Saturday, January 23, 2021

Leica gets another new CEO — Matthias Harsch

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Another CEO for Leica Camera AG.....

The Social Network: Off to see the President

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Yesterday I was reminded by iTunes that I'd pre-ordered The Social Network, the film of Ben Mezrich's book of the same name–which I enjoyed reading last year (on my iPhone, of course). Having watched the movie, I continue to be amazed at the goings on behind the scenes as Facebook took off. You couldn't invent this stuff. Now, I see, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is one of a trinity of silicone saints invited to attend a meeting with President Obama when he visits San Francisco later today. This holy trinity of the tech world includes Google's Eric Schmidt and our own Steve Jobs in addition to Zuckerberg. It's a social network I don't think even Mark could have imagined eight years ago when he founded the world-beating site.

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A plague on all your ads: Google Adsense goes incontinent

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While I was in Germany this week I noticed random panel advertising appearing on Macfilos. In some cases, advertisements were placed in between comments....

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.

Billingham’s new Galbin range of binocular bags

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Billingham is expanding from camera bags and casual luggage into the world of the twitcher and the binocular fan…..

Leica announces new M3 Digital: “Back to our roots”

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Leica announces the M3D, a camera that has identical appearance, dimensions and weight to the first M, the M3, but with a digital sensor replacing the film plane. It was shown to the press this morning in the popular spa resort of Bad Wolkenkuckucksheim near Wetzlar.

New Leica Summarit lenses

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Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents a new generation of Leica Summarit-M-Lenses. In comparison with the previous models, these new lenses with a maximum aperture of f/2.4 offer improved performance characteristics and new lens design.

Monochrom: It’s broody, black and has amazing dynamic range

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What could be more batlike than a stealthy black camera, without a red dot, that takes only black and white photographs? Hitch...

The Winona Leica M3: Spot the difference

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Whever I see an old Leica used as a prop I have to investigate. This promotional video Squarespace uses an M3. But which M3? And why doesn't it look like Mike's 1954 double-stroke example?

Life in Lockdown: Macfilosofers report from around the world

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What are Macfilosiphers up to in these days of lockdown and abundant spare time? Mike scoops up a few differing views from around the world.