To Mechuka — with two of Leica’s finest M-Mount lenses

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I am strapped in for the flight to Dibrugarh. Along with me for the ride are two stars from the Leica firmament stowed in the overhead bin, two of the finest M-Mount creations ⏤ the Leica 35mm Summilux-M f/1.4 and the Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/0.95 ⏤ on their [first trip to Mechuka] in Arunachal. Tucked in with them is the Leica M11.

Leica M in the wilderness: Does the rangefinder have a place in the great...

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Do you mollycoddle your expensive Leica M or do you make it work for its living? Erwin Hartenberg takes his M10 into the wilderness to see if it makes a competent landscape photography tool...

Digital Zooming Part I: Purist and pragmatist perspectives on the Leica Q2

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Love it or hate it, digital zooming is an integral feature of the Leica Q-series cameras. Are you a purist, who views cropping photos...

Ricoh GR Series: The remarkable pocket camera that’s just the ticket for the keen...

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What is it about the Ricoh GR? Why is this a cult camera among true enthusiasts? Jean Perenet, a dyed-in-the-wool Ricoh fan, explains the attraction of these discreet, pocketable cameras...

The Leica Q2 Goes Wine Tasting: A weekend of photography in the Sonoma Valley

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Recently I visited one of California’s marquee wine-growing regions: the Sonoma Valley. Based on previous experience, I was sure the business of wine production...

Queen’s right trusty insects buzz allegiance to King Charles III as a new keeper...

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Mourning of The Queen's Bees as they gather round to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and prepare for the task of supplying honey to the royal breakfast table...

Canvas City: Street Art in Berlin

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Farhiz explores Berlin's street art — using the city as a canvas...

National Tea Day: A visit to the home of Ceylon Tea

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Which countries come to mind when you think of tea? Perhaps Britain, where its consumption is a national obsession? Or a country where tea...

Stranger In Paradise — On the Dal Lake

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The Dal Lake in Srinagar once had as many as three thousand houseboats. Today there are fewer than a thousand and Butts Clermont Houseboats is its crowning jewel...

An Interview with Claire Thomas: Award-winning photojournalist and fine art photographer

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Without the sacrifice of photojournalists willing to cover the world’s more remote regions and conflict zones, our understanding of human society would be sadly...

My Favourite Breakfast Haunt: in celebration of International Waffle Day

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If you have yet to eat breakfast, you have the perfect excuse for skipping the cornflakes today and treating yourself to everyone’s favourite geometrically-patterned...

Sigma 100-400mm Telephoto Lens: A year’s experience with a Leica alternative

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The L-Mount Alliance goes from strength to strength. In particular, new introductions from both Sigma and Leica have significantly expanded L-mount telephoto zoom options....

Leica X1 bites the dust after 13 glorious years

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One of the world's most enthusiastic fans of the 2009 Leica X1 has finally admitted defeat. A long-running and very annoying defect has rendered his trusty old X1 useless. RIP Leica X1...

Andy Summers and Harmonics of the Night at the Leica Gallery London

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A selection of Andy Summers' photographs will be on display from March 26 to April 30 at the Leica Gallerie in London...

One Fine Day: A journey into the unknown on the border with China

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Almost five years later, in 2022, the four of us reunited for a repeat trip to Mechuka. Gudi confessed that even now she gets nightmares of this near-fatal indident in 2018. Baro and Piliya hadn’t spoken about it to anyone...