Recently, there have been a couple of reminders of the value – particularly historically – of the printed photograph or, at least, some sort of hard copy. The first was a wonderful exhibition recently held at the Museum Of Sydney called An Edwardian Summer.
The compact system cameras (CSCs) aren’t any substitute for a D-SLR, and we’re wondering why some product planning departments seem to think they are.
You probably won’t be surprised to learn that the digital medium format market has been struggling a bit of late. The global financial crisis hit the high-flying corporate and advertising photographers particularly hard and these were the people who could afford to spend $40,000 or $50,000 on a capture back. At the same time, the 35mm-based D-SLRs have been getting steadily more capable with resolutions creeping up into DMF territory.
As you can read in our round-up of Photokina 2010, the star of the show was undoubtedly Fujifilm’s FinePix X100, a retro-styled, pro-level compact camera with an ‘APS-C’ format sensor and a fixed wide-angle prime lens.
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