Monthly Archives: May 2012

Leica announces opening of extended premium retail facilities in Bruton Place, Mayfair

Café Optik and Leica Client Care now offering a unique, personal service as part of Leica Store Mayfair experience; discreet new studio open for professional photographers 17 May 2012:  Leica Camera Ltd has today announced the opening of its extended retail premises encompassing three buildings in Bruton Place, Mayfair, providing Leica customers with a range […]

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Poll: Who is buying the new Leica products?

I am just curious how many readers are planning on buying the newly announced Leica products – this post contains three different polls for the M9-M, X2 and 50mm Cron lens. I did not include the M9-P Hermes limited edition because they will be all sold out anyway. Leica M Monochrom, 18MP B&W only sensor, […]

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Podcast with Jono Slack on the latest Leica products

Serious Compacts published a very interesting podcast with Jono Slack on the latest Leica products that were announced last week. The full podcast is also available for free on iTunes.

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Record number of entries for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012

This year Leica Camera AG reported a record number of entries for the 2012 Oskar Barnack award – so far there are 2,800 submissions from 101 different countries compared to 2000 entries for last year. The winners will be announced on 20 June 2012.

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Leica M10 with video at Photokina, mirrorless interchangeable lens camera could be delayed

In an interview with BJP, Dr. Andreas Kaufmann hinted that Leica may not be ready with their new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera system for Photokina 2012: “We can’t produce enough of what we already have. There’s a project in place, but no timeframe. But you should come to our event on 17 September to see what we have.” […]

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New world record for the most expensive camera: 2,790,000 USD for Leica 0-Serie

At the May 12th WestLicht Photographica auction in Vienna, a new record was set for the most expensive camera in the world – this Leica 0-Serie camera with serial number 116 sold for 2,160,000 EUR (around 2,790,000 USD). The previous world record  was also for a Leica 0-Serie Nr.107 that sold for 1.3 million EUR (1.9 million USD) […]

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Black enamel Leica MP-126 sold for $158,000 at Tamarkin & Bertoldi Vintage Auctions

At the recent Tamarkin & Bertoldi Vintage Auctions, a black enamel Leica MP-126 with a 50mm Summicron lens sold for $130,000 plus commissions – a total of $158,000. The complete auction results can be found on  

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Leica Boutique opens at Camera West in Rancho Mirage, California

Allendale, NJ (May 11, 2012) – Leica Camera Inc., the legendary German camera and sport optics brand, announces the opening of the Leica Boutique at Camera West in Rancho Mirage, CA. Featuring an extensive selection of the Leica photography and sport optics product portfolio, the store-in-store retail concept provides an exceptional resource for professional and […]

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