Saturday, July 4, 2020

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.

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.

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.

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.

How much RAM do you need to use Lightroom?

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Do you need 1.5TB of RAM to process your holiday snaps. No way. But you might benefit from 16GB or even 32GB of extra computing power.

LockCircle MetalJacket 2 cage for the Leica SL2

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For the SL2 owners who have everything, including everything they didn't know they wanted. The MetalJacket 2 is a serious bit of kit for the cinemetographer. But could it gain fans who fancy a more aggressive approach to street photography?

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.

Panasonic Lumix G9 and S1R: Deuce Days in Victoria

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Getting useful shots of cars at very crowded shows can be a challenge. Brian took a deuce of Panasonics, G9 and S1R, to test out their capabilities at the Deuce Days vintage meet in Victoria, British Columbia.

William Hannah’s new pen case and notebook fastener

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William Hannah's leather-bound loose-leaf notebooks are the best. But that's just my opinion. Now you can add an elastic fastener and a colour-matching leather pencase. It makes a perfect Christmas present.

Lenny rides again with a bottle of champers and a pop-up bar

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Lenny Kravitz, Leica Drifter in hand, has moved on to a Dom Pérignon special edition complete with a case that opens up as a bar. Read on....