Monthly Archives: September 2010

The new Leica 1.4/35 ASPH Summilux and APO Macro Summarit-S 2.5/120 lenses now available in the US

The first Leica 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Summilux and APO Macro Summarit-S 120mm  f/2.5 lenses started shipping in the US in limited quantities. I was able to take few quick snapshots (all wide open, no adjustments) with the new 35 lux in the Leica Boutique in West Palm Beach: Here is one image taken with the new […]

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Q&A session with Leica

The German version of the Q&A session with Leica just came online. The main points: R-solution: Leica is working on a mirrorless solution, but for financial, technical and other reasons the exact details are still unclear. S-system: three new lenses are expected – 24 mm ultra wide angle, 30 mm super wide-angle (with optional central locking) and 30-90 mm zoom. Still […]

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Last day of Photokina

Update: Today (Monday) Leica published the last video from their Photokina coverage: Megapixel website interview with Stefan Daniel at Photokina. Recap: no plans for other DSLR solution below the S2 line, no plans for a new M film camera.

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Leica X1 L’Eclaireur limited edition

This Leica X1 limited edition was created for the 30th anniversary of the Parisian boutique and concept store L’Eclaireur. The camera was designed by Gilles Ouaki (see related Leic’art). 1930 pieces will be produced, the release date is October 14th. No word on the price of the camera. Via Highsnobiety

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Leica @ Photokina day 5

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Leica @ Photokina coverage day 3+4

Some more Leica @ Photokina coverage from around the Web: Leica V-Lux 2 hands-on Leica D-Lux 5 hands on Pictures from the Leica booth And the latest video updates from Leica: Leica @ Photokina, day 3: Leica @ Photokina, day 4:

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New Leica cameras pricing and availability

So far only the Leica D-LUX 5 is available for pre-order on Amazon through Willoughby’s: The official word from Leica on pricing and availability of the just announced products: D-Lux 5: $799.00 V-Lux 2: $849.00 X1 Black: $1995.00 M9 Titanium: $26500.00 D-Lux 5, V-Lux 2 and the black X1 will be available in the U.S. […]

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Leica M9 Titanium Limited Edition concepts

Leica published online extracts of the The Leica M9 Titanium Limited Edition story book. The PDF file contains some interesting M9 concept cameras: I wonder if some of those designs will be used in the Leica M10.

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