The Leica X2 Premium Compact Camera has been out for a while now (the review above from DRTV came out last July), but nonetheless, PhotographyBlog have just released their review of this fixed lens mirrorless offering from Leica. On the plus side, well…  it’s a Leica, but does it pack the quality that the name implies, and can it stand up to the new kids on the block like the Fuji X100s? PB’s Leica X2 Conclusions… Don’t have the need to zoom, swap lenses or shoot video clips, but do have enough cash for a holiday somewhere exotic – or [More]
Chris Niccolls and the Camera Store Crew brave the cruel Canadian winter to look at the new Leica M Type 240 digital rangefinder. This is Leica’s first M rangefinder with Live View and video capture. Will these new additions help create the greatest M of all, or take away some of what made rangefinder photography so appealing?  Featuring the street photography of Chris Tait. My 2 Cents Leica is one of the premier names in imaging and have been since 1913.  They’re known for superior quality optics and incredible, high end, expensive cameras – so does the new Leica M [More]
43Rumors reports that the latest tests published by DxOmark reveal that a $5,500 Leica M Full Frame Sensor Camera could not match the image quality of top tier micro 4/3 cameras like the Panasonic Lumix GH3 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (see above). This is no slight against the Leica, which is a phenomenal camera.  It’s just more proof that the gap in image quality between micro 4/3 sensors and their “full frame” cousins has been closed.    M43 for the Win! (video above is a side by side shootout between the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and a Nikon D800, courtesy of [More]
In a CES 2013 follow up article titled “What’s in a Look?”, Professional Photographer discusses the latest trend in camera design, that many of the new cameras look like old cameras.  From the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (featured in the video above), which is a virtual doppelganger to the Olympus OM cameras of the 1980s, to the Fuji X-Series Cameras, the Pentax Q and the Leica M9, it’s clear that many of today’s top cameras are borrowing their styling cues from cameras that are decades old. ProPhoto reports:  The vintage revival is something that has been floating around for quite a [More]
From PetaPixel:  One of Samsung’s big reveals at CES 2013 is its new 2D/3D lens, which can be paired with the new NX300 to capture true 3D photographs and video using a single lens and a single sensor. When you’re feeling like switching back to 2D, a convenient switch on the side of the lens turns it into an ordinary camera lens. The technology is actually pretty interesting. The lens contains two shutters on the left and right sides. When in 3D mode, these shutters flap one at a time at a rate of 60 times per second, allowing the [More]
DigitalRevTV take a look at the new Panasonic Leica lens for the micro four thirds system – the 25mm summilux – and see if it lives up to the name. Plus, Kai spends a load of money on a new suit. Our take… This is another great option in the arsenal of Micro 4/3 lenses. Check out the lens bundle below:
MirrorlessReviews compares the Panasonic 20mm 1.7 vs. Panasonic Leica 25mm 1.4 on Olympus OM-D EM-5 Micro Four Thirds camera. As we’ve said before, one of the greatest things about Micro 43 cameras is that there is a TON of available lenses for you to use, and a lot of them are really HIGH QUALITY GLASS! The equivalent lenses on full size DSLR can cost a LOT more, and the M43 lenses are just as good, if not better in many cases. Olympus and Panasonic are the main players in the Micro 43 arena, but third party manufacturers are catching on [More]
Matt from PhotoNewsReviews.com continues his tour of Photokina 2012 and this time, he’s at the Leica Booth. Matt says “Whoa, welcome to the 21st century. Traditionalists be warned, this may not be the new camera you were waiting on…” >>CLICK HERE<< for Best Pricing and Options on the Leica X2
A lot of people have been wondering whether the Fujifilm X-Pro1 can take a piece of the action away from the Leica M series, more specifically the M8 or M9. The X-Pro1 price is quite similar to the price of a used M8. DigitalRevTV explores these cameras so that you can see which one may be right for you…
Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com discusses what he sees as a shift in the Pro and Enthusiast Photography World. Are DSLRs on the way out in favor of smaller and less expensive yet highly sophisticated mirrorless camera systems with BIG Image Quality and HD Video Capability? Will writes… We have been nice and busy here working on a few really inspiring consulting projects with the “new breed” of camera systems. We are mezmorized by their small size+low cost+BIG image quality. Dunno if you have noticed, but the mirrorless (aka Compact System Cameras) are making impact with consumers and starting to get [More]
Amy Davies gives a brief preview of what to expect from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji and Samsung at Photokina 2012 in Germany.
The 2012 London Olympic Games were captured (in images and video) by Getty photographer Dean Mouharopoulous, who shot exclusively with the Panasonic DMC-G5 camera. In this video, Dean and Panasonic experts talk about using the G5 in different situations and finding the right lens to get the best shot. From Mirrorless Central: We love the Panny Lenses discussed in the video, and there are a lot of other phenomenal lenses that are compatible with the M43 format. In fact, if you’re going the interchangeable lens route, micro four thirds is a great option as there are more lenses available in [More]
The 2012 London Olympic Games were captured (in images and video) by Getty photographer Dean Mouharopoulous, who shot exclusively with the Panasonic DMC-G5 camera. In this video, individual questions are answered by Panasonic experts (including Dean) during a live talk with online users. From Mirrorless Central:  We love the 12-35 mm lens that Dean recommends in the video.  Another great, and more cost friendly, option is the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens, which is compatible with all M43 cameras, including the Pannys (another reason why we love the micro 4/3 format). Unless you’re completely strapped financially, we also recommend that you [More]