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!
– 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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