Monthly Archives: January 2013

Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens now shipping in the USA

The guys from  Dale Photo & Digital got a confirmation from Leica USA that the APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens is finally shipping in the US. The lens was officially announced last year, but then it was delayed. The price is $7,195.00. Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens design and technical specs:

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First set of images taken with the new Leica M available online

Leica Camera posted on their blog several images taken with the new Leica M ($6,950) by Jean Gaumy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. On Facebook Leica confirmed that those images were taken with the new M: “The blog will follow Jean Gaumy as he revisits Kyrgyzstan on a photographic journey with the new Leica M. In episode 1, he […]

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Leica M9-P Hermes limited edition kit stolen in Graz, Austria

Last week a brand new Leica M9-P Hermes limited edition camera (serial# 4337374) and the matching Summilux 1,4/50mm ASPH lens (serial# 4142861) were stolen from the Leica Store in Graz, Austria. The number of this special edition is #219 from a total of 300 pieces and the original listing price was $25,000. The thief(s) left the original cartridge, […]

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Leica M-Monochrom Soul (video)

This commercial video was created in Brazil by FNazca / Saatchi & Saatchi for the launch of the M-Monochrom camera in the Leica Store in São Paulo. Please watch in HD/full screen. Update: the original video on Vimeo was removed and I uploaded another version from YouTube. Update #2: Leica Camera AG confirmed to me that this […]

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The new Leica M spotted in Malaysia

The new Leica M (type 240) was spotted at a photo exhibition last night (January 18th) at the Leica Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It’s probably a beta version being tested by a local photographer. B&H still lists the new M rangefinder as available for shipping on February 28th. The first official sample images should be […]

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Leica Camera interview from the Stockholm Photo Fair

Alltombild published an interview with Marc Lethenet from Leica Camera taken at the Stockholm Photo Fair. The first video is for Leica S, the second covers the new Leica M camera:

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Bruce Gilden – Postcards from America, Magnum Miami (video)

Bruce Gilden traveled to Florida as part of Magnum Photo’s Postcards from America Project. Gilden’s goal for the project was to use the Leica S2 to capture portraits of the people of Florida, including the underdogs.

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Leica X2 for $1699 at DIgitalRev

DigitalRev currently sells the Leica X2 for $1,699.00. This is $300 less than the US price of $1995. DigitalRev ships internationally and offers worldwide warranty.

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