Video: How Much Does Manual Mode Matter? Let’s Discuss!

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If you’re looking for a fun time while staying safe, we strongly recommend that you tune in for Pro Camera Reviews. It’s a weekly show where the staff tackles a couple of issues in the Photo World. They mostly pertain to cameras and lenses, but sometimes things get a bit more serious. This is partly because we still feel that we need to be educators and leaders in this space. Additionally, we also need to be responsible. Episodes are done on Zoom and are recorded. They’re then shared on YouTube. We recommend that you subscribe to us on Youtube to keep up.

Last week’s episode focused on a few things that photographers ask themselves often about their hobby. And this week’s episode will see us returning to talk about the camera that we’re actively testing.

In this Episode

  • Is Mirrorless Really Living Up to Its Purpose: A look at whether or not mirrorless cameras are living up to being smaller as a whole. We’ll look at various systems and see whether or not this is true. For those who don’t remember, the original point of mirrorless cameras was to be smaller and lighter than DSLRs. And now that DSLRs are pretty much done with, we’re looking at the progress mirrorless has made.
  • Manual Mode Doesn’t Necessarily Make You a Better Photographer: Modern cameras are so advanced that they can make decisions in a fraction of a second, and that can be the difference between us getting and missing the shot, and at the end of the day, getting the shot is our job as photographers. It’s time to stop thinking that shooting in manual mode makes you a better photographer than those who choose to lean on modes such as shutter and aperture priority. We’ll discuss what these modes do, and how liberating it can be to give up just a little bit of control.
  • The Age of the Superzoom: Recently there have been a few interesting superzoom lenses that have surfaced. Some are real and some are still reported to be real. We’re discussing some of these new lenses and talking about what we want from all the manufacturers.

On Sunday, June 21st

In this episode, the team will discuss three camera that they’ve been actively reviewing.

  • Fujifilm X100V: Chris has spent well over a month with this camera and is finally happy to give his final thoughts on it. We’ve done many pieces on the camera. He’ll do an ergonomic breakdown, talk about the autofocus, image quality, build quality, etc.
  • Fujifilm X-T4: Paul has been reviewing the Fujifilm X-T4 and will fill us in on his thoughts. Paul is a guy who has been using it with the vertical grip; and both him and Chris have gone out shooting with it. They’ll share their thoughts.
  • Nikon Z50: Brett has been playing with the Nikon z50 for a while. This is Nikon’s camera aimed at content creators, but it’s also just a smaller, and more affordable entry into the Z series. How does it do? We’ll find out!

The Phoblographer’s standard testing procedures have been affected by COVID 19 quite a bit. And we’re not able to test them in the typical ways that we’ve been doing for over 10 years. So we’ve had to adapt. We’re very careful, and we’d always recommend that you be the same.