Silence of the golden oldies, except for the mighty Wurtlitzer

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Silent movies: Long neglected after the invention of talking pictures, silent feature films and enjoying a revival among enthusiasts. And music accompanyment, ideally by a Wurlitzer, just adds to the pleasure...

First impressions: The tiny but astonishing Leica APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH

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Mega performance in a high-quality, very compact lens: That was the objective and the Leica 35mm APO-Summicron-M fitted the bill to a tee...
Voigtländer APO 35, 50 and 90

The M Files (14): Voigtländer APO 35, 50 and 90 – the attack on...

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APO, that was once almost a synonym for Leica. And to this day, spectacular apochromatic lens designs come from Wetzlar. But at Voigtländer/ Cosina,...

Goodbye Leica X2, hello Panasonic Lumix GX9

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When the trust old Leica X2 gave up the ghost, where to turn. Jean Perenet has migrated to the similarly sized Panasonic Lumix GX9, swapping APS-C for micro four-thirds along the way...

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…

Little Red Riding hood replaces the notoriously losable Leica hood cap 14043

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That old grannie would snatch off your hood cap as soon as look at you. Now, Red Dot Cameras have the perfect antidote in the form of the new red rubber riding hood...

Leica launches Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70 f/2.8 ASPH

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The latest addition to the Leica SL lens line up is a relatively inexpensive 24-70 mm zoom manufactured in Japan. It will be available also in kit form with the SL2 and SL2-S...

Sigma 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary lens for L-mount now available

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Another new compact lens for L-mount: The Sigma 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary is a high-performance wide-angle optic in a lightweight, all-metal body...

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

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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.

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...

Review: Leica Classic Steel-Rim Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 and a look at the new M6...

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Jonathan Slack reviews the new-old Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 after a year of testing. And takes a look at the new classic M6 film camera...

Leica M with EVF: Do we really need this camera?

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Leica owners have been clamouring for an M camera with built-in electronic viewfinder to replace the rangefinder. It sounds like a good idea. But is it such a good idea after all?

Leica announces the Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400 f/5-6.3 telephoto zoom

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The range of Leica-branded SL lenses is extended by the new Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400 f/5-6.3 telephoto zoom which can be converted to 140-560mm using the new Leica 1.4x extender...

Digital Zooming Part I: Purist and pragmatist perspectives on the Leica Q2

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Love it or hate it, digital zooming is an integral feature of the Leica Q-series cameras. Are you a purist, who views cropping photos...

Voigtländer introduces Heliar classic 50mm f/1.5

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Voigtländer's new 50mm f/1.5 Heliar for M-Mount offers classic rendering at an affordable price...