Jun 202013
Accessory Review: Lance Camera Straps

Are you happy with the strap that came with your camera? Whenever I get a new camera I never seem to be. These often underestimated accessories tend to be either too small, too difficult to put on and off, feel uncomfortable around your neck or simply look horrid. I tried to remidy this by buying third party straps and have gone through several types and makes. Recently I got some nice ones from Lance Camera Straps. This is a family business based in Virginia, USA, offering fully customizable polyester cord camera straps online. They claim their products are not only stylish and very durable but also very affordable.   Safe to carry – durable – customizable I usually carry my cameras with the strap pulled […]

Apr 302013
Screen protection for the Leica M / Typ 240 - quick review of the ACMAXX LCD ARMOR

The plastic screen of the old M9 was quite prone to scratches, so it was wise to cover it with an additional screen cover. Lucky owners of the new M can now put all their trust in the special tough Corning®Gorilla®Glass that comes with the camera (which in most cases will probably suffice to save it from damage) or may choose to show their screen that extra bit of care by applying additional covers.   Let us take a look at the choices usually available: Protective Foils Widely available are special foils with silicone adhesive layers that can easily be applied but usually do not last very long and have to be replaced frequently. A single foil can cost up to €/$ 10. This seems steep […]

Apr 182013
The VisibleDust QUASAR™ sensor loupe® - let`s find some dust!

The VisibleDust QUASAR™ sensor loupe® comes with 7 x magnification and 6 bright LEDs. Just put in the included 2 lithium batteries, switch it on and place it over the lens mount. It works pretty well, although a little more magnification would not have harmed. But it is quite sufficient to see all that dirt and dust accumulated on your sensor or DSLR mirror. The sensor loupe comes in a nice plastic case and the mentioned lithium batteries which will last a long time – unless you misuse your loupe to work as a common flash light… Do we really need a Sensor loupe with integrated light to effectively aid us in cleaning our camera sensors? Well, that may depend on how good of an eyesight you have or […]

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