Over the past month, especially in Italy, I have got worried that when I take close-ups on my camera phone, the images dissolve when enlarged on a big screen. I consulted a friend and photographic mentor about what to do and he said that he had the perfect solution, which turned out to be a spare baby Leica, which he was willing for me to borrow, as he described it, ‘to play with’. Well, of course, like all amateur camera enthusiasts, I have longed to at least try out a Leica, passing the shop window of Richard Caplan on Pall Mall full of yearning. So, now is my chance. I leave you to judge whether my future photographs are improved in digital definition.