Friday, August 14, 2020

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.

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...

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....

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...

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...

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 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.

Leica M8: Looking back on Leica’s first digital M

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Jean looks back at Leica's first digital M, the crop-sensor M8

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.

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...