Friday, September 25, 2020

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.

Can you have your medium format kaka and eat it? Hasselblad’s first generation X1D...

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As the great lyricist and philosopher queen Britney Spears once said: “Oops, I did it again!” Bought another camera, that is… Yes,...

Pentax S1a: Getting into film the cheap way

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Film is enjoying new-found popularity, perhaps as an antidote to digital excess. But you don't need to shell out £500 on a Leica M3. Why not buy a solid and very capable Pentax or Olympus? The camera and lens could cost less than processing your first roll of film. And these old SLRs carry a lot of street cred....

Man with a tin bath, man without a camera

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What happens when you see a good shot but have forgotten to carry a camera. These days the smartphone comes to the rescue. But it is such a part of everyday life that we often forget that it‘s there and that is can produce some remarkable results.

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.

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....

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.

Leica à la carte: Last servings from Red Dot Cameras

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Fancy something tasty? A london camera store has secured a unique batch of customised Leica MP film cameras? Leica's a la carte service might be off the menu, but you can still grab a camera that will last a lifetime...

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....

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.