Monthly Archives: June 2010

Henri Cartier-Bresson “The Modern Century” coming to Chicago

After New York, the “The Modern Century” exhibition from Henri Cartier-Bresson will be coming to the Art Institute of Chicago from July 25 till October 3, 2010 (Regenstein West). Member Previews will take place on July 23, 10:30–7:00 and July 24, 10:00–5:00. The Museum of Modern Art in New York published also the book “Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century”, now available at Amazon: Amazon […]

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Fundraising on Twitter for Leica enthusiasts’ charity initiative

Starting on 30 June 2010, Leica Camera AG will donate € 0.50 (0.50 Euros) to the UK-based Association for International Cancer Research (AICR) for every new follower of Leica’s Twitter account (@leica_camera). Leica will donate an additional € 1,000 to the AICR upon reaching 10,000 followers by 9 July 2010.

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“Leica Camera AG back in the profit zone”

Great news: the latest financial report form Leica got officially published today and the results are better than expected – here is the full press release: Annual financial statements 2009/2010: Leica turnaround exceeds expectations New products and a successfully completed restructuring project have brought Leica Camera AG back in the profit zone. The figures of […]

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Leica M9 and S2 too expensive for you? Rent one!

If you don’t have the finances to purchase a Leica M9 or Leica S2 but want to see what the buzz is all about, you can now rent one of those cameras from AcePhoto. Check their rental section for more details.

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Second Leica M9 firmware: “in a few days”

Leica confirmed that a new M9 firmware will be coming “in a few days”. It seems that in addition to the improved in-camera white balance, there will be also some SD card compatibility fixes.

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Leica Historical Society of America visits Germany in September, 2010

Leica Historical Society of America will hold its 42nd Annual Meeting in Wetzlar, Germany from September 23-29, 2010. Apart from the LHSA Board meeting, members will also attend Photokina, tour the Leica Factory, visit Braunfels Castle and Village, go on the Moselle River Cruise, go on a Winery Tour and enjoy many more other activities […]

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Leica-M lenses adapter for E mount (Sony NEX) again

Those are the first pictures of the Leica-M lens adapter for E mount (Sony NEX) in action: For more products shots and some samples images taken with the Super Leica Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH lens head over to DCwatch (in English). The M->E adapter will come in two different colors and the price will be ¥15,000 ($158) for […]

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Leica has not stopped making film cameras

This post on rangefinderforum (quoting the Japanese magazine Asahi Camera, June 20th issue) indicated that Leica has stopped producing film M cameras back in 2009: “On 30th May, Leica Camera’s CEO said in his lecture at the Japan Camera Industry Institute that Leica has already stopped making film bodies. He also revealed the fact that they […]

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