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 and will include a number of "feature requests".

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100 years of Leica photograhy

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This year Leica Camera celebrates 100 years of Leica photography. We have already seen the 100 years special edition Leica S and Leica D-Lux 6 cameras and I just reported on the upcoming Valbray-Leica watch. There will be also at least one more special edition film camera that will be announced later this year (probably for Photokina) and will be limited to 100 pieces.

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Westlicht will have a special auction for the 100 years anniversary and the catalog is already available online. Here are some of the auctioned items:

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100 years Leica: the new Valbray EL1 chrono timepiece to be revealed on May 23rd

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Watchik.com published some additional information on the upcoming 100 years Leica timepiece from Valbray:

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New ONA Astoria messenger bag announced

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ONA announced a new messenger bag Astoria (currently in stock at the Leica store Miami):

As the largest messenger bag in our collection, the Astoria camera and laptop messenger bag is designed to accommodate a 13-inch laptop, one or two full-frame cameras, three to five lenses and small personal items. The Astoria is handcrafted with water-resistant waxed canvas and detailed with full-grain leather. A discreet luggage sleeve can be opened to slip through the handle of a rolling suitcase or closed to act as a slim pocket for a magazine or tablet. A convenient top-grab handle provides extra stability when carrying the Astoria.

Additional details:

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More Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera pictures leaked online

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The Czech website fotoskoda.cz published few new pictures of the upcoming Leica T type 701 aluminum unibody that will be produced in Germany under a new and unique manufacturing process:

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The Leica User Forum charity book 2014 is now available

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The Leica User Forum Book 2014 is published to raise money for the Association for International Cancer Research and is currently available for purchase on Blurb:

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Lomography announced new RUSSAR+ 20mm f/5.6 lens for L39/M mounts

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Today Lomography announced their new 20mm f/5.6 RUSSAR+ ART lens for L39 and M mountsThis lens is a rebirth of the legendary 1958 Russar MR-2, the mother of all modern non-SLR super wide-angle lenses. The lens is designed by Lomography and manufactured in Russia by Zenit. The Russar+ is compatible with all L39/M mount analogue and digital cameras. The lens is made from brass and is chrome-plated.

You can now pre-order the RUSSAR+ for $649.00 at lomography.com. Additional information after the break.

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