Monthly Archives: May 2012

Leica X2 EVF2 viewfinder is made by Olympus

    The Leica X2 EVF2 viewfinder is basically a rebranded Olympus VF-2. You cannot really tell from the press images, but the Leica and Olympus electronic viewfinders are identical and the Olympus VF-2 will work just fine on the new X2 camera. The only difference is that the Olympus VF costs $249, while the Leica VF costs […]

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Fujifilm considered acquiring Leica Camera AG at one point

In a recent interview with Fujifilm CEO Shigetaka Komori, the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine reported that at one point Fujfilm considered acquiring Leica Camera AG (Google translation):

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Poll results: Who is buying the new Leica products?

Here are the results from the who is buying the new Leica products poll:

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Adobe Lightroom 4.1 released with Leica M9-M, X2 and APO Summicron 50mm lens support

Adobe released Lightroom version 4.1 with Leica M9 Monochrom, X2 and APO Summicron 50mm f/2 ASPH lens support. Download links: Windows | Mac.

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Leica M9-P and Summilux-M 50mm Hermes limited edition now shipping

I stopped by my local Leica store today and noticed that they already have the Leica M9-P Hermes edition in stock. This is the first of two available kits and comes with one silver-anodized Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens. Only 300 pieces will be produced worldwide. The second kit contains three lenses (Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH, Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH and […]

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New Leica store coming to SoHo, New York City

The upcoming Leica store in SoHo, New York City is already under constructions.

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Leica X1, D-Lux 4 now officially discontinued

Leica has officially discontinued the following products: 018-163 V-LUX 30 018-400 X1, Black 018-420 X1, Steel Grey 018-643 D-LUX 4 Accessory Kit w/Battery 018-640 Lithium-Ion Akku Battery 018-658 AC Adapter ACA-DC5 018-663 Digilux w/Li-ion Battery BP-DC 3 013-336 Digilux 2 77E Circular Polarized Filter

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Fujifilm’s own Leica M-mount adapter for X-Pro1 now available

Adorama now has a listing for the Fujifilms Leica M-mount adapter for X-Pro1 camera. There is no picture yet and I am curious if Fuji’s adapter will be any different than the Kipon L/M-FX adapter. Update: Fuji just made it official. The adapter has electronic connections for automatic lens profile selection. Here is the full press […]

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