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My Muse: The 15mm f/4.5 Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar III Lens Review

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My Muse: The 15mm f/4.5 Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar III Lens Review by Louis Ferreira (www.500px.com/LouisFerreira) Since becoming serious about photography I have been interested in adding an affordable ultra-wide angle lens to my kit, but there weren’t many options available for M mount that did not suffer from chromatic aberration and barrel distortion. The introduction of […]

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Review: using Leica M lenses on the 36MP Sony A7r mirrorless camera

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This review on using Leica M lenses on the Sony A7r 36mp camera is by Tom Grill (Web | Blog, click on images for larger view): As a Leica owner, I was immediately intrigued when I saw the first announcements of a full-frame, small, 36mp, mirrorless camera from Sony with the ability of accepting Leica M lenses. It […]

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Quick Leica M9 vs. Fuji X-Pro1 image comparison

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Today I will be comparing apples and oranges. The Leica M9 and Fuji X-Pro 1 are two completely different beasts. The only similarity is the way both cameras look. Well, actually there is more then that – both have optical viewfinders, similar megapixel counts (18MP vs. 16.3MP) and no anti-aliasing (AA) filter and that’s about it. I am not going […]

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A quick review of the Ricoh GXR A12 Leica M-mount combo

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I posted some samples and a quick review of the Ricoh GXR + A12 M-mount combo. Anyone using this setup? What are your experiences?

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Fuji X100 vs. Leica X1 comparison review

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There are many good Fuji X100 reviews online. In this post I will concentrate on the Fuji X100 vs. Leica X1 cameras comparison. Unfortunately, I could not publish this online earlier because I just got my Fuji X100 last week. You can click on most of the images for larger view. General I have already compared the […]

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Voigtlander 50mm f/1.1 Nokton lens review (guest post)

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Today’s guest post about the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 lens is written by Paulo Teixeira from 135street.com: Iʼve bought this lens driven by curiosity and considering that for the “small” investment the risks would certainly be surpassed by having a very fast glass in certain situations. So…this lens has always been seen as one for specific situations and […]

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Leica’s Ernst Leitz Hektor 135mm f/4.5 lens review

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General The Leica Hektor 135mm f/4.5 is probably the least expensive Leica M lens available today – it sells for $50-$300 on eBay or the used departments of B&H, Adorama and KEH. Leica manufactured this lens between 1933-1960. The serial number of mine revealed that it is produced back in 1958. The Hektor model was replaced in 1960 by the Leica Elmar 135mm […]

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