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Old 10-02-2018   #41
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YouTube reviewers I avoid:

Matt Granger / That Nikon Guy. When he was the Nikon Guy, I watched a few of his videos. The intro consisted of a long walk up to a table, where he sat down and started talking. Why the hell would he think a 10 second walk up to the camera was useful? The rest of the editing was awful, and his voice has a dreadful whiny nasal pitch. Then there was a studio flash tutorial which consisted of him moving flashes around and shooting really bad pictures until he seemed to luck into something that worked. Boring as hell. The video that lead me to block his channel from my recommendations was for the Nikon D800 or something. It was titled "Nikon D800 Review" but consisted of him reading through the newly announced specs. Misleading and boring, why would I want to listen to someone read through specs when I'm expecting a review??

Matti Haapoja aka TravelFeels. His content seemed okay for a while, but I noticed small flaws or inaccuracies in his information. One day, he talked about the GH5 and listed a bunch of flaws which weren't flaws at all. Things like, 'the sensor is smaller than aps-c so it's hard to get wide angle lenses for it'. I mean *** dude, m43 has a slew of native wide angle lenses, not to mention the possibility of using a Speedbooster and gaining access to dozens more. Over time, his video titles were so clickbaity that I unsubbed and blocked his channel from recommendations, too.

Leica Review aka Yilmaz Oz or something. There was an early Summilux review which was riddled with inaccuracies. A lot of people corrected him in the comments, which he subsequently turned off. I think that 'review' has been taken down since then. There's a dreadful Noctilux video in which he says, 'I like the Noctilux because it is fast and produces unique images' but he doesn't show any images. At all. It's just a video of him talking to the camera. And then there's the video about Leica R lenses for video, where he talks about their qualities... and doesn't show any footage from them. He has a whole set in front of him and doesn't show any sample footage! He compares them with the Leica Summicron PL mount cinema primes, which cost $200k for a set of six, but he doesn't mention any of this. So yeah, I avoid this guy like the plague.
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Old 10-02-2018   #42
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I've learned a lot, and I mean a lot with TheSnapChick
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Old 10-03-2018   #43
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I take information where I can find it. I've learned a few things from people who don't possess advanced credentials in the field they are speaking about. One has to apply a filter of course, but blanket statements seem to me a bit self-defeating.
Garbage in = garbage out.

Peer review and editorial supervision exist for a reason.

What's defeating is depending on amateurs whose only priority is working YouTube's compensation system to make money.
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sean tucker...as much a philosopher as a photographer
Yes. Some of his philosophy vids are golden. I think one of great things about YouTube and similar platforms is that shy and introverted people also can have their voice heard. Before one had to be specific type of person to be selected in front of cameras (and largely still is so, but not entirely).
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I don't respect ad-hoc opinions of amateurs for information about new cameras.
Exactly...
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Old 10-04-2018   #47
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another YT that I enjoy watching is imagenic by Yuko
https://www.youtube.com/user/nikond750userch

love her work and don't mind hearing her opinion regarding the gear that she uses, especially since she shoots Fuji and Nikon.

i primarily watch YT for entertainment and to get inspired and to me, Sean Tucker, Art of Photography, imagenica by Yuko and Paul C Smith and others does that.
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Um. The "Angry Photographer" kind of rubs me the wrong way. Just a matter of style and my aesthetic. I know people like him but I just don't click with him. Lots of reasons why... But, the world is still a fairly big place and I am not the only inhabitant.
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What's not to like - photo gear tips coming at you straight from the lips of number 1 Apple tech support guy in the world, and the man who has finally uncovered the eternal and illusive secrets of magnetism!!

An amazing talent, indeed.
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I've learned a lot, and I mean a lot with TheSnapChick
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About optics, you learnt a lot? I see.
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Apart from some aforementioned ones such as Kai and the Art of Photography when he was talking about photographers I like https://www.youtube.com/user/spogley/videos David Thorpes m43 reviews if nothing else but for his calm voice. Actually I watch for entertainment value preferring to look up good reviews with image samples of mostly urban environments. Most of them seem to me to be people who have built up a large following through talking about gear and mostly I will look for old documentaries that are on there relating to artists etc.
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I find Nicos Photo Show to be one of the best there is. He is genuine and really does care about informing people about photography, it is film based, though.

I'd also add that he can take critiques and wants to improve, which is something I rarely see from someone online. I find that as people gain popularity, it becomes an echo chamber of how great they are.

I like Kai and Lok, quite a lot. They both present information in a fun way, and they know what they are talking about.
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About optics, you learnt a lot? I see.
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Ben Horne. He reviews large format photo gear (that am not using, but find still interesting). Most of his vids are about the trips he does to national parks in West USA.
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I then watched some snooker on TV, explaining the rules to my wife. Most amazing cat and mouse frame, for the European Championship....

Meanwhile the Snapchick seems to offer a combination of sensible advice, and that certain something extra, which might serve to increase her subscriber base?
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sean tucker...as much a philosopher as a photographer
I saw Sean at the Hull International Photography Festival a couple of days ago. I really like his Youtube channel and was pleased to find that he's a lovely, genuine chap in person.
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