This is How Advance-Fee Scams Trick Photographers – Photography Article

There is a persistent scam going around that is so pervasive that you might think everyone has heard about it and is immune to it. Yet, I often enough see this come up as a question in a Facebook group when a photographer is unsure if an inquiry is a scam. Most often they are. This is how these advance-fee scams work and how photographers are scammed. The scammer will overpay you and you have to pay the difference to…

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The $5K Leica Q2 Has a Bug That Saves Unrecognizable RAW Files – Photography Article

If you own the $5,000 Leica Q2 full-frame compact camera, you may want to be careful when shooting in the Continuous Super Speed drive mode. There’s a bug that’s leaving photographers with unreadable files. Iowa-based photographer Josh Byers tells PetaPixel that he discovered the bug while shooting an event. “I was shooting an event and in the middle changed my drive mode on my Leica Q2 to ‘continuous super speed,’” Byers says. “When I went to import them, all the…

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Fujifilm Warns of Fake Fujifilm Film That Can Mess Up Photo Labs – Photography Article

Fujifilm has issued a warning to customers warning of counterfeit Fujifilm 35mm film floating around in the market — film that will cause photographers headaches if used. In a notice published yesterday titled, “35mm film non-genuine goods illegally using FUJIFILM logo,” Fujifilm says that the counterfeit film was discovered after someone brought it to a photo lab in Japan. The roll of film was illegally using Fujifilm’s logo and purported to be Fujifilm 250D ISO 200 Color Negative Film. Fujifilm…

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My Nightmare with USPS Insurance in Shipping a Camera Lens – Photography Article

Photography is amazing, but it does require gear. I recently moved from Canon to Sony, so I had to offload a camera body, lenses, flashes, and triggers. I purchased out-of-pocket insurance on all of my gear packages just to have some peace-of-mind. I sent the last piece of my Canon kit, my awesome Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 (a009), on January 10th. This was my first serious photography lens (costing over $500), which I originally purchased used. I rolled the actual lens…

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