Digital Cameras I own (Why I Don't buy NEW Digital Cameras)

When I’m not shooting 35mm film, I’m shooting digitally with the four digital cameras I own and in this video I explain exactly why buying the newest Camera from Canon, Sony and pretty much any camera brand adds no value to my work. These are all great budget friendly digital cameras that are great for street photography, video work and even some portraiture and the best part is you can find them for much less than the newer models!

Rope Camera Strap –
Rope Strap (cheaper) –
Bulk Loader (the one I use) –
100ft Ilford HP5 –
Voigtlander Light Meter –
ND Filter/step down rings (The one I use) –

Brevite Backpack –…
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Keks Light Meter –

My favorite Film Stocks:
PORTRA 160 –
PORTRA 400 –
LOMO 400 –
TMAX P3200 –
DELTA 3200

My computer –
Editing mouse –
Clicky Mechanical Keyboard –
4k Monitor –
SSD (for editing) –

Landscape Essentials:
ND Filter/step down rings (The one I use) –
Shutter Release Cable –
My favorite Landscape Film –

The Darkroom Lab –

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  1. Pedro Henrique on March 21, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    HOtt… hahaha!

  2. Sonam Dorji on March 21, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    How would you compare the Ricoh cameras to the xpro-2? Ive been debating on what to purchase for a long time now. Thanks yo!

  3. BIGE2333 on March 21, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    Bro your videos are therapeutic, good stuff

  4. René H. on March 21, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    I only have one digital camera, a Fujifilm X-T1 with 35 mm f2 lens, and I love it!

  5. Anthony Vaughan on March 21, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    I have a nikon D.8oo and leica 1933 film and leica D-lux6. What leica camrea do u have? Can u put leica voderlanda sorry cant spell dyslexia problems. Lens on the sony pro 2 – rico GR2?

  6. Just Call Me Taylor on March 21, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Yo, great video!! Thanks for this.
    I’d love to try out that mic. Do you have a link for it?

  7. Alexander Chavez-villa on March 21, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Crib tour

  8. John Chaplick on March 21, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Hey jvpes, love the videos. I got into film a year or so ago and have been helped by your videos. I just got my dream slr, a super duper clean black nikon fe2. I’m going to run to the store and try some of the film you talked about in your last video today, why not?

  9. Steven Chen on March 21, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    the Ricoh GR 2 LCD is definitely the bane of my gd existence.

  10. Florian Cueni on March 21, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Big love for the Ricoh GR, became my main carrying around camera super quickly.

  11. foxroxphotography on March 21, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Audio is way too crisp maybe if you’re shoot a little tight I might help

  12. jaihawkins on March 21, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Canon 5D mkii and 600D, I’ve shot some of my favourite images on that 600D

  13. Jens Ritchie on March 21, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    You need a Ove Glove for lifting that pot lid

  14. kthomasaus on March 21, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    In 2017 my wife and I were going on a trip to the UK and Ireland. I decided to add a digital camera to the film load out, and found a Nikon D200 at a swap meet. I enjoyed using it, and while megapixel count is low by today’s standards, it still does a fine job.
    Last year we went on a cruise to the Caribbean – 7 different islands. I knew I wanted something smaller and lighter, and ended up with a Lumix GX85. It’s a nice camera, but it almost has too many options. I can adapt it to use my old Nikon lenses (including the ones from my Nikkormat FTN and my F3), so that’s a plus. It does take good pictures, and the panorama is fun

  15. rsdunphyphotography com on March 21, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    I have so many cameras, never ordered a new camera in my life, be it film or digital. All Ebay, never a problem as long as you do your research on the sellers.

  16. Jason Andrews on March 21, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    I’ve been shooting seriously for about 8 years now, and both of my digital cameras are from 2012. I shoot 99% digital, with the occasionally film roll thrown in for good measure. These are my two kits:

    Nikon D800. 14mm 2.8, 50mm 1.8, 85mm 1.8, 24-70 2.8, 70-300 4.5-5.6

    Side chick:

    Fuji X-E1, 27mm 2.8, plus a bunch of vintage primes I adapt.

    Both kits are delightful and have different strengths and weaknesses. The Nikon is a beast and gets around 70% of the usage, but the Fuji is tiny and very capable and fun to shoot with too.

