The black Leica MP 0.72 rangefinder film camera will be in stock in… June 2027

The black Leica MP 0.72 rangefinder film camera is expected to be in stock at B&H Photo on June 2, 2027.

The Leica MP has been very hard to find in the last few years and there were even some rumors that the model is no longer in production and will be discontinued soon.

Adorama lists the black Leica MP with a “Slight Delay. Usually ships within 2-5 Days” but I don’t think this is accurate:

The newer Leica M-A (Typ 127) film camera is also out of stock at B&H and Adorama. The M-A is the latest film rangefinder introduced by Leica – it doesn’t have a light meter and is fully mechanical (if does not need batteries to operate).

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Leica Camera relocating North American Headquarters to Alfred Sanzari’s Glenpointe campus in Teaneck, New Jersey (plus a list of previous locations)

Leica Camera is relocating its North American Headquarters to the Alfred Sanzari’s Glenpointe campus (Teaneck, New Jersey):

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Xiaomi and Leica Camera present their first jointly developed products (Xiaomi 12S Ultra)

Xiaomi and Leica Camera present their first jointly developed products

The Xiaomi 12S Series “co-engineered with Leica” was officially launched in China today. In particular, the camera of the flagship model, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, sets a new standard in the area of smartphone photography.

Wetzlar, 4 July 2022. In May of this year, Xiaomi, one of the world’s leading smartphone companies, and Leica Camera AG publicly announced their strategic partnership in the mobile imaging segment. Now, the first products jointly developed by the two companies, the Xiaomi 12S series ‘co-engineered with Leica’, have been presented to the Chinese market.

For more than 100 years, Leica has stood for photographic excellence, best picture quality and the fine art of German precision engineering. ‘For almost a decade now, we have been successfully incorporating our know-how into camera systems in the smartphone segment, thereby repeatedly demonstrating our expertise and activities in future-oriented technology fields such as image processing, image quality tuning and computational imaging. Today, we and Xiaomi have come together to present the beginning of a new era in the world of smartphone photography. In particular the jointly developed flagship model, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, illustrates the innovative power of both companies, and will delight our customers with a camera module that offers them exceptional imaging quality, the classic Leica image look and unlimited creative freedom’, explains Matthias Harsch, CEO of Leica Camera AG.

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The Leica Witnesses Photographers Call

Successful Leica campaign moves into the next chapter

“The World Deserves Witnesses” – in 2021, Leica adopted this motto to launch a successful brand campaign, celebrating the art of photography as a witness to the world. With the likes of Joel Meyerowitz, Steve McCurry and Elliott Erwitt, the greats of photography bore testimony to our world, while emerging talents and distinguished photojournalists also contributed their share. The particularity of “The World Deserves Witnesses” campaign is that Leica does not commission any pieces, but curates the existing work of photographers who are eye-witnesses of our times. Leica is now calling photographers of all ages, using any equipment to become witnesses, and to submit their work centred around the themes “Joy” and “Hope”. The deadline for submissions is 30th September 2022.

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Leica price increase in Europe

The previously rumored Leica price increase in Europe is now official. Some Leica stores have already shared the new pricing – here is an example: the hard-to-find Leica MP camera is now €5,050 instead of €4.800 (a few more examples can be found here).

Check the new European  Leica prices at:

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Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for June 2022

These are the top 10 most visited LeicaRumors posts for June 2022:

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Open box Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical lens now available for $1,000 less

An open box Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical lens is now available at Adorama for $6,995 – this is $1,000 less than the original price of $7,895:

You can get the same price also at Amazon:

Previous coverage of the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical lens can be found here:

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Officially announced: Insta360 ONE RS 1-inch 360 edition camera co-engineered with Leica

The previously reported new Insta360 ONE RS 1-inch 360 edition camera co-engineered with Leica is now officially announced:

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