Photo Geek Weekly Episode 82 – Cinematic Decisions

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Photo Geek Weekly Episode 82 - Cinematic Decisions

On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Don is joined by recurring guest Allan Attridge to opine on many things related to cinema and videography from cameras to lenses, and where Phase One is going with a departure from the standard medium format body. For a laugh or maybe some serious consideration, we finish with a story about weaponizing your camera, or at least your flash. All this and more – thanks for listening!

Story 1: Canon C500 Mark II First Look – 6K, Full Frame, Cinema RAW Light, Modular Concept (via Cinema5D)
Related: Sony FX9 Announced – Full-Frame, Fast Hybrid Autofocus, Dual ISO Camera (via Cinema5D)
Related: Atomos shares info on S1H ProRes Raw update, to offer 16-bit Raw capture with Sony FX9 (via DPReview)

Story 2: Nitecore leaps into the world of optics with 5 new full-frame cinema lenses (via DPReview)
Related: Samyang’s new XEEN CF Cine Prime full-frame lenses detailed ahead of Q3 launch (via DPReview)

Story 3: Phase One announces new XT camera system (via DPReview)

Story 4: The Flash as a Self-Defense Weapon (via PetaPixel)

Picks of the Week:

Don: Convoy S2+ 6W UV LED flashlight

Allan: FD-EF lens adapter

Bonus: A look at Don’s setup with his pick of the week, imaging some fluorescing diamonds:

Visible light:

UV Fluorescence:

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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. Don and Allan, have to agree that flash story was probably entertainment… But based on fact. Many self defense instructors recommend carrying a small tactical flashlight (of at least 800 to 1000 lumens) with you. With flashlights that bright a quick flash to the face can temp. disable your attacker to allow you to get to safety. Another feature of some of these tactical lights is that they come with a strobe setting so that you can really dis-orient your attacker. If you travel frequently I highly recommend getting one. (I use Fenix UC-35 rechargeable available from B&H for $90 US) It work great and is allowed on air planes.

    • Hey David, thanks so much for your commentary here! I have seen some great tiny flashlights that push well beyond 1000 lumens, The NiteCore Concept 1 is one that I own that packs 1800 lumens in a super small package. B&H has it as well for $60 without the battery. Gotta love modern technology!

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