Friday, September 25, 2020

Swiss Roll: Hidden for 70 years, these photographs were recovered from an ancient Leica...

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I roll of 35mm film exposed two generations ago in Switzerland and Italy. It has remained undeveloped through the decades and now provides a unique and poignant record or a vacation by an unknown family. We would like to get in touch and returned their unseen holiday snaps...

Billingham launches new Hadley Pro 2020 system bag

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Billingham's much-loved Hadley Pro has been upgraded with new features and a "2020" design label. Frequent travellers will appreciate the new rear strap to attach to luggage.

In-camera charging: Leica misses out on an essential feature

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Are you a fan of in-camera battery charging? I believe it is now a must-have feature for all cameras. Have your say....

Review: Billingham 72, single-camera bag for Leica Q, Sony RX1 and more

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No sooner had I finished reviewing the new Billingham Hadley One system bag when along came something quite different. The Billingham 72,...

Apple Watch 5: Resistance is futile

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After a lifetime of Swiss watch fandom, I've defected to the smartwatch. Goodbye, good and faitthful mechanical servant, hello tomorrow — with a dollop of beneficial health monitoring thrown in.

Leica X 36mm Viewfinder: Form and Function

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On the face of things, the little Voigtländer optical viewfinder is the perfect companion for the old Leica X1. That's what I thought. And then I tried the 36mm Leica version....

Leica Q2 gets the Thumbs Up: How a simple brass grip transforms the handling

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The absence of the much-promised Leica thumb grip for the new Q2 camera has been a source of friction here at Macfilos Towers. Fed up waiting, we've gone back to the original and the best, the all-brass Thumbs Up. It transforms the handling of the Leica Q2.

iPad Magic Keyboard: Why not settle for the best?

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Apple's new iPad Magic Keyboard combined with touch and mouse support in iPadOS 13.4 at last bridges the gap between tablet and computer.

Arte di Mano: Christmas arrives early at Macfilos

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Father Christmas came early to Macfilos Towers, all the way in his sleigh from Soeul. The Arte di Mano half-case for the screenless Leica M10-D follows Leica tradition.

Taab Focus Rings: Transform the handling of your non-tab Leica lenses

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What do the current Leica 50mm Summicron, 50mm Noctilux and 75/90mm Apo-Summicrons have in common? They all lack a focus tab, something that I find near essential, especially in a smaller-diameter lens such as the 50 Cron.