Used specialist MPB has announced the The Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame Class of 2021. The shortlisting process involved calling in support from a nominating committee made up of photographers and photography experts from around the world, followed by a public vote across 71 countries, The Class of 2021 has now been decided.
The Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame Class of 2021 is 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.”
.Matt Barker, CEO and Founder, MPB, says:
“It has been an extraordinary experience to watch The Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame grow from an idea to the event it is today. 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.
This year’s global nominating committee has been a brilliant addition to the process – they have brought a wealth of experience to the table and selected an impressive line-up of kit for voters to choose from. The Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame is a testament to the amount of remarkable kit there is out there.”
The Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021 will be formally inducted in the autumn. Follow @mpbcom to keep up with the latest information and visit kithalloffame.com to find further details on the nominating committee, categories and learn more about the five inaugural pieces of kit inducted last year in the Class of 2020.