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Adobe Releases Lightroom CC 2015.4/6.4

Adobe has released Lightroom CC 2015.4/6.4 which adds support for the Leica M (Type 262) and X-U (Type 113) cameras as well as lens profiles for both the MS Optical Perar 28mm f/4 Super Triplet and MS Optical Sonnetar 50mm f/1.1 MC lenses.

ExperimentalOptics 50mm f/0.75 M Lens Kickstarter

There is a new Kickstarter project by ExperimentalOptics for a 50mm f/0.75 lens for Leica M cameras! It works on full frame as well as mirrorless bodies (through any necessary adapters). They are being produced by De Oude Delft, a highly acclaimed optics company from the Netherlands and have been able to secure a very small batch of these very rare lenses – in pristine condition. They are able to fit them with an M mount bayonet, though there is no rangefinder coupling. Read more below for details!

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New Lomo Jupiter 3+ Art Lens (1.5/50)

Many folks might recall (fondly or not) an affair with the Russian Jupiter lenses. Lomography today has announced a new Jupiter 3+ Art Lens (1.5/50) - a resurrection of the original Russian Jupiter 3 lens, "exuding the same elegance and classic compact design as its predecessor." It is handcrafted by Zenit, the same factory in Russia where the original lens was born. The redesigned lens is equipped with an LTM screw mount and comes with an M mount adapter. The results are said to be "phenomenal—expect crystal-clear sharpness, natural colors and a beautiful, dreamy bokeh." Limited quantities are available on a first-come, first served basis for $649 USD. Read more below for details!

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Shoot The Elements with the Leica X-U

Watch the COOPH team demonstrate some inspirational photography tips and ideas on shooting the elements using the new Leica X-U (Type 113)!


Leica Announces X-U (Type 113) Camera

Today Leica Camera AG has announced a long-rumored camera, the Leica X-U (Type 113). It's waterproof, dustproof and shockproof - with a 35mm equivalent lens in front of a 16MP APS-C sensor. Read more below for details and specifications!

Leica Releases Three New M Lenses

Released today are three new Leica M lenses... The Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH in black, Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH in black and the Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH in black and silver. The Summicron-M 28mm retails for $3,995 USD (Adorama|B&H), the Elmarit-M 28mm goes for $2,195 USD (Adorama|B&H) while the 35mm goes for $2,795 USD (Adorama|B&H) and $2,995 USD (Adorama|B&H respectively. Read more below!

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