1. Ghostbuggy

    Leica Leica revives the film camera and a classic lens

    Leica announced it will bring back the film camera or more specific the Leica M6. According to the news, which cites Leicas press release, the new M6 will mostly stay true to the original one, however some improvements were made to the viewfinder, the rangefinder mechanism, the light meter as...
  2. rayvonn

    Leica New 35mm F1.5 Nokton lens for rangefinder cameras

    They really are knocking them out at the minute aren't they. https://www.cosina.co.jp/voigtlander/en/vm-mount/nokton-vintage-line-35mm-f1-5-aspherical/
  3. MoonMind

    Leica Advice needed ... (battery replacement)

    Last night, I found the last original BP-SCL1 for my M8 bloated up; I'm down to one aftermarket battery now, and that one tends to lose charge quickly. Leica has ceased producing and selling the original, and apart from the second-hand market being sucked bone-dry around here, my desire to use...
  4. agentlossing

    "DSLRs Are the New Leica"

    Samuel Street life/ Samuel Lin Taro obviously picked a somewhat absurd title, but does a pretty good job in the article telling what that rings true for him (obviously not everyone). I found it interesting. I've watched his channel skew inevitably towards Leica, more for the prestige and the...
  5. Brian

    Leica Very Sad News, Tim Vanderweert's last Post.

    http://leicaphilia.com/all-good-things-must-end/ For any of you that have read Leicaphilia over the last few years, Tim is losing his battle with cancer. I've corresponded with him over the years, have enjoyed his articles. After reading his Sonnar articles, offered to work on his LTM SOnnar...
  6. fredlong

    Leica Lens Cleaning

    I need to get my old Summicron 50 CLA'd. Can anyone tell me who's doing good work in the USD now?
  7. L

    Micro 4/3 Showcase Panasonic Leica 9mm f/1.7 Summilux

    No thread for this lens yet. I'll see what I can do. Beautiful little lens. Light, compact, plenty sharp, lovely colours & contrast, & very reasonably priced. Really liking mine. Haven't used it a great amount as yet, as Spring/Summer roll around, it will get plenty
  8. boojum

    Leica Jupiter * on an M9

    Down in the West Mooring Basin with the '57 KMZ Jupiter 8 on an M9. I just liked the light, color and composition.
  9. William Lewis

    Leica Showcase Elmar 50/2.8

    Just got this one. 1959 production in screw mount. There is coating damage that is visible with a bright flashlight but based on these I'm not too worried. This was a simple run around the neighborhood to test the lens. Out of my curiosity, these are all SOOC jpgs.
  10. boojum

    Leica Sensors - CCD vs CMOS

    I posted this in an old CD vs CMOS thread and I am not sure it was seen. If it was and was boring, skip this. If it was not, read on. I plan to do more tests. I have been interested in this discussion and am, honestly, personally fond of CCD over CMOS. But, laboring under the weight of...
  11. Bobby Tingle

    Leica $20k film camera in 2022, or Leica says hold my beer

    If anyone has a customer base who buy a new $20,000 film camera in this day and age. It’s definitely Leica. And oh man, this is one beautiful camera. https://techcrunch.com/2022/06/24/leica-more-like-lolca/amp/
  12. rayvonn

    Leica Lens Light Lab

    Lens Light Lab (LLL) is a Chinese company which makes copies of old classic Leica lenses, the type which cost the price of a house in certain parts of the UK. And by all accounts, these copies seem to be of a superb quality, not only in appearance to the originals, but more importantly...
  13. Ghostbuggy

    Leica Oscar Barnack's 0-series Leica sold for over 14 million Euros

    I thought this was quite impressive, Oscar Barnack's personal 0-series Leica was for sale at the last Leitz Photographica Auction. The camera had a starting bid of €1.000.000 and was listed with an estimate of €2.000.000-3.000.000 - the hammer however fell one last time at a much higher amount...
  14. Brian

    Leica Fake 5cm F2 Sonnars on Ebay, Jupiter-8 lenses with a Phony Name ring.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/165160875598 I've noticed many Ebay sellers putting Jupiter-8 lenses with phony namerings on Ebay at prices over $300. These are not pre-war 5cm F2 Sonnars converted to Leica mount. These ARE 1960s Jupiter-8 lenses with a fake namering...
  15. JensM

    Leica and Panasonic formed a new alliance called L² Technology (Leica x Lumix)

    Interesting: Leica Lumix extends cooperation. Not sure what to make of this, but it is a interesting development.
  16. boojum

    Leica Cooke Amotal LTM 2" f/2.0

    I never really knew the Brits made lenses. That should tell you a lot right there. But I did remember THC lenses being sold on imported DDR SLR's way back in the day in the NY area. Rumor had it they were surplus BBC TV camera lenses being unloaded at bargain prices. They were, in fact, THC...
  17. rayvonn

    Leica No More Leica CL

    I occasionally had GAS for the CL because of its wonderful size, native lenses and adaptability of M Mount lenses but always managed to hold it off due to similarly specked Fujis and the hope that there may one day be a full frame digital CL. This doesn’t prevent one from purchasing a new or...
  18. JensM

    Micro 4/3 New lens is up: Panasonic Leica 9mm f1.7 (Rectilinear).

