Monthly Archives: August 2010

New: ReallyRightStuff L-Plate for Leica S2

ReallyRightStuff are now shipping their new L-Plate for Leica S2 (model BS2-L): Dimensions: Height 2.8″/77mm Weight 4.2oz/115g

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Are you a Leica and Apple fan? This one is for you

I did not really like the first attempt to add faux leather to you iPhone in order to make it look like a classic Leica camera, but this new DIY “solution” is actually cool – you basically insert a picture of Leica camera on the back of your iPhone by using a Griffin Reveal case: Macrumors via Gizmodo

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The first Leica X1 limited edition “Le Mans”

I don’t think this is part of what Leica has prepared for Photokina, but this is definitely the first Leica X1 limited edition “Le Mans”: The Leica X1 limited edition “Le Mans” will sale for €1690 with case or €1590 without a case. A total of 50 pieces will be available. See more pictures @ Leicastoreparis (in English).

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The new version of the Leica Lens Compendium book coming soon

Erwin Puts announced today on his blog that the new version of the Leica Lens Compendium book will be coming soon: “My new version of the Leica Lens Compendium is almost ready. The first introductory chapter can be downloaded free in the download area. The book covers the history of the company from 1849 to […]

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Leica M9 in stock at Amazon (regular price)

Amazon currently has two black and three steel grey Leica M9 in stock for a regular price:

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Photo attractiveness by camera make and class

An interesting camera ranking made by Okcupid – they let people vote on different picture profiles and came out with some interesting results: Leica point and shoot cameras came on second place after Panasonic m4/3 and ahead of Canon, Pentax, Nikon and Sony DSLR. My explanation/guess – they probably included the Leica M8/M9 models in that point and shoot category.

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Leica X1 is the first compact camera included in the recommended list for submissions to Getty Images

Update: Getty has confirmed to BJP that the Leica X1 is in fact approved for submissions to their image library. Leica X1 just made the list of “recommended for submissions to Getty Images” cameras . You can see the full list here. In addition to the Leica X1, the M8, M8.2 and M9 are also […]

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Leica M9 firmware version 1.138 is out

Leica M9 firmware version 1.138 can now be downloaded from Leica’s website. Here is the list of improvements: Camera Performance: Improved compatibility of SDHC cards. Nevertheless, we recommend our customers the “Extreme III” cards from the leading brand “SanDisk”. Improved Auto White Balance in conditions with power saving lamps and tungsten light. Notice: The choice of […]

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