MPB Unveils Kit Hall of Fame
Posted on Aug 27, 2021
MPB, the world’s largest online platform for used photography and videography equipment, announces the breakthrough stars of its 2021 Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame
The MPB Hall of Fame aims to celebrate innovation in photography and filmmaking equipment and puts a spotlight on growing trends in visual storytelling. Showcasing the cameras and devices that have transformed the creative industry, the Class of 2021 features five awe-inspiring pieces of equipment – including the very first drone to secure a place in the top five.
Matt Barker, CEO and Founder of MPB, says: “We are honoured to have built a space that allows photographers, videographers and tech-enthusiasts to express their passion for these products, as well as educating others on the vast and incredible world of photo and video kit. The final inductees give the perfect insight for visual storytellers to consider the kit that is right for them when they want to try something new, hone their skills, or pursue their passion.”
The MPB Hall of Fame nominees were selected by an impressive committee of photographers and photography experts from around the world, including MPB CEO Matt Barker, Denise Maxwell (Photographer and cinematographer for BBC, The Guardian and London Fashion Week) and Frederick Van Johnson (CEO and Editor-in-Chief of This Week in Photo – the world’s most popular photography podcast network). After the final line-up of equipment was unveiled by the nominating committee, the public had their say with a vote that involved kit-aficionados from 71 countries. The favourites for each category – Classic, Game Changer, Iconic, Road Tested and Trendsetter – were crowned as follows:
Classic inductee: Canon EOS 5D Mk III
Since its release in 2012, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III has become a staple in any photographers and videographers kit bag. Its impressive specification is perfect for those who want to make the jump from hobbyist to professional. A Classic inductee stands as a benchmark for quality in an ever-changing world of gear; perfect for anyone looking to get into photography.
Game Changer inductee: DJI Mavic 2 Pro
As one of the most powerful drones on the market, The Mavic 2 Pro took visual storytelling to new heights, capturing standout quality images from incredible angles, all packed into a compact and portable design. Game Changers disrupted the field by ushering in new technology, expanding product capabilities or making quality more accessible.
Iconic inductee: Hasselblad 501C
The 500 series forms some of the most quintessential cameras in photographic history. A legacy of true craftmanship, the Hasselblad 501C is still one of the most lusted after medium formats nearly three decades after its release. Symbols of quality, idolisation and inspiration, an Iconic inductee is the crème de la crème of photo kit.
Road Tested inductee: Nikon D850
This high-resolution DSLR rises to the challenge every single time, the Nikon D850 is a fantastic all-rounder that offers quality and reliability in the most demanding of environments. Road Tested inductees represent the workhorses of kit. This gear is tried-and-true from rainforests to runways, these nominees deliver time and time again.
Trendsetter inductee: Sony A7III
The Sony A7 series continues to pave the way for mirrorless technology. With outstanding image quality and 4k video packed into a sleek travel-friendly body, it’s no surprise the Sony A7III is a popular model amongst content creators as well as professional photographers. A Trendsetter shapes conversation about how it looks as well as the images it captures
The final inductees give the perfect insight for visual storytellers to consider the kit that is right for them when they want to try something new, hone their skills, or pursue their passion.
The stars of The Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame will be formally inducted in Autumn 2021. To find out more and keep up with the very latest from MPB, head over to: https://photoandvideokithalloffame.com/en-US
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