Saturday, January 25, 2020

New England, Australia: Over the hills and far away

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New England in Australia. John gets away from it all and manages to dodge the bushfires.

Leica Owners’ Area updated and ready for business

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After an absence of several months, the Leica Owners' Area is now up and running again with an improved graphic interface. It could be the home for all your cameras and lenses, even those from third-party manufacturers.

Moscow Anecdotes: GUM, glum and dinner with Mikhail Gorbachev

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A reader’s visit to Moscow earlier this month has sparked memories of an earlier trip, under very different circumstances, to the city in 1978 — and a subsequent dinner with Mikhail Gorbachev fifteen years later.

Paul Smith Leica CL Special Edition: The colourful alternative

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For £500 more than the standard CL/18mm kit you can go muti-hued with the new Paul Smith Special Edition. But with only 900 available for the world market they will be pretty thin on the ground.

News: Using an aperture ring can take some getting used to

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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?

Olive Oyl, auto blogging and a new SL arrival from Leica

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The self-blogging blog and a new arrival at Macfilos Towers, Leica's SL2

The camera in the sky: From London to Yosemite National Park

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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 rides again with a bottle of champers and a pop-up bar

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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....

Fuji X-Pro 3: The new camera that is one sandwich short of a picnic

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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.

Stardust in Boston: A visit to the International Leica Society’s annual meet

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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.