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Leica X Vario (Leica Mini-M)

Leica X Vario firmware update v1.1 released

Leica Camera released  firmware update v1.1 for the X Vario camera (the black version is now selling for $200 off). Here is the firmware change log:

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Winners of Leica’s Me & My Leica X Photo Contest announced

The winners of Leica’s Me & My Leica X Photo Contest were officially announced. The wining photographs can be seen on LFI:

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Leica X Vario $500 price drop

You don’t often see a price drop on Leica gear, but today the X Vario camera is selling for $500 less.

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Leica X Vario camera tested by DxOMark

DxOMark published their test results for the Leica X Vario camera ($2,486.95). Here is their conclusion:

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New Leica X Vario camera with silver finish announced

Leica announced a new silver finish of their Leica X Vario camera. Price ($2,850) and specifications are the same. The new model is currently available for pre-order at the Leica Store Miami.

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Leica X Vario camera price drop

The price of the Leica X Vario camera dropped on Amazon by $170 from several different retailers. I have not seen a Leica price drop in a very long time (the original price was $2,850). Update: the price is now down by $225 (8%).

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Leica links

Peter Karbe, head of the optical development department at Leica Camera AG, explains the reason behind the “slow” lens of the Leica X Vario camera: “The design and construction of any lens is an attempt to create harmony among a number of sometimes contradictory requirements. It’s not good enough to optimize one single property of […]

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