Friday, September 25, 2020

Beijing: Kartskating, new craze for waiters

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Two off-duty fúwù yuán turn their table-waiting talents to kartskating, obviously a new craze in Sanlitun, the Soho of Beijing. Note the omnipresent smartphone...

Leica UK turnover predictably down in 2012-13

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Reports in Citiam show that turnover of Leica's UK subsidiary fell 12% to £13m in the year to March 2013 and before-tax profits were...

Leica X-Vario system camera could be next

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Before the X-Vario was introduced earlier this year there was hope that it would be an APS-C system camera featuring the M mount. Despite...

Leica in Beijing: Packing the one camera

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What to pack for a week of street photography in China's capital? I had intended to try out the new Sony...

Special Edition: Ralph Gibson Monochrom follows MP

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La Vida Leica reports that veteran Leica photographer Ralph Gibson is to hand over the first of his limited-edition Monochrom in Amsterdam on December...

Review: Arte di Mano half cases for Leica M and MM

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The perfect camera case. Is there such a thing? It's like looking for the best computer bag or the ideal iPhone...

First Impressions: Leica IIIf after sixty years

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My new Leica baby is this venerable IIIf "red-dial" screw-mount rangefinder. I've long wanted to dip into the collectibles market ...

Sony A7: More adapters, no cameras

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I was mightily impressed with the quality and finish of the Metabones Leica R adapter I bought in anticipation of the...

Leica M for £1.1m in charity auction

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The Leica M designed by Sir Jonathan Ive and Marc Newsome has gone under the hammer for £1,125,000, narrowly beating the pair's red Mac...

Selfie: The new word of the year in OED

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I'm not quite sure when I first started using selfie, probably some time in 2012 after seeing it on a photographic site...