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La Vida Leica and Zeiss

If you haven't noticed, our reviews of several ZM lenses have been recognized and are now listed on the Zeiss website! We're quite chuffed - thanks, Zeiss! Read more below for the complete list of pages featuring our reviews...

M9 and Noctilux Review

A new Leica shooter shares his first impressions over his new M9 and Noctilux (f/1 version):


Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH

Added today is the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH review.

The Leica Noctilux - a lens that immediately conjures up a variety of responses from photographers, even those that don't shoot a Leica. The lens enjoys an almost mythical status as it belongs to a very select club of ultra-fast lenses. Few commercially available lenses can boast a speed of f/1 (let alone f/0.95). It is also much sought after due to a distinctive character that combines a razor-thin depth of field and relatively strong vignetting when shot wide open. How does the latest incarnation stack up?

Artisan & Artist ACAM-301

Added today is the Artisan & Artist ACAM-301 camera strap review.

"Call me crazy for paying $130 for a camera strap if you want. If it means I can keep $7000 (or even $1200) camera from hitting the pavement, I’d be crazy not to get the best strap money can buy."

Think Tank Photo Retrospective 5

Added today is the Think Tank Photo Retrospective 5 review.

"With the bag positioned around my back, I would barely notice I was carrying anything, but the bag provided easy access when I needed to change lenses. The Retrospective 5’s small size and accessibility made me think that I had found the perfect bag at last!"

Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH

Added today is the Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH review.

If you truly wanted to buy only one lens for your camera, this (or the slightly wider Summilux -M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH FLE ) would make ideal candidates for modern, carefree, high-quality mechanical and optical performance when nothing less will do.

Walter RX Eyepiece

Added today is the Walter RX Eyepiece review.

If you shoot with glasses or prefer not to because of the limitations, the Walter RX Eyepiece is the miracle you've been waiting for.

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