Saturday, July 4, 2020

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.

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.

Take off for the summer in Leica’s wicker basket

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Three things to know about Leica’s new Wicker Basket. Only 150 are being woven, they cost £160 each, and Leilac isn’t my colour.

Making of a Leica Q2 Case by Arte di Mano and Leica Korea

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Ever wondered how a camera case is made — and what difference there is between handmade and mass-produced cases? This video, marking the collaboration between Leica Korea and Arte di Mano, provides a stunning overview of the intricate process.

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.

iPhone is a breakthrough hand-held computer

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Twelve years ago the iPhone was launched to a mixed reception. Yet it represented a revolution which had totally transformed the cellular phone and has made the hand-held computer universal. It's importance cannot be underestimated.

Apple Watch 5: Resistance is futile

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After a lifetime of Swiss watch fandom, I've defected to the smartwatch. Goodbye, good and faitthful mechanical servant, hello tomorrow — with a dollop of beneficial health monitoring thrown in.

Procrastinating all the way to the trash can

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The Most Dangerous Typing app will eat your words if you don't keep typing. It's not the app for the avid procrastinator as Mike finds out....

Wetzlar camera auction on October 5 — catalogue available

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The first Wetzlar Camera auction, organised by world-renowned expert and local dealer, Lars Netopil, takes place on October 5, 2019.