Sunday, October 25, 2020

Gaeta: The village on the Tyrrhenian Sea packed with history

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Andrea explores the hidden attractions of the ancient port of Gaeta, just a few kilometres from Rome itself.

Where does the camera industry go from here?

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Narain Jashanmal takes a look at the current state of the photographic industry and wonders just where we go from here...

In praise of the older reader… But seeking younger blood

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Is it good or bad for a website to appeal mainly to more mature readers? Mike wonders if he should spruce up the lingo a little...

High-price Nikon L rangefinder fetches €398,000 at Wetzlar auction

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Wetzlar Camera Auctions last week achieved a word-record price for a vintage Nikon. The prototype Nikon L with Leica screw mount went for just shy of €400,000.

La’al Ratty: A reunion with the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway in England’s Lake District

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Continent hopping is on hold for now. So Mike turned back the clock to the 1950s with a nostalgic visit to the English Lake District and the superb Ravenglass & Eskdale 15in-gauge railway...

Knighthood for David Suchet, actor and accomplished photographer

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David Suchet, without doubt the queintessenial Hercule Poirot, is to be knighted. Arise, Sir Hercule!

Leica D-Lux: The perfect companion for exploring Japan

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Rediscovering Japan, meeting family through the lens of the handy Leica D-Lux type 109...

Leica I Model A: First review of the new 1930 model

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January 1930 and I have just been asked by Leitz Optische Werke to review the latest version of their miniature marvel of technology, the Leica I Model A miniature camera. It is truly revolutionary. Because it uses 35mm cine film you can feed enough stock into a little steel cassette to allow up to 36 pictures without having to stop and reload. It’s also very advanced, with automatic features such as a knob that advances the film by exactly one frame at a time and cocks the shutter simultaneously.

Zeiss ZX1: Now heading to the maternity ward at long last

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The computational Zeiss ZX1: It's (almost) here at last following two years of gestation. Will it be a hit or a miss?

LHSA Annual Meeting zooms in to your home

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This year the LHSA’s Annual Meeting goes electronic because of the Covid pandemic. There is still room to register for the evening which takes place on Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10.