This page will contain an archive of all of the main articles I’ve written by category and sorted with the most recent first – it seems that there are some fundamental navigational issues with WordPress that I can’t get around other than by manually updating this page with every new article. It’s a work in progress, of course…

Last update 31 October 2015

Premiere and review: The 2015 Leica SL (Typ 601) and lenses (21 Oct 2015)
More images from the Leica Q Typ 116 (13 Jun 2015)
Premiere and review: The 2015 Leica Q (Typ 116) (10 Jun 2015)
Review: The 2014 Leica X Typ 113 (11 Oct 2014)
World premiere: The 2014 Leica T (Typ 701) review (24 Apr 2014)
The 2013 Leica X Vario (Typ 107) review (29 Jun 2013)
The missing Leica X Vario review (13 Jun 2013)
Photoessay: Monochrome vignettes from Shwedagon Pagoda with the Leica M Typ 240 (4 May 2013)
Photoessay: Chinatown cinematics, and using the Leica 50/1.4 ASPH on the OM-D (16 Apr 2013)
Review: The Leica D-Lux 6/ Panasonic LX7 (25 Mar 2013)
B&W samples from the Leica M Typ 240 (1 Mar 2013)
Lens review: The Leica 35/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH FLE (28 Feb 2013)
The 2013 Leica M Typ 240 (22 Feb 2013)
Just got interviewed on the Leica blog… (8 Nov 2012)
Quick hands-on: The 2012 Leica M (Typ 240) (25 Oct 2012)
New: Photoshop Workflow DVD for the Leica M Monochrom! (4 Aug 2012)
Review: The Panasonic Leica 45/2.8 Macro-Elmarit for Micro Four Thirds (2 Sep 2012)
Revisiting the Leica M8: a cheap entry into digital rangefinders? (12 Jul 2012)
More street images from the Leica 50/2 APO-Summicron ASPH and M9-P (21 Jun 2012)
Leica M rangefinder calibration service (8 Jun 2012)
More street images from the Leica M-Monochrom (1 Jun 2012)
Landscapes with the Leica M-Monochrom (28 May 2012)
May 10, Part 3: Bayer vs. non-Bayer: Leica M-Monochrom vs. Nikon D800E (27 May 2012)
May 10, Part 2: The Leica APO-Summicron-M 50/2 ASPH review, and a comparison (25 May 2012)
May 10, Part 1: The Leica M-Monochrom review (23 May 2012)
More B&W sample images from the Leica X2 (14 May 2012)
Exclusive premiere: The full Leica X2 review (11 May 2012)
An unfair fight? 35mm vs Medium Format: Nikon D800E and the Leica S2-P (5 May 2012)
Catwalk fashion with a Leica M (21 Apr 2012)
On assignment and studio review: Watch photography with the Leica M9-P (13 Apr 2012)
Breaking news: Leica + Apple partnership! (it appears that six months later, I was actually correct – Ive is designing a custom M…) (1 Apr 2012)
Review: The Leica X1 (30 Mar 2012)
Quick tip for the Leica M9: toggling images while zoomed in (21 Mar 2012)
Quick review: The Leica D-Lux 5 (5 March 2012)
Long term review: The Leica M9-P (3 March 2012)
Review: The Leica 50/0.95 Noctilux-M ASPH (1 March 2012)
The perils of lots of ideas, but not enough sleep (25 Feb 2012)
Featured on the official Leica blog (12 Feb 2012)


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  1. Peter F Daly says:

    Hi Ming Thein,Excellant site and the building shots are a standout .I was looking for your possible review of the Leica s and lenses ,have you done one ? if so I would be very interested .Thank you .


    • No, sorry. I have no interest in the S system because of poor local support and zero performance differential over even the D810, let alone other MF options.

  2. Does it sound okay if we invest in a color printer that prints up to A2 size or get all the pictures printed at a shop?

    • Like all other hardware, the printer is only as good as the operator. If you don’t print a lot, there’s not much point as you’ll waste more money on dried ink and clogged heads…

  3. Ming, as you are a professional photographer, can you tell me if the Leica M60 camera is a good item for collection? Thanks.

    • No idea. Professional photographers use their equipment to make a living, not collect. By that logic, the best hardware gives you the biggest return on investment…Leica is definitely NOT it.

  4. Howard Tyree says:

    This is a a very informative site with excellent photography. Thanks for sharing your thought on these cameras. I’m mad that I looked at your review of the Q. Now I want one but don’t want to shell out the $’s for it. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Ming,just have to say what a great site you have, like you say whats the use of having expensive camera if you can not use it,i have a Leica Digilux 2 old but the photos are really something,most of the photos i take on Auto,would like too get more comfortable with it and there for thinking of going on a work shop,but at the same time they could be too advanced for me,i really like photographer,i am a professional golfer, so i get to travel a lot,as i do have a passion for the camera.Always liked Leica but they are expensive,been looking at a M8,which is a little cheaper then M9 M240,then were talking quite a lot of money and i don’t think I’m ready yet to use these.You seem too have quite a lot workshops,I know the danish Thorsten overgaard has work shops too,and the shop in Mayfair for Leica too.So i would really appreciate some advice from you if you have the time,Thank you for taking the time too read my letter as well.
    Reguards Leonard

  6. Bill Hart says:

    What is your opinion of the Leica 30-90mm S Vario?

    • I don’t have one because I haven’t used it. I would imagine primes are the way to go for medium format though; you’re already limited in shooting envelope by the sensor’s high ISO capabilities, why add lens aperture to that?

  7. Erling Hansen says:

    Great site. great reviews.Recomended to all my friends.

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