Changing Gear: In at the deep end with the Leica M11 rangefinder

Fahriz takes the first tentative steps with a rangefinder camera, the new Leica M11, and a couple of very fast lenses. Delhi here we come...

Sigma announces 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary L-mount wide-angle zoom

Sigma's new constant-aperture 16-28mm F2.8 Contemporary zoon perfectly complements the 28-70 mm F2.8 sibling. Together, they offer seamless transition from wide-angle to short telephoto in a sub-1kg package...

From a snapshot to a fisheye and all that glitters

The Leitz Auction at Wetzlar is now looming large. It takes place on June 11 and William Fagan takes another look at some of the more interesting items in the catalogue...

Leica firmware updates for SL System

Leica has introduced a major firmware update for the SL system, with improvements for both videographers and photographers. The new focus point toggle is probably a minor feature but will be welcomed by many stills photographers...

Leica-Lumix L-mount Lowdown: Perspectives and Permutations

WARNING! LEICA GEAR-NERD CONTENT The following article contains material that may be harmful, traumatising, or infuriating to Sony, Canon, Fuji or Nikon users  READER DISCRETION ADVISED I began...

Sometimes, nice things just happen

Easter lunch in the English countryside, an ancient village and the discovery of the disguised tomb of one of the greatest writers of the 20th century...

The M Files (13): Three Konica M-Hexanon lenses – one of them is a...

Konica produced several lenses for their film-loading rangefinder camera, the Hexar RF. This article reviews the M-Hexanon 28/2.8, 90/,2.8 and the bi-focal lens 21-35/3.4-4.

Leica announces 28mm Summicron-M ASPH in matte black with green engraving and an integrated...

The latest version of the Leica 28mm Summicron features an integral retractable hood and is finished in matte black with light green engraving

Gateways to Heaven or at least to a new (rangefinder) world

There are questions you would rather avoid. And there are those you are only too eager to answer. In connection with the M-Files, I was asked such a welcome question quite a few times: "Now the time has come, I also want to buy a Leica like this, which can take pictures like in the past. But what should I choose?" Here is my answer.

Silence of the golden oldies, except for the mighty Wurtlitzer

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...

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

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...

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 One Year On: A legend in the making

A niche within a niche: Mike reviews the M Files series which has been carving a place in the world of rangefinder photography over the past twelve months. The M Files now represents a valuable source of reference. And there is more to come in 2022.

The M Files 12: Biogon 21, Biogon 28 and Tele-Tessar 85 from the Zeiss...

In Part 12 of The M Files, Jörg-Peter reviews three interesting lenses from the Zeiss ZM stable — a couple of wide-angles and the 85 mm Tele-Tessar...

It’s freezing: Capturing a fleeting moment in time

Keith takes his camera out in Southern California to freeze some action around the beaches