Leica M12 camera mockups/leaks



The above two mockups/leaks show some of the previously reported Leica M12 camera rumors:

  • The ISO dial on the top left could be completely removed (first picture).
  • A new dial could be introduced behind the shutter button that can be controlled with the thumb (first picture).
  • The Leica M12 will be 3mm smaller compared to the M11.
  • Large 3.9″ screen on the back (the M11 has a 2.95″ screen).
  • The large screen also means removing all buttons from the back of the camera – it seems that the controls will now be on the touchscreen, similar to the Leica TL (second picture).
  • I am still getting conflicting reports on the viewfinder: we may get a new hybrid viewfinder like the Fuji X100 or maybe even a 100% electronic viewfinder like in these examples:

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Leica digest #149


→ Panasonic is rumored to announce a new Lumix L-mount camera on May 22.


15% off Think Tank Retrospective Travel series of cameras bags.



→ New: Photography Lighting Cheat Sheets by PictureCorrect (80% off during the launch sale until May 31).


→ You can get 15% off LensRentals with promo code RUMORS15.


→ The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K for L-mount is now 40% off /$1,020 and you can get it for $1,575.


Adorama started a new promotion where you can get up to 5x the bonus points on purchases sitewide from now through 6/30/24 with the Adorama Edge Credit Card.


Leica Stories: In Conversation with Jesse Marlow.


Topaz Video AI 5.0.2 released (additional information is available here).


ON1 announced the new ON1 Effects 2024 with several enhancements, including the AI Style Advisor, which uses AI technology to recommend personalized filter stacks based on user edits (additional information is available here).


→ Leica Store Miami has a new user-friendly online trade-in form for Leica gear:

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Leica M11-D camera announcement delayed until June


As I already suspected in my previous post, the Leica M11-D camera (model 2221) announcement is delayed until June.

It is interesting to mention that all the camera pictures, diagrams, schematics, user manual, and other documents are still not available for download on the FCC website – they should have been all available on May 16:


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Peter Webber to make a film about the Leica Freedom Train

Peter Webber will make a film about the Leica Freedom Train:

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New Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN II Art lens for Leica L-mount announced


The previously rumored Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN II Art lens for Leica L mount is now officially announced:

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New Leica camera model 2221 (M11-D) announcement tomorrow?


The new Leica digital camera model 2221 should be officially announced tomorrow according to the embargo date of May 16, 2024 (unless there is a delay, which is highly possible):

I believe model 2221 is the rumored Leica M11-D camera, but I am not sure if it will be black paint. Here are the Leica M11-D rumors:

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Leica Q3 firmware update version 2.0.3 released


Leica released firmware update version 2.0.3 for the Q3 camera. I could not find a list of changes, so I assume the new update contains only bug fixes.

The Leica Q3 camera is still hard to get – check availability at:

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

The Leica Q3 camera is still out of stock everywhere, but is available on the grey market for a hefty premium

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Here are the different viewfinder options Leica is considering for the next generation of M cameras (Leica M12?)

 
 
I received some additional information based on my previous post for the next generation of Leica M cameras (Leica M12?) – here are the different viewfinder options Leica is considering for the next generation of M cameras:

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