Monthly Archives: January 2014

The wait is over: both black and silver Leica M type 240 cameras now in stock

Almost a year after it started shipping, the black and silver versions of the Leica M type 240 cameras are both currently in stock at B&H and Leica Store Miami.

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Leica R-Adapter M (14642) is now shipping

Several readers informed me that the Leica R-Adapter M (14642) is now shipping in Germany. While the similar Novoflex LEM/LER adaptor (also 6-bit coded) has been available for a while, the Leica version just started shipping now after some rumored problems with one of Leica’s suppliers. My guess is that the first units will reach the US next […]

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It does exist: Leica camera nut cracker

This is the new Walter Leica camera nut cracker, yours for  $160 (red dot and shipping included):

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Leica M Monochrom on The Daily Show

The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook Just a brief Leica M Monochrom appearance on The Daily Show. Update: Jeff Garlin did it today also on the Today Show – he had his Leica M Monochrom with him and he briefly talked about it. Clever product placement or just a […]

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New Leica Boutique coming to Camera West in Walnut Creek

A new Leica Boutique is coming to Camera West store in Walnut Creek, California. A official opening is planned for early March. Read more in this blog post.

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New book from Erwin Puts: Leica Practicum

Erwin Puts is working on a new 500 pages book called Leica Practicum that will start shipping in April and will be priced around EUR65 (incl. shipping). His books are usually limited editions and are hard to find which also drives the price up (see the current listing on Amazon US, Amazon DE and eBay). From his blog […]

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Updated video rendering of the new Leitz Park (Leica Camera AG headquarters in Wetzlar)

Leica Camera published some new renderings from Leitz Park – Leica Camera’s new headquarter located in Wetzlar, Germany (see the first video rendering here). There is still no firm date on the official opening, but based on the latest pictures it should be very soon – my guess is next month (February):

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Review: using Leica M lenses on the 36MP Sony A7r mirrorless camera

This review on using Leica M lenses on the Sony A7r 36mp camera is by Tom Grill (Web | Blog, click on images for larger view): As a Leica owner, I was immediately intrigued when I saw the first announcements of a full-frame, small, 36mp, mirrorless camera from Sony with the ability of accepting Leica M lenses. It […]

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