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Striking a Balance: The Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZM Review

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Striking a Balance: The Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZM Review by Louis Ferreira ( When photographers talk about classic focal lengths, the two most commonly considered are the 35mm and 50mm. Both are great starting points for photographers to begin building their lens collection. I have always preferred the look of 50mm and the […]

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All Leica Photokina announcements in one place


Many new products were released in the past 24 hours. Here is the recap: Pre-order options: New Leica products available for pre-order (updated) New Leica products: Leica M Edition 60 camera Leica M-A film rangefinder camera announced New Leica M lenses announced (silver Nocti and 35 Lux, new Summarits) Leica D-Lux camera announced Leica V-Lux camera […]

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All you need to know about the new products Leica is rumored to introduce at Photokina


First, a quick disclaimer: I have no idea what Leica will announce at Photokina – I have collected the information in this post from previous rumors, leaks and interviews (this is an updated version of this post). Here it is, the big list of rumored/expected Leica products that will be announced at Photokina: Leica M […]

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Zeiss has a suprise ZM lens for Photokina

New Zeiss ZM lens at Photokina

Zeiss issued a press release for the upcoming 2012 Photokina show. One of the upcoming new product will be a “special surprise” ZM lens (Leica M mount): “For fans of the Carl Zeiss family of ZM systems for rangefinder cameras, Carl Zeiss has a special surprise in store. In 2013, at least one fast lens with […]

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Zeiss Ikon SW rangefinder discontinued

The Zeiss Ikon SW (Super Wide) rangefinder is now listed as “no longer available” on B&H website. The Super Wide Ikon version doesn’t have a optical viewfinder and is mainly used with wide angle lenses (zone focusing). The SW model was announced during Photokina 2006. The Zeiss Ikon rangefinder with a viewfinder is still available […]

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