Friday, July 10, 2020

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......

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?

Leica M10-D: Digital for the next decade

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Want a simple, high-quality digital camera that will last you into the 2030s? Look no further than Leica's unique M10-D, the screenless wonder

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.

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?

Laos in the analogue age — and a Leica M6

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Jean Perenet's adventures in Laos with the trusty Ricoh GR prompts me to delve into the archives to find my Leica M6 images taken in Laos 15 years ago....

Leica R3 vs Minolta XE Comparison

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Here's an introduction to Analog Insights, a YouTube channel devoted to the use of film cameras in the digital age. Let's start with a comparison between the Leica R3 and the Milolta XE

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.

Kostas Balafas and his Greece: Philosophy and inspiration

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Dragan Novakovic's evocative images from Northern England published two days ago reminded me of this article by Spiros Skaidopoulos which first appeared on Macfilos just two years ago. Since then our readership has grown significantly and there must be many who have not seen the wonderful work of Kostas Balafas.....

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.