Submitted by Double Negative on September 8, 2014 - 10:27am
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Submitted by Double Negative on August 28, 2014 - 11:57am
Details are still sketchy right now, but we'll go ahead and break the news anyway - and of course, keep you updated on any developments between now and Photokina... As you know, Leica will be introducing a CMOS-based Leica S camera. We've been saying that for a while. But what no one else knows is that Leica is set to introduce a high megapixel M camera that's largely new from the existing Leica M (Type 240). What we're not sure of yet is the exact megapixel count; we'd guess 36MP. And yes, despite some silly rumors - it will have an LCD. We also have some other minor details, but we'll keep those close to the vest for now... See what other Leica gear is on tap for Photokina 2014 and stay tuned! Read more below.
Submitted by Double Negative on August 24, 2014 - 8:31am
From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Annie Leibovitz, many of the 20th century's most defining images were shot on a Leica. Our technology columnist, a lifelong fan, tells the story of the camera that almost died and was triumphantly reborn in the digital age in the Guardian article, "Why I love my Leica".
John Naughton bought his first Leica when he was a graduate student at Cambridge... 'It was a second-hand M2 with a 35mm Summilux lens and foolishly extravagant for a skint young scholar. In retrospect, though, it was one of the wisest purchases I ever made – not because it was an investment (though it could have been that) but because it taught me everything I know about photography. It forced me to think about what John Berger called "ways of seeing" rather than merely taking shots. It also pulled a comforting rug from under my feet: no longer could I blame my inferior work on the cheap lenses and crappy cameras that were all I could afford. With the same kit as Henri Cartier-Bresson, if I failed in the quest for the perfect picture then I only had myself to blame. Forty years on, that's still the position. Still, tomorrow's another day…'
Submitted by Double Negative on August 21, 2014 - 9:28am
We bring you this breaking news - in an update to the standard Leica M (Type 240), Leica is announcing ahead of Photokina 2014 - the new Leica M-P model! New features include an extended two gigabytes of buffer memory, which is twice as large compared to the Leica M, a sapphire LCD cover (in place of the M's Gorilla Glass) and the return of the frame preview lever! It also features the classic, traditional "Leica" script on the top plate and lacks the red Leica roundel in the front. It will be available in black and silver models which you can pre-order now for $7,950 USD! But if you want a regular M, better hurry - the price is going up $300! See what else might be coming at Photokina! Read more below for details and photos!
Submitted by Double Negative on August 20, 2014 - 10:51am
Leica UK is recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Leica M system (a milestone we've been talking about for a while, which seems to have gotten lost in all the centennial celebrations) by offering current Leica M* owners to exchange their camera (for credit) towards the latest M (Type 240). Read more below for details!