The Dumbest Idea Ever: Leica M Edition 60

OK… so after a nice post this morning on the new film Leica M-A they apparently could not help themselves and had to make this monstrosity:

http://en.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/Leica-M-Edition-60/Details

Why??? Shooting digital already has its limitations and the preview screen is one of the only features I even like… so lets make a precious, pretentious (note white gloves in the video) digital camera with NO LCD screen and pretend that to quote Leica’s own tag line that it is: “The Essence of Photography”.

This Leica worship crap drives me nuts and will be their undoing. Save yourself money and sanity and just get a M4 and call it a day.

Viva la Revolution- Stephen

Leica M-A Announcement!

Leica M-A Available in Silver & Black..
Leica M-A

So apparently the folks at Leica still believe in film, or at least think they can make a buck off film camera sales. Announced today the Leica M-A…. basically a Leica MP Classic… no electronics, pure mechanical M! Let’s hope the rest of the industry takes notice and stops the rush to our digital demise as a medium.

There were a lot of rumors about a new Monochrome camera this year…. apparently the rumors were true- load a roll of Tri-X in this and it is a true Monochrome camera!

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-news/2014/09/leica-m-a/#!prettyPhoto

Viva la Revolution- Stephen

Cine Still Film Review

Cine Film

 

 

 

 

Click on the play button to here my quick review of this film.

From the FAQ page at CineStill Film

Use CineStill 800Tungsten when photographing:
   – tungsten/incandescent light
   – candle light
   – fluorescent light
   – mixed tungsten and fluorescent
   – mixed tungsten and limited daylight

Avoid using CineStill 800Tungsten (or expect a unique look) when photographing:
   – open shade
   – cool light
   – daylight overpowering tungsten
   – heavily backlit images
   – strong window light
   – content including intense points of light (christmas lights, chandeliers, neon signs, bright windows)    

Here is a difficult test shot I did… I was quite impressed and this is pushed to EI 3200!!!!!! Max usable EI in my opinion is around 6400 with a 2 stop push….

800T_CineStillFilmTEST_Schaub2014_3200

Lance Braided Leather Strap

I have a lot of experience with camera straps after making over 4,000 Y Straps some years ago. I have been looking for a beautiful and functional strap for my new Leica Monochrome and have found it in the new Lance Braided Leather Non-adjust camera strap. At $75 it is a great value and is far nicer for my needs than the AA straps or the Barton leather strap I have been using recently. I also own the Lance Nylon straps which are nice but this one is in my opinion is spot on!

Check them out at: www.lancecamerastraps.com

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