Reknown Japanese Musical Sensation “Androp” used a total of 250 Canon 60D’s to produce this amazing music video on concept. The concept artists utilized a Computer Program to automate the visually amazing light show. Enjoy!
Felt the need to share this.
Over in the American city of Santa Rosa, California – ThinkTankPhoto unveiled their new line of shoulder bags for the Mirrorless movement in the photographic world today.
This is a solution to a common problem.
“That bag is too big, isn’t it for a dslr? It’s just a smidget too small to fit, I want one that fits my charger.”
ThinkTankPhoto thought so too!
And so the innovations began.. and thus the Mirrorless Movers were born!
“Unlike many other bags in this class, our Mirrorless Mover collection does not cut corners in materials or craftsmanship.” – Doug Murdoch, President & Lead Designer of ThinkTankPhoto.
Us here at SydneyCameraStyle were lucky enough to have been surprised at our doorstep with the Mirrorless Mover 20 and our initial impression was nothing short of positive. We were pleased that ThinkTank jumped on the boat for this design, the reminiscent feel of the quality ThinkTank products hold, matched with a corresponding shape, viola! made from high quality fabrics, with even tougher YKK zippers, plastic buckles and a new magnetic closure for silent operation of the bag. As far as sizes go by, the dimensions measure as such:
Interior: 21.5 x 13.5 x 9.5cm
Exterior: 22.5 x 15.5 x 11.5cm
It also weighs a mere 300 grams! I eat steak heavier than this bag..
But as always, we always seem to find just the hint of pro’s and con’s we like to compare, and here’s our thoughts on the Mirrorless Mover 20:
- Fabric is extremely rugged whilst soft on the hands
- Weathershield provided
- Zippers have a heavy zip feel and are far from a cheap sensation
- Durable Metal Strap links on the Strap & Bag
- Spacing is ideal
- Magnetic innovation might be dangerous close for the safety of your electronics
So, taking the bag on a quick crash course of exactly what we can carry, we came up with an ideal capacity. We managed in one of our tests to carry our film dedicated system. We managed to squeeze in 4 box rolls of film, Leica M4 with a 50mm f1.5 C Sonnar & A Leica M4-2 with a cheery little CV 15mm.
In our digital setup, we managed to house the Fujifilm X-Pro1 (In it’s case) along with a couple of adapters, a Nikkor 8.5cm f2 LTM lens, 35mm f1.4, Zeiss 50mm f1.5 C Sonnar, 2 spare batteries, charger and cable + a trust little Sandisk 3.0 Card Reader + a couple of extra SD cards.
There’s even a smartphone slot!
Overall, we’re pretty pleased with the way things worked in this messenger rocket. The strap comfortable sits on your shoulder with very minimal feeling of lag.
So the million dollar question? Where can we get one?
We trust as Sydney CBD’s highest stockist of ThinkTankPhoto to check out the entire range at GeorgesCameras.
Here’s a really cool link to a handy Leica M Investment Guide by CameraQuest.
Going through the list, you can see relative to production numbers and selective links have images of the real deals!
Most importantly though – the real investment guide shows you how to spot a fake/clone/copy/fudged version of the real deals.
So about that M4 Half Frame…
Here’s something interesting for the Streetlovers.
In light of recenting findings – DXOmark, one of the world’s most reliable consumer photographic sensor evaluation teams has scored the “Relatively low-priced” Sony RX1 higher in sensor scores than the Leica M Type 240.
Overviewing the evaluations, we can see the results from their testing that the RX1 has better Color Depth, Dynamic Range & Low-Light ISO making it significantly better taking into factor the price difference as a major plus – considering it’s still cheaper to buy the RX1 than a Leica 35MM F2 Summicron Asph.
Pricing aside however, the RX1 on it’s own is a remarkable camera. Sporting a wild combination of the 24 Megapixel Exmor sensor plus the Zeiss badged 35mm F2 Sonnar, the RX1 is one hell of a camera that’s tough to beat for the street photographers alike. The sensor alone is quite unique in the sense that it outperforms all suitable competitors. But what makes this camera truly remarkable is the amount of thought Sony has put into housing the unit. The tough yet sleek Magnesium Alloy shell grants the user the utmost sense of comfort and quality, something of lack from most camera manufacturers.
But why do we still love Leica?
That red dot brand has indeed always had our hearts. They have, as Wim Wenders placed it “Managed to preserve and translate into the digital age, everything one could only dream of.”
