Category: Gear news

  • Billingham sent me the SL2 bag

    Billingham sent me the SL2 bag

    The friendly people at Billingham sent me their Billingham SL2 bag. It’s a bag that is designed for the SL2 – and SL – specifically and it is only available at official Leica stores. Until now, I always brought my SL in either a Billingham 225, a Hadley small, or a huge Think Tank trolley. […]

  • I bought the Leica Summilux-R 80/1.4

    I bought the Leica Summilux-R 80/1.4

    I reviewed this lens a couple of years ago and I really liked it. Last week I had the chance to buy it from The Analog Camera Store and I decided it was too good to let go. It’s not an everyday lens, but on the other hand, I might just leave it on my […]

  • The Leica SL2 is out. Is the SL still a good choice?

    The Leica SL2 is out. Is the SL still a good choice?

    Yes, the SL finally has a successor and it’s called (unsurprisingly) the SL2. I haven’t had the chance to shoot with it in person, but I might say a few words on it. First of all, now that the SL2 is out, the SL can be bought for slightly less than 5000 euros, which is […]

  • Voigtländer announces 75/1.5 lens

    Voigtländer announces 75/1.5 lens

    I’ve tried a couple of Leica Summilux-M 75/1.4 lenses, but never bought one. I don’t use 75mm lenses a lot, so I can’t justify the relative high prices for such a lens. But now Voigtländer comes with a new 75mm lens: the VM Nokton 75/1.5. Without having seen or tried it, I can already tell […]

  • A new affordable Leica M

    A new affordable Leica M

    I’ve shot most of my weddings with the Leica M240 and it never let me down. After having used the M9 for a number of years, the M240 was a real upgrade from a professional point of view. Even though it lacked that superb CCD-sensor of the M9, it had more than enough pro’s as […]

  • The Panasonic Lumix S 24-105/f4 lens is here

    The Panasonic Lumix S 24-105/f4 lens is here

    While the ‘true’ Leica photographer may already have frowned upon my praise of the Leica SL and the Leica CL, it gets worse from here for those people. Yes, I just acquired a (relatively) cheap zoom lens with autofocus from a non-Leica brand. The reason: I wanted a relatively cheap zoom lens with autofocus. Leica […]

  • Leica M10-P for cinematographers

    Leica M10-P for cinematographers

    The American Society of Cinematographers celebrates its 100th anniversary and Leica introduces a new version of the Leica M10-P, aimed at cinematographers. The Leica M10-P ASC 100 Edition is equipped with the Visoflex and with the M-PL lens mount adapter. Also, there’s a gold (ish) Summicron 35/2.0 ASPH with a nice metal lens cap. However, […]

  • Leica L-mount range expanded with affordable Panasonic lenses

    Leica L-mount range expanded with affordable Panasonic lenses

    We all know that the L-mount is no longer exclusively used by Leica anymore. They teamed up a few months ago with Sigma and Panasonic to create more lenses and cameras on the L-mount platform. And it now seems that the collaboration is already paying off. One of the biggest complaints about the L-mount platform […]

  • A few shots with the new Voigtländer 50/1.2 ASPH

    A few shots with the new Voigtländer 50/1.2 ASPH

    Last Friday I hosted a workshop in Delft, where my student had the new Cosina Voigtländer 50/1.2 ASPH with him. I borrowed the lens for a few quick (not really inspiring) shots, just to get a feel for how the lens renders. The lens is surprisingly light and small for such a fast 50. Focus […]

  • A quick look at the Leica M10-D

    A quick look at the Leica M10-D

    Today I had the pleasure to take a few shots with the brand new Leica M10-D at a workshop that I hosted for Leica Netherlands. That the M10-D doesn’t have a screen is not really new in the Leica line-up (though I think it’s still quite special). The rewind lever that is not a rewind […]