November 20th, 2011
Welcome to podcast number 39! Fred and Jim present their avians and aviation special - bird and air show photography. Fred travels to an airshow in south central Florida and offers tips and suggestions for capturing classic and military planes in flight. Jim and Fred also travel to a bird rehab center and talk about bird photography and the similarities (and differences) between capturing birds in flight and aircraft.
In the news, more information about the 20 years of losses and cooking the books at Olympus camera, as well as new professional video camera releases from the new Canon Cinema EOS division and Red, Inc. Both companies have released cameras that are capable of working in a professional Hollywood setting with new digital cameras. Canon has some interesting movies and behind-the-scenes footage at www.canoncinemaeos.com. In addition, Canon has a firmware update for the Canon 5D Mk II and Adobe has put up Release Candidates for Camera Raw 6.6 and Lightroom 3.6.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our American listeners and we will be back after the holiday with more news, reviews, interviews and how-tos!
November 6th, 2011
Welcome to Podcast #38! In today's episode, Jim and Fred discuss Fujifilm's new 3D viewer, the new post-focus camera from Lytro (www.lytro.com), Apple updates Aperture, and the scandal at Olympus Camera in Japan. In addition, a man sues a Manhatten photo studio for missing the last dance and bouquet toss at his wedding - six years after the wedding and divorce! He demands $48,000 to restage the wedding even though the former wife may have moved back to Latvia!
The new Lytro is an amazing concept in cameras which will allow the photographer to choose the focus point in the final image AFTER the photo has been taken. It doesn't capture images with a typical sensor, but rather captures what Lytro describes as a "complete light field" which captures the color, intensity, and direction of the light. With this information, you can focus, and re-focus anwhere in the picture at any time! The little cameras are uncoventional and do not have any focus motor, but feature an 8X optical zoom and f/2 aperture lens which is constant over the entire zoom range. Visit www.lytro.com for more information and for an online demo of post-focusing!
Also, since the last podcast, Jim completed his final University of Florida module and is now a fully certified Florida Master Naturalist!
Finally - Jim presents an in-depth review of the Neos Adventurer overshoes as mentioned by Chris Klapheke at www.outdoorphotogear.com in our last podcast. Jim not only tests the overshoes in a mangrove marsh in Florida - he travels all the way to Colorado to test them in the ice and snow!
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Be sure to tune into the next podcast, #39, for our Avians and Aviation special!