Hints are that the new LX7 will be called the LX100 (get it.... RX100, LX100) which is more evidence that the Sony is in Panasonic's sights.
Mike invites readers to the 1940s Relived event at Brooklands Museum. Read on....
Sometime last year Leica said it would never adopt the micro four thirds standard. Yet isn't this the very sensor installed in the new D-Lux?
HOT ON THE WHEELS of the Segway comes the PUMA, a new two-wheeled rickshaw which uses Segway balancing technology and can reach 35 mph. Apparently it is a collaborative effort between Segway and General Motors.
This confection is billed as another revolution in urban transport and I am grateful to the guys at Engaget (again) for their initial impressions. Apparently, it is quite fun to ride but is let down by the lack of infrastructure--that is, somewhere to ride it. It is unlikely to be allowed to mix it with road traffic, it is too big (and too fast) to use the footways and certainly too dangerous to be allowed into cycle lanes. Apparently GM believe towns and cities will be redesigned around the PUMA.
I tend to agree with other commentators that mass acceptance of electric-powered transport will not happen until we can repackaged something approximating to a real car and endow it with real-world performance, safety and range. Something like a Fiat 500 or Toyota Yaris with 100 mph, a range of up to 200 miles and a recharge time of under five minutes would fit the bill. Until that happens, and it depends largely on power-storage technology, the revolution ain't going to happen.
MacOldie is launching a competition to define the new verb "to puma".
Fuji today announces a smaller, lighter 23mm which has been a hole in the lens lineup for years. A new multi-coloured X-A3 also arrives, aimed at the younger generation, selfy-adept and available only from Jessops....
Arte di Mano, a connoisseur option in Leica cases, have introduced a range to cover the Leica CL, D-Lux 7 and C-Lux.
Macfilos is ten today. When I started in 2008 my main purpose was to write about Apple — Macs, iPhones, iPads — but I soon turned to my lifelong interest in photography as a main theme. Not many blogs last for ten years and even fewer aim to publish at least one article a day. Someone once told me that consistency is the key to success and I know from occasional lapses that if I miss a day it is very difficult to get back into the routine. Nevertheless, Macfilos is a joy and a comfort rather than a treadmill.