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The PetaPixel Podcast is a twice-weekly podcast about the wonderful world of photography. It’s a fusion of news, opinions, humor, and real-world experience, bundled into a show that you can listen to on your way to work.

Subscribe today to stay up to date with what’s going on in the photo industry from one of the-most-listened-to photography podcasts.

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PetaPixel Photography Podcast Mike "Sharky" James

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The PetaPixel Podcast is a twice-weekly podcast about the wonderful world of photography. It’s a fusion of news, opinions, humor, and real-world experience, bundled into a show that you can listen to on your way to work.

Subscribe today to stay up to date with what’s going on in the photo industry from one of the-most-listened-to photography podcasts.

Join thousands of photographers from around the world who enjoy host Sharky James' twice-weekly photo podcast where you'll have fun, improve your photography and solve those pesky problems you've been having. Leave voicemails, send in your questions and get answers!

    Ep. 350: Mirrorless Medium Format Gets More Affordable - and more

    Ep. 350: Mirrorless Medium Format Gets More Affordable - and more

    Episode 350 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
    Download MP3 -  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!
    Featured: Elinchrom Ambassador Anthony Passant
    In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us.
    Show Opener:
    Elinchrom Ambassador, Anthony Passant. Thanks Anthony!
    Sponsors:
    - Fujifilm's 52 weeks of FREE education.  Build Your Legacy with Fujifilm
    - Get a massive 40% off Picfair Plus with offer code PetaPixel40 at Picfair.com/podcast
    - Get 20% off at BenroUSA.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - Get 20% off at PhottoxUS.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - More at LensShark.com/deals.
    Stories:
    Fujifilm's GFX50S II is more affordable. (#)
    Canon quietly raises its prices. (#)
    PhotoPlus is cancelled with 3 weeks to spare. (#)
    Fuji's new 35-70mm for its GFX system. (#)
    Canon's EOS Ra is gone. (#)
    Fuji's new 23mm f/1.4 for X-mount. (#)
    Fuji X's new 33mm f/1.4. (#)
    Connect With Us Thank you for listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast! Connect with me, Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @LensShark) as we build this community.
    We’d love to answer your question on the show. Leave us an audio question through our voicemail widget, comment below or via social media. But audio questions are awesome!
    You can also cut a show opener for us to play on the show! As an example: “Hi, this is Matt Smith with Double Heart Photography in Chicago, Illinois, and you’re listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast with Sharky James!”

    • 42 min
    Ep. 349: They Just Don’t Respect Photographers - and more

    Ep. 349: They Just Don’t Respect Photographers - and more

    Episode 349 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
    Download MP3 -  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!
    Featured: Concert photographer Steve Brazill
    In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us.
    Show Opener:
    Concert photographer, Steve Brazill. Thanks Steve!
    Sponsors:
    - Fujifilm's 52 weeks of FREE education.  Build Your Legacy with Fujifilm
    - Get a massive 40% off Picfair Plus with offer code PetaPixel40 at Picfair.com/podcast
    - Get 20% off at BenroUSA.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - Get 20% off at PhottoxUS.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - More at LensShark.com/deals.
    Stories:
    Yet another rights grab attempt. (#)
    Venus Optics updates a number of lenses with new mounts. (#)
    Another entity makes the switch. (#)
    Google makes it bigger. (#)
    Tamron releases another new lens. (#)
    Canon thinks it can improve your HDR photography. (#)
    Sony's a7R II is gone. (#)
    Connect With Us Thank you for listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast! Connect with me, Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @LensShark) as we build this community.
    We’d love to answer your question on the show. Leave us an audio question through our voicemail widget, comment below or via social media. But audio questions are awesome!
    You can also cut a show opener for us to play on the show! As an example: “Hi, this is Matt Smith with Double Heart Photography in Chicago, Illinois, and you’re listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast with Sharky James!”

    • 46 min
    Ep. 348: The Best of the Best…and the Rest - and more

    Ep. 348: The Best of the Best…and the Rest - and more

    Episode 348 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
    Download MP3 -  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!
    Featured: Photographer, filmmaker and tutor, Richard Wakefield
    In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us.
    Show Opener:
    Photographer, filmmaker and tutor, Richard Wakefield. Thanks Richard!
    Sponsors:
    - Fujifilm's 52 weeks of FREE education.  Build Your Legacy with Fujifilm
    - Get a massive 40% off Picfair Plus with offer code PetaPixel40 at Picfair.com/podcast
    - Get 20% off at Tenba.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - The new Elinchrom ONE at ElinchromUS.com
    - More at LensShark.com/deals.
    Stories:
    EISA's picks for best cameras and lenses of 2021. (#)
    Canon thinks your camera's grip needs to change. (#)
    Sony's IBIS might be bested by Canon. (#)
    A wedding shooter learns an expensive lesson. (#)
    Sony's a9 may be discontinued. (#)
    TTArtisan's new 11mm f/2.8 fisheye. (#)
    Connect With Us Thank you for listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast! Connect with me, Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @LensShark) as we build this community.
    We’d love to answer your question on the show. Leave us an audio question through our voicemail widget, comment below or via social media. But audio questions are awesome!
    You can also cut a show opener for us to play on the show! As an example: “Hi, this is Matt Smith with Double Heart Photography in Chicago, Illinois, and you’re listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast with Sharky James!”

