Archive for April 2019

Welcome to The Fotobug Podcast number 233!  In recent news, the first ever photograph of a black hole was released after more than a year of analyzing and processing.  Parrot has released an updated Anafi drone with FLIR thermal imaging capabilities.  A recent patent application from Canon suggests they may put LEDs in future pop-up flashes.  Multi Turret is working on a 3 turret attachment for Sony cameras.  World wide camera sales are falling and CareerCast suggests professional photographers are in the lowest 25% of worst career options.  China has banned the word "Leica" on social media due to the latest Leica ad which features the standoff at Tienamen Square.

 

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Jim just returned from an extended trip to Australia and New Zealand and caught up with one of the Fotobug fans who took him around to some of his favorite photographic spots.  We appreciate his enthusiasm and thank Anu again for taking his time to escort Jim around his city!

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Lots of news since the previous podcast!  Yashica has announced a 35mm ISO 400 negative film stock, CIPA released a report that camera sales are continuing to fall. Lexar is releasing new SSD drives that will fit into a pocket and Rode is releasing a new tiny wireless microphone system.  Skydio is in trouble for falsely geotagging a promo video on Instagram. Sharp is joining the Four Thirds system  CixxFive filed suit against Getty Images for selling images in the public domain.  More detail and more news in the podcast!

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Jim recently returned from an extended trip to Australia and New Zealand where he taped extensively with the GoPro Hero 7 Black camera.  So, the Fotobug guys decided to finally review the camera and point out the positives and few negatives.  In addition, Jim shows off and discusses some interesting accessories for the GoPro.

Links to the items mentioned in the review:

GoPro HERO7 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos Live Streaming Stabilization

TELESIN 6''Dome Port Camera Lens Transparent Cover for GoPro Hero 7 Black, Hero 6 Hero 5 Black Hero 2018, with Waterproof Housing Case Pistol Trigger Floating Hand Grip, Underwater Diving Accessories

Litra LitraTorch LED Video Light (2 Pack) with Triple Bracket Mount + Battery Hand Grip + Flex Tripod + Kit

GoPole Reach - 14-40" Extension Pole for GoPro Cameras (36-101cm)

 

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