Saturday, January 16, 2021

Where does the camera industry go from here?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.