Leica

Leitz Tele-Elmar 135mm f/4 – Leica’s Secret Sonnar

1800 1013 Sroyon Mukherjee

An intriuging look at a less often discussed Leitz M mount lens reveals an under-appreciated gem for Leica photographers.

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Leicaflex SL Review – Leitz’ Second Attempt at the SLR

1800 1012 Nick Clayton

Nicholas Clayton reviews the Leicaflex SL, Leitz’ second attempt at making a pro-quality 35mm film SLR camera.

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Leica M8  Review – Like Shooting an Unending Roll of Kodachrome

1800 1012 Nick Clayton

We review Leica’s first digital rangefinder camera, the Leica M8, and see how this fourteen-year-old camera holds up today.

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The Colorful Telephoto Street Photography of Ali Boombayé – Featured Photophile No. 023

2100 1181 Miguel Mercado

In our latest Featured Photophile, we talk with Ali Boombayé, whose colorful street photography breaks with tradition in all the best ways.

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A Leica R6.2 Review – by Hamish Gill of 35mmc

2000 1333 Hamish Gill

Hamish Gill of 35mmc steps out of his rangefinder comfort zone and shoots the Leica R6.2. Here’s his review of this paradoxical SLR.

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Leica R8 Review – Leica’s Most Advanced Film Camera

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James examines the Leica R8 of 1996, the first 35mm film SLR camera designed by Leica since 1974.

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My Hunt for the Surprisingly Elusive “Leica M of SLRs”

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James muses over his search for the perfect camera, what he calls the “Leica M of SLRs.”

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Leitz 21mm F/4 Super Angulon R – Leica R Mount Lens Review

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James spends six months with and then reviews an ultra wide angle lens for the Leica SLR system, the Leitz 21mm F/4 Super Angulon R.

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Five Best Digital Cameras for People Who Love Film Cameras

2800 1575 James Tocchio

High quality film cameras feel great. Digital cameras don’t always feel so good. Here are five digital cameras that feel as good as the good old days.

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Leica Q2 – a Real World Camera Review

2800 1575 James Tocchio

The Leica Q2 is the most exciting and interesting digital camera I’ve shot in years. But is it worth $5,000?

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Five Famous Photographers and the Cameras They Used Part Two

788 1199 Josh Solomon

As photographers, the tools we use can influence the way we both see and capture the world around us. For this reason, it can be illuminating to reflect on the gear that’s been used by…

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The Sweetest Taboo – The Unlikely Story of Leitz Minolta

2800 1575 Josh Solomon

The 1970s were a great time for camera geeks. The decade brought us the apex of professional mechanical 35mm SLRs in the Nikon F2, and the beginning of the amateur 35mm SLR segment as we…

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Leica? More like Lies! Lies…ca? Or Something?

2400 1350 James Tocchio

When Ernst Leitz GmbH invented the M system in 1954, they named their first M camera the Leica M3 for a very good reason. The name M3 signaled to the unwashed masses that the camera…

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