Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Goodbye Leica X2, hello Panasonic Lumix GX9

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When the trust old Leica X2 gave up the ghost, where to turn. Jean Perenet has migrated to the similarly sized Panasonic Lumix GX9, swapping APS-C for micro four-thirds along the way...

Choosing the best camera for black-and-white photography

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If you want the most satisfying experience in shooting black-and-white images, better go for a dedicated monochrome sensor. But what are the best choices outside the Leica camp?

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

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

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

Leica-Lumix L-mount Lowdown: Perspectives and Permutations

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WARNING! LEICA GEAR-NERD CONTENT The following article contains material that may be harmful, traumatising, or infuriating to Sony, Canon, Fuji or Nikon users  READER DISCRETION ADVISED I began...

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?

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...

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.

Leica D-Lux 7: Problems processing RWL files – monochrome output

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It looks like Lightroom currently doesn’t like the new Leica D-Lux 7, despite its Panasonic sibling having been on the market for several months. RWL files are currently processing in monochrome, so beware.