Friday, July 10, 2020

Six ways to spot a fake watch. Cameras too?

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Spotting a fake watch can be hard. But you won't find fake cameras unless you go back a few decades.....

Munich Olympics 1972 Crisis: How I became the only photographer in the village

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After a decade of dodging bullets in war zones, Don thought the 1972 Munich OIympics would be strenuous but fun. He got more than he bargained for....

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...

Unboxing all my Grandpa’s Leicas

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Grandpa, grandpa, what's in that big box? It's a lifetime's collection of Leica cameras and lenses, so what's special about them?

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...

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.

London and Paris photo fairs this Spring

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Two big photo fairs, one in Paris and one in London, will take place during the next two months. They will draw an international attendance

Land Rover Australia: Mud, mud, glorious mud

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Land Rover launches in Australia were always tough affairs. But this one back in 1987 just got tougher and tougher as the mud rose and the cars sank....

Caravan Club: The climb-in travel camera

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Cameras are boring. But not if they're made from a caravan or a pineapple. Brendon Barry has the answers.

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?