The next 2022 Tamarkin camera auction will take place on Saturday, November 19th





The next 2022 Tamarkin camera auction will take place on Saturday, November 19th. The auction catalog is already available for download (follow them also  for updates on Instagram at @leicashopchicago):

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More information on the upcoming Leitz M6 film camera reissue


Yes, you read the title correctly: the upcoming/rumored M6 film camera will have a “Leitz” red dot instead of the regular “Leica” logo engraving. This is a tribute to the early Leica M6 cameras that came with a Leitz logo (see more listings here):


Based on the above rumors, I assume the new Leitz M6 will be “Classic” and not TTL.

Next, let’s talk about the potential price of the Leitz M6 camera reissue. As you can see in the link above, old Leica M6 cameras are currently selling for around $2k-$3k based on condition. I also stumbled upon this Reddit discussion reporting that the Leica Wetzlar Store is currently selling a refurbished black Leica M6 Classic camera for €3,800 (around $3,738) with a 2 years warranty. The Leica MP is currently listed for $5,695. Based on this, I think the upcoming Leitz M6 reissue will be priced in the lower $4,000 range (cheaper than the MP as previously reported).

Save over $1,000 by buying Leica M cameras from Europe (all Leica M film cameras in stock at Meister Camera)

The Leica M6 has more special editions than any other M camera according to Wikipedia:

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New: Venus Optics Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO full frame 2X macro lens for Leica L-mount


The previously rumored  Venus Optics Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO full frame 2X macro lens for Leica L-mount is now officially announced and available for order:

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Techart will announce a new TMX-02 adapter that can autofocus Leica M lenses on Hasselblad X cameras


Techart will announce a new TMX-02 adapter that can autofocus Leica M lenses on Hasselblad X cameras – check out the four small AF servo motos inside the adapter:


Techart already has several autofocus lens adapters (some of them are already on version III) and they do look very similar to the above design:


There are other companies selling Leica M to Hasselblad X adapters, but none of them support autofocus:


Source: Shotenkobo, via PhotoRumors

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Leica Q2 “Dawn” by Seal special edition camera announced


The previously rumored Leica Q2 “Dawn” by Seal special edition camera is now officially announced Only 500 pieces will be available worldwide. The set includes:

  • Leica Q2 camera with a unique Japanese woven fabric covering – each camera will have a different pattern
  • Rope strap with the handwritten lyric
  • Exclusive scarf by rag & bone.
  • Price: $5,995 ($200 more than a regular Leica Q2 camera)
Americas Europe Asia
Adorama / B&HAmazon
PopFlash
Leica Miami
Tamarkin Camera
Classic Connection
Meister Camera
Leica Shop Vienna
Leica Store Lisse
Red Dot Cameras
CalumetFoto Koch
WEX / Park Cameras
M&K Kamera
Rangefinder
f22
Map Camera

 

Additional information:

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New and upgraded Viltrox Canon EF/EF-S lens to Leica L-mount camera AF adapter announced


 
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Viltrox announced a new and upgraded PRO version of their Canon EF/EF-S lens to Leica L-mount camera AF adapter with positive-lock EF lens mount:

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What’s next for Leica?


Here is an updated list of rumored/expected Leica cameras and lenses (see the previous lists here):

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Several Leica APS-C TL lenses (L-mount) listed as discontinued


Several Leica L-mount APS-C lenses have been listed as discontinued at Camera Kitamura (Japan)

  • ELMARIT-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH. Black (Silver in stock)
  • SUMMICRON-TL F2/23mm ASPH.
  • APO-MACRO-ELMARIT-TL 60 mm f/2.8 ASPH. (Silver in stock)
  • APO-VARIO-ELMAR-TL F3.5-4.5/55-135mm ASPH.
  • SUPER-VARIO-ELMAR-TL F3.5-4.5/11-23mm ASPH.
  • VARIO-ELMAR-TL F3.5-5.6/18-56mm ASPH.

In the US, most Leica TL lenses are available at B&H Photo, but Adorama does not have a single one in stock.

I have been reporting for a while that the Leica CL/TL systems are discontinued:

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