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Introducing the Leica Q - In-depth Review

Today Leica Camera has announced the new Leica Q (Type 116) camera! A camera that we first told you about back in March with major details following in May is now a reality. We were given early access to this camera by Leica for full testing and review - read all about it in our Hands-on with the Leica Q (Type 116) report! You can also peruse the Leica Q brochure (PDF) and be sure to check out our Leica Q Flickr group, Facebook page and the world's first dedicated Leica Q forum right here. Read more below for details, photos and specs!

New Leica "CCDgate" Scandal Afoot?

Since as early as 2010, users have reported issues with "spots on the sensor" of their Leica M9 cameras (which only came out the previous year on September 9, 2009 - 9/9/9). While this is nothing new when it comes to digital photography, these "spots" seem to be of a more nefarious origin... So-called "corrosion of the sensor cover glass" as explained by Leica Camera AG marketing person J.J. Viau. There also seems to be some confusion or misinformation regarding the cleaning of these sensors. The impact is far-reaching, affecting the Leica M9, M9-P, M-E and M Monochrom cameras - the former two are now discontinued, but the latter two are still in production - and all use the same sensor, more or less. The message seems to be, whether or not you're wet cleaning your sensors - you could be on your own. Read more below for details and updates!

Apple OS X 10.10.4 Update Fixes MM DNG Issue

Apple has today released the OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 update which, among other issues - fixes the DNG issue with M Monochrom (Type 246) files.

Addresses an issue that caused Photos to quit unexpectedly after importing some Leica DNG files.

Story Behind Mary Ellen Mark' Smoking Girl

Mary Ellen Mark was an acclaimed and prolific American photographer - known in part, for shooting a Leica. Sadly, on May 25, 2015 at the age of 75, Mary Ellen Mark passed away. One of her iconic photos, titled "Amanda and her cousin Amy" (seen above) is a classic example of her style and subject matter. As with any good photo, especially of this sort, there's a story behind it. Over on the NPR there's an article on that very story - "What Happened To The 9-Year-Old Smoking In Mary Ellen Mark's Photo?". Read more below!

Leica Boutique Copenhagen to Open

Leica Camera's latest boutique will open in Copenhagen, Denmark on Saturday - June 27, 2015! It will be operated by Photografica which is located right next door at Skindergade 41, 1159 Indre By. Check them out and get more info on their Facebook page.

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Leica on the Future of Sensor Technology

In an article over on Germany's ColorFoto website, there's a discussion by "Leica on the future of sensor technology" (in German). A lot of interesting bits on the sensor of the M and using both R lenses and classic M lenses on it, some CMOS vs. CCD and even the future of the S system. Well worth checking out. Read more below for translation!

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