Thursday, October 17, 2019

Bunker Mentality: The PM, four pennies and a red telephone box

Britain's war planning in 1962 involved four pennies, a red telephone box and the Automobile Association, according to a new book by Peter Hennessy.

Nikon enters APS-C mirrorless market

Nikon's new Z50 is an important milestone. It brings major competition to existing APS-C manufacturers but it also joins Panasonic, Leica and Sony is standardising one system over full-frame and crop formats.

Ich bin ein Binliner: How Apple binned the trash

Why has Apple decided to bin the trash? Thirty years of computing waste-disposal has been dealth a blow. We now have to get used to binning our rubbish.

Sigma fp arrives with a price tag of £1,999

Sigma's new full-frame L-Mount camera will cost £1,999 or £2,399 including the 45mm f/2.8 lens. It is the world's smallest full-frame digital camera, although some feature sacrifices have been made.

Lever thumb rest for Leica M10-D’s secret admirers

Always wanted the screenless wonder, the Leica M10-D, but would suffer screen withdrawal symptoms? Go cold turkey with this new faux advance lever which doubles as a thumb rest.

Leica products could face 25% import tariff in USA

The looming trade war between the USA and the EU could see a 25% surcharge applied to Leica products and other photographic equipment imported from Europe.

Leica SL2: Will there be a 24MP version?

Within the next six weeks we will have a new Leica SL, the SL2. How near in specification will it be to Panasonic's existing S1R? And what is the future for the M rangefinder as sensor sizes continue to grow?

Sigma’s full-frame L-Mount fp camera could sell for less than £1,900

According to the latest rumours, the world's smallest full-frame mirrorless camera, the Sigma fp, will cost under £1,900, some £1,000 less than previously thought

Leica special editions: Desaturated or brassy?

Here's a couple more Leica special editions to squirrel away for a rainy day. Try the desaturated CL or the brassy M10-P.

Leica raises UK prices of lenses and accessories

As from October 1 most Leica lenses and accessories have risen in price by between 1.5 and 4.4 percent. Bodies, with the exception of the Q2 and D-Lux, are unaffected.