We Want You!

Are you a Leica M shooter? Do you have a collection of gear, and like to talk about it? Do you shoot a lot of photos? If you're interested in getting your articles, reviews or photos out there, in front of other Leica folks - we want to hear from you! La Vida Leica is actively looking for guest submissions! Please contact us if you're interested!


Happy Birthday, La Vida Leica!

La Vida Leica is proud to announce the recent passing of our second birthday! Starting from essentially nothing to what we are today; an active, wide-ranging site featuring unique articles, reviews, news stories, a focused forum, links to other Leica sites around the world and more! We couldn't have done it without our loyal and dedicated members or the vendors that support us in various ways! We'd like to take a moment to thank everyone for making the last two years a truly enjoyable and interesting experience. We've gained a lot of ground and grown larger by the day - here's to the year ahead... May it bring many more exciting things for everyone!


Walter Eyepiece Review Updated!

Updated today is the Walter Eyepiece review!

If you shoot with glasses or prefer not to because of the limitations, the Walter Eyepiece is the miracle you've been waiting for. We've been quietly (and extensively) testing the latest version, and we have to say, if you liked the original, you're going to love the new design. It has been improved in several ways, but two are fairly major.

Scarabaeus Holster

Added today is the Scarabaeus Holster review!

If camera bags and especially neck straps aren't your thing and you want the fastest, most secure way to carry you camera - check this out! Made of high quality materials with an equally impressive attention to details.

A Message to the Community

This post has been a long time coming. Recently things have come to a boiling point. The state of the online Leica ecosystem has become negative and bitter (especially lately) and quite frankly, tiring. Not just the bashing of Leica in general outside of these circles, or the blistering criticism of every new product because it doesn't meet some fantasy hardware specification people have built up in their minds. But the personal attacks on fellow forum members, other forums and individuals and pettiness in general. One forum won't mention another forum for fear of losing their tenuous grip within the niche, people bash others (e.g. Rockwell and Huff) for doing their own thing. People even criticize entire sites outright, including La Vida Leica. Enough is enough already! This is one of the biggest reasons we started La Vida Leica... To make a clean break, steer clear of the cliques and be a nice place to hang out. To talk about what we all love - photography. Read more below:


Converting to a Coded M Lens Mount

Added today is the Converting to a Coded M Lens Mount article!

Follow along in this illustrated HOW-TO as we upgrade a Leica Elmarit-M 90mm f/2.8 lens from uncoded to permanently coded for $15 in 15 minutes!

Many thanks to PetaPixel for picking this up! We've also massively overhauled our Leica Lens Codes article to include all of Leica's latest lenses and a ton of additional new information. Consider it your one-stop shop for everything related to Leica lens codes.

Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron

Added today is the Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron review!

A fast ultra-wide angle lens for the M mount that performs surprisingly well and represents exceptional value. We take an in-depth and illustrated look at every aspect of this lens.