Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2014: finalists’ portfolios

This video shows the winners and finalists' portfolios for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2014. Thousands of entries were received from all over the world. The video and awards were presented on July 9 during Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie photography festival held in Arles, France.

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New MS Optical Perar 24mm f/4 super wide lens for Leica M mount

Japancamerahunter.com reports on a new MS Optical Perar 24mm f/4 super wide lens for Leica M mount. The lens can be purchased from japancamerahunter.com and japanexposures.com for ¥63,900 (around $625, currently out of stock). Here are the key features:

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Epson Ultimicron EVF used in the Leica T camera’s Visoflex


The Leica Visoflex electronic viewfinder ($595) for the new Leica T camera is based on the Epson Ultimicron EVF which offers 2.36-million dot resolution:

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The black Leica T Typ 701 camera is now shipping

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The black Leica T Typ 701 mirrorless camera is now shipping and is currently in stock at Leica Store Palm BeachCamera West and PopFlash. Check also availability at the Leica Store Miami, B&H, Adorama and Amazon.

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Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for June 2014

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These are the top 10 most visited LeicaRumors posts for June 2014:
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Leica S edition 100 years anniversary set now in stock

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The Leica S edition 100 years anniversary set is currently in stock at B&H and Adorama.

The limited edition kit includes a Leica S type 006 camera, Summarit S 70mm f/2.5 CS, Elmarit 30mm f/2.8 CS lenses and Rimowa Topas Multiwheel Cabin Trolley and offers approximately $2,000 savings compared to buying everything separately.

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Leica M 240 firmware update now available for download

The new Leica M 240 firmware update is now available for download. Here is the full list of improvements:

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