Welcome to episode 31 of The Circle of Confusion, the professional photography podcast. This week, Neil and Roger talk about calf injuries and fender benders. Peter doesn’t.
Neil and Roger discuss small cameras and the upcoming Leica release. Peter doesn’t.
Neil and Roger talk about the world’s longest invoice. Peter doesn’t.
Neil and Roger discuss the latest bug in a new camera release. This time round it’s the turn of the Nikon D4 and D800.
Neil and Roger chat about evidence that Adobe Lightroom doesn’t get the most out of the sensor in the Canon 5III. Peter doesn’t.
Peter is ill. Neil and Roger aren’t.
To hear episode 31 hit the play button below. And don’t forget that you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. We’d love it if you did.
Climb the mountain
Episode 2 of Dynamic Range was filmed around Croagh Patrick, an Irish icon. Neil has climbed it twice. Most recently with his little boy, who is nine. This is him:
Unfortunately, there is a Circle of Confusion tax to pay every time one of us gets near the place. This time, it was Neil’s wife’s car.
At the time of recording, we only had rumours that the Leica release today is a B/W camera. Somehow our invitation to the launch got lost in the post.
D800 and D4 lock-up, 5DIII fix
Nikon has confirmed a bug in its latest releases. They can stop working suddenly.
Meanwhile, the problem with the Canon 5DIII top plate LCD has been fixed. Find out how here: Lens Rentals opens up a 5DIII.
If only someone could fix the interface of Canon’s image processing software
Digital Pile of Pony Digial Photo Professional. However, it seems DPP gets a better result from Canon files than Lightroom. Listener Kevin Curry (thank you, Kevin) sent us a link to a Canon Rumors forum: LR 4 to Blame.
Freelancers are used to being used as cheap credit facilities for bigger businesses. Sometimes, they are a source of
slave free labour. Just how bad the problem is is illustrated by The World’s Longest Invoice of outstanding fees owed to creatives in the US.
Bag maker Vanguard gave us one of its Skyborne 51 backpacks to review as part of a group test in episode 2 of Dynamic Range and we have that bag to give away. Despite the pummeling it got during the test, it is in almost mint condition and Vanguard has said we can either keep it or use it as a prize. So guess what? We’re
keeping it using it as a prize.
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning it is to purchase a copy of either episode 1 or episode 2 of Dynamic Range between 5th April 2012 and 31st May 2012. Your name will go into the hat and we’ll announce the winner on 7th June in the podcast.
It’s a great prize and we’d like to thank Vanguard for its generosity.
FREE SEGMENT FROM DYNAMIC RANGE EPISODE 2
We produced an abundance of great content for episode 2 of Dynamic Range. We can’t possibly include it all in the release next week, so we’ve decided to give you an entire segment for free here. It’s offered in full HD, and will play automatically at that resolution in full screen mode. If your broadband connection is having trouble with that, click the little gear icon near the bottom right of the player to choose a lower res.
If you like it, why not buy the full episode? It’s available for pre-order here: Dynamic Range Episode 2.
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Blatant plug for our wares
Don’t forget, you can purchase the first episode of our landscape photography video series Dynamic Range for just €9.95, and as a bonus, the pilot episode is just €4.95! You’ll receive the download link via email as soon as you’ve completed the purchase.