“Sometimes, you find the key to your problems in the dark moment. There is always a magic door and a key near you. The light and the solution aren’t far. Sad events can be a source of enrichment too. The bird I drew isn’t an eagle or a parrot, it’s a crow.”
The Leica M-Monochrom is a black-and-white version of its M9 full-frame rangefinder. In most other respects, the M-Monochrom shares its hardware with the M9. It can add three toning colors to its monchrome output or its uncompressed DNG files can be edited using the included copy of Photoshop Lightroom. A full version of the mono processing software Silver Efex 2 is also included. It will cost around $7,950
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The 12MP Panasonic DMC-GF5 mirrorless camera is a subtle revision over the GF3, but a higher-res screen, refined user interface and the inclusion of Panasonic’s retractable 14-42mm power zoom lens for a list price of $749.99 makes it worth looking at.
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The camera’s rather interesting design is the work of respected product designer Marc Newson and features a logo of his signature on the base of the camera. The K-01 costs around $749 body-only and $899 with the ‘XS’ version of the 40mm lens.
It combines the 16MP CMOS sensor from the K-5 DSLR with a full Pentax K lens mount, to create a mirrorless camera with an enviable range of lenses already available.
There was a lot of excitement when the New York Times wrote about a small company promising to make focus errors a thing of the past. A camera that allowed you to focus after you take the picture. Its subject was Lytro, a startup promising to make its technology available in a consumer product on the market within a year. And, sure enough, here is the Lytro Light Field Camera.
The company has shipped its first Light Field Camera to a customer and we’ve had a chance to spend some time with one, to see what their experience is likely to be like. It’s a totally unconventional camera that captures images that can be refocused after they’re shot, so we haven’t shot our usual, 2D test charts but we’ve tried to sum-up its technology and what it’s like to shoot with. Read our review to find out what we thought