Canon at Photokina

Well, my photo therapy session worked. I got some great shots of my friend Laura Marie at Candlelight Coffee House a couple nights ago. Here is my favorite:

Laura Marie at Candlelight
Laura Marie live at Candlelight Coffee House.
[Photo by Darren Abate – Leica M6; Voigtländer Nokton 50/1.5 ASPH
Ilford HP5+ +2 1/30 f/1.5]

In other news, it seems Canon has started out at Photokina by releasing some juicy new glass. There is a new 70-200 f/4 L and a 50/1.2L, which is the one I’m really excited about. I need that one. Yes, definitely. I’m a sucker for fast glass.

Canon also released the new 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), which for 800 dollars, is going to give some happy consumers a lot of bang for their buck. Nine-area AF, 10MP, and Canon’s new ultrasonic dust removal system. Looks tasty. It’s too bad I have a rep to protect, though, and am not allowed to buy any body below a 5D. 😉

I’m no insider, but if this is what Canon is starting out with at Photokina, I have a feeling that they’re about to put their foot up Nikon’s ass again. That’s just a hunch, so all you Nikonistas can save the vitriol. I’m not a total asshole. I think the F3 was a very good camera.

3… 2… 1…

And, of course, still no official word from Leica on the new M8. I’ve heard a lot “unofficial” things about the M8 from a certain well-connected friend, but dammit, I want to see those shiny PDFs from Leica. Patience… Patience…

Speaking of Leicas, my M6 seems to have healed itself. I was having some trouble with the film advance jamming up around exposure 25, but I ran a couple rolls through it two nights ago and everything was fine. Yay for no repair bills!

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~ by peakaction on August 25, 2006.

4 Responses to “Canon at Photokina”

  1. I thought you might like to see this, its on the Rangefinder forum, suppose to be the real deal

    http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27452

  2. nice picture,
    and her music is quite good, well from what i heard of the samples on her site.

    i’m going to have to try this camera therapy,
    just need a camera, haha
    been meaning to get one for a bit,
    i keep scooting through ebay for a decent rangefinder but some of them are damn expensive,

    oh well, i’ll just have to work harder, its only money right!

  3. Beautiful picture!

  4. What is the best camera of beginners in digital photography?

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