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Leica shocks everybody with the S2 (via) 2008-09-22 04:17PM
So I didn't expect this. I don't even like posting on my sites during the day, just the evening or the morning. But Leica announced their S2 digital SLR system, which pretty much takes the smallest sized medium format digital backs sensor sizes and wraps an SLR system around it.

Much depends on what happens when folks get their hands on it and how it gets marketed. Leica has a habit of launching technically superior cameras that are purchased primarily by rich doctors and not by professional or even amateur photographers.
The Canon G10... and other P&S cameras 2008-09-18 10:39AM
The G10 was announced... and it's pretty much like the Pop Photo advance leak.
The Canon 5D Mark II is out (via) 2008-09-17 04:08AM
The Canon 5D Mk II is here. And I was right that Canon was waiting for everybody else to put their cards on the table before letting loose with the 5D. 21 megapixels (slightly less than the A900, but more than the Nikons), maximum ISO of 25,600, live view, and 1080p HDTV recording.
Your half-yearly reminder: Back up your stuff! 2008-09-14 06:51PM
So, just a reminder to everybody... Back up your stuff regularly!
Panasonic G1 vs. Canon G9: Size Comparison (via) 2008-09-13 12:45PM
This is useful. The G1 looks like it might be reasonably able to fit in the pocket with the 20mm f/1.7 lens. I think that whenever they decide that American consumers can handle a smaller camera, the camera they produce will be the sort of thing I want.
Vivitar 285HV is actually not gone... 2008-09-12 10:49AM
Vivitar went bankrupt, but apparently the new owner is going to make the 285HV still.
Panasonic DMC-G1 Hands-on Preview (via) 2008-09-12 10:21AM
So Panasonic has announced their Micro 4/3rds camera. It is a cute and tiny SLR-shaped camera, not the rangefinder some of us were hoping for....

With the colors and other such features, the word on the Internet is that it's aimed at the female audience. I don't think it'll really make sense until the 20mm f/1.7 lens comes out, assuming that it's a pancake lens. Also, it won't autofocus with standard 4/3rds lenses nor does it do video.
Kodak's new Ektar 100 2008-09-09 11:54PM
Kodak makes yet another new C-41 film
Sony Alpha A900 full frame dSLR (via) 2008-09-09 12:14PM
The Sony Alpha A900 is out, with a full-frame 24.6 megapixel sensor with built in IS. I'm the sort of person who thinks that this, paired with a 50mm 1.8 lens, would be fairly neat. You can bet that Canon was probably waiting for this to occur before they announced their 5D replacement, tho.
Beyond the standard dSLR body 2008-09-07 02:40PM
The biggest excitement, clearly, is the market of second camera bodies for people who already have one good body. It looks like we're starting out with live-view compacts, and that's fun, but I'm pretty sure that there are some other ideas out there. I've got a few brainstorms...
Far beyond the megapixel race 2008-09-05 11:20AM
Every time somebody bumps up the number of megapixels, there's always another set of blog posts about how useless the megapixel race is. But I don't think they get it right all the time...
Polaroid resuming supply of 3 types of film (via) 2008-09-04 11:38AM
Polaroid is announcing that they will supply some Polaroid film. Of course, it's only the same stuff that Fuji already manufactures....
 

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