The new 7artisans Photoelectric 75mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount




Here is a quick hands-on review of the new 7artisans Photoelectric 75mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount (price: $449):

  • Soft when wide open
  • Manual focusing is a challenge wide open - the depth of field of a 75mm full-frame lens at f/1.25 is about 0.4 ft at 10 ft.
  • Nice box and presentation
  • The lens comes with instructions and a screwdriver for focus adjustment.
  • Big and heavy lens (Noctilux territory)
  • All-metal body
  • 13 diaphragm blades (!)
  • Clicked aperture
  • Not evenly spread aperture values on the aperture ring
  • No focusing tab
  • No six-bit coding
  • No lens hood included
  • Smooth focusing ring
  • Excellent price/performance ratio ($449 for f/1.25)
  • Narrow depth of field scale - difficult to focus when shooting wide open

Conclusion: stopped down, the 7artisans Photoelectric 75mm f/1.25 lens performs well in almost all every test I did. If you are not a budget, the 7artisans is a good option. If you like to shoot wide open, I believe the Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical lens is a better overall choice (the Voigtlander lens is also almost twice as expensive).

Lens and packaging pictures plus size comparison with other Leica lenses:

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The upcoming Leica M10-P “Ghost” limited edition camera is beautiful



The upcoming Leica M10-P "Ghost" limited edition camera is beautiful - probably one of the best limited edition Leica cameras ever made (personal opinion). Stay tuned for additional information.

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Poll: would you buy the upcoming Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/5.6 ultra-wide lens for Leica M-mount

 
I am curious to find out if Leica fans are generally interested in buying the upcoming Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/5.6 ultra-wide lens for Leica M-mount. The lens will be small, compact and super sharp and it will be rangefinder coupled. It’s going to be the world’s widest full-frame prime lens once it hits the market in March 2020. Venus Optics is also considering to make a Sony version of this lens.

Here is the poll:


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Laowa lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.

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New Leica M10 “Robb Report Russia 15 years” limited edition camera



A new Leica M10 "Robb Report Russia 15 years" limited edition camera was announced for the Russian market:

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35th Leitz Photographica auction results


The results from the 35th Leitz Photographica auction are now out. The Leica MP black paint Nr.2 sold for 1,020,000 Euro incl. buyer's premium. This camera is the second Leica MP ever made and the first one in black finish:

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Ending today: $500 off Leica M10 cameras, $250 off Leica CL bundles


The 2019 Leica US Black Friday/Cyber Monday offers are ending today - check the deals at:

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First leaked pictures of the upcoming Leica Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH lens


Back in 2017 I reported that Leica is working on a new Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH lens and today the first pictures of the upcoming lens leaked online:

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