After an absence of several months, the Leica Owners' Area is now up and running again with an improved graphic interface. It could be the home for all your cameras and lenses, even those from third-party manufacturers.
The UK price of he Sigma fp and the kit (wth the 45mm f/2.8 prime) have now been announced. Stocks should reach dealers early in December.
For £500 more than the standard CL/18mm kit you can go muti-hued with the new Paul Smith Special Edition. But with only 900 available for the world market they will be pretty thin on the ground.
The self-blogging blog and a new arrival at Macfilos Towers, Leica's SL2
Lenny Kravitz, Leica Drifter in hand, has moved on to a Dom Pérignon special edition complete with a case that opens up as a bar. Read on....
Want a less dedicated Billingham to carry around every day, fed up lugging a stuffed camera case? Billingham can offer Thomas the Bag and he now comes in a fetching burgundy colour.
The new X-Pro 3 takes inspiration from Leica's screenless wonder, the M10-D. It has winning ways, but many photographers will definitely think it is one sandwich short of a picnic. Mike disagrees. He loves cameras with no rear screen.
The L-Mount Alliance has given the camera indusry something new. It's a cross-manufacturer standard similar in scope to the micro four-thirds co-operative ten years ago and it looks as though it is succeeding. Sigma in particular is making a lot of headway, expecially with its high-quality Art lenses and the new and unusual fp camera which is proving a best seller in Japan.
Leica's much-rumoured replacement for the innovative SL has arrived at last. With a bigger sensor, in-body stabilisation and class-leading video, it is likely to have a wider appeal than its predecessor.
Two more lenses for L-Mount bring the Panasonic LUMIX range up to six. There are now over 46 lenses from Leica, Sigma and Panasonic available to owners of Leica and LUMIX cameras.