The news continues to flow fast and furious out of Photokina 2012. Lets not waste time and jump right in.
A slightly better kept secret than the Nikon D600, Canon’s new EOS 6D is also aimed as an affordable entry into full frame photography. Features include a 20.2mp sensor with a DIGIC 5+ image processor that allows you to shoot at 4.5fps, offers in camera HDR and 1080p video capture at 30fps. ISO range is from 100 to 102,400 when extended. The autofocus system is claimed to work in light levels as low as EV-3. It looks to be a fantastic machine and sports built in Wi-Fi.
Tristan Hall asked me last week if I would like to give my thoughts and feelings on the Leica M9. He told me that I would have free reign on length, but that I should write an article – and include some pictures – that I would be interested in reading.
“Wonderful!” I thought. “A chance to have my feelings about the pinnacle of German consumer photographic technology be read by the fine fans of PhotoComment.net and by people all around the planet!” Little did Tristan know that he had just requested work by an illiterate Canadian massage therapist/photographer who likes to shoot Sony DSLRs, film rangefinders, iPhones, and has a tendency to have his sentences run on and on… So don’t be surprised if car crashes, explosions, and full-frontal nudity find their way into my Leica M9 camera review, or – at the very least – some spelling and grammatical errors. And “review” might also be too strong of a word… Perhaps a word such as “confession” would be better suited.
I like rangefinder cameras, I really do, but I am not so sure that I get so excited about the announcement of new Leica’s these days like the new M9-P. I mean, sure its slightly smaller than the other M9 (which will continue and is not discontinued) and sure it lack the Leica Red Dot logo and I like that its aimed at being more discreet but I just cannot swallow the price that competes with my car.
In addition to the new M9-P Leica have announced a new Super-Elmar M lens in the form of the 21mm f/3.4. Full press release after the break.
The guys at Leica are running a rather interesting campaign. They seem to have teamed up with street trial pro rider (ask Greg for more details, he’s been in the mountain bike, BMX scene before) Danny MacAskill who is exploring the mother city (Cape Town) and doing some crazy stunts. What the video and vote … Read moreLeica Campaign in Cape Town
This has got to be one of the most interesting videos I have seen in some time, the bloopers at the end in particular are great. Enjoy, just for fun. Posted from WordPress for Android using Samsung Galaxy Tab
If you were not aware of it previously, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has a great interest in photography. In this video he shares how he began in photography and what gear he uses. He also talks briefly about his experience with Leica’s S2 from what we can tell. We spotted this video initially on PetaPixel
Leica have launched a blog that follows their 10 winners who are walking in the footsteps of 10 great explorers. Armed with Leica’s V-Lux2 these explorers are documenting their modern day journeys and sharing them with us through this fantastic website. Why not check it out here.
The renowned photographic competition, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award will be announced for the 32nd time in the year 2011. Entries (professional photographers only) for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2011 will be accepted as online submissions between 15 January and 1 March 2011. Entries for the Leica Oskar Barnack NEWCOMER Award are open to all (prospective) photographers who are aged 25 years and under.
TudorTech, the South African Distributors for Leica, have announced the V Lux 2 is available in South Africa. This camera was released at Photokina and features a 24x optical zoom or rather a DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens. The effective range is 25-600mm. There is 14mp CMOS Sensor which also allows the camera to capture AVCHD Videos and frame rates of 11fps at the full 14mp resolution through to 60fps at 2.8mp resolution.