Monthly Archives: February 2017

New Leica Sofort

In German “sofort” means immediately, so I suppose the title of this post should be “Leica Immediately Instant Camera.” This little camera costs $299, and you have to buy film (don’t ask me to explain what that is) for it. Ten sheets of film cost $15. I admit to being perplexed about why anyone would want to use this instead of a cell phone to take pictures at parties, but I suppose the Leica brand is worth something to some people. It doesn’t even have auto focus. To Leica I simply say, Danke, aber nein danke.

Two New Canon DSLRS

Canon has announced two new mid-range DSLRS – the EOS 800D (Rebel T7i in the US), and the EOS 77D, which is for the more advanced shooter. I won’t bore you with all their specifications. You can go follow the link and read about them if you are interested. My question for for Canon and Nikon and Fuji and Sony: Do we really need so many new cameras?

Pixar in a Brush from Khan Academy

Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs. You will be able to animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots, and make virtual fireworks explode. The subjects you learn in school — math, science, computer science, and humanities — are used every day to create amazing movies at Pixar. This collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy is sponsored by Disney.”

 

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