Monday, December 5, 2022

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’s Stefan Daniel on the retirement of the Leica CL and some hints for...

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Leica Society members had the opportunity to quiz Leica's Stefan Daniel on upcoming developments during last week's annual confernece in Dublin. Mike was there to summarise the discussion...

Record prices achieved at the Wetzlar Camera Auction event last Saturday

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Impressive prices were achieved at last Saturday's Wetzlar Camera Auctions' event, including a record €687,500 paid for a rare prototype square format Leica camera from 1954...
technical illustration of Contax Planar 50/1.4 (ex Y/C Mount, left, conversion by Skyllaney), Contax Planar 45/2 (ex G Mount, right, conversion by Funleader)

The M Files (15): Contax Planar lenses by Zeiss, converted for M Mount

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This review covers two Carl Zeiss Contax Planar lenses that were originally made for other camera systems but converted for Leica M Mount: The Planar 50/1.4 by Skyllaney and the Planar 45/2 by Funleader.

New: Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH

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Leica's star 35mm lens, the Summilux, gets a makeover that includes a 40 cm minimum focus distance and a sleek new body with integral hood...

Rene the dark horse and hi-res Wilson join the queue. But new Leica delights...

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What's next for Leica: Codenames of two new models, rumours of an M camera with EVF and the revival of another vintage film camera...
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,...

There will never be a Leica M without a rangefinder: Period or comma?

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Of all the Leica rumours of recent years, the one that has had the most traction is the scent of a mirrorless camera capable...

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...

Regarding the M11: A brief exchange with Stefan Daniel

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The Leica M11 is a great camera. I have been using it now for half a year for all kinds of different occasions. Not once have I felt it was not up to the job. But I have a major issue with the new exposure metering method which means the shutter is permanently open once the camera is switched on. While this may be the norm for mirrorless cameras, the M is a rangefinder and deserves special treatment...