Leica Monochrom “Blue Stain” limited edition camera

The Leica MP “Blue Stain” limited edition camera is already sold out. In case you liked that particular design, the Leica Monochrome “Blue Stain” is still available for sale at Meister Camera in Germany. The set includes a Monochrom Typ 246 camera with a matching Summilux-M 50mm lens. Only 10 pieces were produced. The finish is brown mordant - a ground coating wich is used by Leica to protect the metal and as a holding primer for the lacquer paint. The price including tax is €18,880, the net export price is €15,875. Here is the product description and a few additional pictures:

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Leica M10 sensor test data added at PhotonsToPhotos, best dynamic range compared to other Leica cameras

PhotonsToPhotos added test data for the Leica M10 camera ($6,595) to their website and you can now compare the dynamic range vs. ISO setting between different camera models and manufacturers on this page. Here are a few screenshots - the M10 is the top performer from all full frame Leica cameras except the Monochrom (click for larger view):

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Leica MP “Blue Stain” limited edition camera

A new Leica MP "Blue Stain" limited edition camera (only 10 pieces produced) is now available for sale at Meister Camera in Germany for €10,840. More pictures and additional information after the break:

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Leica digest (Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens review, black dot replacement for M10)

→ A set of six used Leica Summicron-C T2.0 cinema lenses listed for sale at $72,500 (full price: $90,100).

→ David Farkas has some of the best reviews on Leica gear and he just published his review of the Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens:

"The 50mm Summilux-SL ASPH is a formidable lens, offering sharpness at f/1.4 that is nothing short of extraordinary. Combine that detail with luscious bokeh and lovely color rendition and you have the makings of an incredible lens. Leica set out to make a statement with its first prime SL lens, and they have mostly succeeded. It’s not perfectly perfect. There is a fair amount of vignetting wide open (which I quite like), focus is on the slow side, minimum focus distance is a touch long and the lens is a bit of a beast. But if you can live with these minor shortcomings, the 50 SL will reward you with some astonishing results.

Bottom line: If you are looking for a remarkable quality high-speed lens for your Leica SL, the 50 Lux is probably the ticket."

→ Black dot replacement for Leica M10 now available for sale at MGR.

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Quick hands-on review of the Handevision IBERIT lenses on a Leica M10 camera

Several readers have been asking me to post some sample photos taken with the new Handevision IBERIT lenses for Leica M mount (check pricing and availability at B&H and Adorama). Here are 37 sphotos taken with the Handevision IBERIT 35mm f/2.4, 50mm f/2.4 and 75mm f/2.4 lenses on a Leica M10 camera (the jpg files are straight from the camera, no correction or post processing, full resolution pictures can be found on flickr):

Handevision IBERIT lenses for Leica M mount sample pictures

The Handevision IBERIT lenses have a smooth focusing ring and good ergonomics. The lenses are pre-6-bits-coded, meaning the white markings are present on the lens but you still have to fill them up with a black marker (click on pictures for larger view):

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Sell your Leica gear to KEH for an additional 10% cash back (coupon code included)

KEH sent me this coupon code LUCKY10A for an additional 10% cash back if you sell your gear to them between 12pm EST on 3/17 and 6pm EST on 3/18 by using this link. This is how it works:

  • KEH provides an online quote on your equipment here (people are earning an average of $700 on their submitted gear)
  • You pack and ship the camera gear off to KEH for evaluation
  • KEH evaluates equipment and sends cash payment to you

Additional information:

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Leica M Monochrom “Silver Engrave Japan” limited edition camera spotted on eBay

A used Leica M Monochrom "Silver Engrave Japan" limited edition camera is available for sale on eBay for $6,400. This model was announced in Japan in 2014 and only 30 pieces were produced. The original price was ¥972,000 (around $8,250). The Leica M Monochrome Silver Engrave model has a Leica logo engraved on the top.

The same eBay store (M&K Kamera) also sells new Leica Sofort cameras for $255 (the US Price is $299).

Additional pictures of the Leica M Monochrom "Silver Engrave Japan" limited edition camera:

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