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Leica Special Event in Berlin on April 24!

Leica is promising a "special highlight" on April 24, 2014 in Berlin at 7pm... Telling us to keep the evening free and be excited. It's definitely going to include the new mirrorless camera we mentioned earlier. That being the case, one or more lenses to go with it shouldn't be unexpected. Read more below, which will be updated as we get more info! Updated!

New Leica M Firmware Due Soon

The last firmware update for the Leica M (Type 240) was v2.0.0.12 released in December, 2013 and that was mostly an "internal" update, with no visible end-user changes. There's been talk for some time now that changes to the behavior of Auto-ISO were set to drop but we have yet to see that materialize. There are now some fresh rumblings of a firmware update coming, promising more "feature requests." The timing could be interesting with a Leica special event looming on April 24th... Perhaps May 24th (how apropos). What else might we expect? Read more below for updated details!

Celebrating 100 Years of Leica Photography

Here's a pair of cool videos, celebrating 100 years of Leica photography from 1914-2014. Read more below for the second - and more info.

Customize Your (New) Leica

It's no secret, but not exactly well-known (or publicized in any way) for that matter - but you can opt to have your new Leica customized (for a fee, of course). Leica Store Miami recently posted the above picture as an example. It's a Leica M (Type 240) with the M9-P-esque "Leica" script engraving. Of course, you can also apply this to the M-E or M Monochrom as well. You can even choose the color (e.g. white or red). Not quite à la carte, but some options exist. Contact your local dealer (or Leica Store Miami) and ask about it. Of course, you can pimp your Leica in many other ways as well!


Helen Levitt: New York Streets Exhibits

From Jim Casper over on LensCulture comes word of an exciting exhibition; "Helen Levitt: New York Streets 1938 to 1990s". A remarkable retrospective of Helen Levitt’s street photography from New York is being shown now at the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris. The exposition spans seven decades of her photographs made mostly throughout working-class neighborhoods in New York. Another exhibit of her works will be at the Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA from April 25 to September 21, 2014. Read more below for additional info.

Leica Cameras on Display at Carl Benz Museum

Through Mercedes-Benz news channels, we have word of "100 Years of Leica at the Dr. Carl Benz Museum" (in German). The Auto Museum Dr. Carl Benz in Ladenburg, Germany will be featuring a special exhibition on the occasion of the Leica centennial. From May 1, 2014 you can see 50 different Leica cameras and accessories from all epochs of production, including the very special Leica I. Read more below for translation.