Monthly Archives: July 2013

List of upcoming MS Optical lenses

This is the lens of upcoming MS Optical lenses (re-releases and some new models) that will be released later this year and early 2014: MS Optical 50/1.13 Sonnetar in black re-issue (Aug 2013, priced at Y109.000) MS Optical 50/1.13 Sonnetar in black paint (priced at Y120.000) MS Optical 50/1.13 Sonnetar in Leica Thread Mount (priced TBA) MS Optical Super Triplet Perar 3.5/35 re-issue MS Optical Super Triplet Perar […]

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Interview with Dr. Andreas Kaufman

The French website Focus Numerique published an interview with Dr. Andreas Kaufman. Here are the most interesting points: The waiting list for the Leica M type 240 is currently one year. The delivery time will be shorter at the end of the year. The new plant in Wetzlar will be completed by the end of the year. For the […]

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The latest Leica related news from around the Web

HRR Manufaktur is now offering customizable handmade camera straps. Leica Camera AG presents the photo exhibition “The Miracle of Venezuela – El Sistema and the power of music” at the Salzburg Festival. Interesting Novoflex setup: bellows attachment CASTBAL-T/S combined with focusing rack CASTEL-Q, Schneider Kreuznach Apo Digitar 4,5/90 and adapter for Leica M camera. MB Mini and BasicBall […]

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Leica M type 240 wins TIPA’s Best Professional Camera award

TIPA awarded the Leica M type 240 camera as their “Best Professional Camera”. Back in 2009 TIPA gave the Leica M9 their “Best Prestige Camera” award (this category no longer exists). Here is the translated press release:

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New York Times photographer wins the photo competition announced the winner of their 2013 black and white photo competition: Damon Winter will receive the $20,000 prizer and a new Leica M Monochrom camera Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder of Leica Camera AG, recently acquired a 25.1% stake in the Internet based photography competition website “I-shot-it”. Here are the details:

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“Fake Leica” camera sculpture by Liao Yibai listed for sale

The Leica Boutique (Foto Henny Hoogeveen) located in The Netherlands has listed a stainless steel Fake Leica sculpture by the Chinese artist Liao Yibai for sale. It seems that two different sized sculptures are available. Pricing is not listed on their website (available upon request) but a similar sculpture located at the new Leica LA store is said […]

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Leica Camera officially announces the release of “Leica Myself” book

Leica Camera officially announced the book “Leica Myself” (currently available in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Japan):

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Adobe Lightroom 5 now comes with all Leica S, M, X, V and D-Lux cameras

The new Adobe Lightroom 5 image editing software now comes with all Leica S, M, X, V and D-Lux cameras. Leica Camera AG made an official statement few weeks ago but for some reason I missed it and did not cover it on the blog:

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