Friday, August 29, 2014

Out-of-print Photobooks That Should Be Reprinted

I will add to this list as they occur to me.

In Flagrante by Chris Killip.

A1: The Great North Road by Paul Graham.

A Way of Seeing by Helen Levitt.

Brooklyn Gang by Bruce Davidson. 

Streetwork by Philip-Lorca diCorcia.

Women are Beautiful by Garry Winogrand.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Photokina 2014: What They Should Make!

Because I'm better at running their companies than they are. Obviously.

Leica
Put a rangefinder-style EVF and some real controls on the Leica T.

I should also note that a really big screw cap replaced the loathsome red dot on the new M-P Type 240. There are five spots on the front of the camera. Five. Let that sink in. Now ask yourself: Why is Leica making their flagship product uglier?

Fuji
If the features added to the X30 suggest what features the X100T and X-Pro2 will have, you’ll get no complaints from me. The only thing I don’t like about the X30 is the 2/3'' sensor. I’ll take a larger sensor and lens, please.

Sony
The RX100 Mark III was a letdown for me. I don’t want a pop-up EVF and a 24-70mm-e f1.8-2.8 lens. I want a regular built-in EVF and a 24-100mm f1.8-2.8 lens. Basically, I want a 1'' sensor camera that is coat pocketable, not pant or shirt pocketable. I want something that I can take pictures with in the sun and has decent dynamic range, because my other digital camera is an iPhone.

Panasonic
The LX100 and GM5 rumors sound promising. I hope the LX100 has a 12-50mm f/2.8-4 lens and a rangefinder-style EVF.

Olympus
Still no rangefinder-style mirrorless with a built-in EVF. Meh. I wouldn’t mind a 12mm f/4 tilt-shift lens.

Ricoh
Well, the GXR system is dead. They should put an EVF in the GR, though.

Nikon
V4 with a rangefinder-style EVF. The Internet would love it. Come on, Nikon. You’ve tried the rest, now try the best (form factor).

Canon
Eh, whatever. When are those image stabilized 50/1.4 and 85/1.8 primes coming?

Samsung
They make cameras?