Monday, June 17, 2019

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 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.

Film Mania: Olympus PEN-F and Mju-1 on the starting grid

Mike is inundated with film cameras to try. But the Leicas are currently playing second fiddle to a couple of interesting little Olympus cameras picked up at the Biévres Photo Fair......

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?

Review: Leica X Vario, a misunderstood gem

Leica's X Vario has been misunderstood. Overhyped and launched in a confusion of conflicting rumours, it got off to a rocky...

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.

Leica Q after three years: Is an update on the horizon?

The Q has been an unprecedented success for Leica and is only just becoming freely available after three years 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.

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 Q2 Review: Better at every level

The Q2 is here and I have had the opportunity to use a pre-production model for the past four months. This is my hands-on review.

Ricoh GRIII reviewed and 10 reasons to keep the GRII

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