Take a battered old 1950s double-stroke Leica M3 and turn it into highly desirable custom camera in six months. This is what James Fox-Davies decided to do with the M3 he bought on eBay. Not only did he have the body transformed into one of the coolest Leicas I've ever seen, he also matched it with a most unusual lens: A Noctilux competitor that I have never before seen on a Leica.
Bill donned his 1930s schmutter and took his seasoned X-Pro1 to the remarkable Chap Olympiad in Central London. But he learned a truth about the old X-Pro. Is it still up to the job?
Portable keyboards are nothing new, but the TextBlade is unique and is already stirring lust in the bosoms of typists everywhere. What’s more, this seriously strange little device is not intended just for on-the-go writing. It also makes a play for desk space as a replacement for your standard computer keyboard.
Bottoms were the problem with the old Magic Mouse. They kept falling off. Long-suffering users will therefore be glad to hear that the Magic Mouse 2 has left all that behind: Its derrière is a copper-bottomed triumph. No longer does the battery compartment flap keep falling off when you least expect it. And the good news doesn't end there because the MM2 overcomes another of the original's foibles when it comes to batteries.
Since moving to Apple I have not come across a successful docking solution. This lack has had a big bearing on the viability of a MacBook Pro, for instance, as a desktop replacement. In many respects, a well specced laptop is the best solution, both for travel and for use back at base. But plugging and unplugging all those cables is a pain; the jumble of cables is also unsightly and offends my sense of order.
Mike is putting his toes in the m4/3 pool and rather likes the experience. Here he looks particularly at the impressive range of Panasonic Leica DG prime lenses.