Tag Archives: Leica reviews

Digiscoping with the Leica M 240 and Leica spotting scope APO-Televid 82

This guest post on digiscoping with the Leica M 240 ($6,950) and the Leica spotting scope APO-Televid 82 ($2,999) is by Gunnar Olssons Foto: When Leica Camera Inc. released the new M camera (240) with live view and movie function arose the possibility of using the camera for digiscoping. That is, the ability to connect […]

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Kai reviews the Leica M type 240 camera, Photozone reviews their first Leica lenses

There is a new Leica M type 240 review by the always entertaining Kai from DigitalRev. Photozone (one of the better review websites available today) published their first Leica reviews of the Summicron-M 50mm f/2 and Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lenses (on Leica M9). The verdict for both lenses is very positive except in the price/performance […]

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Leica X Vario camera first impressions

Few days ago my local Leica store received their first X Vario shipment and I had the chance to play with the camera for few minutes. After I took the X Vario in my hands, I realized how heavy the lens is. Even with the slow aperture of 3.5-6.4, Leica must have included some serious glass inside. The […]

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Leica M9 + Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 video review

A quick video review of the Leica M9 + Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 combo from Adorama:

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Leica D-Lux 4 vs. D-Lux 5: startup and AF speed comparison (part 3)

Startup time First, startup comparison – judging by the time it takes for the lens to be fully extended, the Leica D-Lux 5 has a faster strartup time than the D-Lux 4 (on the video, the D-Lux 5 is on the right): The D-Lux 5 is also much quieter – the sound you hear on the video is […]

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Leica V-Lux 2 review: the Leica movie camera

Specs at a glance Lens: Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5–108 mm f/2.8–5.2 ASPH (wide-angle f/2.8–f/8, telephoto f/5.2–f/8 ), full frame equivalent to 25–600 mm, 24x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom, 14 lenses in 10 groups) Sensor: 1/2.33″ CMOS with 15.1MP (effective 14.1MP in 4:3 format) ISO: 100-1600 Video: full 1080i HD, AVCHD/QuickTime Motion JPEG formats (JPEG […]

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Leica D-Lux 4 vs. D-Lux 5: ISO comparison (part 2)

This is the second part of my Leica D-Lux 4 vs. D-Lux 5 comparison (see part 1). For today’s ISO comparison, both cameras were setup at aperture priority and 24mm f/2. All images were shot in RAW and then cropped and converted to jpg in Lightroom without any post processing (click on image for larger […]

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Leica D-Lux 4 vs. Leica D-Lux 5 comparison (part 1)

I got the new Leica D-Lux 5 few days ago from the Leica SIS (they still have them in stock) and in the next few weeks I will be posting a series of comparisons between the Leica D-Lux 4 and the D-Lux 5. Here are my first impressions after only few days of using the camera: My […]

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