Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Panasonic LX100: Is this the replacement for the LX7?

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Hints are that the new LX7 will be called the LX100 (get it.... RX100, LX100) which is more evidence that the Sony is in Panasonic's sights.

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.

Juicy deals on Panasonic’s S5: Two superb lenses and a body for under £2k

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Panasonic's new baby S5, the solution for those who find the S1 or Leica SL too heavy, offers great performance at an attractive price. And if you order before the end of September you get a free Sigma 45mm lens. Not much not to like about this deal...

That rear screen on your camera: Is it there for composition or chimping?

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To chimp or not to chimp? To view on the screen or to use exclusively your viewfinder? What should you do? Mike takes a look at the conflict...

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....

Leica M3: Film photography and a plate of Kaiserschmarrn

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Film photography has now cult status among young whipper-snappers. Mike found a 60-year-old M3 outfit in 20-something hands while enjoying a plate of Kaiserschmarrn at the Gendarmenmarkt Christmas market

Star Struck: Is the Panasonic LX100 II worth the upgrade?

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The LX100 Mark II is likely to be a great little camera. But are its changes sufficient to warrant upgrading or, even, paying the premium for the new model?

Panasonic S5 and its peers: Handsome piggy in the middle

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This photograph of three Panasonic cameras illustrates just how small and light the new Lumix S5 is in comparison with the S1R and GH5.

Six cameras easy to carry anywhere

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Fixed lens cameras make great travel companions. But which are the best you can go for?

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.