Monday, September 28, 2020

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.

Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 Nokton VM: A lens for all occasions

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The Voigtländer 40mm Nokton is a very fast manual lens that works well on the Leica M and a whole range of mirrorless cameras. It offers a great deal for a very low price.

Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 Nokton: E-mount versus VM-mount

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Until the E-mount version of the 40mm Nokton f/1.2 arrived, we were under the impression it would be almost identical to the M-mount version. But we couldn’t have been more wrong. Optically, however, both lenses are identical and should perform to the same standards.

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

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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.

Tech and the art of autofocus with M-mount lenses

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The Techart E-M adapter with built-in autofocus is unique in its ability to bring relatively quick AF to manual M-mount lenses. It is a very good reason to choose a Sony A7-range camera as a full-frame body for manual lenses. Mike had a day out with the Techart….