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Leica @ Photokina 2016

You may have noticed it's been a quiet summer in the Leicasphere... Indeed, it has been. The buzz coming up on Photokina 2016 (September 20-25th) has likewise been essentially non-existent. We know there are some things on tap, including at least two new cameras and quite possibly a lens... Read more below!

Leica/Huawei Create Joint R&D Center

HUAWEI and Leica Camera AG today announced that they have expanded their strategic collaboration with the establishment of a jointly operated research and innovation centre, the Max Berek Innovation Lab. The launch comes seven months after the public announcement of their long-term technology partnership in the field of optical engineering, and five months after the launch of the globally successful, multi-award winning HUAWEI P9 and P9 Plus smartphones. Read more below for details.

Adobe Releases Lightroom CC 2015.7 and ACR 9.7

Adobe has released Lightroom CC 2015.7 and Camera Raw 9.7 which includes a lens profile for the Leica Elmarit-S 1:2.8/45mm ASPH CS lens and also fixes an issue where panorama merge failed when using source files from a Leica M Monochrom (Type 246) camera. Download Adobe Lightroom here.

Leica Announces Sofort Instant Cameras

Leica Camera has officially announced the Sofort instant cameras. "Sofort" is the German word for "right away" (instant). And yes, they shoot film. The price is $299 USD and pre-orders are currently open (e.g. at Leica Store Miami). Read more below for details!

Leica Announces M-P Titanium Set

Leica Camera has officially announced a Leica M-P (Type 240) Titanium Set. Shipping will start in mid-October 2016. The UK price is £17,500 (incl. VAT), in the US the set will cost $22,900 (pre-order at Leica Store Miami!).

Apple Adds RAW/DNG in iOS 10

Okay, so it's not technically about Leica... Or is it? If you use Adobe Lightroom, or any other imaging utilities on your iDevices... This is good news! Not only is the hardware powerful enough, it's now able to be fully used with the release of Apple iOS 10 on September 20, 2016! For more info, check out the article, "Photoshop’s co-creator explains what iOS 10 RAW means for photography."


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