Why I switched from a DSLR camera to a Leica rangefinder with Mark Wallace

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Adorama recently published this video on why Mark Wallace switched from DSLR to a Leica rangefinder camera:

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Leica Camera AG is expanding their global sales organization

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Leica Camera AG is expanding their global sales organization and announced some changes in their management:

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Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM lens now shipping

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The new Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM lens (specifications | sample photos) is now shipping oversees and is already available at one of our sponsors rangefinder.com.hk. In the US the lens is expected to start shipping on February 5th according to this B&H product listing:

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Adorama also has the lens available for pre-order in black and silver.

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New Leica M-E set with two lenses offers $2,395 in savings

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Leica announced a new Leica M-E set that includes two M lenses:

  • Leica Summarit-M 50mm f/2.5
  • Leica Summarit-M 75mm f/2.5

The set offers savings of $2,395 (price: $6,500 instead of $8,895) and is currently available for pre-order at the Leica Store Miami.

Via Reddotforum

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Rare Leica R 600mm f/5 Apo-Telyt lens listed on eBay for $230k

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This rare, 11 pounds Leica R 5/600mm Apo-Telyt prototype lens produced by Leitz Canada is currently listed on eBay $229,999.

In December, 2013 the same exact lens was auctioned for $70,000:

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Henri Cartier-Bresson “Pen, Brush and Camera” documentary

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You can watch the "Pen, Brush and Camera" full length documentary (1998) about Henri Cartier-Bresson on YouTube:

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Craig Semetko’s video on how to use a Leica M rangefinder is back online

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I already posted that video back in December, but it was taken offline shortly after my post. The video is now back online for those who did not get the chance to see it the first time.

In this short video, street photographer Craig Semetko discusses the basics of rangefinder photography, sharing his knowledge & experience of shooting with the Leica M. As Semetko wanders through New York, he delivers some practical tips and explains how rangefinder cameras differ from single-lens reflex cameras:

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