Monthly Archives: August 2010

The First Leixpo 2011 – The Leica Event You Don’t Want to Miss

Press Release: The First Leixpo 2011 – The Leica Event You Don’t Want to Miss. West Palm Beach, FL (August 29th, 2010) – The first Leixpo event will take place on February 12th, 2011 from 9:00 am till 7:00 pm. at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre located in downtown West Palm Beach. The facility has […]

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Lightroom 3.2 released with Leica S2 support

Lightroom 3.2 is now available with improved color and noise profiles for the Leica S2.

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Leica has not stopped making film cameras (rerun)

I am not sure why, but several websites are covering again the article from the Japanese magazine Asahi Camera (June 20th issue) which states that Leica has stopped producing film cameras. As I mentioned two months ago, this statement probably got lost in translation. Here is again the official answer I got from Christian Erhardt (Vice President […]

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iPhone 4 turns into a Leica M9

First, there was that comment from Steve Jobs that the iPhone 4 looked like “a beautiful old Leica camera”. It did not take long to see the first iPhone-Leica modification and now flickr member joey_joey_joey has an even better implementation, this time the iPhone 4 turns into a Leica M9 (probably also by using a Griffin Reveal case update: actually, those are […]

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Leica Camera AG has a new CEO

Financial Times Deutschland (in German | in English) reports that Leica has changed their CEO again (seventh change in ten years). The new CEO is Adolf Alfred Schopf, 53 (update: here is the official press release with the correct name of the new CEO). The article has also some other interesting information: Patrick Thomas, the head of the French […]

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New Voigtlander 75mm 1.8 lens with M mount

This new Voigtlander 75mm 1.8 lens has a true Heliar design with a cemented doublet in the middle instead of a single element (6 elements in 3 groups), and the lens hood reverses for storage. The size of the lens is between the Leica 75mm Summicron and 75mm Summilux. Here are the details: Lens construction: […]

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Leica’s 1st quarter financial results (fiscal year 2010/2011)

Leica’s financial results for the 1st quarter of fiscal year 2010/2011 are out: “Leica Camera Group has closed the first quarter with sales amounting to € 56,176,000 (previous year: € 29,096,000). The net result of the Group for the reporting period has improved by € 16,249,000 to a net income of € 9,426,000 (previous year: net loss of € […]

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Rumor: Leica M9 Titan by the end of the year

The rumor is that a new Leica M9 Titan will be released by the end of the year, most probably as a limited edition. It is possible that this would be the M9 related announcement at Photokina. The Leica M9 Titan will be sold as a kit with a lens (not sure which one) for […]

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