Is Anyone reading LFI These Days?
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Is Anyone reading LFI These Days?

Is Anyone Reading LFI (Leica Fotografie International) These Days? I used to subscribe until I got a little bored with it. Recently I picked one up at the newsstand (expensive--$15 a copy). I didn't much care for the photography in that issue (February/March 2017), but there is a good article on the M10, and I thought I might try out the three-month trial subscription to get a better sample of the current content.

I went online to try to order their three-month trial subscription, and there wasn't even a button to click on--not for the three-month, nor any other subscription length.

Is anyone interested in this mag these days? If so, how did you manage to subscribe?
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I also let my sub lapse, been considering returning to it.
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After a few years, something changed... The articles were all dark and the photos were darker. I don't need anymore negativity in my life so I cancelled.
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On a regular basis for a couple of years now.

There were indeed some "dark" issues in between, but the latest ones have been pretty good again.
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subscriber since around 6 years and agree with Kent! The latest ones are pretty good. A lot changed.




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On a regular basis for a couple of years now.

There were indeed some "dark" issues in between, but the latest ones have been pretty good again.
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I have been an LFI subscriber since 2003 and I will agree that both the magazine and the images went through a moribund phase which was not exactly uplifting. Fortunately a more optimistic outlook seems to have taken hold at LFI these days.

If you are located in the U.S., you can subscribe to LFI here -
https://www.glpnews.com/EN/TP/LeicaE.html

For those in Europe, I'm not sure where you would subscribe but a little Google searching should turn up a source for LFI.
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Is Anyone Reading LFI (Leica Fotografie International) These Days? I used to subscribe until I got a little bored with it. Recently I picked one up at the newsstand (expensive--$15 a copy). I didn't much care for the photography in that issue (February/March 2017), but there is a good article on the M10, and I thought I might try out the three-month trial subscription to get a better sample of the current content.

I went online to try to order their three-month trial subscription, and there wasn't even a button to click on--not for the three-month, nor any other subscription length.

Is anyone interested in this mag these days? If so, how did you manage to subscribe?
Scroll down: Bottom-right corner of the LFI main page has a direct link to subscription offerings.

I subscribe but generally read the magazine in the app on my iPad.

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Been subscribing for a few years and absolutely love it. The last few issues were fabulous.
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Up until the last issue in 2016 i was getting the hard copies, now it's on the tablet.
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Is Anyone Reading LFI (Leica Fotografie International) These Days? I used to subscribe until I got a little bored with it. Recently I picked one up at the newsstand (expensive--$15 a copy). I didn't much care for the photography in that issue (February/March 2017), but there is a good article on the M10, and I thought I might try out the three-month trial subscription to get a better sample of the current content.

I went online to try to order their three-month trial subscription, and there wasn't even a button to click on--not for the three-month, nor any other subscription length.

Is anyone interested in this mag these days? If so, how did you manage to subscribe?
Not since 'the change' from film to digital.
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For those that are used to expiring subscriptions: Like many European publications, LFI has an automatic subscription renewal. That means that -if so desired- one must cancel the subscrpition, otherwise a non-payment will trigger a increasingly urgent correspondence demanding payment.
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I read the german edition of LFI sometimes mainly to practice my german, found it interesting in the film era, not so much now! Or more exactly sometimes it is, sometimes not much.
I prefer to buy it at the Leica Shop downtown Milan where there are usually exhibitions, they also are sometimes interesting, sometimes not so much! Of course it has to do also with my personal tastes and preferences!
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Been subscribing for a few years and absolutely love it. The last few issues were fabulous.
The relaunch (as LFI called it) beginning with issue 1-2017 has been an improvement all the way around IMHO. Reportage on humanitarian crises is necessary, but it is starting to look like LFI will not be all doom and gloom in the future as it was for a while.
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My last was around 2000. There is around 50/100 pounds of them in a box I would like to see gone.

10/15 years worth with only 1 issue missing that I never got.
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