This new Leica M-P does look great. It may be a “Perfect understatment” but I can’t pay $8,000 for a camera body. I’d sure like to try one, though. It looks great without the usual Leica “Red dot” and with the etched “Leica” script on the top. Maybe someday. http://us.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/Leica-M-P
Discriminating writers still consider the fountain pen the ultimate writing instrument. Fountain pens are fun to use and, for some of us, to collect. I’m left-handed, which makes using a fountain pen challenging. It’s worth it. Here’s how quality fountain pens are made.
I love my Hasselblad film cameras and would love them even more if I could drop a digital back on them. The new CFV-50c looks like just the ticket. Now, if I only had an extra $15,000 around here somewhere. Still, wouldn’t it be cool to shoot digitally with a camera from the 60s?
You will almost always find an Olympus Stylus Epic on or near my person. The unassuming little Stylus Epic is in my opinion the best compact film camera for carrying everywhere. It easily fits in my pocket, is weather resistant, has a very nice f/2.8 lens, a spot meter, and goes from pocket to photo […]
It seems fair to conclude from the evidence that I’m the victim of some persistent delusions when it comes to my own photography. For instance, every time I buy a new camera, I truly believe that I’m going to use it for the rest of my life and will never have to re-sell it. This […]
I’ve always wanted a “Barnack” Leica, if for no reason other than the nostalgia of using a piece of photographic history dating back to the mid-1930s. I’m not a (deliberate) collector, so condition and rarity weren’t important to me. I ended up with a “user” IIIf. The camera is not really a IIIf but rather […]
I had a long talk with myself after somehow acquiring no fewer than 4 Leica M bodies. That’s beyond what even I can rationalize. During the talk, I asked myself, “What if you could keep two of them?” The answer was that I would need to buy an M7 in order to keep just two. […]
A funny thing happened while I was waiting for my new M3 to ship from Japan. A nice user sample with a recent CLA showed up on the local Craigslist. No harm taking a look, right? I couldn’t resist, and bought it at a fair price. My fear with the M3 was that the viewfinder’s […]
My new MacBook Pro arrived yesterday. This will replace my aging, 2-year old version. It’s a thing of beauty. Whenever I get a new machine, I’m tempted to just run the simple data migration to move everything over, but never do. Instead, I start from scratch. This is a complete pain in the ass, but […]
Marco Arment on Apple’s Magic Mouse: > “But it comes with a cost. Setting the auto-unlock wheel mode requires the Logitech software, which screws with the standard OS X pointer sensitivity and scrolling acceleration. To get mine to work the way it should, I had to install Logitech’s software to enable the auto-unlock wheel, uninstall […]