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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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Jan 20, 2018

On this episode #10 “We Shoot Mirrorless” podcast episode for January 2018, Marco and Scott discuss these new products and mirrorless topics:


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  • Scott shared his experience from visiting CES and Imaging USA.


  • Panasonic announced the LUMIX GH-5S.



  • Leica announced two new portrait lenses for their full frame mirrorless SL camera mount.

APO Summicron SL 75mm f2:

APO Summicron SL 90mm f2:


  • Sony announced the E-mount 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 OSS lens for their APS-C camera line.



  • Sony released FW 2.0 update for their top of the line a9 FW camera.


  • Fuji updated the firmware of the X-Pro2 (FW 4.01) and X-E3 (FW 1.10) cameras.


  • DJI announced the Ronin S camera stabilizer for interchangeable lens cameras. It is expected to ship in the second half of 2018.



  • GoPro exits the drone market and discontinues their Karma drone. As a result, they are cutting more jobs and have recently cut the price of their GoPro HERO6 Camera by $100.


  • Adobe announced the final update (6.14) of the stand-alone / none Creative Cloud version of LightRoom. LightRoom now has become unsupported unless users upgrade to the monthly CC rental plan.


  • Scott gives a sneak peek into the development of Skylum LUMINAR 2018 software.

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Mirrorless question of the month:

I love shooting with my Olympus OMD EM5 MkII and the small lenses. However, recently I have been trying to put together a kit for birds and wildlife. That has led me to a very surprising discovery. Why does an EM1 Mk II & a 300mm f4 PRO cost $1200 more than a D500 & 200-500? Or, $1650 more than a Canon 7D MkII & 300mm f4? Shouldn't MFT systems cost less since they are a much smaller sensor requiring smaller image circle from the glass. On top of the cost, even the size doesn't make sense. For example, why does the Olympus 300mm f4 PRO measure and weigh as much or more than the Canon 300mm f4L IS that is built to cover full frame sensor size? I was also recently shocked by the Panasonic 200mm f2.8 that sells with a teleconverter for $3k! Meanwhile, Canon's excellent and proven 200mm f2.8L sells for $750. Sadly, this is pushing me away from mirrorless and back to DSLR due to the ridiculous pricing of mirrorless systems......

This question was sent to us from: Shaun from New Jersey..

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About this show:

On the monthly #WeShootMirrorless episode of the “PPN - Photo Podcast Network” show, Marco and a guest will discuss news from the mirrorless camera world related to innovations, trends, gear and accessories. And they will introduce mirrorless camera brands by interviewing the respective managers of those manufacturers. They will also invite pro photographers who make their living working with mirrorless cameras to share some tips and tricks on their workflow.