I just received the 35mm, 50mm and 75mm f/2.4 Handevision full frame IBERIT lenses for Leica M mount. In the next few weeks I will be posting sample photos and comparisons here on the blog and on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Flickr).
Check pricing and availability of the new Handevision IBERIT lenses at B&H and Adorama.
Every German company of a certain size must release to the public some basic financial info (consolidated accounts and company's accounts). The info can be found at bundesanzeiger.de - just type "Leica Camera" in "Suchbegriff" then click on "Suchen". Here are Leica's results for the past 5 years:
Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017: Beginning of submission phase and announcement of members of the international jury
Professional and up-and-coming photographers can submit entries to prestigious photographic competition from 1 March to 10 April 2017
The long-established competition for photographers from Leica Camera AG – The Leica Oskar Barnack Award – has reached the entry stage. From 1 March to 10 April 2017, professional photographers and up-and-coming photographers aged up to 25 from around the world can submit their portfolios. Full terms and conditions, as well as entry forms, will be published on the dedicated web site at www.leica-oskar-barnack-award.com from 1 March.
A Leica M enthusiast posted his full collection of 10 bodies, 36 lenses and many accessories with detailed descriptions and pictures in the Taiwan’s public Leica forum. Among the items are two very rare 35/1.4 double Aspherical and two 50/1.2 lenses in both yellow/white and red/white dual scale versions. Although the article was written in Mandarin, it still has plenty of useful information. Here are a few more pictures:
Leica Q - the camera that inspired my creativity by Nick del Rosario (website | Instagram | 500px | Ello):
On March of 2016, the day I decided that the Leica Q was the camera for me is a moment in time that I can forever say changed my life in the world of photography. My life was in a transition process, having twins who were at the age of one and adjusting to life with new responsibilities. I knew twelve months prior to March that my photography needs were changing and thus I started to sell my Canon 5DM3 DSLR gear. My photography needs were different at the time and coming from an IT background, I had the mindset that a feature rich camera was the best way to go. In came the Leica Q and simplicity forever changed my chain of thought.
Learn more about Oskar Barnack, the person behind the prestigeous Leica Oskar Barnack Awards. Applications for the Leica Oskar Barnack Awards 2017 will be accepted from March 1st, 2017 until April 10th, 2017. Get the details on how to participate here. Here is the video from Leica Camera: