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Celebrating Our 500th Episode! (Podcast 500)

Welcome to the 500th episode of the Martin Bailey Photography Blogcast! I did have a fun video hangout for you to watch today, but Google's gargantuan half-assedness has put the mockers on that, so I've edited an audio backup for release today. I do hope you enjoy this conversation, which...

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Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
  • Pete Bullmore
    Posted at 20:41h, 07 December Reply

    Congrats Martin!!!!!!!
    Faithful long-time listener from Texas. Please give us more for many years to come. You are the best!!!!

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 21:03h, 07 December Reply

      Thanks so much Pete, both for continuing to listen, and for the wonderful message. I sure will continue, for as many years as possible, and hope you continue to enjoy it.

  • Mark Sippola
    Posted at 01:20h, 09 December Reply

    Congratulations on your 500th episode Martin! I have been listening since around Episode 180 or so. I was going to leave a voice mail but technical difficulties on my end prevented it from happening. Anyway, I always appreciate your podcast and your combination of information and inspiration. Keep it up and I look forward to the next 500 shows!

    Hope to see you in Greenland one of these days.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 09:13h, 09 December Reply

      Hi Mark,

      Nice to hear from you! Thanks for continuing to listen, and for the kind words.

      We need more people on board to make Greenland work this year, but hopefully it will go ahead. Fingers crossed!


  • Richard Messenger
    Posted at 11:07h, 27 December Reply

    This was fun!

    I even enjoyed you having a wee chunter about Sekonic not supporting an 8 year old product. It sounded like me! I do totally agree.

    It may be useful for others to know that i’ve had similar problems with Epson not writing new drivers for thier scanners for new versions of Operating Systems. BUT they may have put that right on the evidence of my having just upgraded to Windows 10.

    Much more worrying in my mind is the approach of Drobo. I have a Drobo 2 which I believe is about the same age as your Sekonic. BUT for me it is downright rude for a compnay selling data security to no longer support their products after that length of time. It seemed that the AC power adaptor had failed and I wanted to replace it. I think it is very poor for Drobo to say that they no longer supply that item. For someone who is, like me, a numbskull with electroinics it is not esepcially useful to be pointed vaguely in the direction of Amazon. As I pointed out to Drobo (to the deafening response of silence) 3 to 5 recommendations, a list of the specification which is required, would have been helpful. Still, none of that is so very useful if you’re a customer sweating over potentlally lost data in a third world country. Drobo are saying we will make your data secure, but not for all that long. Not a sales pitch which works too well for me!

    Congratulations on the 500 Martin. I am delighted for the way that things have gone for you, and it is no more than you deserve.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 11:52h, 27 December Reply

      Hi Richard,

      I’m pleased you enjoyed this, including my chunter. 🙂

      I know what you mean. A company like Drobo selling hardware should make it easier to buy parts over a long period of time, especially as their drives are supposed to let you do a rolling upgrade of the capacity by replacing the drives inside, not the Drobo itself.

      Having said that, when my Drobo 2 broke, I replaced it with the Drobo 5D and just transferred all of my data across from my backup. The Drobo 2’s warranty had already expired, so I didn’t worry too much about this. I do hope you have some sort of a backup of the data on your Drobo 2 as well Richard. The Drobo doesn’t really come with a guarantee against failure. It’s got redundancy, but there’s no guarantee that the unit itself won’t fail.

      Anyway, enough of that. I hope you’ve had a great Christmas Richard, and may you have a wonderful 2016!


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