Friday, July 10, 2020

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 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

Leica Cameras: 90 years of photojournalism

Leica cameras became the choice of photojournalists in the early 1930s and became even more popular with the introduction of the M3, M2 and M4 after 1954. Jörg-Peter Rau is still using the Leica rangefinder in his work for Südkurier in 2020...

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.

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.

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.

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...

Vintage cameras as fashion accessories

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You're not dressed for the Forties unless you have a vintage camera around your neck. As Mike found out last weekend

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.

Around Japan in 2008 with the Leica M8

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As Leica enters its third digital M decade, it's worth looking back at the camera that saved the company - the Leica M8. Richard took his then-new M8 to Japan in 2008 and here recounts some of his adventures.