Photo Geek Weekly Episode 43 – Martin and the Rangefinders

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On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Martin Bailey joins Don for a discussion about rangefinders – good and bad – as well as camera teardowns, colour science and VERY temporary lenses you make yourself. Enjoy the photo geekery!

Story 1: Yashica’s ‘Unexpected’ Y35 Camera is Worse Than Anyone Expected (via PetaPixel)
Related: Pixii is a display-less digital rangefinder that connects to your smartphone (via DPReview)
Related: The Leica M10-D is a Wi-Fi-powered rangefinder with no LCD (via DPReview)

Story 2: A Teardown of the Canon EOS R (via PetaPixel)

Story 3: What Is ‘Color Science’ and Should It Actually Matter to Photographers? (via fstoppers)

Story 4: This lens only existed for a minute and was made from a crystal clear iceberg (via DPReview)

Picks of the Week:

Don: Adaptalux Control Pod 2.0 – new turbo mode for three times the brightness!

Martin: Moo.com business cards

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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.

3 Comments

  1. I was listening to your conversation about water proof. When I was in business a few watch companies advertised their watches were water proof. The ended up in court and lot their case. Now smart companies that claim to be “Water resistant” do so by stating just how “Water Resistant”. Like diving watches that are “water Resistant” to 30 or 50 meters. I know I have a Canon 7D that has gaskets to seal the camera but it isn’t water proof. I still protect my camera and lens too.

    • I’ve known about liquid filled lenses for some time Daniel, but ice lenses was something fun and novel – it’s only functioning as a lens while solid in a very temporary form. That said, liquid lenses I think have a powerful future with the right applications for legitimate professional and scientific work!

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