After a very brief association, Mike is more than happy with his new M10. He believes it is the best digital M ever made. It could even convert remaining film buffs......
Red Dot Cameras is on the move to bigger and more splendid premises. The new store is just around the corner from Old Street, at 86 Goswell Road.
The V-Lux 4 has been a popular camera for Leica and I know of many people who have produced some amazing shots. But there is no arguing that the camera's 1/2.3in sensor is small and uncompetitive in 2014.
Look at the above photo. For me it captures all that is good in street photography, with all the classic features of a compelling shot. Taken last week in a waterlogged post-eclipse Venice by George James, this composition has everything: A superb location, the shiny wet pavement, the reflection and the decisive moment. The young man with the umbrella and messenger bag is caught in mid-stride, pacing across the promenade with determination against the dramatic backdrop of the lagoon.
For a new generation of photographers brought up on autofocus, auto everything cameras the idea of manual focus can be alien. And the concept of a rangefinder camera is even more odd. It was surprising, then, that rangefinder newcomers at Leica's current crop of Brick Lane photowalks are producing great results after minimal exposure.