The difference between the two Koreas is well-known. We understand that one country is almost entirely closed off from the rest of the world, while the other is modern and plugged in. We’ve even seen images from space that show how literally dark North Korea is.
And yet, it takes a compelling photo series/book like German architecture photographer Dieter Leistner’s Korea–Korea to truly drive home the differences between these two pieces of the same peninsula.
From the moment you boot up, your computer leaves footprints. Websites leave tracking cookies, following you from page to page and session to session, alongside the usual traces left by your IP address. Persistent logins from Google and Facebook tie each site visit to your offline identity. If anyone really wants to go after you, they can also make a direct attack, targeting malware to track your movements in the background. With the right tools, a computer is an open book.
Not this computer, though. It’s running Tails, an open-source operating system designed to leave as little trace as possible, launching version 1.0 today after more than five years of open development.
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Caveat: this review was produced with a final production beta camera and lenses; this means that whilst we’re probably 99% of the way there, there will almost certainly be some small changes before the camera finally ships. All sample images were shot in DNG and converted via ACR, with the 18-56 and 23mm native T-mount lenses.
Let me say up front that whilst I have been very clear that innovation has been somewhat lacking in the camera industry across the board of late, there have been a few standouts that do so precisely because they push various aspects of the game – be it image quality or more rarely, ergonomics. I’ve long had the feeling that Apple’s latest camera implementations – touch once to lock exposure and focus, again to shoot – have really distilled the essence of the camera down to its bare minimum. It uses technology not to pad…
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The day after our photo walk, I went back to the area to shoot the rest of the film roll. This time, I worked the Spejlbuen (The Mirror Arc) building. Although it’s not exactly a marvel of architectural engineering, Spejlbuen’s curved façade acts as a huge mirror that gives the building a rather unique look.
Nikon EM, Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8, Ilford XP2 Super 400
The weather was absolutely fabulous last Sunday, so I had a chance to test my shiny new Tamron SP 28-80mm f/3.5-4.2 Adaptall 2 lens I found cheaply on eBay. The missus and I went for a bike ride, and we made a photo stop at an area right outside Aarhus with a few interesting buildings, including Vestas development center. I bagged a few decent shots, but there is still plenty of interesting stuff to photograph.
Nikon EM, Tamron SP 28-80mm f/3.5-4.2 Adaptall 2, Ilford XP2 Super 400
As for the lens, it turned out to be a solid performer within the f/8-f/11 range. It does exhibit noticeable barrel distortion at the longest end of the zoom, though. At 480g, the lens is rather heavy, so I don’t expect to carry it in my bag regularly. But it makes a nice addition to my modest collection of Tamron Adaptall lenses.