Light Lens Lab 35/1.4 Double Aspheric Replica reviewed

The Light Lens Lab 35/1.4 Double Stroke Aspheric Replica takes me back three decades to the time when I decided to buy the original Leica Summilux-M 1.4/35mm Aspherical (11873) which was introduced in 1989. It is a lens I have been eagerly awaiting ever since I set hands on the LLL f/1.2 Noctilux clone…

New Leica film camera to be announced in October

#filmisnotdead — Leica is using the popular hashtag in the run-up to the launch of a new film camera in October. It is said to be a remake of the popular M6 and could even be a limited editior of just 500 bodies...

Leica M10-D: Digital for the next decade

Want a simple, high-quality digital camera that will last you into the 2030s? Look no further than Leica's unique M10-D, the screenless wonder

Rene the dark horse and hi-res Wilson join the queue. But new Leica delights...

What's next for Leica: Codenames of two new models, rumours of an M camera with EVF and the revival of another vintage film camera...

Lining up the Dot: The British creation that changed the face of Leica lenses

In this week's Macfilos news round, we look at British invention led to Leica's red dot lens alignment. And more....

Leidolf Wetzlar: The forgotten brand from the home town of Leica

Everyone knows Leica Wetzlar. But what about Leidolf Wetzlar? Richard comes across a neglected Leidolf Lordomat at a camera fair and explores the history of this lesser name from the same home town as mighty Leica...

Leica announces limited edition M6 Leitz Auction set in black finish

The new M6 Leitz Auction set is available from today, but you’d better be quick off the mark. Only 20 sets have been produced...
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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.
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The Mystery Roll: Club Color 200 negative film, 22 years after expiry

22 years after expiry date, we discovered a neglected Club Color 200 film. There was nothing for it: We dug out our Olympus OM-4 Ti and exposed this mystery roll. What would the results be like 22 years after shelf-life was over?

Kostas Balafas and his Greece: Seventy years of photography


Kostas Balafas has been a leading name in Greek and world photographic circles for over 70 years. His artistic work is universally admired and much has already been written on this subject. Yet it is also interesting to learn a little more about the man himself. By understanding something of his personal philosophy, as he lived, as he drew his own inspiration, we are better able to view his work with new insight and within the context of a tumultuous century in the history of the Greek nation.

Turn to film: Stepping back into the world of film photography

I don't consider myself a Luddite at all. I am a big believer in technology and its potential to bring improvement to humans across the globe, despite its obvious challenges. And yet, in the world of photography, as I turn to film, I find myself evolving in the opposite direction when looking at where photographic technology is heading...

182 years of photography in Ireland: The talk

William Fagan's article on the history of photography in Ireland created a great deal of interest among Macfilos readers. On Tuesday, in a Zoom...
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Black and White Filters: Urgently needed and increasingly difficult to find

Serious black and white photography on film or a monochrome sensor is hardly possible without filters. But despite the b/w renaissance, filters are becoming less and less popular. Also with manufacturers.

But Why? A brief ride through time in search of purpose

Unduly influenced by black & white movies (from the Marx Brothers to Jimmy Cagney), and longing for a gaberdine to mimic the understated swagger of Humphrey Bogart, I was thoroughly preoccupied with being, by my own definition, cool. “Why photography?” you might have asked. “Because I can,” would have been my surly reply.

Manplan Project: The state of Britain at the end of the Swinging Sixties

The Manplan project, which was to become one of the highlights of my career as a photographer, came to me in 1969 from a...