New Reviews on the Way! Leica X, Zeiss Touit 50 2.8, IBELUX 40mm f/0.85, more

New Reviews on the Way! Leica X, Zeiss Touit 50 2.8, IBELUX 40mm f/0.85, more!



Next week I should have a few new items in my hands for review. First up, the Leica X with the new 23 1.7 Summiulux ASPH lens. The X many of us have been asking for (though without the integrated EVF that we BEG for) with the faster glass and stunning Leica looks. How will it hold up? From early reports and images I think the image quality will be just as it always has been, pure Leica. Even the X1 and X2 have the Leica signature, so this one will have even more of it I think due to the lens. I will so a 1st look report as soon as it arrives to me.

Also coming in next week is the Zeiss Touit 50 2.8 for the E mount system as well as the Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 for the APS-C E-Mount system. Two lenses I am happy to test on my Sony A6000 as they are APS-C lenses.

The Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 for APS-C Sony E-Mount. What a killer lens for the Sony A6000! Click here to see more at B&H Photo on this lens. 


Finally, the Lytro Illum is coming and that should be VERY interesting indeed. I reviewed the original LYTRO long ago HERE and was not a fan. I am hearing the new Illum is pretty good, but IMO, will still be very limited. Nice to see them pushing the technology though. Will report with a 1st look next week.


I want to wish everyone here a happy weekend and be safe, be happy and get out there and shoot!


  1. Looking forward, especially for the e mount lenses… are you going to get the new zeiss loxia anytime soon? I would love to see how do they perform against the zeiss-branded sony lenses or the old m mount zeiss… while the 35mm biogon looks very similar to the m mount version, the 50mm is very different. According to zeiss and some lab tests it has much less distortion and c/a than both the m mount planar and and the sony 55mm.

  2. Steve,
    I really enjoy the Lytro Illum – more than I expected. it is SOOO much better than the first generation. It is such a different way to shoot photos. I found that I had to watch the training videos on the Lytro website in order to get good results. Everything I shot before then was very ho-hum. It is best for 3D macro shots and has put me in a realm of photography that I hadn’t considered before.

  3. Cant wait for your Crazy Comparison

    Leica XLux at F2
    vs RX1 F2
    vs Dlux (Lx100) at F2
    : ISO 1600, 3200, 6400 black & white.

    The more I think about it if the DLux/ LX100 is 90% IQ of XLux, RX1 at these high ISO
    its the one for me.

  4. Cant wait for your craz comparison

    Leica X Lux at F2 vs RX1 F2 vs Dlux m43 at F2 : iso 1600, 3200, 6400 black & white.

    The more I think about it, is the Dlux (Panasonic LX100) is 90% IQ of the X & RX1 at high ISO
    it is the one for me.

  5. Xcellent. Was going to buy an rx1r but keen to see review of x 113. Price seems ok lens considered. I do prefer Leica colour to Sony regardless of sensor size. Thanks

  6. Wow the fast E-mount sounds crazy with that price. Don’t know anything about that company but I’m excited to see what your eyes see through it. And the leica sounds cool.

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