This is the Oprema Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 lens for Leica M mount (rangefinder coupling will be added later)

This is the first picture of the new Oprema Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 lens that is currently offered on Kickstarter. The lens will initially not have a rangefinder coupling - it will be added later when the lens goes to serial production.

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Leica Camera AG honours the winners of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award in the course of a formal gala event

Yesterday evening, the two photographers, Terje Abusdal and Sergey Melnitchenko, were honoured with the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) and Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer before an audience of around 300 guests in Berlin’s Saint Elisabeth church. The international jury of experts had chosen a total of twelve finalists from the 2,700 portfolios of photographs submitted for the competition. This year, the long-established, international award was presented for the 37th time – the formal gala event was hosted by Till Brönner, the acclaimed jazz trumpeter and an accomplished Leica photographer.

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Leica C Image Shuttle App is not compatible with iOS 11

Leica issued a compatibility update for the Leica C Image Shuttle App and iOS 11:

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Shipment of Leica M3 vintage replica camera tins delayed due to hurricane Irma

A quick update on all pending orders for the Leica M3 vintage replica camera tins: I currently do not have power as a result of hurricane Irma. I will resume shipments after power is restored which should be in the next few days. Sorry about the inconvenience.

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A masterpiece in the making – your Leica M10 (video)

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10% off all pre-owned Leica M 240 and 262 cameras at Leica Store San Francisco

Leica Store San Francisco is now offering  10% off on all pre-owned Leica M 240 and 262 cameras with free ground shipping to the US. You must use coupon code 10OFF in order to get the discount:

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Leica M8 Rangefinder: Diary of Realigned Obsession

Leica M8 Rangefinder: Diary of Realigned Obsession by Carl Garrard:

Today's article reveals a personal confession of a past gear obsession and a subsequent simultaneous realignment of priorities. This article is more about photography than a review of a camera, but we'll get into that in a bit. My purpose here with publishing this article is that I hope to echo some thoughts and struggles of other photographers, and that by way of having honest disclosure to you. In short, Iím sharing because I care about the world of photography in which we thrive. Like us all, I am human and just as susceptible to making disadvantageous choices once in a while. In this article I reveal my thoughts on newer camera gear, why I've decided to simplify my main camera system, and why ultimately I chose a rangefinder such as the Leica M8 for this task.

Introduction Leica M8: Admission of Obsession

After a few years of self-imposed gear distraction which entails obsessing about petty details and specifications, features hoarding and ease of use, Iíd finally decided to simplify my digital shooting experience to the bare essentials. Iíve decided through inspiration (by way of experiences) to shoot with a digital rangefinder as an exclusive main camera system. To once and for all do away with having multiple camera systems. Turns out, one camera system is all I needed- just one camera and three or four lenses. As a result of this change, a personal epiphanic transformation of sorts occurred. For starters, I'd realized many setbacks that Iíd caused my own growth in photography. Obsessive habits- some which are good, and some which are bad, were realigned and prioritized.

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