Saturday, December 14, 2019

Review: Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 ASPH

First look at the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 by Jonathan Slack

Panasonic 24-70 S Pro: How it stacks up against Leica’s Vario-Elmarit-SL and the Lumix...

How does Panasonic's new 24-70mm Lumix S Pro zoom compare with the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm? On paper, the new Lumix offers a good deal.

Sigma’s full-frame L-Mount fp camera could sell for less than £1,900

According to the latest rumours, the world's smallest full-frame mirrorless camera, the Sigma fp, will cost under £1,900, some £1,000 less than previously thought

The Sigma fp will arrive in the UK early in December at £1,999

The UK price of he Sigma fp and the kit (wth the 45mm f/2.8 prime) have now been announced. Stocks should reach dealers early in December.

Sigma fp is already a best seller in Japan

The L-Mount Alliance has given the camera indusry something new. It's a cross-manufacturer standard similar in scope to the micro four-thirds co-operative ten years ago and it looks as though it is succeeding. Sigma in particular is making a lot of headway, expecially with its high-quality Art lenses and the new and unusual fp camera which is proving a best seller in Japan.

Under £500 for a 75mm f/1.25 light monster. Is it for real?

Thinking of buying the £10,250 Leica 75mm Noctilux. Just for a moment, perhaps? But what about £450 for this 7Artisans look-similar. Is it worth a punt?

News: Using an aperture ring can take some getting used to

Did you know that a physical aperture ring on a lens can be useful? Or that it comes as a surprise to photographers brought up with fully automatic controlless lenses?

Panasonic announces 16-35mm f/4 and 70-200mm f/2.8 S Pro lenses for L-Mount

Two more lenses for L-Mount bring the Panasonic LUMIX range up to six. There are now over 46 lenses from Leica, Sigma and Panasonic available to owners of Leica and LUMIX cameras.

Sigma Art L-Mount lenses offer outstanding performance for the price

Sigma's new Art lenses for L-Mount offer fantastic value for money when compared with equivalent Leica SL lenses. But are they worth buying?

Leica SL2 arrives: A very desirable upgrade for L-Mount fans

Leica's much-rumoured replacement for the innovative SL has arrived at last. With a bigger sensor, in-body stabilisation and class-leading video, it is likely to have a wider appeal than its predecessor.