Sunday, March 7, 2021

Decline of the camera industry accelerated by the Covid pandemic

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The camera industry has been in prepitous decline for the past ten years as a result of the rise of the smartphone. But the pandemic has accelerated the deline and there is no sign of a recover in 2021...

What’s going to happen at Leica in 2021?

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A roundup of Leica Christmas rumours: Will any of them materialise in 2021?

Tesla Model 3: The long wait is nearly over

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It's almost time. After two months of anticipation, Mike's new Made in China Tesla Model 3 is almost ready for collection. Anticipation is part of the fun...

Daniel Craig x Greg Williams Leica Q2 limited addition arrives in a shower of...

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Golden Lugs is here: Leica's latest extravaganza from Daniel Crai and Greg Williams is a Q2 in black and gold, lasered to within an inch of it's limited-edition life,,,

Interrupted relationships in the Lockdown of 2020

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In the space of six weeks, our horizons have shrunk to what they were 200 years ago. We're in danger of becoming too parochial in these days of house arrest.

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...

Telling Stories: What I learned to help take better photos—Part Two

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Erwin continues his journey on the way to becoming a better photographer:

Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1.2: An Appreciation

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Jonathan assesses the newly resurrected 50mm Leica Noctilux f/1.2, first produced in 1966 and now reissued as a retro delight for Leica fans...

Mirrorless is dead. Long live the camera!

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Isn't it time we stopped wasting our breath of mirrorless cameras? What's wrong with using just "camera"? Originally, the term mirrorless was used to differentiate between the new breed of camera and the more traditional reflex camera with its optical viewfinder. Now, "mirrorless" is the norm and is overwhelmingly popular if we include smartphones. The mirrorless camera should go the way of the horseless carriage...

Leica M: Where next for the digital rangefinder?

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The Leica digital rangefinder exists in a parallel universe to other cameras on the market. It appeals to a traditional user base and opportunities for radical changes are limited. What's next? When will we see the M11? Mike takes a guess