Thursday, February 20, 2020

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.

Technology could be the end of luxury, possibly even in the camera industry

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Could the rise of technology, including computational photography and smart wearable devices spell the end of long-life luxury goods?

Zorki S: From here to infinity

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Camera or matryoshka doll? This Zorki S sets out to impress...

The 1940 Super Baldina for nine guineas and red sails in the sunset

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The Woolwich Leica story by Mike Evans last week reminded me that I, too, have a copy of The Leica Manual; in my case this is a 1937 edition which I keep on my iPad for reference. And to add a bit of spice to the story, I recently acquired a full set of original user manuals for most Leica LTM and M models.

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.

James Ravilious on BBC Countryfile

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James Ravilious, acclaimed photographer who recorded rural life in North Devon, is featured in this episode of BBC Countryfile.

Finding of Mallory’s body. But where is the Kodak VP camera?

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Will George Mallory's Kodak Vest Pocket camera, lost on Everest in 1924, ever be found?

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

Casio QV-10: Knight in shining armour at the International Motor Cycle Show

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How one of the world's first commercially available digital cameras, the Casio QV-10, came to the rescue of the press office at the 1995 International Motorcycle Show.

The painful progress from film to digital photography

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After a lifetime of professional photography, Don Morley was thrust into the digital deep end back in 2002. He survived and has found new enthusiasm.