Episode 115 »» The Lonely Owl

Episode 115 »» The Lonely Owl

Lonely OwlAlone

I’m all alone today.  Sid could not record, because of evildoers.  She is very sorry, and by listening to the show, I’m too.  It’s hard to do unscripted show.  Yikes.

IR… like really Fuji??

Fuji announced a brand new camera… or a old camera with stuff removed and price jacked up.  It’s a new Fuji X-T1 IR.  Everything is the same, except the infra-red filter is removed.  It would be nice if the actual body was red or something.  Sorry it makes no sense.

Oh Mamamiya!!!

So I’m a traitor, and a masochist.  Just listen to the show and be amazed at my marooniness 🙂

 

Episode 114 »» Shutter Time Gear Dreams

Episode 114 »» Shutter Time Gear Dreams

Episode 114 »» Shutter Time Gear Dreams, The now retired Pacific Western Airlines (PWA)  Boeing 737-200 C-GIPW (Fleet #745) now rests at Villeneuve Airport, outside of Edmonton, during a late spring morning in June 2015, having flown for the last time on November 29th, 2013. The 737 will be part of the upcoming Alberta Flying Heritage Museum at Villeneuve Airport. Sidney Blake Photography. No. 2400.

Dream Dream Dream

After finding out I need to make some gear choices, we’ve been discussing gear of late and decided to take to the mics and have a good ol’ fashioned gear chat. Old gear. Used gear. New gear. And non-existent gear alike … what is our dream gear and what would we like to see in the industry today? We cover bodies, lenses (sort of), and camera bags to start with.

Join the Convo

What is your satisfaction level with your gear? Are you wanting to upgrade or change your current lineup? Do you see the value of used gear vs. new? What would you like to see in the industry today – what is your dream camera body and does it even exist? Please chime in with your gear thoughts and wants and needs. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter  Of course you can find and subscribe to the show for free via iTunes. If you have the Stitcher App, we’re there as well!

Thanks so much for tuning in and all the great feedback. Much appreciated! Shoutout to Chris for the great email and ideas!

Cheers, y’all!

 

 

Episode 109 »» It’s Fuji Time, Y’all

Episode 109 »» It’s Fuji Time, Y’all

Episode 109 »» It's Fuji Time, Y'all, fuji x-t1

Taken w/ the Fuji XF 16mm ƒ1.4 WR lens

Episode 109 »» It's Fuji Time, Y'all, fuji x-t1

Taken w/ the Fuji XF 16mm ƒ1.4 WR lens

The F Word

There are moments where Fuji chat has its place and episode 109 is one of them. Given our recent fanboy episode, we are well aware it’s probably insane to talk about a particular brand, but here we are. We are a fan of brands who keep the photo faith by listening to their customers and right now, for the most part, Fuji is fitting the bill. But lately so is Canon to some degree and perhaps we shall chat about them and other brands in our next gear-themed show.

Updated!

More updates / releases have come out of the Fuji camp, so please join us as we talk about the latest firmware and some fresh gear!

X Mount Lens Roadmap 

There are two roadmaps floating around right now. The official roadmap as found on the Fujifilm sites, updated February 2015 and then the latest to be posted by several websites, including Fuji Rumors. Below is the official one. We’ll post the updated May / June 2015 roadmap once it’s available on Fuji’s site.

Fuji x mount lens roadmap Feb 2015, Episode 109 »» It's Fuji Time, Y'all

Join the Convo

If you’re not a fan of the Fuji, is there any recent gear news you’d like to share, please let us know! We love gear chat, old and new, tried and true. David, you know we are talking to you! 🙂

Should you be a Fuji X Series shooter, please let us know what you think about the latest firmware update and your thoughts on the newest gear! Anything tickle your fancy?

You can find us via Twitter and Bookface! We’d love to hear your thoughts and what’s on your photographic mind! You can also subscribe for free via iTunes and Stitcher!

Thanks as always for tuning in, folks.

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Fuji X-T10 Hands On Test / via The Camera Store

Fuji X-T10 Hand On Review / via DigitalRev

Fujifilm X Magazine No. 9

Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware Update Version 4.00

Fujinon 16mm ƒ1.4 Lens Review / via We Shoot Fuji

We Shoot Fuji Podcast

Hands On Fuji 16mm ƒ1.4 Review / via Mohamed Hakem

Rokinon 12mm ƒ2 Lens / via B&H Photo

Switch to Manual Podcast w/ Marco Larousse Part 1 :: Part 2

 

Episode 102 »» The Soul of Landscape Photography

Episode 102 »» The Soul of Landscape Photography

Episode 102 »» The Soul of Landscape Photography

Mmmm … Fresh Gear

Ahhh, the wait is over. It’s no secret there have been some big announcements from a few camera manufactures this past week. The anticipation factor was quite high for Canon and Fuji particularly. Nice to see Canon back in the game as many of us were starting to wonder … We break down the bigger announcements as we kick off the show.

