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The Everyday Backpack by Peak Design Review

Recently, I found myself in the market for a new camera bag and was leaning towards a backpack. But I didn’t want something that screamed ‘camera backpack.’ Nor was I excited by the prospect of a big, bulky pack loading me down. Whatever I went with had to be...

Leica CL Review: The Perfect Travel Camera

When the Leica CL was introduced a little over a year ago, the APS-C mirrorless camera joined an already full Leica roster, sharing many similarities with its siblings. Functionally equivalent to the then very recently launched TL2, but with familiar design e...

The Leica Q-P: A Closer Look

Last month, Leica launched their latest variant of the Q: the Leica Q-P, which is the first time that their legendary "P" designation has been applied to a fixed-lens camera. Expectations are high whenever a new "P" model is launched, and given the Q's immense...

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 lineup. The 24-90 and 90-280, the first two SL lenses, are the first zooms that I’ve used which offer Leica prime...

A Look at the New Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH

Back in November, Leica announced the Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH, one of the most exotic M lenses made to date, with an amazingly complex optical design and some very exotic glass. It's also the largest and heaviest, weighing in just over 1kg (2.2 lbs). And t...

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 while implementing modern manufacturing and lens coatings. This allows M users the to experience the distinctive...

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 link to read the full interview, which has some great info, but the main takeaway is this: the SL lenses repres...

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 has followed Leica’s journey into digital photography over the last decade or so. Every step of the way, the v...

A look at the Leica Sofort Instant Camera

As I posted yesterday, Leica shipped the first batch of Sofort instant cameras here in the US. We were able to get our hands on one and do a quick unboxing video, which is embedded below. Be sure to make the video full screen for best quality, by clicking the ...

A look at the New Leica Q (Typ 116) Titanium Gray

The new Leica Q (Typ 116) Titanium Gray has just started to ship in the US. We got our hands on one and took the opportunity to do a quick unboxing vide, comparing it to the standard Leica Q (Typ 116) in black. Check out the video below (be sure to make full s...