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Photokina 2018 roundup: Our top pic(k)s

For anything and everything camera and photography related, Germany’s Photokina is the event to watch. This year’s event had plenty of fascinating pic(k)s. These are the best of them. Zeiss’ ZX1 is Lightroom-compatible Zeiss unveiled an Android-based compact camera capable of running Lightroom last week. Talk about an all-in-one system. The ZX1 has a 37.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor and a...[Read More]

Light Start – VW Pikes Peak, tickets to space, Leica wristwatches, and DB FighterZ for Switch

VW’s EV blasts up Pikes Peak in less than eight minutes If you’re Volkswagen, you’ve got to be feeling pretty good about yourself right now. The VW Motorsport team has taken their ID R Pikes Peak electric race car and climbed, well, Pikes Peak — setting a new record in the process. The EV managed the ascent in under eight minutes, at an average speed of about 145km/h. The c...[Read More]

The Huawei P20 Pro is probably the best smartphone you can buy today

The last few years have seen Chinese smartphone maker Huawei edge ever closer to creating the sort of smartphone that can help it realise its master plan: unseating Apple and Samsung’s devices sitting plum atop the smartphone pile. With the Huawei P20 Pro, it may actually have succeeded. Cue maniacal laughter and Dr Evil visuals. Triple threat Never mind the snazzy hues of its shell, the tin...[Read More]

Leica M10 — Is this new take on the revolutionary rangefinder a modern classic?

There’s just no mistaking that iconic red dot, is there? Photography fanatics have been flocking to Leica for decades, because of its uncompromising focus on quality – in terms of the cameras themselves, as well as the pictures they take. The Leica M10, which follows the incongruously-named Leica M Typ 240, has all the retro stylings that any photographer with a keen sense of style (and heri...[Read More]

Huawei’s deepens its Leica partnership with the P10 and P10 Plus

Who says there’s no innovation left in the smartphone sector? Just about everyone, that’s who. Chinese manufacturer Huawei is having none of that naysaying, though (neither, arguably, is Motorola). Instead, it’s taking its partnership with one of the most revered names in photography — Germany’s Leica — up a notch. Yip, Leica-powered selfies are here, and aside from the slew of new handset c...[Read More]

Light Start – Instant Leica, But Whole delay, limited Note returns, and MacBook jack

The Leica Sofort is an instant camera using Fuji’s Instax film. Um… awesome? Instant cameras are enjoying a resurgence. Fujifilm’s Instax camera is nearly always out of stock as users stock up on some retro tech. Now German manufacturer Leica are getting in on the action with the Sofort, an instant camera that uses the same Fuji Instax film as every other retro shooter available ...[Read More]

Huawei bags Leica to help improve its cameras – but probably not in time for the P9

Huawei’s phones look set for some serious camera upgrades; the Chinese company has just inked a deal with Leica to work together on new tech. The deal, announced at Japan’s CP+ photography show, could be a shot in the arm for Huawei; its phones haven’t always fared well when compared side-by-side with other big name phones from the likes of Samsung, Sony and Apple. Leica knows what it’...[Read More]

Light Start – Waterproof Leica, anti-missile drones, Uber food, and sarcastic AI

Leica’s latest object of desire is waterproof Leica cameras are like luxury motor vehicles. Everyone wants one but not everyone can cover the price tag. The German company’s latest, the Leica X-U, is no different. It’ll cost, at its very cheapest, more than R50,000 but you might want to take out that personal loan after all. The X-U will survive immersion up to 15 metres (in wate...[Read More]

Light Start – Jawbone vs. Fitbit, Leica SL, an app for doctors, Battlefront heroes, and an NGE smartphone

Jawbone wins a victory in fight against employees who took info over to FitBit Have you ever been tempted, when leaving a job for good, to do something that would really screw your old boss over? It’s a common enough sentiment, though not one that you should act on. Ahem… anyway, former Jawbone employees jumped ship over to Fitbit and one of the employees took a collection of Jawbone&#...[Read More]

Meet Leica’s solid aluminium T mirrorless camera

Camera company Leicia has been around for a century and, to celebrate, the company is bringing out a new, all-aluminium mirrorless camera that was designed in conjunction with Audi. The camera, known only as the T, is constructed from a single block of aluminium that is hand-finished once the main machining has been completed. So it has an attractively styled, solid body. But what goes inside is m...[Read More]

Leica launching its first boutique in SA

German camera company Leica, whose name is extremely well known in photography circles, have announced that they will be opening the first Leica Boutique in South Africa a little later this month. The store opening is a joint effort between Leica Germany, local distribution company Tudortech and The Digital Experience and will see the boutique opening its doors inside The Digital Experience’...[Read More]

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