Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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....

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.

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,...

Billingham’s Thomas: A briefcase for all occasions

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Photographers tend to think of Billingham as a manufacturer of camera bags. But the range of general luggage is also worth a look. The handy Thomas briefcase/messenger bag is all rounder than can even accommodate your camera.

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....

Little Red Riding hood replaces the notoriously losable Leica hood cap 14043

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That old grannie would snatch off your hood cap as soon as look at you. Now, Red Dot Cameras have the perfect antidote in the form of the new red rubber riding hood...

BandWerk, the Leica of straps for the Apple Watch

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This beautiful leather strap from BandWerk for the Apple Watch would grace a £10,000 Swiss timepiece, never mind a smartwatch.

Apple’s Mac mini with M1 processor surpasses expectations

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The M1 Mac mini arrives and it supasses expectations on speed, despite being an entry model. It's neat and easily stowed out of sight, but not out of mind.

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.

Camera Bags: Fogg and the new satchmo

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What is it about camera bags – or even bags in general – that turns us into collectors? We can't get enough of 'em. Jonathan explains as he lays eyes on Fogg's latest, the all-leather SatchMo.