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 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



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 1Part 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 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!


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