Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Leica Q2: The joys of crop-to-zoom

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Crop to zoom is a gimmick, right? But these prints from the Leica Q2 are enough to change our view

Leica lenses on the new Panasonic Lumix S1

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Thinking of buying the Panasonic Lumix S1 to replace your Leica SL, or perhaps as a vehicle for your M or SL/TL lenses. Initial results are encouraging.

London Freezes: Tides soar, temperatures plummet, Pretty Polly comes out to play

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London, by and large, has a mild climate. The weather is what the British call, with euphemistic understatement, "changeable". Most of us wouldn't have...

Panasonic 24-70 S Pro: How it stacks up against Leica’s Vario-Elmarit-SL and the Lumix...

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How does Panasonic's new 24-70mm Lumix S Pro zoom compare with the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm? On paper, the new Lumix offers a good deal.

Sigma launches new 100-400mm f/5-6.3 for L-Mount: Up to 800mm reach with teleconverters

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Zoom to 400mm, 560mm ot 800mm with the new Contemporary telephoto from Sigma. It's a compact and well-priced addition to the burgeoning L-Mount Alliance lens collection.

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...

Sony RX100 VI v Panasonic TZ200 v Leica C-Lux: The verdict

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The verdict is in. Mike tells you which of these cameras he bought, but he wouldn’t criticise you for making a different selection. It’s a very close call.

Panasonic’s Lumix S5 kit: The Lightweight L-Mount alternative

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Better late than never. For some reason, the Panasonic S5 kit I ordered in September has just arrived at Macfilos Towers, at least a...

Who makes lenses for Leica in Japan?

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Many of Leica’s TL lenses are made in Japan but designed in Germany. But where in Japan are they made? The supplier remains shrouded in mystery, especially since all the usual suspects have now been all but eliminated.

Leica Q2: Digital versus optical zoom

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Digital zoom, bad. Optical zoom, good. But are we beginning to see wider acceptance of digital zoom when superior lens technology is complementing today's huge sensors?