Fuji X Mount Lens Roadmap, Feb 2015, Episode 102 »» The Soul of Landscape Photography

Udo!

We had a wee contest to celebrate 100 episodes with the winner receiving a couple of Shutter Time prints! Mac’s son drew the winning entry, so congrats to Udo! Thanks to all who entered the contest to win a print! Udo, we shall be in touch! Yay!

Finding Your Soul

I think every landscape photographer has one time or the other questioned their work and whether their image has any soul. Isn’t that the goal of every photographer and in particular, the landscape photographer? An article from photographer, Ugo Cei, about his thoughts on the lack of soul in landscape photography today sparked not only a fair bit of discussion, but also touched some nerves. We tackle this topic and try to understand what has happened with landscape photography, should we be concerned and what to do about it. There are a couple of hundred of comments scattered on several blogs and we suggest you check them out. A lot of folks have some great insight into this topic. One of my favourite comments by far is from photographer John Oro … Since the link to his comment will not work, I’ve included a screen capture of his response.

johnoro comment

Join the Convo

Are y’all excited about any of the fresh gear announced from Olympus, Canon or Fuji? What are your thoughts about the 50MP Canon body – is this really necessary? Would the full frame + 1.3 an 1.6 crop capabilities make this body appealing to you? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the gear announcements and of course, the landscape photography debate!  Thanks again for all the continued interaction – it’s so appreciated, y’all. You can find us on Bookface, Twitter, G+ (hahaha, I know I know), and of course you can find us on iTunes and the ol’ Stitcher App. Oh, and big thanks to Gavin for the great messages!

Thanks for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show: (dang, there are a lot today!)

EOS 5DS and 5DS R Press Release / via Canon.ca

Canon EF 11-24mm ƒ4 Lens Press Release / via Canon.ca

5 Reasons I Think the New Canon 5DS Will Kick Ass for Landscape Photographers / via Matt Kloskowski

Canon EOS M3 Rumours / via EOS M World

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II / via PetaPixel

The Camera Store Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Hands-On Field Test / via TCS

Fuji X Mount Lens Roadmap / via Fujifilm USA

Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up? / via Ugo Cei Photography

Ugo’s Follow-up Post, The Power of Ambition / via Ugo Cei Photography

Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up? / via PetaPixel

TWIP 398 – Raiders or the Lost Art / via This Week in Photo

Episode 48 ~ Gear, the Final Frontier

Episode 48 ~ Gear, the Final Frontier

 

Space the Canadian Frontier

You might wonder, how a country of 20 can have it’s own Space Agency… we do.  We also are very proud of Commander Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut currently living aboard the International Space Station (ISS).  What’s really cool about this, is that he has been taking stunning photographs of our little world from up there. These stunning photographs and more can be found at his twitter account.  So, go follow him right now!  We also found some apps that you can use to follow the ISS in the skies, and when it’s overhead, go outside and wave.  Maybe you’ll end up in one of his images!

ISS Tracker for Android

NASA App for iOS

CES

There were a lot of new things at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, that made us smile, and a few that made us cringe. One of those was the new Polaroid IM1836, an Android based camera with interchangeable lenses.  Also the new Canon PowerShot N, makes Sid roll her eyes, but Mac thinks it’s kinda cute.  Of course the Fuji rumors came true and the replacement for the X100 is here, with all the glory of focus peaking, phase and contrast detection AF, and other cool features.  What makes us scratch our heads in wonder is the fact that this is a fixed lens camera, with the fastest AF… so what’s the focus peaking for??

Why do we upgrade our gear?

Since we are talking about gear, and all this new gear makes us salivate, like Pavlov’s puppy… we have to ask ourselves why do we upgrade our gear??  Do we have to upgrade, or is it just a clever ploy, by the camera manufacturers, to spend more and more…

Thank you All for listening!

Cheers!

Links from the Show

Commander Chris Hadfield

ISS Tracker for Android

NASA App for iOS

Polaroid IM1836

Canon PowerShot N

Fuji X100S

Pro Photographer Cheap Camera Challenge

Darwin Wiggett – Using your zoom lens for story telling