This week, Glynn found that a lens hood isn’t always a good thing,
here are a couple of images   he shot at a camera club talk.
The second one was criticised for its negative space (subject looking out of the frame).
What are your thoughts? Valid composition, or utter shite?
Canon issues an advisory against using lithium ion batteries in their speedlights,
Sony’s new 24-240mm zoom for 35mm sensors,
the image of the weasal and the woodpecker that broke the internet this week, and how it came to be captured,
some images from Angela Bacon-Kidwell,
what went wrong for TriggerTrap,
apparently, 20% of entrants in the World Press Photo Contest were disqualified for ‘cheating’,
this guy even had his award revoked,
you know the photographic industry is struggling when a giant like Nikon diversifies its business interests into the medical arena in order to, no pun intended, “reduce its exposure to the camera market”,
some gorgeous abstract imagery from Mike Cable,
a new GoPro-like clone out of China for $64? (Specs at the end of the show notes)
Some cool new Nissin flash units, which incorporate their own built-in wireless Commander system,
and the funky little Q20 flash unit currently on Kickstarter.
According to the released specs the Chinese action cam will be just as good or better than the GoPro Hero in several key features:
$64 vs $130
1080p/60fps vs 1080p/30fps
7fps continous vs 5fps
72 grams vs 111 grams (2.5oz/3.9oz)
Max storage: 64GB MicroSD vs 32GB MicroSD
H.264 encoding (same)
155 degree wide angle lens (the GoPro wins this one with 170 degrees)
Waterproof up to 40 meters with underwater housing (not included)
Built-in WiFi (100 meter range) and Bluetooth 4.0
Optional Bluetooth remote control
Remote control handset app – allowing you to shoot, edit and share you photos and video
Travel edition comes with a selfie stick
BSI (back-illuminated sensor)
Ambarella A7LS processor
Panasonic high density lithium-ion battery
3D noise reduction
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