Monthly Archives: January 2011

Ricoh to announce Leica lens unit for the GXR system

Rumors about a Leica mount cartridge for the Ricoh GRX system have been floating around for a while. A prototype was shown at the CP+ show last year. AP just broke the news that the unit is about to be announced – it will have a 12.9MP 23.6×15.7mm APS-C size CMOS sensor and a newly-developed focal plane shutter. […]

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Auto lens cap for Leica X1

I just noticed that eBay also has auto lens cap for the Leica X1 (see D-Lux 5 auto lens cap). Several different resellers are offering them for around $30 incl. free shipping. Here are some other Leica X1 accessories found on eBay: 49mm lens adapter tube for Leica X1 (aluminum) Lens armor UV filter Various leather cases for Leica X1

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New Leica S2 grid focusing screen

This new Leica S2 focusing screen will start shipping soon to authorized dealers: The current Leica S2 universal focusing screen does not have grid lines.

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Leica V-Lux 20 deal at Adorama

When you purchase a Leica V-Lux 20 camera from Adorama, you will also get a free V-Lux 20 leather case (value $125),  leather SD card holder (value $35) and a free additional Leica battery:

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Leica D-Lux 5 vs. Panasonic LX 5 image comparison

The Leica D-Lux 5 and Panasonic LX5 are basically identical cameras manufactured by Panasonic in Japan. The Leica version has a more clean design (no grip and labels). The rest of the differences are: LX5 comes with Silkpix Studio (retails for $100), has one year warranty and costs $400. The D-Lux 5 comes with Adobe Lightroom (retails for around $260, currently […]

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Leica R10 and M9 design concepts

The above video shows a design concept for a Leica R10 camera by Pirela Neuman. This is just the artist’s view on how a digital R10 would look like and is not related to Leica AG in any way (I have to say this because there were some misunderstandings in the past). You can also check […]

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More details on the planned digital R solution from Leica

Those are the notes taken by a LUF member during a meeting between Stephan Daniel and members of the LHSA from October 2010 regrading the long expected “digital R solution” from Leica: The new camera is at the concept stage. It will have EFV. It will be able to use M lenses, probably with an adapter. In the […]

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Leica M9 is not compatible with Eye-Fi SD cards

I just came across this message on the Eye-Fi support page – Leica M9 is not compatible with Eye-Fi cards (the X2 and Classic models were mentioned) and those cards can damage the SD card slot: “Eye-Fi has received reports that the Leica M9 may experience physical damage to the SD card slot after inserting and ejecting an […]

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