Monthly Archives: December 2009

New Leica M lenses pricelist (US)

Update: the price of the Leica D-Lux 4 will go up to $799 (currently $699 on Amazon). As reported before Leica US will raise their prices on January 1st, 2010 (price increase is also expected in the UK). David Farkas just posted online the new price list for the US: Lens Current Price New Price […]

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Leica D-Lux firmware v 2.10 has a bug in the French language selection

Leica has confirmed on Facebook what a LR reader already reported over the weekend: “We have put the new D-Lux 4 firmware update since there still was a small mistake in the French menu. All other languages will not have the problem. We are presently working on a new, perfect version. Please excuse the inconvenience.” The bug […]

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Leica D-Lux 4 firmware v2.10 released

Leica D-Lux 4 firmware v2.10 was released today. The following improvements have been implemented: 1. Improved auto white balance performance. 2. Auto Focus speed-up. 3. Recording function with an aspect ratio of 1:1 has been added. 4. A white balance (WB) bracket function has been added. 5. [HIGH DYNAMIC] has been added to scene mode. […]

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Invitation to submit entries for the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ competition for 2010

Full press release: December 2009 — Leica Camera AG, Solms, extends their invitation to submit entries to their international photography competition for professional photographers, the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’. Applications from interested photographers will be accepted exclusively online at between 15 January and 15 March 2010. The competition also includes the awarding of a […]

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The first Leica S2 has shipped

Delivery of the LEICA S2 has begun. The first camera goes to Jim Rakete, the prominent photographer from Berlin. Jim Rakete is considered to be one of Germany’s most famous photographic artists. His work is particularly characterised by perceptive portraiture of musicians, actors and actresses and also numerous politicians. His connections with Leica are founded […]

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Noctilux does NYC

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Would you step on top of your camera?

If you have an M9, you certainly could – see Justin Stailey from Leica US stepping on top of a M9 (if you are annoyed by the interviewer, just skip to the 2:09 mark and yes I know, they got the wrong M9 picture at the beginning of the video):

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Leica X1 production decreased, M9 increased

Kamera & Bild reports that Leica has decreased the production of the Leica X1 camera and increased the production of Leica M9. As mentioned in the article, new cameras sell best right after the official announcement and long waiting times could discourage some potential buyers (Google translation): “New models sell best in the beginning and one can therefore wonder whether […]

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