Babsy’s Place: A record of a long-gone world

Babsy's Place: Then and now, with Farhiz Karanjawala in Bombay...

Sentinel Steam Waggon: Nothing quite like it for warming the blood

Steam, steam, glorious steam: Mike takes a nostalgic trip back to 1931 when a meets a wonderful Sentinel Steam Waggon...

L-Mount Alliance: Samyang and Astrodesign expand cooperation to seven companies

The five-year-old L-Mount Alliance continues to expand, particularly in the field of professional cinematography. Today, the existing five companies in the LMA are jointed by Astrodesign and Samyang Optics...

Beer Can Racing: community, camaraderie and a splash of competition

Beer Can Races are a midweek tradition for sailing clubs across the United States. They are short, casual races where the emphasis is just as much on having fun as on competing. They represent a great opportunity for novice sailors to learn and for amateur photographers to capture the action.

RocknRoll Straps rescue the new Panasonic Lumix S5 II with its slots instead of...

A surprising change to the Panasonic Lumix S5 Mark II version is the swapping of strap lugs for slots. Mike couldn't find a suitable strap, so consulted the expert...

Silver Leica SL2 launches with two complementary lens bundles

A new variant, the silver Leica SL2, joins Wetzlar's L-Mount lineup. Available from today, the new camera also comes in kit form with two very different lenses, one L-Mount, one M-Mount...

L-mount Lumix S5 meets highfalutin Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH

The L Mount Alliance has spawned an amazing catalogue of cameras and lenses from a variety of manufacturers. It provides for some interesting mixing and matching. Mike paired one of the cheapest full-frame S cameras from Panasonic with one of Leica's more expensive offerings, the £4,250 24-90 Vario-Elmarit...

Stranger In Paradise — On the Dal Lake

The Dal Lake in Srinagar once had as many as three thousand houseboats. Today there are fewer than a thousand and Butts Clermont Houseboats is its crowning jewel...

History Corner: Arts, crafts, printing, electronic innovation and a dash of patriotism

A quiet corner of West London, hard by the River Thames, is full of history: Technology, arts, crafts, music, royal patronage and a unique typeface that led to a 100-year-old mystery...

Micro four-thirds: Sigma halts development of lenses as demand falls

Sigma will no longer develop lenses for the micro four-thirds system and detects a decline in demand for APS-C optics. The company is moving forward with its range of full-frame lenses...

Mesmerised by the magic of music: a foray into photographing musicians

What better use for a camera is there than taking photographs of people? They are the ultimate, endlessly fascinating subject, are they not? Which...

Freycinet: Where in the world is this wonderful natural resource?

An island the size of Sri Lanka, a host of natural wonders, including a magnificent place by the name of Freycinet, half a million souls and dangling 250 km south of the world’s sixth largest country. Where in the world is Faycinet?

L2 Technology partnership and L-Mount Alliance: Panasonic draws the line between the two

Panasonic draws the line between the L-Mount Alliance and the specific Leica-Panasonic L2 Technology partnership...

Panasonic Lumix S5 II announced with hybrid phase-detect autofocus capability

The new Lumix S5 features phase-detect autofocus for the first time on a Panasonic interchangeable-lens camera. It will come in two versions, the S5 II and the video-centric S5 II x which will arrive later in 2023.

Panasonic Lumix S5 Mark II to be announced on January 4

Panasonic's rumoured S5 Mark II will be launched at 3 pm GMT on Wednesday, January 4. It will bring phase-detect autofocus to the S line for the first time...