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Classic camera review: the Leica M4.

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Zeiss and Voigtlander lens promotions are set to expire this weekend

The current Zeiss and Voigtlander holiday promotions and rebates are set to expire this weekend:

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New Leica camera 4889 registered in Indonesia

The Indonesian government agency Postel has a registration for a new Leica camera with a code name “4889”.

An updated list of rumored Leica cameras and lenses can be found here.

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Updated list of rumored Leica cameras and lenses

After the Leica D-Lux 7 camera announcement, here is an updated list of the remaining rumored/expected Leica cameras and lenses (see the previous lists here):

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Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for December 2018

Here are the top 10 most popular LeicaRumors blog posts for 2018:

  1. First pictures of the Leica M10-P camera leaked online
  2. Pictures of the Leica M10-D camera leaked (it has an advance lever)
  3. 7Artisans 35mm f/2 lens review
  4. Leica Q2 trademark registered in Europe
  5. The rumored Leica Q-P camera will be announced next week
  6. Leica M10 vs. Sony a7r3 comparison
  7. New Leica L-mount related announcement coming on June 14th
  8. Zenit and Leica present joint production camera
  9. Leica M10-P with touchscreen & new macro filter to be announced soon
  10. Updated list of upcoming/rumored Leica cameras and lenses

These are the top 10 most visited LeicaRumors posts for December 2018:

  1. You can now purchase the LEGO Leica M camera sets
  2. New Leica CL “Street Kit” announced
  3. Pixii raised €95,000 for their digital camera with Leica M-mount
  4. More 7Artisans 28mm f/1.4 lens reviews
  5. Leica increased the price of the CCD sensor replacement
  6. Leica 28mm f/5.6 Summaron-M black limited edition lens announced in Japan
  7. Old craftsmanship and everyday situations with the Leica M 240
  8. Leica D-Lux 7 hands-on: best SOOC JPG settings
  9. Leica T, TL & TL2 sensor measurements test results
  10. Leica CL camera + Elmarit 18mm lens starter bundle now $895 off
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Old craftsmanship and everyday situations with the Leica M 240

Old craftsmanship and everyday situations by Christian Robert Fiedler

In Tuscany, and especially in Florence, old craftsmanship is still alive.

Every year millions of tourists travel to Florence to see Michelangelo's David in front of the Palazzo Vecchio and Botticelli's birth of Venus in the Uffizi Gallery. They climb up the campanile to catch a glimpse of the city on the Arno and rush past the numerous jewelry shops along the Ponte Vecchio. Then they hurry to Pisa to take a picture of the Leaning Tower. The culmination of every Tuscany tour is the tasting of local specialties such as olive oil and Chianti wine. But hardly a tourist manages to see the true beauty of Tuscany and its inhabitants, far from mass tourism, in the traditional workshops of artisans and on the streets.

To photograph the real life in Tuscany, four years ago I exchanged my Canon Eos 5DII and 6 Zeiss ZE lenses for the Leica M240 with 50 Summilux. Later, the 35th Summilux was added. During my numerous trips to Tuscany, I have made unique photos of traditional crafts and everyday life, which I presented in October and November 2015 under the working title Insight (E1nblick) to a wide audience. Especially the proximity to the people and the familiarity with the craftsmen inspired many visitors. Today I work with the Leica M240 with the 50 Summilux, the Leica M262 with the 28 Summilux and the Leica M10 with the 35 Summilux. My photos can be seen at Leica Photography International and Leica Fotopark. There you can also see the everyday and artisan photos from the exhibition Insight (E1nblick).

Three years after the opening of the exhibition, my photo book, titled "Insight - A Passing View has finally been published:

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ON1 Photo RAW 2019.1 released with support for the new Leica C-Lux camera

OnOne Software released a new ON1 Photo RAW 2019.1 version with support for the new Leica C-Lux camera (see what's new and list of features, you can also download a trial version here).

List of what’s new in version 2019.1 ( - ON1 Photo RAW 2019.1 includes improvements suggested by users as well as bug fixes:

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