Photo Geek Weekly Episode 94 – Coveted Apertures

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On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Don Komarechka is joined by Larry Becker to discuss why people covet F/0.95 and how lenses offering such apertures are becoming more available, infringing on copyrights to complain about copyright infringement, redesigned macro lenses and much more. It’s a great chat with a wonderful bit of banter in the beginning – thanks for listening!

Bonus: Check out the Platyball Kickstarter campaign! This little tripod head looks awesome. I had my hands on one of the prototypes which felt very solid and super easy to use.

Story 1: Confirmed: Venus Optics working on new line of ultra-fast ‘Argus’ F0.95 lenses (via DPReview)

Story 2: Lady Gaga Criticizes Music Pirates with Pirated Photos. Shutterstock Responds (via PetaPixel)

Story 3: Back from the Drawing Board: Mitakon 85mm 1x-5x Macro Lens Redesigned (via PetaPixel)

Story 4: Artist Flooded with Requests After Offering to ‘Remove Your Ex’ for $10 Per Photo (via PetaPixel)

Story 5: Here’s What Happens When You Post a Photo to Instagram Hundreds of Times (via PetaPixel)
Related: Digital Data [comic] (via xkcd)

Picks of the Week

Don: Peak Design Travel Tripod
Larry: Larry’s got a whole kit he puts together!


It includes:
Manfrotto Pixi tabletop tripod
ULANZI Metal Smartphone Video Rig
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone Kit for Smartphones
LitraTorch 2.0 Photo and Video Light – also available in a 2-pack

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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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