Leica Boutique: An affluence of accessories for the new Q3

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Pimping your new Leica Q3 is fun, but expensive. Mike takes a look at what Leica accessories are worth buying, what deserve a miss and what you can spend...

Shifting Gears: Photography meets poetry in a pantoum

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Buckle your seatbelts and stow your tray tables; it’s time to shift gears and read another photo poem. Photography + Poetry = Photopoetry People who interweave...

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…

Leica announces two new Monochrom Watch Editions

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Everything appears to be going monochrome these days. Today Leica is expanding its horological catalogue with the ZM1 and ZM2 Monochrom Watch Editions. Designed...

Rock n Roll Small Havana camera bag: A mini Tardis for all your gear

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Jonathan Slack tries out the Rock n Roll Small Havana camera bag, made from novel materials and holding more than you would have thought...

The Pre-Tech Office 1: Behind the banking desk in the historic 1960s

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Office life in the 1960s — manual typewriters, no computers, hard-slog hands-on labour. Mike takes a look into the past...

Leica Cine 1 laser TV launched in partnership with Hisense and available in the...

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Leica's entry into the growing ultra-short-throw laser television market will take off in the Spring of this year. The Leica Cine 1 will be available first in selected European markets, including the United Kingdom, at prices ranging from £3,680-£4,650, depending on the display size. Launches in the United States, China and Australia will follow in Q3 of this year.

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...

Pieca: A Raspberry Pi camera system for M-Mount lenses

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Still looking for a new Leica under four grand? Why not try the entry level Peica for size?

Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept Phone: Is this the new entry-level Leica?

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Leica fans are looking for a lighter entry-level camera following the untimely death of the Leica CL and the APS-C line. So could this new Xiaomi concept fill the gap. Mike has reservations...

Oops, I did it again. But is it really a good idea to develop...

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Film is enjoying a renaissance, especially among younger photographers. But do you process your own films? Have you entered the mysterious world of the darkroom? Jörg-Peter brings us up to date on home developing techniques...

The Ultra Secret: Priceless Value

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The intelligence...has been of priceless value. It has saved thousands of British and American lives — General Eisenhower in 1945. Chris Rodgers takes explains the mysteries of Bletchley Park...

Joys of well-engineered mechanical devices: From the slide rule to Sinn

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We live in a digital world, but the attractions of "analogue" mechanical devices is still strong. Keith explores his love affair with fine mechanical tools, from the slide-rule to the Porsche Boxster...

The phone is a device from a different era

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Is the phone redundant? The smartphone is a personal computer, a digital organiser, a window on the world. It is no longer a phone, so let's own up to hating those calls...