Photo Geek Weekly Episode 121 – Lumix Enhanced

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On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Steve Brazill comes back again for another round of geek talk – this time about all of the Lumix announcements including the Lumix S5, new sensor tech from Canon and what the heck is Phase One up to with it’s XT System? All this and a story about a 100 year old bottle of wine. Thanks for listening!

Story 1: Panasonic introduces Lumix DC-S5 stills/video hybrid camera (via DPReview)
Related: Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 initial review (via DPReview)
Related: Panasonic firmware brings 5K recording to S1R, updated autofocus to S1, S1R, S1H (via DPReview)
Related: Panasonic unveils new 24, 35, 50 and 85mm F1.8 L-mount primes (via DPReview)

Story 2: Canon has developed a new sensor with 20-stops dynamic range that’s good down to 0.08 Lux (via DIY Photography)

Story 3: Phase One Unveils $13K 90mm f/5.6 Lens for the Medium Format XT System (via PetaPixel)

Picks of the Week

Don: Projector triplet lens (eBay search link). You can also try the spelling “триплет” (Russian) which may yield different search results.

Steve:
Steve went all-in with his telescope picks and supplied a ton of links for anyone interested to explore:

Lucky Imaging software

Telescope: Meade ETX-125 PE – f/15 – 1900mm – with Meade #678 Dew Shield

Eyepieces: Meade Series 4000 Eyepiece and Filter Set – $180

Camera Adapters:
Meade #64 T-Adapter – Rear Port Mount – $35
Meade Variable Projection Camera Adaptor – Eyepiece Mount – Allows Eyepiece – $55

T-Mount / T-Ring: Meade T-Mount SLR Camera Adapter for Canon EOS – $15

Moon Filer: Meade ND96 Moon Filter – ND Filter (13% Light Transmission) – $20

Accessories: Meade #126 Barlow Lens – Doubles the Eyepiece Power – $40

Bonus: One of Steve’s Moon shots:

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Don Komarechka is the host of Photo Geek Weekly and Inside the Lens. From auroras to pollen, insects to infrared, much of Don’s photographic adventures reveal a deeper understanding of how the universe works. Exploring the world that we cannot see with our own eyes has been a common thread in Don’s career as a professional photographer.

1 Comment

  1. Robert Coakley on

    I was surprised by the long discussion about medium format cameras and sensor density since it has been discussed several times with the conclusion that the High pixel count of the sensor does not give an image quality of a larger sensor. A phone camera with a 100 megapixel sensor will not equate to a Phase One.
    But, when you look at portraits shot by Gregory Heisler with his 11×14 camera you can see a difference that can not be reproduced with a smaller camera. I think this has a lot to do with the physics of light, the lens, and the size of the film/sensor.

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