Monthly Archives: February 2010

Leica related news/links

The Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Leica Camera AG in Solms Franz Jung has resigned  (source). ThinkTank announced a new bag that may be of interest for Leica shooters: “Created as an homage to classic photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, we’ve created five soft-sided shoulder bags in our new Retrospective™ series.  Designed for […]

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Leica X1, M9 in stock now

Update: the X1 is sold out. Leica X1 is in stock right now @ OneCall (free shipping): Amazon has the Leica M9 in stock for $9,999.99 (sold by Willoughby’s): Ebay has a Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH auction with a current price of $2,700.00.

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Apple Raw Compatibility Update 3.1 now supports Leica M9 and X1

As already promised, Apple today released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.1 with support for Leica M9 and X1.More info and download link available here.

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Leica 35mm Summilux listed as discontinued

Leica 35mm Summilux 1.4 lens is listed as discontinued on a dealer’s price list. Some dealers already have waiting lists.

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Leica announces North American road show

Leica M9 course registration Leica S2 course registration Full press release: Leica will host first-ever series of experiential seminars on M and S-Systems February 23, 2010 – (Allendale, NJ) – Leica Camera announced today that it will bring the latest and newest Leica products to major North American cities as part of the first-ever Leica […]

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New Leica store to open in Hong Kong

New Leica flagship store is coming soon in Hong Kong. It will be located in the Time Square mall in Causeway Bay. The store is already listed in the mall directory as “coming soon”.

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“The Leica Camera” report from 1946 by British intelligence

The full 16 pages reports can be downloaded here. Some interesting Leica facts from 1946: It took 33 hours to assemble a Leica III C. In November of 1946 Leica was producing 1100 cameras per month. Out of those 1100 units 89% were allocated to the American forces, 6% to French forces and only 5% were available for […]

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Win a Leica S2

RedBullIllume photo competition offers a Leica S2 equipment valued at €30,000 as a top prize. Photographers must enter their best action and adventure sports images before midnight (Central European Time) on February 28, 2010. BTW, Adorama has the Leica S2 in stock now.

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