Saturday, August 24, 2019

L-Mount Alliance transforms lens map for Leica SL and CL/TL

The influx of new lenses for the L-Mount turns Leica's system into one of the most attractive full-frame systems on the market. With a wide range of lenses, at various prince points, and two camera manufacturers to date, the system is now has a bright future.

Review: Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 ASPH

First look at the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 by Jonathan Slack

Under £500 for a 75mm f/1.25 light monster. Is it for real?

Thinking of buying the £10,250 Leica 75mm Noctilux. Just for a moment, perhaps? But what about £450 for this 7Artisans look-similar. Is it worth a punt?

Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN lens for L-Mount: First impressions

Sigma's relatively inexpensive 45mm f/2.8 Contemporary lens is a fine addition to any Leica SL or Panasonic S1/R camera. It comes closer to Leica quality than the modest price tag would suggest.

EISA Awards 2019: No Leica gongs but kudos for L-mount Alliance

Panasonic S1R is the best advanced full frame camera of 2019 and Sigma pulls off two major zoom lens accolades in EISA Awards

Ricoh GR and the Leica X1/2

The Leica X1/X2 are now popular "vintage" Leica digitals. But they have a lot in common with the Ricoh GR, the smallest APS-C shooter on the market.

Macfilos: Tip on viewing images

There's a quick way to enlarge and scroll through images in a Macfilos photo feature...

Film Mania: Olympus PEN-F and Mju-1 on the starting grid

Mike is inundated with film cameras to try. But the Leicas are currently playing second fiddle to a couple of interesting little Olympus cameras picked up at the Biévres Photo Fair......

Land Rover Australia: Mud, mud, glorious mud

Land Rover launches in Australia were always tough affairs. But this one back in 1987 just got tougher and tougher as the mud rose and the cars sank....

Leica lenses on the new Panasonic Lumix S1

Thinking of buying the Panasonic Lumix S1 to replace your Leica SL, or perhaps as a vehicle for your M or SL/TL lenses. Initial results are encouraging.