Content of a review nature, typically here at La Vida Leica.

SLR Magic HyperPrime LM 50mm T0.95

Added today is the SLR Magic HyperPrime LM 50mm T0.95 review!

An eagerly awaited review of a new lens that's been generating a lot of buzz. We take an in-depth look at one of only six in the world currently. Long and short of it is - it's GOOD. For half the cost of the Noctilux, how does it compare? We'll answer that question and more.

Micro Lens Pouch

Added today is the Micro Lens Pouch review.

Brand new to the market, these high-quality, super-plush lens pouches will protect your M (and other smaller) lenses in style. We even tested them Mythbusters-style to see just how protective they are!

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."