More pictures of the upcoming Leica Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH lens


More pictures of the long-rumored Leica Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH lens:

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More pictures of the upcoming Leica M10-P “Ghost” limited edition camera


More pictures of the upcoming Leica M10-P “Ghost” limited edition camera:

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The new TTArtisans 11mm f/2.8 fisheye lens for Leica M-mount


TTArtisans (different from 7artisans) currently has three lenses for Leica M-mount and a new 50mm f/0.95 lens coming soon (check their website at www.ttartisan.com). TTArtisans lenses are sold at Amazon, eBay and AliExpress. Here is a quick hands-on review of the TTArtisans 11mm f/2.8 fisheye lens for Leica M (price: $369) - as far as I know, the first fisheye lens designed for Leica M-mount:

  • Soft when wide open (as most Chinese M lenses)
  • Not rangefinder coupled
  • Manual focusing is not a problem since at f/4 everything between 1 meter and infinity is in focus
  • Nice box and presentation
  • All-metal body, solid-built lens, nice built, fit and finish
  • De-clicked aperture
  • Focusing scale in feet and meters
  • Not evenly spread aperture values on the aperture ring
  • No focusing tab, but the lens has a small metal notch on the focusing ring for easy focusing - very useful
  • Focusing and aperture rings are smooth but a little bit too tight for my taste (some like it that way), I have the feeling they will loosen in the future
  • No six-bit coding
  • Built-in lens hood
  • Excellent price/performance ratio ($369)
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.17m
  • Easy to touch the front element and leave greasy fingerprints 
  • Watch your horizon when composing - this is a fisheye lens
  • Barrel distortion is obviously very noticeable and that's the whole idea behind this lens - the closer is the object is to the lens, the bigger the distortion is
  • My biggest challenge when shooting this lens was keeping the perspective straight
  • Vignetting is minimal, almost non-existing
  • There is really no other similar lens on the market today
  • The lens comes with an external 11mm metal viewfinder (very helpful if you don't have live view, no frame lines in the viewfinder):

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HODINKEE x Leica limited edition camera?


I already mentioned yesterday on social media (Facebook, Twitter) that the popular watch website HODINKEE (which I visit daily) is now an authorized Leica dealer. There is also a new teaser online for something new coming soon (12/12/2019) - a HODINKEE x Leica limited edition camera as you can tell by the URL: https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/coming-soon-leica-x-hodinkee-limited-edition. My personal guess? It's the previously leaked all-white Leica M10 limited edition camera:

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Adobe Camera Raw 12.1 December 2019 released with Leica SL2 camera support


Adobe announced Camera Raw 12.1 | December 2019 edition with added support for the Leica SL2 mirrorless camera:

Update - there is also a new Lightroom version.

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New all-white Leica M10 limited edition camera coming soon


In addition to the “Ghost” and "Robb Report Russia" limited edition cameras, there will also be a new all-white Leica M10 camera to be announced soon:

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The new TTArtisan 21mm f/1.5 lens for Leica M-mount is now available for purchase at Amazon


The new TTArtisan 21mm f/1.5 lens for Leica M-mount is now available for purchase online at Amazon. Additional information:

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