Monthly Archives: March 2013

Leica M type 240 sample images

I had the chance to borrow the new M from the Leica Store in Miami for a quick walk around Miracle Mile. The full resolution JPG images (straight out of the camera) can be found on flickr. The DNG files can be downloaded here.

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Leica Camera AG opens new plant in Portugal

Leica Camera AG opened a new plant in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. The new 52,000 m2 facility with a price tag of approximately EUR 23 million (USD 30 million) will employ 720 people. The Leica Portugal division was initially founded in 1973. No details were given as to what products will be manufacturer at the new factory.

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Leica M video reviews

A new video review of the Leica M just got published by The Camera Store. If you are interested in the video capabilities of the new M, check also this post by Cinema5d:

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Photos of the upcoming Leitz Park in Wetzlar

The German website published a series of photos from the ongoing construction of the new Leitz Park in Wetzlar. The project is scheduled to be completed by November 2013. The new building will be around 27,000 m².

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Leica Store Miami grand opening

Leica Camera has scheduled several different events for the grand opening of their latest Leica Store in Miami. There will be lectures by Alessandra Sanguinetti and Bruce Gilden, the store gallery will feature work from Magnum’s photographic project “Postcards from America”, several photo walks will be available where you will be able to try different Leica cameras (the new Leica M is available […]

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New: Photographer’s Guide to the Leica D-Lux 6 book

White Knight Press has released its newest camera guide book, Photographer’s Guide to the Leica D-Lux 6: Getting the Most from Leica’s Advanced Compact Camera. The book is currently available on Amazon as a paperback ($23.30) or Kindle edition ($9.99).

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New Minox classic miniature Leica camera replica announced

Minox introduced a new version of their classic miniature Leica camera replica (1:3 scale). The DCC 14.0 has a 14MP sensor, 2” LCD screen and a $239 price tag. Technical specifications:

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Leica M type 240 DxoMark score: better than the M9, not as good as Nikon’s full frame cameras

DxOMark published their test results for the new Leica M type 240 camera. The latest digital rangefinder from Leica show significant improvements over the previous M9 model, but the full frame cameras from Nikon still show slightly better dynamic range and low light capabilities: “The latest 24-megapixel CMOS sensor offers not only six million extra […]

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