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"Click if You Can Afford It" Writes NYT

Alex Williams interviewed yours truly for the "Click if You Can Afford It" article, which explores the increasing trend of celebrities being seen carrying a Leica. Sweet! Read more below for the reprint (and photo) or if you can't access it.

What is a "Good" Lens?

Just posted today, the What is a "Good" Lens? article!

Does newer, more expensive necessarily mean better? What makes a "good" lens mechnically and optically? More of an intro piece than advanced discussion.

Anti-Aliasing Filter Primer

Added today is the Anti-Aliasing Filter Primer article.

When designing the digital M cameras, Leica made two very important decisions regarding the sensor in an effort to maximize the sharpness of the image. Borrowing a page from more pro-level, medium format digital backs and eliminating the anti-aliasing filter being one of them. This article looks at how the lack of an anti-aliasing filter affects images from the digital M cameras.

The Rangefinder Difference


Added today is The Rangefinder Difference article.

There's no limit to the variety of cameras available today, but they do all fall into a variety of design categories. From SLR (Single Lens Reflex) to the new, so-called "mirrorless" cameras. Another category is the rangefinder, which is the basis for Leica M bodies. In fact, the "M" stands for the German word for rangefinder - Messsucher. In this article we'll take a look at some of the pros and cons to the platform.

Why Buy Leica?

Added today is the Why Buy Leica? article.

An article that explores the various reasons to consider a Leica system as a photographic tool, rather than merely as an object of desire or luxury good.

Quick Guide to Developing Film at Home

Added today is the Quick Guide to Developing Film at Home article.

Everything you need to know to get started developing your own black and white film at home, from supplies needed to procedures and considerations. It's not as hard as it might sound and you can do it right in your kitchen or spare bathroom without needing a dedicated darkroom...

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