Mike is looking forward to the Leica announcements later this week. He will be reporting from Germany but definitely not from Wetzlar. He could even be on a train…..
A new one-inch sensor pocket camera with a massive zoom is tipped for launch by Leica this month. It is likely to be based on the 24-360mm Panasonic Lumix TZ200.
A six-hour drive in each direction took Mike to the annual Bièvres photo fair last weekend. Bargains were few and far but, unlike Mike, British dealers didn’t come away empty handed.
With the rapid advance of smartphones, overtaking the 2/3-sensor point-and-shoot cameras, and advances in full-frame and APS-C technology, micro four-thirds is in the eye of the storm. It is being squeezed from above and below. Thom Hogan asks if it still has a future….
This year Panasonic Lumix is touring National Trust properties in England and Wales with a photography road show. A visit to one of these venues is a must for any keen photographer.
For the contrarian view, let's compare an APS-C Leica CL with the micro four-thirds Panasonic Lumix GX8. Despite the arrival of the GX9 and the larger G9, the GX8 remains one of my firm favourites and, in many respects, it has a similar feel to the CL.....
Still dithering over the choice between the new Panasonic Lumix G9 and the much-lauded Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II? Mirrorless Comparison has just published what is surely the definitive comparison between these two cameras. Read on.....
Panasonic's new Lumix TZ200 is a pocket camera just a tax larger than the Sony RX100 but with a zoom range from 24-360mm. Could this extended reach from a slower lens prove more attractive for travellers than the Sony's faster f/1.8-2.8 lens but with a much tighter 23-70mm zoom?
John bought a cheap used Panasonic FZ1000 (aka Leica V-Lux) in order to sample the long reach combined with a small one-inch sensor. But will he keep it?
Which is the best high-performance m4/3 shooter — the Olympus OM etc etc or the Panasonic G9? There is now some real competition out there....