  17. Kenneth Lee on March 21, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Really would like to try the gw690 to see if i can manage the size and weight.

  18. Andrew Baxter on March 21, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Used gear is such a bargain, I use a Fuji xe2 with vintage lenses, paid very little for it and just enjoy getting out and shooting. Most advances at the moment seem to be the video side which I have no use for.

  19. Jon Hermannsson on March 21, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    For the money the a72 is fantastic

    I also have the xpro 2. And I like it but no match in low light to the a72

    Get the a73. Killer battery and so much more responsive and awesome in low light and just awesome auto focus
    Just blows the a72 out of the water
    For the money the a73 is the best camera I have used

    Yes others might have some better stats but the for lots more money
    Just awesome eye auto focus as well

    Yes GRs are great for street shooting

  20. Juwellz18 on March 21, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Number 1 reason for me, price.

  21. Baka 69 on March 21, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    Call me gay or whatever but I like this song so yea

  22. Andrew Umana on March 21, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    I love your videos dude!

  23. Funktrainer on March 21, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Still love shooting my Kodak DCS660C and DCS620X digital Nikon F5s a lot and will always do so.
    I also love the Leica M8 and M9-P when travelling light and the Hasselblad H3DII-31 when shooting macro, nature and landscape stuff. Upgrading all the time makes no sense for me personally. Just some nice bodies with a collection of cool glass does it for me. Happy & healthy new year!

  24. Team Hazardous on March 21, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    I agree. I don’t buy new cameras. I use a pair Canon M5s with Canon L glass adapted for pro work and Fuji X70 for street and personal work. Also use a Canon M50 for video.

  25. Wong Jefx on March 21, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    I still have my film cameras, but shoot them less, as harder to find places to process….instead of upgrading my 12 yr Nikon DSLR or my Fuji X30, I decided to leverage my Minolta Maxxum 7000 lens collection and by used Sony a700, after I bought my kids a used a100 for $100 for them to learn on… these days, need to save $$$ and just enjoy taking photos…when I can get out of lockdown…

  26. scrptwic on March 21, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Digital cameras I own 2005 Pentax *istDL 6 megapixel camera current price Ebay $20.00 , Pentax 2006 K100D 6 megapixel shake reduction camera current Ebay price $100.00 , Pentax K3-11 24 megapixel camera bought used from KEH camera shoots 1080P video $ 600.00

  27. GiantDestructor on March 21, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Shut up and give me another sleepwalk cover


    Only joke

  28. Alexander Chavez-villa on March 21, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Crib tour

  29. Arne Heeringa on March 21, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Yes I buy used all the time. Can’t afford the new ones and the older ones are just fine too.

  30. Tim Rochte on March 21, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Buying previous gen digital cameras is often a great play. Not only can they be good by themselves but you can generally get in and out of them for a reasonable cost. Like you, I did the X-Pro1 because I wanted the RF experience in digital. But unlike you I liked it so much I sold it to pay for the better X-Pro2. Got into full frame digital by picking up a 5D (no version, the OG one) for $200. Made great images but wanted better resolution and video so sold (at a profit) and bought a 5DMkII. I’m not discussing where it went from there 🙂 But, net net, I agree, starting around 2012-2013 digital cameras got ‘good enough’ to still be viable. If the specs and usability matches your needs, buy and save a lot of money.

  31. William Ashurst on March 21, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    I feel a better analogy is film is like vinyl and digital is like spotify

  32. Jean-Pierre Zapata on March 21, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    I’m not suggesting you stop shooting film. That would be ridiculous. But if you want that film look. Still like a digital convenience. And a small relatively cheap camera- get yourself any older version of a fuji x100. Like an S or a T. You have already experienced an xpro2. So you know film simulations and recipes and that rangefinder feel. Once i switched to fuji X like my xt3 and x100v, you will never need anything else digital and then spend the rest of your time with your love of film cameras.

