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Public Voting Opens for Hall of Fame Honouring Photography Gear

Public voting is now open for the 2020 inaugural class of the Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame. MPB, the world’s largest resale platform for digital photography and filmmaking kit, has launched the Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame to honour the best photo and video equipment of the digital era.
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Jun 20

Public voting is now open for the 2020 inaugural class of the Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame. MPB, the world’s largest resale platform for digital photography and filmmaking kit, has launched the Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame to honour the best photo and video equipment of the digital era.

The twenty-five nominees across five awards categories—Classic, Game Changer, Iconic, Road Tested and Trendsetter—cover thirteen leading brands of photography and videography kit. The camera experts at MPB chose the nominees based on their qualities, embodying the spirit of each category.

TheClassic category—with camera bodies and lenses renowned as evergreen benchmarks of quality—features the Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Nikon D700, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8, Sony A7R and Canon 50mm f/1.8.

Meanwhile, the field-disrupting Game Changercategory offers the choice between the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone, the GoPro HERO sports camera, the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART lens, and the mirrorless Panasonic S1H and Sony Alpha A9.

In the category of the rugged kit workhorses, Road Testednominees include the Nikon D810 and Canon EOS 1DX Mk II DSLRs, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM lens, the Nikon SB-900 Speedlight flash and the mirrorless Fujifilm XT-2.

The Trendsetter category features cameras that shape the conversation based on their appearance as well as their capabilities. Enter the Fujifilm X100F, Ricoh GR II, Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM, Hasselblad X1D-50c and Olympus PEN-F.

Cameras in the creme-de-la-creme category, Iconic, are symbols of quality and inspiration—the Leica M3, Mamiya 7 Mk II, Canon EOS 5D, Hasselblad 500CM, and the Canon 50mm f/0.95 lens.

“Being able to handle this range and calibre of kit week in and week out, we’re honoured to be launching the Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame,” said Matt Barker, CEO and Founder of MPB. “The kit you shoot with can give you the freedom to explore creatively as well as the confidence that you’ll get the right shot. We understand how passionate people are about camera gear, and we launched this Hall of Fame to give people a tangible way to engage with that passion. We’re super excited about this, and we hope you will be too.”

Photographers, filmmakers and creatives around the world can vote for nominees in all five award categories at www.kithalloffame.com and share their selections across social media with the hashtag #kithalloffame. Voting is open until 11 August 2020.

MPB will announce the Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame’s inaugural 2020 class on World Photography Day—19 August 2020—and will award plaques to the manufacturers of the winning kit. The gear itself will feature in an exhibition in Brooklyn, NYC. Details about the exhibition and future induction events will be announced in the coming months.

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MPB is the world’s largest resale platform for digital photography and filmmaking kit.

Launched in 2011 by Matt Barker, MPB was born from a desire to provide more freedom and flexibility to photographers. Barker, an avid photographer, set out to improve the speed, reliability and experience of trading kit online. By combining the power of an end-to-end technology platform, rigorous testing and validation by product experts, and top-notch customer service, MPB has become the most convenient and trustworthy way to buy, sell, and trade digital photography, videography, and filmmaking kit online. Over 250,000 creatives in Europe and the United States trust MPB for their kit needs

Unlike other camera resellers, MPB focuses exclusively on used kit. With over 160,000 cameras, lenses and accessories traded each year, MPB offers buyers and traders unrivalled choice of digital photo and video kit. The MPB platform provides more than £250M in quotes to sellers per year and ensures that sellers are paid the same day. MPB carefully monitors supply and demand to ensure that sellers receive the highest price possible, and that all items are priced correctly for the market. With MPB, users get more money for their kit, and more kit for their money. By inspiring photographers and filmmakers to choose used, MPB is making creative industries more sustainable and driving the circular economy.

Backed by leading investment firms Acton, Mobeus Equity Partners, Beringea, and FJ Labs, MPB has continued to increase its global reach. Headquartered in Brighton in the UK, MPB launched US operations in Brooklyn, NY in 2017 and will establish operations in Berlin, Germany by the end of 2020. MPB employs a talented global team of 150.

MPB has been named to the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, and the Tech Nation Future Fifty.

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