New Leica M-mount lens precision 6-bit encoder by AkaraLabs


AkaraLabs has a new Leica M-mount lens precision 6-bit encoder they are selling for $24. Here are the details:

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Here is the upcoming/rumored Leica M11-D camera


Here are the details on the previously rumored/upcoming Leica M11-D camera:

Here is the entire Leica M11-D user manual

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Update on the Leica Q3 camera customization


The Leica Q3 camera customization (à la carte) I reported a week ago is available (for now) only in Singapore. A reader reminded me (thanks, Mike!) that you can also customize your equipment by getting cheap camera and lens skins from Alphagvrd (see picture above). They still have a sale going on right now.

See also the previous coverage of Alphagvrd camera and lens skins for Leica gear:

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Check out this (new?) official “Leica Classic” website



Check out the new (at least for me?) official Leica Classic website: “The marketplace for vintage and preowned Leica cameras and lenses”. Currently, 19 different Leica stores are participating in the program, and they ship worldwide:

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Leica is offering four new SL2-S camera+lens kits


Leica is now offering four new SL2-S camera+lens kits that include:

You will also have the choice to add one of the following lenses:

Check availability at:


Additional information:

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The next digital Leica M camera (M12?) could be 3mm shorter


I already reported that the next digital Leica M camera (M12?) is rumored to be 3mm shorter compared to the M11 (see above comparison). As with all previous rumors, I am still not sure if the latest leaks refer to the next Leica M12 camera or to a new M model with an EVF that has been discussed for years:

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Leica Summilux 50mm f/1.4 V1 classic lens reissue rumored to be announced next


I have already mentioned multiple times that Leica is rumored to announce refreshed versions of some old legacy/heritage/classic lenses for M-mount (similar to the Leica Summilux 35mm f/1.4 V1 steel rim silver lens).

The next such lens is rumored to be the Leica Summilux 50mm f/1.4 V1 classic lens reissue that is expected to be announced together with the M11-D or shortly after.

See the current Leica Summilux 50mm f/1.4 V1 lens listigns on eBay.


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DxO announces support for the Leica SL3 camera and several L-mount lenses


DxO announced support for the Leica SL3 camera (pre-order) and several new L-mount lenses:

A total of 528 new DxO Optics Modules were added. The total number of camera-lens combinations supported by DxO is now 94,427. Available from today, these DxO Optics Modules can be found in the latest versions of all DxO software products:

Discover the full list of cameras and lenses supported by DxO Optics Modules on this page. See also how DxO Optics performs their tests.


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