New Leica Q Nikki Sixx limited edition camera to be unveiled on October 4th

Today, Leica Camera and Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe announced their collaboration on a new Leica Q “Nikki Sixx Edition” camera that will be unveiled on October 4th:

To celebrate his dedication to photography and the role Leica plays in this creative outlet for Sixx, Leica Camera will release the Leica Q Nikki Sixx Edition, a limited edition release of the rock star’s own full-frame compact camera.

The Leica Q “Nikki Sixx Edition” is a rock-star take on Sixx’s beloved Leica Q camera featuring a black snakeskin finish on leatherette with a laser-engraved Nikki Sixx signature. The Leica Q will also be accompanied by a black Leica leather wrist strap, an autographed copy of the 10th anniversary edition of Sixx’s memoir, “The Heroin Diaries” and a black DSPTCH braided shoulder strap durable enough to withstand the tough photographic environments Sixx’s frequently finds inspiration in and enjoys shooting.

The Leica Q “Nikki Sixx Edition” will be limited to an exclusive 28 units, a number which has special significance for Sixx as he overdosed on heroin at that age and was clinically dead for several minutes which ultimately provided the turning point that lead him to commence his path of recovery.

This limited edition camera will be unveiled on October 4 exclusively at the Leica Store LA.

Here is the full press release:

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New: Leica eyecare is here

Leica Eyecare – Leica Camera AG Now Enters the Market for Ophthalmic Lenses in a Cooperative Venture with Novacel

Leica Camera AG expands its business activities. From 1 October, the product portfolio of the premium manufacturer from Wetzlar will be adding ophthalmic lenses to its existing portfolio of cameras, lenses and sport optics products. The innovative, high-quality Leica spectacle lenses will be developed in collaboration with Novacel and produced in France. The Leica Eyecare product portfolio will be distributed by Novacel and the lenses will be available from ophthalmic opticians.

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Blackstone has tasked Morgan Stanley with finding a buyer for its 45 percent stake in Leica Camera

New report from Reuters on Blackstone's attempt to sell their stake in Leica Camera:

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Additional information on the Oprema Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 lens for Leica M-mount (with rangefinder coupling)

Additional information on the Oprema Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 lens for Leica M-mount (with rangefinder coupling) - the funding is now ongoing on Indiegogo. Here are the lens specifications, MTF chart, lens design and sample photos (press release):

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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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