Monthly Archives: May 2010

New Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-2 flash for Leica coming soon?

Metz has listed a new Mecablitz 58 AF-2 flash unit for Leica on their website:

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WestLicht Photographica Auction results

The results of the last WestLicht Photographica Auction are out: The WestLicht camera auction on the 29th of May 2010 ended with a sensation. Lot 544, a Daguerréotype Giroux from 1839, was sold for the unbelievable price of 732,000 Euros (incl. premiums) and is thus not only the first commercially produced camera but also the most […]

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Interesting Leica links

Few interesting links: Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 for sale on eBay for US $666,000.00 and 10 “private” bids – is this some new kind of eBay scam? Rare Leica collection from a Japanese collector, now believed to be deceased. Leica M9 case, cowboy style.

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“Like a Leica”

The artist Tom Sachs (via has the following item for sale on his website: Here is the description: “Like a Leica Limited edition of 12. Tom Sachs is a sculptor from NYC. He’s known for his elaborate recreations of various modern icons such as Hello Kitty, NASA, Chanel, Hermès, etc… This is an original signed and […]

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Some Leica S2 updates

First, some Leica Summarit-S 35 mm f/2.5 ASPH sample images from Lenstip. David Farkas just published a picture of Leica S2 camera with a mounted Hasselblad V lens on his blog and the words “More to come….”

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Leica announces new photography workshops at London training facility, Leica Akademie

Press release 26 May 2010: Leica Akademie, the company’s London training facility, has announced a new programme of photography workshops for existing and prospective customers. Based at 34 Bruton Place, London W1, the Leica Akademie hosts owner courses and introductory workshops, and will now be offering an extended series of workshops with experienced Leica photographers. […]

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Really Right Stuff now takes pre-orders for the modular L-plate and grip system for Leica M8/M9

ReallyRightStuff now has the Modular L-Plate and grip system for Leica M8/M9 available for pre-order (see original post here). Shipments will start in June, 2010: Replacement base with dovetail Optional L-plate component Optional Grip The replacement base plate completely replaces the Leica base. This replacement base has an integrated dovetail for mounting in a Really Right Stuff […]

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Leica Camera Blog – the official press release

I covered the new Leica Camera Blog already last week. Here is the official press release: Allendale, NJ (May 25, 2010) – Leica Camera, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the official Leica Camera Blog ( This interactive platform provides Leica fans and followers a dynamic space for product news, developments and related events, plus […]

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