Month: January 2012

The Old Man and the Sea

  I came from the outside, the rules of photography didn’t interest me… there were things you could do with a camera that you couldn’t do with any other medium… grain, contrast, blur, cock-eyed framing, eliminating or exaggerating grey tones and so on. I thought it would be good to show what’s possible, to say that this is as valid of a way of using the camera as conventional approaches.   — William Klein   Today was a tough day for me, very sad indeed, but with my head up high, I’ll bounce back∗  

Week 4 | 20102

The Rebirth of Cool Have you ever felt invisible, on top of the world and just filled with creativity. Well, that’s exactly how I feel after having been without a photographic tool for about 10 days just observing and making imaginary shots. The images on this post all belong the Lumix LX3. I was so enchanted with this little jewel that I even decided to write my first ongoing user base experience review to chronicle my findings. I found the title of this week’s post very apropos — The Rebirth of Cool, as its exactly how I feel. Having had time off daily photographing and honing in the eye plus coupled with a tool that really acts as an extension of the eye is a truly marvelous experience. You may be asking yourselves perhaps “Where does the LX3 fit into your workflow?” Well, as I explained in the previous week. I’m going through a metamorphosis much like a butterly and this week marks the rebirth of something new, something special, something dear to me and …

Lumix LX3

“Say hello to my little friend,” as the famous quote in Scarface said. This is my new Panasonic LX3 and I think I found the appropriate replacement to my Ricoh GRD3. More to come soon . . . 1st Impressions, user experience, and all that fun stuff. By the way, I’m still without a m43 camera body as I sold my GF1 kit a few days ago and I’m on the hunt for my next boy, hint, its going to have IS in the body. Update I just published an ongoing review of this great digicam and you can read and follow its progress here →.

Fujifilm X-Pro 1

A sample gallery of the amazing high iso performance of the Fuji X-Pro 1 by Hugo Poon. He titled his series 3 days & 2 nights. Here are a couple of samples of full resolution images demonstrating just how clear and crisps the X-Pro 1 files can be. If you ask me, in a one word response the answer is — wow. This gives credence to the output potential of the Fuji X-Pro 1. I can already hear the chatter now — Leica M9/M8 vs Fuji X-Pro 1, its sure going to be an interesting year. Fujifilm X-Pro 1 first look A video from Michael Coyne and Christian Fletcher with some words and more images Links of Interest DP Review’s Hands on Preview  3 days & 2 nights with the Fujifilm X-Pro1 Fuji X-Pro 1 official site sample images