Sunday, May 31, 2020

EISA Awards 2019: No Leica gongs but kudos for L-mount Alliance

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Panasonic S1R is the best advanced full frame camera of 2019 and Sigma pulls off two major zoom lens accolades in EISA Awards

Leica C Review: Smallest compact with built-in viewfinder

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For the past few months I have been toting the tiny Leica C as my go-anywhere companion. Previously I favoured the...

Grammarly: For the writers who think they don’t need it

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Are you an immaculate writer, never putting a comma wrong? If so, perhaps you don't need Grammarly. But, for the rest of us, it has it's uses (sorry, its).

The Leica prototype that could fetch two million

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Auction prices for early Leica cameras can sometimes astound. Will this rare O-Series prototype from 1921 sell for over €2m? Anything is possible, says William Fagan.

Is it worth upgrading to the Ricoh GR III?

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The new Ricoh GR III is selling well, according to camera dealers we've spoken to. It brings a fresh approach while retaining the appearance and fearures that have made this discreet camera something of a cult among discerning photographers.

First Impressions: Leica Summarit f/2.4 lens range

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When I heard on Tuesday that Leica had a new range of aspherical Summarit lenses I wasn't too enthused. Although I have heard good things about the old f/2.5 Summarits, I had fallen into the trap of sidelining them in favour of the seemingly more desirable (and more expensive) Summicron range. 

Firmware update for Leica M240

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The latest firmware brings Leica's M240 range up to date. Be sure to update your camera as soon as possible.

Laurel and Hardy on location: Surprise

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Spotting locations used on television or cinema is a pleasure. But sometimes you have to think hard. Do I know that place?

Review: Leica X Vario, a misunderstood gem

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Leica's X Vario has been misunderstood. Overhyped and launched in a confusion of conflicting rumours, it got off to a rocky...

Winston Churchill: Funeral of a great man, fifty years on

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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.