Thursday, October 17, 2019

Billingham Hadley Small Pro brings requested new features

The Billingham Hadley Small was always our favourite small-outfit camera bag. But it lacked a handle, a rear pocket and a luggage-trolley strap. Now the Hadley Small Pro brings all these features and also adds a quickly detachable feature to the shoulder strap.

Photo Fairs: Dates coming up, London and Bièvres

It's photo fair time again and we have three events to look forward to in the next month--two here in the south of England and the big daddy of the all, Bièvres near Paris. Here's more information for your diary.

Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN lens for L-Mount: First impressions

Sigma's relatively inexpensive 45mm f/2.8 Contemporary lens is a fine addition to any Leica SL or Panasonic S1/R camera. It comes closer to Leica quality than the modest price tag would suggest.

Leica à la carte off the menu

Leica's à la carte service is for the chop. So get your orders in before the end of May if you want your very own customised rangefinder.

Grubb lenses helped prove the Theory of Relativity

One hundred years ago a machine constructed in Dublin, using Grubb lenses, was used during the solar eclipse to help prove Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

CCD Celebration: Refurbished M9s with à la carte now available from Wetzlar

Introduction I was visiting Wetzlar early in July and visited the new Customer Care Reception (where the store used...

Under £500 for a 75mm f/1.25 light monster. Is it for real?

Thinking of buying the £10,250 Leica 75mm Noctilux. Just for a moment, perhaps? But what about £450 for this 7Artisans look-similar. Is it worth a punt?

Leica Monochrom joins the discount club

More discounts on Leica rangefinders. Whatever next?

Kravitz Drifter: One for the rock n’ roll nomads

Here's one for the bank vault: The Kravitz Drifer Monochrome with wall to wall non-python snakeskin. £20,500 only.

Review: Leica X Vario, a misunderstood gem

Leica's X Vario has been misunderstood. Overhyped and launched in a confusion of conflicting rumours, it got off to a rocky...