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?
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.
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.
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 two new full-frame mirrorless cameras based on the Leica L-Mount, the S1 and SR1
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?
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
The Fuji X-Pro2 and that 100-44mm XF lens: Just the job for Britain's largest air annual air show.
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.