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.

Street Strap

Added today is the Street Strap review!

If you're looking for a simple, high quality, low key camera strap - the new-to-market Street Strap may just be the answer!

Happy Birthday, La Vida Leica!

It's hard to believe that it's been one year already for La Vida Leica! The time has just flown by. We started with basically nothing - no articles, no reviews, news stories or even members. Through a lot of hard work by the staff, enthusiasm and participation of the members in the forums and vendors and manufacturers giving us the chance to review their products - we've become one of the premier destinations for Leica shooters on the web. We'd like to take a moment to thank everyone for making the last year a truly enjoyable 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!


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.

New Dedicated M Monochrom Forum!

La Vida Leica is pleased to announce the world's first and only forum dedicated to the new Leica M Monochrom camera. Feel free to register and discuss all things black and white!


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!