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 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!