I've been watching Linus Tech Tips for about six years. I'm not even a massive tech geek, but I do use it to get the latest low-down on new processors or graphics cards. But mostly, I just really like their content, and the way it's presented by the man himself, Linus.
Cheap camera versus expensive camera is a common video idea on YouTube and for good reason too — it's entertaining and usually quite illuminating. After all, who doesn't like watching a professional photographer get into a tizzy because capturing interesting images with a child's toy camera or an actual potato is (shockingly) kind of hard? Maybe I just live in a YouTube photography bubble, but I rarely see the idea of a professional versus an amateur, much less a professional with a "non-professional" camera versus an amateur with a "professional" camera.
In this video from Linus Tech Tips, LTT's very talented cinematographer/photographer, Brandon Lee, is challenged to use a Google Pixel 3, while Linus — definitely not a professional photographer — gets to use Fujifilm's much celebrated GFX 50R medium format camera. The crew put the guys through various hilarious tests, which challenge the photographers both physically and mentally.
As a professional photographer, I really wanted to see Lee win, but as a simple-minded consumer of silly YouTube videos, I think, deep down, I was rooting for Linus. Don't expect a detailed analysis on Fujifilm's deliciously beefy pixels, just grab a beer, sit back, and enjoy the mayhem.
Who do you think won the challenge? Do you agree with the judges? Let us know in the comments below.