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Vote with MPB to be entered to win a Sony A7 III

Posted on Jul 31, 2023

Hurry & cast your free vote for which of 25 nominees are entered into MPB’s Photo & Video Kit Hall of Fame – while grabbing the chance to win a Sony A7 III worth £1,200

You’ll need to be quick in heading to to cast your vote for The Photo and Video Kit Hall Of Fame and enter the sweepstakes to win a Sony A7 III, as the closing date is August 4th, 2023!

In offering the largest online platform for the buying and selling of used photography and videography equipment, Hall of Fame host MPB will already be familiar to the majority of Photography News readers.

It’s been running its Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame for the past three years and in that time has witnessed hundreds of thousands of votes cast around the world. Now, MPB is looking for its ‘Class of 2023’ – and here’s you can help.

Each year, industry experts put forward 25 nominees across five categories. Voting is then open to the public to decide which cameras, lenses and drones will be inducted into the Hall of Fame’s five categories: Classic, Game Changer, Road Tested, Trendsetter and Iconic.

This year each voter will additionally be entered to win a Sony A7 II full frame mirrorless camera worth £1,200 from MPB. The competition and the voting itself are both free to enter – so get your skates on and make your selection of the best of the best gear!

A shortlist of excellence

The Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame’s nominating committee of experts from the UK, US and Europe this year comprised, from the UK: SheClicks and Photo Jabber founder Angela Nicholson; freelance videographer and public speaker Jenny Alice; and outdoor photographer and YouTube-r James Popsys.

Sharing their opinion from the US were photojournalist and sustainability activist Aditi Mayer; digital content creator and freelance filmmaker Léa Sabban; plus landscape photographer and filmmaker Michael Shainblum.

Finally, adding their expertise from Europe were wildlife photographer and conservationist Sasan Amir; freelance photographer and creative Frauke Hameister; and urban / street photographer and content creator Thomas Kakareko.

The above were led by MPB CEO and Founder Matt Barker who explains: “The Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame is a unique opportunity for photographers and videographers around the world to make their mark in choosing which kit will go down in history. We’re thrilled to be providing a Sony A7 III to a lucky voter, so I would encourage people to get voting now. I can’t wait to see which kit comes out on top!”

To steer you in the right direction for making your own choice, the Classic category is for ‘gold standard’ photo and video kit that has stood the test of time with amateurs and pros alike. The nominees for being crowned a Classic this year are the Nikon D3, Sony A7R V and Canon EOS 5D Mark IV cameras, as well as the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art and Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 II lenses.

Game Changers are the disruptive element in the field of tech, so it’s not so surprising that DJI drones have won this category two years running. The nominees for 2023 are the Ricoh GR IIIx, Canon EOS R3 and Nikon Z9 cameras, alongside two DJI drones in the Mini 3 Pro and Mavic 3 Pro.

To be nominated in the Road Tested category means that a product is among the tried and true workhorses of the imaging world. This year’s shortlist comprises the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM, Sony A7 IV, Fujifilm X-Pro3, Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II and Canon EOS R6 Mark II.

In with a chance of being named a Trendsetter this year, beloved as much for its style as much as the way it shoots meanwhile are the Fujifilm X-T5, Canon EOS R5, Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD, Fujifilm X100V and the DJI Mini 3.

Finally, the cream of the crop when it comes to photo and video kit makes up the shortlist for MPB’s Iconic category. Offered up for your votes this year are the Sony A1, Leica Q2, Mamiya RZ67, Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM and Leica M6.

Find any of the above deserving of their particular nominated accolade, or simply want to win that Sony A7 III? Get your vote in now by heading to the below URL, with votes and completion entries open until 4th August, 2023.

MPB will announce its five inductees on World Photography Day, Saturday 19th August 2023, with competition winners revealed shortly afterwards.

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