Friday, April 10, 2020

April Fools’ Day cancelled due to Coronavirus

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Has April 1 been cancelled? There have been some half-hearted attempts but, in general, it's a non-event. At least we can celebrate Apple's birth.

Simple pleasures, more than a few photo opportunities and some difficult decisions

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A regular haunt, a great source of pleasure and the possibility that I've paid my last visit for many months. Brooklands Museum: Still trying to keep going, but devoid of visitors. It can't last.

Leica’s Noctilux: Myth or magic?

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Is Leica's Noctilux all that it's cracked up to be? Are you better off with a lighter, and cheaper alternative such as the Apo-Summicron? Or what about a really cheap classic lens? David investigates.

Macfilos, photography and the V word

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve been plodding on with photography posts. I've thought several times that I should mention the elephant...

Losing your phojo: Is it a terminal condition?

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Lost your phojo? Wonder if you'll ever pick up a camera again. Mike says not to worry. Keep calm and carry on. It will return.

The electric revolution: Will the infrastructure be ready by 2032?

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The EV revolution is upon us. But the goal posts keep moving and there is little chance that electrification targets for 2032 or, even, 2035 can be met. Will it all end in tears?

Travel Tip: In-camera battery charging can save your bacon

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Every forgotten to pack your Leica battery charger? Or, worse still, ever lost it while travelling? USB in-camera charging gives you a safety net but, unfortunately, it is available on only one German-made Leica, the new SL2. It's almost worth upgrading from the SL just for that....

Fuji X100V: Latest in a range of ground-breaking cameras

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The new Fujifilm X100V is a welcome evolutionary upgrade to the firmly-established series of compacts. It offers a higher-resolution sensor, improved lens construction and a tilting screen among other changes.

Britain’s motor industry and the plug-in future: A visit to Gaydon

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How practical is an electric car? I'm on a strong learning curve as I get to grips with the new Jaguar I-Pace. But its excellence is tarnished by the dreadful EV charging infrastructure in Britain. Only Tesla is doing it right. The rest, including Jaguar, are fast gurgling down the plughole. A new approach is needed if we are to meet the new 2035 targets.

Leica M10 Monochrom compared with the M10-P

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Tom had the opportunity to spend a month with a prototype version of the new Leica M10 Monochrom. His photo comparisons with the M10-P are suppliemented by two photo series completeed in his work as a professional photographer.