Shooting an NBA basketball game with the Leica M10 camera and Leica APO-Telyt-M 135mm f/3.4 lens




Shooting an NBA basketball game with the Leica M10 camera and Leica APO-Telyt-M 135mm f/3.4 lens ($3,795) by Onasj (see also his previous guest post):

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I had the opportunity to sit on the floor of last night's Celtics-Raptors game. Stadium policy is no "professional" cameras (to security, this means DSLR-like), so I brought the M10 with body cap on, plus the 135 APO, and was allowed in without incident.

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Leica digest (videos)

→ Leica in love with bokeh.

→ The new Red anodized Handevision IBERIT lenses for Leica M-mount.

→ Get Leica glass on your Alexa Mini thanks to CW Sonderoptic.

→ Optical Viewfinders Explained - Fujifilm X-Series and Leica M-Series.

→ Five reasons for getting a Leica M6.

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New: Meyer Optik Trioplan 50 f/2.9 Classic lens for Leica M-mount with rangefinder coupling


Meyer Optik has a new Trioplan 50 f/2.9 Classic lens for Leica M-mount that will be the first Trioplan lens that supports rangefinder coupling. Additional info:

  • Estimated shipping date: October 2018
  • Launch price is €799 for the first 50 pieces sold, €899 for the next 100, MSRP will be €1,499 (including VAT)
  • The new Trioplan 50 Classic will be available for Nikon, Canon and Leica M (rangefinder coupling for Leica is supported)

Meyer Optik plans to release more rangefinder coupled lenses in the future.

Here are the new features of our new Trioplan 50 Classic and how the classic version of the legendary soap bubble lens differs from our standard version:

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Upcoming Flints Auctions highlights: Leica Model Ia Elmax and Leica Reporter 250gg cameras


Flints Auctions will have a camera auction on April 27th at Stoke Newington West Reservoir Centre, Green Lanes, London N4 2HA at 10am. There are 1293 lots in total and over 130 of them are Leica – including a rare Leica Elmax serial no. 360, that is estimated at £12,000 – £18,000 and a Leica Reporter 250gg rangefinder camera (£4,000-6,000):

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Leica Q ‘Snow’ special edition camera now shipping (unboxing pictures)



The latest Leica Q ‘Snow’ special edition camera by Iouri Podladtchikov is now shipping. In the US the camera can be pre-ordered at B&H and Leica Store Miami. Here are the unboxing pictures courtesy of NPC Photo:

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Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH lens additional coverage


Norbert Windecker published the first review of the new Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH lens that was announced yesterday:

"I would like to attach a point at the end. The topic autofocus. This is similar to that of the 24-90. He is fast and quiet. Only in the infinite range of landscape shots he sometimes zips around a bit. Presumably it was due to the large field of view and weak contrast at a distance. Here, perhaps the contrast AF sometimes reaches its limits when the object is very small and far away. For example, a landscape shot of a few trees on the horizon in the infinite range. At least that's my theory. But it can also be good that there is still a need for optimization due to the prototype status. But basically there is not really anything to moan about autofocus."

Another 16-35mm lens review by Armstrong Millar:

"I had to opportunity to shot a range of subjects during the time I had this lens and found that each time this lens will produce truly excellent results and will be certainly be an addition to my camera bag on my next trip. Best not to think of it as a Zoom lens but as a bag of Primes 16,19,21 24,28 and 35.. Seems like a bargain to me."

Many of our sponsors already have the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH lens listed for pre-order (shipping starts on April 23rd):

US Worldwide
B&H
Adorama
PopFlash
Leica Boutique Palm Beach
Leica Store San Francisco
Leica Store Miami
Tamarkin
Classic Connection
Ken Hansen
Meister Camera (Germany)
Reddotcameras (UK)
Park Camera (UK)
M&K Kamera (Hong Kong)
Rangefinder (Hong Kong)
Map Camera (Japan)
Leica Boutique Montreal (Canada)

Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH lens sample photos by Jason Peterson (flickr):

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Leica Thalia cinema lenses with ARRI LPL mount, new M 0.8 mounts and lenses announced at the 2018 NAB show


In addition to the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH, at the 2018 NAB show Leica also announced Leica Thalia cinema lenses with ARRI LPL mount and an expansion of the Leica M 0.8 lenses.


A small selection of the films, television shows and commercials that have been shot with the Leica Thalia, Leica M 0.8, Leica Summicron-C and Leica Summilux-C cine lenses can be found here.

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