Monday, February 24, 2020

Apple opens new Regent Street Store

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Trees and people as Apple's London flagship gets a makeover.  Spot the staff....

New Leica M with no screen, stripped down racing model

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The rumours, unlikely as they sounded, were spot on with this new stripped-down M. I know many friends who are attracted by the idea of what is, in effect, a Leica film camera with a sensor replacing the film.

EU to legislate for a Europe-wide digital market without petty restrictions

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I am not an unqualified admirer of the European Union but I do applaud the efforts made to create a level playing field in the digital world. Successive limits on cellular roaming charges, leading eventually to a complete future ban, have already made cross-border communications less of a hassle. Already I have abandoned my old practice of maintaining a wallet full of SIM cards for countries I frequently visit. Now, with capped charges (currently £3 a day at Vodafone, for instance), is is now feasible to use your home SIM in any European country and enjoy voice, text and data at local rates.

Robert White: Collector of Leicas, motorcycles and a philanthropist

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From small beginnings as a camera dealer in the south of England, Robert White went on to become a leading collector, particularly of Leica and Brough-Superior. After his death last November it became clear that he was also a major philanthropist who will be remembered by the thousands who benefit from his millions.

Photographica 2019: Seduced by a couple of blasts from the past

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Photographica 2019: A good opportunity to meet friends, browse the tables and, if you are unwary, to be seduced by a couple of blasts from the past.

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

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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.

Speed Graphic: A convincing 1940s press photographer acts the part

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Out an about with the Leica T, Mike met a convincing pair of 1940s press actors with their Speed Graphic camera....

Photography Show March 21-24: Grab a free Leica M test drive which normally costs...

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Visitors to the Photography Show in Birmingham (March 21-24) can grab £80-worth of free Leica M test drive at participating dealers throughout the country....

Leica: Who needs buttons anyway?

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The Leica T, much to everyone's surprise, is a ground-breaking camera, not just for Leica but for the entire photographic industry....

Support for Leica D-Lux 7 in latest ON1 Photo RAW release

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Now you can get the best of Lightroom and Photoshop in one alternative product.