I lose my mojo — or, perhaps, we should say phojo in this instance — many times. I get periods, even whole years, when I realise I haven’t taken as many images as I did in the past, and resolve to try harder. It’s a worrying condition, but I don’t think it need be terminal.
Before I wrote the two articles on my choice of an electric Jaguar I-Pace (see link below), it crossed my mind that readers might not be interested. It is rather off-message, even though I had chronicled my time with the Nissan Leaf back in 2015 and these articles brought forth some interesting comments.
Panasonic’s Imaging Division boss, Yosuke Yamane has expressed strong confidence in the L-Mount Alliance during an interview with Barney Britton of DPReview.com (see link below).
The village of Vallouise is at the centre of many cross-country ski trails. The winter landscape is very different from summer — see my earlier article. The places where people used to grow crops and hay for cattle in the summertime are now covered with snow. “La plaine” (the plain) is an almost flat beginner track with very mild slopes and beautiful vistas toward the village. One of the local bars is home to an excellent brewery.
Leica has launched three M lenses in limited quantities of between 250 and 500. They include two Safari-themed designs and one silver anodised version of the popular 75mm APO-Summicron.
This is one film I am looking forward to seeing. The theme is right up my street — 20th-century history, the cold war and a well-crafted denunciation of the evils of communism. There’s also a (tenuous) Leica connection, which is just the icing on the cake.
The Leica M3, the first camera to feature the new-familiar M-mount, was launched at Photokina in September, 1954. So, you might think, another few years to go until the platinum anniversary. But not so. I was interested to read in Leica Rumors that the M-mount is seventy this month, three days ago on the tenth, as it happens.
Well, I really hadn’t thought about it ‘till Richard Scott mentioned it the other month, in Leica M8 in Japan: A very different culture, a groundbreaking digital camera. But Richard said “..I’m sure we’d all love to hear about and see your experience in Japan with some accompanying pictures,” and I really fell for the bait!
Often I read negative comments about in-camera charging. The criticism isn’t aimed at the feature itself, rather it is concerned with the suspicion that manufacturers are cutting corners and saving cash on providing a single-battery charger unit.
There’s no denying that Fuji has been on a roll with the X100 series. And, from all accounts, it seems that the latest X100 V is the best yet. I’ve always admired this camera for its design, its single-minded approach to photography and the deserved success it has enjoyed.