This is the rumored new silver version of the Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens

Last month I reported a rumor about Leica announcing a new silver version of the Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens. A reader just sent me the above picture of the upcoming lens. The photo I used in my previous post is the 28mm Lux lens from the Leica M limited edition "Leica 100" set (currently $7000 off) which has more of a titanium finish. The new silver version of the Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens will look like the current silver M lenses. The price is expected to be a few hundred dollars higher than the $6,295 price tag of the black version.

Leica is going to have a big press event on November 22nd, but I am still not sure if this lens will be announced then.

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Voigtlander NOKTON 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount to start shipping on November 22nd

The new Voigtlander NOKTON 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount and the 40mm viewfinder are expected to start shipping on November 22nd according to a report from DC.Watch. The US pricing is not yet officially announced, but the Sony E-mount version of the same lens is currently priced at $1,059.

Voigtlander NOKTON 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount officially announced

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New: Leica Q “Leica Store SF” limited edition camera

A new Leica Q "Leica Store SF" limited edition camera will be announced tomorrow. I reported about this model and posted the first picture last month - see this post. The camera will be sold only at Leica Store San Francisco. The price $4,750. Only 50 units will be produced. Shipping will start in mid-December.

Here is the full press release and additional pictures:

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Red painted aluminum Leica M-mount body caps for sale

I have a small batch of 3D-printed aluminum red painted Leica M-mount body caps and I am selling them for $59 with free international shipping:

For comparison, the price of the plastic M-mount body cap is $30.

If there is interest, I can start working on another batch and even offer different colors in the future. It's a lengthy, labor-intensive process and it may take a while until the next batch is ready:

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New Leica M-P Typ 240 “Canada Edition” set announced

Today Leica Camera announced a new special edition Leica M-P set for Canada’s 150th Anniversary. With only 25 units available, the Leica M-P (Typ 240) “Canada Edition” set will include a special red cowhide leather Leica M-P (Typ 240), a Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0 ASPH lens and a red rope strap.

The set will be available exclusively in North America. Shipping will start in late December 2017. The US price is $10,500. Pre-orders are now open at Leica Store Miami. For all Canadian readers: the set is listed for 13,495 CAD at the Leica Boutique Montreal.

Below is the full press release:

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FIrst pictures of “Leica XY” (Leica CL?) mirrorless camera (with EVF)

A new mirrorless camera under the name Leica XY was registered with the Taiwanese telecommunication authority (NCC). This is the camera I have been reported about in the past few months (code name “Clooney”, model 7323). I am not convinced the Leica XY name on the hot shoe is final. I believe this camera will be called "Leica CL" but I could be wrong.

The camera is rumored to have the same 24MP APS-C sensor as the TL2, built-in EVF, L-mount and be produced in Germany. The official announcement will be on November 22nd. Leica is also expected to introduce also a new Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH lens.

Additional pictures:

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Leica digest

This new Kipon adapter will let you use Leica M lenses on the Hasselblad X1D medium format camera.

New SHOTEN LM - FX M adapter with helicoid released (Leica M mount lens -> Fujifilm X mount camera).

This new Artisan & Artist vanity pouch is available in three different sizes (available for pre-order at Leica Store Miami).

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