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Leica 28mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH (pre-2016)

Leica’s widest lens utilizing built-in frame lines..

Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH

Leica’s superlative normal lens..

Leica 180mm f/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R

World’s best mid-range telephoto lens..

Zeiss ZM 25mm f/2.8 Biogon

Compact wide angle with brilliant contrast..

Zeiss ZM 28mm f/2.8 C-Biogon

Compact wide angle..

Zeiss ZM 35mm f/2 Biogon

All around razor sharp performer..

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 II ASPH

Fasted 35mm lens for Leica M, great ergonomics..

ALLVIEW— Any Lens Live View Camera

ARCHIVAL MATERIAL. Eliminating the camera body barrier— any kind of lens with Live View EVF and LCD, and especially Leica M-mount.
HISTORICAL, please see Guide to Mirrorless..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2019

2019-05-02 Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 APO-Sonnar with Novoflex lens adapter mounted on Panasonic S1R

2019-04-11 Novoflex Nikon F Lens to Leica SL/T Camera Body Lens Adapter with Zeiss Otus 55/1.4

2019-03-29 Is L-Mount in Your Photography Future? Thoughts on Being Locked-In to a Camera System (Sigma MC-21 Mount Converter)

2019-02-02 Reader Comments on the Panasonic S1R System

2018

2018-12-08 Beware Lens Adapters Getting Stuck

2016

2016-05-22 Novoflex Bellows for Nikon, Canon, Leica, Sony

2016-05-22 Bellows Systems for Nikon, Canon, Leica, Sony: Why Consider Them?

2016-05-19 Cambo Actus Mini View Camera for Sony Mirrorless (or Fujifilm/Olympus/Nikon/Canon)

2015

2015-08-30 Reader Question: Sony A7R II with Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

2015-07-06 Sony A7R II with Zeiss Otus and other Lenses

2015-07-05 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series at 50 Megapixels: Summit Building on White Mountain Peak, North View (Canon 5DS R)

2013

2013-12-01 Sony A7R: Lens Support and Lens Mount Torque with Adapted Lenses (Sag, Warp Potential, Shutter Vibration)

2013-10-22 Sony NEX A7 and A7r: Leica M Lenses to Work Well?

2013-08-13 Zeiss ZF.2 15mm f/2.8 Distagon as a Cross-Platform Lens (Leica M Typ 240)

2013-04-15 Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO-Macro on Leica M Typ 240 / M240 [using Novoflex Nikon to M Adapter]

2011

2011-12-21 Sony 24-megapixel NEX-7 Arriving Soon For Testing

2011-06-24 Leica M Lenses on Sony NEX-5 with Novoflex Lens Adapter

2011-06-10 Open Letter to Leica — 10 Ways To Improve the M9 Rangefinder

2009

2009-01-30 Nikon D3x and PC-E tilt/shift lenses

2008

2008-07-18 Sunflower season — Canon 1Ds Mark III + Leica 280 APO

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