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Photographic accessories, tools and other related gadgets.

Leica to Announce a New... Smartphone?

From a Manager Magazine article called "Leica Enters Smartphone Market" (in German) it seems that Leica Camera AG might be introducing a new... Smartphone. With the name P9, it seems likely it will be based on the Huawei P9 and run at a price around €600. The announcement could happen as soon as this week at the Mobile World Congress currently underway in Barcelona, Spain. Read more below for details and updates!

Leica M (Type 240) "Mr Porter" Edition

Meet the Leica M (Type 240) camera designed exclusively for Mr Porter - a men's fashion house. With a bespoke textured-leather on its body to match the strap and a Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens, this special edition comes in a kit costing $11,950 USD. Read more below for details!

Subal Underwater Housing for Leica M

Underwater housing maker Subal is set to release an underwater housing for the Leica M. The price is €5,500 ($6,146 USD). No technical information is available at this point, but from a recent Facebook post state "SUBAL at the 47th BOOT Show in Dusseldorf announces proudly the new system of the LEICA M housing. This housing allows you to use Leica lenses, Voigtländer lenses and many others with Leica M bayonett with the Subal port system. Also the great thing is that it is usable with Nikonos lenes without any ports. So you can use underwater corrected lenses in their full quality." Read more below for details!

Epson Inkjet Printers Robbing You Blind

We've all had that sneaking suspicion that inkjet printers wasted a lot of ink, especially during "cleaning cycles." What we do know is that inkjet ink is one of the most expensive fluids on Earth. Well, it turns out the Epson 9900 is especially egregious. A single color cartridge runs about $100 USD (with a full set running $1,000 USD). In testing, on average, a 700ml cartridge will still contain about 100ml of ink when you’re forced to replace it (often they contain 150ml or more). On the smaller 350ml cartridge, 60-80ml of ink was left!


Voigtländer VC Speed Meter II Price Increase

Cosina Japan has announced a price increase for the Voigtländer VC Speed Meter II. As of July, 2015 the price will go up by ¥9,000 (~$70 USD). The current price is $225 USD (avilable in black or silver at B&H).

Wotancraft Thor Review

Added today is the Wotancraft Atelier Thor (Urban Classic) review!

The Thor is the largest and most plush of the Urban Classic line; an upscale leather wonder able to haul 2-3 cameras and 2-5 lenses. Great for travel or just around town.

ONA Launches New Berlin II in Black

ONA has announced the new Berlin II in black! You may recall that we reviewed the original Berlin bag when it was introduced a little over a year ago. One of the things we had wished for, and many others apparently - was a version in black. Today, that wish is a reality! It is available now, for $399 USD. Read more below for details, video and photos!

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