Tuesday, June 2, 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.

Going Down Jordan

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

RP meets Canon-P, the original popular camera

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Canon has resurrected the "P" for popular in the new EOS RP. I have fond memories of my original "popular" Canon, the Canon-P

Leica R3 vs Minolta XE Comparison

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Here's an introduction to Analog Insights, a YouTube channel devoted to the use of film cameras in the digital age. Let's start with a comparison between the Leica R3 and the Milolta XE