Thursday, October 29, 2020

Kodak and Polaroid: How have the mighty fallen

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At IFA in Berlin Vlad Savov found some rather uninspiring Windows laptops with a sparse spec bearing the brand name of Polaroid. It’s evidence of a depressing trend for a once mighty brand name…

Porsches and Leicas: Spot the difference

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John explores the similarities between classic Porsches and classic Leicas…….

From Alpha to Zeta: The world of mirrorless cameras

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Tomorrow is likely to be a big day in the mirrorless world — the arrival of two new cameras from Nikon to rival the Sony a7 range. Will they steal Sony’s lunch?

Hong Kong: Thump, bump, a rude awakening mid-air

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Mike was looking forward to a bit of pampering on his flight to Hong Kong. But he got more than he bargained for — a visit from on high.

Smartphone photography is not photography. Or is it?

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Is smartphone photography a good thing, or is it the death of photography as an art form. Or is the iPhone the camera industry’s saviour.

Wim Wenders

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WIM WENDERS / BIOGRAPHYWim Wenders (born 1945) came to international prominence as one of the pioneers of the New German Cinema during the 1970’s...

Internet: Just how much do we all rely on our broadband

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It’s a complete broadband blackout at Macfilos and work has been suspended. We managed to get a last post out over the cellular network.....

Mac Anti-Virus: I give in after 13 years

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For years Mac users have not felt the need for anti-virus protection. But things are changing and Mike has finally given in and installed an unobtrusive but effective package.

Enter the GenDaPro: Just how serious is GDPR for photographers?

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The new GDPR regulations sound like A Very Good thing. On the face of things. But is it the thin end of the wedge? Could this be the start of a clampdown on innocent as well as intrusive activity? Mike envisages the unwelcome attentions of the GenDaPro…..

Hogan: Is micro four-thirds still a viable choice?

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With the rapid advance of smartphones, overtaking the 2/3-sensor point-and-shoot cameras, and advances in full-frame and APS-C technology, micro four-thirds is in the eye of the storm. It is being squeezed from above and below. Thom Hogan asks if it still has a future….