2023 Photo Gear of the Year, with Kevin Rickert

12/28/2023Link0

2023 has certainly come and gone in a flash, meaning it’s time once again for us to reflect on new photo offerings in our ninth annual Cameras of the Year episode, now renamed Photo Gear of the Year. We’ll be talking with B&H Camera and Lighting Senior Sales Trainer Kevin Rickert. Featured in our discussion are 25 new releases from Canon, FUJIFILM, Leica, Nikon, Panasonic, Ricoh Pentax, Polaroid, and Sony.

In addition to insights about each camera on our list, we also examine broader topics, such as manufacturers’ attempts to regain market share lost to smart phones through a growing crop of cameras geared toward content creation.

Instant cameras are a popular trend, leading us to diverge from alphabetical order when discussing this growing product category. And with two monochrome models among this year’s offerings, we zoom in on the visual differences between pictures shot with these specialty cameras and those made by converting color files.

For listeners who enjoy a good debate, whet your appetite for the main course as we consider this year’s most touted technological advance—the global shutter.

Finally, as an antidote to overindulgence that’s so common during this time of year, Rickert offers some practical advice about avoiding GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) with the tip “You date your cameras, marry your lenses.”

Guest: Kevin Rickert

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Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera
Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera
Canon EOS R50 Mirrorless Camera
Canon EOS R50 Mirrorless Camera
Canon EOS R100 Mirrorless Camera
Canon EOS R100 Mirrorless Camera
Canon PowerShot V10 Vlog Camera
Canon PowerShot V10 Vlog Camera
FUJIFILM X-S20 Mirrorless Camera
FUJIFILM X-S20 Mirrorless Camera
FUJIFILM GFX100 II Medium Format Mirrorless Camera
FUJIFILM GFX100 II Medium Format Mirrorless Camera
FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 12 Instant Film Camera
FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 12 Instant Film Camera
FUJIFILM INSTAX PAL Digital Camera and MINILINK 2 Smartphone Printer
FUJIFILM INSTAX PAL Digital Camera and MINILINK 2 Smartphone Printer
Polaroid I-2 Instant Camera
Polaroid I-2 Instant Camera
Leica SOFORT 2 Instant Camera
Leica SOFORT 2 Instant Camera
Leica Q3 Digital Camera
Leica Q3 Digital Camera
Leica M 11-P Rangefinder Camera
Leica M 11-P Rangefinder Camera
Leica M 11 Monochrome Rangefinder Camera
Leica M 11 Monochrome Rangefinder Camera
Pentax K-3 Mark III Monochrome DSLR Camera
Pentax K-3 Mark III Monochrome DSLR Camera
Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera
Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera
Nikon Zf Mirrorless Camera
Nikon Zf Mirrorless Camera
Panasonic Lumix S5 II Mirrorless Camera
Panasonic Lumix S5 II Mirrorless Camera
Panasonic Lumix S5 IIX Mirrorless Camera
Panasonic Lumix S5 IIX Mirrorless Camera
Panasonic G9 II Mirrorless Camera
Panasonic G9 II Mirrorless Camera
Sony a7CR Mirrorless Camera
Sony a7CR Mirrorless Camera
Sony a7C II Mirrorless Camera
Sony a7C II Mirrorless Camera
Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera
Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera
Sony ZV-1 II Digital Camera
Sony ZV-1 II Digital Camera
Sony a6700 Mirrorless Camera
Sony a6700 Mirrorless Camera
Sony a9 III Mirrorless Camera
Sony a9 III Mirrorless Camera

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Guest Bio:

Kevin Rickert is B&H Photo’s Senior Sales Trainer for Cameras and Lighting. It’s Rickert’s job to keep in touch with camera and lens manufacturers and get details about all the latest releases and updates. His role is to make sure the world-renowned B&H staff has all the information to answer your who, what, why, and other questions that you may ask, so they can satisfy all your wants and needs.

Born and raised in New York and self-described as an avid traveler, Rickert has visited over 20 countries and counting. Since this time last year, he been to places like Singapore, Tokyo, Prague, Munich, Budapest, and more!

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Host: Allan Weitz
Senior Creative Producer: Jill Waterman
Senior Producer: Mike Weinstein
Executive Producer: Shawn C Steiner

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