It’s a camera with a crunchy wooden shell and a gooey digital filling! I like the unique look, though I wish the camera looked less like a planchette. Either way it’d be pretty cool to see a larger SLR camera with a wood shell. I wonder how much more this weighs with the wood.
Personally I love the classic look.. Plus you can operate the shutter speed and every other setting manually. You can also shoot in either JPEG or RAW. If it had an actual viewfinder this thing would be perfect.
No price or release date but it will probably be in the 700 dollar range.
Full specs and info at Leica USA.
I recently read this interview with New York Times Assistant Editor of Photography, Michelle McNally.
Turns out that the NYT photo department is run on Apple hardware, among other interesting facts.
Overall an interesting read.
Update: Forgot about the stupid registration login at the New York Times site. You can get around that by using a fake login provided by bugmenot.com
Update 2: Feb 17 2007: Finally fixed the link
After that we have Thinktank Bazooka Tripod Bag
Seems cool. Nice level of padding, plus it has shoulder straps and its easy to remove from the bag.
The president of the company was formally Lowepro’s Lead designer, so he has some credentials.
We also have the Crumpler 7 Million
Nice size and its all incognito.