Last Week Today: Closing Thoughts on PhotoPlus Expo 2015

by Hugh Brownstone2 Comments

In our final installment of our coverage of PhotoPlus Expo 2015 I mangle the show’s name, fulfill a bucket list item (sitting in the real BACK TO THE FUTURE DeLorean – thank you, Samsung) and ruminate on just how appropriate BTTF is as a theme for what to me were the show’s highlights.

At my age, I really shouldn’t gush in public, let alone in writing. And in the case of BACK TO THE FUTURE, I wasn’t a kid when it first came out in 1985: I was already approaching 30.

I don’t care.

BTTF is one of the greatest movies of all time (geddit?), and I was astounded to walk into PhotoPlus Expo 2015 to see the original DeLorean right there in front of me.

Ergo, gushing.

More than that, though: the highlights of PPN as far as I’m concerned — the au courant OLED depth of field scale on the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8; the old school manual focus Loxia 21mm f/2.8 on the other; and the uber-modern yet Bauhaus-informed 10:2:2 4K shooting, 4.4 megapixel viewfinder sporting Leica SL – were proof positive that we can now appreciate what was great about the past without glorifying it, while being very happy to be back to the future to take advantage of advances in technology and maybe even…advances in civilization.

Or something like that.

PhotoPlus Expo 2015 was an unexpectedly a joyous occasion with some great new gear thrown into the mix, all of which make it clear once again: yes, it’s about the gear; and no, it’s not about the gear.

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Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E Mount

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E Mount

 

Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount

Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount

 

Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera

Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera

 

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Hugh Brownstone

Hugh Brownstone

Hugh is the founder of Three Blind Men and An Elephant Productions. He and the team write, direct, shoot, score, and edit web-centric films; conduct photo shoots; and write copy, white papers and blog posts. Hugh also writes screenplays (he recently optioned a TV pilot) and just published his first eBook (Apple's iPhone: The Next Video Revolution). If it's about telling stories, it's in their wheelhouse.

And always with the ambition of authenticity, humanity and wit.
Hugh Brownstone

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