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PPN - Photo Podcast Network is your podcast feed for photography inspiration, education, and entertainment. 

PPN is run by two experienced photographers:

Marco Larousse (founder, producer and show host)
Scott Bourne (founder and show host)

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Dec 8, 2017

This is the PPN - Q&A podcast episode #7 for December 2017.


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Here are the questions that Marco answers in this episode:


  1. I think rangefinder camera design is superior for use with filters, because focus mechanism is not affected by screw on filters. However, how do rangefinder shooters use graduated or split ND filter? Do they use only screw on type and then compose the scene to be split right down the middle? Thanks!

Question from: Garlo in Irvine, California


  1. Hi Scott and Marco, Hi! I have a problem that I am struggling with. I have an Olympus OMD EM10 MK1 and i have noticed that if i take a photo with a lot of contrast the highlights seem to get burnt out if i try and expose for the darks. I am saving files in jpeg format. I also have a Nikon D7000 that seems to cope OK although I do save files in raw with this camera. Is there something i can do in the settings to try and help with this or is it because of the micro 4 3rds sensor on the older EM10? Cheers!

Question from: Rob from Dorset, England


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  1. Hi Scott, Hi Marco, thanks for your great show. I always listen to it during my walks ! I've got a question regarding the size of the single autofocus point. In the center of the frame, I can select a focus point which provides "phase detection" and "contrast detection". I can increase the size of this point. Does this mean that these phase and contrast detection methods rely on a scalable number of pixels only, or do they or one of them rely on a physical detector and in this case what is the advantage of increasing the size ? I'm using a fuji x-t2. Thank you and bye/bis bald

Question from: Laurence from Rennes, France


  1. This may be a rather simple question with a complex answer, but a friend and I are both considering the switch to Fuji and I know both of you use or have used Fuji cameras. Do you use a RAW developer and subsequent processing software or do you use the out of camera jpegs and no RAW at all with software for minor changes? I'm primarily interested in B&W whereas my friend shoots more color.

Question from: Jim in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


  1. How confident should I feel about my computer being able to read my Nikon and Fuji raw files in say 20 years time? Thanks for the show guys !

Question from: Warwick from Melbourne, Australia



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