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The M Files (23): Voigtländer Color-Skopar 28/2.8 and Ultron 75/1.9, a great travel kit?

The Voigtländer Color-Skopar 28/2.8 and Ultron 75/1.9 appear to be an almost perfect travel kit: Small, light, and affordable. But how do they perform in practical use? Part 23 of the M Files will tell and show you.

Voigtländer 15mm Super-wide Heliar aspherical f/4.5 VM: Leaving the Leica-M comfort zone with an...

Never one to stick to the conventional, Dirk throws caution to the wind and experiments with an ultra-wide-angle lens on his Leica M10

M-Mount lenses with automatic depth-of-field scale

Our weekly news round continues with a new M-Mount lenses featuring an automatic depth-of-field scale. There's also a w(eir)dly named, vowelless panoramic digital full-frame camera with “viewfinder” aspirations, a design for a Lego M6, and a reminder of desirable Leica camera/lens bundles. We are also bringing tips on Leica’s perspective control, and news of the worst product name of the year...

The M Files (22): Which is the perfect bag for a rangefinder kit?

There are as many "perfect bags" as there are photographers. Almost at least. This review features, following the philosophy of the M Files project, nine Non-Leica solutions for a rangefinder kit.
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The M Files Jubilee: Creating the largest knowledge base for M-Mount photographic gear

The M Files jubilee marks 20 episodes of a unique Macfilos series. It covers third-party lenses, cameras and accessories with Leica M-Mount. Read here why these articles could be useful for you
Product image shows Voigtländer Nokton VM 21/1.4 and 75/1.5 Leica M-Mount rangefinder lenses

The M Files (20): Voigtländer Nokton VM 21/1.4 and 75/1.5 – a pair of...

The Voigtländer Nokton lenses are the brand's fastest and most expensive optics. Episode 20 of The M Files reviews the 21/1.4 and the 75/1.5 with VM Mount for Leica rangefinder and other cameras.

Review: The Voigtländer 50mm f/1.2 Nokton VM for M-Mount

Dirk Säger compares the value-for-money 50mm Voigtländer f/1.2 Nokton-VM with Leica's workhorse f/2, the Summicron
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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.

The M Files (18): Everything but Leica M – here is our Navigator for...

The M Files develops into the biggest knowledge base on M-mount lenses and cameras beyond Leica. This article gives a full overview of all featured cameras and lenses by Konica, Minolta, Rollei, Voigtländer, Zeiss and others. Access ≈10 camera plus 30+ lens reviews and more to come in this article which will be regularly expended.
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The M Files (17): Attachable viewfinders over almost a century

Over almost a century, Voigtländer, Zeiss, Ricoh, Olympus made attachable viewfinders. This review (The M Files, ep. 17) shows which are recommendable for your Leica or other rangefinder camera.

Pancake Lenses: the perfect partner for Pancake Day photography

Are you rummaging around in the kitchen cupboards looking for last year’s powdered pancake mix? If you live in Britain, this might well be...
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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

Macfilos Top Posts of all time: 20 out of thousands

At the end of last year we reviewed the top ten posts of 2022 and the response was encouraging, with many readers looking back...

A few days in Berlin with the Voigtländer 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar

Berlin with the Leica M10 and a nifty-fifty lens, this time the superb Voigtländer 50mm f/2 Apo-Lanthar...

Photographic archaeology on a rainy day

The heavens have opened over Sydney. Confined to barracks. So what better to do with the time that start an archaeological dig in the camera cupboard?