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Picture This: Photography Podcast

Chelsea and Tony Northrup's photography podcast - dig deep into the history, science, and personalities of photography.
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Dec 1, 2021

Tony digs into why all the most successful camera companies, including Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, Pentax, and Fujifilm, are Japanese.

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The answer is complex, with 4 major turning points: 1) In the 1940s, WWII's divided occupation of Germany set it back, while the United States' occupation of Japan seems to have helped the Japanese camera companies 2) In the 1950s, the Korean war brought many photojournalists to the US-occupied Japan, and David Douglas Duncan, in particular, had great success with Japanese lenses on their Leica cameras. In the US, Joe Erinreich promoted Nikon heavily. 3) In the 1990s and 2000s, US digital camera companies (such as Kodak and Polaroid) failed to transition to the digital era. 4) In the 2010s, the transition from conventional cameras to smartphones saw non-Japanese camera companies (such as Samsung) exit the market. Japanese camera companies didn't have the freedom to easily exit the industry because of the legal challenges around layoffs. Sources * Software is second class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqMSWuSeDPA * This discussion https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/the-quality-mechanical-camera-japan-vs-germany.416815/ * Ehrenreich: https://www.nytimes.com/1973/02/09/archives/joseph-ehrenreich-65-dead-brought-nikon-camera-here.html http://www.klassik-cameras.de/WestdeutscheSLR.html * By User:52 Pickup - Based on map data of the IEG-Maps project (Andreas Kunz, B. Johnen and Joachim Robert Moeschl: University of Mainz) - www.ieg-maps.uni-mainz.de., CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4951565 * By Yokosuka City Council - Welcome Yasuura House in Red Fox, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17725027

Aug 4, 2020

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Chelsea & Tony Northrup discuss the camera predictions they have made that have come true and make camera tech predictions for the future. Some of their predictions seem like the next logical step and some are their own inventions and wants that they hope they see come true, including a feature that ensures you never have motion blur ever again.

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Feb 28, 2020

Chelsea researched Apple's first digital camera, the QuickTake 100, and why Kodak secretly had a nuclear reactor in Rochester, NY. Tony, inspired by the history of camera tech, reveals the origin of hot shoes and the history of that little threaded hole on the bottom of every camera.

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Feb 10, 2020

Tony & Chelsea Northrup LITERALLY ATTEMPT TO PREDICT THE FUTURE. They analyze past trends, current interest in different camera models, camera manufacturer strategic direction, and rumors to describe the future Panasonic GH6, Fujifilm X-T4, Nikon D860, Canon 5D Mk V, Canon EOS RS, Olympus E-M1 Mark III, Panasonic G10, Fujifilm X-H2, Nikon Z5, Sony a7 IV, Sony a7S III, and DJI Mavic 360.

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Jan 22, 2020

Tony Northrup reviews the most important cameras of the last ten years and picks the single most hsitorically significant camara. Contestants include the Sony a7R IV, the Nikon D850, the Sony a9, the iPhone X, the Google Pixel 4, and others. We promise, you don't know what the camera of the decade is going to be and you're NOT going to like our choice.

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Dec 21, 2019

Canon's building a new camera (a Canon 5D Mk V?) that attaches both DSLR and mirrorless lenses with NO adapter - the best of both worlds. I think I figured out their design.

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Dec 9, 2019

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PIXEL AWARD WINNERS (and Nominees)

