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Pursuit of perfection: Hand-crafting a Leica lens

Humans Invent interviewed Stefan Daniel to understand just how Leica lenses are made and the effort which goes into making them in Pursuit of perfection: Hand-crafting a Leica lens. "With lenses comprising over 100 parts and undergoing upwards of 60 quality control checks before being allowed out, they are both beautifully crafted and undeniably high end."


Elmar 9cm vs. Macro-Elmar-M 90mm

Added today is the Elmar 9cm f/4 vs. Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f/4 comparison!

First off, a big thanks to one of our members, kokoshawnuff for all of his hard work and contributing this review! See how the old lens compares to the new - widely considered to be a really outstanding, albeit somewhat uncommon lens.


New Leica Products at Photokina 2012

Can't stand the anticipation of what Leica has in store for us at Photokina 2012 - or their own special event "Das Wesentliche" in Cologne the night before? We have it on good authority through a well-placed source (not a forum post) on what to expect. This is a La Vida Leica exclusive! Read more below for the full scoop!

Leica Event in Cologne 2012

Leica has scheduled an exclusive event in Köln (Cologne) Germany on September 17th, 2012 (the day before the start of Photokina 2012). Promising to focus on the "exclusive premiere of precision photographic tools." The rumors include a new Leica M10, a redesigned Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH and a new Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4. Read more below for the full invitation:

28mm Summilux Likely Coming

It would seem that a lens profile was discovered for a Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens in the latest M9 firmware update. Read more below for the details, along with some other tidbits.

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.