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I Was One of the Lucky Few to Win an Epson R-D1s Digital Rangefinder

In 2010, when I started working as a journalist in Tokyo, layoffs of newspaper photographers had reached the stage where reporters couldn't expect a decent layout unless they provided their own story art. I couldn't afford a camera, but I also couldn't afford to see my stories published without illustration, so I bought a DSLR and soon learned to hate it, or at least to hate the self-conscious way it made the people I was photographing behave.

What Leica-M Gear Sells The Fastest?

Previously, we explored topics like which Micro Four Thirds system held up better over time, which line of Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras is most popular, or which DSLR system held more of its value. This month, let's look at which Leica M-mount film gear is the fastest-moving off the shelves.

TTArtisan Launches 90mm f/1.25 Lens for Leica M-Mount

TTArtisan has announced a new Leica M-Mount rangefinder lens that, even upon close inspection, looks remarkably similar to a Leica optic. The company promises smooth transitions between objects and bokeh for a "dreamy picture" with ideal depth of field and background blur.

Leica Unveils the APO Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH Lens

Leica has added to its M-mount lens lineup with the announcement of the APO Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens, a "sibling" optic to the APO Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH, and promises to be able to resolve the high megapixel sensors of the present and future.

7 Reasons to Add a Noctilux Lens to Your Camera Bag

As a professional corporate photographer who completes around 300 professional assignments a year and has done so for many years, I have used a number of modern, ultra-fast lenses made by excellent optical equipment manufacturers, but I keep on coming back to the Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 lens by Leica.

Rare Leica Lens Sells at Auction for Whopping $290,000

A rare Leica lens has sold for more than some people will pay for a house. The Vario-Elmar-M 3.5-5.6/28-75mm ASPH. prototype was initially estimated to sell for between €60,000 and €80,000 (~$72,430 and ~$96,570), but blew past those projections easily, closing at €240,000 (~290,000).

The New Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 Produces Gorgeous Swirly Bokeh

Cosina has announced the Voigtlander Nokton Vintage Line 50mm f/1.5 Aspherical II VM lens for Vessa and M-mount cameras, replacing the first version that was released in 2013. The lens is constructed nearly entirely out of metal and glass and features knurled rings for the manual adjustment of aperture and focus.