Submitted by Double Negative on February 12, 2012 - 3:15pm
Added today is the Anti-Aliasing Filter Primer article.
When designing the digital M cameras, Leica made two very important decisions regarding the sensor in an effort to maximize the sharpness of the image. Borrowing a page from more pro-level, medium format digital backs and eliminating the anti-aliasing filter being one of them. This article looks at how the lack of an anti-aliasing filter affects images from the digital M cameras.
Submitted by Double Negative on February 8, 2012 - 6:47pm
Submitted by Double Negative on February 2, 2012 - 10:56am
There have been a number of articles written recently (outside of the usual circle of sites) showing that Leica (and film) is alive and well out there, as these photographer's stories can attest. One photographer by the name of Syd Greenberg had a standing bet with anyone that if he was found to be without his Leica camera, he would pay them $5. Below are some links to articles worth checking out, as they're all interesting if not good reads...
Submitted by Double Negative on January 25, 2012 - 8:57am
Okay, here's one that'll really blow your mind. Read the full blog post for the best effect (and a larger image). Stare at the RGB dots on the girl's nose for about 30 seconds or so, then quickly look at something all-white (like an empty browser window on another tab) and blink rapidly...
via (Rob Sheridan)
Submitted by Double Negative on December 15, 2011 - 9:35am
Holding a Leica is no different from other cameras - you're taught to support the bottom of the camera with your left hand, cradling the lens (which is preferred) but in the picture above you see an alternative method which allows rapid portrait or landscape orientations. You also want to brace yourself as much as possible; arms tucked in, knees relaxed with feet spread a bit. If you have to, don't be afraid to use anything and everything around you for additional support; lean against a wall, etc. You can also lay your camera atop a bag or jacket and use the self timer to your advantage, even without a tripod or cable release.
Submitted by Double Negative on December 8, 2011 - 9:19am
Leica has announced the V-Lux 3, a 24x superzoom with 12.1MP CMOS sensor. The camera has a 4.5-108mm f/2.8-5.2 image stabilized lens, equivalent to 25-600mm in 35mm film terms. The camera is also capable of 1080p60 video capture with stereo sound and 12fps shooting at full resolution. It will be available from January 2012. Here's the press release: