Sunday, May 31, 2020

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.

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...

Thomas the burgundy Billingham: An alternative to the dedicated camera lugger

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Want a less dedicated Billingham to carry around every day, fed up lugging a stuffed camera case? Billingham can offer Thomas the Bag and he now comes in a fetching burgundy colour.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Lever thumb rest for Leica M10-D’s secret admirers

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Always wanted the screenless wonder, the Leica M10-D, but would suffer screen withdrawal symptoms? Go cold turkey with this new faux advance lever which doubles as a thumb rest.