On today's show, we talk about the Nikon D90 and the Canon 50D with uberenthusiast Jeff Revell and we feature a fifty percent discount on SmugMug and a free camera strap to every listener of Digital Photography Life.
But first, Michael and I talk about our photo adventures this week and what's in the news. After an unfortunate circumstance involving some kind of mold/fungus or a strange visitor from another planet, I'm in the market for a new camera bag. I'm leaning towards a bag from ThinkTankPhoto's Urban Disguise Line. I live and work in a major metropolitan area, and ThinkTankPhoto may have it right with these designs that don't look like camera bags.
Despite The Terror That Lurked in My Camera Bag, I did get some nice shots this weekend at the Lincoln Memorial. You can see them on my personal SmugMug page here.
You might also want to take a look at the ShootSac that Michael and I use.
MIchael tells us to check out Carson Kressley's How to Look Good in Pictures series, hosted by Nikon. Who isn't interested in making themselves - or their subjects - look their best?
Interested in saving some money on camera equipment? If you live near one of the 154 Circuit Cities that are going out of business, you can grab some (final sale) goodies at 20%-30% off. Here's a list of the closing stores.
Or, you could just go for a free camera by buying one of these nifty Target giftcards. Not only do you get a free 1.2 MB camera, but you get forty free prints for just the cost of your $50+ giftcard.
Meanwhile, if you need a reason for a pocketable camera that you'll always have with you, how about the fact that we're probably just a few years away from our first Close Encounter with one of our neighbors from outer space. It's true - click here! When ET lands in your neighborhood, don't you want to be the one with a camera?
Just when you've had enough of our ramblings, it's time for our first guest - the wonderful Jeff Revell of PhotoWalkPro.com. Jeff has had hands on time with two of the cameras we talked about last week - the Canon 50D and the Nikon D90 . Jeff loved the 50D. He thought the picture quality was great, and he admired the ergonomics (well, not counting the depth of field preview button, but who ever uses that, right?) He liked the D90, but was pretty unimpressed with its HD video (see his example here).
Then, it is our great pleasure to welcome SmugMug on a sponsor. SmugMug did us - and we think you, too - a huge favor by making Digital Photography Life possible by signing on as our inaugural sponsor.
On today's show, SmugMugger Chris MacAskill comes on to tell you all about what makes SmugMug so great, and the perfect fit for the digital enthusiast like you. Even better, they extend a special, limited-time offer exclusively to our audience: They're taking 50% off the first year of service, at any of their three tiers, to anyone who hears them on Digital Photography Life.
The coupon code is "Flickr." 50% off for typing six characters? It works for us.
And if a 50% discount isn't good enough for you, how about an out-and-out freebie? SmugMug is giving away a free camera strap to any Digital Photography Life listener who asks for one. You can make your request here. It may take awhile before you get your strap, but, at that price, it's worth waiting for. UPDATE: Please enter "DPLife" for the account name.
As always, thanks for listening! Please leave your comments below - we love to hear what you thought of the show.