Additionally, the camera features “authentic Cine Looks” looks–shooting modes accessed through the camera’s menu. The looks include ASC Cine Classic, ASC Contemporary, as well as cinematic aspect ratios.
Leica announced new limited production variants of three lenses for the Leica M-System. The text below is from Leica’s announcement. Read the full press release here.
APO-SUMMICRON-M 50 F/2 ASPH., BLACK CHROME Available February 21, 2019 Reminiscent of the vintage Summicron 50 mm f/2 (II) from 1956, the APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH., black chrome features a scalloped focusing ring with barrel components machined from brass. This special lens has engravings for the focal length and distances measured in feet with red enamel paint, meticulously applied by hand. Limited to 700 lenses worldwide.
SUMMARON-M 28 F/5.6, MATTE BLACK PAINT Available February 28, 2019 The Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5., matte black paint bolsters the range of classic Leica lenses with a new and exclusive color option, making for a stealthier variant of such an iconic lens with vintage aesthetic signature. Limited to 500 lenses worldwide.
SUMMILUX-M 28 F/1.4 ASPH., SILVER ANODIZED Available February 28, 2019 For the first time, the Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH. wide-angle lens is available in a silver anodized version. Owners of M-System cameras and lenses in silver now have another matching high-performance lens for their systems in one of the most versatile and fast wide-angles of the Leica portfolio. Limited to only 300 worldwide.
Panasonic announced the S1 and S1R cameras. The S1 features a 24.2MP sensor and the S1R doubles that with 47.3MP. If that’s not enough for you, both bodies also feature a high-resolution shooting mode that produces 96MP images in the S1 and 187MP images in the S1R. Both cameras feature contrast detection autofocus systems with 225 AF points as well as internal image stabilization.
Video shooters will appreciate the 4K 60P capabilities of both cameras. The S1 can capture 4K 60P 8-bit video internally. Its big brother, the S1R can capture 4K 60P externally, with V-Log.
Take this one with a grain of salt, it’s a slick commercial put together by Nikon and The Atlantic. Areas of Focus is a Nikon Z7 commercial featuring Joe McNally. It’s worth a look just to appreciate McNally’s work. Check it out if you can get past the marketing bit.
Wild Polar Bear Tries to Break In | BBC Earth — A wild polar bear attempts to snack on Gordon Buchanan, wildlife cameraman as he hunkers down in a protective cage. The Photobeat’s staff found this quote vey appropriate: “At this point, my fear outweighs my fascination.”
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Leica Rumors reports that, according to Japanese site DC Watch, Leica Japan announced a black, limited-edition version of the Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 lens. The Summaron-M 28mm lens is a vintage lens design that was originally produced in screw mount at the Wetzlar, Germany, factory from 1955-1963. According to Leica’s website, the new version, originally only available in silver, is a “slightly revised design” with an M-bayonet mount and 6-bit coding for modern Leica rangefinders. The Photo Beat has not been able to find a corroborating news release from Leica Camera.