The code name “8854” could be for a new Leica T camera

Leica T 8854 camera rumors
A new Leica camera under the code name "8854” was already registered at the Indonesian Communication Agency and was recently also spotted at the Taiwan Radio Certification Authority (NCC).

Leica BP-DC13 batteryThe interesting part in the second listing is that the new camera will use the Leica BP-DC13 battery and the Leica BC-DC13 battery charger - both are currently used by the Leica T Typ 701 camera. This is a pretty good indication that a new T model will most likely be announced at Photokina in September. The price of the Leica T Typ 701 is reduced to $1,099 which is another indication for an upcoming replacement.

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Firmware update version 2.1 for Leica SL announced

Leicas SL camera and Leica Image Shuttle

The previously rumored firmware update version 2.1 for the Leica SL camera is now officially announced. The new features are:

  • Support for Leica Image Shuttle 3.4 (MAC)
  • Support for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® Tethered Plug-In 1.1.0 (MAC)
  • Improved overall performance
    • overall system stability improvements
    • overall performance improvements

List of bug fixes:

  • Bugfix: in some rare cases the lens profile data were missing in the DNGs
  • Bugfix: in some rare cases the camera used “P-mode” for M lenses
  • Several oher minor bugfixes

Leica also released Image Shuttle version 3.4 and Tethered Plug-in version 1.1.0. Everything can be downloaded from Leica Owner’s Area.

Press release:

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Ara Güler receives Leica Hall of Fame Award

Ara Güler receives Leica Hall of Fame AwardThe world-famous Turkish photographer Ara Güler has been named as recipient of the 2016 Leica Hall of Fame Award. Known for his black-and-white images of the Bosporus metropolis during the 1950s and 1960s, Güler’s impressive portrayal of life in Istanbul has earned him the nickname “The Eye of Istanbul”. The 2016 Leica Hall of Fame Award will be presented to Güler in Istanbul at the end of this year and visitors to Photokina will have the opportunity to view the exhibition celebrating the photographer. The exhibit will be open to the public from 10 AM - 6 PM from September 20 – 25, 2016.

Here is the full press release:

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Leica releases firmware update 2.0 for Leica Q (Typ 116) camera

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As I already reported last week, Leica released firmware update version 2.0 for the Leica Q Typ 116 camera. The firmware and the instructions can be downloaded here.

New features:

1. DNG-only mode added
2. EVF extended mode added
3. Extended low shutter speed range
4. User Profile menu item directly accessible
5. Level Gauge display changed
6. Size of 1 Point AF metering area now selectable (Small / Standard / Large)
7. One Point AF movement in digital zoom mode restricted to cropped frame
8. Improved Face Detection AF mode function
9. Additional information display screen added
10. Image playback touch zoom function changed
11. Long exposure / Noise reduction countdown added
12. Three modes available for the thumbwheel (Off / AUTO / Exp. Comp.)
13. Mode Lock of the video record button implemented
14. Wi-Fi Password setting changed
15. Flash unit compatibility extended

Official press release:

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New colors Yosemite camera straps released

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Extended Photographic Material released new colors of their Yosemite camera straps.

Press release:

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Leica APO Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens in silver anodized finish now in stock

The new Leica APO Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens in silver anodized finish is currently in stock at B&H and Adorama (Popflash will have them in stock on Wednesday).

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