Photo Geek Weekly Episode 31 – Giant Sensors and the State of Photojournalism

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Photo Geek Weekly Episode 31 - Giant Sensors and the State of Photojournalism

On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Bryan Weiss returns to the co-pilot seat to discuss gargantuan camera sensors, using x-rays to recover images nearly two centuries old, the value and integrity of photojournalism and the latest and greatest memory card format! Lots of great discussion here weaving around some excellent topics.

Story 1: Canon teases CMOS sensor nearly 40 times larger than a 35mm full-frame sensor (via DPReview)

Story 2: Researchers develop method for revealing images on degraded daguerreotypes (via DPReview)

Story 3: Crying Toddler in Iconic Photo Never Separated from Mother (via PetaPixel)
Related: The Vulture and the Little Girl (via Wikipedia)
Related: Facebook Blocks Photog for Saying He Was ‘Shooting a Few Christians’ (via PetaPixel)

Story 4: SDUC Express Memory Cards to Allow 128TB Storage and 985MB/s Speed (via PetaPixel)

Picks of the Week:

Don: Microsoft ICE (Image Composite Editor)

Bryan: Fujifilm X-H1

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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. First of all Happy Birthday Don !!!! I loved this podcast a lot. I have to agree with the conversation on photo journalism and how it is turned to crap. I am now starting to help people learn how to use their cameras. The menus are not all the same but I have used my Canons for years and know the menus to what I need. Bryan is totally right to say it really is a customer experience that he has always given to me and the friends I send to him. This podcast is one of the top ones so far for me. Cheers and hope there are a lot more.

  2. Great show guys! Thank you. I see how one can appreciate the fact that you can put an old sd card into your new camera and have still work. But I also understand the need to make faster memory cards. For example, the Panasonic GH5 can record video at 400 Mbps. There are very few memory cards on the market right now that can keep up. I like that the manufactures of memory cards can make faster cards even if there isn’t yet a market for them because I think that pushes camera manufacturers to do more and vice versa. An off topic question: What is your all time favorite 50mm lens? Thanks

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