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...

Besser a Bessa: Looking for a Voigtländer Bessa R4A or R4M

Any old Bessas? We are looking for a Bessa R4A or R4M to borrow for test or, even, buying is a possibility.

Leica M System: In praise of simplicity and longevity

Judging by the rapid-fire arrival of M-mount lenses, you'd think Leica's cameras were the best-sellers. But no, the secret of the success of the M system lies in simplicity, mechanical excellence and the resulting longevity.

Toronto over the past 40 years: An introduction

Richard Scott takes us on a tour of Toronto over the past 40 years

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 50mm f/1.2 Nokton Aspherical available in August


Voigtländer adds to its stable of fast f/1.2 primes with the introduction of the 50mm Nokton Aspherical which will arrive in dealers’ showrooms in August….

Voigtländer 65mm Apo-Lanthar samples Richmond-on-Thames


There’s always a first picture from a new lens. Most times, I admit, it’s a shot inside the office after unpacking the box. This time, though, Mike was on the hoof in Richmond when the Voigtländer 65mm Macro Apo-Lanthar arrived. The first shot turned out depict a particularly attractive scene…..

Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 Nokton VM: A lens for all occasions


The Voigtländer 40mm Nokton is a very fast manual lens that works well on the Leica M and a whole range of mirrorless cameras. It offers a great deal for a very low price.

Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 Nokton: The meat in the sandwich


The Leica M set the parameters for standard focal lengths — 28, 35, 50, 75, 90. The 40mm VM Nokton is thus an odd one out by historic standards. Leica did experiment with 40mm on the original CL but it didn't catch on. Now, however, the attractions of a middle road — the meat in the sandwich between 35mm and 50mm — are becoming apparent. And with electronic viewfinders the old frameline problem disappears. 

Voigtländer announces new 50mm Nokton-VM f/1.2 ASPH


Another fast fifty from Cosina-Voigtländer, a 50mm version of the very popular 40mm f/1.2.......

Voigtländer lenses and accessories get the Red Dot treatment


Voigtländer VM-mount lenses come to Red Dot Cameras. Macfilos now has a chance to become acquainted with this range of impressive lenses which cost only a fraction of the prices charged for Leica glass. How do they compare in performance?

Voigtländer Bessa-L with 15mm Super-Wide Heliar and optical viewfinder


Today I met and fell in love with a little black beauty from Cosina-Voigtlaender, a fifteen-year-old simple shooter with a super wide view of life. Pop in a film and see how it goes.....

First Look: Voigtländer VM-E Close-Focus Adapter

Of all the Sony-E-to-Leica-M adapters on the market, the new Voigländer VM-E close focus is the best option but also the heaviest. As well...