Thursday, July 18, 2019

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?

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...

Canon EOS M3: More physical controls, electronic viewfinder option, business as usual

There is no denying the Canon EOS was not a major success. I wrote about it last June and even bought a bargain-basement version just out of interest. I tried it with Leica lenses with some success. I liked the touch screen controls and I enjoyed using it with a a 35mm optical viewfinder matched to the rather good 22mm prime lens. But it didn't last. There were no compelling reasons to pick up this camera in preference to, say, a Fuji X-E2.

Why Canon’s EOS M5 really should have been the M6

Canon omitted the EOS M4 from the succession and went straight to the M5 because four is an unlucky number in Japan. Should they have considered the fate of the Leica M5?