Friday, December 13, 2019

Jonathan Slack at Red Dot Cameras open day

Jono Slack is at Red Dot Cameras in London on Saturday to tell you all about his experiences as a camera and lens tester. See you there!

Kissing the Opera House: The best-laid plan that went agley

Setting up the perfect sunrisse shot of Sydney Opera House only to find a huge ship in the way: Both mice and men must make compromises and, in the end, all went well

James Bond minds his Ms and his Qs

Looks like Leica could have muscled in on the next James Bond film, No Time to Die. Following an appearance on Good Morning America yesterday, Daniel Craig whipped out a Leica Q (or perhaps a Q2) in front of the press.

Sensor Size: Are we just being dense?

Is a sensor with more pixels “larger” than its predecessor or “denser”. Should we clearly differentiate between sensor area and pixel density and avoid the sloppy descriptions often bandied around the internet?

Leica M10 Monochrom to bring a larger sensor to the party?

Japanese camera site Nokishita has told us that the forthcoming Leica M10 Monochrom will have a larger, 41MP sensor. What does this mean for the current M10 and the prospect of an M11?

Leica M8 in Japan: A very different culture, a groundbreaking digital camera

Leica’s first digital rangefinder, the M8, had a mixed reception. But it was the first step towards the full-frame M range which has proven so popular among more traditional photographers. Richard took his M8 to Japan over ten years ago and captured the flavour of a very different culture.

New England, Australia: Over the hills and far away

New England in Australia. John gets away from it all and manages to dodge the bushfires.

Leica Owners’ Area updated and ready for business

After an absence of several months, the Leica Owners' Area is now up and running again with an improved graphic interface. It could be the home for all your cameras and lenses, even those from third-party manufacturers.

Moscow Anecdotes: GUM, glum and dinner with Mikhail Gorbachev

A reader’s visit to Moscow earlier this month has sparked memories of an earlier trip, under very different circumstances, to the city in 1978 — and a subsequent dinner with Mikhail Gorbachev fifteen years later.

Paul Smith Leica CL Special Edition: The colourful alternative

For £500 more than the standard CL/18mm kit you can go muti-hued with the new Paul Smith Special Edition. But with only 900 available for the world market they will be pretty thin on the ground.