Quintessential Portugal from the archives: A trip down memory lane in 15 images

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It was not until 2016 that we discovered Portugal. If you live in the Europe or the United Kingdom, Portugal is right up there with Spain as a top holiday destination. But living here on the other side of the planet, it is not high up our list of ‘must visit’ places…

On the Road with the Leica Q2: Seattle, the coolest place in The Pacific...

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Keith describes the third and final destination visited on his trip to the northwest coast of the United States. Seattle turns out to be not only cool but very photogenic.

Jonathan Slack reviews the Leica 21mm Super-APO-Summicron-SL — sixth in a unified range

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It's been a long wait, principally due to difficulties sourcing materials as a result of the pandemic, but finally, here is the Leica 21mm Super-APO-Summicron-SL. I think we were all expecting the 24mm to be the sixth lens in the range (after the 90, 75, 50, 35, 28mm lenses), but perhaps 24mm has fallen out of favour. At any rate, here is the 21mm…

The Leica Q2 on the Road: Visiting Victoria, British Columbia

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Keith describes the second destination he visited on his trip to the West Coast of Canada. Victoria, BC and its famous Butchart Gardens prove to be superb settings for a travel photographer.

Kimberley: The Land of the White Toyota and the Leica Q2

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The Kimberley is an extraordinary place. First, it is vast, at 432,517 km2. Second, it is a true wilderness and very little of it is habitable. There are only three towns of any size and the population of the whole region is no more than 55,000, of which 40% are First Nation people who live predominantly in remote settlements…

Brand Loyalty: A love affair with the Ricoh GR and its 28mm field of...

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Brand loyalty is something that Leica aficionados know all about. Many readers of Macfilos would never look at another brand, let alone buy an alien camera. But the Ricoh GR range inspires similar loyalty, as Jean Perenet tells us….

A Photographic Road Trip Across the Western United States: The final leg

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Part two of a photographic trip across the Southwest of the United States, beginning in Colorado, brings us all the way to California. Along the way, we get to enjoy some spectacular views of the Grand Canyon.

Leica M11-P Review: The camera with Contact Credentials

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The Leica M11-P, announced last month, is the latest iteration of the customary “-P” version of the standard M digital. In June 2011, Leica brought us the M9-P, the first of these modern variants. It's now a tradition that the -P (said to be for “professional”) with its cosmetic and minor technical tweaks, follows on around 18 months after the base model. So it was with the M-P (Typ 240), the M10-P and now the M11-P...

The Leica Q2 visits the Pacific Northwest: Vancouver, British Columbia

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Vancouver, the first stop on a tour of the Pacific Northwest, is a gleaming modern city, surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty. Regardless of genre, visiting photographers will find no shortage of spectacular sights to capture.

Colours of the American Southwest on film: Chapter three in lessons learned

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Colours of the American South-West: Erwin takes us on the third leg of his journey with the Mamiya 6

Chicago: Season by season, a change in the weather

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They say that Chicago has only two seasons, cold and hot. But Jon makes the most of all four, including the short Springs and Auumns...

A Photographic Road Trip Across the Western United States: Part one

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The Western United States, including Colorado, Utah, and Arizona, is the perfect venue for a photographic road trip. Dirk and Claudia capture the grandeur of mountains, rivers, and spectacular rock formations, in glorious colour, and black and white.

Airport Security: When disaster strikes on the conveyor belt

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What happens when your bag of valuable disappears on the conveyor belt at airport security? Mike panics gently as the worst happens...

Babsy’s Place: A record of a long-gone world

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Babsy's Place: Then and now, with Farhiz Karanjawala in Bombay...

Street Photography with a Hasselblad: China in the 1980s and early 1990s

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Although more usually associated with scenic and portrait photography, a Hasselblad set proved a very effective tool for capturing images of China in the 80s and 90s.