Thursday, September 29, 2022

The curious case of the disposable Tri-X camera

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A roll of pro Tri-X B&W film and a disposable plastic body to put it in. For under £20, it's probably worth a punt. Read the full review here...
Voigtländer APO 35, 50 and 90

The M Files (14): Voigtländer APO 35, 50 and 90 – the attack on...

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APO, that was once almost a synonym for Leica. And to this day, spectacular apochromatic lens designs come from Wetzlar. But at Voigtländer/ Cosina,...

Decent exposure, part 3: Light metering apps for your iPhone and the big overview

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A good smartphone app will help you to get exposure right, especially when using a vintage camera. This review presents five different iOS apps - and reveals one surpisingly simple solution...

Decent Exposure Part 2: Hand-held light meters and what they are good for

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The second part of our lightmeter review focuses on hand-held models, starting with the iconic Gossen Lunasix F and ending with Sekonic’s high-tech wonders…

Review: Arte di Mano half-case for Leica M11

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If you own a Leica M11 and are in a pampering mood, buy the best leather half-case protector on the market. Arte di Mano has a new case to match the M11, taking full advantage of the opportunities for quick battery change and USB-C power and data transfer...

Motor Cars on Main Street: How the Coronado vintage car rally adapted to the...

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Car rallies and vintage events were incidental casualties of the pandemic. But this Californian event found a novel way of keeping things moving...

Decent Exposure Part 1: Attachable external light meters and where they help

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The first part of our lightmeter review homes in on hot-shoe-mounted devices, ranging from the original Leicameter to the latest electronic models...

Leica Tri-Elmar MATE: Buy one, get two free

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Which Leica M lens acts as a medium-angle zoom? It's the Tri-Emar, mate, and Mike is very matey with it. Here's a review from Macfilos of five years ago...

Leica M11 hands on: Primus inter pares

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Clause gives his first impressions of the new M11 which he collected on day one from the Leica Store Berlin

Review: The Leica M11 after seven months of testing

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For the past seven months, Jono has been testing the new Leica M11 which was announced to the world this week. Here is his detailed assessment of this important new rangefinder from Leica...