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Stay tuned for live coverage from Leitz-Park Opening

The final stage of Leitz-Park, Leica’s incredible corporate campus, is now complete. Josh Lehrer and I are heading to Wetzlar, Germany next week for …

Leica Launches New SF 60 Flash and SF C1 Wireless Remote Control

Back in February, Leica previewed their new flash system at the WPPI Conference in Las Vegas. Aimed at professionals, the new SF 60 flash and SF C1 …

Two Weeks in India with the Leica CL: Getting out of my Comfort Zone

“Do you want to go to India?”“What are you talking about, dad?” I half-laughed through the phone.My father, a recently-ordained pastor, eagerly …

Leica M7 Film Camera Discontinued

Today marks the passing of a legend, the venerable Leica M7. First introduced in 2002 as the follow-up to the M6, the Leica M7 brought a more modern …

Essential Filters for Landscape Photography

As a landscape photographer, I’m always looking for an edge. Light is fleeting, and those elusive magical moments that we venture untold distances …

What to Wear: The Definitive Clothing Guide for Landscape Photography

Weather is unpredictable. Some of the most striking photographs are often the result of miserable conditions <i>and</i> braving those conditions to be in the …

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH Review

The Leica SL System continues to grow and mature. Two and a half years since the SL (Typ 601) launched, Leica’s focus is now on expanding the lens …

Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH to Start Shipping Soon

At the last Photokina, Leica previewed some of the new SL lenses that they would be bringing to market. Deliveries for the 75mm and 90mm …

Leica Announces M Monochrom “Stealth Edition” by Marcus Wainwright

Today, Leica announced the special edition M Monochrom “Stealth Edition”. The set was designed by Marcus Wainwright, founder and owner of fashion …

Leica Previews New Flash and Wireless Transmitter

At the WPPI Conference in Las Vegas, Leica has given us a sneak preview of a new flash and wireless transmitter. This would be Leica’s first time …

Leica SL Firmware 3.1 Released

Today, Leica Camera has released firmware version 3.1 for the SL (Typ 601) full-frame mirrorless camera. Firmware 3.1’s primary purpose is to improve …

Setting a new standard with Leica SL Lenses: A discussion with Peter Karbe at Photokina 2016

When I showed up for my meeting with Steffen Skopp, the product manager of the SL System, he greeted me and said, “I hope you don’t mind, but I …

Photokina 2016 - The Leica SL System

With Leica’s new focus on professional imaging and nothing new announced for the flagship medium format Leica S System, the Leica SL was the …

B&W ISO Showdown: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) vs. M Monochrom (M9) vs. M (Typ 240)

During my testing of the new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) in NYC and New Orleans, I was blown away by the camera’s high ISO ability, so I wanted to …

The Great Debate: CCD vs. CMOS - Part 1

Since the Leica M (Typ 240) was introduced, there’s been an ongoing debate regarding the merits of CCD vs. CMOS sensors. From a technological and …

The Great Debate: CCD vs. CMOS - Part 2

Make sure you read and vote on Part 1 of the Great Debate: CCD vs. CMOS before venturing on to this test.<p>In the first installment, I published …

The Great Debate: CCD vs. CMOS - Part 3

The results are in! Thanks so much to everyone who cast their votes in both Part 1 and Part 2 of this experiment.<p><b>The Experiment</b><p>To recap, I was …

Shooting the "New" Leica 28mm Summaron-M in Little Havana

Ever since Leica announced that they were reissuing the 28mm Summaron-M, I could’t wait to get my hands on one. I love classic Leica glass. The feel …

My photographic adventure through Iceland with the Leica S (Typ 007)

In July, I had a unique opportunity to test out the new Leica S (Typ 007). During brainstorming about where to go to try out the new camera, the …

Leica Q (Typ 116) Review: A Full-Frame Mini M

Back when the X Vario was introduced and initially teased as a mini M, many were disappointed. The X Vario (Typ 107) ended up being a great camera, …

Cameras

Leica S (Typ 007) Review

It’s official. Leica has just started delivering the world’s fastest medium format digital camera, and perhaps the most advanced. When I met with the …

Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4 Lens Review: Telephoto Titan for the SL (Typ 601)

Developing an entirely new lens lineup is no easy task. For the recently released SL, Leica focused their initial efforts on quickly launching high …

Leica M10 Review: The Quintessential Digital M

The Leica M10 might be the most ‘analog’ digital M yet. And perhaps the most faithful to the M lineage. This should come as no surprise to anyone who …

Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH Review: A New Standard

Back at Photokina 2016, I had the pleasure of sitting down and discussing SL lenses with Peter Karbe, the head of optics at Leica. You can click the …

Leica 75mm and 90mm f/2 APO-Summicron-SL Lenses to Start Shipping Soon

After teasing the new range of Summicon SL prime lenses at Photokina back in September of 2016, production is ramping up so that shipment can begin …

Night Shooting with the Leica S (Typ 007)

When it comes to cameras, I’m a big believer in <i>the right tool for the job</i> approach. Until recently, models in the Leica roster seemed purpose-built …

A Look at the New Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2

Starting with the Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 last year, Leica has started reissuing classic lenses from their past, keeping the original optical designs …

Thoughts on the Next Generation Leica S

With the recent string of successful camera and lens introductions over the past few years, Leica has made the process of choosing a camera much more …