Preserving the traditional art of capturing images, Leica’s Type 240 has given the ability to acquire the maximum possible image quality whilst maintaining the very same techniques used from decades ago. The advancing selective technology Leica has embodied into the Type 240 can easily be regarded as highly improved, however significantly simple. Digital technology without the B*******.
But as such, here’s our quick Pro’s of both.
- It’s a compact full frame.
- Mag Alloy body
- Sony’s Legacy Alphastyle menu
- Direct dials for exposure control
- The holier than the Pope: It has a hotshoe!
- It’s under $3000.
LEICA M TYPE 240
- Interchangeable lens option
- Brilliant form factor
- Full Frame Digital-M with Video Capabilities
- Viewfinder/Rangefinder mechanism
- Image quality will eat a Nikon or Canon for breakfast.
For the Leica M Type 240 – the only place to go is Foto Riesel.
You can keep up to date with all the latest and greatest Sony releases atFotohood by Sony | AU & NZ.
“She comes out of the dressing room Norma Jeane. When she stepped in front of the camera, she was Marilyn.” – Lawrence Schiller.
So, what happens when she’s behind the camera?
One of America’s most desired beauties of the last century, coupled with a film star. These famous portraits of Norma Jean Baker aka. Marilyn Monroe were captured by Bert Stern at the Hotel Bel Air for Vogue Magazine. These iconic images were captured within a mere 6 weeks before her untimely death.
Shot in late June of the year 1962, these images are now part of the collection known as “The Last Sitting.” The book includes approximately 2,500 images photographed over a 3 day period in Hotel Bel Air. The most notable part about this book is it captures not just Marilyn – but Norma Jean. It takes her beyond what she was in front of cameras and shows her personal side with images of the contact sheets that she had crossed over images she disliked, it is recorded as Norma on Marilyn’s shoot. “The Last Sitting” is available for purchase in Kinokuniya Sydney or on their online store.
But here’s a flip to the Icon with a camera, below is a twist of events during the Summer of 1953 with Marilyn behind/above a Rolleiflex 3.5A. These were captured during the time of when they were filming the movie “Niagara” in Alberta, Canada by photographer John Vachon.
In case you haven’t seen this glorious video before…
When Leica unveiled the Hermés Edition of the M9P back in May 2012, this video went viral. The whole concept of the production of filming the $50,000 camera system being made was one of the most appreciated advertising documentations I have come across.
From the original press release we found the minor details of the Hermés:
“The highlight of the Leica M9-P ‘Edition Hermès’ is the ‘Veau Swift’ calfskin leather in ‘ocre’ supplied by Hermès for the leathering of the silver-chromed version of the Leica M9-P camera. This extremely fine and supple leather is applied not only to the camera body, but is also used for the shoulder strap included in the set.”
So you can now believe that it’s true, a cow is worth a fortune when you stain it with colors. The beautiful thing about these toys though, is the uniqueness. There have been 300 Hermés editions produced, with 100 “LIMITED LIMITED EDITION” produced in appreciation of the man who “rejuvenated Hermés” – Mr. Jean-Louis Dumas. A well fitting honour indeed.
And just in case you can’t fork out the extra $50,000 for the real deal.. this is for you my friends:
“Lego, to the Leica Store, to piece together what we can get.”
So enjoy and have a happy Sunday! ^_^
“Manage to preserve and translate into the digital age, everything one could only dream of. A camera like your eye, your hand & your heart.” – Wim Wenders.
Project Resurrection: SydneyCameraStyle.com
Over the past year, SydneyCameraStyle.com has been a dormant domain, like a ghost city. No town, no structures – nada. zip.
However, as times change, so does management. So, here’s to the new SydneyCameraStyle.com run by none other than Marcus Wong!
So hey friends – listen… I need content. Help me out here?
The stuff I’d love to share here:
- Your cameras, regardless of where it came from or what it is.. but it’s nice to know a bit about you and your love.
- Film Cameras
- Digital Cameras
- Unique accessories
- New acquisitions of the Vintage and New-Age.
- Old school film (piss off hipsters).
- Your travels, your stories.
- Funny photos of cats.
- Homemade/DIY Accessories
- Tips for bidding photographers
Send your photos of your unique loved camera to :
I need you to share with the world what you love, what you cherish..in a photographic sense.
I want to make this a new home for people to love love love. Where the only thing we shoot is megapixels or film (by any distinguishable means).
I can’t wait to see what you guys and gals send me! I’m super excited to see what Sydney has to offer.
Peace out! LEICABOSS.
Marcus Wong | PHOTOMARCS
Creative Visionaire | SydneyCameraStyle.com