Did you know that a physical aperture ring on a lens can be useful? Or that it comes as a surprise to photographers brought up with fully automatic controlless lenses?
The self-blogging blog and a new arrival at Macfilos Towers, Leica's SL2
Thanks to his job, Tom Lane has access to aspects of aerial photography denied to most of us. And he takes full advantage. At last we've persuaded Tom to pen an article for Macfilos and show us some of his magnificent from-the-air images
Lenny Kravitz, Leica Drifter in hand, has moved on to a Dom Pérignon special edition complete with a case that opens up as a bar. Read on....
The new X-Pro 3 takes inspiration from Leica's screenless wonder, the M10-D. It has winning ways, but many photographers will definitely think it is one sandwich short of a picnic. Mike disagrees. He loves cameras with no rear screen.
The annual meeting of the International Leica Society is a great opportunity to meet the great and the good of the Leica world. William paid a visit to Boston for this year's event and met a plethory of interesting characters.
The L-Mount Alliance has given the camera indusry something new. It's a cross-manufacturer standard similar in scope to the micro four-thirds co-operative ten years ago and it looks as though it is succeeding. Sigma in particular is making a lot of headway, expecially with its high-quality Art lenses and the new and unusual fp camera which is proving a best seller in Japan.
Another brilliant review of the new Leica SL2 by Thomas Berger. Thomas had the opportunity to use the camera before release and, as a professional photography, took a hard look at it in comparison with the first SL and the Hasselblad X1D medium-format camera.
Creating and developing a specific photographic project is one of the best ways to focus your skills. Here Dan Bachmann outlines the origin and progress of his ongoing White Shirt Project.
The launch of the SL2 can be seen as a milestone in the fortunes of Leica. Despite its primary appeal to the premium market, it has received a stunning reception. With the success of the Q and Q2, the continued appetite for rangefinders and the new desire to achieve a cohesion in design and control, Leica seems set to weather the storms buffering the camera industry as a whole. It is also becoming heavily involved in technology and computational photography.