Some of the most interesting links I found for 2012-02-16
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Throughout these years I’ve been in the digital photography world (four, since I bought my D70) one of the things that has been nagging my mind was the lack of a normal lens from Nikon targeted to digital SLR cameras. Something that’s almost mandatory the film world.
Until now the only option was the 30mm lens from Sigma, a nice lens but has the “problem” of allowing a f/1.4 aperture, which means it’s not that cheap. It seems Nikon finally woken up and released something with the same angle of view of those 50mm lenses in full frame film SLR cameras.
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This weekend I bought myself a new toy!
For some time I felt the need of yet another camera, something between my fully featured but also bigger and bulkier DSLR and my ultra-portable, always available but less powerful camera phone. So when I started reading all the so many people thrilled I got curious about the Panasonic LX3, and a few reviews later I ended up buying it.
I haven’t tested it properly, but for now it seems it’s exactly what I was looking for: it’s quite small and portable, only slightly bigger than the regular compact camera, but with a helluva lens and a few other features aimed to please photographers.
#4: It’s all about the glass
This so true! Too often I find myself trying giving the same equipment advice to friends blinded by the quantity of lenses available in some DSLR kits: one good lens is better than two or three cheap lenses.
PS – Tip #9 probably is the most important: take lots and lots and lots of photos. Persistence leads to perfection and, quoting Henri Cartier-Bresson, your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.
A new year is now beginning and that usually means New Years Resolutions, so here are mine, just the geek oriented and in no particular order:
There’s nothing like turning your New Year resolutions public, or at least part of them…
For me it’s simple, I like to travel light so I prefer to keep things to the minimum, starting with the bag, I don’t like backpacks because I don’t feel tool comfortable moving around with them in crowed places.
Either with my digital or film camera I have a typical setup for the gear I carry around:
For my digital camera still I haven’t got an extra battery, which caused me some problems a few times in the past (specially while traveling), that’s one of the reasons I’m keeping my film camera: it’s completely manual and battery-less!
Remember this post? Well, this just came out…
The nice thing of having a Leica M in the digital world is that my long time dream of owning one will not die with the expectable demise of film in the next few years.
PS – My birthday is in December and my Paypal id is email@example.com, it’s just a mere 4500€…
This may be the future Leica M7, a traditional M Series camera from Leica but with a digital sensor in the place where 35 mm film used to be found…
…tradition isn’t what it used to be.
PS – If there’s anyone wanting to move from 35 mm film to digital and have one of these to throw away email me, I’ll gladly receive that useless piece of garbage…
After a mini-teaser campaign and numerous leaks it’s now official. Zeiss has announced that is to introduce a range of new ‘ZF’ lenses which will have a Nikon F Mount (although it’s not clear at this stage how much communication will go on between the lens and body).
That’s what I call good news! I wonder how much these beauties will cost?
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