Friday, May 29, 2020

Douglas So: Leica collector extraordinaire

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Douglas So, one of the world's foremost Leica collectors, in this interview with the Leica Camera Blog...

10 cameras that shaped my photographic life. And look, Ma, no Leica!

David takes a trip into the past and selects the ten cameras that have had the biggest impact on his photographic life.

The Leica prototype that could fetch two million

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Auction prices for early Leica cameras can sometimes astound. Will this rare O-Series prototype from 1921 sell for over €2m? Anything is possible, says William Fagan.

Vintage Cameras: 86-years-old and still Perfekta

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Vintage Quest: An outing with the venerable Welta Perfekta and a brief dalliance with the Contessa Nettel Cocarette

Linda Lens meets Kid Click: A rare glimpse of the superheroes of photography

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Linda Lens, Woman Photographer joins Kid Click, the teenage snapper in this edition of Camera Comics.

Seek and ye shall find or, at least, rediscover

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Searching through my archives, I was surprised to find that many of my pictures taken with the venerable Leica Digilux 2 still stood up very well after all these years. This camera is a true Leica digital classic with a superb lens, albeit attached to a geriatric body.

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.