Thursday, February 20, 2020

Mr Jones, Josef Stalin and a “Leica” screw-mount

A favourite actor, an educational theme and a Leica. What's not to like about Mr Jones?

Leica’s M-mount is 70 years old this month

The M3 arrived in 1954, but the M-mount was patented this month in 1954, so it celebrates its platimum anniversary early, ahead of the celebrations due in 2024.

Fuji X100V: Latest in a range of ground-breaking cameras

The new Fujifilm X100V is a welcome evolutionary upgrade to the firmly-established series of compacts. It offers a higher-resolution sensor, improved lens construction and a tilting screen among other changes.

Leica firmware updates for SL and CL

Hot on the heels of the major firmware update for the Q2, slightly less details upgrades are announced for the CL and SL 601 (original model). These are largely related to improving compatibiliyt with L-Mount lenses from Sigma and Panasonic.

Leica Q2 firmware update brings added functionality

Leica has issued the first major firmware update for the Q2. I'll be reporting on this in more detail later but, in the meantime, it is disappointing to see that two expected changes have not been made.

Bathurst: Hot time at the 12-hours, Fuji in hand

Almost too hot for man, but the cars at the Bathurst 12-hour race did well. John took along a simple and light Fuji kit to grab some photos.

Rain offers bushfire respite but it isn’t enough. First rain in 10 years for...

In some parts of Australia, last week's rains were the first in ten years. While the deluge has offered some respite from the bushfires, it comes as just a sip — much more is needed.

Electric Cars: Ready for the mainstream?

All change at Macfilos as the editor jumps from a smelly old diesel car to the latest technology in the shape of Jaguar's rather stunning I-Pace. Will he be disappointed. Let's find out....

Leica M10 Monochrom: 41MP, 100000 ISO and super-stealthy look

Leica's much-antipatged M10 Monochrom is here. With a near-41MP sensor, the largest ever for an M rangefinder, this light monster sports high resolution and a 160-100000 ISO range with up to 15 stops of dynamic range.

Apocalypse Now: Bushfires and a lesson for us all

The breakdown of all infrastructure in the Australian bushfires serves to illustate just how much we now rely on technology for our day to day survival. After a generation of increasing reliance, are we losing the abillity to survive without these aids?