Leitz Park 2018 opening event starts tomorrow (Friday)


The Leitz Park 2018 opening event starts tomorrow (Friday) at 1:30pm EST. I will try to cover the most important developments and new product announcements here on the blog and on social media. you can follow Leica Rumors at:

Stay tuned! Here is what to expect:

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Breaking: Leica L1 and L2 watches announced




Apparently, Leica Camera is getting into the watch business... I never thought I will write that sentence in my life, but this is where we are today: the company announced their first two watches under names Leica  L1 and Leica L2.

The new Leica watches are designed and manufactured by Ernst Leitz Werkstätten. Both variants are designed by Professor Achim Heine. Both the front glass and the back case cover are made of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, with the front being anti-reflective on both sides. Each model also has the patented push-piece crown with a corresponding status display on the dial. Both models will be available in selected Leica Stores as well as at watch dealers worldwide from autumn 2018.

Additional information on the Leica L1 and L2 watches:

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This is the Leica M10 Edition Zagato camera


This is the first leaked picture of the previously rumored Leica M10 Edition Zagato camera. I expect the official announcement to be in the next few days during the Leitz Park opening event this weekend.

Stay tuned for a detailed coverage of all Leica announcements in the next few days.

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Rumors: the next 7Artisans lens for Leica M-mount will be wide angle


I received some information that the next 7Artisans lens for Leica M-mount will be wide angle. My personal guess is 24mm or 28mm. Currently 7Artisans has two lenses (35mm f/2 and a 50mm f/1.1) with rangefinder coupling:

7Artisans 35mm f/2 lens review (comparison with the Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH)

7Artisans 50mm f/1.1 Leica M-mount lens review

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Alpa announced a new lens module for Leica M lenses


Alpa announced a new lens module for Leica M lenses that will offer the possibility to adapt Leica M lenses to Alpa medium format cameras (with some vignetting):

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Additional information on  Leica Camera’s new interactive multi-content campaign ‘Illuminated’


Some additional information on  Leica Camera’s new interactive multi-content campaign ‘Illuminated’, where seven photographers will each travel to a city previously unknown to them with a Leica Q camera.

Each photographer has been tasked to discover the city, its people and culture, and to document what they see from new angles and perspectives. The Leica Q will be passed on from one photographer to the next at the end of each trip for the next photographer’s journey of discovery. From there, each photographer will create a pictorial portfolio and publish it on the website - https://illuminated.leica-camera.com/.

Photographs from New York City, Singapore and Sydney can already be found on the website and those who are interested can immerse themselves in the content that has been captured. Additional cities will be featured throughout the course of the year.

Additional information can be found in the press release below:

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The upcoming Instant Magny 35 Instant Back will fit Leica M film cameras

The new the Instant Magny 35 Instant Back enables you to use SLR and rangefinder film cameras to capture instant photographs without any additional modifications. The Instant Magny 35 is developed by NINM Lab and is compatible with over 35 most common models from 5 major brands of 135 SLR and rangefinder film cameras. The supported models include: Nikon FM/FE/FA, Leica M, Olympus OM, Pentax M, and Canon A:


The Instant Magny 35 will be launched on Kickstarter tomorrow. Pricing will start from US$99. The full press release can be found here.

Additional pictures of the Instant Magny 35 Instant Back attached to a Leica M cameras

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