Category Archives: PhotoNewsReviews

Content created by Matt Granger for his PhotoNewsReviews YouTube channel.

Nikon D7100 Preview

In this video, Matt Granger from ThatNikonGuy/PhotoNewsReview does a preview of the Nikon D7100 DSLR camera which was introduced today. Featuring a 24.1MP DX sensor with 6fps, 51 AF-points with 15 cross-type AF points, and a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, this is a great alternative to the Nikon D600 camera if you don’t need full-frame. For videographers, this camera can go up to 30p or 60i, and features both a mic input and headphone output so you can monitor the audio that is being recorded.

I’m looking forward to see if Canon will reply to this with a 7D II in the near future.

Lowepro Pro Roller X300

In this video, Matt Granger from ThatNikonGuy/PhotoNewsReviews does a hands-on review of the Lowepro Pro Roller x300 camera bag. If you intend to bring everything but the kitchen sink (or maybe even the kitchen sink) to a shoot, this is the bag for you.

Panasonic lumix FT5 tough camera

In this video, Matt Granger from PhotoNewsReviews/ThatNikonGuy does a hands-on review of the Panasonic Lumix FT5 tough camera. This has NFC and WiFi control, which is awesome, is waterproof, shockproof, and can handle up to 100kg pressure, and is very stylish.

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.5 – new

In this video, Matt Granger from PhotoNewsReviews/ThatNikonGuy interviews a rep from Voigtlander about the newly released Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 lens. The original lens sells for insane prices on the second hand market, so there is definitely a market for these great quality lenses.

Panasonic 14-42mm micro 4/3 version 2

In this video, Matt Granger from PhotoNewsReviews/ThatNikonGuy does a hands-on review of the Panasonic 14-42mm micro 4/3 version 2 lens. The image quality seems much better with the new one, and the smaller size is definitely interesting also for micro 4/3 users.

Sony @ CP+ stand walk through

In this video, Matt Granger from PhotoNewsReviews/ThatNikonGuy does a walk-through of Sony’s stand at CP+. The cross-section of the Sony A99 DSLR camera is very impressive.

Panasonic DMC – TZ40 – hands on

In this video, Matt Granger from PhotoNewsReviews/ThatNikonGuy does a hands-on review of the Panasonic DMC TZ40 compact point & shoot camera with WIFI, NFC, and a Leica lens. If you have a phone with NFC, you can get it connected to this camera very quickly to not only transfer photos, but to also control the cameras through your phone.

Hasselblad Lunar

In this video, Matt Granger from PhotoNewsReviews/ThatNikonGuy does a hands-on review of the Hasselblad Lunar camera. At 5000 euros, this will be a very overpriced mirrorless camera which uses a Sony sensor and Sony lenses you can buy for a fraction of the price. This is definitely made for someone who values aesthetics of a camera more than its functionality, so definitely not a camera for me.

Canon @ CP+ stand walk through

In this video, Matt Granger from PhotoNewsReviews/ThatNikonGuy does a walk-through of Canon’s stand at CP+, which showcases a lot of their equipment, from their new compact cameras, all the way to their cinema DSLRs, and a great selection of super-telephoto lenses to try out, along with cross-sections of a lot of their lenses, which shows that there’s more to great optics than a tiny piece of glass.

Red EPIC cinema camera – hands on

In this video, Matt Granger from PhotoNewsReviews/ThatNikonGuy does a hands-on review of the Red Epic cinema camera, along with the Monochrome and the Scarlet. The current version can do 5k video, with an upgradable sensor coming along shortly at 6k video. Supporting both PL and EF lenses through an adapter while retaining full auto-focus, this is a very popular option for HDSLR shooters looking for an upgrade in image quality. Not only is the resolution superb, but the image quality is incredible, along with the colour depth and dynamic range. The performance in high ISO is also excellent, so a great video camera if you have the budget for it.

And if you’re not convinced you need 5k or 6k video yet, you can bring the footage down to 1080p to get an even more impressive video, and you can keep the 5k/6k raw files in case you want to make a 4k version in the future.