Beer Can Racing: community, camaraderie and a splash of competition

Beer Can Races are a midweek tradition for sailing clubs across the United States. They are short, casual races where the emphasis is just as much on having fun as on competing. They represent a great opportunity for novice sailors to learn and for amateur photographers to capture the action.

Strong demand for Leica Q3: Buyers face a wait of up to six months

Worldwide demand for the new Leica Q3 fixed-lens full-frame camera is exceeding all the company's expectations. Macfilos confirms the trend in Europe, the USA and Asia...

To Mechuka — with two of Leica’s finest M-Mount lenses

I am strapped in for the flight to Dibrugarh. Along with me for the ride are two stars from the Leica firmament stowed in the overhead bin, two of the finest M-Mount creations ⏤ the Leica 35mm Summilux-M f/1.4 and the Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/0.95 ⏤ on their [first trip to Mechuka] in Arunachal. Tucked in with them is the Leica M11.

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 Voigtländer Bessa R3M rangefinder camera with Voigtländer Heliar 40/2.8 lens.

The M Files (19): Voigtländer Bessa R3M with Voigtländer Heliar 40/2.8 

The Voigtländer Bessa R3M is an exceptional analogue rangefinder camera with a 100% viewfinder. Here, it is reviewed with the Voigtländer Heliar 40/2.8 — the shortest focal length this camera supports.

42nd Leitz Photographica Auction: Terry O’Neill’s Morning After and a 1948 Leica Reporter for...

The 42nd Leitz Photographica Auction on June 9 and 10, 2023, saw a wide variety of vintage cameras, lenses and photographs up for sale. Among other objects, a rare Leica M3 black paint with black counter dial, as well as a Leica Model A Anastigmat, attracted great interest among bidders.

Did Leica’s Oskar Barnack test a prototype Apple Vision Pro in 1914?

Here's evidence that Leica's Oskar Barnack didn't sit twiddling his thumbs after cooking up the 35mm miniature camera. Far from it, he was beavering away on the Leica Vision Pro, virtual reality for the start of the war in 1914...
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The Leica Pocket Book review: Over 100 years of product history in one convenient...

The Leica Pocket Book is in its 9th English edition now. This review explains what it offers and who will profit from it.
Sample image for Leica Q3 hands-on review shows the camera's quality.

Leica Q3 hands-on: First impressions by a man who came back to the fold

Claus sold his Q2 in a rash moment, but this cleared the decks for a new Q3 on the day it was announced. Here are impressions on first acquaintance with the new 28mm full-frame workhorse from Leica...

Silver Leica SL2 launches with two complementary lens bundles

A new variant, the silver Leica SL2, joins Wetzlar's L-Mount lineup. Available from today, the new camera also comes in kit form with two very different lenses, one L-Mount, one M-Mount...

Bryan Adams: Classics at the Leica Gallery London

In collaboration with CROSSOVER Hamburg, from 22 June to 31 August 2023, Leica Gallery London will present photographs by Bryan Adams in partnership with...

Leica M in the wilderness: Does the rangefinder have a place in the great...

Do you mollycoddle your expensive Leica M or do you make it work for its living? Erwin Hartenberg takes his M10 into the wilderness to see if it makes a competent landscape photography tool...

Now in English: The Nazis, the Rabbi and the Camera

A new documentary on the German channel ARTE recounts the story behind the Nazis, the Rabbi and the Camera: Rabbi Dr Frank Dabba Smith, a well-known Leica photographer, delves into the past in this 43-minute film which will be broadcast on May 18...

The Leica Q: A two-part look at the crop-to-zoom feature of the Q2 and...

Today we are trying something new at Macfilos. Two articles on the same subject but subtly different. Macfilos authors Mike Evans and Keith James...

Digital Zoom Part II: The crop-to-zoom debate continues as Leica Q3 adds yet another...

The Leica Q3 adds yet another zoom option to extend the Q2's 75mm to 90mm. Is this just a gimmick, or is digital zoom a viable proposition when sensor resolutions have reached 60 megapixels?