Monday, February 17, 2020

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.

In at the deep end with the Jaguar Monochrom: Part II

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Six hours to cover 125 miles in a fast electric vehicle. Surely not, until the Jaguar Monochrom met a nightmare traffic jam on the way home.

Apocalypse Now: Bushfires and a lesson for us all

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The breakdown of all infrastructure in the Australian bushfires serves to illustate just how much we now rely on technology for our day to day survival. After a generation of increasing reliance, are we losing the abillity to survive without these aids?

Has the nifty fifty had its day? Or are you a dyed-in-the-wool 50mm traditionalist?

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Is it sacrilege to say that wider-angle lenses offer more all-round versatility than the legendary "nifty fifty"? Do you now pick up a wide-angle lens as a matter of course?

Leica’s remarkably successful Teens

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Leica enters the Twenties with optimism and a record of success. It is a far different company from the one that entered the past decade with just the M9 in its full-frame armoury.

How much RAM do you need to use Lightroom?

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Do you need 1.5TB of RAM to process your holiday snaps. No way. But you might benefit from 16GB or even 32GB of extra computing power.

UK photo retailers to benefit from the rising pound

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A rising British pound in the wake of last week's election will be good news for importers of photographic equipment and will benefit dealers, not just those selling new cameras but also specialists in classic equipment.

Panasonic Lumix G9 and S1R: Deuce Days in Victoria

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Getting useful shots of cars at very crowded shows can be a challenge. Brian took a deuce of Panasonics, G9 and S1R, to test out their capabilities at the Deuce Days vintage meet in Victoria, British Columbia.

Sensor Size: Are we just being dense?

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Is a sensor with more pixels “larger” than its predecessor or “denser”. Should we clearly differentiate between sensor area and pixel density and avoid the sloppy descriptions often bandied around the internet?