Sunday, January 17, 2021

Bikepacking in the old Blue Mountains with a classic film camera in tow

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The elderly Olympus Mju II becomes something Nju for an extraordinary bikepacking excursion into Australia’s Blue Mountains.

Where does the camera industry go from here?

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Narain Jashanmal takes a look at the current state of the photographic industry and wonders just where we go from here...

In search of the Roman countryside along the Appian Way

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In search of history along the ancient Appian Way, the Queen of Roads

Olympus cameras might drop Olympus name

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Following news of the sale of Olympus cameras to Japan Industrial Partners, it now seems likely that the Olympus brand will be dropped in favour of OMD, PEN and Zuiko. Let's hope that's nothing but a rumour...

I shot a lion in Zimbabwe but she just faded away

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The wall-mounted trophy lion faded away in the direct sunlight. So John cast around for a suitable replacement. He found the three little human lionesses were a more suitable exhibit for a coastal home...

Nobody buys cameras any more: Really?

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This has to be the most ridiculous headline to come in the wake of last week's Olympus news. Olympus ain't going nowhere – and it could be set for even better days...

The fall of Olympus or a bright new start?

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What does the sale of the Olympus camera division tell us about the state of the industry and the future for micro four-thirds?

10 cameras that shaped my photographic life. And look, Ma, no Leica!

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David takes a trip into the past and selects the ten cameras that have had the biggest impact on his photographic life.

Japan: Impressions and a quirky angle on a fascinating country

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More travels in Japan viewed in colour and with emphasis on the wider angles

Photography: The games we play

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A visit to the 'Stans with the Gang of Four: A quartet of disparate photo enthusiast with a gear-agnostic view of life