It’s rare to see a film announcement in 2022, but Kodak is doing just that with the launch of Kodak Gold 200 in the 120 roll format. Characterized by its warm, saturated colors, fine grain, and everyday versatility, Kodak Gold 200 is perhaps best known for its ubiquity as a 35mm film found everywhere from B&H to your local grocery store to a pharmacy on the other side of the world.
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We return to our annual Cameras of the Year conversation for today’s installment of the B&H Photography Podcast and, as usual, we welcome a member of the B&H staff who knows these cameras as well as anyone. In addition to being a pro photo sales specialist at the B&H SuperStore, Llinelva De Castro is a wedding and portrait photographer and former proprietor of a family photo studio, in Queens, NY. We are pleased to hear her insights on these featured cameras and to get her
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It has been more than four years since FUJIFILM entered the mirrorless medium format market with the original GFX 50S, and now the company is finally getting around to updating the focal point of this system with the GFX 50S II. Version II of this groundbreaking model sees a revised design, more in line with the recent GFX 100S, along with faster performance and the inclusion of in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The GFX 50S II is a more
0 Plays ·Posted 06/17/2021
Is the light in Chicago different than the light in New York? Can “street photography” set the subjects and control the scene? And just how long should you follow people carrying balloons to get a photograph? These are some of the questions we answer in this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast.
We welcome photographers Nina Welch Kling and Clarissa Bonet to the
This time last year we were crammed into a fishbowl of a recording studio with Hollywood portrait photography legend Greg Gorman, who was the keynote speaker at the 2020 Depth of Field Conference. Blissfully unaware of the coming shutdown, we laughed and shared stories with Gorman while recording an episode of the B&H Photography Podcast. What can be said a year later? But on
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Breaking the status quo of medium format, FUJIFILM has announced the GFX 100S. This mirrorless medium format camera ups the resolution to 100MP, shrinks the body size to something highly portable, and packs in a full suite of multimedia recording features to suit both photo and video needs. Alongside the camera body, FUJIFILM has also introduced the fastest autofocus-enabled medium format lens to date: the
0 Plays ·Posted 12/17/2020
On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome photographer Matthew Franklin Carter to the program. Like many photographers, Matt Carter wears a lot of hats. In his case, literally and figuratively, but his photography work blends documentary, editorial, and portrait work and reflects the place he calls home—Greenville, South Carolina. He shoots for regional and specialty magazines and does corporate work and
In photography vernacular, there’s something called the “medium format look.” This distinctive but hard-to-describe look is commonly associated with medium format cameras (hence its name) and refers to aesthetic qualities in an image, such as pronounced smoothness, more blurriness in shallow-depth-of-field images, more accurate color rendering, and so on. It’s difficult to pinpoint because it’s somewhat subjective and varies from shot to shot. Also, despite its name, it’s not an effect relegated solely to medium format cameras, although some
If you missed your chance to grab Hasselblad’s limited edition 907X Special Edition last year, never fear! Hasselblad has just released the 907X 50C Mirrorless Digital Camera, one of the most compact and beautiful medium format digital cameras on the market. Complementing this modular camera is a dedicated
Wide-angle field of view, compact design, impressively sharp: If I could distill this review of the new FUJIFILM GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR lens into a few select points, that would be it. Luckily, though, I can talk a bit more about FUJIFILM's newest lens for its mirrorless medium format camera systems. Following in the footsteps of the 63mm f/2.8 and 45mm f/2.8 lenses, the new 30mm f/3.5 is the third in this series of simple and versatile prime lens
Writing for Explora can be a bit like using a dating app for cameras. No matter how happy you are with your current situation, you are subjected to a nonstop parade of attractive alternatives—tempting you, teasing you, mocking your convictions. The urge to run off with a hot new body can be overwhelming. At least it has been for me since I hooked up with FUJIFILM’s GFX 100 Medium Format Mirrorless Camera. Is it love? Is it lust?
Before you come storming the front doors of the B&H SuperStore with your torches and pitchforks, complaining about yet another new type of media you have to purchase, I should tell you that the latest format is a definite upgrade. This is no simple battle between two competing formats; this is an evolution that will make things better for everyone involved. What is this up-and-coming hero? CFexpress.
As the popularity of medium format has continued over the past year, the major players in this arena have continued to innovate throughout 2019 with a handful of new camera announcements, some new lenses, and even the entrance of some of the first third-party lenses for the two main mirrorless systems. While not quite as explosive of a year as in the past, 2019 signaled maturity and stability in the medium format world, and set the stage for continued growth in the years to come.
The most noteworthy medium format announcement of the
In case there was any lingering doubt, 2019 confirmed that the camera industry is all-in on mirrorless technologies. I can count on one hand the number of new DSLR cameras announced this year—with room to spare. I would need help from two friends to do the same for mirrorless cameras. Need more proof? Over half of the mirrorless cameras unveiled in 2019 feature full-frame or medium format sensors, directly competing with professional DSLRs. Whether you are shooting high-resolution stills, capturing pro-quality video, or just getting started
When I was asked to join the fun of B&H’s Adventure Week, I was tasked with deciding on which camera to bring. I needed to photograph everything from striking scenery to some fast-paced action, and I needed a portable system to bring on crawls up mountains and hikes over sand dunes. Maybe not the expected choice, but I opted for the brand-new Hasselblad X1D II 50C, a