Friday, April 10, 2020

Leica’s little C in a land of many big cameras and not a few...

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Preparing for trekking in Tibet needs careful planning - and a lightweight camera is appreciated at such high altitudes. Wayne took his tiny Leica C almost to the top of the world.....

Brady, the grandfather of today’s canvas camera bag

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Billingham bags have a strong reputation among photographers throughout the world. But Brady was the grandfather of the canvas fishing bag and still produces a range of dedicated designs. Mike takes a look at the history.

A spell in Alcatraz with a brace of Fuji X cameras

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David Bailey pays a visit to Alcatraz with two Fujifilm cameras and two very different lenses.

Apocalypse Now: Bushfires and a lesson for us all

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The breakdown of all infrastructure in the Australian bushfires serves to illustate just how much we now rely on technology for our day to day survival. After a generation of increasing reliance, are we losing the abillity to survive without these aids?

Around Japan in 2008 with the Leica M8

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As Leica enters its third digital M decade, it's worth looking back at the camera that saved the company - the Leica M8. Richard took his then-new M8 to Japan in 2008 and here recounts some of his adventures.

Harley days, career decisions and a Hoggiefest.

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Out of the blue, John found himself boss of Harley-Davidson for Australia and New Zealand. As ever, a camera was to hand....

Cambodia, the temples, the villages through the lens of the Ricoh GR

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Cambodia holds a special alure for Jean and his black-and-white images of Angkor Wat and other temples provide a stunning angle on this fascinating country

A pocketful of Rye and a proper dose of optimism for 2020

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Will the smugglers take over England before George Washington takes America? A visit to the ancient town of Rye, one of the historic Cinque Ports, sets the scene for the naughty Twenties, complete with a proper naughty fish-finger sandwich.

Exploring London’s hidden hinterland with the Leica X Vario

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Kevin explores the parts of London’s river that visitors seldom see. It’s a hidden hinterland of peace, reflection and the occasional treasure away from the bustle of a capital city

Sifting the mullock heap for the odd gold nugget

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Photographic libraries are often a dish best served cold. Go back over rejected shots after a few years and you could discover a few gold nuggets. This is what John did and it a paid dividend.