Monday, December 5, 2022

Worst Digital Camera: It’s all a matter of opinion

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Are these really the worst digital cameras ever produced? Mike takes issue with two candidates, the Ricoh GXR and Leica M10-D...

Photographic archaeology on a rainy day

The heavens have opened over Sydney. Confined to barracks. So what better to do with the time that start an archaeological dig in the camera cupboard?

Oskar One Zero Five sells for €14.4 million

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Breaking all records, an early camera used by Oskar Barnack, has sold at auction for €14.4m, including buyer's premium...

Decent Exposure Part 2: Hand-held light meters and what they are good for

The second part of our lightmeter review focuses on hand-held models, starting with the iconic Gossen Lunasix F and ending with Sekonic’s high-tech wonders…

Decent Exposure Part 1: Attachable external light meters and where they help

The first part of our lightmeter review homes in on hot-shoe-mounted devices, ranging from the original Leicameter to the latest electronic models...

Oskar One Zero Five comes in loud and clear

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No, this is not a wireless call sign. It represents an example of what is today called the Leica 0 (Null) Series which came...

The M Files (13): Three lenses from Konica – one of them is a...

Konica produced several lenses for their film-loading rangefinder camera, the Hexar RF. This article reviews the M-Hexanon 28/2.8, 90/,2.8 and the bi-focal lens 21-35/3.4-4.

A brief encounter with Alfred Eisenstaedt and a very special Leica

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Eisenstaedt pulled open his desk drawer and a very special Leica, the M3E-1 clattered forth. "This must be the one you want to see"...

Leica M4: The story of one of Leica’s most popular rangefinders

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Mike was asked for help in connection with an article to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Leica M4. He has put together a brief history of one of the world's favourite non-metered rangefinders.....

Smartphones: Is the writing on the wall for the good old camera?

Will all or almost all photos be taken with smartphones in the near future? Or will there always be proper cameras? This essay examines the different scenarios...