Leica Camera announced a new Leitz Phone 3 smartphone

Leica Camera announced a new Leitz Phone 3 smartphone. The new model will be available exclusively only in Japan. The phone was designed in cooperation with Sharp and will be available through Softbank – the leading provider of information and communications technology in Japan. Additional information:

  • 47.2MP 1-inch CMOS image sensor
  • The front camera is 12.6MP with a 78° wide angle lens and f/2.3 aperture
  • Built-in Leica Perspective Control feature
  • Watermark function
  • 6.6-inch Pro IGZO OLED display with a refresh rate of up to 240Hz with WUXGA+ (2730 x 1260) resolution and 2000 nits maximum brightness and 480 dpi density
  • New Vivid and Enhanced Leica Tones
  • New variable aperture feature – it simulates the various aperture stops of the most popular Leica lenses: Noctilux 50mm, Summilux 28mm, and Summilux 35mm.
  • Product website
  • Technical specifications
  • Press release:

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Leica digest #145

Best Leica cameras in 2024: the ultimate guide.

→ The Skylum Luminar spring sale is now live with discounts of up to 83% off (additional information).

→ Disassembly by Yukosteel: the Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Nokton Aspherical lens for Leica M-mount.

→ Also from Yukosteel:

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Tamarkin Camera Spring Leica Sale

Tamarkin Camera is running a Spring Leica Sale:

The above prices are valid until April 10th, 2024. Call 1-800 BUY LEICA (289-5342) or email info@tamarkin.com and mention this post to get the sale prices.

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Reminder: KEH buy, sell & trade event in Leica Store Miami with a 10% trade-in bonus (April 4-6, 2024)


Trade or sell ANY brand camera equipment at Leica Store Miami: Join Leica Store Miami and KEH Camera for a special “Buy or Trade” event, held at Leica Store Miami’s retail showroom in Coral Gables, on April 4, 5 & 6. Experts from KEH will be on hand to evaluate and purchase ANY brand of photography equipment, as long as it is in clean, working condition.

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The new Leica SL3 camera is now shipping

The new Leica SL3 camera is now shipping (from B&H and other retailers), check availability at:

Americas Europe Asia
Leica Miami
Tamarkin Camera
Classic Connection
Leica Store Lisse
Red Dot Cameras
Calumet | Koch | Park | WEX
Map Camera

Previous coverage of the Leica SL3 camera can be found here;

Just announced: SmallRig cage kits for Leica SL3, SL2, and SL2-S cameras

The new Leica SL3 camera accessories

Oberwerth camera bags for the new Leica SL3 camera

Leica SL2 vs. Leica SL3 specifications comparison

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What’s next for Leica? (updated rumors recap)

After the recent Leica SL3 camera and Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 in black anodized limited edition lens announcements, here is an updated list/recap of expected/rumored Leica cameras and lenses (see all previous reports here):

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The best LeicaRumors posts for March 2024

The best LeicaRumors posts for March 2024:

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Is this the first leaked picture of the upcoming/rumored Leica M11-D “Black Paint” camera?

Take a closer look at the above picture. I am not talking about the unique, one-of-a-kind, Leica M lens with a serial number 1 out of 1… look behind it… Now, remember the latest rumors about a Leica M11-D “Black Paint” camera?

The above-pictured camera does not have the front button from the Leica M10-R black paint version and it also does not have a battery compartment in the front found in most film cameras. Unless I am missing something, the above-pictured camera could really be the rumored Leica M11-D “Black Paint”. If you also know that Instagram account’s owner, everything will make even more sense…

For comparison, here are a few existing black paint cameras (M10-R, M-P 240, MP):

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