New Leica Camera subsidiary: LC Light & Imaging Systems

Here is the full press release on the new Leica Camera subsidiary I mentioned a few days ago:

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Latest Leica US rebates still ongoing despite the upcoming price increase

Just a reminder that in addition to the upcoming Leica price increase in the US on May 1st, the latest Leica rebates are still valid until June 30th:

Other ongoing Leica deals:

  • Leica M Typ 262 lens kits - check the latest pricing at B&H and Adorama
  • Leica M7 starter set - check the latest pricing at B&H and Adorama
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Leica price increase in the US: the full list with new pricing

Here is the full list of Leica products that will get a price increase on May 1st as I already reported yesterday (courtesy of Leica Store Miami):

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Leica price increase coming to the US on May 1st, M10 goes up by $300

Leica will raise most of their US prices on May 1st. I do not have the full list, but here is what to expect:

  • Leica M10: up by $300
  • Leica M Typ 262: up by $200
  • Many of the Leica M10 accessories are going up in price as well, for example the M10 thumb support is going up by $45
  • Leica 007 Typ 007: up by $1,700
  • Most of the Leica M lenses (except the Summarits) are going up by $100, here are a few examples:
    • Leica Summaron 25mm f/5.6: up by $100
    • Leica Elmarit 21mm f/3.4: up by $100
    • Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95: up by $100
    • Leica Summilux 50mm f/1.4: up by $100

Update: see this post for the full/new price list.

If you haven't noticed yet, prices of photo gear have been going up for a while now and will continue to do so as the industry continue to shrink. If you are planning to buy a new Leica camera, lens or accessory, I recommend you place an order before the end of this month:

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Leica Online Store launched in Germany

You can now buy Leica products directly from the company's website in Germany at Interesting to note that the Leica M10 camera is not available for sale online. The online store includes also sport optics and accessories.

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Bashert Jewelry and LeicaRumors present a new collection of sterling silver soft release buttons

I have been working for a while with Bashert Jewelry on designing a new set of sterling silver soft release buttons for Leica and other cameras. Bashert Jewelry is a small designer jewelry e-boutique located in Florida.

Today we are launching 6 different designs that are now available for pre-order for $199. These are hand-made, unique pieces that will be available in limited quantities. After the pre-order period is over, the price will go up to $249. Here are the direct links:

Additional information:

  • Sterling Silver 925
  • Ethically sourced, 100% Recycled Silver and Precious Metals
  • Made in the USA
  • Exclusive, Original designs (not available for sale anywhere else)
  • Limited edition (only 100 pieces per design), Certificate of Authenticity
  • Free Shipping in the US (international shipping also available)
  • Handcrafted items 
  • Custom designs available upon request

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Leica digest

→ New book: "Barnack's Erste Leica" (available at Amazon Germany, Amazon US and Amazon UK, English version coming soon).

Anna Baldazzi's Leica M3 camera sold for £3,125 (around $3,900) at Bonhams.

Leica camera leather keychains available for sale on eBay.

→ Just announced: another adapter for using Leica lenses on Sony cameras.

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