Photo Geek Weekly Episode 98 – Coronavirus Crisis and the Photo Industry

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On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Steve Brazill sits in the co-pilot seat to discuss the impact of global health on technology, how the L-mount cameras and lenses continue to evolve, the rights of photographers refusing work and much more. It’s a great conversation as always with Steve, thanks for listening!

Bonus: Check out the Platyball on Kickstarter! Less than a week left to support the project and get the best ball head I’ve ever seen. You don’t want to miss this one!

Story 1: Coronavirus: Whatever happens next, COVID-19 is already having an effect on the photo industry (via DPReview)
Related: Nikon Confirms that 120-300mm f/2.8 Lens is Delayed Due to Coronavirus (via PetaPixel)
Related: Canon Closes Factories Due to Supply Chains Impacted by Coronavirus (via fstoppers)

Story 2: The Sigma fp Will Get Cinemagraphs, 120fps RAW Video, and More in Major Firmware Update (via PetaPixel)
Related: Panasonic updates its L-mount lens roadmap with two new primes, drops the 100mm F2.8 Macro (via DPReview)

Story 3: DOJ Backs Christian Photographer Who is Afraid Law Will ‘Force’ Her to Shoot Same-Sex Weddings (via PetaPixel)

Story 4: https://petapixel.com/2020/02/27/how-to-spot-fake-photos-of-fake-people-online/ (via PetaPixel)

Story 5: Video: Mathieu Stern says LomoMod No.1 is the ‘worst camera’ he’s ever tested (via DPReview)

Picks of the Week:

Don: Novoflex CASTEL-MICRO automated focusing rail

Steve: Thinktank Belt System

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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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