Monday, December 16, 2019

Kissing the Opera House: The best-laid plan that went agley

Setting up the perfect sunrisse shot of Sydney Opera House only to find a huge ship in the way: Both mice and men must make compromises and, in the end, all went well

Leica M8 in Japan: A very different culture, a groundbreaking digital camera

Leica’s first digital rangefinder, the M8, had a mixed reception. But it was the first step towards the full-frame M range which has proven so popular among more traditional photographers. Richard took his M8 to Japan over ten years ago and captured the flavour of a very different culture.

New England, Australia: Over the hills and far away

New England in Australia. John gets away from it all and manages to dodge the bushfires.

Moscow Anecdotes: GUM, glum and dinner with Mikhail Gorbachev

A reader’s visit to Moscow earlier this month has sparked memories of an earlier trip, under very different circumstances, to the city in 1978 — and a subsequent dinner with Mikhail Gorbachev fifteen years later.

Olive Oyl, auto blogging and a new SL arrival from Leica

The self-blogging blog and a new arrival at Macfilos Towers, Leica's SL2

The camera in the sky: From London to Yosemite National Park

Thanks to his job, Tom Lane has access to aspects of aerial photography denied to most of us. And he takes full advantage. At last we've persuaded Tom to pen an article for Macfilos and show us some of his magnificent from-the-air images

Stardust in Boston: A visit to the International Leica Society’s annual meet

The annual meeting of the International Leica Society is a great opportunity to meet the great and the good of the Leica world. William paid a visit to Boston for this year's event and met a plethory of interesting characters.

Slovenia with the Ricoh GR IV – Part two, the Alps

Jean takes his elderly Ricoh GR IV digital camera on a trek through the Julian Alps in Slovenia

Bushfires: Putting things into perspective

The odd diversion, the odd delay. But John found this route required a nine-hour diversion.

Leica’s New Milestone: My first experiences with the SL2

Another brilliant review of the new Leica SL2 by Thomas Berger. Thomas had the opportunity to use the camera before release and, as a professional photography, took a hard look at it in comparison with the first SL and the Hasselblad X1D medium-format camera.