Photographic accessories, tools and other related gadgets.

Photo Selbz Takes Bling to Next Level

"Photo Selbz" is a new accessories company founded by Todd Selby based on the concept that everything important needs the right amount of wrong. The first collection "Photo Selbz" features exclusive photography related accessories that were produced with six collaborating brands and artists. The products are now available at Colette in Paris and online, United Arrows in Japan starting December 6th at their Harajuku Men's Store, MAC in San Francisco and at Alchemist in Miami. More info at Slate and


New Walter Leica Nut Cracker

Exclusive news from La Vida Leica! Walter Pretorius - the man behind the Walter Eyepiece, Walter M-Stedi and Walter M-Sleeve has today unleashed his newest creation, the Walter Nut Cracker. It is handmade from genuine rosewood and brass. The red dot is made from red ivory wood which is extremely scarce - in the old South Africa, only the King of the Zulus was allowed to utilize it. The wood is oiled with London oil and sealed with polyurethane, which is approved by the food authorities. Each piece will come in a handmade bag, have its own unique serial number (on the bottom) and come with a certificate of authenticity signed by Walter himself... As it will be a limited run. The cost will be $160 USD (shipping included). Read more below for additional details and images.

FLM CP26-L3S Tripod Review

Added today is the FLM CP-26-L3S Tripod review!

A high-performance tripod perfect for Leica shooters in that it's extremely lightweight, stable and capable.

We will be reviewing additional FLM products shortly; keep an eye out for them!

Leica Calendar 2014 is Out

The Leica Calendar for 2014 is out, with twelve B&W designs of the Leica photographer René Burri. On display are photographs from different decades and photo projects from which the Swiss photographer traveled the world - from West Berlin, Brazil, Japan and the U.S. to Pakistan. The calendar pictures are those he himself has selected. The new Leica wall calendar marks the starting point for further alignment of the Leica annual calendar. Dedicated to the winners of the Leica Hall of Fame Awards 2013, René Burri, will be honored as will future winners of the Leica Hall of Fame Awards with such a Leica calendar. Read more below for details!

Full Range of Official Leica T-Shirts

Leica Store Miami (as well as other Leica stores) are now carrying the full range of official (and third-party) Leica T-shirts! These are really neat designs and would make a great gift for your favorite Leicaphile as we head into the holiday season. Check out the full line of T-shirts. Read more below to preview all of the designs!

MoMA Leica R8 Christmas Ornament

Just in time for the holidays! Something for every Leica lover out there, the MoMA Leica R8 Christmas Ornament! Made of hand-blown glass by artisans in Germany, it retails on the MoMA Store for $28 USD ($25.20 for members, plus $6.95 shipping). It can be gift wrapped for an additional $5, while a message can be passed on for free. Just so happens that today marks the 84th anniversary of MoMA!


New Walter M-Sleeve

Walter Pretorius - the man behind the Walter Eyepiece and Walter M-Stedi has today unleashed his newest creation, the Walter M-Sleeve. It is made from genuine ostrich leather from the Karoo, South Africa - an extremely durable and rare type of leather. It's easy to fit and remove on digital Leica M bodies and features a bare bottom - so that you can easily remove your baseplate for access to the battery and SD card as well as use a tripod easily. Each piece is handmade to order and available in a selection of colors. It retails for $160 USD. Read more below for additional images and video.