Category Archives: Leica M-E

Leica M-E is still available

After the announcement of the M Typ 262 camera and CCD sensor corrosions issue, the Leica M-E camera is still available for sale (price: $4,790, or $400 less  than the new Typ 262). Used M-E cameras can be found for around $2,800. I have been asking around for a while and nobody could give me any information […]

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Update on the Leica CCD sensor issue for the Leica M9/M9-P/M-E/M Monochrom cameras

Leica published a new update on the Leica CCD sensor issue for the Leica M9, M9-P and M-E cameras – they have successfully developed a new generation of CCD sensors and will begin replacing the sensors in models that were affected by corrosion with sensors from the new generation. Here is the full text:

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Why I Choose The Leica M: Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed, Focal Point

Starting today Louis Ferreira ( will start contributing articles to Leica Rumors. His first post addresses why he selected the Leica M system: During the transition to digital I tried many camera systems and read many articles to find a camera that fit me, but when the first digital M hit the market I was intrigued. None of […]

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Leica Camera’s official response on the M9 sensor white spots/corrosion issue

Leica Camera has issued an official statement on the Leica M9 sensor white spots/corrosion issues I reported earlier:

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Leica M9 sensor white spots/corrosion issues reported

For the past few weeks l-camera-forum members have been reporting strange white spots/corrosion issues on Leica M9 cameras – see this and this thread for more details. Similar problems have also been reported for the M9-P, M-E and M Monochrome models. The white spots are probably due to corrosion on the top cover glass (Schott S8612) of […]

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Leica rumored to announce a M-E camera replacement

Leica is rumored to refresh the current M-E model ($5,450.00) in the next few months (most likely at Photokina in September). The new camera will be called M-S or M-E2 and will have the same 18MP CCD sensor with updated LCD screen and new battery (probably from the M 240).

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Adobe Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3 released with Leica M-E and R lenses support

Adobe Lightroom 4.3 (download links: Win | Mac) and Camera Raw 7.3 were released today with support for Leica M-E and the following Leica R lenses:

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Leica M-E trade up promo

  Dale Photo & Digital announced a trade up promo that will continue through the end of the year, until December 31. If a customer purchases a new Leica M-E from Dale Photo & Digital, they will guarantee a $4700 trade-in credit towards the purchase of a new Leica M when it becomes available. The purchaser must […]

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