OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 update released with a fix for the Leica M Monochrom (Type 246) DNG files issue in Apple Photos App

Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 camera 6
Today Apple released OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 update that contains a fix for the Leica M Monochrom (Type 246) DNG files issue when using the Apple Photos app. Additional information can be found here:

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Update on the Leica CCD sensor issue for the Leica M9/M9-P/M-E/M Monochrom cameras

Leica Camera official response on M9 sensor white spots corrosion issue
Leica published an update on the Leica CCD sensor issue for the Leica M9, M9-P, M Monochrom and M-E cameras, but then the release was removed is now available on their website just like the M 240 firmware update from 2 weeks ago. Leica states that they are currently working on a "new generation of sensors" and "will begin the replacement of corroded sensors by the new-generation sensor". Here is the full text:

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Some Leica Q accessories already in stock

Some of the Leica Q accessories are already in stock at various retailers:

Leica Q Handgrip (19505)

Leica BP-DC 12 Lithium-Ion BatteryPanasonic DMW-BLC12

Leica BP-DC 12 Lithium-Ion Battery (19500) - the battery is identical to the much cheaper Panasonic DMW-BLC12 version (both are 7.2V, 1200mAh)

Black leather Leica holster case for Leica Q camera (19503)

Leica ever-ready case for Leica Q - black leather (19502)

Leica SF26 flash (14622)

Leica ball and socket head (14109) with Leica tabletop tripod (14100)

Leica UVa filter E49 (13328)

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Additional information on the rumored new Leica Noctilux lenses

Leica Noctilux M 50mm f-1.4 lens
Some additional information/rumors on the new Leica Noctilux lenses I initially reported last week:

  • Leica Noctilux M 50mm f/0.95 lens update: improved image quality over the current Noctilux, Apochromatic lens, new coatings, updated lens design
  • The 35mm f/0.95 lens design is lighter than the 50mm Noctilux
  • The 35mm f/0.70 lens design will be for industrial, military and scientific applications only

Some of the above lens designs will use carbon composites to reduce weight. Forged carbon and carbon fiber are also being looked into. There is still a very good chance that one of the new Noctilux lenses will be designed for the Leica T system.

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The “Leica 100″ film won the Grand Prix prize at the 2015 Cannes Lions festival

The "Leica 100" short film produced by FNazca S&S Brazil for the Leica Gallery Sao Paulo just won the Grand Prix prize at the 2015 Cannes Lions festival. In the past 64 years, this is the first time a Brazilian ad agency wins the Grand Prix:

Here is the "Leica 100" short film:

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Notes on the Leica M6, film and digital photography

Xavier Cambre (www.xaviercambre.com) will share his experience shooting the Leica M6 in Mexico:

Notes on the Leica M6, film and digital photography

My chiaroscuro photographs oscillate between the real and the dreamlike, the documented and the desired, evoking the sense that the everyday is actually filled with more mystery than it seems. Sometimes brooding and somber, my photographs often return to themes and characters that I capture in a shadowy and ashen palette, trying to address mental explorations not without a hint of an existential absurdity. The magic of wet darkroom techniques, working with black and white film, silver coated paper and toning chemicals, gives a physical presence to the work that reinforces the mood of the images.

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Pictures of the upcoming Leica store in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Leica store Copenhagen Denmark
I received few pictures from the new Leica store in Copenhagen, Denmark that will open tomorrow (June 26):

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