17.09.14 by Jeff

$20,000 Leica M Edition 60 Camera: The Stupidest Invention of the Year

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This year Leica celebrates 60 years since the release of the first Leica M3 camera, considered by many to be the most iconic rangefinder in history. Despite the camera brand’s sparkling legacy they continue to produce new digital products that no one buys; beautiful design objects with zero regard for usability.

Such is the case with Leica’s latest offering, the new Leica M Edition 60 camera will feature no LCD screen. No screen! For the fabulous price of nearly $20,000 dollars you can have all the convenience of not knowing what you’ve shot. Innovative! I didn’t think it would be possible to top the Apple Watch as the stupidest invention of the year but this is surely it. At least it looks better than the watch, I’ll give it that.

 

 

Why any photographer would buy a digital camera, at this price, and not have any way to view their images (or access to any onboard menu) is beyond me. If the idea is to get people to slow down and remember what it was like to shoot film why not buy an actual film camera and shoot film? Or use a digital camera and simply turn off the display???

It is no wonder all the images you see on Instagram are taken of Leicas not with Leicas. Anyone who buys this camera should be required to attach a giant spinning red light to it, at least then it could be a pretentious asshole alarm system.

I try not to be negative on this site very often but this is so idiotic. Feel free to disagree with me in the comments, but be honest with yourself – you are not buying this camera.

 

 

01.04.14 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Ray Barbee

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Really enjoyed this beautiful little portrait of skateboard legend, turned musician and photographer, Ray Barbee. The profile is part of a series of Let Us Roam, a series of short films, made possible by Leica.

Watch the video below!

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21.03.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Pillar Point “Dreamin”

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All you filmmakers out there this is how you put a Red Epic camera and Leica lenses to good use. In my opinion, the visuals in this video don’t go with the music at all, but the visuals are so spectacular it’s still worth watching.

I just wish videos like this didn’t always veer into the territory of “look what we can shoot in slow motion” instead of actually considering the song or story. The snow scenes don’t really seem to fit at all, and actually they kinda make this seem like a lookbook for whatever jacket the guy is wearing.

I think it’s a lot better if you mute the video and listen to something like this. Watch “Dreamin” below.

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14.05.12 by Jeff

$50,000 Leica M9-P Edition Hermès

The Making of the Leica M9-P Hermès Edition Camera
300 Edition Hermès digital rangefinders will ship this summer for $25,000, as well as 100 Série Limitée Jean-Louis Dumas models which will go for $50,000 a pop. I almost think you’re better off not watching this video, it’s just depressing.

Watch the video below (at your own risk)!

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