The rumor mill is in full swing with Fujifilm’s X-Pro1 being outed on several sites. The successor to the X100, the X-Pro1 has been said to have a 16 MP APS-CMOS censor, hybrid view-finder, magnesium and alloy body and a full suite of accessories. It’s seen being packaged with a 18mm (27mm equivalent) f/2.0 and 35mm (53mm equivalent) f/1.4 lens as well as a larger 60mm lens. No concrete word on pricing just yet but rest assured the details will be out soon enough.
Nikon has finally unveiled the D4, the long-awaited successor to the camera maker’s full-frame D3S DSLR. It features a 16.2 megapixel sensor and an extended ISO to 204,800 at Hi-4 as well as a brand new full-frame FX-format sensor to take things next level. The D4 can also capture 10 fps stills at full resolution with full auto focus and exposure. A new 51-point AF system offers full cross-type focusing that’s compatible with all Nikon lenses, even when paired with a teleconverter. Nikon’s latest beast also features two card slots with support for both UDMA-7 CF and the recently-announced XQD format, which brings write speeds of up to 125 MB/s — enough to capture 105 consecutive RAW images at 10 fps. A release is slated for late February.
Famed Street Style photographer Tommy Ton looks to switch it up with the introduction of “The Retailers,” a new segment where he goes behind the scenes of some of the best boutiques known to man, highlighting the people that make them as successful as they are. “I wanted to focus on teams at these stores that have such an amazing eye for detail,” says Ton. “Shops that continue to change people’s views and inspire.” First up is Union Los Angeles. (via GQ)
The Pirelli calendar has dropped for 2012 and continues the campaigns longstanding history of blending world-renowned fashion photographers like Karl Lagerfel and Mario Testino with A-list models and actresses. This time around, the calendar was shot in Corsica by Mario Sorrenti, who surprisingly is the first Italian to shoot the calendar from a company of the same origin. The women in this year’s calendar are: Isabeli Fontana, Natasha Poly, Saskia de Brauw, Lara Stone, Joan Smalls, Guinevere Van Seenus, Malgosia, Edita Vilkevicute, Kate Moss, Milla Jovovich, Margareth Made, and Rinko Kikuchi.
There are a total of 25 pictures that made it into the calendar, 18 black and white and seven in color. The calendar’s owner can choose who to feature every month–it’s an interactive calendar which allows you to switch the girls at will. Head on over to Fashionista for a full look at the images. These wouldn’t be deemed safe for work unless you work in a… well, we’re not exactly sure where. Enjoy.
Starting today, the wall of the Mondrian SoHo in New York features a permanent outdoor installation of photographs by Sol LeWitt, entitled: SOL LEWITT: On the Walls of the Lower East Side. The installation consists of 120 photographs of New York’s Lower East Side shot by LeWitt in 1979. The grid is grouped in threes that have been printed on vinyl and installed on a wall measuring 20-feet high by 60-feet wide. The Sol LeWitt installation is by the Lafayette entrance to the hotel and is a completely new venture for the Morgans Hotel Group as they launch a new initiative to further enhance the guest experience through their relationship with art.
Photo Credit: ©Estate of Sol LeWitt / ARS. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Tommy Ton, famed street style photographer and founder of Jak and Jil, has really built a name for himself over the years with his signature shooting style and humbled approach. Though you probably wouldn’t have recognized him a few years back, the surge of blogging and emergence of street style have made him a household name. He’s respected by all that have been touched by him and his work and for good reason. His approach is natural and unforced and the results have been epic.
With his unique eye for careful detail, Ton captures the true ready-to-wear ensembles donned by editors, models, and celebrities who walk the streets every Fashion Week. During last month’s Spring/Summer shows in New York, Life + Times followed the master at work.
Video from L+T can be found below.
Canon’s announced the EOS-1D X, a full-frame beauty that’s set to replace the EOS-1Ds Mark III as well as the EOS-1D Mark IV models in Canon lineup. The 18 megapixel sensor is supported by a pair of Digic 5+ imaging processors, which help drive a 61-point high density reticular AF system, a top ISO setting of 204,000 (51,200 native), a 252-zone metering system, a 14 fps JPEG burst mode and a built-in wired gigabit LAN connection, for remote shooting and image transfer. This one’s pretty epic as it has an incredibly sharp intelligent optical viewfinder, with an on-demand grid, AF status indicator, a dual-axis electronic level and a shooting mode readout. Beyond this, the video capturing capabilities are intense as you can choose between 1080p video at 24, 25 or 30 fps, or 720p at 50 or 60 fps.
Look for the EOS-1D X to release in March 2012 with a pricetag of $6,800.
Toymaker Uncle York has created this hand made figure of photographer Terry Richardson. The rare collectible features Terry’s infamous camera pose, signature shades and thumbs-up sign. “After Batman and Spiderman the most debated photographer is immortalized in the form of doll. Tattoos, camera and even nasty eyed!” Look for it now through colette and Uncle York.
Being loyal Nikon fans, we’re really excited to hear that the company is releasing a line of mirror less cameras. The Nikon 1 system will consist of two new, extremely versatile cameras — the V1 and J1 — and will also bring forth four new ultra-portable lenses. To compete directly with the NEX-5, PL1, GF-1 and their brethren, the Nikon 1 system will be the perfect blend of image quality, speed and portability. The system’s built from the ground up and comes with some top-notch features.
The folks at Acquire just turned us to the release of Canon’s S100, a follow-up to their highly successful manual-friendly S90 and S95 point-and-shoot cameras. The camera will feature a 12.1 Megapixel sensor that’s mated with a slightly wider and longer 24-120mm F2.0 lens. Other upgrades include a new Digic V image processor, ISO sensitivity beefed up to 6400, Full HD recording at 24 frames/sec and built-in GPS.