Saturday, August 15, 2020

Leica M10-R: Knowing the value of everything

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In the UK, the price for a Leica M body is now firmly established at £7,000-plus. Is this now acting as a disincentive, as a reminder to try something more competent at a third of the price?

Olympus cameras might drop Olympus name

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Following news of the sale of Olympus cameras to Japan Industrial Partners, it now seems likely that the Olympus brand will be dropped in favour of OMD, PEN and Zuiko. Let's hope that's nothing but a rumour...

I shot a lion in Zimbabwe but she just faded away

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The wall-mounted trophy lion faded away in the direct sunlight. So John cast around for a suitable replacement. He found the three little human lionesses were a more suitable exhibit for a coastal home...

Hand-held macro the easy way, no fuss, simple tools

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Successful macro photograph can involve lots of care and special facilities. But Ivor took the remarkable Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Macro Art lens into his garden for some hand-held surprises.

Nobody buys cameras any more: Really?

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This has to be the most ridiculous headline to come in the wake of last week's Olympus news. Olympus ain't going nowhere – and it could be set for even better days...

The fall of Olympus or a bright new start?

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What does the sale of the Olympus camera division tell us about the state of the industry and the future for micro four-thirds?

Sigma Contemporary: Three fast primes exclusively for Leica CL and TL. Or not.

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Sigma's launch of three primes just for the Leica TL/CL is curious but, nonetheless, very welcome. It could put some new life into the system.

Sigma announces three Contemporary fast APS-C primes for L-Mount

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Sigma has just introduced three fast APS-C primes when the only compatible cameras are Leica's CL and TL2. What's happening here?

Ken falls in love with the Leica Q2: It’s immortal, it’s inexpensive

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It's Immortal: Ken heaps praise on Leica's Q2

5 classic Leica digitals to buy and keep

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Digital cameras can be classics and you need look no further than Leica for five cameras made during the past ten years that will stand the test of time. Here is Mike's pick of the bunch...