Saturday, August 15, 2020

I shot a lion in Zimbabwe but she just faded away

The wall-mounted trophy lion faded away in the direct sunlight. So John cast around for a suitable replacement. He found the three little human lionesses were a more suitable exhibit for a coastal home...

Leica Notes: Happy third birthday and welcome to the collection, Tee-el-two

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Mike has had his eye on a used Leica TL2 for some time. He thinks it could become a digital classic. This week, he found the object of his lust...

Kodak: The end of an American Moment

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Mike Evans and Don Morley reflect on one of the titans of the photographic world, the great Kodak company...

Nice to have: A wonderful classic Leica as the inspiration for portraiture

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Some things are just nice to have: Dan can't part with his 1930s Leica and he has put it in th hands of people he meets, enjoying the reaction to a wonderful piece of precision engineering from nearly 80 years ago...

A life in colour slides and an idea how to save some memories

Faced with a family archive of over 20,000 colour slides, what do you do? Throw them away or spend thousands to have them digitised? Or can you come up with a cheap, quick and effective home solution? Here's how...

5 classic Leica digitals to buy and keep

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Digital cameras can be classics and you need look no further than Leica for five cameras made during the past ten years that will stand the test of time. Here is Mike's pick of the bunch...

6 iconic cameras to start your Leica collection

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Collecting old Leicas doesn't require a fortune and, unlike vintage cars and motorcycles, they don't take up much space and require little expensive maintenance. Noted collector Paul-Henry van Hasbroeck suggests six cameras that could help you put your toe in the water.

Besser a Bessa: Looking for a Voigtländer Bessa R4A or R4M

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Any old Bessas? We are looking for a Bessa R4A or R4M to borrow for test or, even, buying is a possibility.

Press photography with the screw-mount Leicas

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Press photographer Don Morley looks back on his reliance on pre-war screw-mount Leicas for his daily bread and butter, back in the 1950s.

Locks Ajar: A trip to two favourite spots with old Hektor in tow

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The locks are off and the prison door is slightly ajar. Time for a first trip in the Jaguar I-Page to two favourite locations and with a strange lens in the bag...