Leica M10 vs. Leica Q Camera – A Comparative Review

Leica M10 vs. Leica Q Camera – A Comparative Review

Leica M10 vs. Leica Q Camera – A Comparative Review

Leica M10 as the latest rangefinder camera from Leica Camera has been perhaps the most controversial camera to emerge since digital rangefinder cameras have been introduced. As a marketing strategy, the German company has decided to go back to the earlier days of digital cameras with the abandonment of video capabilities and redesign of key features.

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Leica M10 Camera – Understanding Image Sensor Technology

Leica M10 Camera – Understanding Image Sensor Technology

Leica M10 Camera – Understanding Sensor Technology

 

Leica M10 was announced on January 19th, 2017, hailed as the new Leica rangefinder camera, better than all the previous models. This was exciting news, and with the braggadocious chorus of reviewers singing praises for the new camera, it seemed all possible that the new Leica M10 camera offered improvements in image quality and low light performance.

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LEICA M10 DIGITAL CAMERA REVIEW

LEICA M10 DIGITAL CAMERA REVIEW

Leica M10 camera is just announced. It has been a long anticipated wait for the new Leica rangefinder camera. Has the wait been worthwhile? Would the new Leica M10 camera truly a better camera than the previous models? These are the questions that have been on the minds of many people.

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New Leica M Camera – What to expect

New Leica M Camera – What to expect

It is rumored that Leica will soon announce a new Leica M digital camera. There is much speculation on the new rangefinder, and I have been asked if I knew anything about it. Unfortunately, I have no information on it.

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How to Clean Your Lenses – Caring for your Leica Lenses

How to Clean Your Lenses – Caring for your Leica Lenses

Most people learn things about their cameras and lenses even about photography from what we hear and see around us. Sometimes, we don’t even question them, instead, accept those things as the way to do them. Since, nobody questions the way we do things, not even ourselves, we end up repeating some of our mistakes. One prime example is the way we care for our lenses.

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LEICA M 0.8 CINE LENS REVIEW

LEICA M 0.8 CINE LENS REVIEW

I could not have been happier to hear the announcement from Leica / CW Sonderoptic about the launch of Leica M 0.8 Cine lens series. For years, I have wanted to place these great lenses on my cinema cameras but due to issues like flange distance and mount only a handful of pro-consumer camera were available. Today, the game has changed. We have Leica SL and S being able to capture moving images at 4K. This comes as a no surprises as even the smallest point and shoot have began to implement 4K video capture into their cameras. 

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Accessories for Leica Cameras - Camera Strap by Dead Cameras

Accessories for Leica Cameras - Camera Strap by Dead Cameras

Accessories for Leica - Camera Strap by Dead Cameras - Useful Tools

When it comes to products for photography Leica is amazing, their lenses are superb, their cameras are time tested, their design almost flawless. This is why I use them. Yet, Leica like all companies is a business. They have to turn in profits and maximise their revenues. Lately, they have been doing that very well. Take Leica SL, for example, although there are only 2 lenses in the lineup they are able to pull off a good share of revenue rather successfully from their release. 

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Photography Tips For Leica Cameras - Tips For Better Photography

Photography Tips For Leica Cameras - Tips For Better Photography

Leica Photography Tips - Tips For Better Photography

When it comes to photography choices seems endless. Today, we have more equipment with more features than ever. Our lenses provide us with the ability to capture images in very low light and our cameras can shoot 11 frames per second. Yet, with all the images uploaded to social media platforms there seems to be almost no guidelines to follow for improving our photography skills.

 

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Photography Tips For Leica Cameras - How to Stay Motivated in Photography

Photography Tips For Leica Cameras - How to Stay Motivated in Photography

Leica Photography Tips - How To Stay Motivated in Photography

Photography as in any art is fraught with dangers of becoming redundant. A day in day out of capturing, editing and posting photographs may leave anyone gasping for a breath of fresh motivation, something new that would allow you to take your photography to the next level. This is the topic of this article. Every year, I get asked over and over how to stay motivated in photography. Here are some of the tips that I share in my workshops.

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Leica 50mm Summicron 50mm f/2.0 Apo Lens vs. Zeiss Sonnar 50mm f/1.5 Lens - A Comparative Review

Leica 50mm Summicron 50mm f/2.0 Apo Lens vs. Zeiss Sonnar 50mm f/1.5 Lens - A Comparative Review

Leica 50mm Summicron 50mm f/2.0 Apo vs . Zeiss Sonnar - A Comparative Review

Sometimes comparing lenses can be like comparing apples and oranges. This is most true if we consider one of Leica’s best built lens, Leica 50mm Summicron 50mm f/.0 APO versus Zeiss Sonnar 50mm f/1.5 lenses. On the one hand, you have a Leica lens that is few times the price of the other lens. It is designed with the most sophisticated technology that Leica could muster resulting in a lens that at an aperture of f/5.6, the lines for both tangential and sagittal structures are absolutely flat--meaning the lens has no image degradation whatsoever. Basically, this lens will render images more accurately than anything that was ever produced.

