Monthly Archives: April 2011

Giveaway: The new ThinkTank Photo Retrospective 5 bag

What can I win?   Today ThinkTank Photo announced a new Retrospective 5 bag especially designed for Micro Four Thirds or rangefinder camera systems and I have one to give away ($129 value). How do I win? The rules are simple: “Like” the ThinkTank Photo Facebook page “Like” the LeicaRumors Facebook page Leave a comment to this blog […]

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Leica is rumored to announce a new 21mm ASPH f/3.8 lens

The Leica 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit M ASPH and 24mm f/2.8 Elmarit M ASPH lenses were already discontinued and it seems that there will be a new 21mm ASPH f/3.8 lens to be announced soon. The new 21mm lens is supposed to be superior in resolution, contrast and geometry. New lens profiles are probably one of the reasons […]

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Leica prices from 25 years ago

I came across an old issue of Modern Photography from December of 1986. Here are some Leica prices from 25 years ago: 50mm f/1.4: $725 50mm f/1 Noctilux: $1149 Leica M6 body: $1695 (today on eBay, a Leica M6 in a good shape costs pretty much the same) More Leica listings from 1986:

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Leica M9 Titan prototype at the next Westlicht auction

The next Westlicht auction will take place on May 28th in Vienna, Austria. Here are some of the highlights in the Leica section: Leica M9 Titan Prototype (2010) Fully working prototype no.2 of the famous Titanium edition designed by Walter de’Silva, this camera has an analog viewfinder (the edition of 500 cameras was equipped with LED illumination […]

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Voigtlander 50mm f/1.1 Nokton lens review (guest post)

Today’s guest post about the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 lens is written by Paulo Teixeira from Iʼve bought this lens driven by curiosity and considering that for the “small” investment the risks would certainly be surpassed by having a very fast glass in certain situations. So…this lens has always been seen as one for specific situations and […]

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Advertising on LeicaRumors

Since I regularly receive inquiries about advertising on, I decided to publish some information online that will answer most of the questions. Currently there is available inventory for a 300x90px (top right) and 468x60px (above first post) banners. The current price* for the 300×90 banner is $2 CPM (per 1000 impressions) and $3 CPM for the 468×60 banner. I have […]

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Top 10 posts for March, 2011

Those are the top 10 most visited LeicaRumors posts for March 2011: Fuji X100 vs. Leica X1: the gloves are off. Detailed renderings of the Leica Mirrorless APS-C camera concept. More FujiFilm FinePix X100 vs. Leica X1 comparisons. Leica M shooters, don’t forget to take your lens cap off! Leica X1 firmware v2.0 will be […]

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