Friday, September 25, 2020

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...

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...

6 iconic cameras to start your Leica collection

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Collecting old Leicas doesn't require a fortune and, unlike vintage cars and motorcycles, they don't take up much space and require little expensive maintenance. Noted collector Paul-Henry van Hasbroeck suggests six cameras that could help you put your toe in the water.

Besser a Bessa: Looking for a Voigtländer Bessa R4A or R4M

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Any old Bessas? We are looking for a Bessa R4A or R4M to borrow for test or, even, buying is a possibility.

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.

Locks Ajar: A trip to two favourite spots with old Hektor in tow

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The locks are off and the prison door is slightly ajar. Time for a first trip in the Jaguar I-Page to two favourite locations and with a strange lens in the bag...

Leica 135mm f/4 Elmar: Bargain telephoto for the M

One of the big advantages of adopting the M system, or using M adaptors on mirrorless cameras, is the incredible range of available lenses at almost any price point. The early 1960s 135mm f/4 Elmar is an effective telephoto choice at a bargain price...

Douglas So: Leica collector extraordinaire

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Douglas So, one of the world's foremost Leica collectors, in this interview with the Leica Camera Blog...

10 cameras that shaped my photographic life. And look, Ma, no Leica!

David takes a trip into the past and selects the ten cameras that have had the biggest impact on his photographic life.

The Leica prototype that could fetch two million

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Auction prices for early Leica cameras can sometimes astound. Will this rare O-Series prototype from 1921 sell for over €2m? Anything is possible, says William Fagan.