Photo Geek Weekly Episode 34 – More Megapixels and the Push Against Physics

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On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Don is joined by Chris Marquardt to dive into the reasons behind a confusing new smartphone sensor design from Sony, the cryptic launch messaging from Nikon about their new camera system, when and why you’d like to use a 4×5 camera (and how to get one inexpensively), and some incredibly old photographic techniques that we can still have fun with today. Enjoy!

Story 1: Sony Unveils the World’s First 48MP Smartphone Sensor (via PetaPixel)

Story 2: Nikon teases mirrorless with video and microsite (via DPReview)

Story 3: Standard 4×5: A Large Format Camera You Assemble Yourself for $320 (via PetaPixel)

Story 4: How to Create Full-Color Photos Using Only B&W Film (via PetaPixel)

Picks of the Week:

Don: LitraTorch Photo and Video Light, a great little light for macro photography and other creative concepts. (Link has promo code applied for $20 off)

Chris: Litchi, and iOS / Android app for control of DJI drones that enables autonomous waypoint flight missions for photography and video.

Bonus – Image taken by Don Komarechka with the Marquardt International Pinhole Camera using three Black & White frames to make a colour image:

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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.

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