Last month, when Sigma announced that their $6,900 flagship DSLR, the SD1, was receiving an unbelievably massive price reduction to the tune of $4,600, our collective sympathies went out to the early adopters who, not only missed out on the ability to save over 65% on their purchase, but who also shelled out that type of money for the SD1 in the first place… Ouch.
An Interesting Look at the Implementation of Videophones in Film and How Our Perception of Technology has Changed
From the 1927 German expressionist film Metropolis to modern day releases such as the 2009 space-drama entitled Moon, the use of videophones have always played an integral part of the science-fiction film genre since technology first allowed us to translate our creative thoughts into moving images.
This is a Guest Post by Howard P. Stern of BomoArts.com
Absolutely AWESOME the Bolex is back and its digital. When I first saw this posted I thought this was either going to be a joke or some hokey Lomo kind of toy. This is not a toy and it’s not just a concept this camera going to happen!
From its approachable price, to the sturdy build quality, and the impressive imagery it produces the 16mm Bolex has had a long and respectable history from professionals and students alike. I used one in film school and owned one for a brief period of time before I had to sell it so I could eat, I still regret the decision not to starve by the way.
Thoughout our world’s history, the onset of new and ever-evolving technologies, such as the camera, have changed the way we witness, remember, and recollect the countless eventful moments that transpired. Speaking particularly from an American perspective, when we think of early photography, many of us are inclined to recall images that we came across in our history textbooks, depicting scenes from memorable events such as the Civil War.
Once again, the information coming from the rumor-mills within the months, weeks, and days before today’s official Sony A57 announcement were spot-on, leaving not much in terms of surprises if you were one of the many who followed the consistent updates that emerged on a persistent basis before its proper unveiling just hours ago.