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∗
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 …
“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 →.
While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see. — Dorothea Lange
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