Review: The Voigtländer 50mm f/1.2 Nokton VM for M-Mount

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Dirk Säger compares the value-for-money 50mm Voigtländer f/1.2 Nokton-VM with Leica's workhorse f/2, the Summicron

To Mechuka — with two of Leica’s finest M-Mount lenses

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I am strapped in for the flight to Dibrugarh. Along with me for the ride are two stars from the Leica firmament stowed in the overhead bin, two of the finest M-Mount creations ⏤ the Leica 35mm Summilux-M f/1.4 and the Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/0.95 ⏤ on their [first trip to Mechuka] in Arunachal. Tucked in with them is the Leica M11.
Product image shows Voigtländer Bessa R3M rangefinder camera with Voigtländer Heliar 40/2.8 lens.

The M Files (19): Voigtländer Bessa R3M with Voigtländer Heliar 40/2.8 

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The Voigtländer Bessa R3M is an exceptional analogue rangefinder camera with a 100% viewfinder. Here, it is reviewed with the Voigtländer Heliar 40/2.8 — the shortest focal length this camera supports.

42nd Leitz Photographica Auction: Terry O’Neill’s Morning After and a 1948 Leica Reporter for...

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The 42nd Leitz Photographica Auction on June 9 and 10, 2023, saw a wide variety of vintage cameras, lenses and photographs up for sale. Among other objects, a rare Leica M3 black paint with black counter dial, as well as a Leica Model A Anastigmat, attracted great interest among bidders.

Leica M in the wilderness: Does the rangefinder have a place in the great...

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Do you mollycoddle your expensive Leica M or do you make it work for its living? Erwin Hartenberg takes his M10 into the wilderness to see if it makes a competent landscape photography tool...
Product image shows Kamerakraft LM Grip V2.0 for Leica M10 cameras

Get a grip on your Leica M with the Kamerakraft LM Grip 

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Kamerakraft offers a grip for the Leica M10 models that replaces the baseplate. But is this accessory any good? In one specific situation it is unbeatable for sure...

The M Files (18): Everything but Leica M – here is our Navigator for...

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The M Files develops into the biggest knowledge base on M-mount lenses and cameras beyond Leica. This article gives a full overview of all featured cameras and lenses by Konica, Minolta, Rollei, Voigtländer, Zeiss and others. Access ≈10 camera plus 30+ lens reviews and more to come in this article which will be regularly expended.

Review: Leica 50 mm Summilux Asph 2023 Close Focus

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Jonathan Slack reviews Leica's latest M lens, the close-focus 50 mm Summilux Asph. How does it fare as a companion to the recent 35 mm Summilux Asph?
Product image shows Pixii rangefinder camera model A2572

New kid on the block: The Pixii rangefinder camera review gives you the full...

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The Pixxi rangefinder camera (new 2023 model, A2572) comes with a top rated 26 MP APS-C sensor, minimalist design and interesting new functions. But how is it in practical use? Read here the full review.

Review: Leica M11 Monochrom after eight months of testing

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Jonathan Slack has spent eight months with Leica's new black-and-white masterpiece, M11 Monochrom. This is his verdict...

Leica M11 Monochrom features 60MP triple resolution sensor and 256GB storage

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Leica's fourth-generation M11 Monochrom features a 60MP sensor with triple-resolution technology and a massive 256GB of internal storage...

Leica Summilux-M 50 f/1.4 ASPH close-focus lens launched

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The newest version of the Leica 50mm Summilux f/1.4 features improved optics and a close-focus distance of 45mm...
Product image of Pixii rangefinder camera

Pixii Rangefinder Camera: Review progress and a meeting with the boss

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After four weeks and more than 600 images, Macfilos author Jörg-Peter will tell the readers (almost) all about the Pixii rangefinder camera. So stay tuned for his review.

Milan Swolfs and Leica’s retro steel-rim 35mm Summilux

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Fine-art photographer Milan Swolfs recounts his adventures with Leica's latest retro lens, the remake of the 1961 35mm Summilux "steel rim"...

Leica Classic Store goes global with international warranties and insured shipping

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Leica's new Classic website brings together used items from around the world, offering an international warranty, insured shipping at reasonable cost and expert pre-sale checks...