Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Reid Reviews: Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN For Leica L-Mount

Reid Reviews is one of the most useful places to get a detailed impartial review of a wide range of lenses for M and L mounts — plus many others.

The best camera and lens for street photography. Discuss

What is the perfect camera for street photogaphy. Is it the Fuji X100 or the Ricoh GR. Or, even, your smartphone. Mike comes up with an oddball choice but it comes at a price.

Leica Q strip-down: Now put it all back together again

If you have half a day to spare, get out your magnetic screwdriver and dismantle your £4,000 Leica Q into a pile of spare parts and tiny screws. It's therapeutic.

Leica SL2 due soon, will feature IBIS according to rumours

New information on the forthcoming Leica SL2 has been published on Leica Rumors. According to sources, the camera will be announced within...

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

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.

Facebook enters the little photographic enclave of Rathbone Place

Rathbone Place in London’s West End, just west of Tottenham Court Road and north of Oxford Street, has something of a reputation among photographers. Not only is there the upstart, Park Cameras' London store, to delight visitors, further up towards Charlotte Street, is one of the capital’s gems: Aperture. I’ve spent many a happy hour chatting to Patrick and his colleagues against the backdrop of the cabinet of used Leicas and accessories. And next door is the TAP No.36 café, rumoured to have the best coffee in London.

Jony Ive at the National Portrait Gallery

A visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London to see Gursky's portrait of Jonathan Ive at the new Apple Park in Cupertino

Lever thumb rest for Leica M10-D’s secret admirers

Always wanted the screenless wonder, the Leica M10-D, but would suffer screen withdrawal symptoms? Go cold turkey with this new faux advance lever which doubles as a thumb rest.

Ricoh GR and the Leica X1/2

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.

DSLR Full Frame v Mirrorless Cropframe: Are we ready to downsize?

Saturday discussion point: Why do we need full-frame and medium-format cameras with the problem of their big and heavy lenses? Would we all be happier with micro four-thirds or, even, a superzoom on a one-inch sensor?