Smart Phone

Its amazing how quickly we can adapt to change if we have no other choice !  I have always used a camera of some form from a very early age of about 8 years old and trust me when I was 8, around 50 years...

Romania: Travels in Transylvania

Stuck in thigh deep snow with only one horse harnessed to the sledge (Leica M6 and 35mm f/1.4 Summilux) “Well, I didn’t really think they would turn up,” I said to my friend Maria. It was 5.30am and at best minus 10 Celsius. The day before,...

Bathurst 12-Hour GT: The best of racing

By John Shingleton I’ve been to a few hundred motor races in the past 60-plus years. I’ve been fortunate to see the “greats” in action — Moss, Clark, Senna, Hill, Rindt, Villeneuve, Prost etc, etc. I’ve seen races all over the world from Macau to Le...

Oman: Far from the madding crowd

Taken in the Muttrah Souk, in Muttrah, Muscat, Oman on 22 December 2018 The Muttrah Souq, or market, is big and is at its busiest in the late afternoon and into the evening. While there are tourists there, most of the market’s customers are locals —...

Paris: The City of Light on film and in early digital

A shot that nicely illustrates the “City of Light” moniker. Leica M6 (pre-TTL), 50 Summicron 1962 vintage, Tri-X. City of Light: With a reputation like that how can any photographer resist rushing off to photograph the entire city? The problem with Paris is that there is...

DSLR Full Frame v Mirrorless Cropframe: Are we ready to downsize?

A real professional, judging by the equipment.  I took this image a couple of months ago with the Leica SL and the (relatively) tiny 35mm Zeiss f/1.4 Distagon that I reviewed this week. The occasion was the opening of a new mural under an Underground...

Moving from Fuji to Leica M: After a year, would I do this again?

The M262 is Leica's back-to-basics version of the M240, without live view or video. Italian photographer Sabino Parente sold all his Fuji gear in favour of a classic rangefinder. Image by Mike Evans from the Macfilos test of the Leica M262 Over the past week there...

SHOTEN LM – FX M (S) Silver, LM – FX M (B) Black released

SHOTEN (Shoten) (Leica M mount lens -> Fujifilm X mount conversion) Mount adapter with helicoid, LM – FX M will be released. The color is silver [model number: LM – FX M (S)] and black [model number: LM – FX M (B)]. A helicoid equipped with...

Review: Billingham Hadley One, a versatile and customisable system bag

The name Billingham is synonymous with quality photographic bags. They’re a bit like Barbour jackets — highly desirable, rather expensive, last for decades and look better when they’re scuffed up a bit. The bags, too, are made in England and there is actually a Mr....

Number 17

It was just brought to my attention that feedspot rated my blog at number 17 of 75 of the top 75 blogs and sites for Streetphotographers. Apparently they used google ratings, social media interactions etc etc. I have no idea how they calculated this result,...

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