MPB, the world’s largest online platform for used photography and videography kit, has announced the five pieces of kit that have been selected by public vote to enter the Hall of Fame Class of 2022. photo and video kit.
The Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame celebrates cameras and lenses that have shaped the digital photography and film industry. MPB worked with a global nominating committee made up of some of the industry’s top photographers and journalists (including me) to decide on a shortlist of 25 products for public voting.
The inductees to the Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame of 2022 are:
Classic inductee: Fujifilm X-T2
Game Changer Inductee: DJI Mavic 3
Iconic Inductee: Fujifilm X100
Road Test Inductee: Nikon Z7
Pioneering inductee: Leica Q2
It was the Hall of Fame’s third year and he brought record voting with 117,955 votes cast from 105 countries. Five voters also won a Fujifilm X100.
Matt Barker, CEO and Founder of MPB, said: “I am delighted with the response this year. Every year, the Hall of Fame gets bigger and bigger. This year the votes exceeded the last two years combined, which is an incredible achievement and a testament to the excitement and debate surrounding the best photo and video kit. We launched the Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame to offer visual creatives everywhere an exciting way to pursue their passion, with a chance to immortalize their favorite kit. The votes are a testament to the love people have for the camera kit.
Fujifilm X-T2: This wonderfully retro-styled camera features an all-metal body with intuitive controls, so it not only looks good, but also feels and behaves like a modern classic.
DJI Mavic 3: A Hasselblad camera allows this drone to capture great images during super smooth flights while omnidirectional obstacle sensing helps it avoid a collision.
Fujifilm X100: The very first X100 series camera is now 10 years old. It has the styling of a classic analogue model combined with excellent digital technology, a recipe that means it’s still popular with street and travel photographers today.
Nikon Z7: Alongside the Z6, the Z7 was Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera, but it was not considered a first-generation camera. He is responsible for the switch of countless Nikon DSLR users to mirrorless photography.
Leica Q2: Small and beautiful, this waterproof full-frame compact camera has a Summilux 28mm f/1.7 lens and fast focusing. It’s perfect for capturing candid images and fleeting moments.
Classic: The nominees in this category are benchmarks for quality in an ever-changing world of equipment. A “Classic” is a valuable kit for anyone looking to get into photography.
game changer: The photo and video kit that has changed the fields of photography and videography by introducing new technologies, expanding product capabilities or making quality more accessible.
Iconic: The creme de la creme of the photo kit. Iconic cameras are the ones you idolize, they are symbols of quality and inspiration.
Road tested: The workhorses of the kit, the Road Tested nominees are the proven gear you’re looking for when you need to take the shot. From rainforests to tracks, these nominees deliver time and time again.
avant-garde: The Trendsetter shapes the conversation on his appearance, as well as the images he captures.