Saturday, October 1, 2022

Now the CL is pensioned off, where to go for a lighter alternative to...

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Since the first indications of the end for the Leica CL, Macfilos columns have been full of lament. How could Leica simply abandon APS-C...

World Heritage with a splash of colour

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The world is beginning to open up again. Thoughts turn to travel. Where to next? Well, for some it will be South East Asia, and the absolute must-visit World Heritage site of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

The Leica X Vario: A retrospective of a camera that had a bad start...

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Our second look this week at the maligned but popular Leica X Vario. It's a classic in the making and enthusiastic owner, John Shingleton, takes a trip down memory lane...

Ex-votos: A minimalist photographic project for lockdown leisure

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A project for lockdown: Capturing images of ex votos pleas in one local area of Rome

The day Sweden lurched to the right and never looked back

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Ever thought much about why some countries drive on the left, others on the road? And what happens if a country decides to suddenly change over to the other side? Sweden did it 54 years ago this week...

The quest for a high-quality compact camera: Sony’s RX1Rii still rules them all

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What is the ideal travel camera, the pefect compromise between quality and size? Erin takes us on his quest to find the ideal carry-anywhere quality compact...

Lines: What I learned to help take better photos—Part Three

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Erwin Hartenberg looks at the ways in which lines are important in photographic composition...

Telling Stories: What I learned to help take better photos—Part Two

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Erwin continues his journey on the way to becoming a better photographer:

But Why? A brief ride through time in search of purpose

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Unduly influenced by black & white movies (from the Marx Brothers to Jimmy Cagney), and longing for a gaberdine to mimic the understated swagger of Humphrey Bogart, I was thoroughly preoccupied with being, by my own definition, cool. “Why photography?” you might have asked. “Because I can,” would have been my surly reply.

What’s going to happen at Leica in 2021?

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A roundup of Leica Christmas rumours: Will any of them materialise in 2021?