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.


Via PhotoRumors

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New Oberwerth ReLon® camera bag series launched


Oberwerth launched a new ReLon® camera bag series:

Additional information on the new camera bags (previous coverage of Oberwerth products can be found here):

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Lockhart’s List (Leica Database) is now available for free


Lockhart’s List (aka Leica Database) is now available for free (no login or payments are required). Lockhart’s List does not include Leica compact, digital, or R-mount cameras at this time. Additional information is available here:

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Leica Store Miami featured pre-owned products


Leica Store Miami featured pre-owned products (check also their new user-friendly online trade-in form):

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New Leica price increase in Japan


A new Leica price increase is coming to Japan on June 12th (see previous price increases):

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Leica digest #150

 
 
→ New: Photography Lighting Cheat Sheets by PictureCorrect (80% off during the launch sale until May 31).


Vi Vante Memorial Day Sale.


→ The Thypoch Eureka 50mm f/2 lens for Leica M-mount has been officially announced and is available for order at Adorama and B&H Photo.


Light Lens Lab announced the development of a new 50mm f/1.5 S21 lens (see the original lens listed on eBay for over $14k).


Skylum announced a new photo editing app for professional portrait photographers – additional information is available here.


ON1 will release a new Photo RAW version 2024.5 in June – additional information is available here.

 
AstrHori will soon release Lightmeter II with a new design and more accurate metering (see previous version here).


Photo news roundup week of May 19, 2024.


Panasonic in trouble: the company is considering transferring or withdrawing from businesses with low growth potential by fiscal 2026, President Kusumi calls it a “crisis situation”.


Nikkei Japan article: “Digital camera penetration falls below 50%, smartphones emerge, market unable to produce next generation”.

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