Saturday, January 16, 2021

Where does the camera industry go from here?

Narain Jashanmal takes a look at the current state of the photographic industry and wonders just where we go from here...

Zeiss ZX1: Now heading to the maternity ward at long last

The computational Zeiss ZX1: It's (almost) here at last following two years of gestation. Will it be a hit or a miss?

Taking a closer look at the L-Mount line-up: The comprehensive Macfilos lens database

Macfilos today launches an interactive datasheet of all L-Mount lenses available for use on Pansonic, Leica and Sigma cameras. Use it as your reference point from now on.

Leica M System: In praise of simplicity and longevity

Judging by the rapid-fire arrival of M-mount lenses, you'd think Leica's cameras were the best-sellers. But no, the secret of the success of the M system lies in simplicity, mechanical excellence and the resulting longevity.

Photography: The games we play

A visit to the 'Stans with the Gang of Four: A quartet of disparate photo enthusiast with a gear-agnostic view of life

Red Rock, Red Dust and a Red Dot


I have lived in Australia for the past thirty-one years, and for the last few I have tried to get away once a year into a remote location to photograph some of Australia’s iconic landscapes….

Photokina: The week’s developments from a Leica perspective


This week has been huge for Leica, with news of L and M mounts coming thick and fast. Following the establishment of the LMA, the introduction of the L-Mount in 2015 is now on par with the launch of the M -Mount 65 years ago. Mike looks at developments…

L-Mount Alliance: The gloves are off


Yesterday was monster day for photographic news and none more important for the future of the industry than the announcement of the L-Mount Alliance backed by Leica, Panasonic and Sigma. Mike feels the tectonic plates a’twitching…..

TechArt Pro Adapter: Autofocus for M-mount manual lenses


Will the latest TechArt autofocus adapter work faultlessly with the new Sony a7III. Mike aims to find out….

Biking in the sun with the Leica M10 and Sony a7III


Manual focus lenses, electronic viewfinders: How does the Leica M10’s Visoflex stack up against a modern in-camera EVF such as that in the Sony A7III? Not very well, as Mike finds out.