Saturday, August 24, 2019

Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN lens for L-Mount: First impressions

Sigma's relatively inexpensive 45mm f/2.8 Contemporary lens is a fine addition to any Leica SL or Panasonic S1/R camera. It comes closer to Leica quality than the modest price tag would suggest.

Under £500 for a 75mm f/1.25 light monster. Is it for real?

Thinking of buying the £10,250 Leica 75mm Noctilux. Just for a moment, perhaps? But what about £450 for this 7Artisans look-similar. Is it worth a punt?

Buying your next digital camera at the thrift shop

Lucky dip at the charity shop and up pops an ancient but surprisingly serviceable digital camera

Leica CL firmware 3.1 update. Another missed opportunity

We now have new firmware update for the Leica CL. Despite a slew of minor changes, there is still no ability to lock a central focus point. Disappointment.

Finding of Mallory’s body. But where is the Kodak VP camera?

Will George Mallory's Kodak Vest Pocket camera, lost on Everest in 1924, ever be found?

Film’s not dead, it’s alive and living in Mobberley

Where would you sooner be, Ilford or Mobberley? Film, far from being dead, is resurrected in sunny Mobberley.

Is it worth upgrading to the Ricoh GR III?

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.

In-camera charging: Leica misses out on an essential feature

Are you a fan of in-camera battery charging? I believe it is now a must-have feature for all cameras. Have your say....

Happy Independence Day to our American readers

Here's wishing all our many American readers a happy Independence Day. For some mysterious reason, Macfilos is more popular in the US...

Ricoh GR and Leica X2 teeter on their perches

When two old faithful parrots from Leica and Ricoh fall off their perches, what can you do? Dead, they were. But within a week they were resurrected for no known reason.