The Leica D-LUX Typ 109 camera is now $200 off


After the D-Lux 7 announcement, the price of the Leica D-Lux Typ 109 camera dropped by $200 in the US: Adorama | B&H | Amazon.

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A foot in Tibet: the Labrang Monastery

A foot in Tibet - the Labrang Monastery is by Pierre Alivon (websiteFacebook):

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The latest Leica accessories from Angelo Pelle, Rock n Roll, Vi Vante, Kenji Leather and Tekiac

 
  
Angelo Pelle has created new sneakers for street photographers.

  
  
Rock n Roll has a new line of camera bags.

 
  
New camera straps from Vi Vante and Leica Sofort cases from Kenji Leather.

 
 
Tekiac has a new Leica CL stealth cover.

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B&H Photo: Depth of Field Conference


B&H Photo has an upcoming Depth of Field Conference on February 5th - 6th, 2019. Registration and live streaming are free (you still need to register):

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Interesting: back in 1968 LHSA reported Leica rumors in their newsletter


A reader sent me an old issue of the LHSA newsletter from 1968, and yes - they also had Leica rumors back in 1968:

  • 1968 Photokina: "Lufthansa has a 15 day tour for only $338 including 1000 Km of driving in a VW1300"
  • Leica rumors from 1968: "Our rumor for this issue is a new take up spool like M4 spool will be soon released for all M series Leicas. It will permit the same type of loading M4 features. This will be a most welcome accessory."
  • Gold Leicas: "Alfredo's Camera Shop in New Orleans is gold plating M4s for sale by Neiman-Marcus in Dallas."
  • 90mm f/1.0 lens in 1968: "E. Leitz, Midland has shown a 90mm f/1.0 lens"

Here is the scan (click for larger view)

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Very interesting hints about future Leica products


Mike Amos from photobasecamp.com attended the LHSA meetings in Wetzlar last year and contacted me regarding some very interesting hints about upcoming Leica products:

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