I dropped by Looking Glass Photo in Berkeley to buy some film and check out the new Diana camera. I couldn’t pass up their new “Think Negative” design, emblazoned with a Leica, and their store name on the back. The stylish, comfortable 100% cotton jacket is made by American Apparel, and retails for $39.99. They also have T-Shirts and various other products – the perfect gift for the cynical photographer on your list.
Yesterday I was rocking out to Jandek’s first album, Ready for the House. This morning NPR featured an article and 8 minute story on Jandek. If you’re intrigued by the NPR piece, the documentary DVD Jandek on Corwood is a fascinating look into this strange, reclusive, musical enigma who has released 51 albums, and recently played a few live concerts.
While the Nikon D3 and Canon 1DS MkIII continue to elicit a lot of chatter, the most interesting issue with these new cameras is they may outresolve your lenses. Wide angles have especially been a problem in the corners for previous Canon full frame cameras. Could Nikon’s new 14-24mm lens be the wide angle solution for landscape and architectural shooters?