Only 500 of these titanium Leica M9 rangefinders have been produced, talk about one exclusive, beautiful piece of metal. Each one is individually numbered and comes in a set with a Summilux-M 35mm F/1.4 lens, but definitely at a steep cost—$26,500. That’s just chump change anyways right?
The sensor in this body is an 18-megapixel CCD sensor with dual image processors; the camera itself was designed by Walter de’Silva. Continue reading to watch the boxing of the camera.
The first time I shot the Canon 85mm 1.2L I thought it was nice, but this Zeiss 85mm 1.4 looks pretty nice. The lens itself looks very precisely built and is visually beautiful. The optics appear to be comparative to Canon’s 85, but in a number of cases the Canon 85 was better. It is really interesting to see how the Zeiss 85 handles direct lens flares. At f/2 and up to f/8 its clearly a much more pleasant flare (more around one point vs a flat flare across the whole image).
Of course just as the Canon 85, the Zeiss 85 is best suited on a 1.3x or full frame DSLR. Although it isn’t capable of autofocus. The price tag is just around $1280.
Could you imagine clipping yourself into a harness on the side of a helicopter as you buzz around high above the Southern Alps of New Zealand? Chase Jarvis can and has many times. The experience of being able to shoot from a heli would be absolutely amazing. I’m really looking forward to the day I get a chance to.
Chris Sisarich was on assignment in Egypt shooting a tourism campaign where he captured these beautifully desolate landscape photos. I find them extraordinary and unbelievable at the same time. The last two images in particular are moments in time that would be really great to experience.
The Sartorialist is fashion blog run by blogger/photographer Scott Schumann out of New York. In this mini documentary we see Schumann hitting the streets to take photos of people who are fashionably interesting. The video acts as a great way to show the process behind Schumann’s work. I find the way that he approaches his subjects particularly interesting.
Henrik Adamsen is a fashion and editorial photographer based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. He started off his career by learning what he needed to know, but then gained additional experience from art directors on projects and from working as a retoucher in the early 1990s. If I’m not mistaken, Henrik also dabbled in graphic design prior to advancing into photography.
For us photographers, it’s finally here, the 11oz, Canon 24-105mm lens mug. Not only does it look just like the actual lens, but it comes with a lens-cap lid, rubber-grip focus and zoom rings and an auto-focus switch that actually toggles on and off.
If interested, the mug can be purchased for $24 here.
If you’re a photographer and own an iPad this is for you. Tethering your DSLR camera to your iPad is particularly useful in scenarios where you have clients previewing the shots that you take. The iPad alleviates the need for cords and you can simply connect up to a clients iPad and send the images directly. Just like the iPhone, the iPad also memorizes your wifi login so it makes it easy on you and automatically connects to your network.
I’d love to see someone actually use this on a shoot. The setup is quite practical and fairly inexpensive (if you already own an iPad). The Eye-Fi Pro X2 card you have to buy is about $130, but once again, well worth it if you’re on the move.
Helicopters, fashion, photography and Switzerland—pretty epic. The mission was to produce ten shoots for the Top 200 issue of Wallpaper* magazine. The chosen location was the the Monte Rosa cabin, perched 9,458 feet high in the Swiss Alps.
Petur Thomsen is a photographer based out of Iceland. These photos were taken during the building of a Hydroelectric project in eastern Iceland. The project consists of three damns, one of which is the highest in Europe, and a hydroelectric power plant.
The Alps are one of the most magnificent mountain ranges of all Earth. These photos were taken by Akos Major, a photographer based out of Budapest, Hungrary. These photos show a portion of the alps in Austria.
For anyone that missed Sunday’s Tycho show here in Seattle, it was awesome. I won’t say too too much (for those who may be going to the New York and Toronto shows), but definitely make them if you’re in either of the two areas. There are some new versions of different tracks, all of which were great.
I was surprised at how these photos turned out. The lighting was horrid—super bright lights that when on the band, turned them smurf blue. Since its been some time since I’ve shot any concert photos, I definitely have taken ISO expansion for granted. All of these new cameras capable of ISO up to 12,800 are catching my eye. I don’t mind some noise, but there certainly is a point when I draw the line. I can see a need to upgrade camera bodies sometime in the near future. Perhaps when the Canon 1D Mark V comes out I’ll upgrade to the 1D Mark IV. Until then the 1D Mark II will have to suffice.