Who knows when (if?) the elusive 40MP Pentax 645D medium-format digital camera will become available in the U.S. Though the long-awaited camera appears to be launching in Japan in June, repeated queries to our Pentax contact here in the States about the camera’s domestic availability have not been returned.
While we sit twiddling our thumbs in the U.S., here’s something to chew on: a handful of full resolution sample images shot with the confounded 645D have just been posted on the Pentax Japan website.
Gear is fun to play with and fun to buy, but it diverts money from more important things (marketing, for instance) and it can lead you to financial trouble. Accountants and veteran photographers will tell you: Avoid buying more than the minimum amount of gear, unless you can rent it to clients and recover your... More ›
LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, the photo festival in Charlottesville, Virginia, announced today that is ceasing operations due to lack of funding. A statement from the festival’s board, posted on the LOOK3 website, says, “While our event was beloved by many in Charlottesville and in the international photography community, we unfortunately do not have the... More ›
Stockland Martel, the photography agency founded 30 years ago by Bill Stockland and Maureen Martel, closed on December 31, 2017. In a statement published on the Stockland Martel website, the founders said they were retiring from the photography business, and said they “are looking forward to enjoying life at a slower pace, exploring new interests,... More ›