Saturday, July 4, 2020

Photo industry emerges from lockdown: Business almost as usual

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As retailing emerges from lockdown, photographic stores are in a good position to make a quick recovery. Mike visits Wex in Milton Keynes and a small independent store in West London to see how things are going....

Leica’s new small-system Ettas bag

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The new compact Ettas bag from Leica will accommodate a V-Lux, Q or CL- and M-system cameras with mounted lenses up to 90mm.

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.

Huawei P40 Pro+ and that Leica camera

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Hauwei's new P40 Plus is a compelling smartphone and comes with the benefit of a Leica-branded camera. But there are trade-offs? Is it the phone for you?

Rock & Roll straps for the Leica SL and SL2

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Rock & Roll's Leica SL straps have been updated with a new method of attachment which is more secure and neater. We're reviewing three of them here.

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.

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....

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....

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.

Which Billingham is best for your SL system?

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Billingham make such a wide range of camera bags that it’s sometimes hard to decide which is best for a particular system....