Get out your demob suit and your black-market nylons and head down to Brooklands this weekend…
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 in Surrey, surely some mistake. But no, the Red Army is out in force every November on the steppes of the Home Counties....
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.
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…..
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.
More on the new Zenit M rangefinder camera and lens