This week in the news: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet surfaces, a major firmware update to the Canon 7D is inbound, Fujifilm's new lens roadmap, and more. It was a very big week for technology news and there were lots of announcements, so grab a cup of coffee and get ready to catch up.
This is your B&H Pulse News Roundup for the week of June 29th 2012.
Steve Huff needs no introduction: As a veteran blogger with a large fanbase, he is also known across the internet as a rangefinder and small-camera aficionado. We recently got to chat with him about the different cameras he's used over the years, about running his site, and about his photographic adventures with famed musician Seal.
Peter Souza is the White House Press Photographer. But he doesn't only capture the major public moments in the life of the President, he also captures the more human and tender times. Many of his photos are on display in an exhibit at The Leica Gallery in NYC entitled, "The Obama Presidency: A Look Behind the Scenes." Though his photos are already showcased on the White House Flickr Account, Peter's work is something that needs to be seen in person to truly be experienced.
My first encounter with the legendary Leica Noctilux was about ten years ago, when one of my good friends returned from a holiday in Switzerland with his new Leica M6 and an assortment of Leica lenses—all given to him by his grandfather! Yes, GIVEN! And among those lenses was the Leitz Noctilux f1. I remember seeing those first images Michael shot on his new M6, wide open, with the Noctilux, and I remember thinking, "My goodness, I couldn't care less if there's no actual point of focus in the image!" The way that Noctilux rendered was just breathtaking.
Today, we are proud to announce the winner of the B&H Photo Flickr Street Photography contest sponsored by Leica. Throughout a very long judging process, the social media team here at B&H viewed lots of great submissions. In the end, Flickr user Louster will be receiving the Leica D-LUX 5 for his photo Centennial Olympic Park. Congratulations to Louster, and kudos to all of you for giving us one of the longest and toughest decisions to make.
We've got a special treat for you this week: another Street Photography edition of the featured Flickr Photos. If you aren't part of the group already, you should probably join. Afterall, you can win a Leica D-LUX 5 in our contest sponsored by Leica. For more details you can go here. First though, see if you made the cut this week and remember that the contest ends on March 14th.
We've got a special treat for you this week: a Street Photography edition of the featured Flickr Photos. If you aren't part of the group already, you should probably join. Afterall, you can win a Leica D-LUX 5 in our contest sponsored by Leica. For more details you can go here. First though, see if you made the cut this week.
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