Friday, July 10, 2020

Compass: Rangefinder Rubik’s Cube with a whiff of Sodom

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The LeCoultre Compass camera, a veritable grande complication of the photographic world was conceived and designed by a rather obnoxious hyphenated lawmaker.....

Leica M-D and M-A go out in the noonday sun

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Excitement this Saturday morning in London. It's the first outing for the new Leica M-D and Adam Lee has come along as well to give us some film I input. We are here at Leica Store Mayfair borrowing an M-A to take out for the day. Comparisons later.

Casio QV-10: Knight in shining armour at the International Motor Cycle Show

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How one of the world's first commercially available digital cameras, the Casio QV-10, came to the rescue of the press office at the 1995 International Motorcycle Show.

Pinner Fair: From 1336 to the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14 1:2.8 Pro. Phew.

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The Pinner Fair started in 1336 and 680 years later Mike took the Olympus PEN-F and M.Zuiko 7-14mm to meet the descendants. But, as he found out, the fair is more donuts and waltzers than turnips and chickens.

Hasselblad 500C resurrects film addiction but cat hairs unwelcome

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John gets back into film with the Hasselblad 500C. But the Australian climate and Himalayan cat hairs put paid to the experiment.

Photo Fairs: A good old rummage does wonders

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In the past couple of years I've become addicted to photo fairs. I will travel miles for a good old rummage...

Zorki S: From here to infinity

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Camera or matryoshka doll? This Zorki S sets out to impress...

Ireland 2016 seen through the cameras of 1916

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After the commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising throughout Ireland last weekend, it is fascinating to see this project which involves shooting modern-day...

Photo Archives: Blast from the past brings in a nice little commission

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It’s surprising how much use I’m being able to make of many of my older shots after sifting through the archives and enhancing some of the material that hasn’t stood the test of time very well. One such is the above shot of the start of the 1986 Australia GP in Adelaide. It appeared on my blog back in February 2014.

Leica Notes: Happy third birthday and welcome to the collection, Tee-el-two

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Mike has had his eye on a used Leica TL2 for some time. He thinks it could become a digital classic. This week, he found the object of his lust...