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Jason’s Newsround: Leica M reimagined, new show venues, Ricoh’s new GR III HDF cameras

In this week's news round, we look at the Leica M reimagined, a bold take on bringing the rangefinder up to date. There are new venues for two British photographic events, details of a toy camera that could make a fun present for any photographer, and a glimpse of a new collapsible 50mm f/2 lens for M-Mount. Plus, Fujifilm tells us that without the success of the X100, the company could have been in a difficult position. Finally, we look at all the wild rumours of a revolutionary Leica D-Lux 8. Sorry, but we don't think they are true.

Vintage digital cameras are back. But some new models have become unobtainable

In this week's news round up, we hear about the fascination with compact digital cameras from yesteryear, as well as the hurdles to getting your hands on the latest and greatest kit

All the action from the Leica world: people, gatherings, cameras, firmware updates, and deals!

This week's news round is dominated by all the goings-on in the Leica world. If you fancy a weekend getaway with fellow enthusiasts, here's your chance. Or, if you would like to buy some used Leica gear with zero-interest financing, head to Mayfair. Perhaps you've already picked up a new SL3 or Sofort. In that case, we have some news for you. And if you would like to know what's going on beyond the Leica world, don't worry, Ricoh, Fujifilm, Panasonic, and Lomography all get a mention too.

Brand Loyalty: A love affair with the Ricoh GR and its 28mm field of...

Brand loyalty is something that Leica aficionados know all about. Many readers of Macfilos would never look at another brand, let alone buy an alien camera. But the Ricoh GR range inspires similar loyalty, as Jean Perenet tells us….

APS-C cameras: The world keeps on turning after the death of the Leica CL

Leica has left the APS-C camera market with the discontinuation of the CL. But the assumption that a sensor size between Micro Four Thirds and full-frame has not future proved wrong.

Airport Security: When disaster strikes on the conveyor belt

What happens when your bag of valuable disappears on the conveyor belt at airport security? Mike panics gently as the worst happens...

Ricoh GR Series: The remarkable pocket camera that’s just the ticket for the keen...

What is it about the Ricoh GR? Why is this a cult camera among true enthusiasts? Jean Perenet, a dyed-in-the-wool Ricoh fan, explains the attraction of these discreet, pocketable cameras...

A new monochrome camera arrives — priced at £2,250

Ricoh Pentax surprises with a monochrome APS-C DSLR based on the Pentax K-3 Mk III...

History Corner: Arts, crafts, printing, electronic innovation and a dash of patriotism

A quiet corner of West London, hard by the River Thames, is full of history: Technology, arts, crafts, music, royal patronage and a unique typeface that led to a 100-year-old mystery...
Product image shows several attachable viewfinders made by various manufacturers

The M Files (17): Attachable viewfinders over almost a century

Over almost a century, Voigtländer, Zeiss, Ricoh, Olympus made attachable viewfinders. This review (The M Files, ep. 17) shows which are recommendable for your Leica or other rangefinder camera.

Ricoh GR Digital: Resurrecting a pioneering camera from 2005

David Askham unearthed the ancient Ricoh GR which he had purchased in 2007. As one of the early examples of this cult camera, could the GR still cut the mustard in 2022?
Rollei 35 and Ricoh GR IIIx

40mm Compacts: From ancient to modern with the Rollei 35 and Ricoh GR IIIx

The film-loading Rollei 35 from 1966 and the digital Ricoh GR IIIx (2021) have more on common that it seems. For example, a 40mm (equiv.) lens and a design that puts smallness over all. Read here a comparing review of these two cameras.

Visiting the picturesque fishing harbours of Scotland’s southeast coast

Jean Perenet continues his exploration of southern Scotland, this time sampling the delights of the picturesque fishing villages of the southeast coast...

Southern Scotland over 30 years in the company of a fine array of Ricoh...

Jean explores the abbeys of the Scottish borders during more than 30 years of visits from his home in Normandy...

Choosing the best camera for black-and-white photography

If you want the most satisfying experience in shooting black-and-white images, better go for a dedicated monochrome sensor. But what are the best choices outside the Leica camp?