Saturday, July 4, 2020

Plitvice National Park: Exploring the upper lakes in summer and autumn

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From late summer to early winter, the Plitvice lakes provide an ever-changing feast of colour and texture as Kevin found when he took his "vintage" Leica X1 and X Vario for an outing in the wild...

1971 Porsche 911: The sleeping beauty in a Melbourne garden

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Trick or treat: A classic Porsche 911 abandoned in a Melbourne Garden. John took a flier and found a heart of gold beneath the dusty sheet...

Oh! Kolkata: The beating heart of a metropolis on the road to modernisation

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Calcutta, the former capital of British India, is a bustling city that is trying to modernise after years of Communist rule. Farhiz paid a visit to some of the city's historica landmarks.

A life in colour slides and an idea how to save some memories

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Faced with a family archive of over 20,000 colour slides, what do you do? Throw them away or spend thousands to have them digitised? Or can you come up with a cheap, quick and effective home solution? Here's how...

Perilous times on the road from Tibet to Kathmandu

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The best of roads, the worst of roads: It was a time for strong nerves. Wayne takes a hair-raising trip on the perilous "highway" from the China-Tibet border to Kathmandu in Depal.

Press photography with the screw-mount Leicas

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Press photographer Don Morley looks back on his reliance on pre-war screw-mount Leicas for his daily bread and butter, back in the 1950s.

Husky Sledding: An excursion in Tromsø

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David fulfilled a lifelong ambition when he went huskie sledding in northern Norway with his Sami guide...

Valgaudemar: A brief summer affair with the Sony A7 and Zeiss 35mm f/2.8

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The "French Himalayan valley", Valgaudemar, is a delight and far from the madding crowd. Jean takes his Sony A7 on a tour.

Plitvice Lakes: Seeking the source with the Leica X Vario

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Kevin begins his journey with his Leica X Vario through the wonderful natural beauty of Croatia's Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Leica 135mm f/4 Elmar: Bargain telephoto for the M

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One of the big advantages of adopting the M system, or using M adaptors on mirrorless cameras, is the incredible range of available lenses at almost any price point. The early 1960s 135mm f/4 Elmar is an effective telephoto choice at a bargain price...