Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Leica Q strip-down: Now put it all back together again

If you have half a day to spare, get out your magnetic screwdriver and dismantle your £4,000 Leica Q into a pile of spare parts and tiny screws. It's therapeutic.

Bunker Mentality: The PM, four pennies and a red telephone box

Britain's war planning in 1962 involved four pennies, a red telephone box and the Automobile Association, according to a new book by Peter Hennessy.

Nikon enters APS-C mirrorless market

Nikon's new Z50 is an important milestone. It brings major competition to existing APS-C manufacturers but it also joins Panasonic, Leica and Sony is standardising one system over full-frame and crop formats.

Ich bin ein Binliner: How Apple binned the trash

Why has Apple decided to bin the trash? Thirty years of computing waste-disposal has been dealth a blow. We now have to get used to binning our rubbish.

iPhone is a breakthrough hand-held computer

Twelve years ago the iPhone was launched to a mixed reception. Yet it represented a revolution which had totally transformed the cellular phone and has made the hand-held computer universal. It's importance cannot be underestimated.

Leica SL2: Will there be a 24MP version?

Within the next six weeks we will have a new Leica SL, the SL2. How near in specification will it be to Panasonic's existing S1R? And what is the future for the M rangefinder as sensor sizes continue to grow?

Never mind the article, check the comments

Comments expand the depth of blog posts and encourage discussion. If you are not checking the comments on Macfilos you are missing out.

Huge mirrorless lenses are here to stay

Huge prime lenses for professional mirrorless cameras are here to stay. The weight and size advantage of early mirrorless designs have been squandered. Only the Leica M system keeps the compact flag flying.

Technology could be the end of luxury, possibly even in the camera industry

Could the rise of technology, including computational photography and smart wearable devices spell the end of long-life luxury goods?

First impressions: Voigtländer Nokton 75mm f/1.5

The new Voigtländer Nokton 75mm is an interesting lens, offering competition for the Leica Summilux or, even, the extremely expensive f/1.25 Noctilux....