Leica M Cameras

Leica 28mm F1.4 ASPH Summilux Lens Review

I’ve had the Leica 28mm F1.4 Summilux for 3 months at the time of writing this review. In that time I’ve trialled it for landscapes, close ups, low light. All…

Why I am a Leica Fanboy…The original Mirrorless system

I got into Leica because I was frustrated with the was other camera manufacturers were changing their systems so often. I saw the change from DSLR to Mirrorless happening, and decided I didn’t want to re buy all my lenses again. Sure you can use adapters but who really wants to do that? So I changed to Leica, because their excellent lens system hasn’t changed since the 1950s.

Leica Noctilux 50mm F0.95

So…I got to try a Noctilux! But unfortunately only for 1 hour. The Leica Noctilux is the lens most Leica users strive for. At nearly $A15,000 new, this is a…

Leica cameras are tough. No doubt about it. And the lenses are strong too. There is nothing that can go wrong with a Leica lens. No electronics. No stabilised elements that can get stuck at a bad angle.

The Leica M forces you to become a better photographer. It is so simple yet versatile. The best part of using a Leica is the frame-line system. I can frame up, and reframe and still see what is in and out of my picture. No other viewfinder system does that. Gives me so much versatility.

Leica lenses have a certain look to them. I truly believe they are the sharpest around, but it is also the natural, but strangely surreal look they have. They are simply the best when it comes to handing natural light.

It doesn’t matter how much technology that other camera manufacturers have: They will never be able to beat Leica. Because with a Leica photograph, there is something uniquely real about it. Something human. Because it is 100% over to the human photographer to setup the camera and take the image. No assists. Full manual exposure, and focus there.

Leica APO-Summicron 35mm F2.0 ASPH

Leica, Lenses
Maximum performance in a compact construction: the APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH sets new benchmarks. What is new and special about the 35mm Summicron APO is that now we can focus down to 30cm to our subject whereas previously it has been 70cm. This is achieved with a new focus mechanism.…

The new Leica SL2-S: Two Worlds. One Choice.

The Leica SL2-S. Enthusiastically choose the best. When I first heard about the new SLS-2 I thought is this a budget version of the S2? Or Leica using up components and remarking the older, legendary Leica SL? No. this is a new camera aimed at the enthusiast who wants the…

Collectors Edition? Leica Noctilux-M 50mm F1.2

Leica, Lenses
Classics never die I guess. I tried the 50mm 0.95 Noctilux some time ago on my MP and review and thoughts here. With the Noctilux-M 50 f/1.2 ASPH. Leica is re-issuing a lens that occupies a very special place in the company’s history. Produced from 1966 to 1975, the Noctilux…

Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica Photography Book Review

It is time for inspiration to get out and take some photos. I want to recommend a book, Eye’s Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica Photography. I got this about 5 years ago and to me, it has been the best central place for all things about Leica’s history, the…

Get more from your Leica M

As a new or even experienced Leica M user, you’ve probably been frustrated by finding the camera is difficult to focus quickly and setting exposure difficult as well. I’ve had a Leica M for about 5 years, and when I first got into Leica I was frustrated with them too,…

Leica 21mm Super Elmar

Model Number 1114546mm Filter ThreadF3.4 to F16 Apature RangeFour Low Dispersion ElementsOne Double Sided Aspherical ElementAngle of View [diagonal/horizontal/vertical] 90°/80°/50° (when used on a 35mm sensor or film camera8 Lenses…

The Leica MP 35mm Film Rangefinder

The Leica MP rocks. Technically, this 35mm film camera is built to be tough, simple, reliable, and to be that photographic companion for the lifetime of the owner. This is…