Wednesday, October 23, 2019

L-Mount Alliance: The gloves are off

Yesterday was monster day for photographic news and none more important for the future of the industry than the announcement of the L-Mount Alliance backed by Leica, Panasonic and Sigma. Mike feels the tectonic plates a’twitching…..

TechArt Pro Adapter: Autofocus for M-mount manual lenses

Will the latest TechArt autofocus adapter work faultlessly with the new Sony a7III. Mike aims to find out….

Biking in the sun with the Leica M10 and Sony a7III

Manual focus lenses, electronic viewfinders: How does the Leica M10’s Visoflex stack up against a modern in-camera EVF such as that in the Sony A7III? Not very well, as Mike finds out.

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: E-mount versus VM-mount

Until the E-mount version of the 40mm Nokton f/1.2 arrived, we were under the impression it would be almost identical to the M-mount version. But we couldn’t have been more wrong. Optically, however, both lenses are identical and should perform to the same standards.

Sony RX100 VI zooms to 200mm, stays lean and slim

The excellent Sony RX100 series has one problem — the maximum 70mm zoom. All that changes with the new RX100 VI which zooms to 200mm albeit at the expense of a slightly slower shutter. But a four-stop IBS system helps compensate. The only snag? The £1,150 price tag.

Tech and the art of autofocus with M-mount lenses

The Techart E-M adapter with built-in autofocus is unique in its ability to bring relatively quick AF to manual M-mount lenses. It is a very good reason to choose a Sony A7-range camera as a full-frame body for manual lenses. Mike had a day out with the Techart….

Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZM review

Mike had the chance to use the new 35mm Zeiss Distagon f/1.4 for a week and believes it offers strong competition for the equivalent Leica Summilux at a far more attractive price.

Is Zeiss interested in buying in to Leica Camera?

The 45% stake in Leica Camera AG held by the Blackstone investment group is said to be up for grabs. Zeiss, even Panasonic, could be interested but this is unlikely......

iPhone and Zeiss: Turn your universal camera into a pro outfit

Starting at £199 for a wide-angle kit, the new Zeiss lens trio for the iPhone could turn your phone into a pro camera. Or could it?