Some cool Monday links, March 8th 2010

I can not believe it is already going into the 2nd week of March! It really does seem that the older you get the faster time flies by. It’s Monday and I am hoping to be out all day shooting a couple of cameras I have here so I thought I would post some cool links I stumbled upon over the weekend. Enjoy!

First, here is a cool Leica X1 review by Ted Johnson. If you have not yet seen it be sure to check it out. B&H Photo has been getting some X1’s in every now and then so if you are looking for one you can click here for stock status.

How about 20 incredible videos shot with a Canon 5DMKII? There really are some amazing videos on that page. I have to say that if I were to buy a DSLR system today, it would most likely be a Canon 5DMKII with some L primes. Great camera, awesome video capability.

The mega digital review site and forum, is hosting a Leica challenge and the submission deadline is tomorrow! Only 11 entries so far so get on over there if challenges are your sort of thing and submit your B&W M8/M9 image!

How to construct an ultra slow pinhole camera. How about a 6 month exposure? Pretty cool!

In case you missed it, a link to my youtube channel where ALL of my camera videos are 🙂 Feel free to subscribe!

and in case you happened to miss this one (not sure how) B&H Photo is accepting pre-orders for the M9, in black or grey. B&H only does this when they know a shipment is on the way so hopefully they will be shipping them soon. One guy who ordered Friday got a call from then saying his order would ship today, so we will see. I do know they do the 1st come 1st served thing so if you managed to get a place in line, congrats. I hope your M9 arrives soon. When it does, be sure to make a post!

Some great Canon rebates going on with 5DMKII and some great lenses.

and I saved the best for last…

A tribute to Vivian Maier. A Chicago street photographer from the 1950’s – 1990’s her never before seen work was recently discovered and sold at an auction. The person who is dislpaying the work at the site said they have 30-40,000 negatives and over 15,000 of them are still undeveloped in the rolls. Pretty exciting as these are being developed and scanned for the website, so be sure to check it out!


  1. Update on the Vivian Maier story. There is an exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center now through April 3rd. They’re also going to do a documentary on her life and work. What an amazing talent!

    The documentary information (including ways to back the making of the film) are here:

    WTTW here in Chicago also did a story recently on Vivian.

  2. The X1 review was good and clear, together with your review i think i have a pretty good idea and understanding of this nice camera

  3. I second that about Vivian Maier. I am just reading her short history and viewing her photos on the blogsite. Wonderful work. Ilove the square medium format. Thanks so much for posting this. I feel sad that her work (and I guess her life) was relegated to a storage locker, and sad that she never knew that her work was found, but relieved and happy that it has been rescued for us all to enjoy. How fortunate that this treasure trove was rescued for posterity when so many other cardboard boxes of life stories are discarded as junk. Maybe local photo clubs should advertise themselves as drop off points for unwanted photos, albums, every one a history. Here is a great site I discovered a while back showing forgotten family photos

  4. Truly incredible story about Vivian Maier! Great street-shooting and totally unheard of until recently. Fantastic discovery….and I wonder if in 50-60 years anyone will still be able to find some great DNG files on someone’s computer 🙂

  5. Many thanks for the dpreview link Steve! Now did I recognise another familiar shot on there? 😀

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