Sunday, January 24, 2021

Swiss Roll: Latest update on our 70-year-old mystery film

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William Fagan's resurrected photographs found in an old camera have attracted world-wide attention. Who were the who people (and a dachshund) who set out from Zurich to drive to northern Italy in the Spring of 1951? The search continues...

Fuji XM-FL vs XF 23mm: The most fun you can have with your lenses...

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Last year Fuji brought out a bit of an oddity, a body cap lens. The XM-FL is only available in Japan as at time of writing. In order to get hold of mine I had to resort to eBay and part with seventy-five quid and get it shipped halfway around the world. Two weeks after pressing the button it arrived; possibly the lightest lens-containing parcel I have ever received.

Swiss Roll: The facts of the 70-year-old photo mystery as we now know them

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The story of the Leica film undeveloped for 70 year has caught the world's imagination. William Fagan now analyses the roll, frame by frame and tells us what he now knows about the people and the locations.

Toronto over the past 40 years: An introduction

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Richard Scott takes us on a tour of Toronto over the past 40 years

Ricoh GR and the Leica X1/2

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The Leica X1/X2 are now popular "vintage" Leica digitals. But they have a lot in common with the Ricoh GR, the smallest APS-C shooter on the market.

Leica M6 versus auto-exposure M7

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If you want the most up-to-date Leica film camera, incorporating the same auto exposure you will find on the M10, then the choice is clear — it's the current Leica M7. But the pre-auto cameras with light metering, including the superseded M6 and the current MP, that seem to attract most followers. Why is this?

Leica Q2 Review: Better at every level

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The Q2 is here and I have had the opportunity to use a pre-production model for the past four months. This is my hands-on review.

Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN lens for L-Mount: First impressions

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Sigma's relatively inexpensive 45mm f/2.8 Contemporary lens is a fine addition to any Leica SL or Panasonic S1/R camera. It comes closer to Leica quality than the modest price tag would suggest.

Review: Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 ASPH

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First look at the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 by Jonathan Slack

Leica Q2: Digital versus optical zoom

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Digital zoom, bad. Optical zoom, good. But are we beginning to see wider acceptance of digital zoom when superior lens technology is complementing today's huge sensors?