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The Image Doctors #189

Hands-on with the Nikon Z8 mirrorless camera

This week, Jason took delivery of a Nikon Z8 mirrorless camera. The Z8 has been described as a “mini Z9,” so we’ll present hands-on first impressions of this new Nikon camera, and who should consider getting one.

The Image Doctors #188

New Fujifilm X-S20 Mirrorless Camera

This week, Fujifilm announced a new mirrorless camera to improve upon their previous small form-factor body, the X-S10. The new Fujifilm X-S20 offers a 26 megapixel APS-C sensor in a compact body with fast frame rates and AI-based subject detection autofocus. It’s an excellent choice for photographers looking for advanced features in a small form factor.

Nik Collection 6

We’ve been using the Nik Collection suite of plugins for over a decade, and they are our go-to filters for fine-art image processing. We’ll take a look at the new features in the latest release, which we both agree is well worth the $79 upgrade price. Our patrons can tune in to our bonus video this week and get a tour of the new features.

The Image Doctors #187

Photographer Spotlight: Joel Meyerowitz

This week, we’re spotlighting Joel Meyerowitz, whose color street photography transformed the way photographers and artists viewed color photography. Check out Joel’s work at his website, joelmeyerowitz.com

Hands-on with the Olympus 100-400mm lens

Rick and Jason both have the Olympus 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 lens. This week, we went out for a quick field test, and we offer our opinions of this lightweight 200-800mm equivalent from Olympus.

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The Image Doctors #183

Photographer Spotlight: Julia Margaret Cameron

This week, we go WAY back to the 1860s and feature the photography of Juliet Margaret Cameron (1813-1879). Cameron picked up photography in its very early stages (glass plates and all) and had the benefit of being in the social circles of many of England’s most prominent intellectuals at that time. Her unique portrait style makes her a photographer worth learning more about, which you can do here.

Leica M11 Monochrom Announced

Leica recently announced their newest monochrome rangefinder camera, the 60-megapixel M11 Monochrom. This camera only captures black and white images, and retails for just under $9200 USD.

Wildlife Photography in Panama

Jason is off to Panama this week, where he’ll be leading a photo safari to an eco lodge on an island on Panama’s Caribbean side. Hear what Panama has to offer wildlife photographers, and what gear Jason’s packing for the trip. Note: Due to travel, we’ll be on hiatus until April 29th.

The Image Doctors #175

New products from Nikon, Olympus, and Canon; Budget portrait lenses

This week, we got a raft of product announcements:

We then took to answer a listener question about using manual focus portrait (and other) lenses on mirrorless cameras via a mount adapter. There are quite a few very good manual focus lenses that are inexpensive, and perform very well on today’s mirrorless cameras, especially if you use focus peaking to assist with focus.