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
Product image shows Leica Tri-Elmar 16-18-21/4 WATE and Leica Tri-Elmar 28-35-50/4 MATE

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.
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.
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.
technical illustration of Contax Planar 50/1.4 (ex Y/C Mount, left, conversion by Skyllaney), Contax Planar 45/2 (ex G Mount, right, conversion by Funleader)

The M Files (15): Contax Planar lenses by Zeiss, converted for M Mount

This review covers two Carl Zeiss Contax Planar lenses that were originally made for other camera systems but converted for Leica M Mount: The Planar 50/1.4 by Skyllaney and the Planar 45/2 by Funleader.

Pop-up and up and up: UK’s most remote camera store opens for business

Up, up and away: Wex Photographic creates a pop-up photo store on top of a Welsh mountain...

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...

Mystery Bay Area society photos surface after 85 years: Film stars, automobiles and the...

A $10 box containing over 100 developed films from the 1930s led Bill Schmidt on a quest to identify the many subjects...

Experimenting with my 1958 Yashica 635 twin-lens reflex

Quite by chance, Lisa started collecting film cameras after a chance encounter in a flea market. Here she recounts her adventures with her favourite exhibit, the Yashica 635 twin-lens reflex from 1958...

Mirrorless is dead. Long live the camera!

Isn't it time we stopped wasting our breath of mirrorless cameras? What's wrong with using just "camera"? Originally, the term mirrorless was used to differentiate between the new breed of camera and the more traditional reflex camera with its optical viewfinder. Now, "mirrorless" is the norm and is overwhelmingly popular if we include smartphones. The mirrorless camera should go the way of the horseless carriage...

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.

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...

Linda Lens meets Kid Click: A rare glimpse of the superheroes of photography

Linda Lens, Woman Photographer joins Kid Click, the teenage snapper in this edition of Camera Comics.

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. 

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...