Travels with the Ricoh GR: Myanmar Part I, Yangon

Almost three years ago our steps led us to the golden land known as Myanmar. That was before the election when the LND won a landslide victory. What was striking at the time was the people's hope for a more democratic regime…..

Workflow: The humble typewriter through rose-coloured glasses

Notebooks, typewriters, fountain pens: All should by rights be dead, foully killed off by the computer. But they live on.....

Leica Q: Joyful, impromptu shot from Oman

Sometimes the best shots come at the most unexpected moments — and often when you are unprepared.

Vive la Difference: Leica X1 and X2 compacts compared

The Leica X1 an X2 35mm-focal-length compacts have become something of a digital classic. Wayne has been out with both cameras for a back-to-back comparison and discovered some interesting differences in output

Paperless Office: Is it (nearly) here at long last?

Where are we it the much heralded paperless office? It isn’t here yet (not quite), but an efficient sheet-feed scanner and an intelligent digital storage system can turn you into a 95% paperless paragon

George James, 1942-2018

My friend George is dead. He had known for many months that he had little time left after his seven-year battle with cancer. But he set his heart on one last Christmas Day which he enjoyed with his family around him. Having achieved his goal, he died peacefully in his own bed on Saturday morning. 

Leica Q and my Photo of the Year

John has chosen his photo of the year — and it was taken in Rumania with the Leica Q…..

William Hannah’s notebook and the Dumas Dad Montblanc

I have a soft spot for notebooks and writing implements. So what better gift to receive than one of William Hannah’s finely crafted British notebooks and a Montblanc collectors’ item to use with it?

Confessions of a Leica beta tester

Jonathan Slack has been beta-testing pre-production Leicas for a decade. But is it all beer and skittles? Jonathan lifts the veil on the hard slog of aiming for perfection.

A tale of one camera, one lens and a wet weekend in Dickens’ Rochester

Where better to hold s Dickens Festival than the City of Rochester? But Rochester has a surfeit, no fewer than TW0 Dickens extravaganzas, one for the winter, one for the summer. See which characters you can spot on this December outing…..