Rangefinder Camera

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Innovating without losing sight of its timeless heritage, Leica has just announced the newest M rangefinder camera: the M11. On the outside, the M11 looks familiar; its classic rangefinder form seems nearly identical to the original M3 from 1954. On the inside, though, the M11 is all about evolution, with a newly designed 60MP sensor, refreshed interface, and improved photo capabilities that remain true to the minimalist appeal of M
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This week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast is an old-fashioned hands-on review, but in this case, made with six hands. Allan, Jason, and I were pleased to be loaned the Leica Q2 Digital Camera and the Leica Q2 Monochrom Digital Camera, and we use our consideration of
by Allan Weitz ·Posted
There are no reported shortages of 35mm f/2 lenses, according to the latest Interpol reports, so when a new 35mm f/2 lens comes to market, it’s usually greeted with a polite burst of applause before the crowds move along. A box of donuts says there’s going to be a standing ovation among a certain breed of shooters when word of Leica’s new APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. hits the streets. Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. Lens Way
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted
Is it strange to sit back and think that buying a film camera is a new experience to many—even most—photographers? Just 20 years ago, almost everyone was buying and using film cameras. Today, there are legions of photographers who have never shot a single roll of film. Luckily for us, film photography still exists and there are both film and film cameras that you can buy with which
by Jason T ·Posted
Until recently, electronic viewfinders (EVFs) weren’t taken seriously, especially in professional photography circles. Even though they have always offered some clear advantages over optical viewfinders (OVFs), like WYSIWYG exposure preview, for instance, early EVFs were also characterized by pixelated and laggy image quality that was a turnoff to many shooters. This was one reason, among others, that DSLR technology remained dominant for quite some time after the introduction of the mirrorless camera. In recent years, however, EVFs have
by Jason T. ·Posted
Describing the elegant simplicity of the Leica M digital rangefinder camera system to the uninitiated can be tricky. The words of praise that I hear come out of my own mouth often come off as comically paradoxical. “Nope, it doesn’t have autofocus or image stabilization, and oh, the minimum focus distance is probably double that of your DSLR or mirrorless lenses, which is all part of what makes shooting with it such a special experience.” Statements like
by Allan Weitz ·Posted
As a result of recently imposed tariffs and a desire to provide lower prices for consumers, Leica is beginning production of select Leica M-series lenses to Portugal. It should be noted that this does not affect the quality of workmanship of Leica products—all production standards and guidelines are being followed as before, only in a different location. As a result of this move, prices for many popular Leica M lenses in the US will be considerably lower than their German-made counterparts, without any compromises in quality. For Leica
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted
How do you make one of the most refined camera systems even better? Up the resolution, of course. For a camera system maker that thrives on minimalism, the launch of the M10-R is exactly what you'd expect from Leica: one strong and meaningful update without touching anything else. While I can argue that this is exactly the reason why Leica does camera updates right, I also wonder, is it enough? Does just bumping up the M10's resolution
by Jason T ·Posted
One of the perks of working at B&H is that sometimes you get to play around with high-end gear that you would never be able to afford yourself. That’s been the case for me during the past six weeks, since Leica let me borrow the incredible Leica 10-P and Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens while I worked on a
by Allan Weitz ·Posted
Speaking as a photographer who learned the craft of black-and-white photography using a 4 x 5" field camera and Tri-X film, I know a good black-and-white photograph when I see one. After spending an afternoon wandering about New York’s Chelsea Market and the elevated High Line with the new Leica M10 Monochrom, I can tell you straight up that the M10 Monochrom takes incredibly good black-and-white photographs. And you can bank
by Boyd Hagen ·Posted
If you wanted to be considered a professional photographer in 1979, the year the Olympus XA was released, your choice of cameras was limited. For some in the upper reaches of the profession, Leica was still the only option. For the rest of us, there were large, solid machines like the Nikon F2 and the Hasselblad 500C/M. But I also wanted something smaller and easier to use when I didn’t have a paying client to impress. Above photograph: Luxor, Egypt 1982 The Olympus XA is a low-profile camera that doesn’t call attention to itself. Ektachrome
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We have been hosting the B&H Photography Podcast Panasonic LUMIX S1 Sweepstakes for the past several weeks and, today, we are excited to announce the winners of the LUMIX DC-S1 Mirrorless Digital
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If you own a Leica L-mount camera, take note: the new Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50m f/2 ASPH has been announced officially. Following the release of Leica’s 35mm, 75mm, and 90mm Summicron-SL lenses, Leica’s latest release is the first normal lens in the series. Designed
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted
Leica has a knack for making cameras that aren’t for everybody, but that everybody wants. The M10-D is a prime example of this—it is one of the most technically hamstrung cameras available today, but still, by far, one of the most alluring. It’s a controversial camera, receiving either the highest praise from those who “get it” or total disregard from those who favor the many more versatile options out there. Regardless of your
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted
The golf season is in full swing and this week brings us the first major tournament of the year. Whether you’re a player or a spectator, B&H has the goods to complement your enjoyment of the game, ranging from cameras for your golfing vacation to binoculars for tournament viewing, as well as a host of other accessories to enhance your round. Cameras As a golfer and as someone who works at B&H, one of the most frequently asked questions I hear on the course is, “What’s a good camera to bring with me while golfing?” Even though