Leica Q3 Update: New firmware and shorter waiting lists

Leica's Q3 compact has been a great success. But waiting lists are shortening and, for existing owners, a firmware update brings some welcome news...

Rangefinder Photography: A beginner dives deeper with a two-lens kit

It can be hard to resist adding additional lenses to your collection. But do they all spark joy? Isn't a two-lens kit all you really need?

Airport Security: When disaster strikes on the conveyor belt

What happens when your bag of valuable disappears on the conveyor belt at airport security? Mike panics gently as the worst happens...
Oppenheimer analogue: Claim on a movie poster in Sweden

Oppenheimer Analogue: Why #filmisnotdead in movie production

A full movie shot on silver halide film in the year of 2023? Quite right. And Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" is not the only production that relies on analogue technology.

Highlights of the October Wetzlar Camera Auctions

Wetzlar Camera Auctions is owned by Lars Netopil of Classic Cameras, Wetzlar and Jo Geier of Mint and Rare, Vienna. They hold one auction...

Turn to film: Stepping back into the world of film photography

I don't consider myself a Luddite at all. I am a big believer in technology and its potential to bring improvement to humans across the globe, despite its obvious challenges. And yet, in the world of photography, as I turn to film, I find myself evolving in the opposite direction when looking at where photographic technology is heading...

Leica M6 2022: A mix of essay and review

The Leica M6 2022 is an exercise in mechanical high-tech perfection. It is built to last for generations, in direct contrast to today's consumer products. Claus delves into his motivation in buying the new camera

Phase One XC: Designed to be with you, always

The new fixed-lens "compact" from PhaseOne XC puts Leica's Q3 in the shade in more ways than one, apart from costing ten times as much. If you want 151 MP muscle in a 1.82Kg go-anywhere body, then the PhaseOne XC could be for you...

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

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

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...
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.

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...

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...
Sample image for Leica Q3 hands-on review shows the camera's quality.

Leica Q3 hands-on: First impressions by a man who came back to the fold

Claus sold his Q2 in a rash moment, but this cleared the decks for a new Q3 on the day it was announced. Here are impressions on first acquaintance with the new 28mm full-frame workhorse from Leica...

The Leica Q: A two-part look at the crop-to-zoom feature of the Q2 and...

Today we are trying something new at Macfilos. Two articles on the same subject but subtly different. Macfilos authors Mike Evans and Keith James...