    Micro43nerds review This one I think I will get! It would probably be a match made in heaven with the 14-140.
  19. boojum

    Leica Lens Test, Quick and Dirty

    Riding down my fave Stringtown Road this afternoon looking for Rhodies in bloom. I have one spot that has very nice ones in a clump at the end of a driveway. And I had a sack of lenses along with the Jupiter 12. So, here are six lenses: Canon 28mm LTM f/2.8 Canon 35mm LTM f/2.0 Canon 50mm...
  20. boojum

    LTM Jupiter 12

    I am becoming a Jupiter lens fan. I've got the Jupiter 12 35mm, Jupiter 8 50mm, Jupiter 9 85mm, and the Jupiter 11 135mm, all LTM's. They are all good lenses. They are all copies of the pre-WW II Zeiss Sonnars that the Russians got as war reparations along with other goodies. They have...
  21. christilou

    Leica Dirty lens .....

    This is probably a question for Brian . My 50mm Summilux has looks a bit grubby. Have tried simple cleaning but I wonder if it needs to be sent back to Leica for a thorough clean? I can only see all these blobs when the light shines straight through it and I can remove them in post.
  22. albertk

    Leica L-mount pictures, open thread

    I like to make this in an open Leica-CL/SL, Lumix-S and Sigma fp image thread. Last year I went ahead into the new mount (and sensor) world by taking up a Panasonic Lumix S5. - Some L-mount camera's were fast in having new sensors. The Leica-SL2 and Lumix S1/5 have a new sensor, with BSI -...
  23. Brian

    Leica A little Pixii Dust sprinkled on the Leica Forum

    The "forum formerly known as the Leica forum" is now the "Leica and Leica M, LTM, L, and R" forum. The intent is to give a place where threads for any Leica camera lens AND any Camera and Lens using M-Mount, LTM, L, and R mount can be posted. OR- "We sprinkled a little Pixii Dust" into the...
  24. Burkey

    Leica D Lux 7

    I recently purchased a Leica D Lux 7 and am currently working through its abilities and uniquenesses. Up front I would say it's a very usable small image making tool although it has some complicated user interfaces with it that require a bit of "exploration" activity. Here are some of the first...
  25. L

    Leica Interesting Video: Sold all his gear to switch to Leica

    I like the parallel between Leica cameras and his Air Jordans: the shoes don't make him a better player, but he has more fun playing. Personally, I think, I too have gotten to the point of having too much gear ( :oops: ) and it either sits unused or gets in the way...
  26. M. Valdemar

    Leica Amusing Leica Video

  27. M

    Leica Showcase Q2

    Showing the Summilux's soft render. In macro mode.
  28. Brian

    Leica Showcase Voigtlander 50mm F1.0 Nokton

    The new Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1.0 uses aspherical optics, floating element, and special glass. Focus is spot-on throughout the entire range with my M9, and accurate at the tested apertures of F1, F1.4, F2, F2.8, and F4. FULL RESOLUTION SHOTS: Nokton 50mm F1.0 Test Shots, have to put up my...
  29. M. Valdemar

    Leica A WWII Reenactment Video featuring a Leica

    For English turn on the captions. This is a German produced video channel that has some very well-made short features. I have been following them for about a year. It is not pro-Nazi, as far as possible their channel seems to be politically neutral and anti-war. (although the comments in their...
  30. William Lewis

    Leica Nikkor, LTM & usual suspects

    So a bit back I bought a Nikkor HC 50/2 and it was a little off. The resident guru fixed it with the usual consummate ease and I picked up a Nikkor QC 135/3.5 from him at the same time. Between weather and such foibles, the long awaited (well it _felt_ long ;) ) box arrived today. While running...
  31. drd1135

    Leica The New Leica M11 will cost $8995 USD

    Given that the new Nikon Z9 is $5500 USD, this doesn't seem that bad. Suddenly Leica doesn't quite stick out as much pricewise. Thoughts about this? I promise, this is not the beginning of a covert internal campaign to buy a Leica M.🤫
  32. Brian

    Leica Showcase Voigtlander 50mm F1.2 Nokton Aspheric

    I picked this lens up a couple of months ago, have been using it on my Leica M9. Work has been "extremely busy", and taking some breaks while my Daughter is out of school. This lens is fast, relatively compact, sharp, contrasty, and focuses to 0.7m. It uses 52mm filters. About the same size and...
  33. mike3996

    Leica The battle of ultrafast Fifties: TTartisan 50/0.95 vs Summilux 50 ASPH

    I made some quick shots around the house with the TTArtisan 50/0.95 choked to f/1.4 and the Summilux 50/1.4 wide open. The results may impress you. In the bokeh department it is difficult to force the lenses render differently! In some results not pictured, the TTArtisan lens may suffer...
  34. Brian

    Leica Voigtlander 50mm F1.0 PRE-ORDERs now being taken

    https://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-leica-mount-lenses/voigtlander-50mm-f/1.0-leica-m-nokton-asph/ Cameraquest is taking orders. I bought my 50/1.1 Nokton, 35/1.2 Nokton v1, 50/1.5 Nokton v3, 50/2 APO-Lanthar, and 50/1.2 Nokton from Cameraquest- so have direct experience. Aspheric optics...
  35. L

    Leica Got an email from Leica ~ M11 teaser?

