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Artisan Obscura Soft Releases

Added today is our newest review of the Artisan Obscura Soft Releases!

New and unique to the market, a bewildering array of woods, patterns, sizes and shapes will ensure the wood lovers out there a classy accessory for their Leica.

M Monochrom Not Quite a B&W Decision

From our friends over at PetaPixel comes this story, posted a while back which slipped under our radar. Nelson Tan offers a critical, albeit interesting look at the Leica M Monochrom camera in the article, "Leica M Monochrom is Not Quite a Black and White Decision" (all puns intended). While initially a bit on the negative side, he questions whether or not it can deliver film-like images and takes us through the process. By the end, he'd buy one himself!


Wotancraft Scout (City Explorer 006)

Added today is the Wotancraft Scout (City Explorer 006) review!

A smaller bag than the Ranger but just as big on quality materials and workmanship. You can grab your gear and go in even the nastiest of conditions.

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.

DxOMark Tests and Compares Leica M

The last test by DxOMark which declared the "M9 Worst Image Quality" - left a bad taste in a lot of mouths - and gave rise to furious debate on the forums. This time, they test the new Leica M (Type 240) and compare, in "How does the new 24-megapixel CMOS sensor in Leica’s latest rangefinder perform?" Read more below for the full conclusion...

...A big step in the right direction but the new sensor doesn’t match the best sensors or flagship DSLRs - it's a little off the pace with the Sony RX1 and Nikon D800...