TWiP #290 – Canon Gets Physical Frederick Van Johnson January 18, 2013 News, This Week in Photo FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn Audio MP3Audio MP3 Hosts: Frederick Van Johnson, Don Komarechka, & Joseph Linaschke Episode Overview This week on TWiP, enjoy the Google+ Hangout format! Here’s what’s in store: Canon Debuts Brick and Mortar “Experience Center” The 16 Most Popular Photographers in the World – According to Google A Social Media Update And an Interview with Zenfolio’s Ian Stone Don Komarechka and Joseph Linaschke join Frederick Van Johnson to discuss these topics and lots more on this week’s episode of TWiP. Interview with Zenfolio’s Ian Stone This week, Frederick interviews Zenfolio’s Ian Stone about his company’s recent acquisition by Art.com. Enjoy the conversation! Please Support our Sponsors: This episode is brought to you by: The New Squarespace. Squarespace introduces a new content management system, making it faster and easier to create a high-quality website or blog. Check out the new mobile-responsive designs with automatic device-scaling and more than 50 other new features. For a free trial and 10% off your first purchase on new accounts, go to SquareSpace.com/TWiP and use offer code TWiP1. Connect with Our Hosts & Guests: Don Komarechka: Website, Twitter, Google+ Joseph Linaschke: Website, Twitter, Google+ Frederick Van Johnson: MediaBytes.com, Twitter, Google+ Credits: Pre-production by: Patrick Reed Post production by: Suzanne Llewellyn Bandwidth provided by: Cachefly Intro Music by Scott Cannizzaro Photo Credits: Canon Gontour You guys talking about using ” marks almost made me turn off. You were talking for about 5 mins referring to Google (THE search people), NOT being able to make a search…??? Mark Harris Regarding the Canon Store, Nikon had a showroom/repair drop-off/gallery in Rockefeller Center in New York City for many years. You could go in and try any camera body with any lens without sales pressure. You were also able to arrange repairs on any Nikon USA imported product. The gallery had about 4 shows a year of work from their Nikon World magazine. Mark Brutal!!! Another Don Komarechka episode. I almost turned the episode off as well. Joe Don Komarechka makes me not want to listen to TWIP. Lisa I do not know if I can take another Don Komarechka episode of TWIP. Kerrilee Barrett Nikon have centres in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, neither of which actually sell products. The one in Kuala Lumpur has a classroom and they run workshops from there, and they also travel to many other towns across Malaysia to run workshops too. I went to the KL store when looking at the D7000 and got great advice from them, and was able to later attend workshops in my local town, Tawau, and Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. They also run get togethers for model shooting and various competitions. The showroom in Kota Kinabalu is small but is somewhere to go if you need a service or advice. Having the presence here has definitely helped me revive my passion for photography and develop a social network during my time in Borneo, as well as learn new things and win prizes! Mark F There used to be camera stores where salespeople took time to show you various cameras. But then the customer would buy at one of the discount stores. So now there are very few camera stores.