Welcome to episode 34 of The Circle of Confusion, the professional photography podcast.
This week, we talk David vs Goliath and the shock of seeing a D800E run a €40,000 medium format system so close it made Peter almost cry. (Actually, he didn’t but it makes for good copy to say he did).
We discuss the equally shocking result of a punch up between a photographer and Justin Bieber, and the grim wounds sustained by Neil and Peter during the filming of our D800(E) v IQ180 camera test. Photography is a dangerous game.
Peter talks about his upcoming book project and we revisit the transit of Venus, which is still going to happen.
To hear episode 34 hit the play button below. You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. We’d love it if you did.
D800E beats up an IQ180
What can we say?
We were shocked.
You can read about the results here: David vs Goliath (Goliath wins on points)
For more audio go here: Shock Result or listen in the player below.
We’ll be releasing a video soon filmed over the two days of the test.
Bieber beats up a photographer
Bad boy of rock, Justin Bieber has allegedly assaulted a “celebrity photographer” who blocked Bieber’s car and refused to get out of the way. Bieber got out and a scuffle ensued.
We say Bieber was wrong to act the way he did. He should have driven over the photographer instead.
The photographer sustained chest injuries on the advice of a lawyer and was taken to hospital. He survived.
The police are looking for witnesses.
Transit of Venus
The transit of Venus is still on for 6th June next week. After that, it won’t happen again for over a century.
Just some quick links to help you if you’d like to view of photograph it.
Then if you want pre-made eye protection: My eyes!
My camera! (Choose the Astrosolar ND3.0 Photographic Roll or the Astrosolar ND 5.0 Visual Roll. The ND3 should not be used for visual observing, just for photography. The ND5 can be used for both).
There are only a few hours left in which to enter our video competition.
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 today, 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 here: Dynamic Range Episode 2.
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Blatant plug for our wares
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