Tuesday, December 6, 2022

OM System: Old memories, optical masterpieces and obscure mistakes

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The rebranding of Olympus to OM Systems is a good opportunity to look at the legacy of OM cameras which featured ground-breaking innovations until Olympus messed up. And there even are some very interesting connections to Leica...

Langley Vale Centenary Wood: Witness

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Kevin Armstrong pays a return visit to the Centenary Woods at Langley Vale in England to record the erection and completion of the stunning Witness memorial sculpture...

The serendipity of colours and shapes

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It's what you see that matters. The camera doesn't matter, says David as he explores pictures that really called out to be taken...

People, Leica and me

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What is it about taking photographs of people? Kathy considers whether or not it's an invasive thing to do...

Un monte che col ciel quasi confina

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The Gran Sasso d'Italia, a climb, a set of photographs and a literary appreciation of this region just 120km east of Rome...

Slim Rock n Roll linked strap now available for smaller cameras, including the Leica...

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The leather-link Rock n Roll strap is a great companion for any camera. It is springy and comfortable to wear around the neck or over the shoulder. Now comes a narrower, less bulky version which is ideal for the Leica M and other compact cameras.

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...