Friday, August 14, 2020

Agfa Silette comes back to life after 50 years

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Mike remembers his first proper camera — after a series of hand-me-down Box Brownies and Kodak folders — and how much it cost him....

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.

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...

Going Down Jordan

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William takes us on a photographic tour of Jordan, ending at the magificent site of Petra

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.

Ricoh GR and Leica X2 teeter on their perches

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When two old faithful parrots from Leica and Ricoh fall off their perches, what can you do? Dead, they were. But within a week they were resurrected for no known reason.

Press Cameras: A stroll through the early years of press photography

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Bob White looks at the earliest days of press photography and describes the sort of gear the professional cameraman would have had in his hands in the first half of the 20th century.

1957 Agfa Ambi Silette: Quality is for life

Jason went shopping for an old SLR but came back with something he had never imagined. The Agfa Ambi Silette as turned out to be a remarkably good buy.

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...

Buying your next digital camera at the thrift shop

Lucky dip at the charity shop and up pops an ancient but surprisingly serviceable digital camera