I thought I’d reinstate my irregular News & Articles column, starting with today. I’ve been neglecting this for some time, but I find so many interesting news bits and other kinds of articles during my daily web-crawling routine, that I find I should share at least some of them with you. So, without further ado, here’s a list of recent news and articles for you to digest!
Three Approaches to Shooting a Classic Screwmount Leica
On Steve Huff’s blog, Khoa Tran shares his experience with shooting an old screwmount Leica IIc, and shares some tips about how to approach shooting such a camera. A very insightful read, with some very nice pictures!
The real digital Holga
Gearhead Mike Martens has created an actual digital Holga by sticking a 20 megapixel Phase One medium format back to the front part of a Holga. He shares a description of how he did it and some pictures taken with that combination in his flickr photostream.
Using The Zeiss 50mm Planar ZM On Micro Four Thirds
A little advertising for myself and for the website I’m writing for: I wrote a little hands-on review about using the Zeiss 50mm Planar ZM on my Olympus E-P1 and Panasonic G1 cameras for The Phoblographer. Just in case you’re interested in that kind of stuff …
Fuji X-Pro 1 goodness
Over at Luminous Landscape, photographer Nick Devlin shares his insights into the Fuji X-Pro 1.
Meanwhile, David from SoundImagePlus is working on a multi-part review of said camera. As always, he uses it mainly for his landscape work, and goes deeply into detail, uncovering what’s great and what’s awful about Fuji’s new flagship. His ravings begin here.
Lastly, here is dpreview’s first look at the X-Pro 1.
Have fun, and see you next time ’round!
B&H currently has a number of interesting items either in stock or available for pre-order. For those into mirrorless cameras, and Micro Four Thirds and Leica M in particular, read on!
Currently in stock at B&H
- –> Panasonic Lumix GX1 Micro Four Thirds camera (black) + X 14-42mm kit lens — $ 949.–
–> silver body only $ 699.–
- –> Olympus M.Zuiko 12-50mm for Micro Four Tirds (black) — $ 499.00
–> silver version $499.99
- –> Voigtländer “knock-your-socks-off” Nokton 50mm f/1.1 for Leica M — $ 1049.–
Available for pre-order at B&H
- –> Fujifilm X-Pro1 mirrorless X-mount camera (black body) — $ 1,699.-
- –> Fujinon 18mm f/2 (27mm-equivalent) aspherical lens for X-mount — $ 599.–
- –> Fujinon 35mm f/1.4 (53mm-equivalent) aspherical lens for X-mount — $ 599.–
- –> Fujinon 60mm f/2.4 (90mm-equivalent) macro lens for X-mount — $ 649.–
Only a quick update, as I’m currently at work and don’t have time to write a full article. Two interesting new cameras have just been announced, one that has long been rumored, another one that comes as a surprise. Also, Sigma has announced two interesting new lenses.
Canon G1 X
The Canon G1 X
The Can0n G1 X is the latest iteration of Canons acclaimed G-series enthusiast’s compacts that started with the G1 back in 2000. Traditionally, the G-series models have been advanced point-and-shoot cameras with small sensors, medium-fast lenses, a complete range of knobs and dials for fully manual operation as well as integrated optical viewfinders. The G1 X continues in that tradition, with one major exception: it features a completely new, almost DSLR-sized 14 megapixel sensor that measures 18.7 x 14 mm and is thus slightly larger than even (Micro) Four Thirds sensors.
You can find the complete press release as well as all relevant information on the new G1 X at Imaging Resource. A preview of the camera can be found on dpreview. Continue reading Camera news: Canon G1X, Fuji X-Pro1, Sigma lenses