Saturday, July 4, 2020

Digital distancing at the sofa pub and locks down in Middle England

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Meet Tom's sofa pub where he can meet all his best friends while observing strict digital distancing. And there's really no excuse for all those wayward heads when locks down comes to Middle England...

Sony RX100V: Is it the travel camera for me?

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Could this second-hand Sony RX100 Mark V be the holy-grail-type travel camera Wayne is seeking? Or will Panasonic keep his attention. Let's find out...

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.

USB-C Port Woes: Wobbling all the way to the Genius Bar

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Does your cable wobble? All four USB-C ports on Mike's 2018 MacBook Pro wobble and lead to unstable data connections. Apple don't want to know, but a simple fix seems to be working.

Grammarly: For the writers who think they don’t need it

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Are you an immaculate writer, never putting a comma wrong? If so, perhaps you don't need Grammarly. But, for the rest of us, it has it's uses (sorry, its).

Leica T at Six: Hit or a miss?

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Six years ago today Leica presented the hewn-from-solid Leica T. It was revolutionary at the time, but how has it fared over the intervening years? Mike takes a look back.

Happy St George’s Day to all our readers

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Happy St. George's Day! England's national day isn't celebrated in the same way that Scotland, Wales and Ireland remember their patrons. It's perhaps something we should pay more attention to.

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Macro Art: Picture Gallery

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The advent of Sigma's well-priced and optically excellent L-Mount lenses has created many new opportunitites of owners of Leica's SL and SL2 models. The Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art is a great lens at an attractive price.

Crisis Bellwether Stock: The 75 mm f/1.4 Leica Bummilux

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Why is it that the humble toilet roll becomes the object of panic buying at the slightest hint of trouble ahead? Even ten years ago, Mike was fretting that the advent of digital news would make loo rolls worth their weight in gold. Perhaps the Leica Bummilux is the answer?

Shop-from-home becomes the new norm

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I’ve been impressed by the ways in which photographic retailers and manufacturers have responded to the challenge of closed retail outlets and...