Saturday, July 4, 2020

Review: Leica X Vario, a misunderstood gem

Leica's X Vario has been misunderstood. Overhyped and launched in a confusion of conflicting rumours, it got off to a rocky...

Leica V-Lux 2014: Samples gallery


Work in progress: This gallery of shots taken with the new one-inch-sensor Leica V-Lux will be updated and referenced in the forthcoming review of the camera. Many of the photographs were taken at the Regent Street Car Show and the RAC Bonhams' London-Brighton veteran run over the weekend of November 1/2. Information will be added later.

Simple pleasures, more than a few photo opportunities and some difficult decisions

A regular haunt, a great source of pleasure and the possibility that I've paid my last visit for many months. Brooklands Museum: Still trying to keep going, but devoid of visitors. It can't last.

Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH lens announced


The new Super-Vario-Elmar 16-35mm completes the current trio of zoom lenses for Leica's mirrorless full-frame camera....

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2: Dazzling with its beauty


The new Leica Thambar, the Blurry One, is a reincarnation of a lens designed in the 1930s to emulate dreamy work of the foremost Hollywood photographers of the day. Now you can create your own blurry poster.....

Photokina: Leica new product announcements at 8.30 BST

I shall be at Leica's Photokina press conference at 9.30 CET this morning to bring you all the news and photographs of the new...

Leica Mini revealed in rumour

The new Leica Mini M is almost certainly an X2, APS-C sensored compact with a zoom lens. The current X2 is has a fixed...

London Military Band: A concert in the Guards Chapel


Drop in and grab a group shot of the band before the concert on Sunday: The request came from my friend David Wong and the band in question was the newly formed London Military Band which comprises mainly musicians from all branches of HM Forces.

Leica SL and M10: A tale of two cameras


Mike had an interesting day out with two friends, both great photographers but with differing views on the best Leica equipment. Where does the SL stand now the M10, with improved rangefinder and up-to-date electronic finder, is the best choice for all M lenses?

Fujifilm X-E3 reviewed


Fuji's X-E cameras have always appealed for their retro rangefinder styling and excellent performance. The new X-E3 is no exception as Patrick found out.....