Friday, April 10, 2020

Babsky’s Radio Daze: Leica heard but not seen

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A bit of inspiration at 2 am and David was invited to become a regular BBC Radio contributor on the subject of "how to become a professional photographer". His Radio Daze are recalled here.

Thursday news roundup: And a few things to do during lockdown

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Coping with the lockdown and some things you can do from the comfort of your own home....

Leica CL+18-56 Vario-Elmar: Is this the new X-Vario?

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There's no doubt that the Leica X-Vario has something of a cult following. But can the new CL with a very similar zoom lens assuage the craving for a new XV?

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.

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

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.

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....

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.

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.