Leica related news/links

  • Leica SIS in Palm Beach has some B-stock Leicas for sale. My understanding is that B-stock items are refurbished by Leica and are sold with full 1 year warranty. The price is generally 10% off the MSRP:

Leica 21mm 1.4: $5890
Leica 28mm f/2.8: $1795
Leica 75mm f/2.0 $3095
Leica M9: $6295
Leica X1: $1795

If you are interested, the contact info is: phone (561) 253-2606, email: [email protected]

  • PDNPulse has an article about the Chineses website www.leica.org.cn that is allegedly publishing work of photographers without their knowledge or permission. Leica representative confirmed that the site is not associated with Leica Camera AG. Some of the published photos are from Phillip Toledano, Steve McCurry, Marcus Bleasdale, Annie Marie Musselman, Robbie Cooper, Kosuke Okahara, Dominic Nahr and Michal Chelbin. The site is pushing also their own iPhone app that contains copyrighted images. An Austrian store and WestLicht Auction are listed as sponsors of the site.
  • Rumors started floating about a Leica X1 firmware update that will bring improved auto focus speed.
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