Oberwerth Tag Case: Ding dong, you’ve left your Leica Q3 in Starbucks

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The Oberwerth Tag Case is not just a pretty polly: It's a technical marvel that tells you if you've left your camera in Starbucks and, in the worst case, helps you trade your stolen Q or M.

Macfilos at 15: An opportunity to contribute to the future

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Macfilos turns 15 today. Now is the time to consider helping to cover the basic running costs of a friendly, informative photography site that has no advertising or sponsorship income.

Get a Grip: iPhone plus Fjorden in the Baltic

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Smartphones have largely displaced simple point-and-shoot cameras. With their high quality sensors and range of lenses, they are capable of delivering superb images. What...

Did Leica’s Oskar Barnack test a prototype Apple Vision Pro in 1914?

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Here's evidence that Leica's Oskar Barnack didn't sit twiddling his thumbs after cooking up the 35mm miniature camera. Far from it, he was beavering away on the Leica Vision Pro, virtual reality for the start of the war in 1914...

Quick fire lens changes or the smart solution?

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Smart phones are taking over the world of photography by means of convenience, flattering results and clever marketing. But is it more satisfying to carry a “proper” camera and a bagful of lenses? Wayne dithers…

From iPhone to Westminster Abbey: Sir Jony Ive designs Charles III coronation emblem

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From a flowery emblem designed by Jony Ive to a set of minimalist postage stamps, it's all change as Britain looks forward to the Coronation on May 6...

Apple’s iPhone changed the world sixteen years ago this week

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Much of the tech world was unmoved when the Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone in January 2007. Yet, sixteen years later, this was a defining moment in the history of technology. It was a game changer and it set up Apple for the trillion dollar company it is today...

Telling Time: Citizen Proximity smartwatch ten years on

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Ten years ago on Macfilos: The search for the perfect smartwatch was still three years in the future. But did this rather cumbersome Citizen Proximity cut the mustard, even in 2012? Mike looks back on a not-so-successful try at watch/phone integration...

Life’s Big Coincidences: Being in the right place at the right time

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Have you ever travelled to a location only to find yourself on the spot when an international news event takes place? Mike recounts two Big Coincidence moments, one of which was being in Cupertino on the day that Steve Jobs died exactly eleven years ago...

John Shingleton gets accolade in Australian/NZ Monochrome Awards competition

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Congratulations to Macfilos's Australian contributor, John Shingleton for his success in the Australian/NZ Monochrome Awards Competition

What’s happening at Leica’s posh spot in Moscow

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What's happening with Leica in Russia, one of the poshest spots for selling the new L watch? Mike pays a visit to the company's Russian site and it looks like they haven't updated the prices since last week...

Land of my fathers lands in the Vickers Vimy hangar at Brooklands

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You stumble over a Welsh Choir in the oddest of places. Mike explains how the world-famous Treorchy Male Choir came to be singing Land of My Fathers in a blustery old aircraft hangar in Weybridge, Surrey...

Twelve pictures chronicle a year of misery and recovery

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It was probably the worst year of John's life. But twelve photographs chronicle his progression through despair to renewed optimism and a zest for life...

How the smartphone became the best camera

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The smartphone has revolutionised the world of photography. It helps enthuse millions of would-be photographers every year. As a feeder for higher-end cameras, the smartphone plays an invaluable role. It instills aspiration from the first click...

How the iPod changed the world

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The iPod is 20 years old this month. It revolutionised portable music consumption and set the scene for the iPhone and Apple's transititon to the world's first trillion-dollar company.