Adobe Camera Raw 8.7.1 released with support for the Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM lens

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Adobe released Camera Raw 8.7.1 (download links: Mac | Windows) with support for the Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM lens. More information on the new Zeiss lens can be found here.

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Leica Camera’s official response on the M9 sensor white spots/corrosion issue

Leica Camera official response on M9 sensor white spots corrosion issue
Leica Camera has issued an official statement on the Leica M9 sensor white spots/corrosion issues I reported earlier:

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Leica M9 sensor white spots/corrosion issues reported

Leica M9 sensor white spots corrosion issues reported
For the past few weeks l-camera-forum members have been reporting strange white spots/corrosion issues on Leica M9 cameras - see this and this thread for more details. Similar problems have also been reported for the M9-P, M-E and M Monochrome models. The white spots are probably due to corrosion on the top cover glass (Schott S8612) of the Kodak CCD sensor. Leica camera has unofficially confirmed this problem here:

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Colorful Leica cameras for a good cause

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Dortmund's primary school children Small Kielstrasse and Diesterweg Primary School have left to the initiative of children's laughter eV unleash their creativity. You have Pappvarianten the Leica M rangefinder camera according to their own ideas painted and decorated. The result: 140 small works of art that are currently issuing the Leica Camera AG Leitz Wetzlar Park. In return for the colorful unique Leica Camera supports non-profit organization and has made two unique cameras in the children's laughter design available. The cameras, a Leica M (type 240) and a Leica ME were designed by the Munich artist Helmut Lutter true to the created by the third and fourth graders Nesrin and René motifs from two Pappkameras.

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Leica Camera acquires Rahn AG Foto & Fine Art

Leica Camera acquires Rahn AG Foto & Fine Art
Through its subsidiary Leica Camera Frankfurt GmbH, Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, has acquired the business operations of Rahn AG Foto & Fine Art, Frankfurt am Main. The business activities of Rahn AG will be continued as before. Together, the directors of Rahn AG up to now, Qaiser R. Malik and Nicolas Uhl, the grandson of the company founder Georg Rahn, now hold slightly more than 25 per cent of Leica Camera Frankfurt GmbH and have been appointed its managing directors. Leica Camera AG thus holds almost 75 per cent of the company’s shares. All parties have agreed that no financial details will be disclosed.

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Leica M Edition 60 now shipping, unboxing pictures

The Leica M Edition 60 camera that was announced during Photokina is now shipping in the US. Leica Store Miami already got their first shipment and posted few unboxing pictures:

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More unboxing pictures can be found here.

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New Leica Store in Bellevue Square Mall, Seattle (plus new stores in Jakarta and Manila)

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Back in September I already reported about a new Leica Store coming to Seattle. The locations will be in the Bellevue Square mall in Bellevue, just east of Seattle and I already got the first pictures sent in by a reader (thanks!). The new locations is located right across from the Apple Store and around the corner from the Tesla store.

In the past few weeks Leica already opened two new stores in Jakarta, Indonesia (Plaza Indonesia) and in Manila, Philippines:

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