Leica Camera and Lens Reviews
I no longer recommend Leica Camera. For several reasons. They keep raising prices to absurd levels. The warranty service repair times can extend to many months for USA customers and I have seen/know quite a few whose M10’s broke down on them in a short time and were faced with repair times that would take up to 6 months. Today the M is no longer unique as other cameras beat them for IQ, versatility and just about everything else. The RF’s still drift and need alignment every year, and I have seen new out of the box M10’s with the RF out of alignment. Not what I want to pay $15k for in a body and one lens.
It’s no longer 09/09/09 ; ) To me, the best digital camera Leica ever created is the SL, the original, not the V2. I have an SL, and it will be my only and last Leica digital camera purchase, ever. You can read my old reviews below but there will be no more Leica reviews here as I feel they have lost their way, and are now trying to compete with Sony, Nikon, Canon…when they should never have to. They are great at rehashing the M10 though… M10, M10-P, M10M, and the new “take a step backwards” high res M10-R. It’s become absurd, especially in todays world. Also, Voigtlander makes M mount lenses today for 1/8th the cost of Leica with 95-98% of the performance, some with a nicer character even. To me, after the SL (V1) there has been nothing truly exciting from Leica and I see nothing down the road that will change this. Just more of the same. Rehash after Rehash while prices go up up and away.
Anyway. That’s where I stand in 2020 with Leica. My 25 year love affair is over.
A look at the Noct Nikkor on the Leica SL
Leica Q2 Review
Leica M10-D Review – LESS IS MORE
The Leica SL with the Voigtlander 58 1.4 – Amazing Combo!
The Leica SL with Voigtlander M Mount Glass. BEAUTIFUL!
The Leica M10 and the $369 50 1.1!
The Leica M10 and Voigtlander 40 1.2 – WHAT a COMBO!
The Leica CL Review with new 18 f/2.8!
The Leica SL and 50 Summilux ASPH SL
Is the Leica SL still a good choice today?
A Night out with the Leica SL and Voigtalnder 35 1.2 II
The Leica TL2 Full Review
The Leica TL2 1st Look! Hands On!
THE LEICA M10 REVIEW!
LEICA 28 SUMMARON f/5.6 LENS REVIEW – A CLASSIC REBORN
LEICA M-D REVIEW – PART 2
LEICA M-D 262 REVIEW – PART 1
THE LEICA 90-280 LENS REVIEW ON THE SL!
The LEICA T and 35 1.4 SUMMILUX!
The Leica 50 Summilux BLACK CHROME Limited Edition
The Zeiss 50 1.5 Zm Sonnar on the SL
The Leica 50 APO Review Part 2 – On the SL
The Leica SL Review!
Also see Ashwin Rao’s Leica SL Review HERE
The Leica Q Review
The new Leica Monochrom Typ 246
The new Leica X Typ 113 Review
The Leica T Review
The Leica X Vario Review
The Leica 50 Summicron APO Lens Review, Part 1
The Leica M 240 Review
The Canon Dream Lens!
The Leica M 240 Full Review by Steve Huff – My no nonsense tell it like it is review of the latest Leica flagship M. This is a long one, but worth the read.
The Voigtlander 75 1.8 Heliar Classic Lens on the M 240
The Leica M 240 wit the Noctilux 0.95, B&W conversions and more
The Leica 90 Summarit lens on the M 240
The Leica M – Has it lost the magic of the M9? By Steve Huff
M240 vs the Monochrom for B&W
The M240 Gallery that will be updated regularly
The Leica M 240 Arrives! 1st Look video and thoughts!
The Canon “Dream Lens” on the Leica M 240!
