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.
The Fujifilm X-T3 brings a raft of major improvements but not everyone will be upgrading according to David Bailey….
There’s always a first picture from a new lens. Most times, I admit, it’s a shot inside the office after unpacking the box. This time, though, Mike was on the hoof in Richmond when the Voigtländer 65mm Macro Apo-Lanthar arrived. The first shot turned out depict a particularly attractive scene…..
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.
Billingham’s ever-popular Hadley Small has undergone a transformation and now incorporates features photographers have been asking for — including a top carrying handle, rear zip pocket and luggage trolley strap. Mike has been trying out the bag for a month…..
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.
The Leica M set the parameters for standard focal lengths — 28, 35, 50, 75, 90. The 40mm VM Nokton is thus an odd one out by historic standards. Leica did experiment with 40mm on the original CL but it didn't catch on. Now, however, the attractions of a middle road — the meat in the sandwich between 35mm and 50mm — are becoming apparent. And with electronic viewfinders the old frameline problem disappears.
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.
Leica owners tend to lust after very fast lenses but this weakness comes at a hefty price. The 50mm Voigtländer f/1.1 is an impressive, well built and good looking speedster that won't break the bank....
Jono reviews the exciting new 75mm Noctilux following his experience with pre-production versions.....