The Techart LM-EA9 AF adapter (Leica M lenses to Sony Alpha cameras gen 2) is now officially announced and in stock




The previously reported Techart LM-EA9 AF adapter (Leica M lenses to Sony Alpha cameras gen 2) is now officially announced and is currently in stock at Amazon and eBay. Additional information:

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Leica SL-system pre-owned promotion at Leica Store Miami (coupon code included)


Leica Store Miami is running a Leica SL pre-owned promotion where you can save 5% on all pre-owned Leica SL cameras and lenses with the code SLSAVINGS2022 at checkout.

This offer is valid through August 31, 2022.

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New Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG DN Art and 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lenses for Leica L mount announced


The previously rumored Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG DN Art and 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lenses for Leica L mount are now officially announced:

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Panasonic is done with compacts, will announce a new mirrorless camera co-developed with Leica


Nikkei published an article on the future of compact cameras. The news is that Panasonic is no longer going to produce/develop compact cameras and will soon announce a new mirrorless camera that is jointly developed with Leica:

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Several classic Leica cameras are up for auction at the Michael’s Camera Museum in Australia




The Michael’s Camera Museum collection in Australia is being put up for auction. They are featuring several classic Leica cameras:

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Save over $1,000 by buying Leica M cameras from Europe (all Leica M film cameras in stock at Meister Camera)


As I already reported Leica M film cameras are very hard to find in the US. It seems that this is not a problem for some stores in Europe. Meister Camera in Germany for example currently has all analog/film Leica M models in stock available for immediate delivery (Leica MP, Leica M-A in both silver and black finish):


But wait, there is more…

Meister Camera also ships internationally and with the current EUR/USD exchange rate at almost 1:1, it makes a lot of sense to buy directly from Germany. For example, the Leica MP camera incl. the shipping cost to the US will be around $4,450 (depending on the daily exchange rate). For comparison, the same camera in the US costs $5,695 and it is hard to find. The Leica M-A pricing is very similar. They even have the Leica M11 in stock.

If you have any questions, here is Meister Camera’s contact page.

I am not sure if import duty has to be paid in the US. In the past, I have ordered cameras and lenses from Europe and Japan and I never had to pay any US import duties.


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Leica to enter the laser TV market with its own products (Leica Cine 1 laser TV)



After LED projectors, smartphones, eyewear, leather accessories, watches, toys, and probably a few more that I can no longer recall, Leica Camera is continuing to expand its business and will also enter the laser TV market with its own products. The first Leica Cine 1 laser TV is expected to be revealed in September at the IFA show in Berlin. Here are the details:

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Leica M11 firmware update version 1.5.0.1 released


Leica Camera released  a new firmware update version 1.5.0.1 for the M11 camera with two bug fixes:

  • Incorrect JPG tone curves in connection with some lenses caused the contrasts in dark areas to be displayed too strong.
  • Non-coded lenses were displayed incorrectly in the user profiles.

The Leica M11 is widely available in Europe. In the US a silver M11 is currently in stock at Adorama:

Americas Europe Asia
Adorama / B&H
Amazon
PopFlash
Leica Miami
Tamarkin Camera
Classic Connection
Meister Camera
Leica Shop Vienna
Leica Store Lisse
Red Dot Cameras
CalumetFoto Koch
WEX / Park Cameras
M&K Kamera
Rangefinder
f22
Map Camera

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