    Btw. Minolta gang! I shoot film on my trusty and still going srt200

  33. Daniel Lamarche on March 21, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Welcome to Figital………………………………the marriage of film and digital through neg scanning and digital printing of your images/photos. I’ve been doing this for years, with an Epson perfection V700 and I also have a darkroom with an enlarger that does 35mm up to 4×5. I have a Canon 5D mark ii for my digital shooting and a Canon Pixma pro-100 printer. I love using both film and digital.

  34. neil piper on March 21, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    I have a Nikon D300s. Bought for £200. It’s great with my old Nikon lenses.
    My favourite film camera is my all black Nikkormat ft2 with a 50mm f1.4 ai s-c lens.
    I also use it with my newly acquired Nikkor P 105mm f2.5 which is awesome. I agree about lenses being the most important thing.
    I would say lightning too.
    I use a Nikon Sb600 Speedlite which is very versatile especially in backward bounce mode with the d lighting and fill.
    I love my Olympus Af1, weatherproof with an incredible sharp 35mm f2.8 lens. Bought for £20 2 years ago.
    Prices have risen since then.
    I just bought a Yashica fxd quartz with a 50mm f2 ml lens.
    I have replaced the leatherette body covering and now it’s pristine.
    So light and easy to use.
    I also bought a beaten up fujifilm x10 camera. I love the optical viewfinder and the small size.
    My smallest film camera I have is a Rollei 35 B which I have just bought.
    The Zeiss Triotar is a 35mm f3.5. Zone focus and very sharp. I use it between f5. 6 and f8.

  35. Aaron Pepelis on March 21, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    My favorite digital camera is a 14mp Kodak SLR/n from 2004.

  36. neil piper on March 21, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    I have a Nikon D300s so I can use all my Nikon lenses on it.
    Favourites are a 24mm 2.8 afd for street and a 55mm 2.8 Micro Nikkor for Portraits of people and dogs.
    I also have a beaten up Fujifilm X10 that I bought from a friend and carry it with me always. Excellent.

  37. Rob Moses on March 21, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Perfectly capable cameras. I had an X-Pro1 too and really loved it, the LCD never really bothered me though.

  38. Martin S on March 21, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Sitting in front of the microphone like this with your legs open makes it look like a penis

  39. Hans Conley on March 21, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    I’m a Nikon user and I agree, I shoot with the Nikon D7100 and the D700 full frame. Both of these cameras are very low budget and bullet proof.

  40. Ptah Hotep on March 21, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    I’ve been shooting the Leica M9 Monochrome since 2015… my wife got upset because when I’m not doing Street photography she wanted color photos so I bought a Leica M262 to shoot color around the house and on trips. I’ve had those two cameras for the last 6 years and will use them (and only them) for the next 20…. how hard is it to stop buying cameras? I don’t get it

  41. Ronald Sand on March 21, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    This coffee theme is being overdone by too many channels, it distracting and irritating

  42. Jennifer Thompson on March 21, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    I don’t understand the whole team film, team digital thing either. I shoot both as well. I currently shoot with the Canon SX740HS for digital and my main film shooter is the Yashica J 35mm rangefinder. I also have two Holgas; 120N & 135bc that I use from time to time. Great video, new sub.

  43. Richard Yeung on March 21, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    I have Canon eosR; Leica M240 and X; 2 Fujifilm xpro1.

  44. ezekiel duncan on March 21, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    That coffee pour was satisfying lol!! Great video tho dude!! As usual!

  45. Eddie Harper on March 21, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    The GR111 and Fuji XT30 rule my existence. As with you, both cameras fire and inspire me and see what I visualize in my mind’s eye. I am deeply indebted to the staff at B&H Cameras for their suggestions and support in my acquisitions of these cameras because prior to that I felt as though my artistic direction had hit a brick wall. I loved the images you presented in this video. You are impressively gifted and we Umbandists acknowledge this insight in individuals by respectfully calling it your "axé".

  46. Paul Phon on March 21, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    i feel you on this one man, i took a break to learn film. love your videos, happy holidays my guy!

  47. Adrian on March 21, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Heyo, I just got a yashica D and wanted to do some landscapes, but it has no built in lightmeter. I have an incident meter, but that’s not useful. Should I revert to sunny 16 and hope for the best? Or should I do a 3 shot bracket using the meter on my phone?

    Whats the best rule of thumb here, considering I have 12 images per roll?

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