Get a Grip: iPhone plus Fjorden in the Baltic

Smartphones have largely displaced simple point-and-shoot cameras. With their high quality sensors and range of lenses, they are capable of delivering superb images. What...

Leica IIIa brought back to life after 85 years: Flip or flop?

John has owned the Leica IIIa for 56 years, ever since she was a sprightly 30-year-old. Completely refurbished, the IIIa is now working as well as when new. But is it a keeper, even after all these years?

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
Product image shows Voigtländer Nokton VM 21/1.4 and 75/1.5 Leica M-Mount rangefinder lenses

The M Files (20): Voigtländer Nokton VM 21/1.4 and 75/1.5 – a pair of...

The Voigtländer Nokton lenses are the brand's fastest and most expensive optics. Episode 20 of The M Files reviews the 21/1.4 and the 75/1.5 with VM Mount for Leica rangefinder and other cameras.

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
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Olympus 35 RC: A tiny but true rangefinder camera for beginners and experts

The Olympus RC 35 is a rangefinder camera from 1970. This review with many sample images shows where this timeless classic delivers and where not. And what prospective buyers should know.
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.
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The Leica Pocket Book review: Over 100 years of product history in one convenient...

The Leica Pocket Book is in its 9th English edition now. This review explains what it offers and who will profit from it.
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...

Ricoh GR Series: The remarkable pocket camera that’s just the ticket for the keen...

What is it about the Ricoh GR? Why is this a cult camera among true enthusiasts? Jean Perenet, a dyed-in-the-wool Ricoh fan, explains the attraction of these discreet, pocketable cameras...

Leica Q3 Review: Solid upgrade for the perfect travel camera

Jonathan Slack reviews Leica's latest fixed-lens full-frame camera, the Leica Q3: His conclusions after several months of photography in many different locations...
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Get a grip on your Leica M with the Kamerakraft LM Grip 

Kamerakraft offers a grip for the Leica M10 models that replaces the baseplate. But is this accessory any good? In one specific situation it is unbeatable for sure...

The M Files (18): Everything but Leica M – here is our Navigator for...

The M Files develops into the biggest knowledge base on M-mount lenses and cameras beyond Leica. This article gives a full overview of all featured cameras and lenses by Konica, Minolta, Rollei, Voigtländer, Zeiss and others. Access ≈10 camera plus 30+ lens reviews and more to come in this article which will be regularly expended.

Review: Leica 50 mm Summilux Asph 2023 Close Focus

Jonathan Slack reviews Leica's latest M lens, the close-focus 50 mm Summilux Asph. How does it fare as a companion to the recent 35 mm Summilux Asph?
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New kid on the block: The Pixii rangefinder camera review gives you the full...

The Pixxi rangefinder camera (new 2023 model, A2572) comes with a top rated 26 MP APS-C sensor, minimalist design and interesting new functions. But how is it in practical use? Read here the full review.