Photo Geek Weekly Episode 90 – Resolutions

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Photo Geek Weekly Episode 90 - Resolutions

On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Steve Brazill once again sits in the copilot seat for an engaging discussion on high resolution sensors, poor resolving macro lenses, what to do to keep all of your data safe and so much more. Enjoy the geeky conversation!

Oh, and be sure to check out the first episode of the Behind the Shot Critique show that Steve and I recorded together. Feedback welcome!:

Story 1: 75MP Canon ‘EOS Rs’ with Dual Card Slots Coming in February 2020: Report (via PetaPixel)
Related: The Nikon D6 Could Be Announced in February With These Specifications (via fstoppers)

Story 2: ZY Optics Unveils Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5x Super Macro Lens (via PetaPixel)
Related: Venus Optics adds Canon RF, Nikon Z mount options to three of its most popular lenses (via DPReview)
Related: A Comparison of All High Magnification Camera Lenses (via PetaPixel)

Story 3: RAID/NAS/DAS 101: Running Out of Storage Space (via PetaPixel)

Story 4: The Motorola One Hyper tosses a 64MP main cam, 32MP selfie cam inside a $400 phone (via DPReview)

Picks of the Week:

Don: Venus Optics Laowa 25mm F/2.8 2.5x-5x Super Macro Lens
Steve: Lit Wireless Solar PowerBank

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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. In the discussion about a possible 75mp Canon R camera there were a few comments made that I had a thought about. I do agree that the 75mp at first glance is a huge number and over the top for most people, I do think some landscape shooters would be interested. If it does make it to market, I would try it myself for the wildlife shots. I shoot a lot of birds and currently my longest decent lens is a 400mm which does not give me the reach to get the tight images without cropping heavily. A larger mp sensor may help with that quite a bit. I shot the Sony A7rIV a few months ago and while I wasn’t impressed with the camera overall, the images were some of the best detail I have seen to date. That camera also showed me that if Canon does go large on the mp count that the card slot(s) should absolutely go to the XQD or CFexpress to try and keep that buffer writing fast. The lag on the Sony to get the files to write to an SD card was horrible!

    Another great show with Don and Steve. Looking forward to the second Critique show to watch tomorrow.

  2. Love the podcast! If I could add to your excellent discussion on NAS/DAS devices. I’m primarily a Synology user but I’m sure any of the mainline NAS manufacturers offer these features.

    1) E-mail notifications. I always configure my devices to send these out. That way regardless if you are in front of the device or away from your home/office you will be alerted when an event is logged on your device. This can include RAID array issues, HDD failures, HDD errors, available firmware updates, etc.

    2) UPS – I recommend any NAS has its own dedicated UPS. Most come with a USB compatible cable that you can use to connect your NAS to the UPS and configure e-mail alerts so that if you lose power an e-mail will be sent out. In addition, at least with Synology, you can control unit shutdowns so that if your UPS battery level becomes critical the NAS will perform a soft shutdown. Always advisable.

    Again, thanks for producing these podcasts! Always great discussion and information.

    • Hi Marc, Thanks for listening, and the feedback. Agreed 100% on notifications, and I always set them up for both attended and unattended deployments. That said, email notifications should not be the only option. Even in whitelisted configurations notification emails can trigger false positives. They can get flagged as spam, and even auto-deleted by some systems. Let’s take a scenario where a home user configures the outgoing SMTP using their own Yahoo or Hotmail credentials, or even through their domain which is hosted on a shared server. In those cases, an IP address for the MX server can end up on a blacklist which can cause issues upstream from your control. For example, the hosting company could block the email entirely before it ever hits your inbox or anti-spam systems that you have control over. So yes, email notifications should be configured for any event triggers you want / need, but there is no substitution for visual confirmation.

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