The Voigtlander 50 1.5 VM ASPH on the M240
Voigtlander 35 1.4 SC on the M 240
Three 50’s on the Leica M
Making Memories on the Leica M 240
Nikkor 85 f/2 on the M 240
The Leica 50 Summarit on the M 240, and more HERE
Leica M 240 Half Case reviews
The Arte Di Mano Half Case, Strap and EVF Pouch review
The Gariz Half Case Review
The ClassicCases Half Case review
Leica Monochrom Articles
New Leica Monochrom Typ 246
The Canon Dream lens on the MM
The M 240 or Monochrom? By Dan Bar
A year with the Monochrom by Ashwin Rao
The Palouse in Monochrom by Ashwin Rao
Classic Glass on the Monochrom
The detail of the Monochrom
Lessons Learned with the Monochrom by Ashwin Rao
The Leica Monochrom Review Part 1: Understanding the camera
The Leica Monochrom Review Part 2: HIgh ISO, Low Light and Filters
The Leica Monochrom Review Part 2.5: Thoughts on Leica, more on the Monochrom and More samples
Leica Monochrom Review part 3: Final thoughts, comparisons and image samples
Pushing the Leica Monochrom Further by Jason Howe
The Leica Monochrom – 6 months on by Ashwin Rao
Leica Monochrom Unboxing and 1st look
Ashwin Rao’s review of the Leica Monochrom
Unscrambling The Monochrom Egg
The monochrom is already outdated therefore it will never be obsolete
Newest Leica – My one hour with the Leica Monochrom!
and after being sent a Monochrom for a preview – More thoughts on the Monochrom! and Monochrom, is it FLAT?
Other Leica Camera Articles – M8, M9, MP, S2, X etc
The Leica T Review
The Leica X Vario Review
The Leica X2 Review by Steve Huff
The Leica M9 Review by Steve Huff- Now republished on this site with new thoughts and new images!
The Leica S2 Review by Steve Huff
The Leica X1 Digital Camera Review by Steve Huff
Revisiting the Leica X1 – One year later by Steve Huff
A look at the Leica M9-P
The Leica D-Lux 5 Review by Steve Huff
The Leica CM FIlm Camera by Steve Huff
Is the Leica M8 still a good choice? By Steve Huff
The Leica V-Lux 20 Review – Super zoom 25-300 IN YOUR POCKET!
The Leica MP Review – Film is NOT dead!
The Leica X1 Real World Use Review
The Leica M7 by Steve Huff
The Leica M6 by Steve Huff – and HERE
LEICA and LEICA MOUNT LENS REVIEWS
The Canon Dream lens Re-Visited
The Leica 50 Summicron APO Lens Review, Part 1
The Voigtlander 35 1.2 on the M8
The Leica 90 Summarit f/2.5 lens Review
The Voigtlander 35 1.4 SC on the Leica M 240
The Voigtlander 50 1.5 ASPH VM on the M 240
The Voigtlander Ultron 21 1.8 Lens Review on the M-E and MM
VINTAGE VIBE: The Leica 50 1.5 Summarit and Canon 50 1.2 LTM on the MM and M 240
The Nikkor 8.5cm f/2 LTM On the Leica MM
The Nikkor 3.5cm 1.8 LTM and the Canon 50 1.8 LTM on the Leica MM
A new look at the Zeiss 50 1.5 Sonnar on the M 240 and MM by Steve Huff
A new look at the Zeiss 50 Planar on the Leica M 240 and MM by Steve Huff
The SLR Magic 50 T0.95 LM (Leica Mount) Lens Rolling Review!
Shooting the SLR Magic Hyperprime T0.95 with an ND filter in full sun
The Great 35mm Rangefinder lens shootout by Brad Husick – Part 1 – Part 2
The Leica 75 Summilux by Steve Huff
The worlds 1st look at the new SLR Magic 50 LM T0.95 on the M9-P
The Leica 90 Elmarit – Vintage lenses ca be fun! By Amy Medina
The Voigtlander 35 Nokton 1.2 Version II Lens review on the Leica M9 by Steve Huff
The Leica 21 Super Elmar Lens Review
The RARE Leica 35 Summilux DOUBLE ASPHERICAL
The Leica 28 Elmarit Review (brought over from my old site, so its one of my 1st reviews ever)
Re-Visiting the Leica 50 Summitar lens on the Leica M9 by Steve Huff
The Leica 35 Summilux Classic Review by Kai Man Wong
The Leica 35 Summilux ASPH Review (PRE FLE)
The Leica 50 Summilux ASPH On The M9
The Leica 90 Elmarit f/2.8 Lens Review
The New & Improved Leica 35 Summilux ASPH lens review
The Leica 24 Elmar Lens Review on the M7 and M9!
