Ken falls in love with the Leica Q2: It’s immortal, it’s inexpensive

It's Immortal: Ken heaps praise on Leica's Q2

Brilliant Quality: Zeiss Ikon rangefinder camera with 25/2.8 and 35/2.8 and 50/2 ZM lenses

I have to admit, our The M Files series feels a bit like a sad walk through the camera museum so far. You read...

Leica 135mm f/4 Elmar: Bargain telephoto for the M

One of the big advantages of adopting the M system, or using M adaptors on mirrorless cameras, is the incredible range of available lenses at almost any price point. The early 1960s 135mm f/4 Elmar is an effective telephoto choice at a bargain price...

Leica Tri-Elmar MATE: Buy one, get two free

Which Leica M lens acts as a medium-angle zoom? It's the Tri-Emar, mate, and Mike is very matey with it. Here's a review from Macfilos of five years ago...

The M Files Encore: five particularly recommendable M-Mount lenses

One of the major attractions of Leica's venerable M system is the astonishingly wide range of lenses, not just from Leica but from some of the best-known names in the history of lens technology...

Review: Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70 mm f/2.8 ASPH for L-Mount

Jono Slack reviews the latest 24-70 mm f/2.8 Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL, a smaller and lighter constant-aperture alternative to the original 24-90 zoom...

Retro Style: Rollei 35 RF with Sonnar 40/2.8

The M Files, Part 4: Jörg-Peter's journey into the past continues with the Rollei RF, another non-Leica camera which featured the Leica M Mount.

The M Files: Not quite Leica M… But really interesting

The hype seems never-ending: used Leica M film cameras continue to post new price records on the second-hand market. A good copy of the...

Farewell to the Summarits: Good and faithful servants but sadly misunderstood

After 13 years the modern range of Summarit lenses has come to the end. Since 2007 the Summarits have offered great performance at an attractive price. They were vastly underestimated and under-appreciated. It's a sad day to see them go.

LLL 50mm f/1.2 review: The march of the Nocticlones

Ed Schwartzreich reviews the first pre-production version of Light Lens Lab's recreation of the classic f/1.2 Leica Noctilux...

Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1.2: An Appreciation

Jonathan assesses the newly resurrected 50mm Leica Noctilux f/1.2, first produced in 1966 and now reissued as a retro delight for Leica fans...

The Leica alternative: The Leica CL analogue rangefinder with its 40/2 and 90/4

Jörd-Peter expands The M Files with a discussion on the Leica CL and its lenses.

Rangefinder Oddity: Bessa T with Voigtländer 35/2.5 and 15/4.5

I can find no better word: This one is a definite oddity among the not-quite-Leica-M cameras. The Voigtländer Bessa T has a rangefinder, but...

Where does the camera industry go from here?

Narain Jashanmal takes a look at the current state of the photographic industry and wonders just where we go from here...

Taking a closer look at the L-Mount line-up: The comprehensive Macfilos lens database

Macfilos today launches an interactive datasheet of all L-Mount lenses available for use on Pansonic, Leica and Sigma cameras. Use it as your reference point from now on.