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

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Jul 16, 2018

X-100T, Panasonic test, Luminar DAM, Olympus, Nikon, and Sony are some of the topics that Marco and Scott discuss on episode #16 of the “We Shoot Mirrorless” podcast for July 2018.

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  • Scott talks about why he thinks that Olympus will not have a huge booth at Photokina 2018


  • Marco shares his initial thoughts about Panasonic m4/3 cameras and lenses that he is currently reviewing:

Lumix DC-G9


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Lumix DC-GX9


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Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f2.8-4 ASPH. Power O.I.S. Lens


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  • Scott gives an interesting insight on the developments of Luminar 2018 and the Digital Asset Manager.

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Mirrorless news for the month:


  • Fuji X-T100 is the newest entry-level camera from Fuji that offers many features of the 50% more expensive X-T20 and also has some unique features like a fully articulating LCD and a 24MP sensor with standard bayer pattern layout - and that may actually be a good thing.


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  • Leica Launches the C-Lux compact superzoom camera which is basically a rebranded Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 with a red dot that is about $250 more than the Panasonic version.



  • Sony launched the compact RX100 VI. Sony has added a longer zoom lens to the latest version of this camera and the equivalent field of view is 24-200mm with a claimed 4-stop image stabilization. The extended zoom range made the lens quite a bit slower at f2.8-4.5 whereas the predecessor had an EVF 24-70mm lens at a much faster f1.8-2.8 aperture lens. The image processor was also upgraded and AF plus eye tracking should be faster than in the previous model. And they have finally added a touch-sensitive LCD.


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  • Nikon confirms a launch date for their FF mirrorless camera. According to an interview with a Nikon manager, the camera should be out in spring 2019 and will have a new “Z” lens-mount.




  • Sony FE 400mm f2.8 GM OSS Lens can be pre-ordered now.



  • Sigma has started shipping these five of their announces Art series prime lenses for Sony E-mount: Sigma 20mm f1.4, 24mm f1.4, 35mm f1.4, 50mm f1.4, 85mm f1.4.


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  • Leica discontinues their M7 film camera.

Mirrorless question of the month:

Hi, first of all, a big thank you for the great photography podcasts that you release each month. You guys have become one of my favorite photography outlets :)

I’m actually a better painter than a photographer but my question involves both art forms. I paint on large canvas and would like to create high-resolution files of my paintings for archiving and digital post-processing. The paintings are much too large to scan. I own an old Nikon D7000 with 16MP and have been wanting to upgrade to a recent mirrorless camera. I’m looking at Panasonic and Olympus cameras as the 4:3 aspect ratio fits that of my paintings and both cameras have a high-resolution mode that can produce 80MP images from the 20MP sensor. Do you think that the high-resolution mode will enable me to get good quality large files of my paintings or is this just a marketing gimmick? And which lens would you recommend me to get?


Question by: Nora from Birmingham, England


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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 about their workflow.