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Leica introduces new Audi-designed Leica C camera line

By - September 17, 2013 5 Pictures
Leica has introduced a new line of compact cameras with the unveiling of the Audi-designed Leica C. The new camera has been created to combine a sophisticated feature package with a small form factor. As such, it's the first Leica to come with Wi-Fi and NFC. And yes, the pocketable 12 megapixel shooter does bear more than a passing resemblance to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 it's based on. Read More
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Leica reveals its much-teased Mini M as the X Vario

By - June 13, 2013 9 Pictures
After what feels like weeks of hype, Leica has finally unveiled its much-teased Mini M. Officially revealed as the Leica X Vario (Typ 107), the new camera is a 16.2-megapixel shooter with an APS-C format sensor and a 18-46-mm zoom lens. But, while it's obviously been designed to look like the iconic Leica M, this isn't the compact system alternative many Leica fans had hoped for. Read More
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Leica reveals the Leica M and the stripped back M-E

By - September 23, 2012 17 Pictures
Since the introduction of the Leica M3 in 1954, the German camera manufacturer has generally distinguished its flagship rangefinders with numbers – prompting generations of photographers to lust after the M4, M6 or M9. However, each new generation of M camera will now simply be known as the "Leica M". But the camera formerly known as the M10 isn't all about the name change, it's also the first M-series to boast a CMOS sensor, Live View and HD video. Read More
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Leica M Monochrom - 18 megapixel digital rangefinder shoots only black and white

By - May 13, 2012 14 Pictures
When you think of Leica, you probably think of cameras which are built like a tank and feature that famous red dot. But if you were to take a photo of the iconic red logo with the latest rangefinder camera from the German firm, it might not come out as you'd expect … because the Leica M-Monochrom is the world’s first digital rangefinder which only shoots in black and white. Read More

Gizmon iCA is an iPhone case for classic camera buffs

There’s no arguing that the Japanese love their cameras, particularly classic cameras. There’s no arguing that the Japanese love their iPhones (who doesn’t?). What could be cooler than combining the two and creating an iPhone case that looks like a classic Leica? That’s exactly what Japanese classic camera importer Adplus has done with its Gizmon iCA. Now its introducing an all-black “military” version - available for order worldwide in a few days. These covers don’t just look good either. Read More

Vintage Leica cameras head to auction

A collection of vintage Leica cameras are set to go to auction later this year at the WestLicht Photographica Auction. One of the standouts is a 1923 Leica 0-series camera. The 0-series model represented in the auction was one of just 25 of the cameras made by the company and has retained much of its original glory, although this particular camera as been fitted with a Galian finder rather than the folding version found on the original (typical for these cameras). The camera is in fully-working condition, and has the original paintwork and parts. The 0-series is expected to be the most expensive item at the auction, and sell for around US$807,755. Read More
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Ricoh announces release of Leica-M compatible GXR lens mount

By - August 9, 2011 7 Pictures
Ricoh has now detailed its new Leica M-mount unit for the modular GXR photographic system and announced a release date. In addition to the wide range of Leica lenses, users of the 12 megapixel GXR MOUNT A12 module will also be able to access other mount configurations via a conversion adapter. There's a silent electronic shutter feature for those quiet occasions, some new creative scene modes and a number of useful lens correction settings. Read More
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Cameras are for christmas, lenses are for life - what high-quality optics bring to budget film-making

By - July 21, 2011 14 Pictures
Like all things digital, the technology in your beautiful new camera is heading towards obsolescence at an alarming rate. The same is true, though to a lesser extent, about that SLR lens with its own processors and motors for focus, aperture and stabilization. In the analog world of manual film lenses where a lifetime of use is guaranteed there has been a renaissance in the manufacture of high quality optics at all price points, driven in part by the advent of digital SLRs and cheaper camcorder options that are capable of delivering that "film look". But for serious moving picture shooting, still camera lenses just won’t cut it. Let’s explore why. Read More
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The GXR system gets Leica-friendly lens mount expansion unit

By - February 9, 2011 6 Pictures
Since introducing its modular GXR camera system towards the end of 2009, Ricoh has kept its promise of regularly adding new interchangeable units to the setup. The line now includes four units which between them offer a broad range of different lens and sensor configurations. Now, the company is branching out a bit with the announcement of an expansion unit that will give users the freedom to use different lenses. Read More
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