Digital Photography: Where the focus is on the fingers

A new twist on digital photography: taking pictures of fingers. Not just any old fingers, though; these belong to musicians, who are using them to play their musical instruments.

Rangefinder Photography: A beginner goes rogue with a two-body kit

Leica M-lenses are superb, but expensive. Using them on a Leica APS-C camera, with an M-to-L adapter, gives them a second identity and additional value by switching their effective focal length.
Sample image shows image taken with Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS telephoto zoom lens

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN: Probably more than a new bread and butter lens

Sigma introduces a new telephoto zoom lens for L-Mount. This time, it is in the popular 70-200/F2.8 class. The specification is promising, so the lens will appeal to pros and amateurs alike...

Panasonic Lumix S5II firmware updates announced

Panasonic announces new firmware for the Lumix S5II and S5IIX...
Product image shows new Leica M-Mount lenses: Super-APO-Summicron-SL 1:2/21 ASPH and Super-Vario-Elmarit-SL 1:2.8/14-24 ASPH

New Leica L-Mount lenses launched: APO-Summicron 21 and a 14-24 zoom are available starting...

New Leica L-Mount lenses in October 2023: A 21mm prime that is supposed to be world class, and a 14-24 that might remind users of a very similar lens from another manufacturer.

Sigma 10-18mm DC DN Contemporary APS-C Lens for Leica L-Mount: Small lens, big personality

Sigma's new 10-18mm L-Mount lens for APS-C cameras demonstrates the company's commitment to the crop-sensor L-Mount market, despite the absence of suitable cameras following Leica's discontinuation of the TL2 and CL models...

APS-C cameras: The world keeps on turning after the death of the Leica CL

Leica has left the APS-C camera market with the discontinuation of the CL. But the assumption that a sensor size between Micro Four Thirds and full-frame has not future proved wrong.
Product image shows Pixii rangefinder camera model A2572 with Leica CL digital

The Ten Most-Read Articles of the Quarter: Macfilos goes viral

The top ten most-read Macfilos articles of the last quarter cover all aspects of photography, with an emphasis on all things Leica. The topics covered include gear reviews, vintage cameras, travel photography, and the fun of learning to use a rangefinder.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K brings L-Mount versatility to cinematography

The new Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K features the L-Mount which is designed to accommodate full-frame sensors while ensuring compatibility with new and vintage lenses. With a large diameter of 51.6mm, L- Mount works with the latest full-frame lenses from manufacturers such as Leica, Panasonic and Sigma...

Leica SL2/S Firmware 5.2 now available for download

The latest firmware update for the SL2 includes support for more lenses and for the higher-capacity battery...

Sentinel Steam Waggon: Nothing quite like it for warming the blood

Steam, steam, glorious steam: Mike takes a nostalgic trip back to 1931 when a meets a wonderful Sentinel Steam Waggon...

Steampunk: The genre where posers are posers and photographers are loved

Shy of asking if you can take pictures of interesting characters? If so, try visiting a Steampunk event where everyone is just waiting to meet your lens...

Music on the March: all the way from from Sousa to slapstick

If walking while chewing gum constitutes a minimal test of physical and mental coordination, surely walking while playing music defines the opposite end of...

L-Mount Alliance: Samyang and Astrodesign expand cooperation to seven companies

The five-year-old L-Mount Alliance continues to expand, particularly in the field of professional cinematography. Today, the existing five companies in the LMA are jointed by Astrodesign and Samyang Optics...

RocknRoll Straps rescue the new Panasonic Lumix S5 II with its slots instead of...

A surprising change to the Panasonic Lumix S5 Mark II version is the swapping of strap lugs for slots. Mike couldn't find a suitable strap, so consulted the expert...