Leica Oskar Barnack Award: facts & figures (video)

Leica Oskar Barnack Award - facts & figures:

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→ Check out the leather accessories (straps and bags) for Leica cameras from the UK based company Hawkesmill.

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New US trade-in program for the Leica S Typ 007 medium format camera

Leica announced a new trade-in program in the US today for the current Leica S Typ 007 medium format camera where you can get up to $8,500 credit:

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Norwegian photographer Terje Abusdal wins Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017

Leica Camera is announced that Norwegian photographer Terje Abusdal won the coveted Leica Oskar Barnack Award for his project titled “Slash & Burn.” Sergey Melnitchenko, from the Ukraine, also earned the Newcomer Award, reserved for up-and-coming professional photographers age 25 or younger.

By winning this prestigious competition, both Abusdal and Melnitchenko gain significant resources to continue their outstanding work. The winners will receive their prizes at a gala event in Berlin on September 13, 2017. Terje Abusdal, will be honored with a cash prize of 25,000 euros (approximately $30,000 USD) and Leica M-System equipment (camera and lens) valued at an additional 10,000 euros (approximately $12,000 USD). Sergey Melnitchenko will be honored with a cash prize of 10,000 euros (approximately $12,000 USD) and will also be presented with a Leica rangefinder camera and lens.

Here is the full press release:


The winners of this year’s long-established and internationally acclaimed Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) photographic competition have been chosen. In the main category, ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’, Norwegian photographer Terje Abusdal convinced the five members of the jury with his impressive long-term project titled ‘Slash & Burn’. In the category ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer’ for up-and-coming professional photographers aged up to 25, Sergey Melnitchenko from the Ukraine won through against around 800 other candidates with his portfolio ‘Behind the Scenes’.

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New Leica-themed T-shirts

Leica Store Miami has a new series of Leica-themed T-shirts for sale:

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New book: Leica M10 – The Expanded Guide

There is a new Leica M10: The Expanded Guide book that you can pre-order today at Amazon:

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Leica is rumored to announce another camera with TL-mount and EVF

I already reported that Leica is expected to announce another camera by the end of the year. The new model will be made in Germany and was already registered with the Indonesian telecommunication agency under the code name 7323. Here is some additional information I received in the past few days:

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