LensTalk Episode 0

Bastian, Jannik and I met up on Skype and created our very first podcast. It is an experiment and still rather raw, far away from technical perfection but we decided the best way to get started would be to just start and improve along the way.

To improve the podcast so would we greatly appreciate your feedback! So please leave a comment! What did you like? What did you not like? Which topics would you like to be discussed in the podcast?

Topics

  1. Bastian got himself an a7III
  2. We discuss the Peak Design travel tripod on Kickstarter
  3. Adapter headaches with the Canon EF 2/200 L IS
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I like to be outside with my camera and I am also a gear head with a love for manual lenses.

22 thoughts on “LensTalk Episode 0”

  1. Hi guys!

    So excited for the 1st ever episode from you! Any plan for creating an RSS feed for future episodes so we can subscribe through podcast apps? Thanks!

  2. Hi Gentlemen,
    This episode was a lot of fun to listen to. A good mix of gear and technique and the hurdles you are all seeing.

    I see you posted a podcast feed which has been added to Overcast. I hope to see more episodes in the feed soon.

    Thanks,
    John

  3. Very happy to see you guys giving this a try. There are so much potential here. Your manual photographer interview articles would translate very well in this medium. It would also be cool to see you guys explore topics like best lens from each brand, favorite Chinese lens, favorite Soviet lens, etc.

  4. Nice incursion in the podcast format – allows for the coverage of more topics than a review, and also allows for more personal impressions and thoughts to transpire. More like keeping up with the latest developments, products and events in photography, and certainly a format that enriches the blog. It’s also a nice option to be able to listen when you are not in the best spot to read.

    One aspect I think this format could definitively consider exploring – despite the title of the discussion audio format – is a broader discussion of the work of photographers, images and interesting aesthetic proposals coming from photography. I think gear talk is interesting, but ultimately what drives people to acquiring new gear, is their personal work and their strive for a final product they are out to achieve.

    Impoverishing photography as an art form, by relegating it to contest categories qua genres, is a poor prospect for the visual arts of which photography is certainly a part. Photography, no less than painting or other forms of imaging, isn’t there as an art form and body of techniques, to satisfy or serve specific predefined visual or pictorial needs and established practices. As an art form it is there to constantly question, displace and re-invent the forms it has consolidated, as well as the limits of its material support.

    I don’t know if you guys are ultimately and exclusively in it for the more geeky element of digital technology and optics, but I sure would like to see a broader discussion on photography as an art form, beyond the purely technical aspect of equipment.

    Cheers!

  5. For the adapter problems. Have you checked the screws on the adapter? I’ve had heavy lenses slowly undo screws on some of my adaptors. And I ended up with very similar symptoms. Tightening the screws fixed the issues for me

  6. Great content
    My suggestion:
    A monthly photo contest within your group, about a specific topic. 1 pict choosen per peer then u discuss it : creative process, pros ) cons etc. Then u try to guess the lens, aperture etc, because its all about GAS.
    Cheers

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