Firmware Update of the Year: Nikon

Smartphone Camera of the Year: Pixel 4 http://SDP.io/Pixel4

Biggest Broken Promise: Zeiss ZX1

Lens of the Year: WINNER: Canon 70-200mm R f/2.8 http://sdp.io/C70200r

Canon 24-70mm R f/2.8 http://sdp.io/C2470r

Sony 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 http://sdp.io/S200600

Sony 600mm f/4 http://sdp.io/Sony600

Canon 85mm R f/1.2 http://C8512r

Most WTF Camera: WINNER? Sigma fp http://sdp.io/fp

Fuji XPro 3 http://sdp.io/XPro3

Drone of the Year: Mavic Mini http://sdp.io/MavicMini

Most Innovative Camera: Olympus E-M1 X http://sdp.io/EM1X

Biggest Disappointment: Peak Design Tripod http://sdp.io/PDTripod

Camera of the Year (under $1,000) WINNER: Fuji X-T30 http://SDP.io/XT30

Canon SL3 http://sdp.io/SL3

Fuji X-A7 http://SDP.io/XA7

Sony a6400 http://SDP.io/a6400

Sony a6100 http://SDP.io/a6100

Nikon Z50 http://SDP.io/Z50

Camera of the Year ($1,000 - $2,000) WINNER: Canon EOS RP http://sdp.io/RP

Sony a6600 http://sdp.io/a6600

Canon 90D http://sdp.io/90D

Flop of the Year Olympus E-M1X http://sdp.io/EM1X

Camera of the Year $2,000+ WINNER: Sony a7R IV http://sdp.io/a7R4

Panasonic S1 http://sdp.io/S1

Panasonic S1R http://sdp.io/S1R

Panasonic S1H http://sdp.io/S1H

Leica SL2 http://sdp.io/LSL2

Sony a9 II http://sdp.io/a92

Fuji GFX100 http://sdp.io/GFX100

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Nov 25, 2019

The JPEG file format is 30 years old now. A new tech, HEIF (stored in HEIC files and used in HAVC or h.265 video) offers more than 50% better compression AND better image quality, thanks to 10-bit color. Apple adopted HEIF, HEIC, and HEVC in 2017 for the iPhone... and NO OTHER CAMERA COMPANY HAS FOLLOWED. Just by switching file formats, your storage costs could be cut in half. You could buy memory cards that were half the size and half the speed. Your buffer would last longer and clear faster. In this podcast, I'll talk about the JPEG file format and how WE can convince camera companies to adopt this incredibly important new technology.

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Nov 21, 2019

Nikon is expecting to lose $92 MILLION in 2020 on its camera business. That's bad, but it gets worse - Nikon is planning to reduce R&D, so we can expect the rate of their technical advances to decrease. Nikon is also predicting that their market share will decrease, and the total market size is decreasing, so their revenue will inevitably drop.

We believe Nikon can pull through this, but their current plans might not be the right plans. We believe they should cater to existing DSLR customers rather than trying to push everyone to their mirrorless Z system. We believe the Z system is an area for long-term growth, but producing F-mount products will help raise cash to keep the business running in the short term. Finally, we believe Nikon should INVEST and take an even bigger loss for a couple of years, allowing them to grow their market share instead of cutting it.

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Oct 31, 2019

Chelsea gives tips and advice on how to break out of a creative rut, get inspired, and improve yourself as a photographer and artist.

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Oct 24, 2019

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Sep 27, 2019

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Sep 23, 2019

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Aug 31, 2019

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Aug 28, 2019

In the 2000s and early 2010s, Sony’s cameras were TERRIBLE. They were SO FAR behind Canon and Nikon that it seemed impossible for them to catch up... but, they did catch up around 2018, and in 2019 Sony solidly surpassed the Canon and Nikon mirrorless cameras. HOW DID THEY DO IT?! I researched it and the answers are fascinating and directly relatable to your personal life and business.

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Jul 30, 2019

Chelsea & Tony cover 12 photography urban legends that people actually believe... chances are good that you believe at least one of them! We cover:
1. Should you fully discharge your battery to avoid a memory effect?
2. Will deleting pictures in-camera corrupt your SD card?
3. Do UV filters really improve image quality?
4. Do higher megapixels really equal more noise?
5. Do medium format cameras really have better "compression"?
6. Is raw processing really better on your PC than in your camera?
7. Can you edit JPGs?
8. Do you really need to turn off image stabilization on a tripod?
9. Are lenses really sharpest at the f/8 "sweet spot"?
10. Is manual focus more accurate?
11. Does Canon really have the best color science?
12. Are memory card failures caused by bad brands or user error?

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Jul 15, 2019

Chelsea and Tony discuss photography's long history of abusing modes and provide advice and tips to make models more comfortable.

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Jun 29, 2019

Chelsea & Tony took a photography trip to Iceland... and made some mistakes. 8 of them, to be exact. This Picture This Podcast goes through those 8 mistakes so you can learn from them or just laugh at how stupid Tony is. You can listen to the audio version of Picture This using your favorite podcasting app, so be sure to subscribe and review it! Here is the podcast in iTunes, but you can search for it in any podcasting app: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/picture-this-photography-podcast/id1078466875

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Jun 26, 2019

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May 31, 2019

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May 25, 2019

 

Are DSLRs dead? Tony and Chelsea dive into charts and graphs and find some surprising information about the future of cameras.

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May 1, 2019

We always hear people say, "Gear doesn't matter" so we decided to dig in and pick apart when gear DOES actually make a difference and how it might impact your photos.

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Apr 17, 2019

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Mar 30, 2019

 

Tony and Chelsea talk about misleading information and some broken promises of the camera industry, including promised features that only deliver disappointment, impossible zooms, and the marketing that drives it all.

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Mar 18, 2019

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