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?
Product image shows Pixii rangefinder camera model A2572

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.

Review: Leica M11 Monochrom after eight months of testing

Jonathan Slack has spent eight months with Leica's new black-and-white masterpiece, M11 Monochrom. This is his verdict...

Food and Photography: Casual dining where you might find spaghetti carburettor on the menu

How do you fancy grabbing a bite to eat in a garage? Does the question trigger thoughts of sausages and swarfega? What if I...
Product image of Pixii rangefinder camera

Pixii Rangefinder Camera: Review progress and a meeting with the boss

After four weeks and more than 600 images, Macfilos author Jörg-Peter will tell the readers (almost) all about the Pixii rangefinder camera. So stay tuned for his review.

Milan Swolfs and Leica’s retro steel-rim 35mm Summilux

Fine-art photographer Milan Swolfs recounts his adventures with Leica's latest retro lens, the remake of the 1961 35mm Summilux "steel rim"...

Sigma 100-400mm Telephoto Lens: A year’s experience with a Leica alternative

The L-Mount Alliance goes from strength to strength. In particular, new introductions from both Sigma and Leica have significantly expanded L-mount telephoto zoom options....
Product image shows several attachable viewfinders made by various manufacturers

The M Files (17): Attachable viewfinders over almost a century

Over almost a century, Voigtländer, Zeiss, Ricoh, Olympus made attachable viewfinders. This review (The M Files, ep. 17) shows which are recommendable for your Leica or other rangefinder camera.

Light Lens Lab copy of the Cooke Speed Panchro S2 50mm f/2

Ed Schwartzreich introduces a remarkable LLL copy of the Cooke Speed Panchro S2 cine lens aimed at Leica M-mount still photographers...

Rock n Roll Small Havana camera bag: A mini Tardis for all your gear

Jonathan Slack tries out the Rock n Roll Small Havana camera bag, made from novel materials and holding more than you would have thought...

The New Leica M6: Rebirth of a photographic legend

Why did I fall in love at first sight of the New Leica M6? Apart from the indisputable fact that it is gorgeous to behold, the new camera re-affirms Leica’s allegiance to film photography. It is Leica embracing its past by reissuing a classic design with updated... manufacturing techniques. But first, some background…
Image shows light meters Hedeco Lime Two and Gossen Polysix

Decent exposure (4): The brand new Hedeco Lime Two light meter and one of...

This article reviews the German-made Hedeco Lime Two attachable light meter which is ideal for Leica and other rangefinder cameras. It also compares the Hedeco Lime Two to a historic Gossen Polysix electronic 2.
Product image showing Voigtländer Voigtländer Ultron 35/2 and Voigtländer Color-Skopar 21/3.5

The M Files (16): Voigtländer Color-Skopar 21/3.5 VM and Ultron 35/2 VM lenses –...

The Voigtländer Color-Skopar 21/3.5 VM and Ultron 35/2 VM lenses are affordable choices for Leica M Mount. This review discusses their quality in both optical and mechanical terms

Macfilos Top Posts of all time: 20 out of thousands

At the end of last year we reviewed the top ten posts of 2022 and the response was encouraging, with many readers looking back...