Friday, September 25, 2020

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.

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Macro Art: Picture Gallery

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The advent of Sigma's well-priced and optically excellent L-Mount lenses has created many new opportunitites of owners of Leica's SL and SL2 models. The Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art is a great lens at an attractive price.

Choosing a small travel camera: Sony, Leica, Panasonic

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Choosing a one-inch-sensor super zoom compact? Look no further than the Sony RX100 Mk VI, the Panasonic TZ200 and it's clone, the Leica C-Lux.

What are the prospects for a lighter L-Mount full-frame camera?

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Panasonic is still working on a "more affordable" L-Mount full-frame camera. If "affordable" means lighter and smaller, we're already signed up.

L-Mount Deals: Time for a bit of contrarian gear buying?

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With everyone and everything in lockdown, thoughts of buying new cameras and lenses have been pushed to the back of our minds. But could now be the time to do a bit of contrarian buying?

Simple pleasures, more than a few photo opportunities and some difficult decisions

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A regular haunt, a great source of pleasure and the possibility that I've paid my last visit for many months. Brooklands Museum: Still trying to keep going, but devoid of visitors. It can't last.

From Chawri Bazar to the Lodhi Garden: A colourful tour of the seven cities...

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From Chawri Bazar to the Lodhi Garden and the prabhat shakhas, Farhiz takes us on a colourful photographic tour of the seven cities of Delhi.

Panasonic confident in the future of the L-Mount Alliance

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Panasonic is bullish on the future of the L-Mount Alliance and broader depth of the product line brings confidence to consumers. The company claims to have captured ten percent of the high-end full-frame market since the introduction of the S1 and S1R but believes that full-frame and Micro Four-Thirds are fully complementary, each with its benefits and with relatively little overlap.

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

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....