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Leica 24mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Aspherical Lens / Leica T Camera - Review

Leica 24mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Aspherical Lens / Leica T Camera - Review

Leica T is a compact camera, I carry it with me just about everywhere I go because it gives me the option of placing it in my coat pocket and Leica quality. But I also have Leica M240 as well with just about all the lenses that are in the current Leica line up. It then becomes tempting to see what results would come out from a combination of M lenses on a Leica T body with an adapter.

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Leica T Mirrorless Digital Camera - Performance Review

Leica T Mirrorless Digital Camera - Performance Review

Leica T - Performance in a Compact Size

 

 

This is the second part of the review about Leica T camera. In this part, I want to concentrate on the actual performance of this compact camera. In the first part of this review, I will be discussing the size vs. performance factors while in the subsequent section I will touch upon actual day to day use.

 

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Leica T / TL Mirrorless Digital Camera – Leica Philosophy in Camera Design - Review

Leica T / TL Mirrorless Digital Camera – Leica Philosophy in Camera Design - Review

Leica T – Leica Philosophy in Camera Design

 

I am a Leica lover. There is no denying that Leica has a different approach then other camera and lens manufacturers in the market. When the debate is about megapixels and auto-focus or buffer size, well, Leica stands at a unique place, at times it is hard to explain the reasons for my choice for Leica camera. Coupled with higher price than most competitors, I often have to answer most questions as a choice of philosophy of perfection that Leica places in each of its products.

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Leica Q (Typ 116) Digital Camera - Review

Leica Q (Typ 116) Digital Camera - Review

Leica Q - Review

I have resisted the temptation of writing a review for Leica's latest camera, Leica Q. The reason was very simple; I wanted to understand how this new camera was to take its position in the market.

Certainly, it is big, heavy and an ergonomic nightmare resembling the look of a modified M camera yet has a certain appeal for Leica enthusiasts. Leica Q could be a success story for Leica as it is a more affordable version of a Leica M camera with just one focal length lens.

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Voigtlander Heliar Ultra Wide-Angle 12mm f/5.6 Lens - Review

Voigtlander Heliar Ultra Wide-Angle 12mm f/5.6 Lens - Review

Photographing with M cameras using ultra wide angle lens -Voigtlander Heliar Ultra Wide-Angle 12mm f/5.6

I am very fond of wide angle lenses. Infact, I have spent a number of years using prominently 24mm lens on my camera. Leica manufactures great wide angle lenses with ultra wide apertures namely Summilux lenses. Summilux lenses are legendary in this respect because at 21mm up to 50mm a variety of focal length give photographers options that stand out in the lens industry.

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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 Lens - Review

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 Lens - Review

Photographing with affordable lenses using Leica Cameras

 

In this article, I want to discuss lens options that are affordable for those who are on a budget. Leica lenses are amazing lenses; perhaps can be considered the epitome of design and quality. Yet, there are limitations that photographers have to work with when financial issues are involved.

In another words, just about everyone who owns a Leica camera would probably want to own a Leica Summilux or a Leica Noctilux but at times these options are not available for those who are starting out in photography. I often get asked what options are there that will allow a photographer on a budget to attain quality without losing the magic of using Leica cameras.

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Canon TV lens 50mm f/0.95 Lens / Leica M9-P Camera - Review

Canon TV lens 50mm f/0.95 Lens / Leica M9-P Camera - Review

 

Photographing with Exotic Lenses using Leica M9-P

Exotic lenses as I like to call them are lenses that are no longer available or are produced by manufacturers other than Leica. In my previous article, I had talked about using Canon 50mm TV lens f/0.95 lens in night time photography in my previous article. In this review, I would like to discuss the effects of using this lens with wide open aperture. I also would like to touch upon how the bokeh is rendered on photographs when we change the aperture setting.

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Canon 50mm f/0.95 Lens with Leica M Monochrom Camera - Monochrome Photography Review

Canon 50mm f/0.95 Lens with Leica M Monochrom Camera - Monochrome Photography Review

Night Monochrome Photography with Exotic Lenses using Leica Monochrom

Take any lens regardless of price or quality, if you want to know how well it will perform under the most challenging conditions do some night time photography and it will reveal what the lens can do in low light situations. This is one of the tests I do whenever I want to review a lens.

Of course, I am a Leica lens lover. I choose them because they are incredibly accurate, sharp and render colors like no other lens. This is perhaps the reason why Leica received an Academy Oscar for its lens and contribution to film industry. Over decades various lens companies have attempted to design lenses that would work with Leica cameras.

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Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH CS Lens - Review

Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH CS Lens - Review

Wide Angle Photography with Leica S 30mm CS

Leica is mostly known for their rangefinder cameras but they also produce cameras for professional use, namely Leica S series. For obvious reasons, these cameras are designed to produce images beyond the needs of amateur photographers.

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