The (Drunken) Camera Store Guys Rate The Best And Worst Photography Trends Of 2014

Dec 12, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

The (Drunken) Camera Store Guys Rate The Best And Worst Photography Trends Of 2014

Dec 12, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

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As 2014 begins drawing to a close, it marks the official beginning of an onslaught of year end lists. If you only have the time (or patience) to sit through one of them, I hope you choose this silly 19-minute long clip from the guys at The Camera Store. Their refreshing departure from the traditional year end list is presented in video form, probably because they want us to enjoy their progression from sober to flat out wasted as they play a drinking game while delivering their top and bottom picks of 2014. They save the worst of lists until the very end, when they’re nice and hammered, so rest assured, you’re getting their unfiltered feelings about the gear. Hilarity is bound to ensue….

Take a look at the clip, below, and be sure to read on for a follow up…

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Best and Worst Cameras of 2014 According To The Camera Store

While the clip is part comedy, the guys really do have some great choices on their list in both the best of and worst of categories. Here’s a sample of some of their picks:

Best Lenses of 2014

  1. Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens – $949
  2. Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Zoom Lens – $1107
  3. Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM – $299

Best Cameras Of 2014

  1. Sony Alpha a6000 – $448
  2. Pentax 645Z 51MP SLR – $8,314
  3. Nikon D750 – $2300

Worst Cameras of 2014

  1. Pentax KX1 – $500
  2. Canon G1X Mark II
  3. DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus Camera – $679

The guys weren’t afraid to admit when they made a controversial choice, as they’re sure not everyone is going to agree with them. What kind of gear do you think overlooked? Let us know your thoughts on their picks and share a few of your selections in the comments section below.

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3 responses to “The (Drunken) Camera Store Guys Rate The Best And Worst Photography Trends Of 2014”

  1. Stefan Avatar
    Stefan

    I respectfully disagree.
    The Phantom Vision 2 plus camera is not just a camera, It’s a camera and a 3-axis gimbal.
    For what it does, it’s pretty awesome. Video-Live-Feed to the ground and the quality is quite okay for its price tag (in combination with the copter). Spare parts are a bit of a pain though…

    1. Mike Avatar
      Mike

      Couldnt you just put a gopro on a gimbal for less money, though?

      1. Stefan Avatar
        Stefan

        You could and the image quality will be slightly better.
        The Phantom was designed to work out of the box, without any DIY and/or assembly needed. You just need to charge the batteries and you are ready to go. Btw: GoPro can’t record RAW, which the phantom can do (for me, this was the main reason why I choose the Vision 2+).