Friday, April 10, 2020

Leica Cameras: 90 years of photojournalism

Leica cameras became the choice of photojournalists in the early 1930s and became even more popular with the introduction of the M3, M2 and M4 after 1954. Jörg-Peter Rau is still using the Leica rangefinder in his work for Südkurier in 2020...

Bievres Photo Fair: June date for one of Europe’s largest events.

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The Bièvres International Photography Fair is one of the premier events of its type in Europe, uniquely taking over the centre of this small town. If you want atmospher and the chance to pick up a few Leica bargains, this is the place to be in early June.

Leica M System: In praise of simplicity and longevity

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Judging by the rapid-fire arrival of M-mount lenses, you'd think Leica's cameras were the best-sellers. But no, the secret of the success of the M system lies in simplicity, mechanical excellence and the resulting longevity.

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.

Leica Owners’ Area updated and ready for business

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After an absence of several months, the Leica Owners' Area is now up and running again with an improved graphic interface. It could be the home for all your cameras and lenses, even those from third-party manufacturers.

The best camera and lens for street photography. Discuss

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What is the perfect camera for street photogaphy. Is it the Fuji X100 or the Ricoh GR. Or, even, your smartphone. Mike comes up with an oddball choice but it comes at a price.

The Ricoh GRD IV, a retrospective view in Le Havre

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An old digital camera, a tiny sensor but plenty good enough for a tour of Le Havre in Normandy. Jean demonstrates that newest isn't always bestest.

Technology could be the end of luxury, possibly even in the camera industry

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Could the rise of technology, including computational photography and smart wearable devices spell the end of long-life luxury goods?

From Wetzlar with UPS

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A parcel from Wetzlar? What could it be. Cue: Imagination run riot.

Munich Olympics 1972 Crisis: How I became the only photographer in the village

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After a decade of dodging bullets in war zones, Don thought the 1972 Munich OIympics would be strenuous but fun. He got more than he bargained for....