Saturday, August 24, 2019

Three capitals and a few smelly old cameras

A review of Stockholm gave John Shingleton the incentive to plan a three-city tour of Europe, Leica X1 in hand

King John says slow, Dr Seuss says go

Visiting Runnymede and the Magna Carta? Why not take a little detour and discover the delights of sunny Egham in the county of Surrey?

Frank Pick: The man who transformed London’s transport infrastructure

Frank Pick, London's Baron Haussmann, has left an indelible legacy on London's architecture and transport infrastructure. His London Underground roundel, one of the most recognised symbols in the world, is 100 years old this year.

With the Ricoh GR to Laos — Part Two

Jean continues his adventures in Laos and puts the trusty old Ricoh GR through its paces

Hillman’s Minx rides again

There's a club for everything. And the classic Hillman marque is kept alive by a group of enthusiasts who met last weekend at Brooklands Museum, near London

Stabilisation is now a box-tickers’ essential

DPReview has said that in future the absence of in-body stabilisation in a camera system will be regarded as a definite con. No longer is it seen as an option, it's definitely a necessity. Macfilos investigates....

Bièvres Photo Fair: Leica M body prices soar

Another Bièvres Photo Fair bites the dust and Mike discovered that Leica M camera bodies are rising faster than inflation

Keeping over-exposure under control

Does film cope better with highlights? Does digital bring more recovery potential from underesposed areas. It's a complex issue but we reached a conclusion

Leica lenses on the new Panasonic Lumix S1

Thinking of buying the Panasonic Lumix S1 to replace your Leica SL, or perhaps as a vehicle for your M or SL/TL lenses. Initial results are encouraging.

Grubb lenses helped prove the Theory of Relativity

One hundred years ago a machine constructed in Dublin, using Grubb lenses, was used during the solar eclipse to help prove Einstein's Theory of Relativity.