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News is that the camera is extremely pocketable. In fact, it is barely larger than a box of matches, and apart from the extra bulge at its rear caused by the LCD screen and battery card compartment, it is an almost exact replica of the classic M3 design. Start-up time is very short, as is shutter lag, although it is not possible to lock exposure or focus. A single press of the shutter release takes a photograph, but depth of field goes from 1 5m to infinity. For subjects closer than that, lm...

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You needed big strong pockets for a Contax but, in my view, it was worth it. Collectors seek seven or eight versions of what is now known as the Contax I, including one that probably never existed. Getting at least five different versions is nowadays a considerable and expensive achievement. However, for practical purposes, there were three types of Contax I - the first, without slow speeds, the second with slow speeds, and the third, which also had slow speeds but was...

Christopher Thomond Freelancer

Harman Technology is sponsoring the exhibition at the Lowry by producing the majority of the prints on display. Neil Hibbs, photofinishing manager of llford's black and white photo printing service, explains how a mixture of traditional and new technology produced the monochrome prints that are on show. 'Working in tandem with our traditional film d amp p service, we have introduced digital technology to our black amp white printing services,' he says. All prints from film or digital files are...