Monthly Archives: August 2011

Weekend Leica links

Rebirth of a legend – what’s inside a Leica M4 camera: I saw this 1947 Leica IIIC with aftermarket gold conversion in my local Leica store:   

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Leica Historical Society of America raffle

There is only one more week left for the LHSA raffle where the grand price is a new Leica M9-P camera. You must be a LHSA member in order to participate. Full details available on this PDF file.

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Alternative Phottix 0.85x and 1.25x viewfinders magnifiers for Leica M rangefinders

  After I just came across this new USB 3 card reader from Phottix, I realized that they also sell 0.85x and 1.25x viewfinder magnifiers for Leica M rangefinders for $69 each (for comparison, the original Leica 1.25x costs $299): Silver 0.85x viewfinder magnifier Black 0.85x viewfinder magnifier Silver 1.25x viewfinder magnifier Black 1.25x viewfinder magnifier Leica carries also a […]

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Leica MP à la carte production temporarily halted till early 2012

Robertwhite (a major UK retailer) published on their website that the Leica MP and MP à la carte production is temporarily halted till early 2012 “due to the discontinuation of an integral component“: Leica à la carte lets you customize your MP or M7 camera. The standard MP model is currently in stock at B&H, Adorama and you […]

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Leica Camera AG have sold 30,000 M9 cameras

Based on the last stament from Leica Camera AG, “There have been 15 cases of this problem, which is equal to 0.05% of the total units sold” we can conclude that Leica has sold 30,000 M9 cameras since 09/09/09. This equals to approximately 40 cameras a day.

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Leica’s official statement on the M9 battery issue

After the M9/SD card compatibility issue, Leica Camera AG issued another statement today about a potential M9 battery issue reported by several websites in the past few weeks:

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Leica Camera AG looking to further increase production capacity

Some interesting points from a recent article on Leica Camera AG publish on (in English): Leica increased lens production from 63 to 120 per day. The goal fot this fiscal year is 240 lenses per day. Leica now has 59 store worldwide. Dr. Andreas Kaufmann currently owns 95% of Leica’s stock and could not buy the remaining […]

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Leica Camera AG Q1 financial results for 2011/2012 fiscal year are out

Leica Camera AG released its interim financial report for first quarter of the 2011/2012 fiscal year. Sales are up 28.7% compared with previous year. Leica has also taken “measures designed to improve stock availability”. Here is the full report: Leica Camera Group maintained its growth during the first quarter of the new fiscal year. At EUR 72,313,000, sales […]

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