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The M Rangefinder is Holding Back Leica’s Innovation

Leica innovated the heck out of the camera with the Leica 1 back in 1925, breaking new ground with the Leica 2 and then the M3. However, not so much in recent years and I argue the "classic" M is now actually holding back Leica's innovation.

Dreux Richard R-D1s

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).