Juts announced: flagship Huawei P50 smartphone with a newly designed dual-matrix Leica camera system


The previously rumored flagship Huawei P50 smartphone is now officially announced and it has a newly designed dual-matrix Leica camera system:

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The Insta360 ONE R action camera co-engineered with Leica is now on sale




The Insta360 ONE R action camera co-engineered with Leica is now on sale at the official Insta360 online store (with free worldwide shipping). Several accessories are also on sale:

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Leica UK introduced Leica Lab: an exclusive learning experience through the Leica Akademie



Leica UK introduced Leica Lab – an exclusive learning experience through the Leica Akademie:

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2021 Leica Oskar Barnack Award shortlist candidates

Here are the 2021 Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) shortlist candidates (click for larger view):

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Leica Q2 James Bond 007 limited edition camera should be released in September/October


The previously rumored Leica Q2 Daniel Craig x Greg Williams limited edition camera was announced back in February and is already sold out. The release of the other Leica Q2 James Bond 007 limited edition camera has been put on hold since the new James Bond movie was delayed because of COVID-19. According to Wikipedia, the new No Time to Die James Bond movie is scheduled for release on 30 September 2021 in the United Kingdom and 8 October 2021 in the United States. This is when we should expect the new Leica Q2 James Bond 007 limited edition camera that looks like this:

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Wooden Leica M3 replica camera update

Most orders of the wooden Leica M3 replica camera have been already fulfilled. Any new orders placed in the last 10 days will be shipped in August.

The Wooden Leica M3 replica is available for sale at the Leica Rumors Online Store:




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Ernst Leitz Museum lets you experience photography interactively





The Ernst Leitz Museum in Leitz Park, Wetzlar will open a new facility in October where visitors will be able to experience photography interactively. For additional information on the different experiences, see this article in English or this one in German.

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Zeiss Hologon 15mm f/8 lens prototype from Light Lens Lab


The Chinese company Light Lens Lab recently released a new 35mm f/2 lens for M-mount based on the original 8-element Leica 35 f/2 Summicron classic from 1958. It seems that their next project will be a remake of the Zeiss Hologon 15mm f/8 lens for Leica M-mount (see eBay listings):

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