If you want to be shooting with this black beauty this summer, here's your chance. All you have to do is follow us on Instagram. That's it. So go on. Hop on over and follow us. We'll wait. Ok. So as we were saying, now that you've followed us and will now be enjoying behind-the-scenes photos from our adventures, you'll be entered to win the all-black X100S we have here at the office. Then you'll be able to use it on your own adventures if you win. Good deal, right? We'll pick a winner at random on June 30.
If you've been waiting around for Fujifilm to release their excellent X100S Camera ($1,300) in black, you can stop, because the wait is over. This camera — already a favorite for street photographers thanks to its retro styling, compact size, fixed large aperture lens (23mm at f2), and powerful 16 megapixel CMOS sensor and EXR processor — is now even better for discrete photography with its new stealthy colorway. Additional features include easy-to-use manual controls for aperture and shutter speed, an intelligent hybrid autofocus, full HD video capability, and excellent color quality for some of the best portraits you've ever taken.
The people at Lomography do as much as anyone to keep analog photography alive — so we couldn't think of anyone better to make an all-new instant system. The Lomo Instant Camera features a retro-styled body in one of four colorways, a built-in, 27mm equivalent wide angle lens, three shooting modes, including two manual, a tripod mount, cable release support, and simple two-step focusing. You can expand its capabilities with fisheye and portrait attachments and with color gels, but perhaps the best part is its support for Fujifilm Instax Mini film — the most widely available instant film around.
When you've been around for 100 years, you've seen a lot of changes — and if you're in the camera business, those include the switch from film to digital. Created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the venerable camera maker, the Leica M Edition 100 Set combines the best of both worlds, giving you a Leica M-A film rangefinder for analog photography and a Leica M Monochrom for gorgeous black and white digital photos. Included in the set are three prime Summilux-M lenses — 28, 35, and 50mm — and a special black anodized aluminum case from Rimowa. It's limited to just 101 sets worldwide, but tracking one down will likely be easier than paying for it.
Typically when a camera gets a sequel, it replaces the old model. Not so with the Sony RX100 III. While this powerful pocket cam boasts the same basic build as its predecessors — including the same terrific 1-inch, 20.1 MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor — it features an all-new Zeiss 24-70mm lens that gives you a f/1.8 aperture at the wide end and f/2.8 at 70mm, making for more pleasing bokeh. Other new features include the blazing fast Bionz X processor, a pop-up OLED electronic viewfinder, and an articulated LCD that can tilt 180º upwards, making for the best selfies you've ever shot.