Japan: People, places and moments

People, places and moments in Miyama, Japan

Tawang—in the land chosen by a horse

Farhiz continues his exploration of Tawang, the land chosen by a horse...

What comes next for Leica and Panasonic?

What can we expect from the new level of cooperation between Leica and Panasonic? Does it mean more cross-branded cameras and lenses or is to likely to concentrate on background technology?

Panasonic 24-70 S Pro: How it stacks up against Leica’s Vario-Elmarit-SL and the Lumix...

How does Panasonic's new 24-70mm Lumix S Pro zoom compare with the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm? On paper, the new Lumix offers a good deal.

Sigma’s 45mm f/2.8 and compact full-frame L-mount systems

First outing at the Brooklands American Day with the compact Sigma f/2.8 45mm and the Panasonic S1

Reid Reviews: Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN For Leica L-Mount

Reid Reviews is one of the most useful places to get a detailed impartial review of a wide range of lenses for M and L mounts — plus many others.

Peak Design Cuff: The nifty system strap for Leica M, Q and SL

When it comes to camera straps and wrist straps, the author has been there and done that. But a bit of technology in the form of the Peak Design Anchor system is in danger of overcoming all resistance…

Panasonic 70-300 F4.5-5.6 Macro for L-Mount

The range of lenses for the L-Mount continues to grow. Panasonic launches the 70-300 F4.5-5.6 Macro in its standard collection...

Leica SL v Panasonic Lumix S1: Temptation for Leica fans

The new Panasonic Lumix cameras offer temptation to Leica users, but is it sensible to go for a used SL or a new Lumix S1 or S1R?

Leica’s D-Lux 7 goes all black on us

Eighteen months after the launch of the silver-and-black D-Lux 7, Leica has introduced a stealthy all-black version. It's available from today and costs the same as the silver original.

Leica D-Lux 7 Bathing Ape X Stash Limited Edition

Leica's latest special edition comes with the imprimatur of a street clothing company and a graffiti artist. It also has the longest name in the history of Leica cameras, Danish Royal Wedding included...

Star Struck: Is the Panasonic LX100 II worth the upgrade?


The LX100 Mark II is likely to be a great little camera. But are its changes sufficient to warrant upgrading or, even, paying the premium for the new model?

Saracinesco: A picturesque and historic village in the Appennini mountains

A chance encounter led to the discovery of the unique history of a Saracen pirate settlement in the hills near Rome. Andrea Bellelli goes exploring...

Leica, Panasonic and Sigma launch the L-Mount Alliance


The rumours were well founded. Leica, Panasonic and Sigma today introduced the L-Mount Alliance which has crucial implications for the future of both full-frame and APS-C photography.

Panasonic Leica DG 8-18mm Vario-Elmarit ASPH wide-angle zoom


The professional Leica DG zoom range for micro four-thirds is showing a lot of promise. The 12-60mm is an all-round good guy and his new 8-18mm wide zoom is shaping up....