The Problem With Camera Gear Reviews

The Problem With Camera Gear Reviews

The deluge of camera gear review videos on YouTube has charmed us into believing that technology is the most important part of photography. You know which videos I’m talking about: those pixel-peeping image quality experiments where the reviewer zooms into a photo of a brick wall at 500% to see how sharp the corner millimeter is; those jack-in-a-box videos where the host jumps in front of the lens to test focus breathing and eye-detect autofocus; those dime-a-dozen camera reviews that regurgitate the same talking points sent to them by a marketing team; etc....

17 January 2024 · 4 min · 698 words · Jeremy Bassetti