Friday, September 25, 2020

An Earl Grey Teabag: In Kai Man Wong’s Billingham

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I can't resist reading Bellamy Hunt's In Your Bag series on his popular site, Japan Camera Hunter. It's a bit like sneeky-peeping other people's iPhone...

My L-Alliance: What’s in the bag?

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Gear rich, time poor. Sometimes it's a struggle to get out and use the gear sitting in the camera bag. Jason took his Panasonic Lumix outfit to work with him and snapped an eclectic bunch of pictures

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.

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...

Review: Tom Bihn Synapse 19 backpack for computer and photo gear

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For the past few years I have not been a great fan of backpacks and have tended to prefer messenger bags or...

Brady, the grandfather of today’s canvas camera bag

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Billingham bags have a strong reputation among photographers throughout the world. But Brady was the grandfather of the canvas fishing bag and still produces a range of dedicated designs. Mike takes a look at the history.

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....

Minox Tabletop Tripod: Form and function combined in a delicious veteran

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Bill has renewed his acquaintance with three vintage legs.....

Suffering from Bag Shoulder? Try a Tom Bihn Absolute Shoulder Strap for size

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If that heavy camera bag is getting you down, why not try the comfortable, springy Absolute Shoulder Strap from Tom Bihn in Seattle. For me, it's worth its weight in gold.

Arte di Mano for Leica Q2: A premium halfcase for a premium camera

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If you want the best and have a deep wallet, the Arti di Mano leather half-case is the perfect complement for Leica's new Q2 camera.