Category: Lenses

  • The Leica Summaron-M 35/2.8 short review

    The Leica Summaron-M 35/2.8 short review

    I had the pleasure of test driving another classic lens from my friend Maarten from The Analog Camera Store. This time it’s a Leica Summaron-M 35/2.8, produced in ’61, when The Beatles weren’t  known yet all around the world and years before the first man set foot on the moon. While the summicrons are all […]

  • The Leica Elmarit-R 180/2.8 short review

    The Leica Elmarit-R 180/2.8 short review

    My friend Maarten from The Analog Camera Store sent me two lenses to review, one of them being the pretty heavy Leica Elmarit-R 180/2.8 tele lens. My longest lens for my Leica system (both M, SL and CL) is a 90mm, which I only use for seminars and other events where I need to keep […]

  • The Leica Noctilux 50/1.0 short review

    The Leica Noctilux 50/1.0 short review

    I might have given this post a different name: ‘one reason to use both SD card slots if you have two’, but I didn’t. I’ll make another post about that. But the short story is: I did shoot the Leica Noctilux 50/1.0, which was supplied to me by my friend Maarten from The Analog Camera […]

  • Update: Is the Panasonic Lumix 24-105 L mount any good?

    Update: Is the Panasonic Lumix 24-105 L mount any good?

    I received an email last week from someone who informed about the Panasonic 24-105 L mount lens. ‘Is it any good?’ he asked. While this is not my official review, I’ve spend enough time with it to draw some conclusions. So let’s make this quick and dirty. The Panasonic 24-105 isn’t nearly as sharp as […]

  • The Leica Summilux-TL 35/1.4 ASPH review

    The Leica Summilux-TL 35/1.4 ASPH review

    The more time I spend with the CL, the more I love it. Even though the M is small and (relatively) light, the CL is smaller and considerably lighter even so. Coupled with the wonderful 18/2.8, it fits in every jacket pocket. In comes the Leica Summilux-TL 35/1.4 ASPH. I heard good stories about this […]

  • 5 reasons why I love my Leica Summilux-M 24/1.4 ASPH

    5 reasons why I love my Leica Summilux-M 24/1.4 ASPH

    I never had a fast 24, or any fast wide angle lens, but now that I have the Leica Summilux-M 24/1.4 ASPH, I (almost) can’t imagine I’d cover a wedding without it. Sounds familiar? In my M9 years I’ve shot entire weddings with nothing but the CV 35/1.2, simply it was too dark for anything […]

  • The Leica APO-Summicron-M 90/2.0 ASPH review

    The Leica APO-Summicron-M 90/2.0 ASPH review

    A few weeks ago I received the The Leica APO-Summicron-M 90/2.0 ASPH lens from my friend Maarten from the Analogue Camera Store. He just got it in and was curious if I would like the lens. Before we start: I’m not a big fan of 90mm lenses, even though I have two myself. The reason: […]

  • The Leica Elmarit-TL 18/2.8 ASPH review

    The Leica Elmarit-TL 18/2.8 ASPH review

    Like many other Leica fans, I laughed a bit when Leica introduced the first Leica T. Polishing a piece of aluminum for 45 minutes by hand? It wasn’t my cup of tea, but now, years later, I realize that the T (or the TL and TL2) are actually pretty good cameras. It all started when […]

  • The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75/2.0 ASPH review

    The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75/2.0 ASPH review

    It is finally here: the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75/2.0 ASPH lens. Long overdue, but better late than never, right? I’m not really dependent on native SL lenses myself. I do not own a single one of them. But that might change with this 75mm. Man, it’s good. Much better than I thought. If you’re looking for […]

  • The Cosina Voigtländer Nokton 35/1.2 ASPH v2 review

    The Cosina Voigtländer Nokton 35/1.2 ASPH v2 review

    I bought the Cosina Voigtländer 35/1.2 at least six or seven years ago when I wanted one fast lens for my Leica M9 which I could shoot any wedding with. I have shot many, many thousands images with this lens and I only started using it less when I bought the Noctilux. On the Leica […]