Monday, February 24, 2020

Red Dot Cameras’ Australian bushfire appeal

London Leica dealer Red Dot Cameras is offering a D-Lux 7 as the price in a draw to support the relief efforts for the Australian bushfires. A donation of just £10 puts you in the running.

A pocketful of Rye and a proper dose of optimism for 2020

Will the smugglers take over England before George Washington takes America? A visit to the ancient town of Rye, one of the historic Cinque Ports, sets the scene for the naughty Twenties, complete with a proper naughty fish-finger sandwich.

Leica M10-P: The Wilkie Collins special edition

It’s a white Christmas for Leica. Just in time for the turkey and Christmas pudding, Leica has launched yet another special addition — the Woman in White.

LockCircle MetalJacket 2 cage for the Leica SL2

For the SL2 owners who have everything, including everything they didn't know they wanted. The MetalJacket 2 is a serious bit of kit for the cinemetographer. But could it gain fans who fancy a more aggressive approach to street photography?

UK photo retailers to benefit from the rising pound

A rising British pound in the wake of last week's election will be good news for importers of photographic equipment and will benefit dealers, not just those selling new cameras but also specialists in classic equipment.

BandWerk, the Leica of straps for the Apple Watch

This beautiful leather strap from BandWerk for the Apple Watch would grace a £10,000 Swiss timepiece, never mind a smartwatch.

Leica Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH announced

The 90mm Leica Summilux-M is finally here and will cost £10,700 here in the UK. It is billed as an ideal portrait lens and boasts an ultra-narrow depth of field — said by Leica to be half that of the 50mm Noctlux.

Leica Hodinkee Ghost limited edition in 250 sets worldwide

Leica's latest M10-P special edition, the Ghost, has been designed by Hodinkee founder, Benjamin Clymer as a tribute to his first dive watch which he purchased in his early twenties.

William Hannah’s new pen case and notebook fastener

William Hannah's leather-bound loose-leaf notebooks are the best. But that's just my opinion. Now you can add an elastic fastener and a colour-matching leather pencase. It makes a perfect Christmas present.

New Apple Mac Pro? That will be $53,000, please. Cash or Apple Pay?

Are you sitting comfortably? In the UK the new Apple Mac Pro, fully specced, will cost over $70,000 or £54,000. Where to order?