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me @ work

nullcherri took this pic of me in the studio today. for those going "wtf hep ur a midget" i am standing on a chair. :< this is p much how i always shoot unless i am standing on the forklift (true fax. in my other studio my stepladder is a forklift)



t12 took this pic of me and evan on the store floor today before we all broke for the day. we are like running on 3hr of sleep a night for 4day so thats why we look exhausted. stylish ponybun no? this was shot on a $30K leica. i still <3 my subcompact nikons more.

as clean and clear as the Lieca is supposed to be, I will take my Canon 1DMII anyday.
seriously right? as nice as it is, its fkn 50lbs and all the dollars in the world.
At first I did not realize what you typed. I thought "$30K leica" was just an identifier, like "NewBalance 609." Then I read it again and realized it said THIRTY-THOUSAND-DOLLAR camera. O-:

What if you dropped it into the ocean or something? Do people insure them? (I always wanted to buy a nicer-ish camera and learn how to use it, but my dad insists I will drop it in the ocean. I live in Pennsylvania.)
At first I did not realize what you typed. I thought "$30K leica" was just an identifier, like "NewBalance 609." Then I read it again and realized it said THIRTY-THOUSAND-DOLLAR camera. O-:

What if you dropped it into the ocean or something? Do people insure them? (I always wanted to buy a nicer-ish camera and learn how to use it, but my dad insists I will drop it in the ocean. I live in Pennsylvania.)
if you shoot on a leica you are either REALLY rich or REALLY well insured. they absolutely do not make any cameras for the average person. i think the base leica point and shoot is still several thousand dollars. this wasn't even the top end model. however, in photography medium format is always like 5x more expensive than small format (35mm digital equiv) mamiya mf, hass mf, they all run between 10-30K.
Yeah, medium format is crazy expensive (I suppose because there is no way to cheaply manufacture a larger photo sensor, which is how consumer, and even pro-sumer level camera dropped in price, you could manufacture small sensors - sometimes even tiny ones - get a lot of megapixels of resolution out of them, and they'd look okay).

That economy of scale just does not translate to the MF backs, and probably never will, but I keep seeing studios with tethered SLRs instead of MF digital backs, so I assume that MF as a format will become a rarity, even for magazine cover shoots, and the full-frame DSLR will be good enough for fashion work (seemingly the last hold out for digital MF). On film of course, different story. Nothing beats peeling a polaroid to check an MF shot, not even the instant gratification of a tethered camera.

The latest digital Leica M-series are looking better, but they still don't actually seem to understand digital, what makes M-series Leicas the choice of photojournalists and street photographers, so I wonder if there ever will be a true digital Leica - small and unobstrusive, quiet as hell, quick to frame and focus, characterful lenses that just leap off the print with detail... dunno.
It just makes me laugh because, as a regular person, I would not spend more than a few hundred bucks on a camera, and even that would make me paranoid about dropping it or getting it wet.
I love this. I really like pictures of people working for some reason. It's completely fascinating to me.
i always look like such a dictator, but i think that's just because i talk with my hands