Rumors: Lomography is working on a new Leica mount lens

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The Redditor LeicaM6Guy shared some information on a new Leica lens from Lomography that will be a reworked version of an older model with a new construction and multicoating:

"What I like: -very well built -will work better on a digital than on my M3* -great for low light -neat bokeh under the right conditions -sharpness is probably on par with the Leica 50mm 1.5 (though that wasn't the sharpest lens in Leica lineup, it was one of the fastest at the time it was introduced.)

What I don't like: -Since it's designed around the M39/LTM mount, it'll probably focus better on Russian bodies than Leica M or screw mount bodies. There's a very slight difference between Russian M39 mounts and Western LTM mounts. Stopping down one or two clicks and you should be fine. Anything with a live view, and you should be ok. -probably going to be more expensive than I would personally like."

Pdexposures.com guesses that this will be a new version of the Jupiter 3 50mm f/1.5 lens (see on eBay).

Earlier this year Lomography announced the RUSSAR+ 20mm f/5.6 lens for L39/M mounts which has been delayed and is still not available.

Lomography also introduced several different types of photography film (some in limited edition).

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New Leica bags from Angelo Pelle

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Angelo Pelle, a handcraft company based in Florence, announced three new leather bags for Leica cameras: the Firenze Bag, the Iconic Cartella and the compact Henri Bag (available in different colors):

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Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar 15mm f/4.5 VM III (2014) lens pictures

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Voigtlander recently released pictures of their new Super Wide Heliar 15mm f/4.5 VM lens (called also model "III" or "2014" version) that was announced last month at Photokina (no pictures were available at that time):

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Leica X Edition Moncler limited edition camera

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New limited "Edition Moncler" edition camera from Leica based on the Leica X (type 113) model - only 1,500 pieces will be produced. Additional details are available on this dedicated website.

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New Leica accessories

Here are the latest Leica accessories:

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→ Arte di Mano announced new half cases for Leica T (Typ 701) cameras.

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New Match Technical T-Strap lug kit adapts your Leica T 701 camera to accept conventional straps. More information is available here (for all UK readers: the kit is available at Red Dot Cameras).

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New Leica keychain. See other keychain designs on Amazon and eBay.

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Classiccases launched a new range of braided leather neck straps (110cm long, available in black, light brown or rich brown). The price is £75 but the first 25 orders can get £10 off with the coupon code BRADNECK.

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Leica rumored to announce a new M Monochrom and a M240 Lenny Kravitz edition

In the next few months Leica is rumored to announce a new M Monochrom camera and probably a new M240 Lenny Kravitz edition in raw/coated brass (I already mentioned those rumors back in September). FYI - Lenny Kravitz is a Leica shooter:
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Leica M4 modded with a Canon Rebel sensor

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Eugene Zaikonnikov added a digital sensor from a Canon Rebel camera to his Leica M4 rangefinder. Detailed information, including source code, schematics and few sample photos can be found on GitHub. Additional details on the project are available on Rangefinderforum and Petapixel.

There is already a Kickstarter project for the development a 3D-module to convert a Leica M3 camera to digital by using the sensor of a Sony a7 inside.

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