Friday, April 10, 2020

Farewell to the Summarits: Good and faithful servants but sadly misunderstood

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After 13 years the modern range of Summarit lenses has come to the end. Since 2007 the Summarits have offered great performance at an attractive price. They were vastly underestimated and under-appreciated. It's a sad day to see them go.

L-Mount Deals: Time for a bit of contrarian gear buying?

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With everyone and everything in lockdown, thoughts of buying new cameras and lenses have been pushed to the back of our minds. But could now be the time to do a bit of contrarian buying?

Best laid plans: Spain gives way to Mogo

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A proposed driver's delight in Spain was swapped for an adventure in southern New South Wales as COVID-19 stated to close active life down.

April Fools’ Day cancelled due to Coronavirus

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Has April 1 been cancelled? There have been some half-hearted attempts but, in general, it's a non-event. At least we can celebrate Apple's birth.

Seek and ye shall find or, at least, rediscover

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Searching through my archives, I was surprised to find that many of my pictures taken with the venerable Leica Digilux 2 still stood up very well after all these years. This camera is a true Leica digital classic with a superb lens, albeit attached to a geriatric body.

Britons supporting the National Health Service in any way they can

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People throughout the world are coming together to help fight the virus and to take pressure off the shoulders of the professional health carers. In Britain, after a hearty clap for carers, over half a million volunteers are about to start supporting the vulnerable.

Leica X 36mm Viewfinder: Form and Function

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On the face of things, the little Voigtländer optical viewfinder is the perfect companion for the old Leica X1. That's what I thought. And then I tried the 36mm Leica version....

Konstanz: A bustling city is dying out

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The Covid-19 emergency is changing lives throughout Europe and the world. Macfilos contributor Jörg-Peter Rau takes a look at the city of Constance in Germany, right on the border with neighbouring Switzerland.

Porsches, coffee and a spare Leica X Vario

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The Porsche world has changed. I am feeling my age...

Mauritius with the Ricoh GXR: A riot of colour

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At first we were not keen on visiting Mauritius. But once we got there we discovered lovely people, a riot of colour and exciting food. In the end, it was an experience we would not have missed.