Click on the Birthday Cake to listen to this long rant on the possible future of our industry and suggestions on a more sustainable path. The discussion includes the current love-fest with the new Leica M9, printer ink costs and how video is going to kill much of the photography industry… video killed the photography star!
Note: In the audio I mention how I was considering buying an Epson 9900 to work along with my d’Vinci yet once I saw the ink price was shocked back to my senses. Well I guess not shocked hard enough… as I just purchased one. Now if you will excuse me I have to get to McDonald’s for my tenth job to pay for the ink.
Also, my birthday was on September 12- and for the curious I got a retro wood record player for my growing record collection.
Ok… my birthday is only a few days away but somehow I don’t think this new Leica M9 made my wife’s shopping list… damn! If Leica fixed all that was missing in the M8 (which I am sure they did… fingers crossed) this would be the first digital camera I could be excited about in quite some time… of course it will cost an arm and a leg but thats nothing new in Leica-land. I for one will be tuning in on September 9 to see all that is new… will I consider buying one if everything is perfect?… not any time soon as I love the look of scanned film and my wife would KILL me if I spent that kind of money in this economy… I have kids after all!
Below is the promo teaser for the live broadcast release:
Link to Lecia for more info.