Sigma 100-400mm Telephoto Lens: A year’s experience with a Leica alternative

The L-Mount Alliance goes from strength to strength. In particular, new introductions from both Sigma and Leica have significantly expanded L-mount telephoto zoom options....
Product image shows the Pixii rangefinder camera with a Leica 28mm lens attached

The Pixii rangefinder camera is here — what do you want to know about...

The new Pixii rangefinder camera from France scored high on DXO. In fact, it might make some Leica users' wishes come true. A review is under way - you can leave your questions and hints for the reviewer here...

Leica Q3: The quintessential fixed-lens full-frame camera defined

The new Leica Q3 takes the iconic fixed-lens full-frame camera to a new level of technology. With its triple-resolution sensor, hybrid autofocus, L2 technology and new tilting screen, the Q3 is a must-have update for Leica fans...
Image showing the team behind Pixii rangefinder camera

The new Pixii rangefinder camera with APS-C sensor is now released

The French start-up has just released Version three of its Pixii rangefinder camera. Macfilos is looking forward to reviewing this interesting contribution to the rangefinder world.

Royal Photographic Society: Browse 165 years of photographic history with no charge

Britain's Royal Photographic Society is now allowing free access to 165 years of photographic history. You can now browse copies of the Society's Journal published between 1853 and 2018. Read more...

Leica SL2, IBIS and High Pixel Count: Putting a new telephoto in your bag

The large sensor of the Leica SL2, coupled with its in-body-image-stabilization capability, allows photographers to extend the range of their telephoto lenses through digital cropping, effectively placing an additional telephoto lens in their camera bag.

Rangefinder Photography: A beginner dives deeper with a two-lens kit

It can be hard to resist adding additional lenses to your collection. But do they all spark joy? Isn't a two-lens kit all you really need?

The curious case of the disposable Tri-X camera

A roll of pro Tri-X B&W film and a disposable plastic body to put it in. For under £20, it's probably worth a punt. Read the full review here...

In-camera charging; what’s all the fuss?

Every time I read a review of a camera featuring in-camera charging I find the manufacturer roundly criticised for not including an external charging...
Product image showing Voigtländer Voigtländer Ultron 35/2 and Voigtländer Color-Skopar 21/3.5

The M Files (16): Voigtländer Color-Skopar 21/3.5 VM and Ultron 35/2 VM lenses –...

The Voigtländer Color-Skopar 21/3.5 VM and Ultron 35/2 VM lenses are affordable choices for Leica M Mount. This review discusses their quality in both optical and mechanical terms

Looking back on ten years of digital camera innovation


It is only ten years since the first really usable digital DSLR, the Canon EOS 300D,  hit the market but development has been at a breakneck speed, especially in the past three or four years. An article in Micro 4/3rds Photography blog charts the rise of the digital camera, linked below. 

The Leica Q2 Goes to Brunch: in search of the ultimate Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict is a popular item on brunch menus. But, why stick with the traditional version when there are so many interesting, delicious and photogenic versions to explore? Let's indulge in some tasty food photography.
Product image shows the Olympus 35 RC analogue rangefinder camera

Olympus 35 RC: A tiny but true rangefinder camera for beginners and experts

The Olympus RC 35 is a rangefinder camera from 1970. This review with many sample images shows where this timeless classic delivers and where not. And what prospective buyers should know.
Rollei 35 and Ricoh GR IIIx

40mm Compacts: From ancient to modern with the Rollei 35 and Ricoh GR IIIx

The film-loading Rollei 35 from 1966 and the digital Ricoh GR IIIx (2021) have more on common that it seems. For example, a 40mm (equiv.) lens and a design that puts smallness over all. Read here a comparing review of these two cameras.

Retro Style: Rollei 35 RF with Sonnar 40/2.8

The M Files, Part 4: Jörg-Peter's journey into the past continues with the Rollei RF, another non-Leica camera which featured the Leica M Mount.