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  • The TvO lens shade review

    The TvO lens shade review

    Thorsten von Overgaard, famous for his very, very, very extensive camera and lens reviews, started making exclusive lens shades for Leica lenses some time ago. I asked him if he could send me a shade for my Leica Summicron 35 ASPH to give it a try. And he did. The shade comes in a neat […]

  • The Novoflex EOS to Leica SL adapter: does it work at all?

    The Novoflex EOS to Leica SL adapter: does it work at all?

    The Leica SL is all about versatility. Any lens can be attached to this camera, as long as you have an adapter that fits. But what about auto focus lenses, does that work too? If you want to use Canon lenses on your Leica SL and want the auto focus to work, there is currently […]

  • How to keep your Leica Noctilux pristine with use

    How to keep your Leica Noctilux pristine with use

    I thought very long before I bought the Leica Noctilux. Although my business is good, I could live months without having to work if I didn’t buy it. But I see it as an investment: pure economically speaking (it doesn’t depreciate as much as money on the saving account does these days), but also photographically. […]

  • Why the Optech Pro Strap is the best Leica SL strap

    Why the Optech Pro Strap is the best Leica SL strap

    When I used to work with DSLR cameras, the first thing that I changed with a new camera was the strap. I didn’t like the standard straps, because they were uncomfortable, screamed ‘steal me’ and didn’t look good. After a while I found that the neoprene straps from Optech were much better and now that […]

  • Continuous light: is it good for (Leica) photography?

    Continuous light: is it good for (Leica) photography?

    For a video job that my wife had, I had the chance to play a bit with a continuous light set made by Hedler. While I seldom use artificial light (apart from available light) I use flash if I have to use extra light. Usually, this is with head shots, where I have to produce […]

  • Artisan & Artist ACAM E25R strap review

    Artisan & Artist ACAM E25R strap review

    Your Leica camera deserves a good strap. While the supplied strap of your M is functional and very light weight, it is not the best strap on the market. Luckily, you can choose any strap you like these days. Leather, nylon, long, short, red, black…you can have it all. Artisan & Artist introduced their ‘easy […]

  • The Leica M240 finger loop

    The Leica M240 finger loop

    I wasn’t sure about the Leica M240 finger loop. To me, the handgrip doesn’t make the camera prettier or less obtrusive. Adding another ‘thing’ to the camera might seem not the smartest thing to do with an elegant camera like the Leica M240. But for me, the M is my workhorse. And if something adds […]

  • The Thumbie for the M240

    The Thumbie for the M240

    I’m a big fan of the various thumbs-up thumb rests. I’ve been using these things on my M9 and M9-P for a couple of years now and they truly add stability and ergonomics to these cameras. Being a documentary wedding shooter, I sometimes have to use very slow shutter speeds. With the M9, shooting on […]

  • Handgrip for the Leica M240

    Handgrip for the Leica M240

    Because the multifunctional handgrip wasn’t available AND because there were some rumors about the MF Grip sucking out the battery life – because of the GPS -I opted for the much cheaper regular handgrip. I only wanted it for ergonomic reasons anyway. I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now and I can […]