Leica cameras, Jürgen Schadeberg and South African photo journalism (video)

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This video is for film camera shooters. In it, celebrated photographer Jürgen Schadeberg talks about the beautiful Leica cameras he has used in his career. He has taken some of the most iconic photos of apartheid-era South Africa with them. Only this year one of is images of Mandela fetched £10,000 in auction. Leica or no Leica, if you shoot film, this little film will make you want to go out and shoot a roll straightaway.

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Leica event in Los Angeles this Thursday (Leica T type 701)

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This just in: I received the above invitation for a Leica event in Los Angeles this Thursday. As you can see from the top banner, the event will be for the Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera:

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Leica Store Milan grand opening on May 17th

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Another Leica store will be opened in Milan on May 17th (a Leica Boutique was already opened in Milan last year). Here are the translated details:

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Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera: there will be a suprise

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We still do not know all the detials about the upcoming Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera and there should be at least one surprise that I have not reported on the blog yet (see this, this and this post for more info on the upcoming Leica T). Here are few additional details:

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Leica D-Lux 6 camera listed as discontinued, D-Lux 7 coming at Photokina

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The matte black Leica D-Lux 6 camera is listed as discontinued at B&H and is out of stock at Adorama. The D-Lux 6 silver version, the G-Star RAW edition and the 100 years Leica edition are still available and in stock. The D-Lux 6 was announced in September, 2012 and is on a 2 years refresh cycle. A new D-Lux 7 camera will be announced at Photokina (September 2014).

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More details on the upcoming New Leica M 240 firmware update v2.0.0.14

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A quick update on my original post from yesterday - I received few more details on the upcoming Leica M 240 v2.0.0.14 firmware update (FW_M240_2_0_0_14.FW):

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New Leica M 240 firmware update rumored for May 24th

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A new firmware update for the Leica M type 240 camera is rumored to be released on May 24th (as M24x...) and will include a number of "feature requests".

Update: more details on the upcoming firmware update can be found here.

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