A Leica Mini M Announcement on June 11th?:
On June 11th, Leica will be announcing a new camera: the Leica Mini M. This bit of news has definitely got me wondering what this new Mini M is all about. Will it be the EVIL camera that so many have been waiting for from Leica? There aren’t many details at all but it will be placed right between the M line, and the X2. Many questions are going through my head as we speak.
First off, if the Mini M has interchangeable lenses, will it use M lenses?
If it does, it would be pretty cool because that means I can just buy the body, and use my existing M lenses . It would be similar to what the Leica CL was back in the day. That might give the Leica M series competition that it doesn’t want but who knows, the Mini M could have a cropped sensor. Plus, one thing that I’ve noticed about Leica in the recent years is that they definitely like to surprise people. Sometimes I feel like they’re turning into the Apple of camera companies lol. Perfect example of this: the Leica Monochrome and even some of the technology in the new M Typ 240. But then again, the Mini M is placed between the M and X2, so I would guess that it would be cheaper than the M, which suggests to me that maybe they might make lenses specifically for it.
Will this be a stripped down version of the M 240?
If it is a stripped down version of the M 240, then what will happen with the Leica M-E? Plus, I would imagine that this would compete with the M 240, which Leica probably doesn’t want.
Whatever it is, it’s great to see Leica expanding their product line. Personally, I’m hoping the new Mini M will be a cool little mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Imagine a Mini M vs. Fuji X-Pro1 comparison post…wouldn’t that be cool ?. What do all of you think? Would any of you buy one? Would any of you trade in your Fuji stuff if the price was right?
Hands On With The New Zeiss Touit Lenses!:
Hey everyone! On Tuesday, I got the chance to go to the Zeiss Touit press event here in NY, and it was great. Bob from Bergen County Camera hooked me up with an invite, and I actually got my hands on the new Touit lenses for the Fuji X Mount (they had the Sony versions as well). I’ve been looking forward to trying out these new lenses for quite some time, and for the brief time that I was using them, I have to say that they do not disappoint! Again, this is more of a preview, and first hands on experience rather than a review, since I only had the lenses for the afternoon. But I will definitely be getting them for future reviews. Here’s what I think of them so far. [click to continue…]
New Zeiss Touit Lenses For The Fuji X Mount:
Wow, how cool is this? Zeiss is finally coming out with their lenses for the Fuji X Mount. You can even pre-order the Touit Series lenses from several places. There are a few sites already talking about the new Zeiss lenses but in case you didn’t know, Zeiss is initially coming out with two lenses. [click to continue…]
The New York Botanical Garden:
I look forward to going to the New York Botanical Garden during the spring because I’m a big orchid fan, and they have their Orchid Show from March 3rd to April 22nd. It’s up in the Bronx, which is a trek for me but I think it’s totally worth it. I use to go to an orchid show downtown, which I really liked but it doesn’t happen anymore. I use to be able to buy a lot of rare orchids for cheap there. [click to continue…]
Leica M Typ 240 Review:
The Leica M, the M10 or the Typ 240 as some call it, is the most anticipated camera for me because I grew up with Leica rangefinders. My interest in Leica started around the age of twelve when my dad gave me an old M3. I don’t think he thought it would have had such a huge impact on me but it obviously did. I went absolutely everywhere with that camera, and I probably shot more with that camera over the years than I ever did with my M9. As the years went by, I dabbled in a bit of medium format. I bought a Mamiya 6, and then 6MF, which are both rangefinders but my heart always lied with Leica M cameras. The M3 left such a huge impression on me that I sold my Mamiya’s, and bought myself an M6TTL. [click to continue…]