Saturday, December 7, 2019

Leica SL2: Will there be a 24MP version?

Within the next six weeks we will have a new Leica SL, the SL2. How near in specification will it be to Panasonic's existing S1R? And what is the future for the M rangefinder as sensor sizes continue to grow?

Leica Owners’ Area updated and ready for business

After an absence of several months, the Leica Owners' Area is now up and running again with an improved graphic interface. It could be the home for all your cameras and lenses, even those from third-party manufacturers.

Grubb lenses helped prove the Theory of Relativity

One hundred years ago a machine constructed in Dublin, using Grubb lenses, was used during the solar eclipse to help prove Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

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.

A plague on all your ads: Google Adsense goes incontinent

While I was in Germany this week I noticed random panel advertising appearing on Macfilos. In some cases, advertisements were placed in...

Panasonic 24-70 S Pro: How it stacks up against Leica’s Vario-Elmarit-SL and the Lumix...

How does Panasonic's new 24-70mm Lumix S Pro zoom compare with the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm? On paper, the new Lumix offers a good deal.

Fuji X-Pro 3: The Review that is not a review

David Bailey takes a look at Fujifilm's new, rather oddball, X-Pro 3. Is it taking a leaf out of Leica's M-D book?

Paul Smith Leica CL Special Edition: The colourful alternative

For £500 more than the standard CL/18mm kit you can go muti-hued with the new Paul Smith Special Edition. But with only 900 available for the world market they will be pretty thin on the ground.

Fuji X-Pro 3: The new camera that is one sandwich short of a picnic

The new X-Pro 3 takes inspiration from Leica's screenless wonder, the M10-D. It has winning ways, but many photographers will definitely think it is one sandwich short of a picnic. Mike disagrees. He loves cameras with no rear screen.

Review: Leica X Vario, a misunderstood gem

Leica's X Vario has been misunderstood. Overhyped and launched in a confusion of conflicting rumours, it got off to a rocky...