Friday, September 25, 2020

Leica Digilux 1: Shanghai memories return through the lens of a vintage digital camera

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My Australian friend John Shingleton, he of the Rolling Road blog, has just dusted off a collection of early digital pictures...

1940s Relived: A chance to get dressed up this weekend

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Get out your demob suit and your black-market nylons and head down to Brooklands this weekend…

Oops…dropped my Leica from the balcony and it demolished the wall

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A keen Chinese Leica photographer, Saigon Matches on Weibo, has had a little accident with his M9. He had it perched on a high balcony in order to get an atmospheric shot with his D-Lux. Instead he got more than he bargained for when a gust of wind sent the Leica plummeting to the ground.

Cossacks of the Surrey steppes

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Cossacks in Surrey, surely some mistake. But no, the Red Army is out in force every November on the steppes of the Home Counties....

First Impressions: Silver Noctilux and 35mm Summilux

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As with the new Summarits, I was late in getting round to handling the latest silver Noctilux and 35mm Summilux. There were just too many new cameras coming out of Wetzlar. These lenses surprised me once I managed to screw them on my M and have a play.

Leica’s model numbering system returns to logic with the D-Lux 7

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The next D-Lux will the called the D-Lux 7, the current model is just D-Lux, its predecessor was the D-Lux 6. So is the current D-Lux the D-Lux 6.5? Die Modellnummerabfolgeerfindungskontrollabteilung is back on the right track…..

Leica Akademia in Athens is a thriving university for the photographic profession, providing new...

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When my new friend Vlassis Hatzialexandrou told me he had "graduated from the Leica Akademie in Athens in 2007" I was a bit sceptical. Surely the term graduation was over-egging the pudding, judging by my experience of the rather exclusive Leica Akademie in London.

Back to happiness: Just one camera, one lens

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Would you be happier if you sold all your gear and went back to just one simple Leica rangefinder and one lens? Discuss......

More Zenit images, new website

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More on the new Zenit M rangefinder camera and lens

Leica Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH announced

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The 90mm Leica Summilux-M is finally here and will cost £10,700 here in the UK. It is billed as an ideal portrait lens and boasts an ultra-narrow depth of field — said by Leica to be half that of the 50mm Noctlux.