#839. Monday Post (01 April 2019) – Leica and Zeiss to merge!

#839. Monday Post (01 April 2019) – Leica and Zeiss to merge!

In my last post of 2018, I forecasted that, due to the continuing contraction of the market for cameras, and thus for lenses, there would be mergers between competitors and/or companies exiting the market. Frankly, my suppositions were that, for example, Panasonic and Olympus could/would merge their camera divisions as

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#836. Monday Post (25 March 2019) – Love Vs. Hate, or Leica Vs. Zeiss, or Q2 Vs. ZX1

#836. Monday Post (25 March 2019) – Love Vs. Hate, or Leica Vs. Zeiss, or Q2 Vs. ZX1

7 years ago, Sony introduced a UPhO, or Unidentified Photographic Object, the RX1, and the world went: OMG, what have they done? A diminutive camera which, at first glance, could pass off as one of the then so-many compact cameras. Except for for a very, very un-minor detail. It had

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#782. The coming of Julia (an un-review). A brilliant new Zeiss with just a hint of Leica

#782. The coming of Julia (an un-review). A brilliant new Zeiss with just a hint of Leica

For all those of you familiar with  Faust and similar myths, whereby a man loses/sells his soul to the Devil, you know how hard it is to get it back, and it usually involves the love of a fair maiden. Like that is going to happen to a man of

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#781. The Leica M9 Journey: Class, Crass or Fast Glass – No One Rides for Free

#781. The Leica M9 Journey: Class, Crass or Fast Glass – No One Rides for Free

I thought it was high time that I continued my tale of Leica M9 ownership…     It’s been nearly a year now (where has this expletive deleted year gone?!) since I took the plunge and ponied up Sony A7Rii money for something that in functionality terms was akin to my

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#660. Is Sony the Un-Leica-ly company?

#660. Is Sony the Un-Leica-ly company?

In the old days – God, I hate posts that start like that – photography was at least a two-tier world. The first tier, with Kodak Brownies and Polaroids, was for home consumption. Document precious moments, go to print or slide and populate albums.     The second-tier was professional,

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# 619 Monday-Post-gone-over-to-Tuesday (17-18 July 2017) Is it Likeable, or Leicable.

# 619 Monday-Post-gone-over-to-Tuesday (17-18 July 2017) Is it Likeable, or Leicable.

Readers of DearSusan know it, not one of our gang is actually fond of Leica. Well that’s not true. We’re all rather fond of Leica actually, but not of Leica cameras. All of us love Leica glass, but the cameras, well… We’d all love for Leica to do well and

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#567. Leica M10 review: A first Opportunity to Get a Second Impression

#567. Leica M10 review: A first Opportunity to Get a Second Impression

This is a new hands-on guest post about the new Leica M10 and 4 interesting lenses by reader PaulB. Here’s is his bio and introduction : “My name is Paul Barclay and I have been practicing photography for the past 33 years. I began pursuing photography seriously after graduating from

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#479. Sony A7rII and Leica Summilux-M 50/1.4. A match made in heaven?

#479. Sony A7rII and Leica Summilux-M 50/1.4. A match made in heaven?

During our recent Paris workshop, Joakim was kind enough to lend me his Leica Summilux 50. Since he is much younger than me, I prudently decided not to run away with it, but still managed to get a few shots with the intention of writing a brief review. Work, mice,

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#438. Skye, Harris & Lewis with a Leica S7

#438. Skye, Harris & Lewis with a Leica S7

After the visit of Paul (Perton) in early June and our meeting up on the island of Skye in the Inner Hebrides, the question was where to go with another photographic buddy but this time in late November when the weather is likely to be variable to say the least

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Error #404. Zeiss and Leica not found. Try Monet instead (a photo essay in Giverny)

Error #404. Zeiss and Leica not found. Try Monet instead (a photo essay in Giverny)

Cryptic title isn’t it? Well, I thought after much gear, a post without a single brand name would be a good idea. Although you could say that Monet, the Impressionist who put his name to some of the world’s most expensive paintings today, has become a global brand. You can

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