Guess it's time for my monthly updates!
just wanted to feature 2 deviants who were super nice enough to feature me, felt bad since i never followed the tag rules! here we go!:
1. GAO it's KURO-ZILLA Graduation Day Tsubasa Chronicles:Sakura cell
2. Vocaloid: Distorted Wonderland MF: Hikari +Miss Kira Amane+
In other news, planning on attending PMX, hopefully, all 3 days. Say hello if you see me! Also, whats a journal entry without talkin about new cameras??
Nikon introduced their refreshed D3, called the... D3s! pretty much the same as the D3, except a new sensor...expanded iso range to 102,400!! saw some samples, looks pretty damn impressive... also added a sensor dust shaker and 720p video recording... might be worth getting jusdt for the even better high iso ability!
Canon introduced their 1d mark IV! i was surprised they actually with the number 4 since in japanese, 4 sound a lot like death, so often times, they will skip the number 4 in their naming scheme... notable changes are the 16mp packed into an aps-h sensor size... of course, i think they had to match the nikon d3s with expanded iso up to 102,400 as well... of course, the 1dmark 4 comes with an improved af system (after the 1dm3 fiasco), with all 45 focus points being selectable, and 39 cross type af points! from the high iso samples i saw, doesn't seem like it matches the nikon d3s, but i will need to see more samples to decide.
recently picked up the canon 17mm f4 TS-E.... really want to try it with cosplay photog with a nice backdrop, but it will require time to setup the shots (tripod) since the lens is manual focus, and you have to set the tilt and shift... might be interesting though!
also got a chance to play with a leica s2.. it's leica's newest and most expensive camera.. not sure what to classify it as, but the sensor size is halway between full frame 35mm and a medium format... 37.5mp, body is $23k US, thats right, $23,000! and the lenses are about $5k each, $6k if you want the leaf shutter version... yikes... it is a solid piece of camera gear though, feels more substantial than the top end canon and nikons... the lenses are huge as well!! im used to fast zooms and primes from the canon and nikon system, but i was still surprised by the size of the S2 lenses.. yikes! viewfinder view was the largest ive seen too!!
a friend ordered the lecia m9, full frame! can't wait to try it out! my friend also recently picked up the new 50mm noctilux, thats f.95! the lens was $10k alone! i got an adapter to mount it to my micro 4/3 cameras, will see how it goes! maybe try it at a photoshoot!
ok, think i blabbed on long enough, tomrrow is friday, finally! definitely need a break from work!