In one of the biggest photography related moves of the year, (and unexpected if you've been following Leica closely the past few years) Leica acquires Sinar, the company renowned the world over for its Large Format cameras.
In a takeover 7 years in the making, Leica acquires Large Format stalwart Sinar. The press statement reads “With this takeover, Leica Camera AG completes the company’s portfolio in the high-end digital camera segment and further expands its position in the market for professional photographic equipment.”
So far there’s no news on what things would look like on the analogue end. Will we see a high-end, premium large format camera soon? We’ll know soon enough. In the meantime, better make a deal with the devil because you know that camera won’t be cheap and “expensive” is a massive understatement.
Canon has risen to the ranks of the biggest and most influential camera manufacturers in the world, and it all started 80 years ago when the company produced its very first camera, The Kwanon. Find out all about this historic shooter after the jump!
From the simple Vivitar 110 camera he received from his grandmother, Brett Wolff already accumulated close to almost a hundred cameras and accessories in his analog arsenal. Some of the cameras he treasured were even handed down by relatives and friends, making these more precious to him. Let's take a closer look at his camera collection.
It is always a pleasant experience collaborating with our old friends and LomoAmigos. This time, Emily Soto shot another wonderful series with her Petzval Art Lens. We can't wait to share it with everyone, so here they are!
Lomographers love reflections. Peruse the website and you are bound to find water puddles mirroring trees and glass windows duplicating people's motions. What beautiful sights to record indeed! But how else can we approach this doppelgänger effect? Seven ace photographers give us wonderful ideas.
The Rolling Stones in circus masks, a bare-faced David Bowie and Johnny Rotten in a bulldog clipped-jacket. Such details Anton Corbijn has ingrained in rock history. These images plus 300 more of Arcade Fire, Nirvana, Siouxsie Sioux, REM, U2, Nick Cave and Depeche Mode have a collective premiere at Fotomuseum Den Haag.
April 23 marked World Book Day, a UNESCO-designated annual event held in celebration of books and reading all over the globe. To commemorate, here are fascinating images of people from several decades ago, reading not on Kindles or iPads as many are wont to do today, but actual books, newspapers, and other forms of the written word.