Sunday, May 31, 2020

Leica’s M10 Monochrom Wetzlar edition

If you are in the market for Leica's new M10 Monochrom it will pay you to grab one of the small number of Wetzlar special editions. Since they cost no more than the standard camera they will certainly be a better but when it comes to resale.

Sigma L-Mount lenses bring a new dimension for owners of Leica’s SL cameras

The advent of the L-Mount Alliance has been particularly exciting for Leica users and the resulting expansion in the range of lenses adds a whole new dimension to owning, say, the SL2. Mike paid a visit to Sigma Imaging UK to check out the latest developments

Billingham Hadley Small Pro goes monochrome

Just bought your new Leica M10 Monochrom? If so, this new grey/black version of the popular Billigham Hadley Small Pro is the perfect complement. You know you want one.

Panasonic confident in the future of the L-Mount Alliance

Panasonic is bullish on the future of the L-Mount Alliance and broader depth of the product line brings confidence to consumers. The company claims to have captured ten percent of the high-end full-frame market since the introduction of the S1 and S1R but believes that full-frame and Micro Four-Thirds are fully complementary, each with its benefits and with relatively little overlap.

Leica launches three special-edition lenses

Two new limited-edition olive-green Safari M-mount lenses join the Leica lineup alongside a silver-anodised version of the popular 75mm Apo-Summicron.

Mr Jones, Josef Stalin and a “Leica” screw-mount

A favourite actor, an educational theme and a Leica. What's not to like about Mr Jones?

Leica’s M-mount is 70 years old this month

The M3 arrived in 1954, but the M-mount was patented this month in 1954, so it celebrates its platimum anniversary early, ahead of the celebrations due in 2024.

Fuji X100V: Latest in a range of ground-breaking cameras

The new Fujifilm X100V is a welcome evolutionary upgrade to the firmly-established series of compacts. It offers a higher-resolution sensor, improved lens construction and a tilting screen among other changes.

Leica firmware updates for SL and CL

Hot on the heels of the major firmware update for the Q2, slightly less details upgrades are announced for the CL and SL 601 (original model). These are largely related to improving compatibiliyt with L-Mount lenses from Sigma and Panasonic.

Leica Q2 firmware update brings added functionality

Leica has issued the first major firmware update for the Q2. I'll be reporting on this in more detail later but, in the meantime, it is disappointing to see that two expected changes have not been made.