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

Gateways to Heaven or at least to a new (rangefinder) world

There are questions you would rather avoid. And there are those you are only too eager to answer. In connection with the M-Files, I was asked such a welcome question quite a few times: "Now the time has come, I also want to buy a Leica like this, which can take pictures like in the past. But what should I choose?" Here is my answer.

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...

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
Voigtländer APO 35, 50 and 90

The M Files (14): Voigtländer APO 35, 50 and 90 – the attack on...

APO, that was once almost a synonym for Leica. And to this day, spectacular apochromatic lens designs come from Wetzlar. But at Voigtländer/ Cosina,...
Product image shows several attachable viewfinders made by various manufacturers

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.

First impressions: Voigtländer Nokton 75mm f/1.5

The new Voigtländer Nokton 75mm is an interesting lens, offering competition for the Leica Summilux or, even, the extremely expensive f/1.25 Noctilux. At least,...

Voigtländer introduces Heliar classic 50mm f/1.5

Voigtländer's new 50mm f/1.5 Heliar for M-Mount offers classic rendering at an affordable price...

Decent Exposure Part 1: Attachable external light meters and where they help

The first part of our lightmeter review homes in on hot-shoe-mounted devices, ranging from the original Leicameter to the latest electronic models...

Jason’s Newsround: Third-party lenses, a photographer’s best friends

If you own an interchangeable-lens camera, chances are you own a couple of third-party lenses, delivering high optical performance at low cost. This week, we have good news from the world of third-party lenses.

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
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.

The M Files: Not quite Leica M… But really interesting

The hype seems never-ending: used Leica M film cameras continue to post new price records on the second-hand market. A good copy of the...

Rangefinder Photography: The magnificent Monterey Peninsula with a Leica-M kit

Keith travels for the first time with only a rangefinder, visiting one of the most scenic places in California: the Monterey Peninsula.

People, Leica and me

What is it about taking photographs of people? Kathy considers whether or not it's an invasive thing to do...