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?

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

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

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 D-Lux 7 rounds off a week of pleasant surprises

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The new Leica D-Lux is in for review and is off to perform its duty back in Germany…..

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 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.

Travel Tip: In-camera battery charging can save your bacon

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Every forgotten to pack your Leica battery charger? Or, worse still, ever lost it while travelling? USB in-camera charging gives you a safety net but, unfortunately, it is available on only one German-made Leica, the new SL2. It's almost worth upgrading from the SL just for that....

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...
APS-C L-Mount lenses

Leica has abandoned APS-C – three ways to go for lens owners

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Leica has abandoned their APS-C system with L-Mount. Many lenses are still around, also from Sigma. This review discusses if the Leica SL2, the Panasonic S1R or the Sigma fpL are useful cameras for the owners of APS-C L-Mount lenses.

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.

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.

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...

Now the CL is pensioned off, where to go for a lighter alternative to...

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Since the first indications of the end for the Leica CL, Macfilos columns have been full of lament. How could Leica simply abandon APS-C...

Panasonic Lumix G9: First impressions, deskbound

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The G9 has landed on Mike's desk. What are his initial impressions before even taking it out of the door? This is the quintessential deskbound test.....