More Leica D-Lux 8 reviews appear online


A few more Leica D-Lux 8 reviews have been published online since my last post, but we still do not have the full specifications of the new camera. D-Lux 8 pre-orders are open, but the accessories are not yet officially revealed:

Americas Europe Asia
Adorama / B&H
Leica Miami
Tamarkin Camera
Classic Connection
Leica Store Lisse
Red Dot Cameras
Park Cameras
Foto Koch
Rangefinder
Map Camera

Shipping should start on July 2nd.

Here are the latest Leica D-Lux reviews:

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New Pixii camera model A3410 with Leica M-mount coming soon?


Pixii is about to announce a new camera based on this listing from their website that shows a new model A3410 (Pixii cameras are now sold at B&H Photo):


Here are some more speculations on what the new camera could be:

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The Leica M11-D camera has been delayed again


The rumored Leica M11-D camera has been delayed again. It is now expected to be released in 2-3 months, most likely in September 2024.

My personal guess for the delay is the widely reported Leica M11 freezing issue, but I could be wrong.

I want to remind you that the FCC filing embargo for the Leica M11-D camera registration (model 2221) was May 16, when the camera was originally planned to be announced:

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Voigtlander announced a new COLOR-SKOPAR 50mm f/2.2 VM lens for Leica M-mount




Voigtlander announced a new COLOR-SKOPAR 50mm f/2.2 VM lens for Leica M-mount. Shipping will start in July 2024. Pre-orders will be open soon. Sample photos can be found here. Additional information:

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Leica price increase coming in the US on July 1, 2024


After Japan and Europe, a new Leica price increase is also coming to the US on July 1, 2024. The new Leica price list can be found at RedDotForum:

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Update: the rumored Leica SL 70-200mm f/2.8 lens and Extender L 2.0x will not be developed in-house



A quick update on the rumored/upcoming Leica SL 70-200mm f/2.8 lens and Extender L 2.0x: they will not be developed in-house. Leica will most likely use one of the existing Panasonic or Sigma lens designs:

Update: the official announcement is expected in a few weeks.

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Leica digest #152

AstrHori announced a new and upgraded 28mm f/13 periprobe lens with a 360° rotating base for Leica L-mount.


The next Leicapalooza will take place at Tamarkin Camera in Chicago from July 12 – 14.




→ Another Leica APO-Telyt-R 1600mm f/5.6 lens report by Juza Photo.


→ The new Luminar mobile app for iPhone is now available for download. You can get 20% off with code MOBILE20.


→ The WANDRD camera bags summer sale is going on right now – you can save 40% on the Yuma Tan and Sedona Orange models, 20% on all other PRVKE colorways, and 20% on all ROGUE Sling colors and sizes.


→ The new Panasonic S9 camera for L-mount will be in short supply because of high demand.

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SmallRig announced a new L-shape mount plate with a handle for the Leica Q3 camera (now available for pre-order)



SmallRig announced a new L-shape mount plate with a handle for the Leica Q3 camera (now available for pre-order):

  • Customized Nameplate: Personalize your L-shape mount plate with handle with an engraved nameplate for a unique touch.
  • Titanium Alloy Components: Dual-sided strap holes and screws made of titanium alloy ensure enduring strength and resilience.
  • Silicone Grip Support: Ergonomic silicone grip enhances hand comfort and handling performance.
  • Unified Look: Color scheme and texture seamlessly blend with the camera body for a cohesive appearance.
  • Light and Compact: Weighing only 135g (4.8oz), this mount plate ensures comfortable portability.
  • Estimated Shipping Date: June 17, 2024

Two different configurations are available:




SmallRig products are also sold on Amazon, Adorama, and B&H.

Other L-plate options for Leica Q3 are available from IDSWorks, JCC, and Really Right Stuff.

Additional information:

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