Episode 39: Canon Mirrorless Rumors! [LSP #0039]

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By Mike "Sharky" James, Mike "Sharky" James - career photojournalist, and All-around nice guy (albeit snarky). Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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This week's listener question:00:03:10 - Dotan in Israel wants to know why his Nikon D7200 isn't locking on to subjects using the outer focus points.

# # #00:08:30 - Rumors are that Canon plans on getting more serious about the mirrorless market as DSLR sales continue to slide.

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00:15:41 - The oldest and most-listened-to podcast on everything iOS reaches out to me to get my thoughts on possible technology in upcoming iOS devices. Rob Walch, host of "Today in iOS", gave me permission to use the portion of his show with me in this episode. If you're into iOS devices, check out his show here.

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00:19:07 - A Facebook community alters photos of plus-size models and celebrities to make them thinner, "fat-shaming" them. We discuss this alarming misuse of photo editing.

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00:22:30 - A perfectly good Sony a7R II gets torn down. We tell you why.

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00:24:56 - Olympus users discover a hidden menu with useful info on their cameras.

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00:25:32 - Muggings of photographers for their camera gear is on the rise in San Francisco, California as a photojournalist gets robbed in broad daylight.

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00:27:35 - Reporters and a U.S. Presidential candidate poke fun at another candidate over a photo composite, but don't get it quite right.

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00:30:38 - 18 countries alter a photo of a young woman to their society's standards and the results are very telling.

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00:33:32 - MIT scientists develop a camera that just can't blow out the highlights, but is this a camera we even want or need as photographers?

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00:36:18 - Apple officially announces its program to repair iPhone 6 Plus phones whose rear iSight cameras have failed. Search with your serial number here.

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00:37:30 - 500px users voice their displeasure with the company's new app and the direction they've been going as they're overwhelmingly underwhelmed.

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In Drone News:00:40:01 - An ammunition company releases a project targeted at shooting down drones, but is this even legal?

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