Sunday, January 17, 2021

Pentax S1a: Getting into film the cheap way

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Film is enjoying new-found popularity, perhaps as an antidote to digital excess. But you don't need to shell out £500 on a Leica M3. Why not buy a solid and very capable Pentax or Olympus? The camera and lens could cost less than processing your first roll of film. And these old SLRs carry a lot of street cred....

Darkest Hour: A half-frame camera and a historic record

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John experiences the darkest hour and rummages around for some topical photographs.....

Long-term review: The new Leica M10-R

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Leica's high-resolution M10-R has been in the hands of Jonathan Slack for nearly a year. In that time he has come love the camera and is planning to buy one for keeps.

In search of the Roman countryside along the Appian Way

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In search of history along the ancient Appian Way, the Queen of Roads

Fuji X-T2: Of herons, eels and humans

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The wildlife photographer’s lot is waiting for the decisive moment. David set out to the River Dee with hope and was not disappointed when he met a compliant heron….

The painful progress from film to digital photography

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After a lifetime of professional photography, Don Morley was thrust into the digital deep end back in 2002. He survived and has found new enthusiasm.

Bièvres: Europe’s largest open-air photo fair is a magnet for enthusiasts

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Now in its 54th year, the massive Bièvres photo fair brings traders from all over Europe and visitors from around the world. If you are into old cameras, this is a weekend to savour.....

Kai Wong meets Martin Parr

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Another entertaining video from Kai Man Wong, newly settled back in England. He's interviewed Martin Parr this time, worth a looksee.

Cambodia, a country just made for colour

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Cambodia is a country just ready for colour photography, as John found out a decade ago.

Strange birds in Melbourne take a sip

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The bath was for the birds, but the bees got in first....