Thursday, July 18, 2019

Sony RX100 VI versus Panasonic TZ200 (Leica C-Lux)

Choosing between the Sony RX100 VI and the Leica C-Lux doesn’t get any easier. But these videos by Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake go a long way to helping you make up your mind.

Sony RX100 VI zooms to 200mm, stays lean and slim

The excellent Sony RX100 series has one problem — the maximum 70mm zoom. All that changes with the new RX100 VI which zooms to 200mm albeit at the expense of a slightly slower shutter. But a four-stop IBS system helps compensate. The only snag? The £1,150 price tag.

Sony A7III First Impressions: A full-frame camera for M-mount lenses

A Sony A7III body has arrived for review, sans lens by design. We intent to review as a home for manual M-mount lenses. Can it offer all that the SL provides but in a smaller, lighter package?

Why Apple should buy Sony (but probably won’t)

What would be the benefits of Apple hoovering up Sony? In some ways the two companies are now a perfect match....

Sony A7: Goodbye, it was almost nice knowing you

John has had a long relationship with the Sony A7 — mainly because he couldn't find anyone to buy it off him.....

Leica SL: An upgrade for Sony A7 fans?

We hear a lot about the benefits of the Sony A7-series in relation to bulky full-frame DSLRs but there is now a very serious mirrorless competitor in the buxom shape of the Leica SL. Sure, it costs more, but is it a big improvement on the Sony? 

Leica IIIA: Fifty years of ownership leads to an encounter with a Sony A7

Back in 1966 John bought his first Leica and took it to Norway on a university expedition. It served him well at the time but it has been on the shelf for many years....

Topsy Turvey World: Leica Q is now cheaper than the Sony RX1R

Brexit price rises are biting and Sony's fixed-lens compact, the RX1R, surprisingly costs more than the Leica Q, arguably a much better camera and certainly a better investment. 

Leica Monochrom and Sony A7II on eccentric test track

The English, by common assent, are mad. Or, perhaps, we should say eccentric. Noël Coward was in no doubt and nor should be any right-minded individual exposed to the English at play. Especially when the mid-day sun shines.

Mykonos in monochrome with Sony’s A7II, Leica’s 50mm Summilux and Ricoh’s little GR

Just returned to Athens after quiet early-season foray to the beautiful Aegean island of Mykonos. I met some new photographer friends, Vlassis and Kostas, and found the first Leica M8 I've ever seen in the wild on this tiny island.