Category Gear

I Did It

by Anthony Morganti

I Did It… I broke down and ordered the Nikon D850

Yesterday, in a moment of weakness, I ordered the new offering from Nikon, the D850 to replace my aging Nikon D800e. Its official release date is today but I apparently waited a bit too long to place my preorder because I’ve received word that mine will not be shipped until around September 15th.

Why I ordered it

Well, I can’t sit here and claim that I NEED it. I admit that I’m suffering from GAS – Gear Aquisition Syndrome and because of that ailment, I ordered it. My D800e is great and working fine and I’ve taken most of my best and most well-known pictures with it but the improvements obtainable in the D850 were too much to pass up.

Specifically what?

I don’t sell a lot of prints — as a matter of fact, except for c...

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My Gear Recommendations

My Gear Recommendations

Every day I get emails from people asking me my opinion about a specific piece of photography gear — cameras, lenses, tripods, memory cards — the list goes on. It’s difficult for me to give an opinion about much of the gear people email me about because I have one simple rule — I won’t recommend anything that I haven’t used myself, or at least have a pretty good understanding of. Fortunately for me, I teach photography and over the years, I’ve delved into the menu systems and seen the RAW files from many different cameras and lenses used by my students. Because of that, I have a fairly good idea what gear might be best for a photographer who’s just beginning, a photographer ready to turn pro and everybody in-between.

With that in mind, I’ve created a list of recomm...

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My Wacom Tablet Settings

by Anthony Morganti

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My Wacom Tablet Settings

Often in my videos, I’ll mention that I’m using a Wacom Tablet and when I do, I’ll get emails asking me what model I use and how I have my tablet set up. In this video, I answer both of those questions.


My Affiliate Links

Below are my affiliate links to the tablets I talk about in this video. If you purchase your tablet, or anything else from Amazon using one of these links, I earn a small commission and that commission allows me to make more free photography how-to videos. Thank you for your kind consideration!

Here is the Small Wacom Intuos Pro tablet that I use:


 

Here is the Medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet that most photographers prefer:


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GearBest.com Action Camera

by Anthony Morganti

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GearBest.com Action Camera

I received an email from GearBest.com asking me to evaluate their Action Camera. So, as I did in my previous “Action Camera Evaluation Videos”, I’m actually letting you evaluate the camera by comparing it to a GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition.

You can find out more details about the GearBest Action Camera here:

http://goo.gl/tMKxvE


Main Features:

H8R 4K ultra HD action sport camera
170 degree wide angle
4K ultra high definition video shooting
Sunplus 6350 chipset and IMX078 image sensor
Built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, suitable for Android 4X quad-core and iOS 9 devices
WiFi distance: Up to 30m
With 2...
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LED Continuous Light Source

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Most often when we’re starting out in photography we can’t afford expensive studio strobes. In this video I talk about a specific continuous led light from Banggood.com — the Aputure (sic) AL-H160.

Check it out on Banggood.com here:

http://goo.gl/cgnntM

The bracket I mention the video is found here:

http://bit.ly/2a4qrmk

 

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Quick Review: Fujifilm XPro2

by Anthony Morganti     @AnthonyMorganti

Quick Review: Fujifilm XPro2

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In this video I offer a quick review of the Fujifilm XPro2. In the video I talk about the features that are important to me — features I find useful. I also mention a couple things about the camera that I don’t care for. Along the way, I show several images taken with the camera.



Check out the Fujifilm XPro2 at B&H Photo Video

 



For a detailed explanation of the XPro2’s menu, watch this video:

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GoPro Accessories

by Anthony Morganti      @AnthonyMorganti

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In this short video I show the GoPro Action-cam case and accessories I recently purchased for less than $35.00 (GoPro Action-cam not included).

Check it out at Banggood.com here:

http://goo.gl/AGRaIW

While you’re there, check out their “Best Electronic Deals”:

http://goo.gl/IvEUPG


 

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Fujifilm XPro2 – Detailed Menu Settings

 

by Anthony Morganti

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Fujifilm XPro2 – Detailed Menu Settings

In this video I go over the I.Q., AF/MF, Shooting, Flash, Movie and Setup menus on the Fujifilm XPro2 explaining what each menu function does and how I have my camera setup.


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Elephone Explorer Pro Action Cam

by Anthony Morganti

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In this video I demo the Elephone Explorer Pro Action Camera. I run it next to a GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition for comparison purposes.

The Elephone Explorer Pro Action Camera is available from Banggood.com here:

http://goo.gl/PfTo15

Checkout their electronic deals here:

http://goo.gl/IvEUPG

From Banggood’s website:

Description:

First action camera functioning voice broadcast

Upgraded chipset Novatek 96660
170 / 120 / 90 degree three types wide angle
12MP IMX117 image sensor
Fill-in light underwater mode
Built-in gyrometer, anti-shake
180 degree rotating
2.0 inch 240 x 320 resolution TFT screen
Brand-new ID design, with wire drawing texture
Time lapse: 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s, 20s, 30s, 60s
Specificat...
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Review: Sony A7Sii Camera and Sony 24-70mm F4 Lens

by Anthony Morganti

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Review: Sony A7Sii Camera and Sony 24-70mm F4 Lens

In this video I review the Sony A7Sii full frame mirrorless camera and the Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens. I talk specifically about the camera and lens and compare it to my Fujifilm X-T1 and Nikon D800e. I also talk about the Sony A7Rii.

Top 3 things I liked about the camera that I didn’t necessarily mention in the video

  1. Shoots awesome video.
  2. Awesome high ISO performance.
  3. Large buffer allowing one to shoot on high speed continuous without fear of quickly filling the buffer.

Top 3 things I didn’t like about the camera that I didn’t necessarily mention in the video

  1. Didn’t focus well when trying to focus on something smoot...
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