The 9th issue of S Magazine is out (press release)

The Ninth Issue of S Magazine Shows the Diversity of Professional and Contemporary Leica Photography

May 18, 2017 – S Magazine has continually documented the expertise and inspiration of globally acclaimed photographers, and the ninth issue, available today, goes further still by presenting a new exhibit of professional and contemporary Leica photography.  For the first time, S Magazine illustrates the enormous diversity of Leica photographers in a lookbook containing 20 top portfolios. Acclaimed photographers, as well as up-and-coming talent, reveal their full imagination and creative prowess with no limitations or specified themes. All works and accompanying film material shown were captured with Leica S-System or SL-System cameras and lenses. In-depth interviews and videos can be found on the website

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Upgrade options for Leica M9/M9-P/M-E/Monochrom cameras with CCD sensor corrosion

On Monday Leica Camera announced the end of the free sensor replacement for older M9/M9-P/M-E/Monochrom cameras that suffer from CCD sensor corrosion. One of the options given was to upgrade to a new M model, but the official text did not provide any details. Here are the exact US prices on the different upgrade paths:

Upgrade Path Cost
Upgrade Leica M9 or M-E to M (Typ 240) $3,100
Upgrade Leica M9 or M-E to M-P (Typ 240) $3,700
Upgrade Leica M9 or M-E to M Monochrom (Typ 246) $3,980
Upgrade Leica M9-P to M (Typ 240) $2,800
Upgrade Leica M9-P to M-P (Typ 240) $3,400
Upgrade Leica M9-P to M Monochrom (Typ 246) $3,680
Upgrade M Monochrom to M Monochrom (Typ 246) $3,480

Update: you can also contact Rony at PopFlash for additional information on this offer.

Via Reddotforum

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Leica M3 vintage replica camera tins now $10 off


For the next week, I will be running a $10 off special on the Leica M3 vintage replica camera tins (with free domestic and international shipping). The $10 off is valid on all available packages:

Update: this offer has expired. You can still purchase the Leica M3 vintage replica camera tins at a regular price here.

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Leica to end the free CCD sensor replacement for older M9/M9-P/M-E/Monochrom cameras on August 15th, 2017

Leica Camera announced today they will end the free CCD sensors replacement for M9/M9-P/M-E/Monochrom cameras that are older than 5 years on August 15th, 2017. After that date, Leica will continue to replace the sensor only in cases where the cameras have been purchased as new products within the last five years. For cameras older than 5 years, the sensor replacement will still be available for 982 euros (around $1000). Here are the details:

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Leica digest

→ A new thumb rest for Leica Q was introduced in Japan by Yuen Co. (model UNX-8555). The suggested retail price is 14,000 yen (around $120).

Macphun released a custom preset collection for the Luminar photo editor - there are 8 completely free sets, plus 3 premium collections.

→ TowerJazz, the rumored Leica Q sensor manufacturer, reported record free cash flow resulting from strong year over year growth in revenue and margins.

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First look of the new Ruggard electronic dry cabinet for camera and lens storage

Here is some additional information on the new Ruggard electronic dry cabinets used to prevent fungus on lenses and cameras (initially reported here):

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Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017: 2,700 entries submitted

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017: 2,700 entries submitted

  • 2,700 photographers from 104 countries submitted entries to prestigious international competition
  • This year’s twelve finalists will be announced on 20 June 2017

Leica Camera has announced that the submission phase for entries for the long-established ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ photographic competition (LOBA) in 2017 has now closed. The international jury of experts will now judge the entries received and select the twelve finalists in the two categories of the competition, the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ and the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award’. This year’s shortlist will be announced at on 20 June 2017.

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