Saturday, July 4, 2020

Nice to have: A wonderful classic Leica as the inspiration for portraiture

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Some things are just nice to have: Dan can't part with his 1930s Leica and he has put it in th hands of people he meets, enjoying the reaction to a wonderful piece of precision engineering from nearly 80 years ago...

Plitvice National Park: Exploring the upper lakes in summer and autumn

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From late summer to early winter, the Plitvice lakes provide an ever-changing feast of colour and texture as Kevin found when he took his "vintage" Leica X1 and X Vario for an outing in the wild...

Sigma Contemporary: Three fast primes exclusively for Leica CL and TL. Or not.

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Sigma's launch of three primes just for the Leica TL/CL is curious but, nonetheless, very welcome. It could put some new life into the system.

Leica SL2 firmware update introduces multi-shot mode with 187MP resolution

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The new version 2.0 of Leica's firmware for the SL2 brings high-resolution mode, bug fixes and some general updates....

Stolen Leicas: Be on your guard for dodgy merchandise

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Dear LHSA members and friends, As you may have heard, three Leica Stores in Los Angeles, San Francisco and...

Sigma announces three Contemporary fast APS-C primes for L-Mount

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Sigma has just introduced three fast APS-C primes when the only compatible cameras are Leica's CL and TL2. What's happening here?

Sigma launches new 100-400mm f/5-6.3 for L-Mount: Up to 800mm reach with teleconverters

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Zoom to 400mm, 560mm ot 800mm with the new Contemporary telephoto from Sigma. It's a compact and well-priced addition to the burgeoning L-Mount Alliance lens collection.

Camera Bags: Fogg and the new satchmo

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What is it about camera bags – or even bags in general – that turns us into collectors? We can't get enough of 'em. Jonathan explains as he lays eyes on Fogg's latest, the all-leather SatchMo.

A life in colour slides and an idea how to save some memories

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Faced with a family archive of over 20,000 colour slides, what do you do? Throw them away or spend thousands to have them digitised? Or can you come up with a cheap, quick and effective home solution? Here's how...

Huawei P40 Pro+ and that Leica camera

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Hauwei's new P40 Plus is a compelling smartphone and comes with the benefit of a Leica-branded camera. But there are trade-offs? Is it the phone for you?