Monthly Archives: August 2012

Leica’s “Visual Gallery” during Photokina

Leica Camera AG issued a press release in German language about their upcoming “Visual Gallery” during the Photokina exhibition in Cologne. Here is the computer translation:

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Leica M Monochrom updates

With the Leica M Monochrome cameras already chipping in Europe, the first sample and previews are already starting to show up online. Here is a Leica Monochrom hands-on video field test from The Camera Store:

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Leica US offers up to $1,000 discount for Leica M9 and M9-P cameras

This is something you don’t see every day: Leica Camera USA announced a promotion where buyers of a new Leica M9 and M9-P cameras can get up to $1,000 gift card that can be applied to the purchase price of the camera. Here are the details from Dale Photo & Digtial: $500 Instant Gift Card with the […]

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Leica’s 1st quarter financial results: the company holds its ground in a difficult economic environment

Leica Camera AG released their financial results for the 1st quarter of the fiscal 2012/2013 year. The key numbers: Sales are down 0.8 % at € 71.7 million (corresponding period last year: € 72.3 million) Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) after the first quarter: € 15.3 million (corresponding period last year: € 16.5 million). The EBIT margin decreased thus […]

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Leica M Monochrom now shipping in Europe

The first batch of Leica M Monochrome cameras are already shipping in Europe. US deliveries are expected to start at the end of August. The unboxing video is already online:

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Leica custom camera jewelry

The Japanese designer Jay Tsijimura creates custom handmade jewelry for Leica cameras. The two different sets are made out of 925 silver and contain hot shoe cover and soft release button:

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Leica event on September 17 in Cologne

Leica has scheduled an exclusive event in Cologne on September 17th, 2012 (the day before the start of the Photokina 2012 show). The expectations are for a new Leica M10, S3, D-Lux 6, V-Lux 4 and maybe even a redesigned Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH and a new 28mm Summilux-M f/1.4.

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Bruce Davidson: A lifetime with Leica (video)

Bruce Davidson: A Lifetime with Leica from Leica Camera on Vimeo. Renowned photojournalist and Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson has been acclaimed for over half a century for his searing images of street gangs, circus performers and the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, all captured with a remarkable directness, truth and power that transcends the […]

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