Leica has just relaunched nine M-mount lenses we’ve already been familiar with. But this time, they’re cheaper. The thing is that they were made in Portugal instead of Germany, but according to Leica – they keep the same high-quality performance. Still, they are up to $500 cheaper than their German counterparts.
In Wuppertal, Germany in 1902 the “flying train” was about to open. Of course, the train didn’t really fly, it is suspended from above. construction of the Wuppertaler Schwebebahn began in 1898 but it didn’t begin to open until in 1901. It’s actually still in operation today, despite having shut down briefly after damage during World War II.
This video was shot during 1902 and shows an incredibly high level of detail and quality, even by relatively recent standards. According to the Museum of Modern Art, the film was shot on Biograph 68mm film stock, which offers up a huge frame for capturing a lot of detail.
The coronavirus situation has the world’s population divided. On the one side, many aren’t worried. That it’s just SARS, MERS, Bird Flu or Ebola all over again and that it’ll blow over. On the other, some people are very worried, particularly organisers of large events such as MWC in Barcelona, CP+ in Tokyo and now GDC in San Francisco.
TPS, NAB and Photokina all recently announced that they are still currently going ahead as planned, but the situation in Europe has changed since then. A couple of days ago, however, at a press conference in Tokyo, Photokina organisers still say that there is no reason to cancel the event.
After a 15-year-long dispute, The World Trade Organization approved that the United States can impose trade sanctions on some products from the EU. The US is about to apply $7.5 billion in punitive tariffs on the EU products. Among other things, it will affect German camera lenses, making them 25% more expensive.
Planning a photo trip to Germany? After three years of living in Germany and visiting countless cities in the country, I have a handful of tips for you. No, they are not about the best shooting locations and what photographic gear to pack. They are more of a practical nature.
The new Olympus OM-D E-M1X is being billed as Olympus’ new fast action sports and wildlife camera. So, photographer Matt Higgs took one out for a spin in the snowy Bavarian Forest national park in Germany to see how well it handled photographing wolves, lynx and various other wildlife.
In this video, Matt walks us through the features of the camera, how to use them, and the images he created on his trip while using the camera along with Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm f/4 IS Pro lens.
Well, this will come as a bit of a shock, especially to all of those people who decided to skip Photokina this year in order to attend the next scheduled Photokina in May 2019. The German Photo Industry Association (PIV) has now decided that there will be no Photokina 2019. Instead, the new annual show cycle will begin in 2020 – just like many of us suggested they should’ve done from the beginning.
In November 2017, an SJCAM HD 1080P action camera washed up on the shores of Süderoog, a tiny island off the coast of Germany. A man picked it up and after a long online search, the camera was reunited with the owner.
What makes this story especially interesting is that the camera filmed its own disappearance. It was wrapped in a waterproof housing, which meant that the memory card was still intact when the camera was stranded on the shore at Süderoog. The photos and videos show that it belonged to a young boy who lost it while he was exploring a beach. And apparently, his camera crossed 350 miles to find its way to Germany.
Photokina is the highlight of many photographers calendars. It’s the largest photography trade event in the world. It’s so big, that it only happens once every two years, in Cologne, Germany. But that is all set to change. Photokina is now becoming an annual event. DIYP went to the last Photokina in September 2016. The next one is still scheduled September 2018. But after that, we won’t have to wait two years.
Not only is it turning into an annual event, but as of 2019, it’s also shifting to much earlier in the year. Traditionally, Photokina has been held in September, but after September 2018, we only have to wait a mere 8 months for the next Photokina in May 2019. And it’ll happen annually in May each year from that point forward.