Saturday, October 1, 2022

Now the CL is pensioned off, where to go for a lighter alternative to...

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Since the first indications of the end for the Leica CL, Macfilos columns have been full of lament. How could Leica simply abandon APS-C...

The Leica X Vario: A retrospective of a camera that had a bad start...

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Our second look this week at the maligned but popular Leica X Vario. It's a classic in the making and enthusiastic owner, John Shingleton, takes a trip down memory lane...

A hard break-up: Life without Leica

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Is there life after Leica? Erwin Hartenberg rationalises his move from Leica back to Nikon and wonder whether, at some point, he will move back to the Leicasphere...

Ricoh’s GR beckons again: But the choice just became more complicated

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Last week's announcement of the Ricoh GR IIIx indicates that there is still a future for this unpretentious but eminently capable fixed-lens compact. But now you have to decide between 28mm and 40mm...

New South Wales: Lockdown walkie talkie and no-sit coffee

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Lockdown comes to the NSW coast, so there's nothing for it but a walk, a talk and a stand-up coffee. But the little Sony RX100 puts a bit of spice into a dull day on the coast...

Is the camcorder oppressing the camera?

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Is too much emphasis placed on video capabilities in cameras primarily used by stills photographers? Does everyone need video? Would life be simpler if we went back to basic, thoughful still creativity...

The quest for a high-quality compact camera: Sony’s RX1Rii still rules them all

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What is the ideal travel camera, the pefect compromise between quality and size? Erin takes us on his quest to find the ideal carry-anywhere quality compact...

Give them an inch: Extraordinary sights in London’s West End

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London is already starting to celebrate the end of lockdown and the return to normality. But is the euphoria resulting in a too-sudden turnaround?

Always Choose Three: A novel approach to art

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Wayne encourages us all to visit art exhibitions, and his maxim is always to choose three outstanding images for discussion...

Lines: What I learned to help take better photos—Part Three

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Erwin Hartenberg looks at the ways in which lines are important in photographic composition...