Focused on the Leica M, plus Leica S2 and select Leica R lenses
Overall design and behavior.
Resolution, focus shift, aliasing, etc.
With Live View and EVF, non-M-mount lenses become feasible.
Field shooting the Leica MM, and comparisons.
High resolution digital rangefinder
Off-center color casts, off-center sharpness.
Focal lengths, color, weight and travel considerations.
Leica’s ultra wide angle zoom lens.
Leica’s widest prime lens.
Leica’s fastest and widest lens.
Leica’s best-performing 21mm.
Leica’s fast wide angle.
A discontinued but excellent 24mm.
Leica’s best-performing 24mm, and with a flat field.
Leica’s widest lens utilizing built-in frame lines.
Leica’s smallest and lightest M lens with superlative performance.
Leica’s superlative and most natural lens for the M.
Leica’s f/2 35mm for the M.
Leica’s Budget 35mm lens.
World’s fastest 50mm full-frame lens.
Leica’s superlative normal lens.
The world’s best 50mm lens is outstanding, but with some limits.
Leica’s compact low-distortion normal lens.
Leica’s Budget 50mm lens.
Leica’s medium tele for Leica M.
Leica’s Budget 75mm lens.
Leica’s longer tele for Leica M.
Leica’s compact 90mm for the M.
Notes and examples.
Compact high performance, ultra low distortion.
Zero distortion ultra-wide.
Compact wide angle with brilliant contrast.
All around razor sharp performer.
Pleasing and relatively inexpensive normal lens
A slightly slower, but smaller and lighter alternative to the Noctilux, at 1/10 the price.
Compact lens for portraiture or similar.
Superb all-around macro and general-purpose lens.
World’s best mid-range telephoto lens.
How does Leica’s medium format entry measure up in ergonomics, image quality, etc?
Examples and comparison from the various lenses
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.