Friday, July 10, 2020

Leica M System: In praise of simplicity and longevity

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Judging by the rapid-fire arrival of M-mount lenses, you'd think Leica's cameras were the best-sellers. But no, the secret of the success of the M system lies in simplicity, mechanical excellence and the resulting longevity.

Leica’s remarkably successful Teens

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Leica enters the Twenties with optimism and a record of success. It is a far different company from the one that entered the past decade with just the M9 in its full-frame armoury.

Harley days, career decisions and a Hoggiefest.

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Out of the blue, John found himself boss of Harley-Davidson for Australia and New Zealand. As ever, a camera was to hand....

Wetzlar camera auction on October 5 — catalogue available

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The first Wetzlar Camera auction, organised by world-renowned expert and local dealer, Lars Netopil, takes place on October 5, 2019.

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.

Land Rover Australia: Mud, mud, glorious mud

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Land Rover launches in Australia were always tough affairs. But this one back in 1987 just got tougher and tougher as the mud rose and the cars sank....

Finding of Mallory’s body. But where is the Kodak VP camera?

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Will George Mallory's Kodak Vest Pocket camera, lost on Everest in 1924, ever be found?

Brendan Barry’s shipping container camera

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Brendan Barry has moved up from his caravan cam to produce the world's largest, slowest and most impracitcal all-in-one camera, the shipping container camera.

Film’s not dead, it’s alive and living in Mobberley

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Where would you sooner be, Ilford or Mobberley? Film, far from being dead, is resurrected in sunny Mobberley.

Back to happiness: Just one camera, one lens

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Would you be happier if you sold all your gear and went back to just one simple Leica rangefinder and one lens? Discuss......