Friday, July 10, 2020

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.

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

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...

Ricoh GR and Leica X2 teeter on their perches

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When two old faithful parrots from Leica and Ricoh fall off their perches, what can you do? Dead, they were. But within a week they were resurrected for no known reason.

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

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.

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...

Tessina 35 Spy Camera: From the Berlin Wall to Watergate

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Mike discovers a tiny Cold War spy camera that can be worn on the wrist. The Tessina 35 was the smallest 35mm camera ever made and a fine example has come in from the cold at London's Portobello Road market. Read how to spend £500.

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

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...