Monday, June 17, 2019

Leica Q2 arrives at Macfilos

Mike gets his hands on his very own copy of the new Leica Q. Here are the initial impressions as the camera is unboxed for the first time

Fuji XM-FL vs XF 23mm: The most fun you can have with your lenses...

Last year Fuji brought out a bit of an oddity, a body cap lens. The XM-FL is only available in Japan as at time of writing. In order to get hold of mine I had to resort to eBay and part with seventy-five quid and get it shipped halfway around the world. Two weeks after pressing the button it arrived; possibly the lightest lens-containing parcel I have ever received.

Leica Q: Long term review and deciciso​n on upgrading to the Q2

Own a Leica Q? Should you upgrade to the Q2 or stick with the old model for the next year or two?

Sony RX100 VI Review: The teeniest with the mostest

After extensive reviewing of both the Leica C-Lux and the Sony RX100 Mark VI, we are suffering from one-inch sensor overload here at Macfilos. The Sony, however, turns out to fully justify its “pocket” pretensions and crams a tremendous amount of power and sophistication into a package weighing just 50% more than an iPhone X.

Leica X Vario: Unloved but superb camera makes sense on used market

A friend bought a Leica X Vario off eBay from a local seller in Sydney last weekend. The camera was just under a year old, barely used, and came complete with all the packaging and accessories, three spare batteries and a genuine Leica lenshood and handgrip. He paid A$1211 for it (US$924-£634)—a serious bargain. However a glimpse down the eBay listings shows that, while this camera was an outlier, the prices for used and even new X Varios are very weak.

Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZM review

Mike had the chance to use the new 35mm Zeiss Distagon f/1.4 for a week and believes it offers strong competition for the equivalent Leica Summilux at a far more attractive price.

Ricoh GRIII reviewed and 10 reasons to keep the GRII

Eric Kim looks at the new GRIII but still loves the GRII

Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 Nokton VM: A lens for all occasions

The Voigtländer 40mm Nokton is a very fast manual lens that works well on the Leica M and a whole range of mirrorless cameras. It offers a great deal for a very low price.

Leica X1 and X2: A monochrome duo

Leica's little X1 and X2 are on their way to becoming digital classics. How do they perform as Monochrom substitutes? I decided to find out.

Leica Q Review: Nine months of adventure with my best-ever camera

The Q has been an unprecedented success for Leica and is only just becoming freely available after nine months on the market. It has grabbed the limelight like no other Leica compact. Not only that, it has been acclaimed even by those who traditionally criticise any product bearing the red dot as overpriced, overhyped and over here.