Monday, February 17, 2020

Leica M9 v iPhone 5 photo shootout

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Hmmm...guess which is the Leica photograph. Both taken at the same time on my first day out with the iPhone 5. These JPEGs are...

Upgrade Easy: Silicon Roundabout gets a facelift

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London's tech hub, Silicon Roundabout at Old Street, gets another facelift. Leica M and 35mm Summicron ASPH.

Leica X Vario: More pix, more gnashing of teeth

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More leaked pictures, more confirmation of the dismal specification of the new Leica X Vario: APS-C, 28-70mm zoom with f/3.5-f/6.4 aperture. No one wants...

Leica X Vario: All mouth and trousers, weeny aperture

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The worst-kept secret of the year is out. The Leica X Vario is every bit as slow and uncompetitive as I predicted two weeks...

iPhone camera: Views of the experts

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The iPhone 5 camera is impressive. But so was that in the 4S. It's no wonder that smartphones are now taking over from the...

Leica M9 Sensors: Injection of new life into used camera market

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Last week Leica did the right thing by taking full responsibility for the corrosion issue affecting all M9-series cameras, including the M-E and Monochrom. As a result, in just a few days, new life has been injected into the used camera market. It's no secret than in the two months leading up to last week's announcement, used M9s had been gathering dust on dealers' shelves. Confidence had deserted the market and, of course, word soon spreads around the Leica world. 

iPhone 6 should be the iPhone. Period.

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Why continue the practice of incremental naming of successive iPhone models, wonders Evan Niu at The Motley Fool? I can understand his point, but I am not sure I agree. There is something reassuring in a clear progression of model numbers. When they are gone, confusion reigns and we have to start qualifying models with their characteristics.

Eric Kim and the tyranny of choice

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Street photographer Eric Kim is a well-known advocate of a one-camera lifestyle. He has given away many cameras to friends in his quest. For...

Is this the next mini Leica?

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Panasonic's new LF1 is a canditate for Leicaisation. Read more on MacFilos Photo.

Aperture gets support for Leica M and Monochrom

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At last. Since I got my Monochrom a month ago I have had to use Lightroom because Aperture would not support the DNG files...