Leica, Linda, Mary, and Paul: spot the common denominator

The McCartney family might be best known for their music, but they are also talented photographers. A new exhibition at the National Portrait gallery, by Paul McCartney, provides a unique, insider view of the early days of the Beatles.

L-Mount Alliance: Samyang and Astrodesign expand cooperation to seven companies

The five-year-old L-Mount Alliance continues to expand, particularly in the field of professional cinematography. Today, the existing five companies in the LMA are jointed by Astrodesign and Samyang Optics...

The Doors: rainbow colours under a cloudless sky

Choice of front door color allows homeowners to personalize their home and express something about themselves. But, how many take full advantage of the full spectrum of colors available to them? Our photographic explorer went to find out.
Image shows what is at stake if a Zeiss photo market exit should come true: Historical products would be without successors

Zeiss photo market exit: Not true, says the company

Zeiss is rumoured to leave the photo market. Not true, the company asserts. But what is the outlook for the excellent but slow selling Zeiss ZM lenses?

Strong demand for Leica Q3: Buyers face a wait of up to six months

Worldwide demand for the new Leica Q3 fixed-lens full-frame camera is exceeding all the company's expectations. Macfilos confirms the trend in Europe, the USA and Asia...

AI tools in Lightroom and Photoshop: A shipwreck on the rocks of New South...

Artificial Intelligence is never out of the news these days. Some even believe it will be the cause of Armageddon. John Shingleton drinks the Kool-Aid during a brief play with new AI tools incorporated in LightRoom Classic and PhotoShop...

The Leica Q2 Goes to Brunch: in search of the ultimate Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict is a popular item on brunch menus. But, why stick with the traditional version when there are so many interesting, delicious and photogenic versions to explore? Let's indulge in some tasty food photography.
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 

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...

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.

Gear Patrol rushes to the rescue of DPReview

DPReview, which faced closure under Amazon, has been rescued at the eleventh hour by product review site Gear Patrol...

RocknRoll Straps rescue the new Panasonic Lumix S5 II with its slots instead of...

A surprising change to the Panasonic Lumix S5 Mark II version is the swapping of strap lugs for slots. Mike couldn't find a suitable strap, so consulted the expert...

Did Leica’s Oskar Barnack test a prototype Apple Vision Pro in 1914?

Here's evidence that Leica's Oskar Barnack didn't sit twiddling his thumbs after cooking up the 35mm miniature camera. Far from it, he was beavering away on the Leica Vision Pro, virtual reality for the start of the war in 1914...

Silver Leica SL2 launches with two complementary lens bundles

A new variant, the silver Leica SL2, joins Wetzlar's L-Mount lineup. Available from today, the new camera also comes in kit form with two very different lenses, one L-Mount, one M-Mount...

Bryan Adams: Classics at the Leica Gallery London

In collaboration with CROSSOVER Hamburg, from 22 June to 31 August 2023, Leica Gallery London will present photographs by Bryan Adams in partnership with...

Now in English: The Nazis, the Rabbi and the Camera

A new documentary on the German channel ARTE recounts the story behind the Nazis, the Rabbi and the Camera: Rabbi Dr Frank Dabba Smith, a well-known Leica photographer, delves into the past in this 43-minute film which will be broadcast on May 18...