Welcome to episode 42 of The Circle of Confusion, the professional photography podcast.
He’s back again.
We talk about the axing of Fuji Velvia again. Peter got himself a new camera, which has a Velvia button. Canon release their mirrorless camera, the EOS-M, but the design is not what we hoped for. Reuters News Agency are using camera on robotic frames to capture the Olympics. We talk about the leaking of camera info before the launch date: good or bad? And we talk about what we were up to this past week and the reason why the podcast is a day late.
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Fuji Velvia gone again.
Fujifilm has axed Velvia 100F in 35mm, 120 and 4×5 formats and Velvia 50 in 4×5 and 8×10 formats. You have until the end of the year before shipments will stop. So get your fridge stocked up while you can.
What is Velvia ? link here
Fuji Xpro1 Camera.
Peter bought himself a new camera, the Fuji Xpro1, in the airport on the way to Iceland. He used the trip to get to grips with the camera. Did he like the camera and is it the perfect camera? Two questions that are answered in the podcast. Listen to find out how he got on.
Robo-cams for the Olympics
Reuters are using cameras mounted on robotic frames in positions not suitable for photographers to capture images from the Olympic games. No photographer in their right mind would be suspended in the air over the high jump, but with this setup they will capture the moments. Many be they will be using the video capability of the Canon DSLR also. We are looking forward to seeing the results when published.
Read the full story on the Reuters website. Link Here
The Leakage Question.
Is it good for camera companies to have their latest and greatest camera leaked to the media before the official launch day? We discuss this point with the help of a video from The Globe and Mail website. We can’t embed the video, so you will have to follow this LINK to watch the video.
The Canon EOS-M
Taken for Canon’s press release:
Canon today expands its award-winning EOS range with the launch of the new EOS M. The company’s first ever compact system camera (CSC), the EOS M is designed for those who use photography to share their everyday passions – from photographing family and friends, to fashion and culture, food, music and art. Offering DSLR-quality imaging, creative features and Full HD movie creation in a compact and easy-to-use model, the EOS M is the perfect, take-anywhere partner for a new breed of enthusiasts who chronicle their lives through images, without necessarily considering themselves to be ‘photographers’.
And finally we talk about Peter’s Icelandic trip, Rogers commercial shoot and my Peoples Photography meeting.
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