Monthly Archives: July 2010

Leica M9: “We will probably produce more than twice as many as planned”

An interesting article in the Austrian newspaper (in English) about Andreas Kaufmann (Chairman of the board at Leica Camera). One of the quotes, referring to the Leica M9: “The camera is sold out for months. We will probably produce more than twice as many as planned.”

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Leica C-LUX 3 Chibi Maruko-chan limited edition

Leica Japan release a new limited edition Leica C-LUX 3 Chibi Maruko-chan camera: Product Name: Leica C-LUX 3 model of Chibi Maruko Chan Limited number: 50 Price: 77,000 yen Dealer: Futago Tamagawa Leica Shop “Chibi Maruko-chan (ちびまる子ちゃん) is a shōjo manga series by Momoko Sakura, later adapted into an anime TV series by Nippon Animation, which originally aired on Fuji Television […]

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A very good guess of what’s next for the Leica D-Lux 5

Panasonic’s website leaked the long expected Panasonic LX5 (replacement of the LX3) which should give us a pretty good idea of what the next Leica D-Lux 5 will look like (probably announced at Photokina): direct link direct link Main differences between the LX5 and the older LX3 version: the LX5 has 3.8x zoom 24-90mm (the […]

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Leica M9, X1 and 50mm 1.4 ASPH now in stock

PopFlash Photo currently has the Leica M9 (black), X1, 50mm 1.4 Lux ASPH (black) and the 1.4x viewfinder magnifier in stock. They won’t last long.

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Leica S2 video tutorials

Dale Photo and Digital has published a series of Leica S2 video tutorials: Continue after the break:

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Leica related news/links

Leica to radically scale back UK repair service Leitax Leica-R/Canon EOS adapter review Leica’s website no longer lists any R lenses Dr. Andreas Kaufmann will again take the position of Chairman of the board at Leica Camera effective July 12th, 2010 Jenoptik is “Preferred Supplier” of Leica Camera AG Seal visited the Leica store in Moscow […]

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First Leica 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Summilux shipped in the UK

One lucky owner received his new Leica 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Summilux-M lens in the UK today. The new 35 Lux lens, which was released on May 16, is scheduled for July shipment worldwide.

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Leica’s chairman: “Leica is back again”

As previously reported Leica Camera AG is back in the profit zone. Amateurphotographer published some comments on this topic from Rudolf Spiller (Leica Camera AG chairman): “Leica is back again. Innovative technical solutions, outstanding product quality and distinct design… this is what attracts and enthuses an increasing number of consumers worldwide. With its clear course for innovation, and […]

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