TWiP 464 – Future to the Back
High-end and renown camera manufacturer Leica is at it again. Heading down the “less is more” path with regard to features, or lack thereof in its newest camera introduction Leica MD. Where companies like Sony, Panasonic, Olympus etc are moving to refine and increase the capabilities of their systems. For some camera makers, removing features has become their leading strategy.
Leica began this trend with the introduction of their “it only shoots in monochrome” M series. And Nikon joined the fray with their retro styled DF body with a “thrilling blend of classic and modern Nikon” features. These cameras eschew modern “luxuries” like video, touchscreens and builtin wifi transfer. Yet, offer an increased price point for the privilege of not enjoying these missing features.
In this episode we examine this trend of getting back to basics. And discuss the deeper issue of the camera as a fashion accessory versus a tool. Or can it be both?
Links Mentioned in This Episode
- Leica’s latest $6,000 camera drops the built-in display for retro look
- Sony developing a smart contact lens that lets you do more than see
- Creatives against depression
- The Angry Millennial
- Guidebook for Martin’s Namibia Tour
- Contact Martin if you are interested in submitting stock photos to Offset
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