Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Leica Event: Reporting from Germany but not from Wetzlar

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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…..

Panasonic TZ200 to be the new Leica C-Lux

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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.

Bièvres International Photo Fair: Back from France empty handed

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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.

Hogan: Is micro four-thirds still a viable choice?

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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….

Panasonic Lumix Road Show: Coming to a stately pile near you

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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.

Leica CL versus Panasonic Lumix GX8: A direct comparison

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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.....

Panasonic G9 v Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII: The definitive comparison

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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 Lumix TZ200: A new take on the ultra-compact travel camera

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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?

Panasonic FZ1000, Leica V-Lux: Fandango of indecision

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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?

Panasonic Lumix G9 v Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk.II: A close call

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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....