Category Archives: Other Leica Stuff

Blackstone has tasked Morgan Stanley with finding a buyer for its 45 percent stake in Leica Camera

New report from Reuters on Blackstone’s attempt to sell their stake in Leica Camera:

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Additional information on the Oprema Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 lens for Leica M-mount (with rangefinder coupling)

Additional information on the Oprema Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 lens for Leica M-mount (with rangefinder coupling) – the funding is now ongoing on Indiegogo. Here are the lens specifications, MTF chart, lens design and sample photos (press release):

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Rumors: Zenit to work together with Leica on their upcoming full-frame mirrorless digital camera (did Leica purchased Zenit?)

  The first rumors about the Russian camera brand Zenit coming back to life started in February last year. The director of Rostec Communications and Strategic Studies Vasily Brovko said something very interesting in an interview back then: “This is a very high demand product, we want to make it a luxury device, by analogy […]

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This is how the Leica logo has changed over the past 100 years

This is how the Leica logo has changed over the past 100 years – this graphic appeared in a 2011 Leica advertisement with the slogan “When you keep being different from everything, changing makes no sense”:

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The Japanese retailer Map Camera opened a new eBay store

The Japanese retailer Map Camera, one of the sponsors of this blog, recently opened a new eBay store. They have a large selection of Leica cameras and lenses in their store and the new Leica eBay section will make purchasing even easier: Check also their dedicated Leica blog. Source

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Leica digest

→ Hospice patient gets his wish to visit a Leica Store (source). → An old but helpful video on Leica Q tips & tricks. → Dynamic symmetry, composition and Henri Cartier Bresson. → Leica TL2 hands-on review by Kai. → Meet the Godfather of erotic photography (NSFW).

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New Leica Store to open in Amsterdam

A new Leica Store is coming to Amsterdam (Google translation):

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