Episode 37: Can A Flash Really Cause Blindness? [LSP #0037]

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00:01:23 – This week’s Listener Question comes from Denise in Idaho. Denise wants to know if she should put her pricing on her website or leave them off.

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00:04:35 – Nikon announces the 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, the 24mm f/1.8G ED and the 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR.

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00:09:24 – Tamron releases the 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens.

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00:11:01 – Nikon comes out with the massive innovation that is the black and gold hot shoe cover (ASC-02). Wow. Just amazing.

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00:12:54 – Google and MIT figure out how to effectively remove obstructions and reflections from photos. Watch the video here.

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00:15:22 – NASA releases images of the Moon cross the Earth…and it looks like the Death Star from Star Wars. See it here.

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00:15:51 – Can your flash cause blindness? We discuss it a bit and a claim of one doing just that recently in China.

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00:17:49 – Fujifilm announces the X-T1 IR, a professional-grade infrared camera.

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00:18:45 – Two professional photographers in San Francisco are robbed with pepper spray as they unload their car full of $7,000 worth of camera gear.

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00:19:38 – Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa is killed making it seven journalists killed in that country so far in 2015. RIP

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00:20:48 – Adobe announces that CS6 users will no longer receive updates to Adobe Camera Raw past the current version (v.9.1.1). Download the DNG Converter Utility to convert future cameras’ RAW files or upgrade to the Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $10/month.

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00:21:38 – LumoPro announces their LP605M light stand which can convert into a monopod.

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00:21:58 – Lens Rentals Canada announces that it’s closing its doors.

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00:22:40 – Bored with your DSLR? Consider a medium format DSLR with the 40 Megapixel Pentax 645D now that’s it’s dropped to about $4,000.

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In Drone News:00:23:24 – DJI announces the Phantom 3 Standard for $799.

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00:24:39 – A Kentucky man is arrested after shooting a drone out of the sky with his shotgun. Here’s his interview and the drone owner’s.

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00:25:44 – Drone Kid (18-year-old Austin Haughwout) is arrested after being arrested by police after a motor vehicle offense. I put two and two together and realized this is also the same kid who attached a gun to a drone (and firing it) as well as the kid who was attacked by a woman at the beach who accused him of being a pervert.

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