The latest Leica accessories

→ The Really Right Stuff L-plate and grip for Leica M10 are now in stock.

→ New: UHL "Blackbird" for Leica M. Built for use with almost every M, past and present (except M5).

MZero cases for Leica M10 cameras.

→ New camera bags from Gitzo and Oberwerth.

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Rumors: Zenit to work together with Leica on their upcoming full-frame mirrorless digital camera (did Leica purchased Zenit?)

The first rumors about the Russian camera brand Zenit coming back to life started in February last year. The director of Rostec Communications and Strategic Studies Vasily Brovko said something very interesting in an interview back then:

"This is a very high demand product, we want to make it a luxury device, by analogy with the Leica"

A few months later rumors started floating on the Web about new Zenit lenses (including a new Zenitar 50mm f/0.95 E full-frame E-mount lens).

Fast forward to August 2017 when Zenit dropped another bomb - they are planning to release a new full-frame mirrorless digital camera in 2018:

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Capture One 10.2 released with preliminary Leica M10 support

Capture One 10.2 released with support for the following Leica cameras and lenses:

  • Leica M Monochrome
  • Leica M10 (Preliminary)
  • Leica M-P
  • Leica Elmar-M 24mm f/3.8 ASPH
  • Leica Summilux-M 21mm f1.4 ASPH
  • Leica Summilux-M 24mm f/1.4 ASPH
  • Leica Super-Elmar-M 18mm f3.8 ASPH
  • Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH
  • Leica Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21mm f/4 ASPH

The release notes can be found here. Capture One can be purchased at Amazon and B&H. Additional information on what exactly is supported can be found here (click for larger view):

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This is the Oprema Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 lens for Leica M mount (rangefinder coupling will be added later)

This is the first picture of the new Oprema Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 lens that is currently offered on Kickstarter. The lens will initially not have a rangefinder coupling - it will be added later when the lens goes to serial production.

Via PhotoRumors

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Leica Camera AG honours the winners of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award in the course of a formal gala event

Yesterday evening, the two photographers, Terje Abusdal and Sergey Melnitchenko, were honoured with the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) and Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer before an audience of around 300 guests in Berlin’s Saint Elisabeth church. The international jury of experts had chosen a total of twelve finalists from the 2,700 portfolios of photographs submitted for the competition. This year, the long-established, international award was presented for the 37th time – the formal gala event was hosted by Till Brönner, the acclaimed jazz trumpeter and an accomplished Leica photographer.

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Leica C Image Shuttle App is not compatible with iOS 11

Leica issued a compatibility update for the Leica C Image Shuttle App and iOS 11:

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Shipment of Leica M3 vintage replica camera tins delayed due to hurricane Irma

A quick update on all pending orders for the Leica M3 vintage replica camera tins: I currently do not have power as a result of hurricane Irma. I will resume shipments after power is restored which should be in the next few days. Sorry about the inconvenience.

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