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Matt spends almost half the year travelling and running photography tours to exotic countries such as Bhutan, Iceland, Namibia, Nepal and Mongolia. He also teaches smaller photography workshops on lighting and portraiture, and presents at trade shows for industry partners.
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This is now my most used camera. Everything the D810 was, and more. Much better AF, better video options and IMO better handling. The best high-res 35mm DSLR on the market IMO.
My most used camera. It is not perfect - ISO 100-1600 was probably better on the D4 - but it is still damn good. Excellent handling, great build quality, 4k video (1.5 crop), and THE BEST autofocus I have ever used set it apart. The QXD varient never fills the buffer.
It is rare to find a crop camera that really punches at the level of the bigger brother… but this does. The D500 is so accomplished – it offers most of the benefits of the D5 in a much smaller and less expensive package. The best APSC sports camera on the market.
The GH5s is a more focussed, serious video offering based on the already fabulous GH5. Now with unlimited recording, a wide variety of codecs including DCI 4K at 60p. This also features dual native ISOs of 400 and 2500 – a fantastic addition that improves the low light capability and makes this a great choice for professional work.
The 5D range of cameras are true classics – this one is no exception. Unless you need 4K video, or super high resolution, this is the best balanced full frame Canon camera in my opinion.
When you want ultra resolution – accept no substitutes. An awesome camera, outwardly the same as the 5D3 – but packing a beast of a sensor inside. Try it out for a weekend and see if you fall for the extreme detail.
The Fuji XH1 is the new king of the hill in the fuji APSC world. With outstanding speed, build and great styling, this will appeal to many photographers. And videographers can rejoice as it has a set of video chops that come close to rivalling the Panasonic GH5 and Sony A7s2.
The 3rd in the alpha RESOLUTION line up – this retains the 42.4mp sensor of the second generation, but adds a second SD card, the great Z series batteries and the same focus system of the a9. An absolutely phenomenal stills camera.
60 fps 4k video from a GoPro? And stabilisation! Yes please. Having upgraded from a 4 Black, the 6 is a great upgrade, the screen is crucial for nailing framing, and the battery life is surprisingly good. A worthy upgrade.
There are a bunch of different gimbals on the market – from DJI and others. I purchased the Osmo+ and the Osmo Mobile, but find I use the + the most. Often I want to be able to use my phone whilst filming – which is not possible on the Mobile edition. And this, with the 3x optical zoom (and 2x digital on top if shooting 1080) make this a great option. Beautifully stabilised, and decent 4k footage. For walking shots and vlogging – this is a great option.
My most used lens. It is sharp, fast, accurate, well built and 100% reliable. This is always top 3, and it is that versatility and reliably great performance in every way that makes it a must have for me.
So fast and razor sharp - and at the long end the bokeh is just dreamy. This is an expensive lens - but worth every penny to me. The new E version is now out and also worth checking out.
This undoubtly is one of my favorite Nikkor lenses. I enjoy using it so much that I manufacture opportunities to get it out in the field. The bokeh is just so buttery soft! Optically, I think it is one of the best Nikon have ever made. If you haven't tried it, you absolutely should.
This lens didn't make sense to me. It is so much bigger, heavier and more expensive than the 85mm. After testing it thoroughly, it was an easy decision to buy. I have a feeling this is going to get a lot of use and become my top portrait lens, & second favorite lens overall.
This lens is so accurate, sharp & contrasty where it should be, and BUTTER everywhere else. And I don't know what magic dust they sprinkled on the AF unit - but this is also the fastest focussing Nikkor lens I have ever used before.
This is a wonderful ultrawide angle lens. The build holds up in the tougest environments, and the range is really versatile. The VC is a great addition--it lets you hand hold at lower speeds (lower ISOs) and removes minor handshake from your images.
At the time released it was easily the highest resolving, sharpest, contrastiest lens ever. At f1.4 it outperforms what other 'excellent' lenses can achieve stopped down a few steps. This smokes the competition.
The silkiest bokeh of Canon lenses. Yes the F1.8 is a LOT cheaper and arguably sharper. Optically this is nowhere near the Nikon or Zeiss 85mm, but the bokeh is something special.
I own the 1.4G, but if I was making the choice again I would go for the 1.8G. The build quality is great (a tad below the 1.4G), it is super fast (slightly slower than 1.4G) but it is as sharp or sharper.
An outstanding long lens for wildlife and sports photography, the 600mm gives you the longest ‘reach to aperture’ ratio in the Nikon line up. Throw on a 2x teleconvertor and you have a 1200mm f8 – offering amazing image quality and performance in the field.
A great super zoom from Tamron. I have owned the G1 and G2 versions, and they both perform really well. G2 has additional VC and adds the option to add teleconvertors, it outperformed my expectations, especially given the reasonable price.