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Zeiss promises Rangefinder fans a ZM special surprise at Photokina, September 6, 2012
The Zeiss Photokina blog-post is a gift that keeps on giving. In paragraph #5, Zeiss reveals... ... For fans of the Carl Zeiss family of ZM systems for rangefinder cameras, Carl Zeiss has a special surprise in store. In 2013,... Continue

Rangerfinder Fantasies: Digital version of the Hasselblad X-Pan, Fuji X-style, June 18, 2012
Reality can get boring, even with hundreds of new cameras per year. So now let's take a mini-vacation to the Land of Rangefinder Fantasies! Freelance photographer Robert Catto has shared his rangefinder fantasy on his blog, a prearranged marriage of... Continue

LOLcameras: Leica M9 Monochrome review (Palin style), May 21, 2012
And now, it is LOLcameras, with a 4-minute YouTube review of the Leica M Monochrom(e), which you can also find embedded below. The matter of fact style of the "reviewer" masks some of the zingers. Pay close attention! If you... Continue

Reading Berlin Tea Leaves: no Leica mirrorless in 2012, M10 at Photokina with HD video, May 11, 2012
Olivier Laurent and The British Journal of Photography were at the Berlin Leica launch event and talked to a number of Leica people there. Based on their talks, they have two "reading the tea leaves" types of articles, one says... Continue

More Leica X2 and M Monochrome hands-on and samples, May 10, 2012
Time for a quick round-up of the Leica action that was not included in our earlier Leica Big Bang round-up. Here we go... + X2 review with production model by Ming Thein who notes the X2 EVF actually fits and... Continue

New Leica M Monochrom: 18mp black & white 35mm full frame RF without color filter array, May 10, 2012
Black and white fans, your time has come! We have the first modern era interchangeable lens monochrome digital camera, the new Leica M Monochrom, the crown jewel of this Leica mega-announcement burst! This is an M-mount 35mm full frame 18-megapixel... Continue

Leica debates revisited after Shooting with the M9p article at dpreview, May 6, 2012
We close Sunday's opinion theme with a new article at dpreview, Shooting with the Leica M9p, a 3-person 5-page report on shooting with digital rangefinders and specifically the Leica M9p. The article in itself is of interest, but then, the... Continue

Hot Cameras Sleepless Nights: Canon G1x, Olympus E-M5, K-01, M9p, P7100, etc, February 20, 2012
Time to round-up the action with some of the latest "hot cameras" that are giving some photographers "sleepless nights". Canon G1x + new reviews at What Digital Camera and Pocket Lint and Digital Camera Info and CNet Reviews + reference:... Continue

Samples: Canon G1x and Leica M9p (studio) and Fuji X-S1 (real-world), February 2, 2012
Samples time! Put on your pixel-peeping glasses and clean the monitors! There are new sets of samples from the following hot cameras du jour: + Canon G1x studio test samples (JPEG and RAW) at Imaging Resource + Leica M9p studio... Continue

Reviews (X10, GXR, etc) and Duels (M9 vs NEX-7, GXR A12 M- vs NEX-5n), December 19, 2011
Let's look at what the Monday review cat brought in! For completed lens reviews, check the lens reviews mini-site and for completed camera reviews check the camera reviews mini-site... Duels + Leica M9 vs Sony NEX-7 Resolution comparison episode #2... Continue

In-progress Reviews (NEX-7, NX200) & Hands-Ons (X10, X100, XZ1, C300) & ISO comparisons (GX1, X10) & Samples (GXR) & Versus (S100 vs X10), December 7, 2011
This is part #2 of the "Catch-up-a-thon". Part #1 was a mega-roundup of completed reviews. This is part #2, rounding up hands-on, partial/in-progress reviews, samples, previews, and such... This post uses a slightly different format (we try to use a... Continue

Reviews (Samsung NX200, Canon S100, etc) [added: A77, WX9 ], November 17, 2011
Time to catch up with today's new round of reviewalia! Interchangeables + SamsuNg NX200 at ephotozine + Sony Alpha A77 at Techradar + Nikon J1 short review at PDN + Leica M9 for street photography at Erik Kim + Pentax... Continue

Video Interviews: Fuji X10, Canon 1D X + Westfall, Sony 24mp, Leica M9p, November 2, 2011
Tired of chasing those crawling ants on the display? How about some video action? + Fuji X10: Brandon Remler video interviewed at Through the Looking Glass - listen carefully at 1m 54 seconds, he says "Fuji has controlled all the... Continue

Reviews (Phase One Live View, M9-P hands-on, Z990, PX, etc), July 28, 2011
Time for another review round-up! As usual, lens reviews can be found at the Lens Reviews Vault. Interchangeable Hubris + Phase One IQ digital back Live View dual-core option at Luminous Landscape + Leica M9-P hands-on at Pocket Lint Fixed... Continue

Sigma SD1 reviewed and compared (645D, M9, A900, A55) at Luminous, July 17, 2011
Luminous Landscape has just posted a review + comparison + another perspective of the controversially-priced Sigma SD1! The comparison part compares the SD1 to the Pentax 645D, Leica M9, Sony Alpha A900 and A55. Pixel-peepings and color chart ISO comparisons... Continue

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