Monthly Archives: January 2011

Leica D-Lux 4 vs. D-Lux 5: JPG files comparison (part 4)

This is the last post of my Leica D-Lux 4-vs. D-Lux 5 series. Next week I will have some Leica D-Lux 5 vs. Panasonic LX5 comparisons, mainly JPG files, since everything else should be identical between those cameras. Below are the actual JPG pictures taken with Leica D-Lux 4 and D-Lux 5 cameras. Both files […]

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Leica X1 BMW limited edition camera

What does Leica and BMW have in common? The X1: And here is the Leica X1 BMW limited edition camera:

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How to determine the production year of a Leica lens based on the serial number

Here is a quick and easy way to get the year of manufacturing of Leica lenses (L, R, and screw mount) based on the serial number which is located on the front of the lens:

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Fuji X100 priced at $1,199.00 (quickly compared with Leica X1)

Update: see my updated comparison between the Fuji X100 and Leia X1. Adorama listed the Fuji X100 camera at $1,199.00 and is now taking pre-orders. This is $800 less than the Leica X1. Here is a quick specifications comparison between the X100 and the X1: Both cameras have a 12MP APS-C CMOS sensor. The Fuji […]

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Guest post: Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 MC lens review by Xavier Lhospice

Today’s guest post about the Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 MC lens on Leica M8 is written by Xavier Lhospice: I used the Leica 50mm Summilux lens on my Leica M6/7 cameras for years. Now, that I use a digital M8 with a crop factor of 1,33x, my favorite lens became a 65 mm. I needed a 35mm […]

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After being listed on eBay for over a year, Leica MP-36 sells for $104,000

This Leica MP-36 has been listed on eBay for over a year (covered here back in May of 2010). Yesterday it sold for $104,000:

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Leica is still working on the X1 firmware update, will not be released this month

Leica is till working on the firmware updated for X1 and according to this Facebook post, the update will not be released this month (January): Some of the expected improvements are faster AF and improved manual focus.

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Invitation to submit entries for the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ photographic competition

Solms, Germany (January 12, 2011) – Leica Camera AG invites professional photographers to submit entries to the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award,’ an international photography competition. Photographers wishing to take part may submit their entries online from January 15, 2011 to March 1, 2011 at This year, the value of the competition prizes has significantly […]

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