Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Dreams of Summertime: Leica’s APO-Summicron-SL 28 f/2 ASPH

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Jonathan tests the new Leica 28mm Apo-Summicron L-Mount lens ...

Retro Style: Rollei 35 RF with Sonnar 40/2.8

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The M Files, Part 4: Jörg-Peter's journey into the past continues with the Rollei RF, another non-Leica camera which featured the Leica M Mount.

Into the Mystery: Camera in the wild

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David Askham reviews a remarkable book which explores landscape photography in a unique way...

Jaguar I-Pace after one year: A stunning electric car but poor charging infrastructure lets...

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The Jaguar I-Pace is a triumph of design and engineering in the new world of battery electric vehicles. it makes a compelling case for converting to electricity but is let down by in charging infrastructure in the United Kingdom. Mike recounts his experiences over the past year...

The M Files: Not quite Leica M… But really interesting

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The hype seems never-ending: used Leica M film cameras continue to post new price records on the second-hand market. A good copy of the...

Leica SL2-S: First impressions

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Jonathan reports on his pre-launch experience with the new "fast" Leica SL2-S with its 24MP sensor, image stabilisation and advanced video features.

Slim Rock n Roll linked strap now available for smaller cameras, including the Leica...

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The leather-link Rock n Roll strap is a great companion for any camera. It is springy and comfortable to wear around the neck or over the shoulder. Now comes a narrower, less bulky version which is ideal for the Leica M and other compact cameras.

Panasonic’s Lumix S5 kit: The Lightweight L-Mount alternative

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Better late than never. For some reason, the Panasonic S5 kit I ordered in September has just arrived at Macfilos Towers, at least a...

Leica I Model A: First review of the new 1930 model

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January 1930 and I have just been asked by Leitz Optische Werke to review the latest version of their miniature marvel of technology, the Leica I Model A miniature camera. It is truly revolutionary. Because it uses 35mm cine film you can feed enough stock into a little steel cassette to allow up to 36 pictures without having to stop and reload. It’s also very advanced, with automatic features such as a knob that advances the film by exactly one frame at a time and cocks the shutter simultaneously.

Can you have your medium format kaka and eat it? Hasselblad’s first generation X1D...

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As the great lyricist and philosopher queen Britney Spears once said: “Oops, I did it again!” Bought another camera, that is… Yes, I know...