Saturday, July 4, 2020

Oh! Kolkata: The beating heart of a metropolis on the road to modernisation

Calcutta, the former capital of British India, is a bustling city that is trying to modernise after years of Communist rule. Farhiz paid a visit to some of the city's historica landmarks.

Canon ups FF competition with downsize RP

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The three bears competing for the camera industry's porridge: Daddy 5D, Mummy EOS-R and baby Ursus Minimus, the RP

Review: Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 ASPH

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First look at the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 by Jonathan Slack

What are the prospects for a lighter L-Mount full-frame camera?

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Panasonic is still working on a "more affordable" L-Mount full-frame camera. If "affordable" means lighter and smaller, we're already signed up.

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.

India: Assam, Bihu and the world’s largest river island

Assam is the gateway to many of the north-eastern states of India. On our way to one of them, our drive from the airport in Guwahati to the first night-stop took a little over six hours, which includes stopping along the way to stretch our legs but also because it was a Thursday.

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?

Leica’s D-Lux 7 goes all black on us

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Eighteen months after the launch of the silver-and-black D-Lux 7, Leica has introduced a stealthy all-black version. It's available from today and costs the same as the silver original.

Leica C-Lux: The travel camera that fits a quart into a pint pot

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Leica’s new C-Lux is a thoroughly competent travel companion which manages to shoehorn a full house of features into a modest body and top this with a massive 24-360mm zoom range. There isn’t much to dislike, as Mike found out….

Leica SL v Panasonic Lumix S1: Temptation for Leica fans

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The new Panasonic Lumix cameras offer temptation to Leica users, but is it sensible to go for a used SL or a new Lumix S1 or S1R?