    • 44 min
    Ep. 347: Lots of Lenses and Nonsense - and more

    Ep. 347: Lots of Lenses and Nonsense - and more

    Episode 347 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
    Download MP3 -  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!
    Featured: Photographer, Ron Hautau
    In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us.
    Show Opener:
    Photographer, Ron Hautau. Thanks Ron!
    Sponsors:
    - Fujifilm's 52 weeks of FREE education.  Build Your Legacy with Fujifilm
    - Get a massive 40% off Picfair Plus with offer code PetaPixel40 at Picfair.com/podcast
    - Get 20% off at Tenba.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - Get 20% off at PhottixUS.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - More at LensShark.com/deals.
    Stories:
    Sigma introduces another beast. (#)
    Sony finally offers a warning about lasers and your sensor. (#)
    Tamron announces its first lens for Fuji X. (#)
    PaintShopPro 2022 is a thing. (#)
    Two new Sony E lenses from Tamron are announced. (#)
    Capture One annoys some "Pro" users. (#)
    7Artisans drops a fast 50 in multiple mounts. (#)
    Connect With Us Thank you for listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast! Connect with me, Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @LensShark) as we build this community.
    We’d love to answer your question on the show. Leave us an audio question through our voicemail widget, comment below or via social media. But audio questions are awesome!
    You can also cut a show opener for us to play on the show! As an example: “Hi, this is Matt Smith with Double Heart Photography in Chicago, Illinois, and you’re listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast with Sharky James!”

    • 49 min
    Ep. 346: Hey, It Could Be the Cost of a Car - and more

    Ep. 346: Hey, It Could Be the Cost of a Car - and more

    Episode 346 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
    Download MP3 -  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!
    Featured: Photographer, Steve Hansen

    In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us.
    Show Opener:
    Photographer, Steve Hansen. Thanks Steve!
    Sponsors:
    - Fujifilm's 52 weeks of FREE education.  Build Your Legacy with Fujifilm
    - Get 20% off at Tenba.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - Get 20% off at BenroUSA.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - Get FreshBooks cloud accounting FREE for 30 DAYS by entering PetaPixel in the "How Did You Hear About Us?" section at FreshBooks.com/PetaPixel
    - More at LensShark.com/deals.
    Stories:
    Are cameras really as expensive as we think they are? (#)
    Adobe takes a swing at skin tones, but there's a better way. (#)
    Do tripods need to be standardized? (#)
    Maybe check the lighting first. (#)
    A big camera maker pivots. (#)
    Sony issues an apology. (#)
    Canon releases important firmware. (#)
    Connect With Us Thank you for listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast! Connect with me, Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @LensShark) as we build this community.
    We’d love to answer your question on the show. Leave us an audio question through our voicemail widget, comment below or via social media. But audio questions are awesome!
    You can also cut a show opener for us to play on the show! As an example: “Hi, this is Matt Smith with Double Heart Photography in Chicago, Illinois, and you’re listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast with Sharky James!”

    • 47 min
    Ep. 345: Retro for the Sake of Retro? or No? - and more

    Ep. 345: Retro for the Sake of Retro? or No? - and more

    Episode 345 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
    Download MP3 -  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!
    Featured: Photographer, Brad Styron

    In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us.
    Show Opener:
    Photographer, Brad Styron. Thanks Brad!
    Sponsors:
    - Fujifilm's 52 weeks of FREE education.  Build Your Legacy with Fujifilm
    - Get 20% off at Tenba.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - Get 20% off at BenroUSA.com with offer code PetaPixel20
    - Get FreshBooks cloud accounting FREE for 30 DAYS by entering PetaPixel in the "How Did You Hear About Us?" section at FreshBooks.com/PetaPixel
    - More at LensShark.com/deals.
    Stories:
    Is the Nikon Z fc retro for the sake of being retro? (#)
    Nikon introduces 3 new Z-mount lenses. (#)
    Canon unveils its 14-35mm f/4 for RF-mount . (#)
    Sony Alpha 1's IBIS issues. (#)
    Your WD NAS drive might be empty. (#)
    Nikon's no longer including this cable. (#)
    All US drone pilots must now pass this test. (#)
    Connect With Us Thank you for listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast! Connect with me, Sharky James on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (all @LensShark) as we build this community.
    We’d love to answer your question on the show. Leave us an audio question through our voicemail widget, comment below or via social media. But audio questions are awesome!
    You can also cut a show opener for us to play on the show! As an example: “Hi, this is Matt Smith with Double Heart Photography in Chicago, Illinois, and you’re listening to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast with Sharky James!”

    • 44 min

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peanut butter68 ,

My favorite podcast

Sharks has a formula that works. Love this show!

Buzpilot ,

Slow death?

The podcast used to be full of energy and frequent episodes (few years ago). Fast forward to now it appears Sharky maybe us having a gradual falling out with PetaPixel. Now just one show every 2-3 months. Something is up.

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Infomercial for fujifilm

If you wanna hear a fujifilm infomercial, this podcast if for you. If you wanna hear a "Nikon is gonna die (because they don't give me stuff for free)" this is your podcast. If you wanna hear "Sony is God, only after fujifilm and Nikon is dead" then this is your podcast. If you wanna hear a leftist propaganda mixed with 'Fujifilm is the best because they give me free stuff and pay me to say so", then this is your podcast. I'm done with it

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