3 Lenses for the Leica M4 You’re Bound to Love!

The Leica M4 is a camera with a cult-like following. Of the fully analog Leicas, it represents the pinnacle of things while also being very affordable. It’s outdone only by the Leica M6 in terms of accruing a following. But what are the best lenses for the Leica M4? Well, we’re rounding up a slew of options that we really like. And we’ve actually used all these lenses too.

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3 Affordable M-Mount Lenses to Adapt to Your Camera

The cool thing about Leica M-mount is how versatile the lens lineup is. It’s easy to get many of them used at great prices. But it’s also very possible to score M-mount lenses from other manufacturers for extremely affordable prices. Lucky for you, we’ve reviewed tons of M-mount lenses by Leica and lots of other manufacturers too. So we’re rounding up a bunch that are affordable and we think you’ll really like.

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Adapt These 3 Great Leica Lenses to Sony Cameras

It’s not every day that we think about adapting luxurious Leica lenses to Sony cameras. But the truth is that when you do, you get the best of two worlds. You get great, full-frame image quality with some of the best lenses money can buy. Of course, you don’t always need to dish out lots of money either. So in this round-up, we’re focusing on good Leica M-mount lenses that we’ve reviewed (and we’ve reviewed a ton). None of them are from Leica, and we’re mixing it up with affordable and mid-tier prices. Considering adapting Leica lenses to Sony cameras like the Sony a7c. We had a lot of fun doing that.

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We Tested 3 Best 50mm Lenses Under $500. Here They Are!

The 50mm lens is the standard for many photographers, and everyone grows from it.

When photographers start out, they usually go for a 50mm lens if they don’t reach for a zoom. It’s indeed the best way to grow as a photographer. A 50mm lens is incredibly versatile. In fact, some of the best lenses made are 50mm lenses. So, we dove into our Reviews Index to choose some of the best. Specifically, we looked for options under the $500 mark. Trust us, you’re going to love these. Here are the best 50mm Lenses under $500.

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3 Great Gifts for the Fine Art Photographer on a Starving Artist Budget

The fine art photographer is usually experimenting with lots of ways to make new images.

The essence of a fine art photographer is summarized in one word: play. They’re often playing around and trying new things far more than other photographers. They don’t care about algorithms. They march to their own drum. And most of all, they often don’t have much of a budget to work with. Sometimes their creations are born out of pure boredom. But these tools won’t bore them at all. We went into our Reviews Index to find some of the most fun things to satiate your creative appetite. 

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The Four Ultra Fast Aperture Lenses We’re Absolutely in Love With

If you’re all about great bokeh, these lenses are going to do a great job giving you beautiful photos.

Photographers start out typically loving and adoring the bokeh fast aperture lenses provide. But, that wears away quickly when you’re trying to become a better photographer. Then, after a while, sometimes it comes back again. Depth of field is an effective tool for storytelling, but it also helps develop a specific look in a photographer’s images: if you’re using a full-frame camera, some would say that it’s a medium format look. But otherwise, it’s overall just a special dash of magic dust that makes your images sparkle. When combined with effective lighting and color usage in the scene, the photos can look special. In the hands of a skilled photographer, these lenses can deliver unique photos. So, we went into our reviews index to find some of our favorite fast aperture lenses.

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Lens Review: 7Artisans 50mm f1.1 (Leica M Mount and Used on Sony FE)

The 7Artisans 50mm f1.1 is a lens with character and beauty

I’ll fully admit that I’ve become incredibly smitten with Leica M mount lenses from various manufacturers and the 7Artisans 50mm f1.1 is no exception here. Though I’m not always in love with crazy super shallow depth of field necessarily, I’ll admit that when it has both super creamy out of focus areas, lens flare, and it isn’t overly sharp, that I’m pretty head over heels. Call it perfection in the imperfections, hipster, or that analogue look (which isn’t really true); but the 7Artisans 50mm f1.1 is highly capable. It looks just like most other Leica lenses in almost every way but the true differences only come out when you start to hold it. It’s not a truly massive lens, but it is surely well built in many regards and with a few exceptions.

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