Sigma 50mm f/1.2 DG DN Art lens for L-Mount launched

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The new Sigma 50mm f/1.2 is a compact, relatively lightweight addition to the company's flagship Art range. Designed specifically for mirrorless cameras, this professional-grade f/1.2 prime lens is now the fastest 50mm autofocus lens in the L-Mount ecosystem. If you are an SL-camera owner in search of a wafer-thin depth-of-field, this could the lens for you.

All the action from the Leica world: people, gatherings, cameras, firmware updates, and deals!

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This week's news round is dominated by all the goings-on in the Leica world. If you fancy a weekend getaway with fellow enthusiasts, here's your chance. Or, if you would like to buy some used Leica gear with zero-interest financing, head to Mayfair. Perhaps you've already picked up a new SL3 or Sofort. In that case, we have some news for you. And if you would like to know what's going on beyond the Leica world, don't worry, Ricoh, Fujifilm, Panasonic, and Lomography all get a mention too.

Recognition for World-famous Photographers: Exhibitions, book signings, and a US stamp series

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This week's news includes stories about three world-famous photographers. The Leica Gallery in London is exhibiting the work of Elliott Erwitt, who died last...

Panasonic Lumix S5II bargains, new high-end Panny and Leica news round

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Here's our regular round-up of topical, camera gear-related items of potential interest to Macfilos readers

Light Lens Lab 35/1.4 Double Aspheric Replica reviewed

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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…

Panasonic launches compact Lumix S 28-200mm F4-7.1 macro travel zoom

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Panasonic's new Lumix S 28-200 is claimed to be the world's smallest and lightest long zoom lens. The Lumix S 28-200mm F4-7.1 Macro O.I.S lens is based on the L-Mount standard and is compatible with Panasonic, Leica and Sigma bodies. With a total length of 93.4mm (3.57in) and a modest weight of 413g (14.57oz) compact and light enough to complement even the smaller L-Mount bodies, such as the Lumix S5II…

Two new lenses from Sigma: 15mm Fisheye and 500mm Sports primes for L-Mount

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Two new lenses from Sigma cover both ends of the prime spectrum, from an ultra-wide 15mm to a 500mm telephoto designed especially for sports...

Review: Leica Summicron-M 28 f/2 close focus

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The improvements in the new Leica 28 Summicron-M f/2 are significant, and very much in concert with the recent re-issues of the 35 and 50 Summicron lenses. This lens completes the remake of the 'holy trinity' of high-quality practical lenses for the Leica M...

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

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In this week's Macfilos news round, we look at British invention led to Leica's red dot lens alignment. And more....
Product image shows Voigtländer Color-Skopar 28/2.8 and Ultron 75/1.9

The M Files (23): Voigtländer Color-Skopar 28/2.8 and Ultron 75/1.9, a great travel kit?

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The Voigtländer Color-Skopar 28/2.8 and Ultron 75/1.9 appear to be an almost perfect travel kit: Small, light, and affordable. But how do they perform in practical use? Part 23 of the M Files will tell and show you.

Leica news: Get a grip on your Leica whether in the street or under...

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Welcome to this week's Leica news. We bring news of a new underwater housing for Leica M10 and M11 cameras, an M lens with depth-of-field graphic from 1951 and a white ceramic recreation of the iconic V1 Summicron 35mm from the 1950s. And there is a significant jubilee drawing close…

Voigtländer 15mm Super-wide Heliar aspherical f/4.5 VM: Leaving the Leica-M comfort zone with an...

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Never one to stick to the conventional, Dirk throws caution to the wind and experiments with an ultra-wide-angle lens on his Leica M10

Jonathan Slack reviews the Leica 21mm Super-APO-Summicron-SL — sixth in a unified range

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It's been a long wait, principally due to difficulties sourcing materials as a result of the pandemic, but finally, here is the Leica 21mm Super-APO-Summicron-SL. I think we were all expecting the 24mm to be the sixth lens in the range (after the 90, 75, 50, 35, 28mm lenses), but perhaps 24mm has fallen out of favour. At any rate, here is the 21mm…

The Panasonic Lumix S5 range is attracting younger customers to the expanding L-Mount system.

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The Panasonic Lumix S5 and S5II models are attracting buyers in their 20s and 30s, providing an injection of younger talent into the L-Mount...

News Round-up: Theft in Vienna, new 100mm Macro lens, camera strap protection

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Here is a quick Tuesday round-up of some news items which arrived at Macfilos over the past seven days. Theft at Vienna Leica Store This first...