Photo Geek Weekly Episode 18 – New Life to Old Cameras

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Photo Geek Weekly Episode 18 - New Life to Old Cameras

On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Darlene Hildebrandt joins the conversation to discuss a Kickstarter campaign that allows you to use a digital back on many 35mm film cameras (and it doesn’t break the bank), what innovations might be possible now that Google has open-sourced its pixel-by-pixel object recognition software, and what is quickly approaching from RED – and a little hint that should make photographers and cinematographers pay attention. Give it a listen!

Story 1: ‘I’m Back’ digital back for analog SLRs successfully returns to Kickstarter (via DPReview)

Story 2: Semantic Image Segmentation with DeepLab in TensorFlow (via Google Research Blog)

Story 3: HYDROGEN hints… (via forums)

Picks of the Week:

Don: Panasonic Lumix GX9

Darlene: Fuji X100f

Photo judged as “unaccepted” in the PPOC National Image Salon:

Image taken with the GX9 that was exhibited and sold in the Image City Photography Gallery:

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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. I enjoyed this episode. If you enjoy stereophotography I supposed you know this, but if your readers don’t, iI wanted to mention Brian May (guitarist for Queen, among other things). He has been into this for some time and has several books out featuring stereographs.

    • Thanks for the compliments here Lisa! I would LOVE to get Dr. Brian May on my podcast Inside the Lens for a deep dive into stereoscopic photography – I have his OWL viewers and have seen some of his other work in the area as well. If you know a way of getting in touch with him, please let me know! 🙂

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