Shanghai Auto Show, Fads And Trends: Lenses

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
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Lenses at the Shanghai Auto Show definitely test both sides of the envelope. Some photographers came with lenses long and wide enough to take close-ups of concept cars shown on the moon.

This photographer usually shoots big game in safari parks and only moonlights at the car show. Or maybe he the one who does all those spy shots.

Many members of the accredited media (the vetting process is hard and rigorous, nonetheless, press days are mobbed) must be in the live blogging business. One sees more and more cell phone cameras for a direct beam-up to high traffic websites. We hope.

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  • Slumba Slumba on Apr 26, 2011

    Reason for big lenses like those pictured are 1) very shallow depth of field allows you to throw background into something blurry and non-distracting since you often have very little room to move around in order to get the shot 2) since only pros have these lenses you get treated better by security 3) people get out of your way since you obviously are a pro

  • Accs Accs on Apr 27, 2011

    I know this is all about the cars... But what is with the outfit in the chic in the last pic....

  • Carlson Fan I think it is pretty cool & grew up with a '75 Ford window van so I can attest to their utility. $60K is a lot for any vehicle and I'm not convinced EV's are ready for prime time for a number of reasons. It would make an awesome 2nd or 3rd vehicle in a multi-car household but again the price would keep most from considering it.I agree with the other comments that those who have to have it will buy it and then sales will drop off. Offer a panel version for the commercial market, that could have possibilities.
  • Wjtinfwb Panther Black? or Black Panther? Shaped like a decade old Ford detectives sedan? Seems like an odd way to send out your marquee car...
  • Kwik_Shift Instead of blacked, how about chromed? Don't follow the herd.
  • Carlson Fan Nicest looking dash/gage cluster ever put in any PU truck. After all these years it still looks so good.
  • Wheatridger Correct me if I'm wrong, but has the widescreen digital dash usurped the space formerly occupied in every other car by an HVAC vent? I see one prominent vent well right of center, where there should be two. I rely on twin driver's side vents to warm my hands on cold mornings, and I wouldn't give that up for more screen area.