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 store.leica-camera.com. 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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