Friday, September 25, 2020

Panasonic S5 and its peers: Handsome piggy in the middle

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This photograph of three Panasonic cameras illustrates just how small and light the new Lumix S5 is in comparison with the S1R and GH5.

Calleva Atrebatum: Historical novel draws me to the ancient city of Silchester

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A chance reference in an historical novel takes Mike to Silchester, an abandoned Roman city almost on his doorstep but never once visited...

Kathmandu Valley: Madhypur Thimi and Bhaktapur

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Jean continues his exploration of the colourful Kathmandu Valley in Nepal...

London’s Narrowest House: A tight squeeze for £1 million

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If you have the odd million quid knocking around and fancy a bit of a squeeze, London's narrowest house (reputedly) could be just the ticket...

M9 Sensor Corrosion: An explanation and a new opportunity for owners

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Following Leica's ending of the M9 sensor replacement programme, a New Jersey company comes to the rescue of stranded owners.

Sony introduces the compact full-frame Alpha 7C

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Sony confirms the trend to smaller full-frame cameras with the launch of the Alpha 7C compact. It is the same size and weight as the company's APS-C camera...

Daisy, Daisy give me your answer, do. And do carry on chugging

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Mike renews his acquaintance the Grand Dame of Brooklands, 113 years since she helped inaugurate the world's first purpose-built racing circuit. Daisy, daisy gave him her answer at long last...

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...

Fleet of Terrigal pelicans meets my new Leica Q2

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After some very difficult months, John got the opportunity to take out his new Leica Q2 to capture a big of wildlife on the New South Wales coast...

Juicy deals on Panasonic’s S5: Two superb lenses and a body for under £2k

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Panasonic's new baby S5, the solution for those who find the S1 or Leica SL too heavy, offers great performance at an attractive price. And if you order before the end of September you get a free Sigma 45mm lens. Not much not to like about this deal...