The Leica 50 Summitar Lens Review
The Zeiss 35 Biogon F2 Lens Review on the M9
The Leica 75 Summicron ASPH Lens Review
The Leica 50 Summilux ASPH Review (mini review, one of my 1st on the M8)
The Leica 50 Summicron Lens Review
The Leica 35 Summarit Lens Review
The Magic of the Leica Noctilux Classic F1
Zeiss ZM 35 C-Biogon 2.8 Lens Review
Zeiss ZM 50 Planar F2 review
Leica Noctilux F 0.95 Lens Review
Voigtlander 35 Nokton 1.4 CLassic MC Lens Review
Leica Noctilux F1 and Voigtlander 50 Nokton 1.1 Comparison
Leica Wide Angle Tri Elmar (WATE) Lens Review
Zeiss 25 Biogon 2.8 Lens review on the M9
Voigtlander 50 Nokton F1.1 Lens review on the M9
Leica MATE Lens Review by Ashwin Rao
The Leica 90 Elmarit by Amy Medina (Vintage Glass Review)
The Voigtlander 15mm Heliar Review on the Leica M8
Leica 35 Summicron Review
Old vs New – 35 Nikkor 1.8 LTM vs Voigtlander 35 1.2 II
Just some of my Professional Use of the Leica M9 on tour with recording artist SEAL
My Seal Tour Photos and story
Seal In Zermatt Switzerland
Seal in Brussels Belgium
Seal in Parnu
Seal in Rotterdam Holland
Behind The Scenes
Guest Reviews/Reports & Misc Leica Articles – YOUR reviews and articles!
SEE MANY MORE HERE
What it is like to own your first Leica Lens
How a 51 year old Leica made me leave the digital world
Traveling through the island of color with a Leica M9 and Monochrom by Daniel Maissen
Afghanistan with a Leica MP & Film By Daniel Zvereff
Three approaches to shooting a classic screw mount Leica by Khoa Tran
Down Mexico way with a Leica M9, a 50 and 28 by Christian Herzog
Stitch In Time with the Leica M9 by Kefyn Moss
The Tasmanian Overland Track with the M9 by Louis Stevenson
My Time with the Leica M9 by Matt Draper
Unloading the baggage (M9) by Eric Carlson
A photographic road trip with the Leica X1 by D.J. De La Vega
The Leica M9 – 16 Months Later by Scotty Graham
The Leica M in the Mountains by Darell Miller
A Look at the Leica M9 Titanium by 6
The Leica M9 for Fashion by Simon Lipman
Landscape Photography with the Leica M9 by Aravind Krishnaswamy
The Leica M9 – Still my favorite “Pro” camera, and here is why by Steve Huff
The Leica M9 16 Months Later by Scotty Graham
The Breakup Letter – “Dear Leica M9” by Paul Lanigan
The Leica M9 Goes to India by Ashwin Rao
My Theatrical Adventure with the M9 by Greg Shanta
More travel with the Leica M9 by Patrick Conaty
Shooting Jupiter Lenses on the Leica M9 by Robert Chisholm
The Leica M8 and Zeiss 35 Biogon does Tyrolia by Felix Esser
The Leica 35 Summilux ASPH – Version I or II? By Ashwin Rao
A Trip To Hong Kong with the Leica M3 by Allen Liu
Leica Rangefinder Philosophy by Robert Boyer
How I became a Rangefinder Aficionado by Felix Esser
The Leica M9 goes to Colombia by James Klotz
Guest User Report! Girls Just Wanna Have Fun…With an M8!
Kicking it Old School with the Leica 75 Summilux by Kurt Kamka
The Voigtlander 50 Nokton 1.5 Lens Review by James Klotz
The Leica 135 f/4 Tele Elmar Lens Review by Ashwin Rao
Loading a film Leica M7 or MP by Steve Huff
Picking a 35mm Lens for your Leica M Camera by Steve Huff
Why The Leica M8 May Be Right For You by Robert Chisholm
The Forgotten Leica – The M1 by Konstantinos Besios
Wedding Work with a Leica M6 and M7 by Stefan Soser
IR Photography and the Leica M8 by Konstantinos Besios
The Leica M8 and Zeiss does Tyrolia by Felix Esser
M8 vs SONY NEX 5 USING LEICA GLASS