Episode 28: Is Your Camera A Phony? [LSP #0028]

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In this episode:00:02:20 – A photographer fires back and files a $1 Million lawsuit against a bride and groom she alleges tried to ruin her business.

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00:04:41 – Canon permanently drops prices on its great glass. Check them out here. (Affiliate link)

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00:09:25 – Nikon warns of cameras being sold which are made to look like more expensive models. Is your camera a phony? We tell you how to find out.

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00:11:38 – A Texas lawmaker withdraws the ridiculous anti-photography bill he introduced…and probably wishes he hadn’t proposed it in the first place.

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00:12:45 – Google-owned Snapseed releases v2.0.

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00:13:05 – Firmware replacement developer Magic Lantern pulls a very unfunny April Fools Day prank which annoyed its users.

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00:14:25 – Apple releases “Photos”…is it right for you? Is it a viable Lightroom alternative?

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00:15:29 – Is limiting payment for your photography in obscure, underground currency Bitcoin a good idea?

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00:17:56 – Photographer Gordan Jack dies from injuries sustained while photographing a famous tennis player prior to his wedding.

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00:18:23 – A Humane Society of Utah photographer helps get a large percentage of dogs adopted through her photography and wants to inspire others to do the same.

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00:19:26 – Datacolor announces three versions of its Spyder5 monitor calibrator to help ensure you get consistent print results. See them here. (Affiliate link)

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00:20:32 – DxOMark is high on the Nikon D7200 and rates it the highest of all APS-C crop sensor bodies ever and says it’s dynamic range is in second place among all cameras tested.

For more info and to buy the D7200, visit: http://www.LensShark.com/Nikon-D7200

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00:22:33 – You’ve gotta see this photographer in Osaka, Japan who is the Tony Stark of photography. Watch the video here.

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00:24:00 – Nikon to release firmware for the D4s, D810 and D750 which will add additional video features. Is this enough? Why does Canon seem clueless when it comes to what its users want?

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00:27:18 – Photography Tyler Johnson utilizes 27 GoPro cameras to create his take on the bullet time effect with stunning results.

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00:27:41 – Manfrotto announces the Digital Director allowing you to use an iPad Air as an external monitor and as a way to control your Canon or Nikon DSLR.

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00:28:27 – Getty Images tells how Carlton E. Watkins’ photos lead to President Abraham Lincoln making Yosemite a National Park. Watch it here.

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In drone news:00:29:25 – Drone maker DJI thinks it’s a good idea to fly drones inside a church during a wedding ceremony. It’s not. Watch the video they produced and a parody video for a good laugh.

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00:30:55 – A drone operator in The Netherlands finds out the hard way what happens when you fly a drone close to a chimpanzee. Watch it here.

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00:31:42 – Blackmagic Design announces its Micro Cinema camera which is designed to be flown on drones or attached to just about anything.

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Announcement:Free eBook! – The Lens Shark Quickstart Guide to Perfect Exposure.

Announcement:Free camera giveaway coming up!The winner’s choice of a Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II or Sony A7s!

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