Photo Geek Weekly Episode 92 – Jpegish

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On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Steve Brazill joins the conversation to discuss some CES news coverage from Canon, rumours from Samsung, revolutionary new battery technology and how to be a better photographer in 2020. It’s a fun and (hopefully) thought-provoking conversation – thanks for listening!

Story 1: Canon’s EOS-1D X Mark III brings a new sensor, Dual Pixel AF and 5.5K Raw video (via DPReview)

Story 1: Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S11+ sensor to use Nonacell technology (via DPReview)

Story 1: New Lithium-Sulfur Battery Could Quadruple Camera Battery Life (via PetaPixel)

Story 1: 10 Things Photographers Need to Stop Doing in 2020 (via fstoppers)

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Don: The products and services of Dan Llewellyn at maxmax.com

Steve: Freewell Osmo Pocket Wide Angle Lens

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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.

4 Comments

  1. Hi Don,

    Good podcast you have here, always an interesting listen. Unfortunately being a student all the stuff you talk about is way out of the price range for me 🙂

    Recently I got some nice vintage lenses of ebay auctions for under £20 ($26) each. (My trophy find was a SMC Pentax-M 100mm F4 Macro for £18. I spent an evening cleaning it but was totally worth it ) While they do not compare to latest and greatest, after good clean and some testing I found them more that adequate for my hobby needs. Any chance you, or someone else around here can point me to some good resources on vintage lenses. Looking around I found some conflicting info and I’m not sure who to trust.

    Maybe, from time to time you can even mention something affordable for students in your picks of the week.

    Thanks for quality content,
    Dom

    • You’ll be happy you asked this! Don is great at finding old lenses and making them work on modern cameras. He’s caused me to spend a few bucks on a Mitakon super macro lens, a Mir 1B lens that I reversed the front element to get some cool Bokeh, etc.

  2. Hi Don

    1st, great show and I never miss an episode but ….

    You’ve mentioned for 2 weeks running that you don’t like Nikon because of changes in certain ergonomic functions such as picture playback information.

    I agree that there are some ergonomics changes w.r.t. button placement (there are 2 main placement options – 1 for consumer cams and 1 for pro bodies) however I can’t recall there being any changes in the playback options for a very long time. In fact, I decided to check this and went through all models in the following ranges (which covers 10+ years of cams and all current ranges):

    3xxx
    5xxx
    7xxx
    7xx
    8xx
    Dx
    Z6/7/50

    All of these use the standard d-pad up/down presses to cycle through the various option display modes (eg. histogram, exif data, etc.). Just a reminder that you need to initially setup which option display modes you want to make available, in the setup menu before using them. In fact, I believe that Nikon have been very consistent in terms of their menus excluding of course model-specific features.

    Can you advise which models you’ve had an issue with?

    Regards, Robby

    • Hey Robby, I wish I knew the exact camera models but I don’t keep track of this when doing a workshop with a dozen people or more. My focus quickly shifts back to the problems and solutions related to the subject rather than being caught up in the specifics of any one camera, but the inconsistency is noticed by myself and many others that offer photographic instruction.

      In my experience the newer cameras behave differently – maybe this is via some custom functions being set. At the very least it’s incredibly unintuitive to put a feature like “exposure simulation” (Canon’s term) into the center of the back jog wheel button with no other reference to the feature outside of the camera manual.

      Still, if you were to compare any Nikon camera to the original Olympus OM-D EM1, there’s no contest. Nikon (and every other camera) wins hands down. 🙂

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