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Early copies of Fotografie
15th April 2018
Early copies of Fotografie

I have been contacted by a non member who as asked to see if any Members want these Magazines, just postage required.
Please contact me on david_featherstone@sky.com in the first instance:-

Leica fotografie English Edition #3, May/June 1953.
Leica fotografie English Editions #2, #4, #5 and #6, 1954.
Leica fotografie English Editions #1 and #3, 1955.
Leica fotografie English Editions #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5, 1956.
Leica fotografie English Editions #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6, 1957.
Leica fotografie English Editions #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6, 1958.
Leica fotografie English Editions #1, #2 and #5, 1959.
Leica fotografie Frankfurt Editions #3 and #4, 1959.
Two off November 1967 "LEITZ General Catalogue of Photographic Equipment"
January 1974, 50th Leica Anniversary "General Catalogue of Photographic Equipment"
Leitz "Dealer Information" folder circa 1965.
Kevin Raber (Luminous Landscape) where he interviews Peter Karbe and Andreas Kaufmann about the deve
11th April 2018
Kevin Raber (Luminous Landscape) where he interviews Peter Karbe and Andreas Kaufmann about the development and design of current Leica cameras and lenses.
There are 13 short videos, number 12 is the interview.

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LumeJet Print Technologies Limited Offer
13th March 2018
We are delighted to offer the members of the Leica Society exclusive offers on our products and services.

Introductory Offer: Free A3 Prints - Try Before You Buy!
To let you see what we can do for you, we are offering up to three A3 prints of your favourite images for only £7.50/ €15/ $20 in total, including P&P, dependent on location. Simply send your high-res JPEGs or TIFFs using WeTransfer, Dropbox, Smugmug, or any other method that suits you to orders@l-type.com. You don't need to worry about re-sizing or borders - we will do that for you. Your images will be printed on our popular Crystal Archive DPII Matte paper (unless you ask for a different paper finish – silk, lustre or glossy).

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Leica: The three million dollar camera under the hammer
13th March 2018
Leica: The three million dollar camera under the hammer by William Fagan
This Leica O-Series camera, of which only 25 were made, sold last week for €2.4 million, including 20% buyer's premium — officially the highest price paid for a camera and more than twice the top estimate of €900,000. Prices at the 32nd Westlicht auction were buoyant, especially for Leica.

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Pete Davis’ body of work from the 1980’s - ‘Great Little Tin Sheds of Wales’
13th March 2018
You are warmly invited to the opening reception of an exhibition at Oriel Colwyn which features a selection of Pete Davis’ body of work
from the 1980’s - ‘Great Little Tin Sheds of Wales’ - Friday 16th. of March, 6.30pm – 9pm
A joint exhibition with ‘Haearn / Iron’ by Antonia Dewhurst


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MCPF March 2018 Newsletter.
03rd March 2018
MCPF March 2018 Newsletter.
If this link to the newsletter does not work then please go to the MCPF website and follow the links. You can also find previous editions on the website.
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Leica CL: The compact film camera that killed the Leica M5
03rd March 2018
Leica CL: The compact film camera that killed the Leica M5
by William Fagan and Mike Evans
The recent introduction of a modern Leica CL has focused attention on the original CL from the 1970s. ‘CL’ stood for ‘compact Leica’, a compact rangefinder camera, which was manufactured in Japan by Minolta for Leica between 1973 and 1976. Minolta also sold a version of the camera called the Leitz Minolta CL and later Minolta developed a more advanced version called the Minolta CLE.

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Experience the Best Photography from China this May 17th to 20th
27th February 2018
Experience the Best Photography from China this May

Photo London has announced a vibrant list of over 100 participating galleries from across the world for its fourth edition, with a total of 18 countries represented from the Americas to Europe and Asia.

Greatly expanding on previous editions of the Fair, this year will introduce you to a selection of leading exhibitors from China including ON/Gallery who will bring Shen Wei and Liu Tao, HdM Gallery, See+ Gallery and Three Shadows +3 Gallery, who will bring work by the Three Shadows Photography Award winner Liang Xiu.

Don't miss this opportunity to experience the best photography from China at Somerset House, from 17-20 May.

Book your tickets now

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for individuals with an interest in the arts and photography to gain invaluable experience and to develop a range of skills in one of London’s most exciting cultural events. The fourth edition of Photo London takes place at Somerset House between 16-20 May, 2018.

Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins shines a light on the stories of those living on the fringes of society, presenting the outsider as an agent of change.

Touching on themes of gender and sexuality, drugs and addiction, youth culture and minorities of all kinds, the show features 20 photographers who spent months, years or even decades with their subjects, reflecting a more complex and authentic view of the world. Advance booking recommended.

Barbican Art Gallery, London
28 Feb – 27 May 2018

Watch the trailer and book your tickets
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And do not forget the PAGGB Photographica on the same day 20th May, combine the two events.
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Internationally renowned travel, wildlife and adventure photographer John
26th February 2018
Internationally renowned travel, wildlife and adventure photographer John Beatty is headlining the Buxton Adventure Festival on Wednesday, 11th April, and I wanted to invite your members along to the event.

John will be sharing his most recent images and stories from across the world, including:

- the Hindu ceremony of Kumbh Mela set on the Ganges in Allahabad, a once every 12-year gathering of 30 million pilgrims
- grizzly bears, mountains and walruses of Alaska
- a flying adventure beneath Mt Everest
- eagle-hunters of Khazak Mongolia
- survival training in Scotland
- the volcanic wilderness of Danikil in Northern Ethiopia
- emperor penguins of Antarctica
- rafting the Colorado River of Grand Canyon
- and closer to home, images from his new book Kinder Scout. The Peoples Mountain.

