Sunday, January 24, 2021

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...

Lightroom editing with the Loupedeck+ console

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I'm not a great fan of sitting down with Lightroom for hours on end to get the end results I want from my latest...

Long-term review: The new Leica M10-R

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Leica's high-resolution M10-R has been in the hands of Jonathan Slack for nearly a year. In that time he has come love the camera and is planning to buy one for keeps.

Camera Bags: Fogg and the new satchmo

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What is it about camera bags – or even bags in general – that turns us into collectors? We can't get enough of 'em. Jonathan explains as he lays eyes on Fogg's latest, the all-leather SatchMo.

iPad Magic Keyboard: Why not settle for the best?

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Apple's new iPad Magic Keyboard combined with touch and mouse support in iPadOS 13.4 at last bridges the gap between tablet and computer.

Fujifilm X-T4: First days, first impressions

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New toy on the block as David takes delivery of the brand new Fujifilm X-T4 and looks at the improvements, including IBIS and more battery power...