The Leica 90mm Macro Elmar and the Macro Adapter M by Jono Slack

  Introduction  Quite out of the blue, Leica announced these two products at the 100 year celebrations at Wetzlar. I think most people were taken unawares. The lens had been in development for a long time, I had a prototype version in 2013 for testing. The optical design of the lens was the same as the much loved older Macro Elmar, but with some functional refinements to match it with the adapter. In fact, I first spoke to Stefan Daniel and Jesko Oeynhausen about the idea of producing a helicoid adapter for… Read More

Using manual focus lenses on the Leica T – by Jonathan Slack

  Introduction       For several years I’ve been trying out legacy lenses on a variety of cameras. It’s great to be able to reinstate some of the lovely older lenses. I also have an unhealthy collection of M lenses, and although they mostly get used on my M cameras, it’s good to use them on other cameras as well. I’ve tried using M lenses on the Sony A7 (quite good) A7r (not so good) Fuji X-T1, Olympus E-M1 and various other cameras. Some cameras produce colour casts with wider angle… Read More