Serious Compacts Podcast 4: Countdown to CP+

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Amin Sabet, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Tonight Ray (Ray Sachs) and Landshark (Bob D'Amico) joined me for a gearcast (you've been warned :wink:) to discuss some of the interesting new products being announced and rumored in the lead up to the 2012 CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show in Japan.

    You can listen to the episode here:

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    Show notes:

    Products we discuss on the show:
    • Pentax K-01
    • Pentax K-mount roadmap
    • Ricoh GXR A16 zoom module
    • Canon G1X (including DxOmark evaluation)
    • Tamron and Tokina joining Micro 4/3)
    • Kenko-Tokina 300mm mirror lens for Micro 4/3
    • Olympus (OM-D) E-M5
    • ... and much more

    You can find Ray and Bob here at Serious Compacts as well as on their respective photography sites:
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  2. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Then again glad for the new nomenclature Amin - appreciate the warning. So we now have "gearcasts"...will there be "photocasts" in the future? :wink:
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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Ooo, I'm going to have to dig out my iPhone ear phones for this one!
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  4. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    Another good podcast, more please!
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  5. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    Just wanted to thank Ray and Amin, I had a great time, these are a lot of fun, never thought I would enjoy doing podcasting this much.
    But I do need to point out I was wrong and Amin right it is a the Leica 2.
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  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Bob, I'm having a ton of fun too - I'm really lucky that you, Ray, Armanius, and Terry have all been real naturals at this!

    Re: the S2, no biggie at all - impossible to keep all these numbers and letters straight. Did they ever even have an S1? If the new Olympus is going to be the E-M5, then what happened to the E-M1, 2, 3, and 4 :rolleyes:.
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  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    We'll try to keep it obvious in the show notes for each episode :smile:.
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  8. Julien

    Julien Top Veteran

    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    I've now listened to all the podcasts and it's been really enjoyable. Great idea.
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  9. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Halfway through the podcast, and it's great! Great factual information combined with opinions and experience. The three of you flowed so well. Well done guys. Just sorry that I couldn't join y'all yesterday when it was a gear day!! :)
  10. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I'd guess it won't be the last "gear day"? :wink:

    And I really enjoyed it too - just a few camera geeks sitting around talking about cameras - what could go wrong?!?! But I wouldn't have anticipated it being that much fun either. If other folks actually enjoy listening to it, so much the better!

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  11. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Quote (or paraphrase) of the day, "anything that I shoot that comes out any good is basically black and white and grainy as hell ..." Love it!
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  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Anybody like or dislike the new theme music for the podcast? I think it sounds pretty good through headphones or decent speakers, but on my laptop speakers all you hear is the harp, which is really repetitive.
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  13. trisberg

    trisberg Veteran

    Jul 5, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Well, we had the Olympus M-1 and then Leica made Olympus change that so it became OM-1. That was followed my OM-2, OM-3 and OM-4. So now we are back to M-5 but since it's digital it is now E-M5. At least that's how I think Olympus is rationalizing this naming scheme :tongue:

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  14. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    Good show - even if new gear is not my thing. Sounding more polished and professional with each new edition. The new music sounds fine to me - a bit NPRish (that's a good thing). I'm listening on headphones only.

    One suggestion for a future 'gearcast'. How about a conversation about existing cameras that people actually own and use? This would put the emphasis on how cameras are used and be useful for people who own whatever cameras are discussed or are thinking of buying one. It would be a good opportunity to hear how people use their camera, set them up etc, and an opportunity to highlight strengths, weaknesses and creative solutions in actual use rather than in a test studio.
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  15. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Great idea, Olli. Thanks also for the feedback on the technical side of things.
  16. LisaO

    LisaO Regular

    Jul 11, 2010
    I wanted to subscribe to the podcast on a 2nd computer, when I went to iTunes, it seems the contents of the feed is gone and there are no serious compacts podcasts now. I know they were before as I have them on another computer. ??
  17. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Thanks for pointing that out! I'll try and get it sorted.
  18. LisaO

    LisaO Regular

    Jul 11, 2010
    Any new podcasts coming? I really enjoyed them. Also the new music was quite pleasant.
  19. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Thanks, Lisa. I hope so. We've all just been super busy!