New ONA x Leica Berlin II black messenger bag launched

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ONA Bags just released a new black edition of the Berlin II messenger bag (available for pre-order at B&H and Adorama). Designed specifically for the M-System, the Berlin II launched last year and because of the positive response, ONA Bags decided to launch a brand new version in black leather complemented by gunmetal hardware. Here are the details:

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The catalog for the June WestLicht auction is now available online

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The catalogs for the upcoming WestLicht auction are now available online (you can now bid online until the day before the auction):

Here are some of the items listed for auction:

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Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) camera now shipping worldwide

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The new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) camera is now shipping worldwide (CanadaFranceLuxemburgSingapore and UK). The first units also arrived in the US. Check availability at our sponsors:


Pictures credit: Tamarkin Camera

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LFI M Magazine issue No.2 is now available

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LFI released issue No.2 of their new M Magazine (available also on iTunes and Google Play):

Here is the table of content:

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12% off everything Leica deal extended

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The guys over at the Leica Store Bellevue informed me that the 12% off offer on almost all Leica gear has been extended in the US till June 30, 2015. Additional information on this savings, including a list of excluded product, can be found here.

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My Muse: The 15mm f/4.5 Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar III Lens Review

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My Muse: The 15mm f/4.5 Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar III Lens Review by Louis Ferreira (www.500px.com/LouisFerreira)

Since becoming serious about photography I have been interested in adding an affordable ultra-wide angle lens to my kit, but there weren't many options available for M mount that did not suffer from chromatic aberration and barrel distortion. The introduction of the new 15mm Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar III changes that because, for the first time on M mount, there is a readily available, rangefinder coupled, ultra-wide lens that does not suffer from color shift and it exhibits remarkably low levels of distortion.

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Leica issued a service advisory for using Monochrom Typ 246 DNG files in Apple’s Photos App

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Leica issued a service advisory for a compatibility issue with the new Monochrom Typ 246 camera when using DNG files in Apple’s Photos App:

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