Last night, our Camera West Sports Workshop participants gathered for a slideshow to share our favorite images from the Fast & Furious Criterium in downtown Pleasanton.
I was amazed and very pleased with the quality and variety of images everyone made. Take a look.
|Photo by Bo Mathisen
The best sports photos are not always where you expect them and Bo proved that point here with a tender moment of this kid watching the race on his bike. Great job Bo!
|Photo by Conrad Rowling
Conrad captured this trio in beautiful late evening light. A great job of seeing the light and working with it Conrad!
We had a great time at the Camera West Sports Workshop this last Sunday. For some participants, it was their first opportunity to witness bicycle racing up close and personal. We will be having a followup session soon for all the workshop participants to share their work. After that, I’ll post some images from them here on the Camera West Blog.
Until then, we tease you with this great shot from Conrad Rowling. We practiced a technique called slow shutter panning and Conrad nailed the technique in his photo below.
We plan to have more sports workshops in the near future, so watch for announcements on this blog and in the Camera West monthly newsletter.
Here is the official statement from Leica’s Stefan Daniel, Director of Product management, Photo and Jesko van Oeynhausen, product Manager Leica M-System.
Leica Camera has recently become aware of customers experiencing compatibility issues related to select types of new memory cards when used in the Leica M9.
First of all, we would like to thank you all for the lively participation on our call for assistance to solve the SD-card issue with the M9. With this information, we would like to give you the latest information on the status:
The facts from today’s point of view are:
- We have a very limited number of customers approaching Leica for this issue. Most users do not have a problem.
- If the fault occurs once, it can be reproduced.
- Images can be lost in case of this malfunction and the card can be damaged/destroyed.
- There are no indications that it is a firmware bug in the latest firmware 1.162.
- It is not a general incompatibility of certain cards, the M9 is in general compatible with SDHC cards, including newer San Disk Class 10 and Class 1.
What Leica is doing:
- Our dedicated technical teams are actively working on identifying the root cause and solving the problem.
- SD-cards in question are being tested at Leica’s QA department intensively to find the root cause for the malfunction.
- We are in contact with SanDisk and getting their full assistance.
- We started a structured query in the Leica User Forum to get a better overview about the customer’s experience.
- As soon as possible, we will communicate the issue’s origin as well its solution.
- If possible, use cards that worked well in the past: Keep on using it, don’t format it.
- Please avoid formatting cards in the computer.
- If you are forced to use new cards: Use them carefully: try to avoid browsing through the images on the screen while the red LED is blinking.
- In case of malfunction, please stop using the card. If images are lost, try to recover them.