    Anyone get an email like this one? I'm thinking M11...
  36. William Lewis

    Leica Family Portrait

    Got the Nikkor HC 5cm/2 in today so I thought it would make a good excuse for a family portrait. Voigtlander Ultron Aspherical 35/1.7 Chiyoko (now Minolta) Super Rokkor 50/2 Jupiter 12 35/2.8 Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 50/1.5 Industar 61 L/D 53/2.8 Leica Elmar 90/4 Voightlander...
  37. MountainMan79

    Leica Showcase Digilux 2 & 3 Images

    The original Digilux was much different, but it’s probably fair to lump the 2 and 3 together. Post images if you have them!
  38. albertk

    L-Mount Leica-M lenses on L-mount camera's

    Leica-M lenses generally perform good on the L-mount camera I have, the Lumix S-5 here is an example of the 35mm Summicron v1 Lumix S-5. Looking down from the ramparts.
  39. christilou

    Leica Leica SL2 - s

    Thought I would begin a new thread for this camera as I have traded in some stuff to get it in time to qualify for the free Leica L to M adapter ..... which are the only lenses I have for the moment as I now cannot afford to buy an autofocus one! These with the Voigtlander 35mm 1.2 II...
  40. drd1135

    First Picture on a Leica Camera

    A neat article: https://www.dpreview.com/news/5912965388/film-friday-this-was-the-first-picture-taken-on-a-leica-camera
  41. William Lewis

    Leica Voigtlander 21/4

    So after a long wait (worth it to snag it for only $245 ;) ) I have the 21/4 and finder (another $140 though) in hand. A couple of test images. This is going to take some serious getting used to. Whee! Of the 5 lenses in my EDC setup, three are Voigtlander (21/4, 35/1.7, 50/1.5)...
  42. William Lewis

    Leica Next lens?

    So, been really enjoying my Leica M 240 since I got it. Nice collection of lenses so far: 35/1.7 Ultron 35/2.8 Jupiter 12 50/1.5 Nokton 50/2 Super Rokkor 50/2 Jupiter 8 50/3.5 Industar 22 90/4 Elmar I'm pondering the next addition. Perhaps someone here will chime in? What I'm...
  43. William Lewis

    Leica Showcase Voigtländer 35/1.7 Ultron

  44. William Lewis

    Leica New Leather From Aki-Asahi for my 240

    The original black leatherette on my 240 had a couple of scruffy spots mostly near the ears for a strap. So given the low cost and great looks of Aki-Asahi's products, I bought a kit from him again. His Leica kits are actually colored leather and laser cut with very good accuracy. I picked the...
  45. mike3996

    Leica Leica M9P in the eyes of a M240P shooter

    So I went ahead and got myself a neat Leica M9-P. This move was totally bonkersville for me because I've been shooting my M240-P happily for 2.5 years and what shortcomings this camera has, it is the M10 lineup that fixes them for me, not M9... Better-behaving high ISO. Banding-free 6400 would...
  46. William Lewis

    I am curious, Leica...

    Was out and about the other day. Here are two examples of the same image. One is the raw processed in Capture One with it's idea of a yellow filter applied. The next is the SOOC B&W image with a yellow filter effect applied in camera from the M 240. Tell me which you like better.
  47. William Lewis

    Leica Showcase Elmar 90/4 LTM & the usual suspects

    Thank you to BrianS. It's an actual old Elmar but I had plugged in the 90/4 in the lens selection menu. I am beginning to think I should just turn that to off and leave it that way.
  48. William Lewis

    Leica Showcase I-22 Elmarski - SOOC

  49. William Lewis

    Leica Showcase Jupiter 12 on the 240

    So had a bit of time out with the Jupiter 12 mounted. I had read a suggestion on line of using the 28/2.8 lens id for the modern biogon so I used that in the menus. I'm not sure if it did much of anything other than make the exif data claim that it was a 28mm lens ;) It's actually doing a bit...
  50. William Lewis

    Leica One is better than none

    Was out and about today. Took a bit over a hundred exposures with my new to me M 240. No real surprise to me that I still don't have it down right. OTOH, there is a moment or two here and there, like this one. Ferns, dandelions and trillium in the rain. The epitomy of northern Wisconsin in...