The upcoming Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 camera to have a new 24MP CMOS sensor?

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I am not sure about the authenticity of the picture above that is floating on the Internet, but I think we can be pretty sure that the upcoming Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 camera will have a 24MP CMOS sensor (the current model has a 18MP CCD sensor).

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Why I Choose The Leica M: Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed, Focal Point

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Starting today Louis Ferreira ( will start contributing articles to Leica Rumors. His first post addresses why he selected the Leica M system:

During the transition to digital I tried many camera systems and read many articles to find a camera that fit me, but when the first digital M hit the market I was intrigued. None of the articles I came across did a good job of explaining the rangefinder window or M style of shooting. Instead, they focused on the luxurious brass build quality and its fit/finish, which is a shame because the shooting experience is the reason photographers should covet the M.

Life on a Bike

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Leica will have a new product “on display” during the Paris Photo event in LA

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According to Leica's website, during the Paris Photo fair in LA (May 1-3, 2015) there will be a "new product" on display. If this is the new Monochrom (I seriously doubt it), the camera will be only on display - the official announcement will most likely happen later.

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The new Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 camera will not be announced tomorrow

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Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 camera
Several websites are reporting that the new Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 camera will be announced tomorrow. I don't think this will happen. I could be wrong, but there is a pattern of events that happens before a big Leica announcement and I don't see any of that right now. Like I already mentioned a week ago, I expect the announcement to be in 30-60 days.

You still may want to mark May 1st on your calendar and visit LeicaRumors because I will have some good news to report for Leica shooters.

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“One camera, one life” is a short documentary about Leitz family’s efforts to rescue Jews during the Holocaust

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"One Camera, One Life" is another short documentary about the Leitz family and their efforts to rescue hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust:

I heard that a new narrative motion pictures is currently in production and will be released soon.

I have covered the Leica Freedom Train several times in the past (see also WikipediaDIYphotography and The Guardian for more info) - here is the video in case you missed it:

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The current Leica‬ discounts are set to expire this week (April 30th)

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All ongoing Leica M camera and lens discounts are set to expire on April 30th, 2015:

$750 off Leica M 240 & M Monochrom cameras

$250 off Leica M lenses*

* Except the new Summarit versions, Silver Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPHNoctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH and APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lenses.

$2,395 off Leica M-E two lenses set

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Leica T Hosoo limited edition camera set announced in Japan

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Leica Camera Japan announced a new "Leica T Hosoo set" that comes with a specially designed Nishijin textile camera protector. Only 15 limited edition sets will be produced - 8 in black and 7 in champagne gold. The prices range from¥460,000 ($3,283) to ¥500,000 ($4,166). Hosoo is a Kyoto based textile company founded in 1688 that designs, develops and markets high end fabrics for the fashion industry.

Via DCWatch

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