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Diglloyd Guide to LEICA contains in-depth coverage of Leica M system cameras and lenses, with additional coverage of Leica M Monochrom, Leica Q, Leica SL.

Special emphasis is placed on Leica M lenses and certain Zeiss ZM lenses.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly the Summilux/Summicron/Elmarit choice and/or Zeiss ZM.
  • Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning. Processing parameters are discussed and shown.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to 28 megapixels filling up to 5K display, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

Want a preview? Click on any page below to see an excerpt as well as extensive blog coverage, for example on Leica.

Zeiss ZM Lenses

Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon

Fast and ultra high performance moderate wide angle rangefinder lens.

  1. Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Zeiss Distagon
  2. Press Release for Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Zeiss Distagon
  3. MTF for Zeiss ZM 35/1.4 Distagon
  4. MTF on Mirrorless Cameras
  5. Field Curvature for Zeiss ZM 35/1.4 Distagon
  6. Depth of Field Table for Zeiss ZM 35/1.4 Distagon
  7. Vignetting for Zeiss ZM 35/1.4 Distagon
  8. Vignetting vs Effective Aperture at Periphery
  9. Distortion for Zeiss ZM 35/1.4 Distagon
  10. Examples at ƒ/1.4 in Eastern Sierra and White Mountains (M240)
  11. Examples at ƒ/1.4 in Eastern Sierra and White Mountains continued (M240)
  12. Examples: Quaking Aspen Variety (M240)
  13. Aperture Series: Locomotive at Laws Railroad Museum (Nikon Z7)
  14. Aperture Series: Old Mining Engine (Nikon Z7) New!
  15. Aperture Series: Big Leaf Maple (M240)
  16. Aperture Series: Maple Leaf Underwater, Floating Leaves (M240)
  17. Aperture Series: Redwoods and Ferns (M240)
  18. Aperture Series: Fading Maple Leaves In Backlit Creek (M240)
  19. Aperture Series: Backlit Redwood Grove (M240)
  20. Aperture Series: Rotten Chair (M240)
  21. Aperture Series: Rocky Hillside (M240)
  22. Aperture Series: Exfoliating Granite and High Cloud Sun Drama (M240)
  23. Aperture Series: Granite Glacial Polish to Cloud’s Rest (M240)
  24. Aperture Series: Rusty Barn (M240)
  25. Aperture Series: Plants Eking Out Light Inside Barn (M240)
  26. Aperture Series: Green Lichen on North Side of Barn (M240)
  27. 6-way Shootout: ZM 35/1.4 vs 35/2 and 35/2.8, Leica 35/1.4 and 35/2, Voigtlander 35/1.2 (Wyman Cabin, M240)
  28. 6-way Shootout: ZM 35/1.4 vs 35/2 and 35/2.8, Leica 35/1.4 and 35/2, Voigtlander 35/1.2 (Aspen Trunk, M240)
  29. 6-way Shootout: ZM 35/1.4 vs 35/2 and 35/2.8, Leica 35/1.4 and 35/2, Voigtlander 35/1.2 (Pine Creek Morning, M240)

Leica M Telephoto Lenses

Leica 75mm f/1.25 Noctilux-M ASPH

Leica’s ultra high grade and ultra fast modern short telephoto.

Leica M 50mm Lenses

Leica M Cameras

Leica SL and Q

Leica R Lenses on Leica M

Leica M Wide Angle Lenses

ALLVIEW Cameras

ALLVIEW Cameras

ARCHIVAL MATERIAL. Terrific backup bodies or even primary body for M-mount lenses.

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.

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