictures.<br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gPWonypxtjU" width="480"></iframe><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8495751177910315025.post-59420445175868538082019-05-09T22:58:00.001-07:002019-05-09T22:58:37.863-07:00Review: XF16mm f/2.8 R WR in Hong KongWhen I found out I had another work project in Hong Kong, I knew I would take 1 zoom as my standard lens (I typically take the XF10-24mm), and another lens to review. The XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR would be a perfect lens to test in Hong Kong, especially in conjunction with the super compact X-T30. Check out my thoughts on this lens.<br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TiqeWGbBbXU" width="480"></iframe>Bigheadtacohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07287168567380301421noreply@blogger.com13