Monday, June 17, 2019

Leica SL: An upgrade for Sony A7 fans?

We hear a lot about the benefits of the Sony A7-series in relation to bulky full-frame DSLRs but there is now a very serious mirrorless competitor in the buxom shape of the Leica SL. Sure, it costs more, but is it a big improvement on the Sony? 

Leica M Digital at Ten: Remembering the M8

It's not only the iPhone that is ten years old. The Leica M8, introduced a few months before the Steve Jobs wonder, arrived in quantity at about the same time. And, in its way, it represented a similar seminal moment for the Leica company.

Leica D-Lux Review: Ideal all-in-one travel companion

For years the various D-Lux models have been the darlings of Leica aficionados. Light, fast and long-reaching, these little cameras have continued to impress with their versatility and their image quality. The latest D-Lux (Typ 109) continues this tradition but differs in a radical way. The new body, just a shade bulkier than the outgoing D-Lux 6, houses a 4/3 sensor that is almost five times as big as the 1/1.7 chip in the earlier camera.  Yet the new camera has sufficient reference points to make the D-Lux 6 shooter feel completely at home.

Viewfinder Design: The good, the bad and the ugly

Why has Leica abandoned the art of good viewfinder design. In the past an accessory viewfinder used to be an enhancement. The latest Visoflex is not an attractive piece of work. Could it be that Canon is showing the way?

Panasonic announces the Lumix S Series

Panasonic announces two new full-frame mirrorless cameras based on the Leica L-Mount, the S1 and SR1

Leica X2: X1 fan takes a leap into the past with the uprated X2

After six years extolling the virtues of the Leica X1 with its 12MP CCD sensor, John has the chance to try out the later 16MP X2, a faster device but really very similar in concept. What did he think?

Excitement in Guildford as 500px Global Photo Walkers dodge the raindrops

Mike and Bill sample the excitement of the 500px Global Photo Walk as it penetrates to deepest Guildford in England's green and pleasant county of Surrey. Mike took the Leica SL to see what was happening

Farnborough Air Show: Wings of destiny with the Fujinon 100-400

The Fuji X-Pro2 and that 100-44mm XF lens: Just the job for Britain's largest air annual air show.

First Impressions: Fuji X-T1 and 18-55mm Fujinon, Leica lenses

A sparkling new Fuji X-T1 and the rather good 18-55 kit lens has arrived for review. I am no stranger to the Fuji X series, having used the X-Pro 1, X-E1, X100 and X100S, but the X-T1 with its retro SLR styling and a button or dial for everything has the makings of the best version yet. Almost any adjustment you need to make on this camera can be done directly, either from the top dials or the five dedicated function buttons. 

Nikon Coolpix A camera in best Christmas deal

Steve Huff says: The fabulous Nikon Coolpix A, the pocket APS-C IQ monster that sold for $1100 since launch has now sunken...