The Leica M Max Sensor Explained

The Leica M Max Sensor Explained

The 1/2013 issue of LFI (Leica Fotografie International) offers insights by the creators of the Leica M’s Max sensor and Maestro processor. The leading brains in the matter share their knowledge on how it all came about. Here are some excerpts from LFI 1/2013. For the full article order the magazine’s print issue. Leica developed […]

Underdog Samsung: Maybe This Sort of Retro Feel NX300 Tips the Scale…

Underdog Samsung: Maybe This Sort of Retro Feel NX300 Tips the Scale…

Am observing the widely overlooked Samsung NX lineup since quite some time. Somehow NX is just the best kept secret of mirrorless photography. Samsung cameras are underdogs. You don’t hear much about serious photographers shooting Samsung, but this latest NX offspring deserves a good look. Not only does Samsung know how to build great compact […]

Nikon 85mm 1.4G — What’s So Special About It?

Nikon 85mm 1.4G — What’s So Special About It?

By STEVEN MCCONNELL I’ve tried to not use this lens. I’ve told myself that whatever image quality advantages a prime offers are pretty much matched by modern zooms. To support that theory, I’ve taken the 70-200mm F2.8 with me on shoots instead. I’ve told myself that it’s a better choice because it’s more like “two […]

The Many Faces of a Nikon D800(E)

The Many Faces of a Nikon D800(E)

By BENGT NYMAN The Nikon D800(E), probably intended as a high MP, best seller DSLR, has instead given us an insight into the intricacies of the technologies and capabilities of a modern camera. The Nikon D800 was surely meant as a merger of two technologies; an everyday, take-everywhere DSLR and a high MP shooter nearing […]

A Pimped Up Sony NEX-7: What to Make of Hasselblad’s Lunar?

A Pimped Up Sony NEX-7: What to Make of Hasselblad’s Lunar?

Surprise, surprise. No one expected this one. But what to think of the latest mirrorless kid on the block, Hasselblad’s peculiarly different Lunar? How many trees do they chop down for it? A toy for the wanna-look-rich? Seriously, am kind of flabbergasted. One thing is sure, it’s a victory for Sony on many fronts. Because […]

Canon Entry-Level EOS C100 Cinema Camera, Filmmakers’ New EF Mount Darling?

Canon Entry-Level EOS C100 Cinema Camera, Filmmakers’ New EF Mount Darling?

It was a well expected and speculated about camera, Canon’s rumored interchangeable-lens digital cinema camera. Now the Canon EOS C100, the entry-level model in Canon’s Cinema EOS System offering high resolution, is official. With the advancement of social media and online reporting, videography is more and more important, but which Indie filmmaker or videographer is […]

Sony RX100 First Impressions — High Contrast Mono: Woohoo!

Sony RX100 First Impressions — High Contrast Mono: Woohoo!

The Sony DSC-RX100 promises a point-and-shoot’s heaven and earth. This is less of a marketing hype. It’s real world user reports that praise the RX100 above the rest. No doubt, the RX100 belongs to a class of its own. I’ve been playing around with this stunning little beast that carries a beautifully bright Carl Zeiss […]

The Canon EOS M Mirrorless

The Canon EOS M Mirrorless

Well the Canon EOS M is out of the bag. Canon did a great job plugging leaks — until three days before the official announcement day on July 23, 2012. You’ll get all the juicy news, analyses, first hands-on reviews and preorder information right here on THEME. Canon usually know what they’re doing. And so […]

Perfect Black-and-White Camera With Zero Noise Needs Your Social Love

Perfect Black-and-White Camera With Zero Noise Needs Your Social Love

Leica, watch out! Your pat your own back for inventing the world’s first black-and-white only digital camera, the M Monochrom. Well you’re wrong. Maybe the world’s first black-and-white only consumer camera. Because Spectral Instruments, a company you most likely never heard of, built another fairly outrageous camera: a 112MP camera with ultra light-sensitive sensors that […]

Game Changer! IKEA Launches Digital Cardboard Rangefinder Camera KNÄPPA

Game Changer! IKEA Launches Digital Cardboard Rangefinder Camera KNÄPPA

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has revealed an eco-friendly digital camera made almost entirely from cardboard: the KNÄPPA. It’s the world’s cheapest digital camera made out of one piece folded cardboard secured by two plastic screws, a single circuit board for all electronics, camera sensor and integrated USB connector. Plugs directly into a computer. Good for […]

Infinitely Wide: The Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm F2.8 Super-Wide Angle Lens

Infinitely Wide: The Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm F2.8 Super-Wide Angle Lens

This is not about Zeiss overtaking the stratospheric Leica prices. This is optical craftsmanship at its finest — and you get what you pay for: available from May 2012, MSRP is $2,948 or €2,148. Ouch. But what a differentiating-from-the-crowd design: The notable German lens manufacturer announced the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm F2.8 Super Wide […]

The Day Apple Revolutionizes the Camera

The Day Apple Revolutionizes the Camera

Lest we forget: Apple invented desktop and reinvented mobile computing. Apple revolutionized the access to and enjoyment of music. And the phone. +++ Update Aug 2012: Actually, they considered making a camera or a car, as Apple’s Phil Schiller revealed… Imagine they get their hands on the camera. They will. And that can possibly revolutionized […]