Saturday, August 24, 2019

Under £500 for a 75mm f/1.25 light monster. Is it for real?

Thinking of buying the £10,250 Leica 75mm Noctilux. Just for a moment, perhaps? But what about £450 for this 7Artisans look-similar. Is it worth a punt?

Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN lens for L-Mount: First impressions

Sigma's relatively inexpensive 45mm f/2.8 Contemporary lens is a fine addition to any Leica SL or Panasonic S1/R camera. It comes closer to Leica quality than the modest price tag would suggest.

EISA Awards 2019: No Leica gongs but kudos for L-mount Alliance

Panasonic S1R is the best advanced full frame camera of 2019 and Sigma pulls off two major zoom lens accolades in EISA Awards

Macfilos: Tip on viewing images

There's a quick way to enlarge and scroll through images in a Macfilos photo feature...

Camara Attacks: My pictures aren’t worth a ransom, so there

Pay up or you'll lose your pictures: Hacking and ransomware comes to a camera near you....

Billingham launches new Hadley Pro 2020 system bag

Billingham's much-loved Hadley Pro has been upgraded with new features and a "2020" design label. Frequent travellers will appreciate the new rear strap to attach to luggage.

Billingham Hadley Small Pro brings requested new features

The Billingham Hadley Small was always our favourite small-outfit camera bag. But it lacked a handle, a rear pocket and a luggage-trolley strap. Now the Hadley Small Pro brings all these features and also adds a quickly detachable feature to the shoulder strap.

Leica à la carte off the menu

Leica's à la carte service is for the chop. So get your orders in before the end of May if you want your very own customised rangefinder.

Leica announces APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 lens

Another exciting prime comes to the L-mount Alliance family in the shape of Leica's 50mm APO-Summicron-SL.

Kravitz Drifter: One for the rock n’ roll nomads

Here's one for the bank vault: The Kravitz Drifer Monochrome with wall to wall non-python snakeskin. £20,500 only.