Photo Geek Weekly Episode 71 – 6K

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Photo Geek Weekly Episode 71 - 6K

On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Joseph Linaschke (aka PhotoJoseph) joins the discussion to dive into 6K with the Lumix S1H and Apple Display Pro XDR announcements, as well as the new “phase” of existence for Sports Illustrated and the rights of citizens as photo journalists. A shorter episode than our usual, but there is a ton of great content packed in here. Thanks very much for listening!

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Story 1: Panasonic Unveils the S1H, The First 6K Mirrorless Camera (via PetaPixel)

Story 2: Why Apple’s Expensive Monitor Is Worth It (via fstoppers)
Related: Apple Finally Reveals the Long Awaited Mac Pro Refresh (via fstoppers)

Story 3: Sports Illustrated Sold for $110M, To Be Milked via Brand Licensing (via PetaPixel)
Related: Sports Illustrated lays off entire photography staff (via

Story 4: Miami Police Handcuff Photographer, Take Camera and Phone for Attempting to Take Pictures at Accident Scene (via fstoppers)

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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. Don – Enjoyed the commentary on the new super duper, whiz bang apple monitor. I went and looked at the specs a little bit. The color gamut is not even full Adobe RGB! I’m not sure who the DCI P3 gamut is for but my guess is the movie production and compositing crowd.

    However – I instantly thought of a bunch of questions. Several episodes ago you and your co-host had a bit discussion about the new Datacolor spyder. Would a person really think that calibrating their new $6000 monitor with a little $300 tool would make it better? How long would a monitor like this last (or even a lesser high end monitor for photo editing) and maintain calibration? In the days of CRT monitors I could understand the need to calibrate frequently. The phosphors would burn, the electron gun would lose emissivity and the analog electronics would drift. With the current LED illuminated LCD display electronics I would expect that the monitor to maintain it’s calibration forever. Do the dyes in the polymers age? I guess the bottom line question what are the wear out factors on an LCD display?


    • Thanks for enjoying this episode, Rich! While I couldn’t find all of the gamut specs for the monitor myself, I’m not surprised it doesn’t have the widest possible gamut. The ASUS ProArt PA239Q that I use is only 99.5% of the AdobeRGB gamut, but it doesn’t seem to hold me back. If you need a true reference display, go ahead and add a zero to the price and you’ll get the best of the best.

      As for calibration, there are a lot of things to consider, even the from polarizer for the panel than might decay if exposed to UV light, especially when Apple is trying out this new “nano-texture” option for anti-reflection. Will it have identical transmission properties after a few years when sunlight occasionally hits it? Hard to say. Also, if you shine an ultraviolet flashlight at a standard LED, it’ll likely glow – at least the studio flood lights I have here do, as do the standard LED bulbs. TI can only imagine that this is by design, so if there is a UV component to bright white LED design, there is also a longevity problem inherent to that. I can’t gone into the weeds on that topic of research yet, but I will when I can find the time. 🙂

  2. I have not listened to the follow up episodes yet, its Sep 1, but the article about the photographer only held the photographers point of view. I guess we are at the point now where who ever gets the word out first or if it’s the police doing something they are automatically wrong. This our society and how we view others?

    • “Truth” is a difficult concept to convey by either the police or the public, as it is subject to many variables including bias as well as a defensive posture from the perspective of self-preservation. Human nature is difficult to overcome in such instances, but us as a general public would benefit from footage and narratives from all sides to come to our own conclusions. This used to be the realm of investigative journalists, now replaced by citizen journalism on social media. This could be an entire topic of discussion for an hour long podcast on its own!

      In the end? Yes. This is our society. Journalistic integrity has never been iron-clad, but now we have to piece together the stories – bias included – from much less reliable sources and infer what we hope to be valuable information. Since the classic forms of journalism will never return to their grandeur, we need to make the best of what we’ve got.

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