The Leica M-mount is 70 years old today


Seventy years ago (February 10, 1950) Hugo Wehrenpfennig filed the patent for the Leica M-mount. The patent for the M-bayonet ("Bajonettvorrichtung für die lösbare Verbindung zweier Kamerateile") was registered by Ernst Leitz GmbH at the German patent office on 10 February 1950 and published on 23 October 1952. Hugo Wehrenfennig was credited with the invention. The Leica M mount was officially introduced at the 1954 Photokina show with the Leica M3 as its first camera (Wikipedia). Here is the original patent filing:

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Leica to announce three new limited-edition Summicron M lenses: 28mm f/2, 75mm f/2, and 90mm f/2



Leica will soon announce three new limited-edition M lenses:

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What’s next for Leica?

After the M10M announcement, here is an updated list of rumored/expected Leica cameras and lenses (see the previous lists here):

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Sample photos from the upcoming Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/5.6 lens for Leica M-mount

Here are three sample photos from the upcoming Laowa 9mm f/5.6 lens for Leica M-mount from Venus Optics taken with three different cameras (Leica M10-P, Leica SL2, and Nikon Z6):

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Leica M-E Typ 240 camera listed as discontinued


 
 
The Leica M-E Typ 240 camera that was announced in June last year is now listed as discontinued at B&H and is on backorder at Adorama:

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The new Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount to be released on February 27


The new Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount will be officially released on February 27. The suggested retail price in Japan excluding tax is ¥150,000 or around $1,300. The US price is not yet announced but the Sony version of this lens is priced at $1,099. Additional information 0n the new lens can be found here. Here are some sample photos:

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Wetzlar Camera Auctions #2 coming in October 2020


The second Wetzlar Camera Auctions will be held on October 10th, 2020. Visit www.wetzlarcameraauctions.com for additional information. Here are some of the Leica items that will be listed in the auction:

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