Thursday, February 25, 2021

Leica Q at Five: The camera they got right

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Five years on, Mike takes a look at the impact made by the Leica Q in 2015 and explains why this has been Leica's most successful digital camera to date.

Crossing the Tibetan Plateau in 1933: The story of an enchanting journey back to...

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In 1977, Chris was privileged to hear at first hand a story of the 1933 Everest expedition which came nine years after the ill-fated Mallory and Irvine attempt. Sir Hugh Bousted, the storyteller, was a remarkable man in so many different ways...

Modern features: Konica Hexar RF with Konica 50/2

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Jörg-Peter Rau continues his exploration of film cameras with the M-mount that are not quite Leicas. The M Files turns to the remarkable Konica Hexar RF rangefinder...

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.

Rolleiflex: 120 film = more megapixels?

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William has been out and about with his latest acquisition, a Rolleiflex. Just what is it about 120 film he asks?

Wide perspectives: Bessa R4M with Voigtländer 21/4 and 35/1.4

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Jörg-Peter Rau continues his journey into the world of film cameras which use the Leica M-Mount but which are not Leicas...

But Why? A brief ride through time in search of purpose

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Unduly influenced by black & white movies (from the Marx Brothers to Jimmy Cagney), and longing for a gaberdine to mimic the understated swagger of Humphrey Bogart, I was thoroughly preoccupied with being, by my own definition, cool. “Why photography?” you might have asked. “Because I can,” would have been my surly reply.

Living like a vampire: Landscape and the Leica Q2 Monochrom

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Monochrome photography for landscapes and mountaineering: The choice between Leica SL2 conversions, the M Monochrom and the new Leica Q2 Monochrom

Leica lenses on the new Panasonic Lumix S1

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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.

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...