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.

Stranger In Paradise — On the Dal Lake

The Dal Lake in Srinagar once had as many as three thousand houseboats. Today there are fewer than a thousand and Butts Clermont Houseboats is its crowning jewel...

Ten days in Turkey: Ephesus and Pamukkale

When Kevin exchanged modern airport terminals for ancient ruins — and one of the world’s natural wonders.

Leica D-Lux 7 arrives in a stunning silver finish. Price £995


The Leica D-Lux 7 turns out to be a very pretty camera, one of the most Leica-like compacts the firm has produced so far. With its head-turning looks, the camera packs another surprise — it costs under £1,000, just £145 more than its Panasonic sibling. That’s got to be a good deal.

Leica SL2 due soon, will feature IBIS according to rumours

New information on the forthcoming Leica SL2 has been published on Leica Rumors. According to sources, the camera will be announced within the next...

Panasonic FZ1000: This could be the new Leica V-Lux


According to Leica Rumors, the new V-Lux to be announced at Photokina next week is "most likely" based on the FZ1000. If so, this is a logical move for Leica and will turn the V-Lux into a truly desirable tool for serious photography.

What comes next for Leica and Panasonic?

What can we expect from the new level of cooperation between Leica and Panasonic? Does it mean more cross-branded cameras and lenses or is to likely to concentrate on background technology?

More acronyms and the OCOLOY challenge. What about the Lumix G9?


Mike Johnson of OCOLOY fame is considering restricting himself in 2019 to the Panasonic Lumix G9. Is it a sensible choice, we wonder…..

Panasonic reduced LX100 price by £100 even before camera arrives at dealers


Panasonic's press office has just told me that the highly-anticipated LX100 compact which was announced last month at Photokina has been reduced in price to £699.

Sigma’s L-mount Foveon delay to 2020

Sigma's new L-mount mirrorless camera is delayed to 2020, but advance details are whetting the appetite of full-frame fans

Panasonic GX8: Monday surprise at the camera centre


Mike wakes up to an offer he can't refuse....

Leica M3: Film photography and a plate of Kaiserschmarrn


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

Beer Can Racing: community, camaraderie and a splash of competition

Beer Can Races are a midweek tradition for sailing clubs across the United States. They are short, casual races where the emphasis is just as much on having fun as on competing. They represent a great opportunity for novice sailors to learn and for amateur photographers to capture the action.

Travelling with Leica CL and Lumix GX8

A compact outfit for lightweight travel: Jaap Vleeskruijer

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

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...