John has adventured across 38 countries for the past 29 years, always returning with stories from a world few have encountered. He has enthralled audiences at international film festivals with his multimedia presentations, receiving accolades from the media, the public and from leading brands in the photographic industry.


If you would like to book tickets or for further information, please visit the Buxton Opera House website: https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/event/john-beatty.
MCPF PRINT and PROJECTED IMAGE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
25th February 2018
MCPF PRINT and PROJECTED IMAGE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

Are any members interested in entering this competition?
If you are please contact either Tony Coles or David Featherstone to co-ordinate our entry

You do not have to be a big club
You only need 15 Prints or PDI’s from 5 Members to enter the first Round.
If you make the Final, you will need 5 more Prints or PDI’s

It is a wonderful day out providing a great opportunity to meet other club members

The event takes place at Braunstone Leicester on Saturday April 21st

If you wish to enter e-mail
roger.parry@blueyonder.co.uk

For full details
Go east, young man: A photographic journey Posted on February 15, 2018 by William Fagan
15th February 2018
Go east, young man: A photographic journey
Posted on February 15, 2018 by William Fagan
In 2005 I was invited to Qatar and was asked if I would head up the liberalisation of the telecoms market. Even though I am not a great fan of very warm weather, I accepted the challenge and thus I spent about five years doing that task in Qatar.
I visited other countries in the region while I was working in Qatar and I intend to do a series of articles for Macfilos showing the photos I still have from those countries, as well as Qatar itself. Some photos have gone missing for various reasons. This is a ‘taster’ for those articles, set out in the sequence of our visits with a couple of photos from each location. The articles will appear in the same sequence.
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Beacon Camera Club host Joe Cornish at The Swan Theatre, Worcester on 14th July 2018
12th February 2018
Beacon Camera Club host Joe Cornish at The Swan Theatre, Worcester on 14th July 2018

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PRINT and PROJECTED IMAGE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
08th February 2018
Midland Counties Photographic Federation affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
PRINT and PROJECTED IMAGE
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

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cameraworks-uk Leica Rangefinder Repairs and Restoration
03rd January 2018
Members might like to have a look at the web site for cameraworks-uk Leica Rangefinder Repairs and Restoration,
Fast, friendly, and fully functional, our Leica Repair Service is well renowned throughout the UK, Europe and beyond with fast turnaround. Our speciality is 35mm rangefinder film camera repair, service and restoration with the skill and experience our clients have come to expect. We always stand behind our work, with customer satisfaction being our top priority. Our charges start at £145 for a full service/repair on a Leica Screw Mount camera, £175 for a full service/repair on your Leica M2/3, £85 for a lens service/repair. All work is covered by a 12 month transferable warranty. Read more or Contact us to learn more about our service and how we can help you!

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Rolleiflex: 120 film = more megapixels? by William Fagan
18th December 2017
Rolleiflex: 120 film = more megapixels?
Posted on December 15, 2017 by William Fagan
Eagle-eyed readers will have spotted that the picture of the tree above is square. The negative for the photo is, in fact, 6cm x 6cm on 120 film, Kodak Portra 160 to be precise. It was taken with my recently acquired Rolleiflex f/3.5 Planar E from 1956.
Regular readers will know that I am a collector of all things Leica. I have, however, started a smaller ‘side collection’ of significant cameras from the 20th Century, which made a large impact on the development of photography, both as a business and as a hobby. This smaller side collection does not exclude Leicas as they also made a significant contribution during the last century. The Rolleiflex is part of that collection and here are the current cameras in this grouping.

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A Critic at Large, by The New Yorker, Candid Camera, The cult of Leica.
14th December 2017
A Critic at Large, September 24, 2007 Issue of The New Yorker,
Candid Camera, The cult of Leica. By Anthony Lane

Fifty miles north of Frankfurt lies the small German town of Solms. Turn off the main thoroughfare and you find yourself driving down tranquil suburban streets, with detached houses set back from the road, and, on a warm morning in late August, not a soul in sight. Nobody does bourgeois solidity like the Germans: you can imagine coming here for coffee and cakes with your aunt, but that would be the limit of excitement. By the time you reach Oskar-Barnack-Strasse, the town has almost petered out; just before the railway line, however, there is a clutch of industrial buildings, with a red dot on the sign outside. As far as fanfare is concerned, that’s about it. But here is the place to go, if you want to find the most beautiful mechanical objects in the world.

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Leica M3: Return of the King
14th December 2017
Leica M3: Return of the King
Posted on December 14, 2017 by Claus Sassenberg
"Forth now, and fear no darkness!"
Théoden in J.R.R. Tolkien’s "The Return of the King“
The first film Leica I acquired many years ago was an M3. It was made in 1955 and is a “DS” or Double Stroke model — which means you must flick the film advance lever twice to reset the shutter and move the film to the next frame. It also has a little self timer mechanism, a cute masterpiece of purring clockwork.

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'Amberlands': travels across Jordan by John Brockliss
10th December 2017
'Amberlands': travels across Jordan

I am delighted to announce the posting today of my new website gallery, 'Amberlands'. This new collection of original photographs was taken during my travels across Jordan earlier this year.

South to the Red Sea, east across the haunting desert sands of Wadi Rum, north west exploring the astonishing lost city and tombs of Petra then driving Highway 40 into the arid wastelands towards the eastern borders with Iraq/Saudi and the ancient cities of Kerak and Roman Jerash.

To view the 'Amberlands' gallery click:

www.johnbrockliss.com/portfolio/album/amberlands

John Brockliss photographer

Web: www.johnbrockliss.com