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Leica Tri-Elmar lenses and the cancelled M Vario: All good things come in… twos

Leica released two lenses for M Mount with a variable focal length. One other did not make it past prototype stage. This article reviews the Tri-Elmar 16-18-21 and the Tri-Elmar 28-35-50 in practical use on M rangefinder cameras.

The M Files (13): Three Konica M-Hexanon lenses – one of them is a...

Konica produced several lenses for their film-loading rangefinder camera, the Hexar RF. This article reviews the M-Hexanon 28/2.8, 90/,2.8 and the bi-focal lens 21-35/3.4-4.

Smartphones: Is the writing on the wall for the good old camera?

Will all or almost all photos be taken with smartphones in the near future? Or will there always be proper cameras? This essay examines the different scenarios...

Gateways to Heaven or at least to a new (rangefinder) world

There are questions you would rather avoid. And there are those you are only too eager to answer. In connection with the M-Files, I was asked such a welcome question quite a few times: "Now the time has come, I also want to buy a Leica like this, which can take pictures like in the past. But what should I choose?" Here is my answer.

The M Files One Year On: A legend in the making

A niche within a niche: Mike reviews the M Files series which has been carving a place in the world of rangefinder photography over the past twelve months. The M Files now represents a valuable source of reference. And there is more to come in 2022.

The M-Files postscript

A review of J-P Rau's series covering non-Leica film cameras which used the brand's iconic M-Mount. Jörg-Peter looks to the furure and promises some new surprises...

The M Files Encore: five particularly recommendable M-Mount lenses

One of the major attractions of Leica's venerable M system is the astonishingly wide range of lenses, not just from Leica but from some of the best-known names in the history of lens technology...

Modern features: Konica Hexar RF with Konica 50/2

Jörg-Peter Rau continues his exploration of film cameras with the M-mount that are not quite Leicas. The M Files turns to the remarkable Konica Hexar RF rangefinder...