There are suggestions that Leica may have removed a recent statement (briefly placed on their website) regarding the ‘final fix’ for the sensor corrosion issue affecting Leica M9, ME and Monochrom CCD cameras. You can see the Leica forum post here, but the link to the Leica website is now dead at the time of writing. […]
Archives for June 2015
Yes, the hotly awaited update to the already brilliant Ricoh GR has been announced. It has been named the Ricoh GR II, which will not cause any confusion whatsoever in light of the previous Ricoh GR II, several generations back, going by what appears to be the same name. The Ricoh US page can be […]
Continued from Part 2. Pentax 645z Review & Opinion: Part 3 Lenses & Conclusion I want to use this part to talk generally about my experiences with the lenses I own for the Pentax 645Z and make a few comments on where this camera nestles, for me. I will do more specific reviews on the […]
Thankfully, everything points towards the Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 Distagon and 85mm f1.8 Planar lenses being superb. The system needed this and, assuming other focal lengths follow, these lenses have the potential to bring the Sony FE system ever closer to being ‘mainstream pro viable’ for ever more applications. While the Loxias offer smaller size and manual […]
The winner of the 2015 Oskar Barnack Award and Newcomers Award have been announced on the Leica site. I have not formed an opinion yet, but it is clear that the Barnack Award has changed a great deal over the last four or five years. It used to be the preserve of reportage and documentary, […]
Continued from Part 1. Chassis, Handling, Interface and Autofocus It’s not hard to know where to start here. The Pentax 645Z is clearly a large and bulky camera. If we wanted to be cruel we would describe it as half a tissue box (filled with concrete) with a handle on one side. But the problem with […]
You early adopters out there, you’re feeling like darned prophets now aren’t you? So precisely what has happened and why do I think something very exciting has just crystallised (with the Sony A7R II being only part of it)?
I want to keep this short and sweet, but thought I’d share some thoughts about the arrival of the new Type 246 Leica Monochrom, henceforth to be referred to as MM2 (the original being MM1). Its an amazing camera, but perspectives are likely to differ greatly between ‘new buyers’ and existing MM1 owners, despite this camera […]
Reader Report: Streets and People of Zanzibar, by Hassan Abba Introduction While out in Tanzania for a family wedding, I got the opportunity to take same time and visit the Island of Zanzibar. I had planned Zanzibar to be a history and photography trip (candid, documentary, heritage, portraits and scenery).
Pentax 645Z Review I’m going to jump straight in and assume you know the rough specs, but if not you can find out the ‘data’ here (USA) and here (UK). Technically orientated tests can be found at Imaging Resource and a more user-based test here at Luminous Landscape. I am also going to assume you know quite a […]
A thought passed through my mind recently and it is summarised by this statement: art is bigger than the artist who created it. Always. I felt the urge to write about this subject because it has puzzled me for years. I was close to being able to articulate it after various exhibitions, but after showing my recent […]