Couple of geek announcements: Nikon has gone official with the D4s, the interim update to its flagship pro DSLR. You may not like big cameras but this is still a hell of a piece of kit, and I for one have always lusted after it. Continue reading
As you all know I’ve been dating Leica for a while now (twins, in fact), and even the hype-tastic Sony A7 hasn’t been able to tempt me back to those bothersome ‘new’ brands. Late last year I decided to take our relationship to the next level by trading up the M8 to an M 240 on the digital side of the equation.
Understatement: It has been an expensive marriage. Divorce would no doubt come at high personal cost both emotionally and financially. But damn, Fuji!
FUJIFILM Corporation announces price increase of photographic films. | Fujifilm Global - More bad news from Fuji :-/
This is a picture of a film camera shot with a digital camera then processed to look like it was shot with film. The joys of modern post-production. Continue reading
I spent half an hour playing with the new Leica M today, with and without the viewfinder, using both the rangefinder and live view. Continue reading
Further proof that Nikon is serious about its 1 system. This 32mm f1.2 lens was announced in January, but these are the first images to surface on the Nikon USA website. As you can see, it looks like a quality piece of glass with a nano crystal coat and what appears to be a manual focusing ring! (UPDATE: Not so sure about the latter – the other two Nikon 1 prime lenses have this design too, but it’s just moulded plastic and doesn’t actually do anything.) Continue reading
If you’re a bag-whore like me, you’re always on the lookout for something better. I’ve been happy with my Think Tank combo for a while now – a Retrospective 5 shoulder bag for city shooting and the Streetwalker 20 backpack for the serious gear. Continue reading
DP Review has published an interesting Q&A with Phil Molyneux, president of Sony Electronics. Molyneux talks about the Olympus tie-up, the effect of smartphone photography on the camera market, and why Sony is best placed to disrupt (he really seems to like that word) the market.
Hey guys, Lightroom 4.2 is available. It includes the RAW support for the Nikon D600, and tethered capture for the D4, D800 and D800e. I didn’t realise the latter wasn’t supported yet – must have been quite a wait for those who bought new cameras at the start of the year! Lens correction has been added for the 24-85mm and 28-300mm lenses.