Leica Q and Leica SL could be getting new firmware versions this week.
Fuji has announced the long-awaited X-T2 to join the X-Pro2 as joint flagships of the range.
Novoflex has added an electronic adapter to allow some Canon EF lenses to be used with the Leica SL. It joins a long list of dumb adapters for the T/SL mount which permits lenses from most major manufacturers to be mounted on the SL, most of them restricted to manual, non-electronic lenses.
Often, when travelling, I feel obliged to take my MacBook Air simply to make sure I can back up files from the camera's SD cards. This last weekend, for instance, I rattled off over 500 shots and the MacBook was the only viable backup medium.
I remember exactly where I was fifty years ago today. I was on Ludgate Hill, just below St. Paul's cathedral, watching the funeral cortege of a great man pass by. Even then, at such a young age, I realised I was witnessing history. I had similar feelings a quarter of a century later when I was present at another unforgettable event, the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Mike has been looking forward to the recreation of the classic 28mm f/5.6 Summaron all summer. Now it is here or, at least, on the end of a waiting list after paying 10% upfront.
Interesting article today in Fortune (CNNMoney.com) by Seth Greenstein on the subject of digital rights. In the past, before downloads because so popular, you bought a book, a CD or a book and you could then give it, lend it or sell it to whomever you chose. These says you can't do that. You buy something, such as a Kindle book, and it's yours. But it can never be lent, sold or passed on to someone else. It turns what most people consider to be common sense on its head. In future, as digital downloads gradually ease out the sale of physical media, there can be no second-hand markets, car-boot sales or, even, giving to Oxfam. It's an interesting legal conundrum and, so far, no one has even got near a solution.