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...
A view into a tiny lab shows why it is hard to say farewell to the darkroom

Turn off the red light: My farewell to the darkroom

An own darkroom was a dream for many photographers long ago. The author has kept working in his lab until 2022. But then he had to say goodbye - and did it with an emotional project

Ricoh GR Digital: Resurrecting a pioneering camera from 2005

David Askham unearthed the ancient Ricoh GR which he had purchased in 2007. As one of the early examples of this cult camera, could the GR still cut the mustard in 2022?

Happy New Year: Macfilos Top Ten posts of 2022

A happy and prosperous New Year to all our readers. As the troublesome year of 2022 draws to a close, here are the ten Macfilos articles that kept readers most engaged through the year...

Leidolf Wetzlar: The forgotten brand from the home town of Leica

Everyone knows Leica Wetzlar. But what about Leidolf Wetzlar? Richard comes across a neglected Leidolf Lordomat at a camera fair and explores the history of this lesser name from the same home town as mighty Leica...

Vivid Velvia: Ten Fujifilm landscape photographs scanned after a quarter century and just ready...

Start with 3,000 Fujifilm Velvia slides and end up with ten landscapes that you'd be proud to hang on your wall. Chris looks back over 25 years of film photography with Fujifulm's vivid Velvia...
Rollei 35 and Ricoh GR IIIx

40mm Compacts: From ancient to modern with the Rollei 35 and Ricoh GR IIIx

The film-loading Rollei 35 from 1966 and the digital Ricoh GR IIIx (2021) have more on common that it seems. For example, a 40mm (equiv.) lens and a design that puts smallness over all. Read here a comparing review of these two cameras.

41st Leitz Photographica Auction: Checking the highlights for the November 26 event

William chooses some interesting and unusual lots from this month's Leitz Photographica Auction which takes place in Vienna on November 26...

David Slater takes on the task of repairing older Leica digital cameras

David Slater, well known to many UK-based Leica fans, is offering a repair service for older Leica digitals. In many cases, factory support is no longer offered, but David's vast experience ensures an excellent alternative...

Leica M6: A master class in marketing says Bellamy Hunt

Was the successul Leica M6 launch the result of a skilful manipulation of rumours. Bellamy Hunt thinks so, Mike Evans is not convinced. But something went right and the launch got the publicity it deserved...
Rollei 35RF camera and computer with the LensTagger Lightroom plugin on the screen

LensTagger Lightroom plugin: A useful tool for fans of film photography and vintage lenses

LensTagger is a very helpful plugin for Adobe Lightroom CC. It allows adding information to the Exif file within your image. Great for film and vintage lens users - this review shows a functioning workflow.

Review: Leica Classic Steel-Rim Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 and a look at the new M6...

Jonathan Slack reviews the new-old Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 after a year of testing. And takes a look at the new classic M6 film camera...

Leica’s M6 revival arrives at last: Series production, Leitz dot and brass top plate

Leica's new M6 is here at last and it has been worth waiting for. It's a faithful reproduction of the 1984 but with improvements to the body, incoporation of a brass top plate and a more modern rangefinder mechanism. Best of all, it is a series product and not a limited edition for collectors...

Record prices achieved at the Wetzlar Camera Auction event last Saturday

Impressive prices were achieved at last Saturday's Wetzlar Camera Auctions' event, including a record €687,500 paid for a rare prototype square format Leica camera from 1954...

The new Leica film camera: Classic M6 or grown-up M6TTL?

The forthcoming Leica film camera is likely to be a remake of the original late-century M6 in its "classic" form. But Mike believes the more user-friendly M6TTL would be a better choice as a template for the new model...