Gear Of The Year 2019 – On The Rocks

Wow, what a year it has been. So many cameras, lenses, and new photo gear. I can’t quite remember a year quite like this. There are many good products available it’s hard to pick the winners. So, we tried to our best in assembling a list where the three of us were pretty much in agreement. That means Phil and I agreed on much the same thing. Our outlier Jody sometimes had other thoughts. Nevertheless, we share with you what we thought.

We did all agree on the winner though and that was the Sony a7r iv. For the price and performance, Sony really outdid themselves. The results I am getting out of this camera are stunning. Without a lot of rambling just get right into the video and enjoy our gear of the year report. We had a lot of fun making it. There is nothing like three guys who like photography sitting down and talking about photography gear.

Have a Happy New year from all of us at PhotoPXL and Roberts Camera

Enjoy Our On The Rocks Video – Gear Of The Year (39:43)


Products Selected and Links to Roberts Camera

Sony a7riv

Sony a7riv The winner

Sony RX100vii

Olympus m1x.

Fuji x Pro 3

Leica SL2 

Fuji GFX 100

Panasonic S1r

Canon R

Canon 70-200 R 

Nikon 24-70mm Z-mount

Nikon 58mm 0.05 NOC T Z-mount

Sony 200-600mm G master

iPhone 11 Pro Max

Fuji 16 2.8 lens

Fuji 16-80 lens

Sigma 35mm 1.2 Art Lens

Olympus 12-200mm

Gnarbox 2

Peak Design Travel Tripod

DJI CoPilot by Lacie

DJI Osmo Action Camera

DJI Mavik Mini  

Rode Mini Wireless

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Kevin Raber
December 2019
Kevin Raber
Indianapolis, IN

Photography is my passion and has been for 50 plus years. My career in photography has allowed me to travel the world, meet some of the most interesting people on the planet and see things I could never have dreamed of. My goal is to share the passion of picture taking through photographs and teaching with as many people as I can, hoping it brings them as much joy and happiness as it has me. I do this through, this site, as well as Rockhopper Workshops, and other projects, as well as teaching as Artist In Residence at the Indianapolis Art Center.

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