Leica T – First thoughts
April 25th, 2014 | by Tobias Weisserth | published in Blog, Gadgets
Leica took its sweet time to release a modern, mirrorless system camera. Dubbed the Leica T, available in black and silver, it resembles a design we have seen from Sony in its NEX cameras. The camera will be manufactured and assembled in a dedicated plant in Germany, while the native lenses for the new T mount will only be Leica branded but in fact be manufactured and assembled
Konica Hexar AF – a quiet camera for quiet moments
August 26th, 2013 | by Tobias Weisserth | published in Gadgets
The term compact camera often has a condescending ring to it, as most compact cameras don't live up to premium expectations. In the 1990s, when film photography was still a mass market for professionals and consumers alike, a number of Japanese manufacturers - many of them not in the photography business anymore today - swarmed the market with a range of outstanding premium compact cameras, some o...
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
April 9th, 2013 | by Tobias Weisserth | published in Blog, Gadgets
So, I'm at NAB Show in Las Vegas at the moment and one of the surprise announcements has been a tiny new camera by Blackmagic that features a custom Super 16 size sensor and active Micro Four Thirds mount. The camera was on display with various Micro Four Thirds and other lenses attached. According to Blackmagic, it'll be available through the usual Blackmagic sales channels this summer. I played ...
A different Minolta CLE review: Minolta CLE versus Minolta XD7
June 8th, 2012 | by Tobias Weisserth | published in Gadgets
There's no doubt a lot has been written on the Internet about this little Minolta rangefinder camera already, even though the camera is out of production since long before the Internet became a reality in the first place. Among all the rangefinder camera systems available throughout the last decades, the CLE has always been somewhat of a dark horse. Minolta was an excellent manufacturer in the day...