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.
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.
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